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Misuse of firearms: Nigeria Police to use taser, stun guns – IGP

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are in the process of acquiring and deploying less lethal weaponry during operations. Mr Adamu made this known on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital, at the inauguration of a Zonal Security Stakeholders’ Forum, a community policing concept for the Police Zone XI comprising […]

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Help us combat Boko Haram, Nigeria begs Russia

The Nigerian Government has solicited the cooperation of Russia to eliminate the Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin countries. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali made the appeal on Wednesday at the 8th Moscow “Conference on International Security.’’ Dan-Ali also sought Russia’s cooperation in securing the maritime domain of the Gulf of […]

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EFCC arrests ponzi scheme operator who ‘defrauded Nigerians of N7bn’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Babagana Dalori, chief executive officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians through a ponzi scheme. The commission said 27,400 Nigerians lost N7 billion through fake promises of high returns on their investment in Dalori’s companies. In a statement, Tony Orilade, EFCC […]

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Church members cheer as Apostle Suleman acquires private jet (Photos)

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has acquired a private jet. It was learnt that the fiery preacher acquired the jet last week. Omega Fire Ministry Dubai Facebook page also published pictures and a video of Suleman inside his newly purchased jet. The post reads in part, “Join us as […]

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‘Killing of Briton in Kaduna symptom of failing nation’

The killing of Faye Mooney, a Briton, and others at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State is a manifestation of a failing state, Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central Senator has said. The castle falls under the senatorial district the senator represents in the Senate. Describing the attack as barbaric and gruesome, Mr Sani said the murder reflects […]

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Some creams are causing cancer, diabetes, hypertension — NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has urged Nigerians to watch the type of food they eat and body creams they use as some of them are causes of kidney failure, diabetics, cancer and hypertension. The Director, Public Affairs, NAFDAC,  Abubakar Jimoh, disclosed this to journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State, at […]

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Finance minister defends Nigeria’s rising debts

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says while government borrows to deliver on its promises, it was also mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of the country’s annual earnings. Mrs Ahmed said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side-line of the just […]

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Saraki, Dogara padded budgets for four years – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, of allegedly hijacking and padding national budgets for the four years that the party had been in power. He claimed that the two presiding […]

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Aisha to establish Muhammadu Buhari University

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town haLl meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the […]

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I never called for an end to SARS – Yomi SARS

Police officer cum music artiste, Abayomi Ekundayo, aka Yomi SARS, has said that there was no time he joined the campaign to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Recall that a video surfaced online where he was caught on camera, calling for an end to SARS. Yomi told Sunday Scoop that as a policeman, he couldn’t […]

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Snakes force Liberian President out of office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. “It’s just […]

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Buhari spends one year, 39 days abroad in three years, 10 months

With few weeks to the end of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has spent a total of 404 days (a year and 39 days) travelling to 33 countries on four continents in about four years of his first term in office. The country he visited the most was the United Kingdom where […]

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Nigeria now spending N1.86bn on subsidy daily

Nigeria could be spending as much as N1.86 billion on subsidy daily going by the current landing cost of petrol which is N180 per litre, TheCable Petrobarometer can report. Speaking on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria show, Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources, said the landing cost of petrol is now N180 per […]

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Defection: Court sacks Nigerian senator

The Federal High Court has declared the Ebonyi South Senatorial District seat being occupied by Sonni Ogbuoji vacant and ordered him to vacate the seat immediately. The judgment was delivered on Tuesday by Justice Akintola Aluko of the Abakaliki Division of the court. It held that Mr Ogbuoji flouted section 68(1)g of the 1999 Constitution […]

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Priest banished over wife’s pageant photos

A Russian Orthodox priest has been removed from his post and sent to work in a remote village after his wife took part in a beauty contest, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported. The secretary of the Magnitogorsk episcopate told RIA Novosti that the priest’s wife, Oksana Zotova, performed a Brazilian dance in carnival […]

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Apologise for calling me a gay, or face the court – Actor, Ik Ogbonna

Nollywood actor, Ik Ogbonna, is set to sue a Nigerian video blogger based in the United States, Joyce Boakye also known as Bold Pink (on instagram) for defamation of character. Ogbonna, through his lawyers is demanding an apology from the vlogger who called him a gay on the social media. In her video, the vlogger […]

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Club ‘bans’ players from taking photos with Drake

His album “Scorpion” smashed records last year, but more recently rapper Drake is said to be bringing a poisonous touch to football club’s around the world. The Canadian artist has repeatedly posed for photos with footballers, only for their team to go on and lose in the near future. “All Roma players banned from taking photos with […]

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For the first time ever, a woman’s signature goes on the naira

For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the naira. Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed, substantive director of the apex bank. She is the first female director of currency […]

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