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Criminal Elements Plan Attacks On Airports, Nigerian Government Warns

The Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over plots by some criminal elements to attack airports across the country. A memo by FAAN urged airport chiefs to put their workers on the alert. Airports on the list include those in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo […]

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Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Today

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday night announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin today, April 13th.  This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has called […]

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Why Our Officials Are Using Hotel Seized From Dasuki — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed that its operatives are only using Halal Fountain Hotel (Annex), situated at No. 29A, Rabah Road, Kaduna, reportedly seized from former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), as a transit camp. There has been dust over the anti-graft agency’s decision to convert the hotel which has been […]

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With Your Human Rights Abuses, You Can’t Get Help From The US, Campbell Tells Buhari Government

A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has said the Nigerian government may never receive any financial or technical assistance from the US and its allies in its fight against insecurity until the federal government addresses human rights abuses by the security forces in the country. He stated this on Friday during a […]

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June 12 Election Was Annulled Due To Bad-Blood, Says Obasanjo

A Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says ‘bad blood’ is the reason for the annulment of the June 12, 1993, Presidential election thought to have been won by late business mogul, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.  The former president who described the late acclaimed winner of the election, Kashimawo Abiola as his school mate at […]

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If my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven than pay any ransom – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that he would not pay any ransom for the release of kidnapped victims even if it’s for his son. He stated this during a radio interview on Friday when asked if his administration is considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal […]

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Stop Making Fake Promises; Nigerians Are Fed Up, Wike Tells Politicians

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned politicians in the country against making fake promises to Nigerians when seeking election into public offices. He gave the warning on Saturday in Bori, the headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. “The time has come; when you make a promise to the people, you must […]

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Nigerian government enlists Interpol’s help over fleeing 3,471 dangerous prisoners

The Federal Government has asked  the International Criminal Police Organisation to be on the alert and lookout for the inmates who escaped in the recent jailbreaks in the country, including the most recent in Owerri, the Imo State capital. It added that the Nigerian Immigration Service had also been issued an alert, noting that the […]

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COVID-19: Again, Nigeria extends work from home directive to junior civil servants

The Nigeria government has extended the work from home directive to civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below until the end of April. The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a circular dated April 7 and obtained by Premium Times on Friday. Officers on this level were initially directed […]

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Nigeria Police deploy SWAT officers to states

Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, says the officers of the special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team have been deployed to state commands. Mohammed Adamu, former inspector-general of police, had constituted the SWAT team, following the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad in the wake of the October 2020 EndSARS protests. Speaking when he featured […]

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Why I Chose To Be Treated At A Nigerian Private Clinic Instead Of Going To London – Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari has explained her decision to receive treatment at a private clinic when she rejected the idea of going to London after falling ill. In the book: ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the first lady narrated the state of Aso Rock Clinic at the time. Daji Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President […]

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Resident Nigerian Doctors’ll Account For Any Death During Strike – Senate Committee

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, yesterday appealed to the striking resident doctors to return to work, saying “any single soul that dies as a result of the strike is in the hands of the doctors.” He spoke in Abuja at a public hearing on ‘Federal Medical Centre, Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, […]

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I’m taking a short rest in London, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated he is taking “a short rest” in London, United Kingdom. According to a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President disclosed this in a letter he wrote to the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, […]

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Pregnant mother of eight stabs husband to death in Delta

A pregnant mother of eight children, identified simply as Dada, has been arrested for stabbing her husband, Jonathan, to death in the Otomi community, Uwheru, in the Ughelli Local Government Area of the Delta State. It was gathered that the suspect returned late from work on Monday, April 5, 2021, when an argument ensued between […]

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Governor Uzodimma reveals those behind Imo attacks

Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma has revealed those behind Monday’s attacks on police headquarters and a correctional facility in the state. Uzodimma noted some aggrieved politicians were behind the attacks. He spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television Politics Today programme, monitored by The Nation. Uzodimma explained that hoodlums were hired from outside Imo, noting that they were […]

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2021 WASSCE may not hold in May/June – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold. The Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates […]

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President Buhari’s Driver Dies Inside Aso Rock

Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, the official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. He died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, according to a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu. From London, President Buhari has sent heartfelt condolences to Afaka’s family. Buhari also commiserated with the Government and […]

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Gunmen Burn Police Station In Imo, Free Detainees A Day After Jailbreak In Owerri

It’s more worry for the residents of Imo State as the insecurity rate appears to be on the rise as a result of continued attacks on police facilities in the state. A day after gunmen attacked the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, a group of armed men invaded another police facility in the state on […]

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