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Fear in Anambra as truck loaded with live bullets falls

Residents of commercial city of Onitsha Anambra State have been gripped with fear, following the fall of a truck loaded with live bullets in the area. The Mercedes Benz 911 truck, which fell along Awka road in the city in the early hours of Sunday, had the cartons of the bullets spill into the drainage […]

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Father Mbaka apologises to Catholic church over his ‘mistakes’

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), has apologised to the Catholic church over his mistakes in recent times. While delivering his sermon on Sunday, Mbaka asked Callistus Onaga, bishop of Enugu diocese, to forgive him and his followers for their actions which have rubbed off negatively on the church. The priest […]

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Don’t Take COVID-19 Vaccination, Bishop Oyedepo Tells Winners Worshippers

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has called on the government to come to him for a lasting solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated this on Sunday during the 40th anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State, monitored by Punch. He […]

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Despite Dwindling Resources: Nigerian Governors Spend Billions On Private Jets

Some state governors are spending billions of naira to hire private jets despite dwindling resources in their states, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown. Findings revealed that only a few governors use commercial flights to travel to Abuja and other parts of the country from their states as many of them pay for chartered aircraft. […]

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Stop blackmailing critics, address insecurity, unemployment, Catholic Bishops to Buhari

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to “focus energy, time and resources (on) any form of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with (his) performance.” In a statement on Thursday signed by its president, Augustine Akubeze, the CBCN described the recent allegations by the presidency and the State […]

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El-Rufai Is One Of Those Who Have Misled President Buhari – Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday took a swipe at his Kaduna counterpart, describing him as “one of the real enemies” of Nigeria. Mr. Ortom was responding to a statement credited to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, where the latter reportedly accused the Benue Governor of attacking the federal government to cover for his failure to […]

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Igbo presidency will end Biafra agitation — Ohaneze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday declared that Igbo presidency would put an end to the agitation for Biafra nation in the South Eastern part of the country. The Chidi Ibe led Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the declaration while responding to a statement credited to Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai that Igbo can not get the presidency by threatening secession. […]

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APC has taken Nigeria back by 50 years, says Governor Wike

Governor Wike of Rivers state says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the country 50 years back, owing to its “abysmal performance”. Speaking when he received Obiageli Ejezie, vice-president of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, at his office on Friday, Wike said the ruling party has mismanaged the opportunity Nigerians gave it in 2015 […]

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Gunmen Abduct Abia State University Students

Gunmen have reportedly abducted a yet-to-be-determined number of students of the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), the state government said on Thursday. According to a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner of Information, John Kalu, the students were abducted along the Okigwe-Uturu road in the state. “Preliminary information available to us indicates that the students […]

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We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. El-Rufai added that Kaduna is currently at war and such would only […]

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Labour Rejects Move By Nigerian Government To Cut Salaries Of Civil Servants

Workers have kicked against a move by the Federal Government to cut their salaries as well as reduce the number of federal agencies. They registered their opposition yesterday through the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in a reaction to Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who hinted on the possibility of reducing the workforce. […]

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I was detained because of Nnamdi Kanu – Fr Mbaka

Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has disclosed that his 24 hours ‘disappearance’ was an incarceration by the Enugu Catholic Bishop, Most Rev Callistus Onaga, whom he accused of conniving with others to detain him because he spoke favourably about the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mbaka said he was only […]

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Paying ransom to kidnappers is foolishness — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has cautioned against the payment of ransom to kidnappers. He, however, submitted that the government must develop means to deal with kidnappers and bandits heavily in place of ransom payment. He noted that the governments of both President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari paid ransom to kidnappers but they denied it. […]

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Kidnappers release one Greenfield varsity student, 16 remaining

Hours after abductors of Greenfield students threatened to kill the remaining students in their captivity; one more student was released on Tuesday. The mother of the student, Laurentia Attahiru confirmed to journalist that her son was released but declined to give details. The parents of other students in captivity have appealed to the government and […]

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Actor Baba Ijesa Faces Possible Life Imprisonment As Lagos Government Set To File Charges

The Lagos State Government may soon charge Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesa’, for sexual assault by penetration, among other crimes. The sexual assault charge is punishable by life imprisonment. The State’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions recommended five charges “after due consideration of the facts in the case file,” Lagos State Commissioner […]

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Panic as bandits threaten to kill 17 kidnapped Nigerian students today

Seventeen undergraduates in Nigeria who were kidnapped about a fortnight ago may be killed today unless the government acts to save them. The kidnappers have already demonstrated their willingness to kill their victims having killed five of them some days ago. The students were kidnapped from a private university, Greenfield University, in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, on […]

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Nigerian military warns politicians, soldiers against coup

The Nigerian military has warned politicians and soldiers against any military coup in Nigeria. The Defence Headquarters in a statement by its spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, said it was reacting to a statement by a senior lawyer calling for the handing over of power to the military. “Let it be stated categorically that the Armed Forces of Nigeria […]

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Nigeria’ll collapse in 6 months time, Robert Clarke swears by his father’s grave

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, has sworn by his father’s grave saying that Nigeria will collapse in six months time if care is not taken. Clarke, while reacting to questions on Channels TV on the Department  of State Services, DSS’ threat to haunt down those trying to tear Nigeria apart, said what is happening […]

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