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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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No Nigerian deserves to be in prison – Nnamdi Kanu

Few hours after over 2,000 inmates were freed by hoodlums in Owerri, capital of Imo State, leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has stated no Nigerian deserves to be in prisons. He said some groups and individuals get freed and rehabilitated by authorities while others languish in custody. Kanu tweeted on […]

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Imo Prison Attack: 1,844 Inmates Escaped – Corrections Authorities

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says 1,844 inmates escaped following the attack on its custodial centre in Owerri, the Imo State capital. According to a statement by NCoS spokesman, Francis Enobore, the yet to be identified gunmen stormed the facility in the early hours of Monday 5th April 2021, gained entrance into the yard by […]

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Buhari speaks on ‘deadly terror’ attacks on police, prison in Owerri

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attacks on a police headquarters and a prison in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The police earlier blamed the attacks on members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The police said no one died in the attack on its headquarters but a police officer sustained bullet wounds. In a separate […]

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Blood clots: 7 die in UK after taking AstraZeneca vaccine — Regulator

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died. The British acknowledgement of deaths comes as several European countries have paused the use of the AstraZeneca jab over a potential link to blood clots. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory […]

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USSD war: MTN bows to pressure

MTN customers have been reconnected to banking channels after commercial banks had blocked them from using their channels, including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps on Friday. The channels were blocked as a result of MTN reducing the banks’ commission on USSD airtime to 2.5 per cent. However, following the intervention by the […]

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Nigerian judiciary workers begin indefinite strike

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have declared an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary. The national leadership of JUSUN in a circular dated April 1 and seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday, ordered the shut down of various […]

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COVID-19: Nigerian Government directs states to halt vaccination halfway

The Federal Government has asked all the states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they use half of the doses allocated to them. Sunday PUNCH, through its investigations, found that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaibu, asked all the states to suspend vaccination when they reach half of […]

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Security is everybody’s business – Nigerian Army

The Commander, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig.-Gen. Adamu Nura, has appealed to journalists to prioritise Nigeria’s national interest in their reporting. Nura made the appeal, on Friday, while hosting members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who paid him a courtesy visit in Damaturu, adding that security is everybody’s business. “National interest is […]

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