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Osinbajo Most Qualified To Succeed Buhari In 2023, Says Nigerian Governor

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State yesterday described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the most qualified candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. The governor’s statement is coming weeks after the vice president’s office issued a statement saying Osinbajo has not declared for the presidency following the appearance of posters online and in major […]

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Nigeria’s Resolve To Remain One Is Unshakable – FG

The Federal Government says Nigeria’s resolve to remain as one indivisible entity is unshakable, in spite of the various challenges facing the nation. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Monday in Abuja at the opening of the ‘Nigeria at 60 Photo Exhibition’ with the theme “60 Years of Our Togetherness.” “Like […]

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41% Of Nigerians Living With HIV — Report

A report has revealed that about 41 percent of persons from Lagos, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Oyo and Kano  states in Nigeria are now living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV. This is even as Nigeria is reportedly the country with the second largest number of persons living with the infection totaling 1.9 million according to […]

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Nigerian Government Imposes Travel Restrictions On Passengers Who Shun COVID-19 PCR Tests

The Federal Government has imposed travel restrictions on passengers who shun the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this via a statement on Sunday, adding that the restrictions came into effect on September 14. He explained […]

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Six of 10 Children In Nigeria Brought For DNA Testing Not Fathered By Supposed Fathers – Geneticist

Abiodun Salami is a senior geneticist with DNA Centre for Paternity Test, Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos. For over 10 years, DNA Centre has provided comprehensive DNA testing services in three main areas: paternity and other family relationships, Immigration, and DNA tests during pregnancy – Prenatal DNA test. In a recent interview with Premium Times, […]

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Buhari Heads For New York Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States of America, on Sunday. The president will participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). In a statement issued on Saturday, Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General […]

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Despite Court Order, Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Vow To Continue Strike

The striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has vowed to defy Friday’s ruling of the National Industrial Court (NIC) ordering its members to return to their duty posts. The order, which came almost seven weeks after the doctors embarked on the industrial action, was based on an application filed by the Nigerian government. The […]

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CBN Governor Exposes Trick Used By Nigerians Who Collect Bribe Through Dollars

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has exposed a trick used by some Nigerians who collect bribe in dollars. The CBN governor revealed the antics of these persons while interacting with reporters after the September Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the bank. He said, “It really beats my imagination that […]

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Naira Sustains Fall At Parallel Market

The Naira on Thursday dipped further at the parallel market in Lagos against the dollar. It lost N6 from N562 traded on Wednesday to exchange at N568 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N774 and N660, respectively. Trading at the official Investors and Exporters window saw the Naira closing […]

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Why I Returned To APC Years After Insulting Buhari, Others – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has defended his decision to return to the All Progressives Congress years after hurling insults on the party and Nigeria’s president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). He spoke on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’, hours after his return to APC yesterday. Asked about his verbal attacks on Buhari since […]

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Why Buhari’s Government Has Been Borrowing – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Buhari administration is obtaining loans to finance the deficit in the 2021 budget and develop critical infrastructure in the country. In a statement on Wednesday, Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Sen John James Akpanudoedehe, said the critical infrastructure was in turn stimulating economic […]

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We Will Welcome Jonathan To The APC – Spokesman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would welcome former President Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to join the ruling party. Spokesman of the APC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, said if the Nigerian ex-President defects to their fold, it will strengthen the party’s […]

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I’m Probably One Of The Most Controversial People  On Earth, Says Tonto Dikeh

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh says she is probably one of the most controversial people on earth. The mum of one said this while speaking on “Leveraging controversy” at TEDx Ikenegbu recently. In a video posted via her Instagram page from the event, she said : “Thank you very much for having me, everybody. My name is King Tonto […]

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Nigerian State Bars Unvaccinated Civil Servants From Work

The Edo State Government has barred unvaccinated civil servants from their offices. The government also barred all those who are yet to take COVID vaccine from accessing public places Governor Godwin Obaseki had initially said from middle of September, unvaccinated persons would be denied access to banks, government offices, worship and event centres. This had […]

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Nigerian Minister Advocates Capital Punishment, Says Gold Smugglers Using Private Jets

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Ogah, alleged on Tuesday that owners of private jets were collaborating with illegal gold miners to smuggle the precious product out of Nigeria. Ogah made the allegation at an investigative hearing on $9bn annual loss to illegal mining and smuggling of gold organised by […]

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Naira’s Free-Fall Continues

Naira fell significantly against the U.S. dollar at both the unofficial and official markets on Monday, taking what has become the trend in the last week to a new low. According to abokiFX.com, a website that collates black market rates in Lagos, the local unit closed at N550.00 per $1 at the black market window on […]

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Top 10 Most Followed Instagram Accounts In The World

Instagram is used by billions in the world for fun, business and connectivity with friends, role models or celebrities and so many more. The invention of Instagram has been helpful to a lot of people for so many purposes. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most followed IG account in the world: • […]

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Woman Sleeps With Sons, Bears Three Children In Kwara, Nigeria (Photos)

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State have arrested an immigrant from Benin Republic, Adamu Sime, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his biological mother. The mother, who was also arrested, had reportedly had three children for her son. The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Kwara State Command, Babawale […]

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