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We’re working towards reversing US immigrant visa ban – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is making progress in reversing the suspension of the issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerians by the United States. In January, the United States imposed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria as a result of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. Speaking on Thursday when he received […]

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CAN declares August 23 day of prayer against insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared Sunday, August 23, as a day of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states. CAN said this on Thursday in a statement by its General Secretary, Daramola Bade, titled, ‘Insecurity: CAN declares August 23 as a […]

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Second recession in four years looms, says Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has said the likelihood of Nigeria sliding into another recession in the Third Quarter of 2020, making it the second time within four years. The government said the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in crash of global oil prices among other economic factors had adversely affected the nation’s economy, with the Gross Domestic Product […]

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Allow responsible citizens carry AK-47, Nigerian Governor tells FG

Due to the incessant threat of insecurity towards the development of the country, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the Federal Government to grant responsible citizens the license to carry sophisticated weapons such as AK 47, in a bid to deter criminals from attacking innocent and helpless Nigerians. However, Ortom noted that the policy, […]

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Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo tells youths

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African youths to dislodge older generation from leadership positions. Obasanjo enjoined the youths to participate actively in the  activities of political parties with a view to taking over the structure from them. Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held […]

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Germany Questions ‘Quality, Safety’ Of Russian Vaccine

Germany on Tuesday raised doubts over the quality and safety of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, stressing that drug approval is granted in the European Union only after full clinical trials. “Patient safety is of the highest priority,” a health ministry spokeswoman told German newspaper network RND. “There is no known data on the quality, efficacy and […]

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Trump finally fulfills his promise to Nigeria

US President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his promise to send ventilators to Nigeria. Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators. However, the ventilators got to Nigeria five months after the US president made the promise. While receiving 200 ventilators on behalf of […]

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine; First country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass innoculation of the Russian […]

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Trump evacuated after White House shooting

Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north […]

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People Can Mourn Me the Way They Like When I Die – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has responded to the criticisms trailing his controversial condolence message on the passing of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. A former Governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, IN his […]

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Covid-19 is proving exceptionally difficult to stop – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases crosses 20 million. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, speaking during a news conference in Geneva on Monday, said in order to completely stop the virus […]

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NiMet predicts Monday to Wednesday’s weather across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorm and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over northern region on Monday morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. According to the agency, there are prospects […]

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Governor Obiano’s assistant on security stabbed to death

Unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a high brow […]

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Understanding the import of ‘boyhood’ from Ngige’s outbursts – By Okechukwu Nwafor

Some weeks ago, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige directed an uncontrollable tirade at James Faleke, a member of House of Representatives, who was questioning him over an alleged breach of a presidential directive. Ngige said, among many other things, that he is a ‘VI boy’ while Faleke is a ‘Mushin […]

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Judiciary under Pressure from Political Elites in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo yesterday observed that the justice administration “is under severe pressure from the elites who want to get ahead at all cost” while faulting the process of appointing judges in Nigeria. With Osinbajo’s observation, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad made a case for new reforms […]

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Fuel scarcity looms in Lagos as tanker drivers begin strike Monday

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Friday directed members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, in Lagos zone, to shut fuel distribution in and its environs over take-over access roads to tank farms and fuel depots by containerised trucks, among other grievances. The union is also protesting the deplorable state of the […]

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No travel restrictions on Nigerians, UAE clarifies

The United Arab Emirates has dismissed reports that it placed travel restrictions on Nigerians, stressing that this was not true. The UAE embassy in Abuja in a statement on Thursday affirmed the growing bilateral relations between the Arab nation and Nigeria. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE explained that it took a […]

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International flights to resume in weeks, passengers should arrive three hours before their flights – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government on Thursday said the airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks and not in months. When international flights eventually resume, passengers are expected to arrive the airport three hours before their flights. The government said the prolonged ban on international travels was not punitive but mainly to keep Nigerians across […]

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