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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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South East Governors In Nigeria launch ‘Ebube Agu’ Security Outfit

Governors of the South East have gone the way of their South West counterparts by establishing a regional security outfit to tackle criminality. At a security meeting in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Sunday, the governors announced the establishment of EBUBE AGU, which will have its headquarters in Enugu State. In the South-West, Amotekun was […]

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Jose Mourinho sets “unwanted” record against Man Utd

Jose Mourinho has lost 10 Premier League games in a single season for the first time in his career as Manchester United on Sunday came from a goal down to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 1-3. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men came from behind to win for the ninth time in the league this season as second-half goals […]

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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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Why Nigeria Can’t Stop Borrowing – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Nigeria cannot stop burrowing, especially when it is necessary as it is part of fiscal responsibility. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said this on Friday in Abuja at the National Dialogue on the Nigeria’s rising debt profile, titled: “The Rising Public Debt in Nigeria and […]

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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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Nigerian Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have suspended their nationwide industrial action. This comes 10 days after the doctors commenced the strike, leaving many patients unattended across various government-owned hospitals in the country. The President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed the suspension of the strike to Channels Television on Saturday in […]

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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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Nigeria launches first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles

The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The station is a collaborative project of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS). In February, the first locally assembled electric car was displayed in Abuja. Speaking at the commissioning on Thursday in Sokoto, […]

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Lagos eases restrictions on social gatherings, event centres

The Lagos State Government has further eased restrictions on social gatherings and event centres across the state. This was contained in a press statement titled ‘Lagos State Government eases restrictions on social and event centres’, on Friday. The statement was signed by Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff, and the Director-General, […]

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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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Some People Forgot I Even Exist After Leaving Office, Says Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it has been difficult for him because many people who worked with him and were close to him while in power now act as if he does not exist. “I have been in government for a reasonable time, and I’ve served at quite many levels starting from deputy governor. “Most […]

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