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COVID-19 Here To Stay, We Have To Live ‘Safely’ With It – NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic had shown that ”COVID-19 is a disease, which we will have to learn to live safely with”. Mr Ihekweazu said this on Monday in Abuja at the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, while […]

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Naira’s Free-Fall Continues, See Current Exchange Rates At Parallel Market

The naira exchanged to the dollar at 580 on Friday, while the Pound Sterling traded for 780 at the parallel market. According to some Bureau de Change operators, dollar was bought and sold at 575 and 580, while the Pound Sterling was bought and sold at 775 and 780. At the I&E forex window, the […]

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US Government Gathers 2,700 Electronic Files, 6,700-Page Documentary Evidence For Abba Kyari’s Case

The United States government has gathered over 2,700 electronic files as part of evidence for trial in the $1.1million fraud case involving a top Nigerian police officer, Abba Kyari, a court filing has shown. Other sets of investigative reports and “new discoveries” including documents obtained from foreign law enforcement agencies with over 6,700 pages are being […]

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Obiano Once Said Ojukwu No Longer Relevant To APGA, Bianca Laments

Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has explained why she boycotted the party’s campaign inauguration on Saturday in Awka, Anambra State. She said she had to stay away from the party’s campaign inauguration because Obiano once described Ojukwu   as a “dead man who was […]

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FG Places 3,964 Nigerians On Watch List, Suspends Passports

No fewer than 3,964 Nigerians are currently on the watch list of the Nigeria Immigration Service. The names of the affected individuals, it was gathered, have been placed with security agencies at the nation’s international airports where they will be arrested on sight. According to the 2020 NIS annual report suspect index, 308 persons were […]

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Taliban Ban Barbers From Shaving Beards, Playing Music

Barbers in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province are now prohibited from shaving men’s beards and playing music in their shops. In a statement on Sunday, the Taliban-led Department of Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice in the province, ordered barbers to comply with the new regulation. “From today, shaving beards and playing music in barbershops and public baths […]

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2,000 Nigerians Killed By COVID-19, Economy Battered – Minister

Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said 2000 Nigerian citizens have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic. Officially, 2,671 fatalities have been recorded in the country since the index case of the infection was detected in February, 2020. The minister also added that the pandemic has also affected the nation’s Gross Domestic Product […]

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Nigeria To Provide Electricity To Five Million Households By 2030 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is working on an ambitious Energy Plan towards reducing the energy shortcomings by year 2030. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement late Friday evening, said Buhari spoke in line with Nigeria’s role as a Global Theme Champion for the Energy Transition, theme of the High-Level Dialogue on […]

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IPOB Bans Nigerian Flag In South-East, Declares Sit-At-Home Protest Oct 1

The Indigenous People of Biafra has banned the Nigerian flag in the South-East zone of the country. The secessionist group said the ban begins yesterday, and also declared October 1 a sit-at-home day. Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement made available to Punch correspondent in Awka, Anambra State […]

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Calling Nigeria Giant Of Africa Deceptive – Sanusi

A former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, says Nigeria should stop deceiving itself with the appellation ‘Giant of Africa,’ saying the country is way behind many other African countries in developmental indices. He also asserted that with the rate at which neighbouring Ghana was attracting industries, “Ghanaian President has become the leading President in […]

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Nigerian Government Issues Security Alert As Independence Activities Begin Sunday

The Federal Government on Friday alerted the general public to heightened security activities preparatory to the events marking the country’s 61st Independence anniversary. The alert was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Mohammed, however, urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs […]

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Bitcoin Slumps As China Bans All Cryptocurrency Transactions

China’s central bank has said that all cryptocurrency related transactions are illegal in the country and are banned. According to TechCrunch, the bank disclosed this on Friday, citing concerns around national security and safety on assets. The bank also banned foreign exchanges from providing services to users in the country. Ten Chinese government agencies have […]

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Some Of Buhari’s Fiercest Critics Dine With Him At Aso Villa, Says Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that some of the fiercest critics of his boss, Muhammadu Buhari, dine with him at Aso Rock in Abuja. He disclosed this in a piece titled, ‘Buhari, FFK, And The Quality Of Mercy’. According to Adesina, the defection of former Minister of […]

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Fani-Kayode Estranged Wife Sues Ex-husband, IGP, Demands N800m

The crisis between Precious Chikwendu, estranged wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken an interesting dimension with a fundamental rights enforcement filed by her at a Federal High Court in Abuja. The plaintiff in the suit filed against Fani-Kayode, Inspector-General of Police, his officers and men (joined as defendants), wherein she is claiming the sum of […]

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Nigeria Yet To Take Advantage Of Young Talents –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  has lamented that Nigeria is yet to take full advantage of its young talents. Addressing the 6th Kaduna Investment Summit tagged “Kadinvest 6.0”  yesterday, the Vice President said there was need for Nigeria to focus on developing a knowledge based economy with human capital developed to become a productive asset for profit. Osinbajo said […]

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FG Sets Date To Deploy 5G Network In Nigeria

Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy, says the fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks will be deployed in January 2022.  The minister made the announcement at a town hall meeting in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Thursday. The meeting discussed ways to address the vandalism of power and telecommunications infrastructure. Pantami explained that the need to deploy the […]

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Army Vows To Deal With Female Soldier Who Dehumanised Corps Member

The Nigerian Army has vowed to sanction the female officer who assaulted a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) publicly in Calabar, Cross River State capital. In a viral video, the soldier was seen pouring dirty water on the corps member who was fully kitted. Agba Jalingo, a citizen journalist, had shared the […]

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Nnamdi Kanu : We’ll Lockdown South-East For One Month If — IPOB

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says it will commence a “total lockdown” of the South-East if Nnmadi Kanu, its leader, is not produced for his next court appearance slated for October 21. Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for the Republic […]

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