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Fear in Anambra as truck loaded with live bullets falls

Residents of commercial city of Onitsha Anambra State have been gripped with fear, following the fall of a truck loaded with live bullets in the area. The Mercedes Benz 911 truck, which fell along Awka road in the city in the early hours of Sunday, had the cartons of the bullets spill into the drainage […]

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Father Mbaka apologises to Catholic church over his ‘mistakes’

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), has apologised to the Catholic church over his mistakes in recent times. While delivering his sermon on Sunday, Mbaka asked Callistus Onaga, bishop of Enugu diocese, to forgive him and his followers for their actions which have rubbed off negatively on the church. The priest […]

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Don’t Increase House Rent Now, Expert Tells Nigerian Landlords

As the impact of COVID-19 on the economy lingers, a property expert has advocated against rent increment. Mr Gersh Henshaw, the President of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers’ Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), said as professionals they were advising landlords against rent increment. Mr Henshaw stated this during the foundation stone laying of ESVARBON’s multi-billion […]

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Don’t Take COVID-19 Vaccination, Bishop Oyedepo Tells Winners Worshippers

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has called on the government to come to him for a lasting solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated this on Sunday during the 40th anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State, monitored by Punch. He […]

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Despite Dwindling Resources: Nigerian Governors Spend Billions On Private Jets

Some state governors are spending billions of naira to hire private jets despite dwindling resources in their states, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown. Findings revealed that only a few governors use commercial flights to travel to Abuja and other parts of the country from their states as many of them pay for chartered aircraft. […]

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Stop blackmailing critics, address insecurity, unemployment, Catholic Bishops to Buhari

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to “focus energy, time and resources (on) any form of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with (his) performance.” In a statement on Thursday signed by its president, Augustine Akubeze, the CBCN described the recent allegations by the presidency and the State […]

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El-Rufai Is One Of Those Who Have Misled President Buhari – Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday took a swipe at his Kaduna counterpart, describing him as “one of the real enemies” of Nigeria. Mr. Ortom was responding to a statement credited to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, where the latter reportedly accused the Benue Governor of attacking the federal government to cover for his failure to […]

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Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. Halima Cissé gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. “I’m very happy,” her husband told the BBC. “My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are […]

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Igbo presidency will end Biafra agitation — Ohaneze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday declared that Igbo presidency would put an end to the agitation for Biafra nation in the South Eastern part of the country. The Chidi Ibe led Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the declaration while responding to a statement credited to Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai that Igbo can not get the presidency by threatening secession. […]

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APC has taken Nigeria back by 50 years, says Governor Wike

Governor Wike of Rivers state says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the country 50 years back, owing to its “abysmal performance”. Speaking when he received Obiageli Ejezie, vice-president of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, at his office on Friday, Wike said the ruling party has mismanaged the opportunity Nigerians gave it in 2015 […]

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‘Some People Are Mercilessly Against This Country’, Buhari Laments

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented over the security challenges confronting the country. The President lamented that despite the closure of the borders to control the smuggling of arms and ammunition, “Some people are mercilessly against this country.” “We closed the borders to control the smuggling of petroleum products, and check the influx of smuggled goods, […]

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Past leaders should be blamed for insecurity in Nigeria – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the widespread insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led regime. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by President […]

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Why Buhari suspended NPA boss Hadiza – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, to allow for investigation into allegations against her, an official has said. This was disclosed Thursday night by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu. Ms Bala-Usman, an ally of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was first appointed as the NPA […]

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NCC warns Nigerians against sharing cell phone, NIN, SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecom consumers not to share their cell phones, National Identity Number (NIN), and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards with others. Mr Efeosa Edehen, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, NCC, said on Thursday at a consumer conversation event organised by the commission in Abuja that defaulters would be held liable […]

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Gunmen Abduct Abia State University Students

Gunmen have reportedly abducted a yet-to-be-determined number of students of the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), the state government said on Thursday. According to a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner of Information, John Kalu, the students were abducted along the Okigwe-Uturu road in the state. “Preliminary information available to us indicates that the students […]

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We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. El-Rufai added that Kaduna is currently at war and such would only […]

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‘We’re determined to secure Nigeria’ — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended all those who participated in securing the release of the remaining students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka. The students were abducted on March 12. The Cable had reported on Wednesday that the students had regained their freedom from captivity. Speaking on the development in a statement […]

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Labour Rejects Move By Nigerian Government To Cut Salaries Of Civil Servants

Workers have kicked against a move by the Federal Government to cut their salaries as well as reduce the number of federal agencies. They registered their opposition yesterday through the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in a reaction to Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who hinted on the possibility of reducing the workforce. […]

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