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Alleged Organ Harvesting: Nigerian Government Speaks On Age Of ‘Victim’ In Ekweremadu’s Case

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), on Sunday, confirmed the age of the alleged victim of organ harvesting, David Nwamini, as 21; contradicting the claims of prosecutors in London. Isah Idris, the comptroller general of the NIS, in a Zoom briefing with journalists, said Mr Nwanini applied for his international passport which was issued after thorough checks by […]

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Banditry: Individuals Now Allowed To Obtain Guns For Self-Defense – Zamfara Government

The Zamfara State Government has directed residents of the state to obtain guns in order to defend themselves against bandits who appear to be ravaging the state. The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information Mr. Ibrahim Dosara on Saturday. According the government, the measure became necessary following the deteriorating security […]

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Nigerians To Pay More For Beverages, Sweetened Drinks As FG Enforces Sugar Tax

The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the N10 per litre sugar tax on carbonated sugar drinks and beverages. According to the Chief Superintendent of Customs, Department of Excise, Free Trade Zone and Industrial Incentives, Dennis Ituma, the tax would help combat Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). He spoke at a Policy Breakfast Meeting which held […]

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Running Mate: I’m Still Searching, Says Tinubu

There are indications that the northern governors of the All Progressives Congress from the North-West and North-East are divided over the choice of a suitable running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. This is as the former Lagos State governor on Sunday revealed that he was still searching for his running mate […]

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Organ Trafficking: Our Politicians Are Demonic – Charly Boy

Nigerian Singer and songwriter, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has described Nigerian politicians as demonic. He said this while reacting to the alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdomby former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice. The Ekweremadus were on Thursday remanded after […]

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Lagos Ranked Second Worst City To Live In The World

Lagos is the second worst city to live in the world, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday. The city was only ahead of Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria, which retained its place as least liveable city on the planet. Meanwhile, the Austrian capital Vienna made a comeback as the world’s […]

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US Supreme Court Ends Right To Abortion

The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life. The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision that enshrined a woman’s right to an abortion, saying that […]

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President Buhari Rules Out Bail Option For Nnamdi Kanu

President Buhari Thursday, ruled out bail for the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. He said Kanu, who is currently on trial, was being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.” This was as he reiterated his […]

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Government ‘Shares’ $322.5m Abacha Loot To 1.9m Nigerians

The Federal Government has disbursed the entire $322.5 million Abacha loot of 2017 to 1.9 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians. Before making the disbursement, the money accrued an interest of $11 million where it was deposited. Mr. David Ugolor, Executive Director of ANEEJ, an independent monitor providing independent report on the use of the funds, […]

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Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu, Wife Risk Life Imprisonment In UK

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, charged with alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdom, face life imprisonment if found guilty and convicted to maximum sentence under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015). The couple, who were arrested following an investigation by the […]

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The World’s Most Liveable Cities For 2022 (The Top 10)

The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has just been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure and access to green space. The Austrian capital […]

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Americans Have Right To Carry Guns In Public, Says Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry firearms in public in a landmark decision that came just weeks after another deadly school shooting. The 6-3 ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defense needs to receive a gun […]

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2023: RCCG Overseer, Pastor Adeboye Launches ‘Operation Show Your PVC’ In Provinces

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has directed all the provinces of the church to launch “Operation show your Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) in a bid to encourage members to participate in the political activities in 2023. Nigeria’s general elections will hold in early 2023. A letter […]

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Nigeria 2023: INEC Bows To Pressure, Extends Voters’ Registration By 60 Days

Against the backdrop of public outcry, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to extend the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise by 60 days. Earlier, the House of Representatives had last Wednesday urged INEC to extend the deadline for the continuous voter registration by an extra 60 days from June 30, 2022, to […]

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Why We Can’t Pay Workers – Governor Ortom 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday said it had become difficult to pay salaries of Benue workers. Daily Trust reports that workers under the state employ have been complaining of being owed three months’ salaries. Ortom while answering questions from journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, on Wednesday, gave three reasons for the […]

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University Students Will Return To The Classroom Soon, Says Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has assured that academic activities will resume in earnest because of its commitment to resolve contending issues with the university based unions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) are currently on strike. Speaking after the Federal […]

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Nigerians Want An Alternative To PDP, APC – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, says Nigerians are no longer interested in the two top political parties in the country — Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Party — and are in search of an alternative. Obaseki while speaking in an interview with African Independent Television on the just concluded Ekiti governorship […]

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Igbos Are Not Ready For Presidency, Peter Obi Will Do Well As Minister Of Economy Under PDP – Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko, politician and philanthropist, says Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, will do well as minister of economy under a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.  In an interview with BBC Igbo on Tuesday, he said Obi, former governor of Anambra, has the ability to turn the Nigerian economy around, but only under […]

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