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I Don’t Need Your Bribe, Use Them To Help The Needy, Buhari Tells Contractors

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, charged contractors who have enjoyed government patronage, as well as other privileged citizens, to use their resources to support less privileged members of the society. The President  gave the charge when he paid a visit to the Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar,  adding that passing gifts and ‘cheques’ […]

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Foreign Investors’ Interest In Nigeria Plunges By 80%

Investment announcements in Nigeria fell to $1.69bn in the second quarter of this year from $8.41bn in Q1, indicating a decline of about 80 per cent, a new report by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission has said. The report said the total value of investments interests in the first half of this year fell by […]

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Police Arrest Nigerian Couple Over Self-Kidnapping

The police command in Niger has arrested a man, Mohammed Mohammed, and his wife, Sadiya, for alleged conspiracy and self-kidnapping. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement in Minna on Friday. He said that the couple who are residents of Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state were […]

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Be Fair In Documenting My Achievements, Buhari Tells Historians

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on historians and intellectuals to be fair in documenting  the achievements of his administration. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari spoke when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his country home in Daura, Katsina state. Buhari was quoted as saying it […]

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Central Bank Of Nigeria To Launch Digital Currency On Independence Day

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has perfected plans to launch its own digital currency on October 1, 2021. According to information made available to Nairametrics, the CBN alongside stakeholders picked Independence Day as its launch date. At a recent press briefing, the IT Director, Rakiya Mohammed, confirmed this development and noted that the apex […]

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We’ve Not Stopped Nigerians From Using Twitter, FG Tells Court

The Federal Government has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it has not stopped Nigerians from using social media platform, Twitter, adding that many Nigerians are still using it every day. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Federal Government said this in a counter-affidavit they deposed to in response to […]

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Top US Catholic Priest Quits Over Misconduct Claims

A senior administrator in the US Catholic Church has resigned amid allegations that he frequented gay bars and used gay hookup app Grindr, according to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The organization released a statement on Tuesday acknowledging accusations of misconduct against its general secretary, Jeffrey Burrill, by Catholic outlet The Pillar. “In order […]

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Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case

The trial involving the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare has suffered a setback at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The presiding Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has been transferred to Calabar and has informed the Chief Justice, Justice Tsoho, that although she would continue with other cases, she would no longer preside […]

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Buhari Vows To Fish Out Troublemakers in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that more efforts would be made to fish out those troubling the peace of the nation and citizens. He gave the assurance hours after the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) arrested Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Buhari, who […]

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Stop Dreaming About Winning 2023 Elections, Presidency Nigeria Tells PDP

The Presidency Tuesday told the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stop dreaming of winning the 2023 general elections, because the masses will still reckon with President Muhammadu Buhari and will never abandon him. The PDP has been accused of giving false hopes to Nigerians that because of the alleged poor performance of the […]

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President Buhari Urges More Nigerians To Embrace Farming

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more Nigerians to embrace farming, saying he was surprised to hear that only 2.5 per cent of arable lands in the country is being cultivated. The President said this while addressing journalists at his residence on Tuesday in Daura, the Katsina State capital, after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers. According to him, […]

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Nnamdi Kanu Stopped From UK Assistance – Lawyer

The Department of State Services (DSS) stopped the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu from seeking consular assistance from the United Kingdom, his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, alleged on Monday. Ejimakor said the Service stopped Kanu from signing two forms to give consent to consular and diplomatic interventions by the United Kingdom […]

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Be Patient As We Address Hardship, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his government as it addresses the hardship in the land. While sending greetings across on the occasion of Eid-el-Adha, the president attributed the current challenges facing the country to COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity and flooding that hindered local production for self- sustenance. He renewed the […]

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Gunmen Break Into Nigerian Hospital, Abduct Doctor

Gunmen broke into General Hospital, Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Monday, and abducted Solomon Nidiamaka, a medical doctor. Nidiamaka was said to have been forced to an unknown destination by the invaders. Confirming the incident, Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh, and the association secretary, Dr Famotele Talorunju, appealed for the intervention of […]

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Breaking: Yoruba Nation Agitator Sunday Igboho Arrested In Cotonou

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, The Punch has learnt. He was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter told Punch correspondent. Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the […]

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Bullets Alone Can’t Stop Bandits, Jonathan Tells Nigerian Government

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said bullets and other forces of arms alone cannot stop armed robbery, banditry and other forms of criminality in the country. He said this on Sunday in Abuja at the 50th birthday reception of a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Minister of Aviation, Chief […]

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Nigerian Passport Ranks 101 Among 199 Countries, Behind Togo, Chad, Others

The Nigerian passport is ranked 101st out of 199 countries, according to the ranking done by the Henley Passport Index, described as the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports. The index ranks passports, according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a visa. A London, United Kingdom-based global citizenship and […]

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Sad Story: Pastor Killed While Trying To Separate Fighting Couple In Imo

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), identified as Thompson Onyekuru, has been killed while trying to separate a woman from the fierce grip of her husband. The incident happened at the weekend in Umuokoto town in Umudibia Autonomous Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State. Daily Trust correspondent […]

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