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Stop denying us weapons to fight terrorism – Nigerian Government tells world powers

The federal government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the appeal on Thursday when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. “I want to use […]

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We’re working towards reversing US immigrant visa ban – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is making progress in reversing the suspension of the issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerians by the United States. In January, the United States imposed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria as a result of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. Speaking on Thursday when he received […]

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CAN declares August 23 day of prayer against insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared Sunday, August 23, as a day of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states. CAN said this on Thursday in a statement by its General Secretary, Daramola Bade, titled, ‘Insecurity: CAN declares August 23 as a […]

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Second recession in four years looms, says Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has said the likelihood of Nigeria sliding into another recession in the Third Quarter of 2020, making it the second time within four years. The government said the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in crash of global oil prices among other economic factors had adversely affected the nation’s economy, with the Gross Domestic Product […]

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Allow responsible citizens carry AK-47, Nigerian Governor tells FG

Due to the incessant threat of insecurity towards the development of the country, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the Federal Government to grant responsible citizens the license to carry sophisticated weapons such as AK 47, in a bid to deter criminals from attacking innocent and helpless Nigerians. However, Ortom noted that the policy, […]

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Igbo want Biafra not presidency, MASSOB tells Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has faulted the claim by Ohanaeze Ndigbo that it (Ohanaeze) has the mandate to realise a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction and not an independent state of Biafra. MASSOB, which reacted to a statement credited to the leader of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation […]

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Kano court sentences another man to death by stoning

Barely three days after a Sharia court in Kano sentenced man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy, another court has sentenced a man to death by stoning. Mati Abdu, a 60-year-old man, was convicted of raping a minor. Mati was arrested by the police in 2019 after the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl at […]

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Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo tells youths

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African youths to dislodge older generation from leadership positions. Obasanjo enjoined the youths to participate actively in the  activities of political parties with a view to taking over the structure from them. Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held […]

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Germany Questions ‘Quality, Safety’ Of Russian Vaccine

Germany on Tuesday raised doubts over the quality and safety of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, stressing that drug approval is granted in the European Union only after full clinical trials. “Patient safety is of the highest priority,” a health ministry spokeswoman told German newspaper network RND. “There is no known data on the quality, efficacy and […]

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Serena Wins After Six-Month COVID-19 Break

Serena Williams shrugged off the absence of fans to make a winning return from her six-month coronavirus layoff on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets at the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky. Williams, who before Tuesday had not played a competitive game since a Fed Cup appearance in February, came […]

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Trump finally fulfills his promise to Nigeria

US President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his promise to send ventilators to Nigeria. Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators. However, the ventilators got to Nigeria five months after the US president made the promise. While receiving 200 ventilators on behalf of […]

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine; First country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass innoculation of the Russian […]

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Nigeria goes gaga whenever I declare prophecies – Fr. Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, says the country goes ‘gaga’ anytime he declares prophecies. Mbaka made this known on Sunday during the first physical service of his church after about five months of closure due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry had suspended all its physical programmes […]

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Low COVID-19 Cases Shouldn’t Be Misinterpreted For Victory, FG Warns Nigerians

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to remain vigilant as the nation intensifies the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing reporters on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, warned that the country has yet to win the war against COVID-19. According to […]

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Trump evacuated after White House shooting

Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north […]

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People Can Mourn Me the Way They Like When I Die – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has responded to the criticisms trailing his controversial condolence message on the passing of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. A former Governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, IN his […]

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Covid-19 is proving exceptionally difficult to stop – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases crosses 20 million. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, speaking during a news conference in Geneva on Monday, said in order to completely stop the virus […]

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NiMet predicts Monday to Wednesday’s weather across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorm and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over northern region on Monday morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. According to the agency, there are prospects […]

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