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Tinubu Visited Me To Seek Support For Presidential Ambition – Yakassai

A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has revealed that he would support the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential bid in 2023. Tinubu had on Wednesday visited the elder statesman at his Abuja residence. Yakassai told Saturday Punch that the ex-governor of […]

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Nigeria Police Dismiss Inspector Accused Of Killing Five People

The Enugu State Police Command on Friday said it has dismissed an Inspector, Edem Ebong, found culpable of shooting and killing five persons, as well as the injury of four others for no justifiable reasons. The police also approved the prosecution of the former Inspector for murder. The shooting incident is said to have happened […]

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Buhari Deserves Credit For Tackling Insecurity – Garba Shehu 

Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, says the president deserves credit over his efforts in tackling the farmers/herders crisis in the country. Shehu disclosed this on Friday while presenting a paper, tagged ‘Fake news: Challenges of information management’, at the 10th year anniversary of the Federal […]

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‘Nigeria Will Be Shut Down’: NANS Warns FG Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) on Friday warned the Federal Government Against removing subsidies on petroleum products. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, had on Wednesday announced that the government would remove fuel subsidy in June 2022 and replace it with a monthly N5,000 transport grant to about 40 […]

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Nigeria Lifts Suspension On Emirates Flights

The Federal Government has lifted the ban imposed on Emirates Airline. Minister of Aviation, Senator. Hadi Sirika, said the ban was lifted after “painstaking negotiations” with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Emirate’s home country. Nigeria had barred Emirates flights over discriminatory policy on Nigerians as regards to COVID-19 protocols by the UAE. Briefing journalists late […]

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How To Restructure Nigeria Before 2023 – Jega

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said there is a need for the country to embark on short-term restructuring before the general elections in 2023 to address some of the challenges facing the nation. Jega stated this at the 2021 public lecture he delivered at the Achievers University, […]

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Congratulates The First Woman President

The National leadership of the Apex Igbo social-cultural Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has sent a congratulatory message to the newly elected President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK and Ireland, Chief Lady Aqueen Ibeto. Stepping into the culturally reserved enclave of men, Aqueen Ibeto made history, became the very first Igbo woman to be entrusted with the […]

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Married Man, Bride-To-Be Found Dead Inside Car

Two people, a male and a female, have been found dead inside a car, along Katsina road area of Fagge local government in Kano. An eyewitness told Daily Trust that the deceased were identified as Steven Ayika, who is a married man with two children and one Chiamaka Emmanuel, who is billed to be married […]

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‘Nigerians Deserve To Live In Peace’ – Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed charges to all security agencies to double down on their response to all those challenging Nigeria’s sovereignty and creating insecurity through criminality in whatever way. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this after a Security Council meeting presided by President Buhari on Thursday at the Aso Villa in Abuja. […]

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Man Set Free After Spending 43 Years Behind Bars For Crime He Didn’t Commit (Photos)

After spending 43 years behind bars for a crime he said he didn’t commit, a Missouri man’s conviction has been set aside. Senior Judge James Welsh filed his ruling Tuesday morning to set aside the conviction of 62-year-old Kevin Strickland, who served 43 years at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, after he was […]

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Why Osinbajo Should Succeed Buhari – APC Group

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should succeed President Muhammadu Buhari at the expiration of his tenure in 2023 to consolidate the gains made by the Buhari’s administration, a support group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said. Osinbajo has not yet declared for president but many groups have sprung up rooting for him ahead of […]

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EFCC Places Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano On Watchlist

Ahead of the March 16, 2022 change of government in Anambra State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has placed the out-going governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, on  its watch list. In a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, the commission requested the service to place […]

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EndSARS Report: Call Lai Mohammed To Order, Falana Tells Buhari

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. He stated this in a statement on Wednesday in reaction to the remarks of the minister on the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution […]

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EFCC ‘Invites’ Fani-Kayode; Grants Him Bail On Self-Recognition

A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for questioning over alleged forgery. Though what he was invited for is yet unknown, reports however claimed that it was over alleged falsification of a “document”. He has since been granted bail on self-recognition. When contacted, EFCC […]

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December 1 deadline: Get Vaccinated If You Love Your Job, Nigerian Government Tells Workers

Ahead of the December 1 deadline for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal civil servants, the Federal Government has warned employees who love their jobs to go and get vaccinated.   Despite criticisms that have trailed the directive, which was first announced in September, the Federal Government, on Monday, insisted that its decision was in the best […]

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Let’s Train Nigerian Policemen How To Handle Protest Without Guns, Germany Tells FG

The German government has asked the Federal Government to release at least 30,000 Nigeria Police personnel for special training in Germany on how to manage protests among Nigerians without using weapons. A high-level delegation from Germany, which visited the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, specifically said it was willing to train […]

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Petrol May Rise To N340 Per Litre In 2022 – NNPC

Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), has hinted that a litre of fuel may sell between N320 and N340 in 2022. He said this during the presentation of the World Bank Nigeria Development Update, November 2021 edition titled “Time for Business Unusual” in Abuja on Tuesday. Kyari said […]

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President Buhari Promises To Take Action On Gas Price Hike

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is aware and concerned about the hike in the price of gas and is promising action to ameliorate the situation. He said this while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with the President in his office where he presented CEOs […]

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