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Blasphemy: Pastor Gives Deborah’s Grieving Father Car, Estate

The General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry, Chibuzor Chinyere, has donated a mini estate and a car to Garba Emmanuel, the father of slain Deborah Samuel. The cleric also relocated the family to Port Harcourt and promised Deborah’s seven siblings “automatic scholarships”. Chinyere, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, posted photos of the flats and […]

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EFCC Arrests Okorocha After 7-Hour Siege

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday arrested a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. They whisked him away from his Maitama residence in Abuja after laying siege to it for over seven hours. The operatives broke into Okorocha’s sitting room after firing gunshots and tear gas canisters to disperse protesters who […]

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Drama As Son Of Former Vice-President Asks Delegates To Return His Money After Losing PDP Ticket

After securing just two votes at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Kaduna North Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives, Adam Namadi, son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, has reportedly asked delegates to refund the N2 million each he doled out before the election. Namadi, who had promised to add N1.5 million to […]

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Why We Are At Okorocha’s Residence – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained why it stormed the residence of a former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday. According to the agency, Senator Okorocha has refused to honour  invitations after jumping administrative bail. Reacting to EFCC’s presence at his residence on Tuesday, Senator Okorocha has accused the […]

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Peter Obi Is The Only Man That Can SAVE Nigeria – Peter Okoye Of P-Square Declares

Peter Okoye of the P-Square singing group has endorsed former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi to become the next President of Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter page on Monday, Peter Okoye who is also known as Mr. P described Obi as a disciplined and principled man that can save Nigeria. The singer who pointed out that he […]

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Stop Bloodshed In South-East, Release ‘Mama Biafra’, Nnamdi Kanu Begs

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged that the killings in the South-East should stop. Kanu also demanded the immediate release of Mrs Ukamaka Ejezie, a newspaper vendor popularly known as ‘Mama Biafra’ in Abia State. The IPOB leader was quoted as speaking during a visitation to him in the […]

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Nigerian Government Slams New Tax On Telephone Calls

The Federal Government has slammed a new tax on phone calls in the nation to fund free healthcare for the Vulnerable Group in Nigeria. This is despite recent moves by telecommunication companies to increase the price of their services as a result of an unfavourable operating climate. The telecom tax in the equivalent of a […]

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Buhari Has Done Well Whether People Like It Or Not, Says Governor Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Sunday praised the efforts of the current administration in handling the nation’s affairs. Umahi, a frontline aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in piloting Nigeria’s affairs since assuming office in 2015. “In terms of naming all the indices that are needed […]

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Nigerians Spend $221m On Foreign Education In Three Months – CBN

An analysis of data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that Nigerians spent at least $220.86 million on foreign education between December 2021 and February 2022. This is according to the CBN data on the amount spent on educational service under the sectoral utilisation for transactions valid for foreign exchange for December 2021 […]

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One Dollar Passes The N600 Bridge At Parallel Market

The Nigerian naira, on Friday, weakened to N607 per dollar at the parallel section of the foreign exchange (FX) market amid increased demand. The figure represents a drop of N7 or 1.2 percent from the N600 it traded earlier this week. Currency traders known as Bureaux De Change operators (BDCs), who spoke to TheCable in Lagos, quoted […]

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It’s Sad Buhari Complained About N40m APC Form In 2019 But Approved N100m For 2023 – Adamu Garba

“My expectation was that it might remain the same because we complained at the time that the cost was too much. But the President (Muhammadu Buhari) himself lamented that the price was more than he expected. He urged the party to review and reconsider the cost in the future so that young people and those […]

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Danish Man Who Killed Nigerian Wife, Child Sentenced To Death

A Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter. Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government. The judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging on both counts. The Dane was […]

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Naira Notes Will Be Out Of Circulation Soon, Says CBN Official

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that paper currency will soon be out of circulation, urging market men and women to sign into the e-Naira. The Delta State Branch Controller of CBN, Mr Godwin Okafor, stated this on Friday at the popular Ogbogonogo market during the market sensitisation on e-Naira. He urged traders to […]

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Buhari Signs National Health Insurance Bill

Eighty-three million Nigerians are set to be covered as President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law.  This is according to a statement released by presidential aide Garba Shehu on Thursday. He said the bill repeals “the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria […]

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Buhari Departs For UAE On Condolence Visit, To Meet New President

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday left Abuja for United Arab Emirates. A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari would meet the new UAE president, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to convey his condolences on the death of the former president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He said Buhari […]

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7,256 Nigerian Nurses Left For UK In One Year – Report

No fewer than 7,256 trained nurses in Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom between March 2021 and March 2022, The Punch has learnt. The figure is contained in information obtained from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom on Thursday. Nigeria has continued to witness an increase in the rate of health workers migrating from […]

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28 Presidential Hopefuls Bought Forms, Three Didn’t Submit – APC Spokesman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says 28 presidential hopefuls purchased its nomination and expression of interest forms. In April, the ruling party fixed N30 million as the cost of its expression of interest form for the presidency, while N70 million was fixed for the nomination form. The cost of the APC presidential form sparked varied reactions […]

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727 Nigerian Doctors Migrate To UK In Five Months

No fewer than 727 medical doctors trained in Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom between December 2021 and May 2022, The Punch reports. The figure was contained in data obtained by our correspondent from the website of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom on the number of foreign doctors working in the UK. The data […]

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