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Count me out, I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday said he would not take COVID-19 vaccine as he is hale and hearty. Bello, in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Today Politics’, said President Muhammadu Buhari could take the vaccine, but that he would not. “Mr President is the leader of this country. I respect him so high; […]

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How I tested positive for COVID-19 without any symptoms – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has narrated his experience with the deadly coronavirus. He said his household was avoiding him during the period. He disclosed this on Friday during a colloquium put in place to celebrate his 84th birthday in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The event took place at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta. Narrating his experience, […]

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Goodluck Jonathan Speaks On Alleged 2023 Presidential Ambition

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, said rumours of his interest in contesting in the 2023 presidential election was “mere speculation.” Jonathan, who stated this when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State at Government House, Asaba, over the recent demise of his father, Sir Okorie Okowa, pledged to continue […]

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You Have Few Weeks To Secure The Country, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the nation’s new service chiefs that they have only a few weeks to secure the country. Buhari while decorating them at a ceremony held in the State House, Abuja said he expected that before the rainy season, they would have secured the country to the level that farmers who […]

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Give me custody of my four kids, Fani-Kayode’s wife begs court

A former beauty pageant, Precious Chikwendu, has demanded the full custody of her four sons with her ex-husband and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Chikwendu accused Fani-Kayode of beating her up several times, including when she was pregnant, accusing the ex-minister of confining her to a hospital when she attempted to escape. The […]

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COVID-19 cases in sharp rise in Nigeria again

After weeks of respite, COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose again on Thursday, with Adamawa State posting the highest figures among states. Figures churned out by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, showed that 709 new cases were reported on Thursday with 12 deaths. The new figures represented a rise from the 464 cases reported […]

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Nigerian Government extends work from home directive for GL12 officers, below

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja extended working from home directive for civil servants from GL 12 and below until the end of March. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), made the announcement in a statement issued by Abdulganiyu Aminu, Director Press and Public Relations, office of the HOCSF. “All […]

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Drug Barons Funding Terrorism In Nigeria, Says Senate President

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says drug barons are funding terrorism and banditry across Nigeria.  According to Senator Lawan, the proceeds of the illegal drug trade are used to purchase arms and ammunitions for terror groups like Boko Haram as well as bandits and kidnappers. The Lawmaker stated this when Chairman of the National Drug Law […]

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Police to arraign Lagos socialite for Cubana club operations

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a socialite, Mike Eze, aka Pretty Mike, for allegedly facilitating operations at the Cubana Nightclub in the Victoria Island area of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading 172 persons arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols during a raid on the nightclub, had ordered the arrest […]

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Five arrested with fake COVID-19 certificate in Lagos airport

The Nigeria Police, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Command has arrested and paraded five COVID-19 certificate suspects at the airport, while two others are still at large. The suspects, Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewala, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, the police said deal in selling fake COVID-19 negative certificates to unsuspecting travellers within the […]

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Bandits carrying AK-47 to be shot on sight – Nigerian Government

The crackdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari on bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements terrorising Nigerians, has been extended. Security agents have been given the order to shoot anyone found carrying AK-47 illegally, the Presidency said on Wednesday. Helicopters that violate the ‘no fly zone’ slammed on Zamfara State will also be brought down as […]

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EndSARS: Hoodlums stole $2 million, N17 million from my palace – Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, said on Wednesday that a total amount of $2 million and N17 million were stolen from his palace on October 21, 2020, during the invasion of his residence following last year’s #EndSARS protests. Mr Akiolu said this on Wednesday during the commissioning of Glover Hall Memorial in Lagos, the Punch […]

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Nigeria ranks lowest in Internet affordability – Report

A global study on the quality of digital wellbeing in 85 countries has ranked Nigeria the lowest country in Internet affordability. According to the Surfshark’s Digital Quality of Life Index 2020, Nigeria comes last at 85th, following Columbia and Honduras, while Israel led as the country with the most affordable Internet globally. The report also […]

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I Am Ready To Resign If That Will Bring Peace To My State – Governor Matawalle

Bello Matawalle says he is ready to resign as governor of Zamfara if that will bring peace to the state. Matawalle who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today stated this when asked if he is intimidated by the Federal Government’s declaration of a ‘No-Fly Zone’ in Zamfara. He said: “I am ready to accept any solution […]

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2023: Saraki, Obasanjo in ‘closed door’ meeting

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo held a ‘closed door’ meeting with former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Tuesday ahead the 2023 presidency. Saraki visited Obasanjo on Tuesday and was hosted by the former president at the Pent House, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, Ogun State.   After the normal pleasantry, the duo and […]

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As 2023 Presidency draws nearer, EFCC deepens Tinubu probe

As 2023 presidency draws nearer, the fate of Bola Tinubu hangs in the balance, as The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened its probe into All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu. To this end, the EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A […]

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‘Some people benefitting from kidnapping, banditry in Nigeria’ – Senate President

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said some people are benefitting from the recurring cases of kidnapping and banditry across the country. He did not name these people. He made this comment shortly after the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs at plenary. The Senate confirmed the service chiefs after it adopted the […]

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Petrol scarcity persists in Nigeria, transport fares rise by 100%

Petrol scarcity in Abuja and neighbouring Nasarawa and Niger states persisted on Tuesday and provoked an over 100 per cent rise in transport fares in many locations of the affected areas. Also, hundreds of black marketers of petrol surfaced in various roads in Abuja and environs, as they sold the commodity at between N300 to […]

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