Abacha Loot: Supreme Court Declines Family’s Request To Access Frozen Foreign Accounts

The Supreme Court has again refused the request by Ali Abacha, a brother to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, to unfreeze the accounts traced to him and relatives of the late Abacha in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. In a unanimous judgment delivered on Friday by a five-man panel […]

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Why we’re borrowing to fund budget – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his administration has been borrowing to finance the budget due to dwindling revenues. He urged Nigerians to be alive to their tax obligations as taxation is a required sacrifice for citizens if the country is to develop. The President spoke virtually during the First National Tax Dialogue held at […]

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Biden Reverses Trump’s Visa Ban On Nigeria

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security for countries that don’t […]

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Trump’s impeachment trial stalled in US Senate

The second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump may not begin until mid-February, to give him time to prepare a defense against charges of inciting insurrection. Republican senators sought the delay after Democrats earlier in the day said that the House of Representatives could send the impeachment charge – passed last week in […]

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Nigeria sets new COVID-19 record, posts highest cases in a single day

Nigeria posted its highest COVID-19 cases in a single day on Thursday, ramping up almost 2,000 infections. Figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, revealed that the nation reported 1,964 fresh cases, the highest it has recorded in a single day since the pandemic broke out in February 2020. Previously, Nigeria had set […]

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17% of Nigerians don’t believe COVID-19 is real,15% not sure – Report

Amidst the continuous surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, a survey has found that nearly a fifth of Nigerians still do not believe the disease is real. The study by the research firm, SBM Intel, in all 36 states and the FCT, found that only 68.8 per cent of Nigerians believe that […]

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Why restructuring of Nigeria won’t work – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the quest for restructuring may not work until issues that divide Nigerians are resolved. Mr Jonathan stated this on Thursday at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue. He lamented how divisive politics and mistrust have retarded the progress of the country. The former president, whose administration convened the 2014 National […]

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7 things to know about the 127- year-old ‘fat’ Bible used to swear in Biden

By the constitution of the United States, elected officials are not required to take their oath of office specifically with the Bible or any other. But most Presidents had in the past chosen to swear by the Bible. Most of the Bibles used have also had a tinge of history or family connection like when […]

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MNOs confirm NIN registration extension

The mobile network operators (MNOs) yesterday confirmed the extension of the deadline for the syncing of SIM cards with the National Identity Numbers, NIN. In a statement yesterday, the MNOs said that the Federal Government has granted a further extension of the deadline from 19 January till 9 February. This will allow subscribers more time […]

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Foreigners Without Face Masks Punished With Push-Ups

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups. Video footage circulating on social media this week shows tourists in T-shirts and shorts being made to do the exercise in sweltering tropical heat as masked security officials stood over them. Bali authorities made […]

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Nigeria Police Did Very Well In 2019/2020, Says IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu says the Nigeria Police did very well in 2019/2020. His statement is coming despite many security challenges besetting the country. According to the IGP, when his administration came in, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road, a challenge which he claims […]

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Biden Without Wasting Time, Signs Executive Order Reversing Trump Policies

Joe Biden was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at a scaled-down ceremony overseen by over 20,000 National Guards in Washington DC. Biden took the oath of office administered by US Chief Justice, John Roberts, and became the oldest US president in history at age 78. The president in […]

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Trump shuns Biden as new President’s inauguration holds today

President Donald Trump has spent his last full day on Tuesday in the White House mulling pardons as President-elect, Joe Biden was set to arrive in Washington ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration that his predecessor, in a final break with tradition, would snub. CNN reports that Trump had mostly dismissed the traditions that go along with leaving office. […]

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Tinubu should be rewarded with presidency, says Reps member

Nigerians have been urged to throw their weight behind the projected presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC. A member of the House of Representatives, Babatunde Hunpe, representing Badagry Federal Constituency, made this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. According to the lawmaker, Nigerians should reward […]

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Buhari will be remembered like Trump – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari again, saying he would be remembered like outgoing American president, Donald Trump. The former governor said Nigerians could not wait to see the end of the regime of President Buhari, just as Americans look forward to the exit of Donald Trump. “Buhari will be […]

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INEC announces date for Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the Anambra Governorship poll for November 6. INEC announced the timetable and schedule of activities for the election in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by its Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. Mr Okoye said that the commission met on Tuesday and deliberated on the […]

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Treat malaria symptoms as COVID-19, says Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised residents of the state to consider and treat any malaria symptom as COVID-19 until proven otherwise. Sanwo-Olu, at a briefing on Tuesday, also raised the alarm that the oxygen demands for COVID-19 patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, had increased to 350 six-litre cylinders daily […]

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FG to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N5,000 each, says minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. This translates to N729bn within the six-month period. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban […]

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