‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models, Diezani laments

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday. […]

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ALERT! PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NDIUKWUENU LAND IS NOT FOR SALE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!

It has come to the knowledge of the Stakeholders of Ndiukwuenu Community in Anambra State that a certain surveyor is currently conniving with some hoodlums in Ndiukwuenu Town to sell portions of land belonging to the Community. The general public is hereby informed that Ndiukwuenu community has been embroiled in several community crises emanating from […]

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Understanding the import of ‘boyhood’ from Ngige’s outbursts – By Okechukwu Nwafor

Some weeks ago, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige directed an uncontrollable tirade at James Faleke, a member of House of Representatives, who was questioning him over an alleged breach of a presidential directive. Ngige said, among many other things, that he is a ‘VI boy’ while Faleke is a ‘Mushin […]

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Judiciary under Pressure from Political Elites in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo yesterday observed that the justice administration “is under severe pressure from the elites who want to get ahead at all cost” while faulting the process of appointing judges in Nigeria. With Osinbajo’s observation, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad made a case for new reforms […]

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Kashamu evaded justice, couldn’t escape death – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described as sad the death of a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 election in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu. He, however, added that Kashamu allegedly used the instruments of law and politics to evade justice. In a condolence message titled ‘Letter of condolence,’ addressed […]

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I won’t support a northerner as president in 2023 – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he would not support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai said this on Saturday in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service as published by The Cable. According to him, the idea of zoning the presidential seat is necessarily not constitutional, but is based on the country’s […]

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Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. He died of COVID-19 complications, The Nation gathered. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said the deceased would be sorely missed. He tweeted: “I have just lost my good friend of forever […]

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Nigerian governor appoints special assistant on ‘unmarried women affairs’

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as the Special Assistant on Women Affairs (Unmarried). This is according to a letter dated August 4, 2020, with reference number GO/SS/POL/S/83 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Baba. The letter, which was obtained by Sahara Reporters, read in part, “I am pleased […]

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US Expresses Concern over ‘Deteriorating Political Climate’ in Edo

The United States government has expressed concern over the deteriorating political climate in Edo State. It also expressed disappointment with the role played by some political actors in the state and the alleged interference by security forces in political matters. The US Mission in Abuja in a statement issued Friday said as the 2020 off-cycle […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria gets $114.28m from World Bank

The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with a specific focus on state-level responses. According to a statement from the bank on Friday, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million grant from the […]

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Aisha Buhari flown to Dubai for medical treatment

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates for treatment of severe neck pain. A top Presidency official confirmed this to Punch on Friday. According to Sahara Reporters, Mrs. Buhari was flown out of the country during the Sallah holiday last week after complaining of neck pain for […]

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Fuel scarcity looms in Lagos as tanker drivers begin strike Monday

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Friday directed members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, in Lagos zone, to shut fuel distribution in and its environs over take-over access roads to tank farms and fuel depots by containerised trucks, among other grievances. The union is also protesting the deplorable state of the […]

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US government advises citizens against travelling to Nigeria

Amidst the worsening security situation across Nigeria, the U.S. government has advised its citizens not to travel to many states in Nigeria for security reasons. The reasons include terrorism, kidnapping, civil unrest and maritime crime. The U.S. government published this advisory on the website of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. The U.S. advised Americans not to […]

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US billionaire agrees deal to buy European football giant for $700M

US billionaire Dan Friedkin has agreed a deal to purchase AS Roma, the Italian soccer giant confirmed on Thursday. The Serie A side said formal contracts with Friedkin’s consortium were signed on Wednesday, in a deal worth 591 million euros ($700m). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of August. Friedkin is the […]

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US lifts global ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory

After more than four months, the US State Department on Thursday lifted its advisory warning US citizens against traveling abroad. The department issued the Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory — the highest level of travel advisory — on March 19, urging US citizens not to travel overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, “(w)ith health and […]

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No travel restrictions on Nigerians, UAE clarifies

The United Arab Emirates has dismissed reports that it placed travel restrictions on Nigerians, stressing that this was not true. The UAE embassy in Abuja in a statement on Thursday affirmed the growing bilateral relations between the Arab nation and Nigeria. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE explained that it took a […]

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International flights to resume in weeks, passengers should arrive three hours before their flights – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government on Thursday said the airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks and not in months. When international flights eventually resume, passengers are expected to arrive the airport three hours before their flights. The government said the prolonged ban on international travels was not punitive but mainly to keep Nigerians across […]

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President Buhari extends COVID-19 eased lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. This extension is the third for the second phase of lockdown currently observed across the country. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on […]

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