Democracy Day: Use Of Teargas Was In Line With Global Standards – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria police on Saturday justified its use of tear gas on protesters who took to the streets to mark Democracy Day by voicing their grievances against the government of the day. According to police spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, the actions of officers were in line with international best practices of dispersing violent protests. Mr […]

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Resume nightlife in Owerri, Imo Commissioner of Police tells residents

Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has asked the residents of Owerri, the state capital, to resume nightlife. Yaro said the security situation of the state had improved to the point that people had to start living their normal life. Nightlife had closed in the state following the spate of attacks on government facilities […]

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My administration hasn’t done very badly, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has “not done very badly”, since it came in 2015. Buhari stated this during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), on Friday. The president asked Nigerians to be fair to his administration in making judgement, adding that people should consider what was being produced in terms of […]

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President Buhari To Address Nigerians On June 12

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on the morning of June 12, the presidency said in a statement on Friday. “To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, June 12, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on Saturday June 12, 2021, at 7am,” a statement signed by spokesman Femi Adesina said. “Television, radio stations and other […]

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Security Agencies Carrying Out ‘Genocide’ In South-East, Nigeria – Igbo Elders

The Igbo Elders Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday accused security agencies of indiscriminately killing Igbo youths in the South-East, in the guise of fighting IPOB and ESN, two separatist groups. Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Chairman of the group, a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, said […]

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I Hope To Hand Over A Secure, Prosperous Nigeria In 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he hopes Nigeria will be secure, prosperous and confident by the time he leaves office in 2023. He made the remark in a 30-minute interview with the Nigerian Television Authority, which aired on Friday. According to the President, he is committed to stepping down in 2023 and has no third […]

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Digital currency coming, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to introduce digital currency before the end of the year, its Director Information Technology, Rakiya Mohammed, said on Thursday. Speaking at the end of 306th Bankers’ Committee Meeting, she said the currency will be accessible to all Nigerians. Admitting the risks associated with the proposed digital currency, the […]

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Nigerian Youths should behave well for foreign investors to come

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no foreign investor would come into Nigeria if the youths continue to cause crisis in the country. Buhari said this on Thursday during an interview on Arise TV monitored by THE WHISTLER. The President said that with the current level of insecurity in the country, many investors would not come […]

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My directive to shoot criminals with AK-47 stands – Buhari

President Buhari on Thursday declared his support for the Nigeria Police Force and expressed his intolerance for all criminal activities in Lagos State and the entire country. Buhari spoke at the Police College, Ikeja, during the inauguration of security vehicles and crime-fighting equipment bought by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the Lagos […]

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Respect Citizens’ Right And Reverse Suspension Of Twitter, US Tells Nigerian Government

The US has called on the Nigerian government to respect the rights of its citizens to freely express themselves by reversing its suspension of Twitter’s operations in the West African country.  In a statement issued on Thursday evening by the spokesperson of the Department of State Ned Price, the US explained that freedom of expression […]

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Spray naira notes and go to jail, CBN tells Nigerians

The Central Bank of Nigeria has condemned the rate at which Nigerians mutilate, deface, squeeze and even spray and sell the naira notes. The apex bank threatened that “abuse of the currency attracts a penalty of not less than six months or a fine of not less than N50,000 or both.” An Assistant Director at […]

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I’m not surprised by my husband’s death, TB Joshua’s widow declares

Evelyn, wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua, on Wednesday, said the death of her husband was an act of God. She spoke when a delegate from the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, led by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, paid […]

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President Buhari Receives First Made-in-Nigeria Cell Phone (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken delivery of the first ever Nigeria-made cellphone called ITF Mobile. The product was presented to him by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, just before commencement of the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Introducing the product to the President, Adebayo said […]

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Buhari To Visit Lagos Today

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Lagos on Thursday for the inauguration of the 157 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project at the Mobolaji Johnson railway station in Ebutte Metta. Thereafter, the President is expected to proceed to the Energy Nature Light Terminal of the Apapa Port to further commission the Integrated National Security and Waterways […]

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Nigeria Judiciary Workers Call Off Strike

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has called off its nationwide industrial action. The decision to call off the strike followed a meeting between JUSUN executives and the National Judicial Council (NJC) led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad. Both parties agreed that the strike should be called off in […]

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I’m Ready To Die In The Hands Of Kidnappers – El-Rufai’s Wife

The wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Asia El-Rufai, has said no ransom should be paid to her abductors if she is kidnapped.  Addressing participants of a peace and security training organised Equal Access International (EAI) in Kaduna, the governor’s wife, who is also a lecturer at Baze University, Abuja, said she is ready to […]

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Don’t Access Social Media Via VPN, APC Warns Nigerians

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted Nigerians of the many risks involved in accessing contents, especially social media using the Virtual Private Network (VPN). It said it is vulnerable to the heinous activities of criminal hackers who can steal data and money in bank accounts. The Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, […]

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One million Nigerians to receive N5,000 stipends for six months

The Federal Government on Tuesday said one million Nigerians impacted by COVID-19 pandemic will receive N5,000 cash for six months. The government explained that a pilot scheme commenced earlier this year with 3,115 beneficiaries in Lagos and Abuja, saying the intervention will be up-scaled nationwide and beneficiaries will start receiving their stipends soon. Minister of […]

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