Tell me it’s not true: Presidency confirms attempted robbery in Aso Rock

The Presidency has confirmed that there was an attempt by armed robbers to burgle the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, at 3 am, Monday morning. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a tweet on Monday night. He tweeted, “The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there ‘was a foolish attempt’ to burgle his residence at 3:00am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful. “Professor Gambari, whose house is on…

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Hardship may worsen as Economic Advisory Council ask Buhari to remove fuel subsidy

If President Mohammadu Buhari harkens to the advice by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council to remove subsidy on petrol and adopt a pricing regime that reflects the cost of the commodity, Nigerian may be in for more hard times. The council, set up in 2019 by Buhari and chaired by Prof Doyin Salami replaced the defunct Economic Management Team led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The council, charged with the responsibility of advising the President on economic policy matters including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global…

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Civil Defence, Police intercept Four Truckloads of herdsmen and cows

Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police in Kwara State have intercepted four truckloads of Fulani/Bororo herders and their cattle in the state and have sent them back to where they came from. Sources revealed that the herders had planned to settle in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state before they were intercepted at Ipee town, in Oyun Local Government Area of the state. It was also gathered that the combined efforts of the men of the NSCDC and the police…

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Gov. Ganduje owing pensioners N26bn -NLC

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees. Mr Kabir Ado-Minjibir, the NLC Chairman in the state, made the call while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano to mark the 2021 workers’ day. The chairman said that the payment of the outstanding benefits was part of their requests to the state government for consideration. Other requests he said include: review of retirement age for all civil servants…

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Yoruba separatists group, Police clash in Abeokuta

Groups of Yoruba separatist agitators and men of the Ogun State Police Command clashed on Saturday after 11 of the agitators were arrested for defying the police ban on the mass rally in Abeokuta. The rally held jointly by two groups – Ilana Omo Oduduwa and Omo Kootu Ojire Omo Oduduwa Atata – took their procession around Abeokuta in defiance to the police order, barring the demonstration. Out correspondent gathered that the rally which started around 9am was disrupted by security operatives who took over the streets of Abeokuta in…

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Kukah counsels against secession, says Nigeria better as one country

Matthew Kukah, the bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, has advised advocates of secessionist struggle to sheath their swords saying the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria. He, however, blamed the All Progressives Congress government led by Muhammadu Buhari for making people feel alienated from governance through inequality in power distribution at the highest levels. Kukah spoke virtually at the 2021 edition of The Platform, an annual conference organised by Pastor Poju Oyemade of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. The programme…

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N7.5bn Mess: Senate queries NSA, Finance Minister

The Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee, on Wednesday gave the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the Office of the National Security Adviser till Tuesday next week to explain an alleged ‘secret withdrawal of N7.5bn from the two per cent National Automotive Council Design and Development Council Levy Account. The account is domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Committee had two weeks ago while scrutinising the 2015 Auditor General for the Federation’s report summoned the affected agencies to appear before it. The…

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FG declares Monday work-free day

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration. He commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.” Aregbesola in a statement on Thursday by the Permanent…

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INEC announces dates for 2023 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Saturday, February 18 for the 2023 general elections in the country. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organised by the Senate Committee on INEC. He said, “By the principle established by the Commission, the 2023 General Election will hold on Saturday 18th February 2023 which is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today. “We hope to release…

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NAF promise to sustain critical airpower capabilities as Amao wings 4 new combatant pilots

No fewer than 233 Nigerian Air Force pilots are presently undergoing specialized training at different aviation colleges in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and the Czech Republic. Also, four new wings comprising two fighter pilots and two combat helicopter pilots have just completed their training in the US. Disclosing this at the winging of the four new pilots in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, said this bears glowing testament to the NAF’s commitment towards enhancing and sustaining critical airpower capabilities…

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El-rufai, Tambuwal seek cooperation to tackle banditry

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal have stressed the need for states to cooperate in tackling the menace of banditry and kidnapping. The two governors took the stand in Sokoto when El-Rufai visited to condole with Tambuwal over the death of Hajiya Aishatu, the daughter of late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello. This is contained in a statement signed by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello and issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Sokoto. El-Rufai commended Tambuwal’s unflinching…

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India’s COVID-19 variant giving Nigeria sleepless nights

The Nigerian government has resolved to introduce additional control measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 strain in India to Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this on Sunday said the issue would be a subject of discussion at the ministerial experts’ committee meeting on Monday (today). India is currently witnessing what has been described as a devastating second wave of COVID-19 with confirmed cases and deaths increasing in the past weeks. The country is said to recording more than a quarter million cases per day.…

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Sack Pantami now -Elumelu

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, urged the House to demand resignation or sack of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over his controversial sermons and utterances backing the activities of Jihadist movements and deadly Islamic sects. Pantami has been under fire for once preaching the violent cause of extremist Islamist sects and Jihadist narratives of al-Qaeda and the Taliban before he became a member of the Federal Executive Council in the Buhari administration. At the plenary on Wednesday, Elumelu raised…

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Chad’s Idriss Derby dies at war front, to be replaced by son

Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army announced on state television on Tuesday. The shock announcement came only the day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office. The army said Deby had been commanding his army at the weekend as it battled against rebels who had launched a major incursion into the north of the country on election day. Deby “has just breathed his last breath defending…

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Buhari’s minister denies Boko Haram, Al-Quaeda links

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has slammed reports linking him to Al-Qaeda terrorists. Pantami made this clarification on Monday, April 12, via a series of tweets that stated, “My lectures against the doctrines and all other evil people have been available for over 15 years, including debates that endangered my life against many criminals in Nigeria. If you can’t understand Hausa, get an objective Hausa speaker to translate for you objectively. “On the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as GOVERNMENT…

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Odumakin: Family announces burial dates

Yinka Odumakin, the late activist and Afenifere spokesman, will be buried on April 24, 2021.. According to a statement by his widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Monday, the rites would span three days – starting from Thursday, April 22 through Friday 23 and Saturday 24, 2021. She said, “Thursday, April 22: Day of Tributes and Service of Songs at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos between 11 am and 4 pm while his body lies in state.

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S/West Zonal Congress: PDP releases candidates’ list as Makinde Fayose battles for control of 765 delegates

Main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has released the list of candidates cleared by its screening committee for the April 12 South-West Zonal Congress expected to produce the party’s executive in the region. The list is coming just as two former friends; Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, intensify efforts as to who gains the upper hand in the control of the 756 delegates that will elect officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Monday. While Makinde…

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Northern Elders succumb, say restructuring only way out for Nigeria

Following a two-day Northern Summit, Arewa elders have thrown their weight behind calls for the restructuring of the country, saying that is the only way Nigeria could realise its potentials for economic and political development. The Summit, which ended yesterday, was organised by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and other leaders of the region to address the socio-economic and political malice that have plagued the north and Nigeria in general. In a communiqué issued after the Summit, the Arewa leaders said, “the North believes that restructuring the country is now…

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Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Philip dies at 99

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, who recently spent more than a month in hospital and underwent a heart procedure, died on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced. He was 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it said in a statement. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” The palace added that further announcements would…

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Australia stops AstraZeneca for under-50s

Australia on Thursday joined a growing number of countries halting the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for younger people over fears it can cause serious blood clots. In a further setback for Australia’s already halting coronavirus vaccine rollout, officials said the AstraZeneca shot should no longer be given to people under the age of 50, unless they had already received a first dose without any ill effects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison held an evening press conference to announce the decision shortly after the government’s medical advisory board decided to…

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Afenifere issues fresh statement on Tinubu

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has issued a statement denying an earlier statement by a political group that the body has thrown its weight behind the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election. This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday. However, Afenifere denied…

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Breaking: Buhari sacks Adamu as IG, appoints replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate sack of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and has appointed a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in replacement as the acting Inspector-General of Police. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, announced to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday that Baba is taking over from Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure Buhari extended for three months on February 4. He has only spent about two months out of the three-month extension and would have expired on May 3. Adamu’s sack was a…

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Tinubu pays condolence visit to Odumakin’s widow

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress paid a condolence visit to Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, widow of the late spokesperson of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere. Tinubu had issued a statement earlier on Saturday describing the late political activist as a doughty fighter and that the story of Nigeria’s democracy will not be complete without mentioning Odumakin. He had recalled the contribution of Odumakin to the June 12 struggle after the annulment of the election won by MKO Abiola. The former governor in the statement titled,…

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Gumi, Sani meet over 39 abducted students, RCCG evangelists

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and Sen. Shehu Sani met on Monday to discuss the abduction of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Igabi Local Government Kaduna and that of evangelists of the Redeemed Christian Church of God by suspected bandits. The meeting was sequel to the expiration of a 48-hour ultimatum handed down to both the state and federal governments to effect the release of the abducted students by the parents who protested over their children. One of the parents, Alhaji Ibrahim Shamaki, whose…

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Buhari goes to London for medical check-up

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday embark on a medical trip to London. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, “President Buhari billed for a routine medical check-up in London.” Adesina said Buhari was expected back in the country in the second week of April after what he called “a routine medical check-up.” The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up. “The President meets with Security Chiefs…

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Access Bank promises 5 times refund for delayed reversals

Driven by its commitment to deliver best-in-class service to all its customers, Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank PLC, has upgraded its service platforms to allow for resolution of failed transactions within one business day. The Bank has guaranteed that all failed transactions will be reversed within one business day. It has also affirmed that in the event that reversal time exceeds one business day, customers will be entitled to a refund of up to five times the bank transfer fees for that transaction. Speaking on this development, Ogor Chukudebelu, Access…

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Gov. Ortom names sponsors of gun attack on his convoy

Samuel Ortom, governor of Nigeria’s Benue state whose convoy was attacked by gunmen along Gboko/Markudi road on Saturday afternoon has named the group who should be held responsible for the attack. Suspected gunmen believed to be bandits had attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road around noon. It was gathered that the Governor was on his way to Makurdi when the gunmen opened fire on his convoy but were repelled by his security men. In a statement, the governor said, “You know…

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2023: Why I will work against Jonathan

Nyesom Wike, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and Rivers State Governor, has given reasons why he will part ways with his erstwhile political benefactor and former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Wike insisted he will work against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, if the latter gets the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections. Speaking during an interview with BBC Pidgin over the weekend in Port Harcourt, Wike says, party interest was his priority and not ethnic interest. Wike said, “I am from Southern part of Nigeria. I will…

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Buhari names Expressway in Abuja after Niger’s President

President Muhammadu Buhari has named an expressway in Abuja after his Niger Republic counterpart, Issoufou Mahamadou. FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, alongside Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the road. Bello said, “Earlier today, the first phase of the on-going Outer Southern Expressway in Abuja was named the ‘Mahamadou Issoufou Expressway’ in honour of the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou. “The road was named after the Nigerien President by President Muhammadu Buhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the…

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Asari Dokubo declares New Biafra State proclaims self Head of State

Ex-Niger Delta regional war lord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has declared a new state, new “Biafra de facto customary government” from the Nigerian Federation and declared himself as head of the government. Dokubo cited “injustice and marginalisation” on the Igbo found in various zones of the country as the reason for his aspiring for a “better life for his people.” According to a statement issued by one Uche Mefor, described as the Head of Information and Communication of the customary government. Copies of the statement were made available to journalists…

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Ex-Speaker, Bankole meets APC’s topshots, set to join ruling party

There are strong indications that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Oladimeji Bankole, is set to dump the Action Democratic Party, to join the All Progressives Congress. This was a sequel to a meeting between the former Speaker, the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee who is also the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and his Jigawa State counterpart, Abubakar Badaru, in Abuja, on Friday. It was gathered that the three leaders met at the private residence of the Yobe State governor for a little over…

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Fuel Price Crisis: Ngige issues ‘open-ended’ statement, not foreclosing increment

Labour and Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige is saying the Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there is currently no increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit. A statement on Friday by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said “there will be no increase in the price of PMS for now as discussions are still ongoing between government and the organised labour as well as other stakeholders on the matter.” Going by the statement, the government is at the same time not foreclosing an increment. Ngige…

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Buhari’s daughter, Zahra, threatens Sahara Reporters over N51bn fraud story

Zahra Buhari-Indimi, one of the daughters of President Mohammadu Buhari, has denied ever defrauding the Federal Government of Nigeria of N51bn, N2.5bn, or any amount contrary to stories published in an online medium,’ Sahara Reporters. The President’s daughter stated this in a letter dated March 8, 2021. The letter was signed by her lawyer, Nasiru Aliyu (SAN), and addressed to Sahara Reporters. In the letter, Buhari’s daughter accused Sahara Reporters of “injurious defamation” in a story published on March 5, 2021 titled, ‘How APC Chieftain, Danu, Custom Boss Defrauded Nigerian…

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35yrs After: Vatsa’s family begs Buhari for state pardon

Thirty-five years after his execution for alleged involvement in a coup plot, the family of the late General Mamman Vatsa has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant him a state pardon. Vatsa and some military officers were executed on March 5, 1986, after their alleged involvement in a coup plot, and the day was set aside by his family and the Vatsa community, Gulu in Lapai Local Government of Niger State for remembrance and special prayers for his soul. Speaking to newsmen after marking this year’s anniversary of his death…

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SGF, ministers, PTF members get vaccination today

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and members of the PTF will on Monday in Abuja receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. The Director Press, Office of the SGF, Willie Bassey, said this in a notice on Sunday night. The development about 48 hours after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have received their doses of the vaccine, live, on Saturday at the Presidential Villa. The SGF and the PTF members…

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Yar’Adua’s paddyman, Mangal loses son in Superbike accident

Dahiru Mangal, famous business magnate, who was one of the powerful forces in the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua government has lost his son, Nura in a road crash. It was gathered that Nura was involved in the accident while riding his power bike along Dutsimma road, Katsina. The incident reportedly happened not too far from Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. He was rushed to the Katsina General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Funeral prayer for the deceased was held at 10 am on Thursday at the Mangal Mosque, Kofar Kwaya,…

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Buhari, Osinbajo jabbed in the Villa

I feel no pain, says Osinbajo President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Saturday, got vaccinated with the Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President and his Deputy received the vaccine following the launch of the vaccination exercise in the country with frontline health workers. The event was preceded by e-registration of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo and filling out of their vaccination cards by Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib. The vaccination of President Buhari was…

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How Oshiomhole, Obaseki reconciled in Auchi

Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday, described the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, as his brother and friend. The governor and the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress met in Auchi, Edo State, at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi. Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with COVID-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest…

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Buhari, Osinbajo to take COVID-19 vaccines Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, will receive shots of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at a State House briefing in Abuja on Thursday. According to him, the exercise will boost the confidence of Nigerians to receive the about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shipped into the country this week. Shuaib said, “The next step in the vaccination programme given that we’ve now received the vaccines is a launch that will be taking place…

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No greetings from Prez. Buhari as the world celebrate Adeboye at 79

President Mohammadu Buhari’s birthday greeting was conspicuously missing as respected evangelist and God’s gift to Christendom, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, clocked 79. Many Nigerians including fellow clergies and the political class taken to the social media to celebrate the cleric whose influence amongst Christian in Nigeria and all over the world is beyond doubt. For the venerable man of God, this year’s celebration is without a goodwill message from fellow septuagenarian and President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, who has not…

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War on Bandits: FG strikes Zamfara with ‘no-fly zone’, bans mining activities

The Nigerian Government has declared bandits ravaged Zamfara State in Northern part of the country a ‘no fly zone’. The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), on Tuesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the declaration as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges being witnessed in the state. He said the President also approved the recommendation that mining activities in the state should stop immediately. Monguno who spoke with State House correspondents, at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council held at the…

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US President, Biden revokes Trump’s visa ban

President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in the order provided by the White House on Wednesday. In June 2020, Trump signed…

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Pictures: Police arrest, detain Okorocha, ex-Imo Gov

Some operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu. Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government. Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly forcefully unsealed Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi. Sen. Okorocha was arrested on the orders of the Imo state government for allegedly “personally leading the destruction and vandalism of security vehicles and breaking into the property…

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Buhari nominates Bawa as EFCC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and has written to the Senate for confirmation. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.” The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. “In a letter to President of the Senate,…

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LKJ: A giant has fallen -Osoba

Frontline journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba has likened the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to the fallen of “an Iroko tree, as well as an elephant”. Osoba said the late Jakande would be remembered as a personification of the best in journalism and a political colossus. According to the former Ogun State governor, Alhaji Jakande “singlehandedly founded both the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. “He was the first black African chairman of the International Press…

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Jakande ex-Lagos Gov., laid to rest

The first Executive Governor of Lagos State and frontline journalist and founding father of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who died on Thursday morning in his residence in Lagos, has been laid to rest. His burial at Volts and Gardens cemetery on Friday was preceded by pre-burial Islamic prayers at his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State. His son, Deji, other family members, and lovers cried as his body was being interred after the Muslim prayer by the Chief Imam of Lagos, Abou-Nolla. Jakande…

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Jakande, ex-Lagos governor, passes on

Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, the man who brought a lot of development to Lagos as governor between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programmes of the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by a former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has passed on. Jakande, aged 91, was the last man standing among the progressive politics gladiators of the second republic featuring Obafemi Awolowo; leader and founder of the Unity Party Party of Nigeria, Bola Ige, Adekunle Ajasin, Ambrose…

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APC Govs mourn ex-minister

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have expressed grief over the death of one of the founding fathers of the APC, Tony Momoh, who died on Monday at the age of 81. This was contained in a statement titled, “Condolence Message on the Death of Prince Tony Momoh,” signed by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu, in Abuja, on Wednesday. Bagudu who is also the governor of Kebbi State said in the statement that he and his colleagues received the news of the…

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