New COVID-19 Strain: Concerns Mount over Planned Visit of Ramaphosa to Nigeria

Concerns have been raised over the anticipated visit of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Nigeria, following the development of a new strain of COVID-19 in South Africa and travel restrictions put on Southern African countries by numerous countries. President Muhammadu Buhari is due to host Ramaphosa and other top government officials from his administration on a three-day visit to …

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CBN to Open International Financial Centre in Eko Atlantic City

Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has revealed that the apex bank wants to open an International Financial Centre in Lagos’ Eko Atlantic City in the second quarter of 2022. The facility, according to Emefiele, will serve as a hub for drawing domestic and international capital, which is critical for the Nigerian economy’s post-COVID-19 …

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EXCLUSIVE: Department Of State Services’ Officer, Samson Enweruzo Unveiled As Notorious For Forcing False Confessions Out Of IPOB Suspects, Involvement In Illegal Raids, Arrests, Extrajudicial Killings In South-East

According to SaharaReporters, an operator of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), named Samson Enweruzo, is responsible for some of the unlawful executions and brutalization of individuals in the South-East in the pretext of discovering Biafran agitators. Enweruzo, a native of Imo State, was also accused of invading the home of one Chuks Egwuatu and illegally arresting …

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kidnappers of Ondo principal, four other people have demanded ransom of N35 million

The abductors of Auga Community Grammar School’s principal, vice principal, and three other teachers have demanded N35 million in ransom for their release. This comes only two days after unidentified gunmen kidnapped a three-year-old girl who was in her mother’s car with another sibling on their way home from a church service in Akure, Ondo State’s capital, as well as …

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 #EndSARS group demands Lagos, that reports of 18 state panels be made public, indicted police officers prosecuted

The #EndSARS Frontliners, one of the groups at the vanguard of last year’s #EndSARS protest, has requested that state governments in Lagos and 18 other states where investigative committees met make their reports public and that indicted Nigerian Police Force members be prosecuted. Compensations determined by state commissions must also be “given in full to all victims and their families,” …

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Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $40 Million In Jewellery To FG Is Upheld By The Appeal Court

On Friday, the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, upheld the forfeiture to the Federal Government of $40 million in jewelry belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources. On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Justice I.N. Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, ordered the final forfeiture of Allison-jewelry Madueke’s and a bespoke gold Iphone valued at …

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Security is Key to Survival, Growth of MSME, Says NSA, Fayemi

Major Gen. Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, have stated that the security of lives and property in Nigeria is critical to the survival and growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), urging the government to work together to address the country’s current security challenges. They called for collaboration …

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Is Olawepo-Hashim Among the Prophets

Between 1020 and 1000 BCE, Saul was the first king of Israel. He became king at a time when the nation of Israel desperately needed the unity of the 12 tribes to fend off a threat to their collective existence, according to the biblical account, which is mostly found in the Book of First Samuel. His ascension to the throne …

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Don queries govt of Akwa Ibom about the Mexican cows that were budgeted for in 2017

Prof. Chris Ekong, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, has demanded an explanation from the state government about the Mexican cows captured in the 2017 budget. Governor Udom Emmanuel’s silence on the Mexican cows with such huge budgetary provisions that are nowhere to be found, according to Ekong, who is …

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Enugu govt, others laud Glo for Joy Unlimited promo

Globacom has been described as a source of pride for Nigeria and proof to the rest of the world that the black man is capable of running successful businesses. Mr Chidi Aroh, the Enugu State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, gave this commendation yesterday at the Enugu prize presentation ceremony for winners of the company’s loyalty reward promo Joy Unlimited …

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Yakasai, IBM Haruna To Buhari: Don’t Pardon Kanu

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised against pardoning the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by elder statesmen Tanko Yakassai and General Ibrahim Bata Haruna (rtd), also known as IBM Haruna. They spoke separately to our reporters in separate interviews with television. Kanu had fled Nigeria in 2017, jumping bail after his home in …

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In the space of two weeks, troops killed 128 bandits

Between November 11 and November 25, troops killed 128 bandits and arrested 64 others across the North West and North Central, according to the military. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, the Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, told journalists in Abuja about military operations. According to him, the bandits were killed by the troops because they were hell-bent on destroying the country. …

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NCC extends the deadline for submitting bids for the 5G spectrum

The deadline for submitting bids and making an initial bid deposit for the 3.5GHz spectrum auction has been extended by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to a statement signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC’s director of public affairs, the deadline for submitting responses for the 3.5 Gigahertz Spectrum Band auction was set for Wednesday, November 24th, 2021. “However, in …

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FG lied, no provision for N5000 transport stipend in 2022 budget: Senate

The Senate has dismissed the claim by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, that the federal government was budgeting N5000 monthly transportation allowance for 40 million Nigerians, saying it is not aware of such arrangement in the 2022 budget. Solomon Adeola Olamilekan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, told journalists on Wednesday at the National Assembly complex, after the …

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 Governors are land grabbers, Professor Aluko of OAU

Dr Bioye Tajudeen Aluko, a professor of estate management at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, has described Nigerian governors as land grabbers in their respective states. The Professor made the remarks yesterday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, at the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers’ (NIESV) Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Seminar (MCPD) 2021, which had the theme …

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Boko Haram fighters surrender in Borno

On Wednesday in Borno, some Boko Haram fighters renounced their membership in the sect. They surrendered their weapons and ammunition to security forces in the Gwoza axis. Within the Sambisa Forest, the commanders and footsoldiers had escaped Jaje. Hadin’s Operation They were apprehended by Kai troops from the 192nd Battalion stationed on the Gwoza-Limankara road. Many terrorists are forced conscripted …

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Navy: Maintenance of Seized Vessels Affecting our Finances

The Nigerian Navy has stated that maintaining seized vessels is affecting its finances because large sums of money are spent on maintaining and operating them to keep them in good working order. During a visit to the Nigerian Navy in Abuja yesterday, Chief of Operations Rear Admiral A.O Adaji, who made the disclosure while speaking to members of the House …

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Bauchi Gov. Worries over funding gap in north-east infrastructure

Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi state has decried the huge funding gap created by insurgency in the North-east region, which has resulted in devastating structures. Mohammmed stated this at the Federal Government and African Development Bank (FG, AFDB) Financed Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme (IBSDLEIP) Mid-Term Review Meeting in Bauchi yesterday. The governor, who was represented …

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2023 Presidency: Saraki Meets with Ortom and Benue PDP Leaders

Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former president of the Senate, paid a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday to discuss his plans to run for president in 2023. Following a closed-door meeting with Governor Ortom, Saraki met with members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) State Working Committee to brief them on his plans to begin consultations …

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Osimhen confirmed to miss the AFCON and doubtful for World Cup Playoffs

Victor Osimhen’s chances of playing for the Super Eagles at the next Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon were shattered yesterday when doctors operating on the cheekbone injury he sustained against AC Milan on Sunday night said he could be out for up to 90 days. Napoli, Osimhen’s club, announced the news on their website almost immediately after top …

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