El-Rufai reiterates support for bombardment of terrorists’ camps

Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has advocated for tough action against terrorists who are endangering people, including bombardment of their hideouts. This is stated in a statement made available to journalists on Friday in Kaduna by Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor’s spokesman. According to him, Mr El-Rufai hosted a live media programme in Hausa on Wednesday, where he responded …

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Impeachment threat: Ortom backs the move, says Buhari has performed below expectations

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has praised lawmakers who gave President Muhammadu Buhari a six-week deadline to improve the country’s security or face impeachment. On Wednesday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators issued an ultimatum to Buhari to address insecurity in the country or face impeachment proceedings. On Thursday, PDP members in the House of Representatives followed in the footsteps of their …

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The chairman of the Commission applauds Gov. Bello’s reforms in justice sector

Barrister Abdullahi Zakari, director-general of the Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission (PDCRC), has commended Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello for prioritising justice sector reforms to ensure indigent and vulnerable citizens have free access to justice. Zakari made the remark during a two-day capacity building workshop for PDCRC stakeholders in Lokoja on Friday. He stated that the Commission’s workshop aimed …

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Terrorists attack Abuja military checkpoint, killing soldiers in a shootout.

Boko Haram terrorists are said to have killed an unknown number of soldiers on Thursday night when they stormed an Army checkpoint near Zuma Rock, the border between the FCT and Niger State. According to sources, the terrorists arrived Zuma Rock around 8.30 p.m. on the axis of Madalla and Suleija along the Abuja-Kaduna highway and caught the soldiers off …

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NCC expresses concern about telecommunications infrastructure theft

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed concern about the theft and vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure across the country. This was revealed at the third edition of Village Square Dialogue, a telecom consumer outreach programme organised for telecom consumers and stakeholders in Ibadan, Oyo State’s capital. The Commission stated that security agencies alone cannot provide all of the necessary security …

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CP ordered arrest of irate youths in connection with the killing of suspect in Yelwa, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Commissioner, CP Umar Mamman Sanda, has ordered a thorough investigation into the barbaric and dehumanising act of jungle justice meted out on Ambima John, 22, by some irate youths in Yelwa, Bauchi. Speaking on Friday around 2100hrs, an anonymous person reported that one Ambima John’m’, 22yrs of Doka, an alleged notorious motorcycle snatcher, was beaten up …

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Buhari Approves Commercial Operation of Lekki Deep Seaport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the designation of Lekki Deep Seaport as a Customs Port and Approved Wharf. In a statement posted on the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) official social media handles on Friday, the President approved the new port for commercial vessel berthing via the Ministry of Transportation to the NPA’s managing director, Mohammed Bello-Koko. The NPA also stated …

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2023 census: Some Nigerians refusing to be counted – NPC

According to the National Population Commission (NPC), some Nigerians are hesitant to be counted for the 2023 census. The NPC listed this as one of the challenges it was facing on Friday in Ebonyi. Darlington Okereke, Federal Commissioner, provided an update on the trial population and housing census. The official assured that the commission would get it right during the …

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Two Nollywood stars kidnapped in Enugu

Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornell, veteran film stars, were kidnapped after leaving a filming location in Enugu. Monalisa Chinda, spokesman for the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), announced this in a post on her verified Instagram page. Chinda stated that her senior colleagues had gone missing after their families confirmed they had not returned from a film location in Ozalla …

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Abacha’s son takes INEC, Wali to court over gubernatorial primary

Mohammad Abacha, the son of former military ruler General Sani Abacha, has taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the Peoples Democratic Party’s last gubernatorial primary (PDP). Sadiq Aminu Wali, son of former Foreign Affairs Minister Aminu Wali, PDP, and Kano State PDP Chairman Shehu Sagagi, has also joined the suit. Abacha asked the court to declare …

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Terrorists, kidnappers are on the prowl, ECOWAS warns staffs

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has warned all members of its staff and the general public in Nigeria about terrorists and bandits infiltrating the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and surrounding areas with the intent of kidnapping people for ransom. The West African regional bloc announced this in an Urgent Security Advisory dated July 27, 2022, as part …

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2023: Kwakwanso Visits Emir of Ilorin for a Blessing

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), visited Ilorin, Kwara State, on Friday to seek the blessing of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, for the realisation of his presidential bid. Kwankwaso was accompanied to the Emir’s palace by the NNPP’s gubernatorial candidate in the state, Prof. Shuaib AbdulRaheem, Alh Buba Galadima, and …

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Ex-minister petitions court to disqualify Tinubu, Atiku from office for bribing delegates in 2023

A FORMER Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, has petitioned an Abuja Federal High Court to disqualify All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates Bola Tinubu and Abubakar Atiku from the 2023 general election. Nwajiuba, who resigned from his ministerial position to run in the APC presidential primary, also asked the court to declare him …

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Presidency: It’s time to tell Nigerians the truth – Wike on PDP over Atiku, Okowa

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has downplayed the possibility of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the aftermath of the party’s presidential primaries. Wike stated that he would soon inform Nigerians of the truth about the PDP’s situation. He spoke to journalists on Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State’s capital, shortly after returning from a …

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Breaking: Thugs storm a Catholic church in Lagos and steal PVC registration machines

Thugs disrupted the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Ijesha, Surulere, Lagos State, on Friday. The thugs took the Continuous Voter Registration machines from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The incident occurred less than 72 hours before INEC closed the CVR. Following the incident, the Parish Priest locked the church and fled for …

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New CAN President elected today

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said the process of electing its new president is still ongoing and would be completed today, with a new president of the body unveiled. As a result, the association has denied reports that Rev. Daniel Okoh has been elected as its new president. According to a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, media assistant …

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Transfer: No club wants you – Cristiano Ronaldo told to stay at United

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United striker, has been told that he must make do with the Europa League because no one wants to sign him. With less than two weeks until the start of the new season, the Portugal international’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain. However, despite his desire to join a Champions League team ahead of the new …

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Gunmen Invade Construction Site, Shot Two In Owo

On Wednesday night, gunmen stormed Craneburg Construction Company’s construction site in Owo, Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State, and shot two security guards. The invaders were said to have launched dynamite, which exploded at 9:45 p.m., when the attack began. According to reports, the gunmen shot sporadically, damaging the windscreens of the vehicles and tractor parked at the construction site. …

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APC has turned Nigeria upside down – Aderinokun, Ogun PDP senatorial candidate

Olumide Aderinokun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate in Ogun Central, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of turning the nation upside down. Aderinokun claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC had left Nigeria in a pathetic state, claiming that the country now “finds itself in a state of emergency with fears that the worst may happen to …

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NSIP: Federal Govt Will Distribute N20,000 to Each Rural Poor Person

The federal government has announced plans to begin disbursing N20,000 to women and men in rural areas across the country through the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). The grant for vulnerable groups programme was launched in 2020 to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration’s social inclusion agenda. It is consistent with the national goal of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of …

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