W’Bank commits $8.5bn to Nigeria, faults N6.7tn subsidy

The World Bank has committed $8.5 billion to Nigeria to fund critical issues ranging from agriculture to education. The World Bank Country Director to Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, revealed this on Thursday in Abuja during a summit organised by the Emergency Coordination Center, noting that the amount was the largest of any country. He noted that it was still insignificant in …

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Lalong as Tinubu’s campaign DG re-awakens zeal in APC, says Dati

Since the announcement of the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, as the Director General of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organization, there has been electrifying enthusiasm for the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), across the country. This was revealed by the State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Mr Yakubu Dati, who stated that as soon as …

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Muslim-Muslim ticket’ll not affect South-South votes – Delta APC

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has backed Tinubu/presidential Shettima’s ticket, claiming that a Muslim-Muslim ticket will not deter state and South-South voters from voting for the party. Mr. Jones Erue, the party’s immediate past State Chairman, stated on Friday that the APC in the state strongly backed the ticket to a resounding electoral victory in 2023. …

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Tension as gunmen abduct traditional head, APC chieftain, two others in Ondo

High Chief Mukaila Bello, the traditional head of Iku quarters in Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area in Ondo State, and three other indigenes of the town have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen suspected of being kidnappers. The victims were kidnapped on Thursday night along the Ago Panu axis on the Owo-Ikare highway, according to reports. …

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Soldiers torture Lagos policeman to death, brutalise four

Orukpe Monday, an Inspector with the Lagos State Police Command, died as a result of torture allegedly inflicted by soldiers who attacked him and his colleagues in Lagos State’s Trade Fair area. Another Inspector, Igbafe Ojo, who was allegedly tortured by the same soldiers, is being treated at a military hospital in the Ojo Military Cantonment, where doctors are battling …

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Exco meeting on suspension of Zamfara PDP state secretary inconclusive – Mande

A meeting of the executive members of the Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held behind closed doors, has ended inconclusively due to heated arguments over the alleged anti-party activities of the party’s state secretary, Farouq Ahmad Rijiya. It was reported that the party’s leaders had invited journalists to brief them on the agreement reached by the …

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Many people feared killed in security operatives, bandits gun duel

During a gun battle with security operatives in Anambra State, ten gunmen were killed and seven others were arrested. It was combined team of the military, police, and other security agencies stormed the hoodlums’ hideout in the early hours of Friday, sparking a gun battle. A few security personnel were also injured in the process, according to reports. Security personnel …

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Unidentified gunmen killed Asiri Eniba’s close ally, Spanal in Osogbo

On Friday afternoon, Spanal, a notorious thug in Osun, was killed in Oke-Ijetu, Ilesa-garage area of Osogbo. Spanal was a close ally of Kazeem Oyewale, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) branch in Osogbo (Asiri Eniba). Spanal was killed along with his 7-year-old daughter Fatia. According to reports, Spanal was murdered a few hours after …

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