Running mate denies Zamfara PDP gov candidate’s defection

Malam Mani, the People’s Democratic Party’s deputy governorship candidate in Zamfara State, has denied that the party’s standard bearer in the state, Dauda Lawal Dare, was defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Mani told journalists in Gusau on Sunday that the alleged story contained no truth. “Dauda Lawal Dare has never considered defecting to APC,” he said. He maintained that …

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Nigeria Police arrest wanted killer, Rasheed Okoilu in Osun

Rasheed Okoilu, a notorious serial killer, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force’s Osun State Command. Okoilu, whose birth name is Rasheed Hamed, is said to have been on the command’s wanted list for his involvement in life-threatening activities in the state. Okoilu was apprehended in the early hours of August 7, 2022. His arrest was confirmed in a …

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Bandits attacks, kill three people, abduct scores in Taraba

On Sunday night, bandits attacked and killed three people in Bali town, Taraba State’s headquarters of Bali Local Government Area. Several others were reportedly abducted. Several sources in Bali told our correspondent over the phone that the attackers, who were riding motorcycles, attacked and killed a Taraba Marshall personnel at a checkpoint near General Hospital before proceeding to individual houses …

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Nigeria loses N891bn to gas flaring

According to data released on Sunday by the Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor, an arm of the Nigerian Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, Nigeria lost N891 billion due to gas flaring in 18 months. According to the data, the country lost N707 billion in 2021 and N184 billion in the first half of 2022, for a total loss of …

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Debt servicing to hit N10.43tn, economists slam FG

According to the 2023-2035 Medium Term Expenditure Framework & Fiscal Strategy Paper, the Federal Government projects that debt servicing will cost N10.43 trillion by 2025. This is an 182.66 percent increase over the N3.69tn budgeted for debt service in 2022. Multilateral agencies and economists have repeatedly warned the Federal Government about the rising cost of debt service, which could lead …

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1,615 APC members defect to PDP in Adamawa, set to meet Atiku

In Adamawa State, 1,615 card-carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Last Saturday, APC members from the state’s Toungo Local Government Area were admitted to the PDP. Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Mustapha Albashir, Alhaji Gana, and Mallam Yahaya Abubakar said there are more people ready to join the …

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2023: Christians, Muslims hold special prayers for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu

2023: Christians and Muslims hold special prayers for Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu Tinubu’s presidential ambition will be realised, according to the group, if he seeks God’s blessings. The political group ‘ROT Like Minds’ has organised special prayers for the success of APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election. The prayer session was held on Sunday in Lagos. …

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