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Reps Summon CBN Governor, Army Chief Over Arms Purchase

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, have been summoned to appear before an ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives next month. Members of the ad-hoc committee, chaired by Olaide Akinremi, summoned both men on Monday after they failed … Continue reading Reps Summon CBN Governor, Army Chief Over Arms Purchase Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccination: We Will Ensure HIV/AIDS Patients Are Given Priority, Says NACA

  The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says it is working to ensure that all patients of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are given a priority in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination in the country. The Director-General of the NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, stated this on Sunday while briefing reporters at an empowerment … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination: We Will Ensure HIV/AIDS Patients Are Given Priority, Says NACA Read Full Story

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Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence

  Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has sworn with the Quran that he has no connection with bandits disturbing the peace in the state. He also challenged residents of the state, irrespective of their status, to do the same to prove that they have no hands in the security challenges bedevilling the state. The governor … Continue reading Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence Read Full Story

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Politics

$1.5bn Refinery Project: Nigerians Should Hold Me Accountable For Every Cent – Sylva

   The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has promised to ensure that every cent of the $1.5 billion proposed for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery is accounted for. He made the pledge during an interview aired on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics where he boldly looked at the camera and … Continue reading $1.5bn Refinery Project: Nigerians Should Hold Me Accountable For Every Cent – Sylva Read Full Story

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We Won’t Borrow All $1.5bn To Rehabilitate Port Harcourt Refinery, FG Tells Nigerians

  The Federal Government says the rehabilitation of the Port-Harcourt refinery in Rivers State will not significantly add to the nation’s burden. A total of $1.5 billion has been proposed by the government to fund the project – a decision that has sparked controversy and debates in various parts of the country. In what seems … Continue reading We Won’t Borrow All $1.5bn To Rehabilitate Port Harcourt Refinery, FG Tells Nigerians Read Full Story

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IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in Benue to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the state, particularly around the governor. Adamu’s directive followed Saturday’s attack on Governor Samuel Ortom while he was at his farm on the outskirts of Makurdi, the state capital. In … Continue reading IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State Read Full Story

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Obiano Reads Riot Act To Criminals, Bans Tinted Glasses, Touting In Anambra

  Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has read the riot act to criminals following the recent attacks on police and naval formations in the state. In a state broadcast on Sunday in Akwa, he noted that another incident was foiled by security operatives and the security agencies have been directed to resist such attacks going … Continue reading Obiano Reads Riot Act To Criminals, Bans Tinted Glasses, Touting In Anambra Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Three Over Beheading Of Suspected Cultist In Anambra

  The police have arrested three principal suspects involved in the killing of a suspected cultist in Anambra State. Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this on Sunday while briefing reporters on the security situation in the state at the Government House in Awka, the state capital. “Saturating the media waves is a horrifying video of the … Continue reading Police Arrest Three Over Beheading Of Suspected Cultist In Anambra Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Only Those Eligible For Phase One Will Be Vaccinated – Lagos Govt

  Only those who fit into Phase One of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos State will be attended to at the approved sites from Monday, the government has said. Such persons include healthcare workers, COVID-19 Response Team (RRT), ports of entry staff, laboratory network, judiciary, military, police, other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, … Continue reading COVID-19: Only Those Eligible For Phase One Will Be Vaccinated – Lagos Govt Read Full Story

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NDLEA Seizes 200KG Of Hard Drugs At Lagos, Abuja, Kano Airports

  Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 200 kilogrammes of illicit substances from suspected traffickers at three airports. The defiant traffickers had attempted to export the hard drugs through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in … Continue reading NDLEA Seizes 200KG Of Hard Drugs At Lagos, Abuja, Kano Airports Read Full Story

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Politics

Anambra Election: Only 18 Parties Are Recognised, INEC Tells 74 Others

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to recognise and deal with only the 18 registered political parties, pending the final resolution and determination of the various appeals filed and pending before the Supreme Court. In a statement on Friday by its National Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education and Publicity … Continue reading Anambra Election: Only 18 Parties Are Recognised, INEC Tells 74 Others Read Full Story

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Suspects Who Collected Beer, Recharge Cards, Others As Ransom Arrested In Taraba

  The police have arrested two persons – Mohammed Adamu and Mohammed Isa – alleged to be collaborating with suspected bandits in Taraba State, north-east Nigeria. Adamu and Isa were said to have collected cartons of beer, cigarette, and recharge cards worth over four million naira from the family of their victim. They were paraded … Continue reading Suspects Who Collected Beer, Recharge Cards, Others As Ransom Arrested In Taraba Read Full Story

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Soldier Dies As Troops Kill Scores Of Bandits In Zamfara Village – Army

  The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of a soldier as troops kill scores of bandits during an attack on Kabasa village in Zamfara State. Troops of Sector 3 Operation Hadarin Daji engaged the bandits and thwarted a deadly kidnap, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said in a statement … Continue reading Soldier Dies As Troops Kill Scores Of Bandits In Zamfara Village – Army Read Full Story

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Sports

Bayern Draw PSG, Real Face Liverpool In Champions League Quarter Finals

  Holders Bayern Munich will face last year’s beaten finalists Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League, while Friday’s draw for the last eight also threw up a clash between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The draw also pitted Premier League leaders Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund, with Chelsea set to play Porto in the other tie. Bayern … Continue reading Bayern Draw PSG, Real Face Liverpool In Champions League Quarter Finals Read Full Story

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Business

DPR Seals Filling Stations Selling Petrol Above Approved Price In Imo

  The Department of Petroleum Resources has sealed some petrol stations in Imo State, south-east Nigeria. On Friday, the Zonal Controller of DPR in Imo, Roseline Wilki, led a team of officials on a routine monitoring exercise in Owerri, the state capital. During the operation, some filling stations were sealed for selling Premium Motor Spirit … Continue reading DPR Seals Filling Stations Selling Petrol Above Approved Price In Imo Read Full Story

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NSCIA Will Not Force Anyone To Take AstraZeneca Vaccine, Says Sultan

  The Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says it will not force anyone in the country to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Council, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, stated this at a meeting on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He spoke at a meeting … Continue reading NSCIA Will Not Force Anyone To Take AstraZeneca Vaccine, Says Sultan Read Full Story

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Police Bust Bandits’ Hideout, Arrest Suspected Ritualist In Taraba

  Police in Taraba State have taken the fight against insecurity to a bandits’ hideout, arresting four of them while a suspected ritualist was apprehended elsewhere. The arrested suspects are part of bandits who have been terrorising some parts of Taraba by kidnapping residents, said a senior police officer, Adenirun Kunle. Kunle, who is the … Continue reading Police Bust Bandits’ Hideout, Arrest Suspected Ritualist In Taraba Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Death For Second Time In A Week

  The fight against coronavirus in Nigeria appears to be yielding the desired result as authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the disease. As the vaccination exercise rolls out in various states, the country recorded no new death from the disease for the second time in a week. This comes four days … Continue reading Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Death For Second Time In A Week Read Full Story

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Nigeria

FBI Received 443 Internet Crime Complaints From Nigeria In 2020 – Report

  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received a total of 443 internet crime complaints from Nigeria in 2020. This was contained in the 2020 Internet Crime Report of the United States intelligence agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) report published on Wednesday. According to the report, Nigeria has the same number of complaints as … Continue reading FBI Received 443 Internet Crime Complaints From Nigeria In 2020 – Report Read Full Story

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Marwa Seeks Integrity Drug Test For Politicians, Students

  Brigadier-General Buba Marwa has called for integrity drug tests for students and politicians, especially those contesting for public offices in the country. Marwa, who is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), made the call on Wednesday at a meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Marina. … Continue reading Marwa Seeks Integrity Drug Test For Politicians, Students Read Full Story

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Marwa Seeks Integrity Drug Test For Politicians, Students

  Brigadier-General Buba Marwa has called for integrity drug tests for students and politicians, especially those contesting for public offices in the country. Marwa, who is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), made the call on Wednesday at a meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Marina. … Continue reading Marwa Seeks Integrity Drug Test For Politicians, Students Read Full Story

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Politics

Niger Lawmakers Summon Five Commissioners Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

  Five commissioners in Niger State are to appear before the Committees on Finance and Appropriation of the State House of Assembly. This was the position taken by members of the House on Wednesday at the legislative chamber of the Assembly in Minna, the state capital. Those asked to appear before the lawmakers were the … Continue reading Niger Lawmakers Summon Five Commissioners Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds Read Full Story

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Governors Back Continuous Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine, Ask Nigerians To Remain Calm

  Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have supported the continued rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine across the country. They insisted that the vaccine was safe for use, stressing that no side effects had been reported by those who have so far received the jabs in Nigeria. Concerns about the use of the AstraZeneca … Continue reading Governors Back Continuous Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine, Ask Nigerians To Remain Calm Read Full Story