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Buhari Welcomes Ramadan, Urges Citizens To Remember The Poor And IDPs

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting. In a message to the nation to mark the occasion, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the nation. He … Continue reading Buhari Welcomes Ramadan, Urges Citizens To Remember The Poor And IDPs Read Full Story

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‘I Thought Nigeria Was Giant Of Africa’ – Reactions Trail Establishment Of Twitter Base In Ghana

    The announcement by Social media giants Twitter, stating it is officially making Accra the headquarters of its operation in Africa, has stirred diverse reactions all over social media.  As part of its plan to fully enter into the African Tech Space, Twitter through its CEO, Jack Dorsey on Monday stated that it would … Continue reading ‘I Thought Nigeria Was Giant Of Africa’ – Reactions Trail Establishment Of Twitter Base In Ghana Read Full Story

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Buhari Has Approved Funds For Beneficiaries Of 774,000 Jobs Programme

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of funds for the payment of 774,000 beneficiaries of the special public works programme. This is according to Mr Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Mr Keyamo acknowledged that he has directed the National Directorate of … Continue reading Buhari Has Approved Funds For Beneficiaries Of 774,000 Jobs Programme Read Full Story

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Politics

Attack on Ortom: Don’t Push Citizens To Self Help, Senator Mark Warns

  Irked by the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to step up to the challenges of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help. Senator Mark in a statement on Sunday said the deteriorating … Continue reading Attack on Ortom: Don’t Push Citizens To Self Help, Senator Mark Warns Read Full Story

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Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations

  The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March 2021. In a statement by … Continue reading Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations Read Full Story

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SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or … Continue reading SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’ Read Full Story

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Sports

LeBron James Injury Rocks Lakers In Loss To Hawks, Depleted 76ers Cruise Past Kings

  LeBron James crashed out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday with a right ankle injury that will sideline the NBA superstar indefinitely. The Lakers superstar collapsed to the Staples Center court in agony after a collision with Atlanta’s Solomon Hill in the second quarter, crying out in pain … Continue reading LeBron James Injury Rocks Lakers In Loss To Hawks, Depleted 76ers Cruise Past Kings Read Full Story

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Attempt On Governor Ortom’s Life A Shock And Rude Awakening – NGF

  The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) says the news of the broad daylight attempt to cut short the life of the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, is shocking and a rude awakening. The NGF in a statement on Sunday empathized with the governor and the people of Benue State on the sad, cowardly, … Continue reading Attempt On Governor Ortom’s Life A Shock And Rude Awakening – NGF Read Full Story

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Britain’s Okolie KOs Glowacki To Win World Cruiserweight Title

  Britain’s Lawrence Okolie won the World Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title with a spectacular sixth-round knockout of Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki at Wembley Arena on Saturday. Victory meant the 28-year-old Londoner became the first male member of Britain’s 2016 Olympic squad to claim a professional world title, with Okolie unbeaten since joining the paid ranks. He … Continue reading Britain’s Okolie KOs Glowacki To Win World Cruiserweight Title Read Full Story

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Politics

PDP Condemns Attempt On Ortom’s Life, Demands Arrest Of Assailants

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vehemently condemned Saturday’s reckless attack and the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State by suspected bandits reported to be killer herdsmen. The party through its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion by ordering an immediate manhunt, … Continue reading PDP Condemns Attempt On Ortom’s Life, Demands Arrest Of Assailants Read Full Story

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Turkey Arrests Pro-Kurdish MP Who Was Expelled From Parliament

  Turkish authorities on Sunday arrested a pro-Kurdish opposition MP who had refused to leave parliament for several days after his seat was revoked, his party said. “Our deputy (Omer) Faruk Gergerlioglu has been placed in custody,” the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), parliament’s third largest, said on Twitter. The parliament on Wednesday revoked the seat … Continue reading Turkey Arrests Pro-Kurdish MP Who Was Expelled From Parliament Read Full Story

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EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ogun

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters in Ogun State. The suspects are: Ibrahim Oreniyi Atolani, Tijani Faruk Ayobami, Yisa Ademola Ibrahim, Olukoya Aliu Temidayo, Sulaimon Sharafdeen Adebayo, Adebayo Abiodun Mustapha, Lateef Aremo Shina, Ali Mukit Olamilekan and Tajudeen Taiwo Hassan. Others are: … Continue reading EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ogun Read Full Story

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Antigraft War: EFCC Warns ‘Whistleblowers’

  The Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed concern about the activities of supposed whistleblowers who mislead the agency through false information. The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdurasheed Bawa, said despite due diligence by the EFCC, scarce investigative resources have been wasted by the agency in following up false leads that … Continue reading Antigraft War: EFCC Warns ‘Whistleblowers’ Read Full Story

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“Drop Box” Visa Processing Is Not Available in Nigeria – U.S. Mission

  There is no “Drop Box” Visa processing in Nigeria, says the United States Mission. According to a short communique on Friday, the U.S Mission stated that despite recent media reports, the nonimmigrant visa interview waiver process, popularly known as the “drop box,” has been discontinued in Nigeria since 2018. The Mission says the State … Continue reading “Drop Box” Visa Processing Is Not Available in Nigeria – U.S. Mission Read Full Story

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Politics

‘Once I Was Blind, But Now I Can See’ – Dino Melaye Blasts APC

  Senator Dino Melaye says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not a party to be reckoned with, arguing that the leading party lacks structure in which a nation can progress politically.  The lawmaker who said there is no agitation within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claimed that the stories about troubles in the opposition … Continue reading ‘Once I Was Blind, But Now I Can See’ – Dino Melaye Blasts APC Read Full Story

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High Court In Owerri Grants Application Restraining INEC From Recognizing Senator Ararume

  A State High Court in Owerri the Imo state capital has granted an application of motion exparte filed by Mr. Frank Ibezim restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC from issuing a certificate of return to Senator Ifeanyi Ararume or recognizing him as the winner of the December 5th Imo north senatorial district bye-election. … Continue reading High Court In Owerri Grants Application Restraining INEC From Recognizing Senator Ararume Read Full Story

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Kaduna Security: 13 Killed, 56 Houses Burnt As Bandits Attack Three LGAs

  No fewer than thirteen people have been killed and seven others injured by bandits during separate attacks in Zango Kataf, Chikun, and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna state. According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the armed bandits killed one man as he returned from their farm with … Continue reading Kaduna Security: 13 Killed, 56 Houses Burnt As Bandits Attack Three LGAs Read Full Story

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How Troops Rescued 10 Persons From Kidnappers In Kaduna – Army Spokesman

  Troops from 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Wednesday 17 March 2021, successfully rescued 10 persons who were recently kidnapped from their quarters at Kaduna International Airport. According to a communique from the Nigerian Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the rescue operation was without any mishap or casualty. The statement on Friday further … Continue reading How Troops Rescued 10 Persons From Kidnappers In Kaduna – Army Spokesman Read Full Story

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Tackling Insecurity: IGP Accuses States Of Inadequate Cooperation

  As the country battles to tackle the series of security challenges confronting it, the nation’s police chief Mohammed Adamu has accused state governments of not providing the necessary support in tackling the menace. Mr. Adamu expressed this feeling today in Abuja at a meeting between the secretary to the government of the federation and … Continue reading Tackling Insecurity: IGP Accuses States Of Inadequate Cooperation Read Full Story

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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Directs Principals To Resume

  Following the clash over the wearing of hijab in some schools in Ilorin, the Kwara State Government has directed principals, teachers, and staff of ten schools recently shut down over the matter to report at their respective schools tomorrow. In a statement Thursday, the government explained that the resumption became necessary in order to … Continue reading Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Directs Principals To Resume Read Full Story

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Imo North Senatorial Seat: Court Restrains INEC From Recognizing Ararume As Winner

  A state High Court in Owerri the Imo state capital has issued an order of interim injunction to the independent national electoral commission restraining it from recognizing Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the winner of the December 2020 Imo North Senatorial candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC). The injunction also restrains INEC from issuing … Continue reading Imo North Senatorial Seat: Court Restrains INEC From Recognizing Ararume As Winner Read Full Story

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$1.5 Billion To Renovate Port Harcourt Refinery Is Suspicious At The Least – Atiku

  Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is querying the plan by the federal government to spend 1.5 billion dollars for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery. At the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, the minister of state for petroleum announced the government’s plan, explaining that the repair work would be undertaken … Continue reading $1.5 Billion To Renovate Port Harcourt Refinery Is Suspicious At The Least – Atiku Read Full Story

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Police Kill Two Bandits, Recover Five AK-47 Rifles, Other Weapons In Kaduna

  Police operatives in Kaduna state have killed two suspected bandits during an operation in the Lere local government area of the state. The Bandits according to a statement by the spokesman of Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, were planning to launch a deadly attack on Saminaka town in Lere local government when the combined … Continue reading Police Kill Two Bandits, Recover Five AK-47 Rifles, Other Weapons In Kaduna Read Full Story

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PDP Lost 2019 Presidential Election Due To Manipulation – Gov Bala Mohammed

  Governor Bala Mohammed has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost the last presidential election due to manipulations by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in conjunction with the electoral umpire (INEC) and security operatives.  The Bauchi State Governor’s assertion stems from a review of the 2019 elections by the opposition party. In … Continue reading PDP Lost 2019 Presidential Election Due To Manipulation – Gov Bala Mohammed Read Full Story

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$890m Health Grant To Nigeria: Buhari Demands Periodic Performance Reports From Ministries

    President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s generous provision of $890 million, over the next three years, to support Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria. President Buhari issued the directive at the virtual launch of the $890 million grant, for the period … Continue reading $890m Health Grant To Nigeria: Buhari Demands Periodic Performance Reports From Ministries Read Full Story