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Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

  The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday night announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13th.  This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar … Continue reading Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday Read Full Story

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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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Insecurity: We Are In A Critical Situation – Defence Minister

  The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi says Nigeria is in a critical situation following the insurgency in the northeast, banditry in the northwest and attacks in other parts of the country. He stated this on Monday during a national security and defence summit held at the National Defence College in Abuja. “We … Continue reading Insecurity: We Are In A Critical Situation – Defence Minister Read Full Story

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Kaduna Abduction: Parents Protest, Give Govt 48-Hour Ultimatum To Rescue Students

  Parents of the 39 kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Federal Government and security agencies to facilitate the return of the abductees. They gave the ultimatum at a press briefing shortly before they staged a protest … Continue reading Kaduna Abduction: Parents Protest, Give Govt 48-Hour Ultimatum To Rescue Students Read Full Story

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Defence Headquarters Holds Summit Over Terrorism, Insurgency

  The Defence Headquarters on Monday held a summit over the terrorism and insurgency in the northeastern part of the country. Speaking at the National Defence College in Abuja, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, restated the imperative of kinetic measures to address the current security challenges in the country. After declaring the … Continue reading Defence Headquarters Holds Summit Over Terrorism, Insurgency Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Again, No Deaths As Nigeria Records Lowest Cases In March

  Nigeria has not recorded a fresh COVID-19 death since Saturday, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed. In an update, the disease control agency said just 86 new cases were reported on Sunday, the lowest in months. This comes as Nigeria continues to roll-out its vaccination program across States. The NCDC said … Continue reading COVID-19: Again, No Deaths As Nigeria Records Lowest Cases In March 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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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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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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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Governor Ortom’s Convoy In Benue

  Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Channels Television gathered that the incident happened on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. Briefing journalists, Ortom, who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed … Continue reading BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Governor Ortom’s Convoy In Benue Read Full Story

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Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Deaths In Two Days

  Nigeria has not recorded any fatality from COVID-19 in the past two days, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. According to the NCDC in a late-night tweet on Friday, the country’s death toll still stands at 2,027. The disease control agency last recorded death on March 17. Since then, the … Continue reading Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Deaths In Two Days Read Full Story

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Lekki Toll Gate: Five Months After, Nigerians Demand Answers

  Five months after operatives of the Nigerian Army stormed the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos and opened fire on the peaceful #EndSARS protesters, Nigerians are demanding answers. The protesters who were demanding an end to police brutality and good governance in the country had converged at the toll gate before being shot by armed security … Continue reading Lekki Toll Gate: Five Months After, Nigerians Demand Answers 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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Pensioners Threaten Nationwide Protest, Give FG 21-Day Ultimatum

  Pensioners in Nigeria have threatened to embark on a nationwide protest giving the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum. The pensioners during a briefing at the nation’s capital, Abuja called on the Federal Government to implement the Consequential adjustment of pensions, arising from the implementation of the National minimum wage for Nigerian workers; hence they … Continue reading Pensioners Threaten Nationwide Protest, Give FG 21-Day Ultimatum 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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Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu As First Female President

  Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was on Friday sworn in as the country’s first female president after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery. Hassan, 61, a soft-spoken Muslim woman from the island of Zanzibar, will finish Magufuli’s second five-year term, set to run until 2025. Wearing a bright red … Continue reading Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu As First Female President 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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$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

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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

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Military Will Soon Crush Bandits, Kidnappers In North West – Air Force Chief

  The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, on Wednesday vowed that kidnapping and banditry in the North West will soon be over. Speaking during an operational visit to the Nigerian Airforce Base in Kaduna State, he warned the criminals to prepare for the worst. He stated that the military would go after … Continue reading Military Will Soon Crush Bandits, Kidnappers In North West – Air Force Chief Read Full Story

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Nigeria Has Become Economically Attractive To Kidnappers, Says Governor Masari

  Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State says Nigeria has become economically attractive to kidnappers and bandits within the Sahel region of the continent.  The governor who on Wednesday was on Channels Television’s Politics Today strongly opposed the idea of granting blanket amnesty to the bandits, stating that the idea is enabling the miscreants to … Continue reading Nigeria Has Become Economically Attractive To Kidnappers, Says Governor Masari Read Full Story

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Kaduna Security: Bandits Attack Emir’s Convoy, Two Killed In Igabi, Kauru LGAs

  The convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, Alhaji Zubairu Maigwari has been attacked by bandits. According to a statement by the Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the official vehicle of the Emir was shot by bandits at about 4:30 PM on Monday around the Zonkoro axis … Continue reading Kaduna Security: Bandits Attack Emir’s Convoy, Two Killed In Igabi, Kauru LGAs Read Full Story

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Lawmakers Divided As Senate Debates Establishment Of Armed Forces Service Commission

  The Senate was on Wednesday divided when the Federal lawmakers commenced debate on the establishment of an Armed Forces Service Commission. The lawmakers were sharply divided over the bill which proposes to establish an Armed Forces Service Commission. Those against the bill argued that it will cause more disunity in the country. The sponsor … Continue reading Lawmakers Divided As Senate Debates Establishment Of Armed Forces Service Commission Read Full Story