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‘They Are In The Forest’: Ortom Asks Buhari To Fish Out Criminals Terrorising Benue

   Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to fish out the criminals terrorising the state. Mr Ortom spoke to reporters after surviving an attack allegedly carried out by armed herdsmen in Makurdi. He was visiting a farm when the attackers struck but his security detail … Continue reading ‘They Are In The Forest’: Ortom Asks Buhari To Fish Out Criminals Terrorising Benue Read Full Story

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#EndSARS Panel: Protest Coordinator Testifies As Army Fails To Show Up Again

  The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS and other related matters on Saturday listed eight petitions for hearing. The Nigerian Army was at the top of the list as the panel gave the military yet another chance to appear and state its version of the incident of Oct 20, 2020, … Continue reading #EndSARS Panel: Protest Coordinator Testifies As Army Fails To Show Up Again Read Full Story

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Adegboruwa Asks Lagos Police Boss To Order Release Of Detained American Lady

  A legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) has asked the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, to order the immediate release of a detained American lady, Kari Ann R’ouke. She was said to have been arrested on February 9 and detained indefinitely over the death of her partner. R’ouke, an American nurse approached … Continue reading Adegboruwa Asks Lagos Police Boss To Order Release Of Detained American Lady Read Full Story

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Alleged Harassment: Court Stops EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome Over Magu Criticism

  A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The court, in a judgment that was delivered on Friday by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that serial … Continue reading Alleged Harassment: Court Stops EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome Over Magu Criticism Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Nigerian Lady Wrongfully Jailed In Cote D’Ivore – NIDCOM

  The Federal Government has said it is making efforts in securing the release of a Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola, who was was handed a ten-year jail term in prison in Cote d’Ivoire. In a statement issued on Friday, the government, through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said it would take up the case … Continue reading Nigerian Lady Wrongfully Jailed In Cote D’Ivore – NIDCOM Read Full Story

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Nigeria

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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More Information Needed To Justify Port Harcourt Refinery Rehabilitation, Says Fayemi

  Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said that more information is needed to justify the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery. The Federal Executive Council had on March 17 approved $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery which is said to commence immediately. Timpre … Continue reading More Information Needed To Justify Port Harcourt Refinery Rehabilitation, Says Fayemi 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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Nigeria

NJC Recommends Appointment Of 28 Judges, Issues Strict Warning To Two Jurists

  The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 26 judges across the federation. In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesman, Soji Oye, the council also issued a strict warning to two judges. According to the statement, the NJC took the decisions after a meeting held on March 17-18 under the … Continue reading NJC Recommends Appointment Of 28 Judges, Issues Strict Warning To Two Jurists Read Full Story

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FG Remains Resolute In Tackling Abductions Of Schoolchildren, Says Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to tackling the scourge of schoolchildren’s abductions despite the attacks on educational institutions in the country. He stated this on Friday while receiving the National Working Group of the Supporting Advancement of Gender Equity Initiative at the State House in Abuja. “Despite the spike of incidence … Continue reading FG Remains Resolute In Tackling Abductions Of Schoolchildren, Says Buhari 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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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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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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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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$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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Kano Court Grants Bail To Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu

The Kano State Division of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Lewis Ambrose Alaagoa has granted bail to the Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu, in the sum of 10 million naira bail bond. Shehu is also expected to produce one surety with landed property in Kano otherwise risks being detained in the Kano Correctional … Continue reading Kano Court Grants Bail To Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu Read Full Story

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Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices

  For nearly two months Maiduguri has been off the national grid after Boko Haram bombed some power stations and transmission lines outside the city. When repairs commenced, the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria. While repairs have progressed under heavy military escort, residents and business owners now … Continue reading Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices Read Full Story

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Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices

  For nearly two months Maiduguri has been off the national grid after Boko Haram bombed some power stations and transmission lines outside the city. When repairs commenced, the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria. While repairs have progressed under heavy military escort, residents and business owners now … Continue reading Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices Read Full Story

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Osinbajo Proposes Public-Private Partnership As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructural deficit that the country is through Public-Private Partnership arrangements. The Vice-President disclosed this on Thursday at the virtual opening of a two-day retreat of the National Council on Privatisation & Commercialisation Act of 1999. “The only way to effectively address … Continue reading Osinbajo Proposes Public-Private Partnership As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit Read Full Story

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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello Read Full Story

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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello 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