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Celebrating Dr Betta Edu – a commissioner and influential philanthropist
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Celebrating Dr Betta Edu – a commissioner and influential philanthropist

Dr. Betta Edu may be the youngest Commissioner and most influential philanthropist in the history of Cross River State. Her large heart and the scale of her giving is almost without peer in this present administration: her donations and commitment to charity exceeds every other appointee in the State and within her ranks. The magnitude of her accomplishments, both as a political appointee and a philanthropist, are likewise extraordinary: in the last 4 years she has consistently paid tuition fees and provided educational materials for over 5,000 pupils across the State, raised the bar of healthcare delivery in the State, and endowed one of the State’s most significant sectors; the quality of her thoughts and expert delivery has put her a country mile ahead of her peers. Starting a...
Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass
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Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass

Over the last few months, I have been attuned to the realities of the administration of Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, because of my belief that midterm analysis is a fair starting point. During this period, I engaged those within the corridors of power in series of dialogues just so as to arrive at a logical conclusion that is devoid of bias. I was able to exorcise political sentiments from their submissions through the presentation of unalienable empirical data about Matawalle’s midterm performance. To begin this submission, I ask: what is the political agenda of this government? What’s the blueprint? Is it health? Education? Social empowerment or what? The singular fact that this fundamental question is begging for an answer smacks of the big strategic flaw of this government....
US government swears in Rachel Levine, its first openly transgender four-star admiral
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US government swears in Rachel Levine, its first openly transgender four-star admiral

U.S. Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender four-star officer in the uniformed services after she was sworn in by the Joe Biden administration on Tuesday, October 19. She is the first female four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that she is the highest ranking official in the commissioned corps and will lead 6,000 Public Health Service officers. The former Pennsylvania health secretary became the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official in March after being nominated by President Biden. HHS said in a press release that the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is one of eight uniformed services – "and the only one d...
Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says
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Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says

A group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country's most notorious gangs, according to a Haitian police official. The sixteen U.S. nationals and one Canadian missionaries were traveling by vehicle Saturday to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, after visiting an orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area. Among those being held are five children, who were also abducted along the route between the two places. "Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers, and the families, friends, and churches of those affected," Christian Aid Ministries said in the statement. The gang, known as the 400 Mawozo, abducted the missionaries in the Ganthier commune east of the country’s capital, P...
Sanwo-Olu signs new law prohibiting media parade of suspect by police
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Sanwo-Olu signs new law prohibiting media parade of suspect by police

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, October 5, signed the Administration of Criminal Justice (Amendment) Law (ACJL) 2021. The ACJL was first passed in Lagos State in 2007 and amended in 2011 to ensure the fundamental rights of suspects and persons that come into contact with the justice system, as enshrined in the constitution are protected The provisions in the new law include conducting criminal proceedings through audio and video conferencing platform, powers of Chief Magistrate to visit Police Stations, prohibition of media parade of suspects, compensation to victims of crime, protective measures for victims and witnesses, as well as the establishment of a Crime Data Register and the Criminal Justice Sector Reform Committee to monitor the implementation o...
Wayne Rooney Derby County enter Administration amid ongoing financial problems
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Wayne Rooney Derby County enter Administration amid ongoing financial problems

Derby County have officially entered administration with a points deduction sending the club bottom of the Championship amid ongoing financial problems at the club. The news was confirmed on Wednesday when Derby, managed by former England captain Wayne Rooney, announced Andrew Hosking, Carl Jackson and Andrew Andronikou, managing directors at business advisory firm Quantuma, have been appointed joint administrators of the Sky Bet Championship club, who according to owner Mel Morris are losing between £1.3m and £1.5m per month. Hosking said: "Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the finances of the club and its long-term ability to continue in its current form. "We recognise that with the commencement of the 2021/22 season last month, this news will be of concern to stakehold...
Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos
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Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos

Hon Austin Okezie Meregini, a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the southeast, has asked Igbos to hold their leaders responsible for the developmental backwardness of the region, rather than blaming President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Meregini, who spoke in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, regretted that elected political leaders from the region receive huge sums of allocation from the Federal Government but have failed to live up to the expectations in the development of the southeast and her people. He expressed disenchantment on the alleged mismanagement of tranches of bailout funds and the COVID-19 relief materials released to states by the Buhari-led APC Federal Government’s Intervention Fund Programme aimed at curtailing the harsh ...
Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective
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Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective

An African proverb says that it takes someone who knows the history of a place to locate the boundary of the land. This is the reason we all should be grateful that the teaching of history as a subject in secondary schools has been restored. The knowledge of history comes in handy in the current conversation on the administration of VAT in Nigeria. It seems, however, antithetical that the people who have the benefit of history on their side are the ones leading agitation that States in Nigeria should begin to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), which by extant laws is responsible for collection. To pry further may unearth a different matter altogether. For the benefit of the doubt, VAT was introduced in Nigeria in 1993 by the Federal Mi...
Borrowing to accumulate debt for next generations is criminal – Obasanjo
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Borrowing to accumulate debt for next generations is criminal – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reacted to the incessant borrowing by the Federal government. Recall that only days ago, President Buhari requested the approval of the National Assembly to borrow $4,054,476,863 and €710 million. Obasanjo, while speaking to Channels Television in South Africa, said it is criminal to accumulate debt for the next generation to pay. He said that if the existing debt remains unserviced or unpaid by the current administration, it might become a huge problem for successive governments. Obasanjo added that borrowing is not a problem, however, he said it would be better if the borrowed funds were used for development and there is a plan or capacity to pay back. He said: If you want to build a commercial house and you go and borr...
Derby battle to win despite looming points deduction
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Derby battle to win despite looming points deduction

Max Bird celebrated his 21st birthday with a stunning strike that put crisis club Derby on course for a 2-1 win over Stoke. The midfielder unleashed an unstoppable shot from distance before Curtis Davies doubled the lead with a header. Derby, set to go into administration and incur a 12 point deduction, were by far the better side in the first half but Stoke hit back in the second. Former Derby winger Tom Ince pounced to give the visitors hope and Derby had to withstand fierce pressure to hold on for a morale-boosting victory. Despite the club's dire financial position, there was a defiant mood among the home fans and Derby responded with a positive start. Ravel Morrison created the first chance in the fourth minute when he played in Lee Buchanan but his shot was blocked a...
Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri
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Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri

A socio-political activist and a major critic of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Reno Omokri, has said he would never go back to his vomit by joining political party he hitherto condemned. The former presidential aide stated this in a post on his verified Facebook page few hours after the former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode officially dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. DAILY POST had reported that Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Caretaker Committee on Thursday, presented Fani-Kayode to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Omokri blamed some political activities in the country on poverty and lack of business mentality, stressing that those who are financially buoyant w...
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate
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US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate

A US Army Lieutenant Colonel has resigned and given up his pension after more than 19 years of service over President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, which he says is  'unethical, immoral and tyrannical' Lt Col Paul Douglas Hague's resignation letter was shared by his wife tweeted, who announced that the Army vet is 'walking away from all he's worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid'. This comes after the Pentagon said last month that it will require service members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the letter - which he wrote on August 23, the day after the Pentagon announced all active military were to get vaccinated immediately - Hague said he refused to 'sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgement'. He wrote: ...
FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi
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FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has said that the federal government is ready to listen to repentant bandits and settle them without much costs, as part of the solutions to the insecurity issue in the north-west and north-central regions of the country. Dingyadi said this on Tuesday September 14, during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Commenting on the ongoing military operations against bandits in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and other states where their activities have been alarming, he said the present administration intended to reintegrate repentant bandits into the larger society, saying the government would closely monitor those who have turned a new leaf to ensure they do not return to their old way of life. He said; "Anybody willing to ...
End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors
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End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has appealed to resident doctors in the country to end their ongoing strike. Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on a strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues. Addressing this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday September 13, Ehanire said the striking doctors should resume duty as all debts will be settled when verified and validated. He insisted that this administration has a "sound track record" of paying debts, even if they are inherited from or ignored by preceeding administration. The Minister said;   “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical...
Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors
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Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors

President Buhari has asked striking medical doctors in the country to call off their lingering strike action as it is not a good thing to do no matter their grievances. The President said this while addressing leaders of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA who paid him a courtesy visit at the presidential villa on Friday, September 10. While speaking in his office, President Buhari said; “The lives of citizens that could be lost or damaged when doctors withdraw services, are precious enough to be worth opting for peaceful resolution of differences.” Protecting our citizens is not to be left to government alone, but taken as a collective responsibility, in which especially medical professionals play a critical role. Let me speak directly to the striking doctors. Embarking on i...
Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector
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Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Monday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to make public performance reviews of Ministers as promised when he recently sacked Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono and his Power counterpart, Engr. Sale Mamman. Chidoka in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said the pledge gave the impression that the President “evaluates and monitors the activities of his appointees through independent review and monitoring alignment with the nine priority areas of the government.” The statement read in part, “Nigerians would want Mr President to publish the said independent performance review which according to him have been going on for two years and some months into his second term and final term in office, a...
Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office
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Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office

  Head of Administration of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Soba, is dead. Soba was said to have collapsed and died in his office on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, who confirmed his death in a statement on Tuesday, September 7, described the deceased as an amiable gentleman. The statement said the deceased was a retired permanent secretary with the Kaduna State government before taking up contract work with ACF as head of administration. "The late Soba was born in 1949, and obtained his school-leaving certificate in 1964. He proceeded to study and obtain additional qualifications both at home and abroad in various fields especially administration and legislat...
Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face
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Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face

A pregnant policewoman has been shot dead by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, witnesses claim. Banu Negar was reportedly gunned down at home in the capital of central Ghor province, Firozkoh, on Saturday, September 4. Three gunmen speaking Arabic forced their way into their family home on Saturday and searched it before tying the family up, it is claimed. It was also reported that her face was mutilated in the savage attack which left blood splattered across a wall as seen in graphic images. She was killed in front of her husband and children, who had been tied up, BBC News reports. Negar's family say she was eight months pregnant and worked at a prison. Her death follows rising reports in Afghanistan of the Taliban abusing women and repressing their rights. Despi...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements
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Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has agreed that former employees of the defunct Nigerian Beverages production company limited will all be paid their entitlements. The gesture, he said, will reach out to those who have been identified by the committee earlier put in place to screen former workers of the defunct company which is located in Kakara community of Sardauna council of the state. The governor, who stated this on Friday while receiving the report of the ex-gratia payment of backlog of salaries owed the ex-staff of the Highland Tea, said the company has assisted the state in reducing the high rate of youth unemployment in the state. Demonstrating his resolve to settle the entitlements of the former workers of the beverages company, the sum of N30 million, he s...
Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari
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Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigerians would feel the impact of his projects when he leaves office in 2023. Buhari disclosed this at the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, at State House, Abuja. He said his administration is partnering with NSIA on some infrastructural projects across the country. Buhari also reiterated the commitment of his administration towards towards establishing long term projects that would create jobs for Nigerians. According to Buhari, “Accordingly, in the past four years, both the public and private sectors in Nigeria have partnered on strategic projects with the NSIA. “On the public sector partnership, we are working with the NSIA on strategic infrastructure projects such as the Seco...
Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign asking Biden Supporters not to Enter
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Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign asking Biden Supporters not to Enter

A Florida restaurant owner put a sign outside her business place telling supporters of President Joe Biden to take their business elsewhere. Angie Ugarte, the owner of DeBary Diner, posted the sign that criticizes the way Biden handled evacuations in Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. service members. The sign reads: "If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere. "God bless America and God bless our soldiers." Ugarte said, according to FOX 35 News: "It was the only thing I felt like I could do. I was just angry. I was just let down. I felt like one ...
Nigerian Teachers Lament Non-Payment Of Salaries For 59 Cumulative Months
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Nigerian Teachers Lament Non-Payment Of Salaries For 59 Cumulative Months

According to a report by The PUNCH, some teachers in Bauchi State, numbering 52, have lamented the non-payment of their salaries by the government, with some of them being owed up to as many as 59 months. Speaking to journalists at the Ministry of Education Headquarters where they went to submit a letter demanding the payment of their salaries, the chairman of the affected workers, under the aegis of the Teachers’ Rights, Bashir Usman, described their situation as “sad and pathetic.” He said that some of their issues were inherited by the current Bala Mohammed administration from the past government, while the salaries of some of them were stopped by the current administration. “I am here with my members due to our unpaid salaries. There are series of issues, some of which are, ab...
Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP
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Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “providing cover for corrupt officials”. The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, where the former Rivers State governor said anyone stealing public funds under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so “quietly”. Read HERE PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has reacted to Amaechi's comments. Speaking on Monday, August 30, he said the “confession” by Amaechi vindicates the opposition party’s allegations of corruption in the APC. “The confession by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vi...
SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design
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SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State through the state’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Centre has announced the decision to train additional 500 youths in Programming and Product Design as part of the concerted efforts of the state government to create employment opportunities for about 5,000 youths in the state, in various fields of innovative endeavor. Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on SMEs Development and Director General, Enugu SMEs Centre, Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah, had trained 500 youths in Programming and Product Design, under the Enugu Tech Skill Project being driven by the Centre. Hon. Chilo-Offiah explained that “Enugu Tech Skill is a public-private partnership project deve...
If Buhari has done nothing, he has improved the value of land in your village – Amaechi tells Nigerians
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If Buhari has done nothing, he has improved the value of land in your village – Amaechi tells Nigerians

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that value has been added to the lives of Nigerians by the Buhari-led administration. Reiterating that the infrastructural projects embarked upon by the current administration has rubbed off positively on people in different ways in an interview with Daily Trust, the Minister maintained that most of the problems people are blaming this government for predates it. Amaechi added that even if Buhari has done nothing since he was elected, he has increased the value of lands in villages as people are now competing in the purchase of lands following the construction of railways and roads. He said; “They blame us for insecurity, but they must not forget that the reason there is insecurity is that the economy does not empower Nige...
Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov
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Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State and former member of the state House of Assembly, Nze Ray Emeana has lambasted Governor Hope Uzodimma for saying there is no law in Imo State banning open grazing. Emeana in this interview with DAILY POST said it was most embarrassing and shameful for Uzodinma to say there is no anti-grazing law in Imo State when there is one. The former university teacher said, come 2023 governorship position must come back to the Owerri zone adding that it is not negotiable. ”No amount of intimidation, harassment and arrest will stop it. Owerri zone will rise strongly, determined, united and wrestle power from this failed administration like never before, he averred. The PDP scribe also gave his assessment of the ruling APC admi...
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi
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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi

The new Managing Director (MD) of Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBL), Mr. Hans Essaadi has expressed delight at the commitment of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to the protection of lives and promotion of investments in the state, describing it as exceptional. Mr. Essaadi, who led the management team of the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria (NBL) to the Government House, Enugu, on a maiden courtesy call on Gov. Ugwuanyi, stressed that “we are happy to note that Enugu State has progressively remained secure and peaceful under your leadership”. The NBL boss thanked the governor for “your unwavering support in providing an enabling environment for our business to thrive”, pointing out that “this is reflected by the immense support we enjoy from you...
Governor Ortom is using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians – Presidency
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Governor Ortom is using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians – Presidency

The presidency has accused Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state of using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians. The Benue state Governor has in the last few days criticized the Buhari-led administration's plan to review grazing reserves across the country, alleging that there is a "Fulanization" agenda by the current administration. However in a statement released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President, Ortom was accused of going in the direction of "sectarianism and ethnicity".  He was also accused of trying to withhold the rights and freedom of one ethnic group, whilst inciting race hatred against them amongst all others. Stressing that these are not the actions of a man who should be trusted with running public se...
Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana
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Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana

Former minister of information and former presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Jerry Gana has stated that Nigerians are the most miserable in Africa as nothing is working in the country. Speaking on Saturday August 21 at a retreat organised by the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Renaissance Group in Abuja, Gana averred that majority of those suffering are youths. He said youths have become “jobless, frustrated and hopeless” as a result of the harsh economic policies of the current administration. Maintaining that nowhere is safe in the country including the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, the former Minister claimed that PDP “is the only hope now for the Federal Republic of  Nigerian to return back to sanity”. He said; “...
Jonathan, Buhari under scrutiny in tough debate over insecurity
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Jonathan, Buhari under scrutiny in tough debate over insecurity

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has been criticized for saying Nigeria is winning the war against terrorism. Mohammed is accused of being economical with the truth by stating that the current government is winning the war against terrorism. The minister had said the issue of insecurity regarding insurgency under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is better if compared to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Speaking with BBC, the minister maintained that the situation was worst under the Jonathan-led government. He pointed out that the “entire Northeast was a no go area” as schools, markets and hospitals were closed down due to insurgency activities.
2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose
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2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, and National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., on Friday claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has concluded plans to extend the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. He said the party wants to achieve this through the cabals, which according to him, has zeroed down on Osinbajo/Malami ticket tentatively. The senior lawyer further claimed that the National leader of the party, Bola Asiwaju Tinubu has been rejected on two grounds. He warned that Nigerians must beware of this dastardly plan and stand against it, adding that Osinbajo government will further worsen the economic and political situation of this country. “Giving him [Tinubu] the ...
Afghanistan: No American will be left behind – Joe Biden vows
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Afghanistan: No American will be left behind – Joe Biden vows

US President, Joe Biden has stated that US troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond his withdrawal deadline, vowing that no American will be left behind. He made the statement even as armed Taliban fighters kept desperate evacuees from reaching Kabul's airport on Wednesday night and Thursday morning this week. Biden says he wants US forces out by the end of this month, but up to 15,000 US citizens are still stranded in the country. He also added that the turmoil in Kabul was unavoidable About 4,500 US troops are in temporary control of Karzai International Airport in the nation's capital, but Taliban fighters and checkpoints are allover the perimeter of the airport. Reports say the Taliban are blocking Afghans without travel documents from going to the airport but there are...
Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed
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Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that Nigeria cannot be called a failed state because it is battling insecurity “in one corner of the country”. The Minister said this during an interview on ‘Focus on Africa’, a programme on BBC. Mohammed who maintained that  the current administration has "pinned” Boko Haram to a “very small area”, added that Nigerians should appreciate their effort given that Taliban fighters took over power in Afghanistan in a few weeks. He said;   “In the north-east, we are facing the challenge of the Boko Haram, which is purely an ideologically driven terrorist group. What is happening in Afghanistan presently is a good pointer. It shows that a movement driven by ideology is very difficult to overcome. The US, having spent 20 ...
President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari
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President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. In a statement released by the group's national publicity secretary Ken Robinson on Monday August 16, PANDEF described the signing as a "callous act" and further alleged that it simply "speaks to the repugnant attitude of disregard, propelled by arrogance, disdain and contempt with which issues concerning the Niger Delta Region are treated, particularly, by the present Administration." The group stated that President Muhammadu Buhari went ahead to assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, despite the overwhelming outcry and condemnation that greeted its passage by the National Assembly, especially with regards to the "paltry" 3% provision for the Host Comm...
“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban
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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban

US President, Joe Biden, has said he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan. He acknowledged that Afghanistan's collapse to the Taliban came much sooner than U.S. officials had anticipated but he blamed Afghanistan's elected leaders and military for not putting up more of a fight against the Taliban. Biden said on Monday, August 16, from the White House: "I stand squarely behind my decision. The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated." Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, arguing that his administration's hands were tied by the plan Trump set in motion last year. Back in 2020, Trump, who was President at the time, signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could see ...
Don’t Attach Me To Any Politicians – Engr Kehinde Raji
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Don’t Attach Me To Any Politicians – Engr Kehinde Raji

Osogbo-born philanthropist, Engr. Kehinde Raji has said that he never collected money from any politician to mobilize for political rally or campaign in Osun state. Engr. Raji who popularly known as Aaraj cautioned those who attaching him with politicians in the state, saying his leaving on his hard work and sweat. He made the declaration yesterday, in Osogbo, Osun State capital at a program organised to mark his 49 years birthday tagged, ‘An Evening With Aaraj’ According to him, “People should not attach me with any politicians. I am not owing anyone of them and I will never take a dime from politicians to mobilize for them. “I have never got any contract from the Osun State government, whether past or present. I have never had any relationship with any of the stat...
I Enjoyed being Called ‘audio governor’ – Governor Makinde
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I Enjoyed being Called ‘audio governor’ – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed how he felt being called "audio Governor" by his critics. Makinde in his speech at the swearing in of the seven commissioner nominees who were reappointed into his cabinet on Friday August 6, said he enjoyed being called the “audio governor” by his critics who are now “acknowledging the visuals” and asking if the projects are sustainable. The Oyo state Governor stated that his administration is concentrating on spreading development in all parts of the state. He said;   “Our administration has become known for sustainable development in all sectors, with no communities left behind. We want to continue to do even more than what we have done before. “I meet people and once they tell me they are from Oyo State, I ask them the geopoli...
Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife
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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered for the immediate demolition of a house used by the kidnappers who abducted the wife of the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver. LIB reported that a gun duel with the kidnappers and men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, led to the rescue of Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver who sustained injury on his left leg while three other suspects allegedly escaped. Governor Ortom gave the directive at the Nigeria Police Headquarters Makurdi where dead bodies of three of the kidnappers neutralised by men of Operation Zenda were displayed. The directive given by the Governor for the demolition of the house used by the abductors is in line with provisions of the Benue State Law on prohib...
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Chinese Billionaire who Criticised the Government is Jailed for 18 Years for ‘Provoking Trouble’

Sun Dawu, a Chinese billionaire pig farmer and agricultural mogul, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and fined 3.11m yuan (£345,000) for crimes including “provoking trouble”, in a case observers believe was politically motivated. The court in Gaobeidian, near Beijing, said Sun was guilty of crimes including “gathering a crowd to attack state organs”, “obstructing government administration” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all term often used against human rights figures and dissidents. Sun, an outspoken supporter and friend of Chinese political dissidents, was arrested on 11 November alongside more than 20 others including his wife, two sons, and daughters-in-law. Groups including Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) say the prosecution is apparent...
Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60
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Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to increase community sensitization as the death toll from cholera outbreak in Abuja is now 60. According to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, suspected cases of Cholera in Abuja have risen from 604 to 698 within the last 72 hours. The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that Abaji area council records 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) records 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council records 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Also, Gwagwalada area council records 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with 4 death...
Bandits Acting With Impunity Under ‘Sleepy Buhari’ – US Economist, Hanke Blows Hot
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Bandits Acting With Impunity Under ‘Sleepy Buhari’ – US Economist, Hanke Blows Hot

An American applied economist at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, Steve H. Hanke, has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as Nigerians continue to witness an upsurge in insecurity issues across the country. Hanke, who is one of the Buhari-led administration’s critics, said this in a reaction to the recent attack on a Nigeria Air Force jet by bandits. DAILY POST reported that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet that flew out of base for an assault on Sunday, crashed. The fighter plane routinely conducts air raids on the Kaduna-Katsina-Zamfara corridor. It was gathered that the aircraft crashed in Kaduna during an operation after it was attacked by bandits but no casualty was reported. Reacting, Hanke in a tweet via his Twitter a...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa Kicks off with Alternative Financing
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Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa Kicks off with Alternative Financing

The administration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is determined to successfully accomplish the Computer Village relocation to a more conducive and business-friendly environment. This would help to address the environmental challenges created by the market in Ikeja.”   These are the words of the Honorable Commissioner of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, when he was speaking on the partnership between the state government and Bridgeways Global Projects Limited on the development of the Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa, with the Coalition of Associations in Computer Village (CACOVI) as the major beneficiaries funded by Sterling Alternative Finance.   The Lagos ICT Business Park, Katangowa is the first of its kind in Africa and wil...
Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru
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Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru

Jigawa state governor, Muhammadu Badaru, has said that President Buhari is honest, transparent, and “sleeps with Nigerians at heart.” The governor disclosed this to Nigerians while speaking at a grand reception held in Yola, Adamawa state on Saturday, July 10 to celebrate the recent decamping of Senator Grace Bent from PDP to APC. The governor said the Buhari-led administration had made giant strides towards improving road, rail, aviation and power infrastructure, as well as various interventions designed to address social, economic and security challenges in the country “Buhari is honest, transparent and sleep with Nigerians at heart. Nigerians begin to see the effort of Buhari in all sectors and people are now joining the APC in thousands,” he said.
Rename Ministry of finance to foreign loans and debts accumulation – Civil Society group tells President Buhari
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Rename Ministry of finance to foreign loans and debts accumulation – Civil Society group tells President Buhari

Worried by the several foreign loans the Buhari administration has collected since assuming office in 2015, the Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has asked President Buhari to rename the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to the Federal Ministry for Foreign Loans and Debts Accumulation. In a statement titled ‘Rename Finance Minister To Minister Of Foreign Loans Collection:- HURIWA Tells President Buhari’, and signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, and its Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, said the amount of loans being requested for by this administration is becoming worrisome. The statement was in reaction to the recently approved request by the Senate for the President to borrow N2,343,387,942,848, to...
‘Biased’ Buhari is not God, I can criticise him – Dele Momodu roars
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‘Biased’ Buhari is not God, I can criticise him – Dele Momodu roars

Media personality, Dele Momodu has reacted to allegations of supporting anyone who is against the President Mohammadu Buhari led-administration. Trouble ensued  after the media personality shared an old video of wanted secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho dancing with the caption “Happiness is FREE. OOSA.” Following the development, a follower who didn’t seem pleased with his post and caption took to the comment section to accuse him of always being in support of anyone who is against the present administration and who mocks the President. Reacting, Momodu in a response to the troll stated that Buhari is just a President and not God.
Pinnick to NPFL players: I will not allow you to join ‘mushroom clubs’ in Europe
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Pinnick to NPFL players: I will not allow you to join ‘mushroom clubs’ in Europe

The federation’s top official assures young players that his administration will do everything possible to help them progress Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has asked football agents to stop taking players from the country to unknown leagues in Europe. Instead, Pinnick, who also serves as a Fifa official, has promised to help players from the West African nation to join top clubs in major leagues in Europe giving examples of Villarreal, Valencia, and Lille. The FA President was speaking while addressing home-based Super Eagles players in Los Angeles on Saturday night ahead of their friendly against Mexico.

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