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Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras
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Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras

Lagos State Government says it has commenced the installation of 2,000 Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm, disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration. Fahm said the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing day by day, but, already, 100 CCTV cameras had been installed in Ikeja metropolis.  The Commissioner added that upon completion, the project would advance Lagos state economy by becoming a 24-hour driven commercial centre, which would allow companies to operate in a safe, secure and smart environment that would create more jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product of ...
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige Blames Past Government for Strikes in Nigeria
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Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige Blames Past Government for Strikes in Nigeria

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has blamed the Jonathan-led administration for continuous strikes in Nigeria, especially in the education sector. According to Ngige, the agreements reached between past governments and workers is what is leading to the continuous strike in the country. He also alleged that the federal government then earned more. The Minister maintained that the present government is earning less than a third of former government's revenue, and still delivering on capital projects. Watch the video below.......
North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements
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North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements

The Secretive state of North Korea has warned the United States it will face a "crisis beyond control in the near future" and accused South Korea of carrying out an "intolerable provocation" against Pyongyang in a series of statements released Sunday, May 2. In one statement, North Korea blasted US President Joe Biden for saying, in a speech to Congress on Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear program presents "a serious threat to America's security and world security." North Korea which is now a nuclear state, accused the US of engaging in "political chicanery" last week, when the State Department called North Korea "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world." Kwon Jong Gun, the director general of the Department of US Affairs at North Korea's Foreign Minist...
Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops
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Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops

Two al Qaeda operatives  have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.” This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country following the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. US President Biden in April announced a full removal by Sept. 11 and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs. However, Osama's terrorist network claims its fight against America will not end anytime soon — with two al Qaeda members telling CNN that “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expel...
Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor
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Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor

The Ondo State Government has retrieved three vehicles in the custody of the immediate past Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. The vehicles include a Toyota Landcruiser Jeep, V8, 2019 model and two Toyota Hilux vans also of 2019 model. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 26, said while efforts are on to recover any other remaining vehicle(s) still in possession of the former Deputy Governor, Government expresses gratitude to the security agencies, especially the Police, for the most-needed intervention. The development comes almost two weeks after the State Govt asked the police to prevail on  Ajayi, to return government vehicles in his possession two months after his exit from office. ...
Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre
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Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre

The 33-year-old Nigerian man who was detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for 40 days, is finally a free man. LIB reported that Simon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. The Shah Alam High Court on Friday, April 23, ruled that the detention of the Nigerian national for 40 days to be unlawful and ordered him to be released. High Court judge, Datuk Ab. Karim Ab. Rahman had ruled that the detention was in violation of Article 5(4) of the Federal Constitution, which requires a non-citizen to be presented before a magistrate within 14 days from th...
We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai
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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is considering building schools 30 minutes from military installations. El-Rufai who disclosed this during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday April 23, said the decision became necessary because what Kaduna state is facing with bandits is "beyond the capacity" of civil defence and police. He said; “In our view in Kaduna, first (way to address the situation) is to ensure that schools are fenced, because, unless we fence schools, we will give easy access to criminals. So, fencing schools is very important, and that’s a budgetary item; you need money to build fences. “The second is to have enough (security operatives) on ground. We must have more civil defence (officers), more private security gua...
”Today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country but as a Mass of Cumulative Failure” – Oby Ezekwesili
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”Today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country but as a Mass of Cumulative Failure” – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that Nigeria under the Buhari-led administration, is not a progressive country but a mass of cumulative failure. Ezekwesili shared this thought on her Twitter handle this morning. Her tweets read; ''For 60 years, Nigeria in a classic case of failure of Nation Formation failed to make the transition from Country to Nation. Worse, it even now risks its status as a country as it steadily hobbles down the slippery slope of Fragile State to totter on the brink under @MBuhari Sadly, the *Most Representative Characterization* of today’s Nigeria is not of a Progressive Country, but as a mass of *Cumulative Failure* which is evidently depicted by its staggering Fragile State Indices increasingly over the years. The Fragile State S...
Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says
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Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the yellow buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ will not be scrapped as earlier reported, but would rather be remodeled to meet modern standards. Recall that in February this year, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, said the yellow buses do not have a place in the transportation master plan of the state, suggesting that they would soon be scrapped by the Sanwo-Olu administration. However, during an interview with Channels TV over the weekend, Governor Sanwo-Olu said it will be unfair to scrap ‘danfos’ as they have served Lagos residents for a long time. “It will be unfair for us. These are important stakeholders. They served our citizens. They served Lagosians for a long time. It became the print of...
We Can’t “Continue” With Bad Governance – PDP Tells Buhari
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We Can’t “Continue” With Bad Governance – PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been “disorganised, inefficient, and lethargic”. When the president returned from his medical trip to London, he had said Nigerians should expect continuity from his government. Reacting to the “continuity” comment, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said the president should be reminded that he is leaving office in 2023. Ologbondiyan said the country cannot continue with the “failed economy, hunger and starvation, banditry, killings, terrorism, kidnapping, abuse of human rights, treasury looting, mindless borrowing” under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. “The Peoples Democratic Party welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical to...
Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia
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Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia

A Ukrainian diplomat has warned that his country may be forced to acquire nuclear weapons to safeguard the country if NATO does not accede to its membership demand amid spiralling tensions with neighbouring Russia. Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, suggested to national public radio network Deutschlandfunk that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration is weighing all possible options as fears mount over an imminent invasion by Russia. The remark also comes as the US pulled back two of its war ships that were on route the black sea after getting warnings from Russia. “Either we are part of an alliance like NATO and also make our contribution to strengthen this Europe, or we have only one option; to rearm ourselves,” Germany’s DPA news agency q...
Money Printing Scandal: PDP asks Buhari to sack finance minister, Zainab Ahmed
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Money Printing Scandal: PDP asks Buhari to sack finance minister, Zainab Ahmed

The People's Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed for “attempting to mislead Nigerians” over allegations of the federal government printing N50-60 billion to support states’ allocations in March. Recall that while Zainab Ahmed denied claims of the federal government printing money for states to share,  Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele said "there's no need for all the controversy around money printing as the concept of printing of money is about lending money." However in a statement released on Friday April 16 by PDP's spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said "the admission by CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, that the apex bank has been printing money at the bidding of governme...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
Asians Hawking Vegetables is a Clear Economic Sabotage that should be Detected, Stopped and Sanctioned – Aregbesola
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Asians Hawking Vegetables is a Clear Economic Sabotage that should be Detected, Stopped and Sanctioned – Aregbesola

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has decried the different ways expatriates come into the country to "steal" jobs meant for Nigerians. Declaring open a stakeholders’ meeting on expatriate quota administration in Abuja on Wednesday April 14, the Minister raised an alarm of expatriates taking over jobs in the country. Aregbesola averred that expatriates coming into the country to work as bricklayers, painters, high-end consorts and even hawking vegetables are clear economic sabotage acts that should be detected, stopped and sanctioned. He said; “I have a good cause to say that this meeting has been long overdue in the sense that its outcomes will tie up a lot of loose ends in the obsolete handbook last reviewed in 2004, which has been in use as a guide to granting approval...
Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles
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Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles

The Ondo State Government has filed a petition against its immediate past Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, for reportedly refusing to return his official vehicles. In the petition to the Nigerian police, Ajayi was accused of unlawfully being in possession of a Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale who signed the petition, said he has been mandated to recover all government properties still in the possession of former political office holders in the state, especially those who served in the immediate past administration. Odebowale also alleged that the former deputy Governor refused to return the vehicle despite all entreaties. The pet...
LGA Administration Getting Worse In Nigeria – Obasanjo
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LGA Administration Getting Worse In Nigeria – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, stated that local government administration was getting worse in Nigeria, adding that the survival rests on divine intervention. He lamented that most of the councils could not even afford a grader for roads and perform other functions highlighted by the 1976 Local Government Reform. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, the Owu chief urged the council workers to be prayerful for things to get better. The ex-Nigerian leader, who received the new National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) president, Comrade Akeem Olatunji Ambali at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse home, regretted that the reform had been allegedly abused by state governors. He said: “I am of the view th...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student
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Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, the Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi has been asked to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect for reportedly brutalizing a student. The Diocesan Bishop Wilfred Anagbe gave the directive following a preliminary investigation into a petition he received on the physical abuse and torture of the student. Father Asen was directed to hand over to the vice Principal administration who is expected to run the affairs of the school.
Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
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Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has addressed the hijab controversy which renewed clashes between Muslims and Christians in Kwara state he governs. In a state broadcast on Tuesday March 26, the Governor said his administration announced an official policy on February 26 allowing any willing Muslim schoolgirl to wear the hijab in public schools after “several days of consultations, meetings, brainstorming, and dispassionate weighing of policy options.” Abdulrazaq who said he acknowledges the apprehension from the Christian and Muslim communities, stated that he is convinced that beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijab decision are old wounds that must be healed. He averred that his administration will always be fair and courageous in taking decisions for sustainabl...
Son of Aisha Buhari’s aide adds a Mercedes Benz to his fleet of Cars
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Son of Aisha Buhari’s aide adds a Mercedes Benz to his fleet of Cars

Dibbo, the son of Dr. Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant on Administration, to Aisha Buhari, took to Instagram on Sunday, March 21, to show off his new Mercedes Benz. "Baby, Flex! #MyBaby Mercedes Benz  # Alhamdulillah #AndMore" he captioned the photo. It's not the first time the young man will be showing off his fleet of luxury cars. In 2018, he posted photos of cars including a Lamborghini.                 Dibbo with President Buhari       Zahra with Dibbo's mother, Dr. Sani
It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer
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It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer

Russia's President, Vladmir Putin has reacted to US President Joe Biden calling him a killer and saying that he would “pay a price” for 2020 US election interference. When asked about Biden’s comments during a video call on Thursday March 18,  that was aired on Russian state TV, Putin said he wished his counterpart in Washington good health and was saying that "without irony", but charged that the comments reflected America's own troubled past. The Russian leader who praised the American people, said the legacy of slavery and the country's treatment of Native Americans weighed heavily on its dealings abroad. He added that for Biden to call him a killer, it takes one to know one. Putin said; "In the history of every people, every state, there are a lot of hard, dramatic and bl...
CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions
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CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed ?6.98 service charge on Nigerians for all USSD transactions. A statement jointly signed by the apex bank and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and released today March 16, says customers will pay a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction every time they use USSD services from March 16. The deal was part of an agreement reached with banks following a disagreement between banks and telecom firms over USSD and other text message transaction requests. “Effective March 16, 2021, USSD services for financial transactions conducted at DMBs (Deposit Money Banks) and all CBN-licensed institutions will be charged at a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction,” the statement partly read. This replaces the current per session billing structure, ...
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
The Emir of Kagara is Dead
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The Emir of Kagara is Dead

The Emir of Kagara in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko, has died. Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani- Bello, released a statement on Tuesday, March 2, to mourn him while describing his death as a great shock and a loss to the Kagara Emirate and the North Central state in general. Bello, who is the Chairman of North Central Governors Forum, said: "We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an Octogenarian and an Elder Statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before it in the state." Kagara was in the news last month when bandits abducted over 40 students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara. The Kagara abductees were later fre...
Police Raids Barcelona, Arrests CEO Oscar Grau, Bartomeu, others
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Police Raids Barcelona, Arrests CEO Oscar Grau, Bartomeu, others

The Spanish police on Monday raided Barcelona football club and arrested the club’s CEO, Oscar Grau and Roman Gómez Ponti, the Barca’s head of legal, according to Cadena SER radio. Barcelona’s former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and his right-hand man, Jaume Masferrer, were also arrested. They were arrested on suspicion of “unfair administration, corruption between individuals and money laundering” after paying money in instalments to avoid internal financial controls. This is coming amid the continued investigation into ‘BarcaGate’, in which Barcelona’s officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against the current (Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique) and former players (Pep Guardiola and others) who were critical of the Catalan club and Bartomeu. Recall that Bartomeu ...
Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks
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Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks

Human rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, says with the spate of kidnapping during the Buhari-led administration, he wonders when Nigeria itself will be abducted. According to Ozekhome, compared to 214 Chibok schoolgirls missing under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the situation has worsened with 807 school pupils kidnapped by criminals under the Buhari administration. The human rights lawyer while reacting to the spate of kidnappings, said “What the government does not still seem to understand is that because it has failed to give security and welfare to the Nigerian people as provided for in Section 14 of the 1999 Constitution, ethnic nationalism is fast rising in a way that ethnic groups and the various nationalities in the Nigerian contraption...
Two Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested in Cross River State
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Two Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested in Cross River State

Two suspected drug peddlers, Effangha Effangha, 37, and Eno-Obong Udome, 34, were arrested by Army personnel attached to the Cross River Government security outfit "Operation Akpakwu" The suspects were arrested on Thursday and Friday, February 25, 26, at Nelson Mandela street in Calabar and Ekpenyong Ekpo in Akpabuyo local government area of the state. The 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar has handed over two suspected drug dealers to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution. The Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost Company, Maj. Stanley Ikpeme, handed over of the suspects to officials of NDLEA on behalf of the the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Abdullahi in Calabar on Saturday. "These suspects were arrested by ow...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment for Second Time in One Week
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment for Second Time in One Week

Seems like the problems facing New York governor, Andrew Cuomo keep piling up as another former aide of his has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment,  just days after his first accuser made her claims public. In a New York Times exclusive, Charlotte Bennett, an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she left in November, alleged that Cuomo "asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men." Bennett aged 25, described an incident that took place in June when she was "alone" with the governor aged 63 in his State Capitol office. According to the New York times report, he allegedly asked her if she thought age made a difference in romantic r...
The Level of Nigeria’s Borrowing is Not Unreasonable And is not High – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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The Level of Nigeria’s Borrowing is Not Unreasonable And is not High – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that Nigeria cannot make progress if it doesn't borrow to fund the building of its infrastructure. Ahmed at a media briefing at the statehouse Abuja on Thursday February 25, said this while reacting to criticism regarding high levels of borrowing by this administration. In her words ''The level of borrowing is not unreasonable. It is not high. If we say we will not borrow and therefore we will not build rails and major infrastructure until our revenue rises enough, we will regress as a country. We will be left behind. We wouldn't be able to improve our business environment and our economy will not grow. We just need to make sure that when we borrow, we apply the borrowing to specific major infrastructure that would enhance the b...
Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu Dies From COVID-19 Complications
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Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) has passed on at the age of 65. Aikhomu died on Thursday morning, February 25,  in Abuja allegedly from COVID-19 complications. The deceased who was the younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd) was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.
Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off
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Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off

A team of government officials and police, led by the Commissioner for lands, Barr. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Friday, Feb 19, stormed the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, allegedly owned by Nneoma Rochas Okorocha, wife of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, and sealed off the property. Recall that the Hope Uzodinma administration, last week, recovered the Eastern Palm University from Rochas Okorocha and renamed it. As former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha is battling incumbent governor Uzodinma over the recovery of the University, Uzodinma sealed off Okorocha's wife's hotel. There were reports of sporadic shooting during the operation, as seen in videos from the scene. Watch the video below.
Some Niger Schools Have not Seen Paints in 40 Years – Governor Bello
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Some Niger Schools Have not Seen Paints in 40 Years – Governor Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello has disclosed that some schools in Niger state he governs have not been painted in the last 40 years. The Governor who addressed newsmen on effort made to secure the release of abducted students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara, made the disclosure when queried on the deteoriated state of the school where the abduction took place. Bello also revealed that 50 out of the 60 government schools in the 25 local government areas of the state, have no fence. The Governor revealed that the deteoriatation did not start with his administration, and also stated that it will take 20 years to fix the infrastructure deficit in schools in Niger state. He said; “Some of the schools have been built 40 years ago. Some of them have not seen p...
“8 year pathway to citizenship – Joe Biden announces new immigration bill
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“8 year pathway to citizenship – Joe Biden announces new immigration bill

Joe Biden's administration has announced a sweeping immigration bill that would create an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of immigrants already in the country and provide a faster way for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to gain citizenship. Here's what the bill, titled the US Citizenship Act of 2021, announced on Thursday, February 18 includes: 1. Plan for a pathway to citizenship- The bill cuts the time to acquire citizenship to eight years instead of 13. Individuals would be in a temporary status for five years, with three years until they get citizenship, amounting to an eight-year path. While undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, who fall under a form of humanitarian relief known as Temporary Protected Status or who ar...
Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt
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Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has extolled the virtues of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, the Most Rev Professor Augustine Ndubueze Echema, saying the cleric has brought great stability to the diocese. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said this during a Special Church Service to mark the 1st anniversary of the Episcopal consecration and the installation of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese held at Christ The King Cathedral, Aba. The Governor also thanked the Bishop and the entire Catholic community in the state for their prayers and support to his administration. Ikpeazu reiterated the determination of his administration to relentlessly pursue his development agenda for Abia State. The Chief Executive Officer of the State also during the Special Church Service unveile...
Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall
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Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

US President, Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's border wall, stopping one of Trump's trademark immigration policies. Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction. By the time Trump had left office, about $25bn (£18bn) had been spent on the project. In a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 11, Biden wrote that the order was "unwarranted" and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall. In the letter,  Biden also wrote that he would also seek a review of "all resources appropriated or redirected" to the construction of the wall. Ever since Biden became president on January 20, he has made series of ...
Everybody in South-East Wants to Belong to The APC – Governor Umahi
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Everybody in South-East Wants to Belong to The APC – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has asked the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to decide on which geopolitical zone gets the party’s 2023 presidential ticket. The Governor who visited the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday February 10, said everybody in South-East wants to belong to the APC and also called for more registration forms to the region. Umahi said the “mad rush” to get registered to the APC in the South East is because of President Muhammadu Buhari’s giant strides in the region. He said; “It is a party affair. Party discipline requires that you sit down and discuss issues. “You advance your reasons and another person wil...
US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director
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US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director

The Biden administration on Friday, Feb 5, said the U.S. would support Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, hours after South Korea’s trade minister stepped out of the race. The Biden administration’s decision is the last hurdle standing in the way of Ms. Okonjo-Iweala assuming the top job at the WTO, after South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee pulled out. Last year, Ms. Okonjo-Iweala was supported by a majority of WTO members, but the Trump administration backed Ms. Yoo, saying she was better qualified. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement Friday: "Dr. Okonjo-Iweala brings a wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy from her 25 years with the World Bank and two terms as Nigerian Finance Minister....
APC has Done Tremendously Well for the SouthEast – Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani Says
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APC has Done Tremendously Well for the SouthEast – Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani Says

Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government has done tremendously well for the South-East region. Nnamani who is a chieftain in the APC, stated this in an interview with Channels TV this evening February 5. “Infrastructurally, although it has not been publicized, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done tremendously well in the Southeast. I drove from Owerri to Enugu just two days ago; I came back to Abuja just yesterday. The Enugu-Port Harcourt road that has remained a death trap, if you have seen it yourself and seen the quality of construction going on, they use granite stones where they feel the soil is bad. Take the second Niger Bridge which is done by President Buhari’s administration, it has been on the d...
Arsenal vs Benfica Europa League Game Could be One-legged Tie
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Arsenal vs Benfica Europa League Game Could be One-legged Tie

Arsenal’s round of 32 Europa League clash with Benfica, could be played as a one-off tie on a neutral ground, under new UEFA rules, the UK Mirror reports The two-leg tie is facing difficulties, because of the new COVID-19 rules in the UK that affects arrivals from Portugal. The rules would require Arsenal players and staff to quarantine for 10 days when they return from the first leg and also stop Benfica from entering the UK for the second leg. One solution would be for the game to be played at a neutral venue, a scenario UEFA’s competition regulations for the Champions League and Europa League knockout phases permit. Under rule K.1.8 of the respective competitions’ rule books, it states, “The UEFA administration has the right to assign an alternative venue for any particu...
Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians
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Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to obey all the COVID19 protocols which include wearing a face mask so as to avoid the government from imposing another lockdown. The warning came via a statement signed and released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity. The presidency said it is worried by reports of non-compliance with the executive order signed by President Buhari on January 27 that mandates the use of face masks and social distancing. The law stipulates that any defaulter of the COVID19 protocols will be asked to pay a fine or sentenced to 6 months in jail or both. According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order with the best of intentions and not with the motive of punishing citizens. “The Presi...
It is becoming clear that the value of human life in Nigeria is less than that of a cow – DJ Switch
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It is becoming clear that the value of human life in Nigeria is less than that of a cow – DJ Switch

Nigerian entertainer, DJ Switch has reacted to the recent reports of attacks in the country which has led to an outcry both online and offline.   In a tweet she shared, DJ Switch said "it is becoming clear that the value of human life in Nigeria is less than that of a cow"   The entertainer also scored the Buhari-led administration zero. She tweeted;   It is becoming clear that the value of human life in Nigeria is less than that of a cow @MBuhari & administration = -0  
Government of the herdsmen by the herdsmen and for the herdsmen, Buhari should be President for all – Mr Macaroni
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Government of the herdsmen by the herdsmen and for the herdsmen, Buhari should be President for all – Mr Macaroni

Popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has lashed out at the Buhari-led administration over the way they've handled the herdsmen crisis in the country so far.   The comedian who described the present administration as a "government of the herdsmen, by the herdsmen and for the herdsmen", appealed to Buhari to be president for all.   Mr Macaroni who stated that no Nigerian is more Nigerian than the other, affirmed that people have the right to live even as herdsmen have the right to graze.   He tweeted;   Government of the herdsmen, by the herdsmen and for the herdsmen. No Nigerian is more Nigerian than the other. As much rights as the herdsmen have to graze, so does other Nigerians have to live. When did grazing become series of killing and kidn...
China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy
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China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy

China sent two large formations of warplanes close to the island of Taiwan, a self governing island, that Beijing claims belongs to mainland China. The muscle flexing by China's military over the weekend, presents a significant foreign policy challenge to new United States President Joe Biden just days into his new administration. According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, 13 Chinese planes entered the southwestern portion of the island's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday followed by 15 on Sunday, prompting Taipei to scramble fighter jets to monitor the Chinese planes.   The ADIZ is defined as "a designated area of airspace over land or water within which a country requires the immediate and positive identification, location, and air traffic control of ai...
Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico
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Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico

The ex-international passed away at the age of 72 and has been lauded for his contribution to the West African’s development Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Joe Erico, who died after a brief illness on Thursday. Erico featured prominently for the senior national team at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations, where the West Africans finished third. The former goalkeeper went into administration after calling time on his professional career and had the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.  
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others
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President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed a series of executive actions to reverse the policies of Donald Trump administration on immigration and others.   Hours after taking the office, Biden issued an executive order to end Trump’s controversial 'Muslim travel ban', which blocked travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim and African countries.   During Trump's first week in office in 2017, he implemented the Muslim Ban initially restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   The ban faced several legal challenges, but the Supreme Court upheld the measure in 2018.   In February 2020, Trump later expanded the ban to include additional restrictions on...
Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)
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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US's first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during 'Celebrating America,'  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.   Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration.   "In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation," she said. "It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be."   Read her full speech and watch the video below.    Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak ton...
Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite
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Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration by looking at the situation of the country before the assumption of the current government. President Buhari made the call on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Reverend Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission. The President said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources. “We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite,...
US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration
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US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration

US vice president, Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Multiple media reports on Saturday cited senior administration officials as saying that Pence who was forced to take shelter from the US Capitol intruders during the riot has decided to attend Biden's inauguration on January 20. The news of Pence's intention to watch President-elect Joe Biden take his oath of office in person comes after the relationship between Pence and Trump plunged when the Vice President president defied the President by performing his constitutional duty to certify the election results and formally announced Biden's victory. Pence had faced intense pressure from Trump to stop the ceremonial vote counting during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol last Wed...

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