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Poverty Will Multiply if Nigeria Breaks Up – Osinbajo
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Poverty Will Multiply if Nigeria Breaks Up – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that poverty will be on the increase if Nigerian breaks up. Osinbajo said this while receiving a delegation of the Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday December 2. Maintaining that the security challenges in the country would be resolved in due course and that Nigeria would be stronger and greater, the Vice President added that the unity of the country is important for everyone. He said; “We must never relent in ensuring that we keep to the ideals of the country and we don’t lose sight of what we are trying to achieve here. “Mr President has always remained steadfast and focused on resolving the problems of the country beginning with security… he is a steady hand, he is unf...
Emir of Bungudu still in bandits’ den despite paying N20m ransom one month ago
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Emir of Bungudu still in bandits’ den despite paying N20m ransom one month ago

Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State abducted by bandits along Kaduna-Abuja highway, is still with his abductors after paying N20 million ransom a month ago. DAILY POST recalls that on September 4, 2021, the Emir was abducted when the bandits attacked his convoy on his way from Kaduna to Abuja. Attahiru was said to be on his way to Abuja to join the Zamfara government’s delegation to the UN General Assembly in the United States. The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed that an unspecified number of commuters were abducted along with the monarch in the daylight attack which occurred around Dutse village on the highway. The abduction was said to have been carried out by gunmen loyal to banditry kingpin Boderi Isiya, operating from Riyawa, Buruku and Sabon Bir...
Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Super Eagles land in Douala
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Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Super Eagles land in Douala

Players and officials of the Super Eagles, on Saturday arrived in Douala, where they will play the Central African Republic in a World Cup qualifier. The Nigerian delegation touched down with a chartered flight which flew in from Abuja, the country’s capital. They will take on the Wild Beasts three days after they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to the same side in Lagos. Karl Namnganda’s 90th-minute effort proved to be the winner, as CAR claimed their first victory in the series. Ahead of the game, Gernot Rohr’s men remain top of Group C with six points from three matches. CAR and Cape Verde are level in second place with four points. Liberia sit bottom of the group with three points.
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Full list of Super Eagles players who have left camp
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Full list of Super Eagles players who have left camp

Players and officials of the Super Eagles on Monday arrived on the island of Mindelo ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde. The delegation touched down following a four-hour flight from Lagos. There were 21 players on board, after the UK-based members of the squad returned to their respective bases. This is because of the British government’s strict regulations on red list countries, which includes Cape Verde. The affected players include defenders Olaoluwa Aina, William Ekong and Leon Balogun. Forwards, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are also unavailable. Midfielders, Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo have all left camp too.
PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC
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PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC

PDP leaders paid a visit to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Abuja residence on Tuesday, August 31 amid reports he plans to decamp to APC. The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi led a delegation of party leaders consisting of Daisi Akintan, former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Mrs Helen Taiwo, to visit Jonathan. The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors, Punch reports, adding that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis. According to the publication, a source privy to the meeting ...
ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action
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ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to embark on yet another strike action following what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. Recall that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others. ASUU, however, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented. Likewise, the FG and ASUU signed an agr...
Kwara North stakeholders hold consultative meeting with Saraki
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Kwara North stakeholders hold consultative meeting with Saraki

A 35-man delegation of Kwara North senatorial district stakeholders across all party divides on Friday visited the Abuja home of immediate past Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to discuss the situation in the state. Led by the former Governor of Kwara State and senator who represented Kwara North senatorial district in the 7th and 8th Senate, Shaba Lafiagi, the stakeholders said the meeting with Saraki was part of the consultations that the people of the zone embarked on and that they are set to meet with other key leaders across the state. Senator Lafiagi said the group was there to consult with Saraki on issues surrounding the sustainable unity and development of Kwara State, specifically as it relates to the agitations of the people of Kwara North. “For the past tw...
Gov Ikpeazu orders public office holders to declare assets
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Gov Ikpeazu orders public office holders to declare assets

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered public office holders in the State to declare their assets. Ikpeazu on Wednesday, directed the Secretary to the State Government and relevant officers to ensure every public officer complies with the constitutional obligation for assets declaration. The Governor spoke while receiving a delegation of the newly posted State Director, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Abia State, Mr. Abel Sunday who called on him at Government Lodge, Aba. He said, henceforth, no public office holder would be sworn-in unless there is evidence that such individual has declared his assets. The Governor however implored the Code of Conduct Bureau to play the role of an enabler by finding ways of encouraging individuals to willingly declare their as...
Jigawa LG Chairman gives Sex Workers 30 days to Leave or get married
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Jigawa LG Chairman gives Sex Workers 30 days to Leave or get married

Chairman of Gwaram Local Government Area in Jigawa State, Alhaji Zaharadden Abubakar has issued a thirty-day ultimatum to all prostitutes to vacate the area. Speaking as he received a delegation from Sara community, a popular weekly market to his office, Abubakar frowned upon the activities of commercial sex workers and also disclosed that he has a plan of tackling immorality in the local government. He thereafter ordered all the commercial sex workers operating in the area to present names of their suitors to the local government authority before the expiration of the dateline. Sex workers who are not from the area will be repatriated to their states, while those from the area who are ready to give up the trade will have their wedding expenses taken care of by the local governm...
Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan
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Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan

A Ugandan athlete has gone missing after he arrived in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics. Julius Ssekitoleko, a 20-year-old weightlifter went missing from his pre-Olympic training camp in Osaka Prefecture on Friday, July 16. He had been training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. There was no 24-hour monitoring at the hotel, and exactly when or how he got out of the hotel wa...
Drama As Jigawa LG Issues 30-Day Ultimatum To Commercial S*x Workers
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Drama As Jigawa LG Issues 30-Day Ultimatum To Commercial S*x Workers

Daily Post reports that the Gwaram Local Government Area in Jigawa State has issued a thirty-day ultimatum to all commercial sex workers operating in the area to vacate. Council Chairman Alh. Zaharadden Abubakar disclosed this on Friday after he received a delegation of Sara community, a popular weekly market, in his office.   He said the aim is to tackle immorality in the local government. The Chairman ordered all the commercial sex workers operating in the area to present names of their suitors to the local government authority before expiration of the dateline. He explained that the council is ready to marry off all the indigenous repented commercial sex workers and take care of all the wedding responsibilities. Abubakar said the council will repatriate non-in...
Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners
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Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has conferred ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ honours on coach Roberto Mancini and his Euro 2020 winning football team. The honours were “a sign of recognition of the sporting values and national spirit that animated the Italian victory at the European championship,” a statement from the Italian residential palace said on Friday. Mancini and Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina were conferred with the honour of ‘Grand Officer of the Republic’ with team manager Gabriele Oriali and head of delegation Gianluca Vialli receiving ‘Commander of the Republic’ awards. Captain Giorgio Chiellini was named an ‘Officer’ and along with all the team were given the honour of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knights). Italy beat England last weekend on penalties in...
Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road
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Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road

Armed bandits have killed Major General Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army. A statement released by the Nigerian Army this morning says Ahmed was murdered along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday, July 15. Family sources say he was returning from Okene when the gunmen opened fire on his car. A statement released by Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, says the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites today July 16. It reads; ''With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army. The sad incident occurred when the senior officer's vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Loko...
VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes
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VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has sent forth Nigeria's Olympic delegation to Tokyo, Japan, charging Nigerians to pray and support the contingent.   The send forth ceremony for Team Nigeria to the Olympic Games held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, July 12, 2021, and Osinbajo charged the Nigerian contingent to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to remember that they are standing "on the shoulders of giants" as they prepare to depart Nigeria.     Recalling the exploits of past Nigerian teams to previous Olympics, Osinbajo said “you will also carry with you the encouragement of the great exploits of Nigerian Olympians before you."     Osinbajo reminded the team of “such legends as Chioma Ajunwa who won the gold medal...
Borno to send 200 students to Unilag as Zulum leads delegation to Lagos
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Borno to send 200 students to Unilag as Zulum leads delegation to Lagos

Borno will be sending 200 students to Unilag. Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has said, his administration will sponsor 200 citizens to specialise in different courses at the University of Lagos. Zulum made the announcement when he led Borno’s delegation to attend Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi’s Conferment of doctorate degree by UNILAG. Former Governor of Borno, Senator Kashim Shettima, Borno’s APC State Chairman Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori, Sen. Abubakar Kyari and Sen. Mohammed Abba Aji graced the event. The event also has in attendance the President Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces Muhammadu Buhari, ably represented by the NUC Executive Secretary Professor Abubakar Rasheed, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tetfund Chairman Kashim Ibrahim Mutawwalli and a host of other Distinguished...
Daddy Freeze slams pastors for not attending T.B Joshua’s burial
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Daddy Freeze slams pastors for not attending T.B Joshua’s burial

Popular On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has called out top Nigerian pastors for shunning the funeral of founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua. During the burial of the cleric, top pastors and church owners were missing. The only notable clergyman who attended the funeral was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite. Daddy Freeze who reacted to this said he was disappointed with top pastors that failed to identify with T.B Joshua, even in death. He said regardless of whatever differences they had when the cleric was alive, they should have had a forgiven heart and attended his funeral. “Prophet T.B Joshua has been laid to rest. May his soul Rest In Peace, Daddy Freeze said. “...
Super Eagles Arrive in US ahead of Mexico clash
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Super Eagles Arrive in US ahead of Mexico clash

  The Super Eagles have arrived in Los Angeles, USA ahead of their international friendly match against Mexico this weekend. The delegation includes 22 players and several officials, including Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They will be joined by the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick. The match is billed for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a 77,5000- capacity arena expected to be filled up. This will make it the most attended game globally since the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eagles present in camp: Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Lobi Stars); John Noble (Enyimba FC) Defenders: ; Imoh Obot (Enyimba FC); Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara Un...
Governors, Ministers, top APC officials arrive Emir of Kano’s palace to formalise plans for Yusuf Buhari’s wedding
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Governors, Ministers, top APC officials arrive Emir of Kano’s palace to formalise plans for Yusuf Buhari’s wedding

Governors, ministers and top APC officials are currently at the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, to formalise plans for the wedding of President Buhari's son Yusuf Buhari. Yusuf is currently engaged to Zahra Bayero, the 19-year-old daughter of the Emir of Bichi Alhaji Dr. Nasir Bayero. The delegation led by Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State are in Kano to fine-tune the wedding plan. The Emir of Bichi is the younger brother of the Emir of Kano, who is currently hosting the delegation from the president. According to Daily Trust, some members of the first family are also at the palace to finalise plans for the wedding, which will hold between August and September. Former Zamfara Governor, Abdul ' aziz Yari Abubakar, is among the delegation. ...
Stop Threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop Threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

  Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country.j They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to one nation built on fairness...
Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country. They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Buhari’s alleged war threat sparks more reactions from stakeholders Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaff...
Zaria Residents Sacrifice two rams as they Pray against Incessant Kidnapping
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Zaria Residents Sacrifice two rams as they Pray against Incessant Kidnapping

Residents of Kusfa in Zaria, Kaduna state, organised a prayer session to ask for Allah's intervention regarding the insecurity in the country. The residents slaughtered two rams during the prayer. They asked Allah for help to win the war against kidnapping and banditry. Photos show that the prayer session was well attended by residents. The prayer is coming a few days after the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmad Bamalli cried out that Zaria Emirate was under the siege of bandits. While hosting a delegation of the heads of security agencies serving in Kaduna at his palace on Monday, June 14, the monarch said Zaria city and its surroundings are experiencing incessant attacks and abductions.
Zaria is Under Siege – Emir of Zazzau raises alarm
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Zaria is Under Siege – Emir of Zazzau raises alarm

Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has raised an alarm of the emirate being under seige. The First Class Monarch who disclosed this on Monday June 14 when he received a delegation of Security Heads led by the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said residents are having sleepless nights due to abductions going on within Zaria and environs. Noting that people no longer feel safe even with the security formations and military training schools within the emirate, the Emir stated that the situation is not unacceptable and urged the government to take action.
Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad
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Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad

Portugal have suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Hungary on Tuesday. Portugal defender, Joao Cancelo, pulled out of the team’s squad at the weekend after testing positive for coronavirus [COVID-19]. The Manchester City star is now replaced by Manchester United full-back, Diogo Dalot, who spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at AC Milan. A statement from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) read in part: “Under-21 international Diogo Dalot will join the National Team’s delegation in Budapest to prepare for his debut at Euro 2020. “The AC Milan player will replace Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid-19 following a rapid antigen test carried out this Saturday by the FPF Health and Performance Unit. “All players and members of the ento...
FG Delegation and South East Leaders meet in Enugu, reject agitation for secession
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FG Delegation and South East Leaders meet in Enugu, reject agitation for secession

A delegation from the Federal Government led by the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, Governors of the five States of the South East and other leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions in the zone, met at the Enugu state government house today June 11 where they discussed the security challenges confronting the region in particular and Nigeria in general. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Defence Minister, Magashi, disclosed that the delegation will relay the commitment reached at the parley and other outcomes of the consultation to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Defence Minister who was accompanied by his Interior Ministry counterpart and the Service Chiefs, explained that they were in Enugu for a consultative meeting with...
Military Detain Mali’s President and Prime Minister
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Military Detain Mali’s President and Prime Minister

There are fears of a second coup being carried out in just a year in Mali following the detention of the country's President, Prime Minister and defence minister of the interim government by the military. Government sources told Reuters that President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Defence Minister Souleymane Doucoure were all taken to a military base in Kati outside the capital Bamako, hours after two members of the military and first coup leaders lost their positions in a government reshuffle. The two coup leaders, Ex-Defence Minister Sadio Camara and Ex-Security Minister Colonel Modibo Kone were replaced on Monday May 24. Their detentions followed the military ouster in August of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The development could exacerbate instability in th...
Buhari Meets Northern Governors
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Buhari Meets Northern Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly in a meeting with some Northern Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Governors were led by chairman of Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong and it was also learnt that Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari is also present. Others in the delegation are Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).
Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month
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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting that held on Friday, April 9. He said all house officers who are yet to be paid will be paid on Monday, April 12. Okhuaihesuyi said the strike has been suspended for one month and that doctors working in isolation centres will resume at 8am on Sunday, April 11 while resident doctors in other hospitals ...
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Benin vs Nigeria: Rohr Reacts to NFF’s Plan for Super Eagles to Travel by sea
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Benin vs Nigeria: Rohr Reacts to NFF’s Plan for Super Eagles to Travel by sea

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said travelling by sea to Benin Republic ahead of the qualifiers on Saturday, is the best route. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided the team will travel for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier by boat. According to Rohr, the distance by sea is not only shorter but quite calm. “It will be the best way to go there. “Last Saturday, I made the trip and we were flying on the water. It was so quick and calm,” Rohr said according to SportingLife. The trip by sea takes around an hour. The Nigerian delegation will set sail for Benin capital Porto-Novo on Friday morning. The three-time African champions lead Group L with eight points from four matches, while Benin is second on seven points.
FG Delegation Arrives In Katsina Over Central Market Fire
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FG Delegation Arrives In Katsina Over Central Market Fire

A Federal Government delegation visited the burnt Katsina Central Market on Tuesday. The delegation was led by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and included the Minister of Internal Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola; his colleague in charge of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Special Development ministry, Hajiya Sadia Farouq; Minister for Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Srika; and the spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu. The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on Market Development, Mallam Abubakar Yusuf, stated that some traders lost huge amount of cash kept inside their shops as over 1,000 shops in the market were razed on Monday. He stated, “The fire incident is a real disaster. N...
I Will Arrest Politicians Sponsoring Banditry In Zamfara – Governor Matawalle
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I Will Arrest Politicians Sponsoring Banditry In Zamfara – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has vowed to arrest any politician who enters the state with the intention to use thugs to forment trouble. According to him, there is nobody that can claim to be above the law of the land, vowing that he had drawn a battle line with the enemies of peace in the State. Governor Matawalle disclosed this at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital when the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s delegation led by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State visited him over the release of 279 school girls in Zamfara State kidnapped last Friday. “These power drunk politicians cannot stay in Abuja, Kaduna or anywhere in Nigeria and be instigating crisis and be sponsoring terrorism in the state, killing thousands of innocent citizens of the sta...
Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari
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Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the abduction of students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State will be the last. Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over the abduction, delivered the President's statement to residents of the state. Sirika who disclosed that new measures have been developed by the federal government to curb criminality in the country, commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara’s efforts against armed banditry and promised a continued support to bringing lasting peace. He said; “The President is saddened by the abduction of the students from Jangebe and reassures you that the government has all the resources and wherewithal to c...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG
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Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG

The federal government has asked Nigerians to stop giving ethnic colouration to crimes. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said this as he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) on Friday February 12, averred that crime is evil to the nation and the morality of the African race and Nigeria in particular, abhors all forms of criminal activities. Aregbesola further asked the institute to think of how it could help Nigerians change the narrative of crime tied to a particular ethnic group and stop prioritising tension and heating up the polity unnecessarily. The statement read;   FG URGES NIGERIANS TO STOP ETHNOCISING CRIMES The Federal Government has called on Niger...
Senator Kalu Leads FG Delegation To Revive Abandoned Power Projects In Abia-North
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Senator Kalu Leads FG Delegation To Revive Abandoned Power Projects In Abia-North

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, on Friday, led a high-powered delegation from the Federal Government to inspect abandoned power transmission projects in Abia-North Senatorial zone. We gathered that the Federal Government delegation drawn from the Ministry of power arrived Abia state on Thursday, this was in response to Senator Kalu's earlier request in a letter dated 20th October to the Power Ministry for the revitalization of six uncompleted power transmission stations sited in Arochukwu,Umuahia,Ohafia and Isuikwuato LGAs of the zone. The Federal Government's team led by the Honourable minister of Power Engr. Mamman Kwagyang Saleh followed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Power; Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa, Managing Director Transmission Company of Nigeria; Eng...
How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo
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How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has outlined how is trip to the Silicon Valley in the United States has benefitted Nigerian start-ups, some of whom have gotten funds to grow their business. Osinbajo disclosed this milestone when he spoke on the Fire Side Chat with Nick Clegg, Facebook VP of Policy and Communication, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He explained that there have been active partnerships between Nigerian start-ups and some US tech firms, assuring Nigerians that more investment is expected to pour in. “Both tours were extremely successful. At the Silicon Valley, Nigerian start-ups got a chance to pitch their products to tech sector investors, that was very good, in fact before we left Silicon Valley, one of our venture platforms was able to sign ...
Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria
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Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria

The government of Chad Republic has made a formal request to the federal government to  to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid. of getting connected to the Nigerian electricity grid to the federal government. Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi made the request during a visit to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in Abuja. While the ambassador stressed the historical and economic value of connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on his own part said it would help in enhancing the long existing relations between the two countries. Mamman who approved the request to host his counterpart from the Republic of Chad for a technical analysis of the request, said Nigeria would evaluate it within the various projects...
Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai
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Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai

Kano State Government is set to deport at least 2,000 Almajirai boys who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in the state. The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday, May 17, when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil society organisations who inspected two quarantine centres at Kiru and Karaye respectively. He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were in good health before being sent back to their states of origin, pointing out that those from Kano State would be handed over to their parents and guardians. Kiru maintained that basic social amenities coupled with hygienic feeding was strictly observed in all the three quarantine centres ...
UNIJOS Student was Mistakenly Shot by Soldier
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UNIJOS Student was Mistakenly Shot by Soldier

The gruesome killing of Rinji Bala, a 20-year-old 300-level student of University of Jos has been confirmed by Nigerian Army Special Task Force, Operation Safe Heaven (OPSH). Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of OPSH said the sad incident occurred when personnel of the task force responded to a distress call on activities of cultists and armed robbers at No. 18th Street axis, opposite Hwolshe community on Tuesday May 12. He described the incident as unfortunate and further disclosed that some suspects were arrested. Shittu further revealed that the family of the deceased has been visited by a delegation from OPSH, and investigation is ongoing to ensure that justice is served. Shittu said; “Operation Safe Haven regrets the unfortunate death of a civilian by name Mr Rinji Peter B...
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US Vice President, Mike Pence’s Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A staff member in US Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Pence announced on Friday evening. Though Pence’s office did not identify the individual or provide other information about the person or the job they hold, the announcement however marks the first known positive test for the virus among the White House staff, and it comes amid new concerns about the safety of Washington politicians, government officials and those who work for them. Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary said in a statement; "?This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus. Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing...
President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says
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President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says

President Donald Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, the White House has announced. The news comes just hours after Trump revealed during a Saturday press briefing at the White House that he took the test on Friday amid concerns about his exposure to several people who have been infected for the virus. "Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed," according to the statement about the results released by press secretary Stephanie Grisham with Trump's permission. "One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free. I have been in daily contact with the CDC and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their bes...
Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him
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Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him

A Nigerian man, Ibrahim Ibrahim, who was facing trial over drug trafficking allegation in Saudi Arabia, has been released by the Saudi Arabian authorities after the Nigerian government were able to prove his innocence. Mr Ibrahim's release was secured by the National Diaspora Commission in collaboration with the government of Zamfara state, his home state. He was arrested in 2017 in Jeddah after the Saudi Arabian immigration officers found illegal drugs in his bags. Three years after, a delegation from the Diaspora commission and Zamfara state government, arrived in Jeddah with documents to be presented as evidence during his trial retrial which was today February 18th. Amongst the documents was a statement from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, stating that they ha...
US Assures Afghans it Will not Abandon Them after Agreeing First Step of peace deal with Taliban
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US Assures Afghans it Will not Abandon Them after Agreeing First Step of peace deal with Taliban

The US has promised to support and stand by Afghans if the Taliban militants decide to break terms of a new deal being discussed between the US, Afghanistan government and the Taliban.   On Friday, the U.S. government and the Afghan Taliban agreed to the first step of a peace deal, a major milestone after months of talks over ending a war that has gone on for more than 18 years.   The US war in Afghanistan which has spanned through 4 U.S presidents with four different strategies of handling the Taliban and it's hold on the Afghan government and economy is set to come to an end as the United States finalizes its plans to reduce violence in Afghanistan by negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban. According to CNN, an Afghan source close to the negotiations has s...
29 Dead, 195 Infected as Lassa Fever Spreads to 11 States – NCDC
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29 Dead, 195 Infected as Lassa Fever Spreads to 11 States – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths were reported in 11 states as of January 24. Two Kano health workers were also confirmed dead in the recent outbreak in which 89% of the confirmed cases are from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi. Ihekweazu said; “Over the last three weeks, NCDC has deployed Rapid Response Teams to support five of the affected states”, the agency said. “The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire led a high-level delegation to Kano State on the 25th of January 2020, following the deaths o...
Supreme Court Judgement Still Shocking- Ex-Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha
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Supreme Court Judgement Still Shocking- Ex-Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, the immediate past governor of Imo state, has said that the January 14th ruling delivered by the Supreme court in which his tenure was abruptly cut short, is still shocking to him many other Nigerians. Speaking when a delegation of PDP chieftains led by its party chairman, Uche Secondus, paid him a visit in his Abuja home this morning, Ihedioha said We are as shocked as yourselves. That event will define our electoral system. It is at the foundation of our electoral processes. It is not about Imo State but about our electoral processes. We are clam, calmness out of shock.” Also speaking, the party chairman, Uche Secondus said the figures put forward by the Supreme court which enabled it declare Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9th 2019 election, are not adding...
PDP Blasts Buhari For Allowing His Daughter Use Official Presidential Jet
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PDP Blasts Buhari For Allowing His Daughter Use Official Presidential Jet

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for authorising the presidential jet to chauffeur his daughter, Hanan, to an event in Bauchi state. The opposition party described the development as a direct abuse of his office and completely improper. In a statement on Saturday, the PDP asked the president to apologise to Nigerians who look up to him in terms of integrity, uprightness and respect for rules. The statement read partly thus: Presidential Jet: The PDP states that President Buhari directly abused his office and exhibited the worst form of corruption by detailing the officially restricted Presidential jet to chauffeur his daughter, Hanan, reportedly, for her private photography event in Bauchi state. The party describes the action as ...
Man Utd Chiefs To Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Bin Salman Takeover Interest
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Man Utd Chiefs To Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Bin Salman Takeover Interest

A delegation of Manchester United top brass are set to visit Saudi Arabia as rumours of a take over by the Gulf state's Crown Prince refuse to disappear. Discontent surrounding United's ownership by the American Glazer family has been apparent since their takeover in 2005, paving the way for reports of a possible takeover by 34-year-old Mohammed Bin Salman. Although they have attended in the past, an appearance by United officials at the Future Investment Initiative organised by the Saudi Royal Family's sovereign wealth fund later this month will do little to quash rumours of a purchase. According to The Transfer Window podcast's Duncan Castles, the Glazers themselves have attended in the past and United are set to be represented again at the conference in the Ritz Carlton in ...
Saraki-led Senate blocked Magu’s confirmation because of ‘skeletons in their cupboard’ – Alaafin of Oyo
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Saraki-led Senate blocked Magu’s confirmation because of ‘skeletons in their cupboard’ – Alaafin of Oyo

The Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on Thursday August 1 alleged that the Saraki-led Senate blocked the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because of 'skeletons in their cupboard.'    The Oyo Monarch made the allegation while hosting a delegation led by the Ibadan Zonal Head of the Commission Friday Ebelo. The Alaafin of Oyo stated that the productiveness and virtue of Ibrahim Magu is extolled by recent reports of recovered stolen funds in local and foreign currencies.   “The eighth National Assembly tried, they did everything possible not to get (Ibrahim) Magu appointed. Why? It is because they have skeleton in their cupboard,” he declared. “We must encourage you. We must s...

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