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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
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...
Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar
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Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar

The Rivers State Government says it has intercepted a truckload of suspected substandard animal hide, popularly called ponmo, in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state, that were imported into the country from Madagascar. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, who disclosed this to newsmen, said two persons who accompanied the products to the country have been arrested. “We got a tip-off that some canda meat that was imported found its way into the state. We went in and found out that it had come in from the Onne Port. It’s was a container full of canda meat. We were able to intercept it and took it to the area command. When it was opened, it was discovered that it was adulterated and stinking. “From the import paper, we found out that it came in from Ma...
Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo
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Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said First Lady Aisha Buhari has been a worthy partner to the current administration. The Vice President was physically present at a book launch in honour of Mrs. Buhari in Abuja. The book, authored by Hajo Sani, is titled ‘Aisha Buhari – Being Different’. Sani is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration. In an Instagram post, Prof. Osinbajo associated Mrs. Buhari with the values of courage, integrity and selflessness. “History has shown that it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have or how many titles precede or honours follow your name, or how high the position you hold,” he said. “The rare privilege of public service can only be justified by courage, integrity and selflessness. To t...
At Federal Level, We Don’t Even have a Government – Jerry Gana Says as he returns to PDP
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At Federal Level, We Don’t Even have a Government – Jerry Gana Says as he returns to PDP

Former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana has alleged that there is no government at the federal level in Nigeria. Gana who said this as he returned the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters on Wednesday April 7, had dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party in 2018. Addressing party members in Bida, Niger State during a reception to mark his return to the party, Gana averred that the country is nosediving and needs urgent rescue. He said;  “Today is not a day for lecture. It is not a day for campaigns. We just want to rejoice that we are back together solidly; and we are going to work together solidly, that we are going to work together effectively, that we are going to campaign powerfully. “I tell you, we are going to go around strategical...
The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK
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The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria is the "plan by some hardliners in the Federal government to kill or arrest" Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho. Igboho has been pushing for the actualization of Oduduwa republic, a country for South Westerners. He was also in the news for the eviction notice he gave Fulanis residing in the Southwest region. FFK in a post shared this morning, said Igboho has committed no crime and that it will be counterproductive for the government to arrest him. Read his post below ''I will say this just once. The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan by some hardliners in the Federal Government to kill, arrest or detain my friend and brother Chief ...
Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday
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Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday

The Niger state government has directed public schools in the state which were shut down following the abduction of 27 students from the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state on February 10, to reopen on Monday March 29. The state commissioner for education, Hannatu Salihu said schools with day students will resume on March 29, while boarding secondary schools in urban areas will reopen on April 6. Schools in the state were also directed to immediately form a formidable Security team, comprising of School Officials, Security Personnel, PTA, SBMC and Vigilante with active community participation to allow for strong security presence in and around the Schools. She said; “All public day secondary schools are to reopen on Monday, March 29, 2021. All boarding secondary s...
Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect
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Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect

Residents of Orile Iganmu in Lagos at the weekend called on the state government, donor agencies and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs)to come to their aid over the ravaging poverty and insecurity in the area. Orile Iganmu community was designated as “threat to peace” in Lagos State in the January edition of State of Peace report released by popular peace building organisation, Foundation for Peace Professionals also known as PeacePro. The community lamented government’s absence in the area, noting that almost all infrastructure in the area were built through community contributions and security has remained a serious challenge. During a peace building outreach to the community, Chairman of the community, Elder Olubunmi Diyaolu, who spoke on behalf of the 12 Community Develo...
Israel DMW reveals three things to be afraid of in life, hours after thanking DJ Cuppy
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Israel DMW reveals three things to be afraid of in life, hours after thanking DJ Cuppy

Davido’s personal assistant, Israel DMW has revealed to his fans the three (3) things they ought to be afraid of in life. This is coming hours after the billionaire’s daughter, DJ Cuppy stated officially that she has withdrawn the lawsuit she initially filed against him, because of his opinion during the Zlatan and Cuppy beef. After Cuppy announced this, Israel took to his Instagram page to thank and appreciate Cuppy for withdrawing the suit in a video. However, after this, Israel DMW in an Insta-story session has revealed 3 things people ought to be afraid of in life which he said are; the Government, God Almighty and 5-star billionaires. See the post below:
Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari
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Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the attack launched against Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday March 20. Buhari who described the attack as unacceptable, however warned that the incident should not be politicised. He also called for an open and transparent investigation in which whoever is linked to the attack, should be caught and be made to face the law. The statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu read; “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians. "The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident...
‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye
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‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye is of the opinion that there is no longer governance in Nigeria. According to the Senator, insecurity, ineptitude, corruption has become the hallmark of the Buhari administration.   He shared this thought on his Twitter handle this morning.   It reads ''There is no longer governance in Government in Nigeria. Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration. We export crude oil only to import refined products of crude oil, export coffee only to import chocolate, we export Timber and import Furnitures including toothpick. Etc. In an unjust society silence is a crime. Wake up Nigeria!!!
Department of Petroleum Resources Seals 5 Filling Stations for Overpricing in Ilorin
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Department of Petroleum Resources Seals 5 Filling Stations for Overpricing in Ilorin

Five filling stations in Ilorin, Kwara state's capital were on Tuesday March 16, sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for various offences including over-pricing and under-dispensing. Controller, Ilorin field office of the DPR, Engineer Sule Yusuf said the affected filling stations were part of 35 filling stations monitored by officials of the agency across the metropolis. Yusuf said; “We observed that operators seem to be taking laws into their hands by selling over what government has allowed them to sell, especially, for Petrol. ”We’ve been going out to monitor before, and we’ll continue to do that. “Today is just special because we’re out to monitor price, quality, quantity and pump efficiency. “Two teams of the DPR officials went out this morning i...
CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent
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CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent

The Christian Association of Nigeria has dragged the Federal Government to court to challenge some provisions in the just gazetted controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 popularly called CAMA. In a statement on Monday by its General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, the Christian body said it is not comfortable with some provisions of CAMA 2020, hence , its decision to challenge the matter in court. The suit No FHC/ ABJ/ CS/ 244/ 2021 between the Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria; and the Corporate Affairs Commission as well as the Minister of Industry , Trade and Investment was filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja , the statement said .The case was mentioned at the Federal High Court , Abuja , on Monday , it added.“ The Association resolved ...
UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries
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UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries

The recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries has been suspended by the United Kingdom government as confirmed in its updated Code of Practice (CoP). Africa Check had earlier reported that about 5, 250 Nigerian-trained doctors are on the UK books as at April 2018, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Sun reported that the announcement which is contained in the CoP and released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, would help to meet UK’s target of delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024. The UK said CoP provide safeguards against active recruitment from 47 countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list, and also aligns with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective...
100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors
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100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State,  Attahiru Ahmad has disclosed that more than 100 miners operating between Anka and Maru LGAs in the state were abducted by bandits on March 2. The monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs, said the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. Speaking in Gusau on Tuesday March 9 when Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state, the Emir of Anka also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site. He said; “The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property."
Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says
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Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says

Kaduna state government has said that no fewer than 937 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2020. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 10. Aruwan who made a presentation of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organizations, and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies is working hard to bring the problem to an end. Aruwan said out of the number of casualties, the Igabi Local Government Area of the state has the highest figures of 152 deaths followed by the Zango Kataf local government with 114 deaths. In Kaduna, the activities of bandits have no doubt ...
I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo
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I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo

Arsenal legend, Kanu Nwankwo, on Wednesday, revealed that he walked 7km to play football without boots while he was growing up as a teenager in Nigeria. The former Super Eagles captain disclosed this while advising Nigerian youths not to give up on their dreams. According to him, he didn’t depend on the government, adding he did not give up on his dreams as he put his trust in God. Kanu spoke during a submit on #EndSARS organised by the Ebonyi State Government in Abakaliki. He said, “When Papilo started, I did not depend on the government. I did not have boots to play football,” the former Arsenal forward said during the event held in Abakaliki. “I walk from my house, five kilometres to go to school. Come back from school, help mom, my parents, head out again – another sev...
Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines
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Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines

The Lagos state government has received its share of the COVID19 vaccines. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the arrival of the vaccines on Twitter. He however did not disclose how many doses the state received. ''Arrival of #COVID19 vaccines. We're making progress. The world will see the end of the pandemic. Good morning Lagos.''he tweeted Lagos state remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria since the first case was discovered in February 2020.
Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin
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Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin

In order to forestall possible breakdown of law and order, security agencies were Monday deployed to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools caught in hijab controversy in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The affected schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba. The state government had in the wee hours of Monday ordered the indefinite closure of the schools which were billed to resume following the government’s pronouncement that students be allowed to practice their religion, b...
Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again
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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again

The Kwara state government has again shut down 10 schools following a dispute that stemmed from wearing of hijab. Recall that Christian leaders had earlier kicked against muslim students wearing hijab to the Christian schools which are now funded by the state government. In a statement released on Monday March 8,  by the state's Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday were directed to remain shut. The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isa...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria
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Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria

Samklef and his followers dragged each other on Twitter after the music producer shared some tweets about the state of Nigeria. The musical artist shared tweets condemning the strike from the North that saw trucks of food being turned back so it doesn't supply to the South. This strike resulted from clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the South- West that culminated in the burning of shops in Shasha market where northerners trade in Oyo state. Samklef questioned why the government is silent about this ban on movement of food from the North to the South due to the herdsmen-farmers clash. He then added that meat is "not even healthy". Some followers dragged him as they argued that meat contains protein. Samklef responded with violence and it went downhill from t...
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 ...
Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD
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Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has expressed relief on the release of kidnapped 317 students of the Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The CDD Director, Idayat Hassan in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, stressed that the Federal Government must map plans to curtail further attack and child right violation. Hassan also urged the government and relevant authorities to work together and map out workable strategies that would ensure that every child is protected in his or her quest to seek development and learning. According to him, the Federal Government ought to make efforts to ensure that all abductees in captivity are released without succumbing to any form of amnesty or ransom. “CDD fi...
Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government
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Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government

The Niger State Government has said that it is not sure of when the boarding schools which were closed down in four local council areas of the state in the wake of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, will be reopened. Speaking at the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday February 28, Niger state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin said the security challenges facing the state is huge and they have to ensure things are put in proper place before schools are reopened. Jibrin said;   “The security challenge facing this state is huge and we have to ensure things are put in proper place before we will think of reopening the school. I can’t say when they will go back to school o...
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...
DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC
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DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the Special Adviser on Media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services' operatives. This comes hours after he called on the President Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. While reacting to the abduction of 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, February 28, Salihu had tweeted; "Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.'' Hours af...
Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors
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Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors

The Niger State government says it is negotiating directly with the abductors of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and family members, for their release. The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, made this known during an interview with Thisday. Bandits dressed in Military uniforms stormed the school on February 17, killing one student and abducting 27 others. During the interview, the SSG said there is no time fixed for the abductees to be released because negotiation is still ongoing with the bandits who abducted them. “If anyone tells you he knows when the schoolboys will be released that person is lying; it may be today or tomorrow; nobody can say; we are still negotiating.”he said Matane added that during the negotiations, ...
Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law
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Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has called on security agencies in the State to assist government in enforcing the Anti-Open Grazing Law of Abia State. The Governor made the call at Michael Ọkpara Auditorium, Umuahia, while flagging-off the State wide sensitization workshop against criminal activities in Abia communities. According to him, enforcing the law would help reduce the issue of farmers/herders clashes in the State. Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, requested the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure government fights and wins the war against criminality in the State. He charged critical stakeholders especially, the Traditional Rulers to live up to expectations, stating that the security of the State is also in their ...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits
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”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits

The former Catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has kicked against the idea of government and important personalities dialoguing with armed bandits.   Speaking after an ordination ceremony in Minna, Niger state, on Saturday, February 20, Onaiyekan warned that if the government continues to dialogue with criminal elements, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over.   In his words   “We should not be living in a country where you are always with your heart in your mouth when you are moving from one place to another, where children cannot study in peace in their schools and where bandits, whatever you call them, come from nowhere and cart away 20, 30 children and their teachers into the bush and sit somewhere and boast, calling for ...
Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits
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Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits

There are indications that the government might consider releasing some arrested bandits as a part of the bargains to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday. It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees. Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process. They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly par...
Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike
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Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has blamed the increased insecurity witnessed in the country on incompetence. The Rivers state Governor said this when he led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, and other dignitaries on a project inspection tour in Port Harcourt and ObioAkpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Thursday February 18. Wike also alleged that fighting criminality and insecurity in the country are often undermined by political inference in the posting of heads of security agencies. He said; “There is so much insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings everywhere and they (APC) told Nigerians that they will solve the problem. But the problem is not being solved. “They appoint Commission...
Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free
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Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free

The Lagos State Government says it will vaccinate about 1.5 million dogs within the next two weeks. The government on Tuesday, Feb 16, said the vaccination will take place during the free anti-rabies vaccination campaign to prevent deaths of animals in the state. Ms. Abisola Olusanya, the State Commissioner for Agriculture made this known at the inauguration of the vaccination campaign held at the palace of Oba Ayangburen of Ikorodu in the Ikorodu area of the state. Olusanya encouraged dog owners to bring their dogs for the vaccination as the state government has made the exercise free of charge. Olusanya informed that the exercise would take place in the five divisions of the state including Veterinary Clinic, beside LASPOTECH Second Gate, opposite Access Bank, Odo...
Estranged wife and husband’s mistress ‘fight’ in DPO’s office while husband calmly watches
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Estranged wife and husband’s mistress ‘fight’ in DPO’s office while husband calmly watches

Footage showing the moment an estranged wife and her husband’s mistress got into an argument in the Isheri DPO's office has been made public. Katherine Daramola, 57, a US based lawyer, had accused her estranged husband Adetokunbo Daramola of abandoning her and their 4 children in the United States and returning to Nigeria where he got his mistress to start living with him in her house. Katherine further accused her husband, a businessman who executes contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), and his mistress of conniving to illegally acquire their jointly-owned property in Lagos. The property in question is a twin duplex at Magodo, in Lagos. In 2010, Mr Daramola partly relocated to Nigeria where he began executing contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service ...
Protest: Gov. Bello Disbands Kogi United, Confluence Queens Football Clubs
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Protest: Gov. Bello Disbands Kogi United, Confluence Queens Football Clubs

Following protests embarked upon by players of Kogi United and Confluence Queens over poor remuneration, Governor Yahaya Bello, on Monday, disbanded the two teams. The disbandment of the two state teams was confirmed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayode. The reasons for the disbandment of the team was not stated in news aired on the state-owned radio, which was monitored by DAILY POST Monday evening. DAILY POST gathered that the dissolution is coming a day after the male football team, Kogi United lost by a lone goal to DMD of Maiduguri away from home. DAILY POST had earlier reported that before the state female football club played their match against FC Robo last Saturday, they had threatened to boycott the match, allegi...
Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi
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Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric and scholar, Ahmad Gumi has explained why herdsmen across the country took up arms. In an interview on TVC, Gumi alleged that herdsmen took up arms after being continously brutalized by security forces and neglected by the government. He said;   “I blame everybody, from the President to you, the man speaking. I blame everybody. It is a combination of small, small issues here and there that produced this monster. Everybody is at fault. I don’t want any Nigerian to exonerate himself. “The media plays a part by polarising the nation. Even journalists helped in stirring this ethnic chauvinism we see all over the country. Government has neglected these people all along and they were using a hammer to kill a fly. “To the southern Nigerians, #EndS...
Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country
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Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country

Naira Marley's concert which was scheduled to hold in Cameroon yesterday February 14, reportedly failed to hold as it was allegedly disrupted by the country's Special Forces Soldiers. Music journalist, Joey Akan who raised an alarm of a "struggling comedian" named CY International leading an anti-Nigerian movement in the country and many disgruntled entertainers calling for a ban on Nigerian music, revealed that the tickets to the special Valentine's Day concert which was initially scheduled to hold in Buea, the capital of the Southwest region were sold out before Cameroonian entertainers appealed to their government to ban the event. However after the show was banned on grounds of Naira Marley being a bad influence on Cameroonian youths, smoking marijuana and having a sex tape, ...
Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government’s Insincerity
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Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government’s Insincerity

The five panel members in their joint resignation letter, dated February 13, 2021, noted that police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings had remained unchecked in the state. Members of the #EndSARS panel in Anambra State have tendered their resignation letter, knocking Governor Willie Obiano for ignoring the panel and for rising human rights abuses under his watch. The five panel members in their joint resignation letter, dated February 13, 2021, noted that police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings had remained unchecked in the state, even as the “notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu and numerous other police outfits in Anambra State have become infamous around the world for outrageous, unconscionable, and iniquitous violations of...
Government Alone Is Responsible For Any Insecurity In Nigeria – Mr Macaroni
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Government Alone Is Responsible For Any Insecurity In Nigeria – Mr Macaroni

After he was arrested and released for participating in the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest, comedian, Mr. Macaroni, took to his Twitter handle to state that the government is responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria He wrote; ' 'The Hausa man is my brother, so is the Igbo man and The Yoruba man. We are all one. The Government and the Government alone is responsible for any insecurity in Nigeria and it is their duty to protect all Nigerians. I plead for peace. We will come back to my matter later.''
Some of the #EndSARS Protesters are Rogues and Thieves- Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi, Says
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Some of the #EndSARS Protesters are Rogues and Thieves- Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi, Says

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), has said over 60 percent of those who participated in the #EndSARS protests don’t know why they participated in the demonstrations and that some of them are rogues and thieves. Magashi said this after participating in the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in Kano on Saturday, February 13. “There is a basic responsibility of the government, and that is to protect every Nigerian, whoever he is. We always believe that given the necessary intelligence, no agent of government will sit down and fold its hands without doing something. This #EndSARS issue, if you recall, the minister of information has briefed this nation and alerted that something like this is coming; and we know we are always prepared....
Nigerian government has shown by this senseless act that it is not concerned with upholding our democracy – Falz react to arrest of Mr Macaroni and others
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Nigerian government has shown by this senseless act that it is not concerned with upholding our democracy – Falz react to arrest of Mr Macaroni and others

Rapper Falz has reacted to the arrest of popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni and many other #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by the police. In an Instagram post he shared, the singer stated that the arrest of the protesters showed the Nigerian government is not concerned with upholding the country's democracy or the Rule of Law. Falz said that the show of force by the police was meant to make the protesters fear for their lives. He added that while there is nothing to lose at this point, the Nigerian government should be ready for the consequences of these actions. He wrote; @mrmacaroni1 and a number of other innocent Nigerians have just been arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate for exercising their fundamental human right to protest. The Nigerian government has shown by th...
APC Is Now Worse Than Jonathan’s PDP Government – Pat Utomi
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APC Is Now Worse Than Jonathan’s PDP Government – Pat Utomi

Prof Pat Utomi, politician, businessman, academic and public intellectual, was in Imo State recently for a private function. He spoke to Sunday Sun on the state of the nation; the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), his role in the formation of the party; and why the party has failed Nigerians. As a member of the ruling APC, would you say that almost six years down the line that your party has kept its promise of making the country better than it met it? You see, my views are not hidden. What has happened to Nigeria is that political parties have become an instrument for state capture. A group of people get together, hoodwink another group of people to found an instrument to use to capture the state for their own material benefits and call it a political party. Whether it is th...
France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years
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France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years

France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish long-ago child sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse and child protection activists have long pushed for tougher laws and greater societal recognition of the problem of sexual abuse and this new development has been welcomed by them. France's lack of an age of consent have complicated efforts to prosecute alleged perpetrators. The Justice Ministry said systematic sexual abuse is "intolerable", adding that "the government is determined to act quickly to implement the changes that our society expects." "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape," Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said Tuesday, Feb 9, on France-2 television. Perpetrat...
NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott
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NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott

  Players of Kogi State female team, Confluence Queen have threatened to boycott their Nigeria Women Premier League, (NWPL) game against FC Robo if their demands are not met by the Kogi State Government. This latest threat is coming a few days after their male counterparts, Kogi United protested for a backlog of entitlements and sign-on fees for two seasons. The game between Confluence Queen and FC Robo is scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium by 4PM. The players had accused the government of failing to give priority to their welfare as they continue to play their league matches with empty stomachs. The State female team players are calling on the government to pay their match allowances, sign on fee, provide better accommodation...
Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders
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Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders

Mr Obaseki, in 2019, during the now suspended controversial RUGA programme of the federal government, was among the governors who rejected the idea of the state government providing land for herders to build a settlement and grazing area for their cattle. “We assure Edo people that Governor Obaseki will not cede their rights and land to anybody, as our programmes as a sovereign state do not run on the back of any external entity,” a Government House statement quoted the Edo governor as saying then, in July 2019. “In all the agricultural programmes being executed by the Obaseki administration, the safety, security and prosperity of our people are the top priority and non-negotiable,” the statement added. Mr Obaseki, however, reversed himself on Tuesday, saying Edo State would c...
You will get terrible signal from us soon – Biafra group tells Buhari govt
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You will get terrible signal from us soon – Biafra group tells Buhari govt

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, has warned that the continued militarization of Orlu, Imo State and other parts of the South East by the Federal Government will likely result in uprising in other areas of Biafra. The group warned that the President Muhammadu Buhari government will be getting a “terrible signal” from it in a matter of time. The BNL stated this in a brief statement to DAILY POST on Tuesday signed by its National Leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard where it also disclosed its decision to move their operational base to Bakassi Peninsula. Richard said that the group is prepared to face any trouble that may arise from it’s activities, adding that the government has been taking them for granted because it(FG) is yet to receive a signal from them. “Our operational base...
Borno accident: Zulum’s aide clarifies “death” of Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, others
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Borno accident: Zulum’s aide clarifies “death” of Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, others

The Borno State Government says the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum was not involved in any accident. His spokesman, Isa Gusau, gave the clarification in a statement in reaction to a fatal auto crash on Tuesday. Gusau confirmed the death of Mai Kanuribe (King of Kanuri) of Lagos, Mustapha Muhammad, and two others who died along Maiduguri-Mafa road. He said the Mai had traveled to Mafa in solidarity with the Zulum administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC). “However, the Mai left Mafa on his way back to Maiduguri, while the governor was still in Mafa. The governor, Senator Kashim Shettima and some leaders came across the accident on way back from Mafa. “As expected, the governor and those accompanying him, followed bodies of the Mai, and others, to their familie...
Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs
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Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs

The Abia state government has sealed five hotels in the Aba North Local Government Area of the state for poor compliance to all the COVID10 protocols for hotels in the state. This development comes as the state government banned all night clubs and cultural activities in the state. In a statement released by the chairman of the state COVID19 committee and Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, the state government threatened that eateries and hoteliers who contravene the COVID19 protocols by the state government would pay N100, 000 fine.   According to Ezem, burials and wedding ceremonies are now restricted to 50 persons while churches are to accommodate 50 persons per stream. This is even as the state government has made wearing of face masks compulsory,...

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