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$1.5Bn Repair: Nigerians Won’t Forgive FG If PH Refinery Packs Up Again – Sagay
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$1.5Bn Repair: Nigerians Won’t Forgive FG If PH Refinery Packs Up Again – Sagay

 Nigerians will come hard on the federal government, especially Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum, if the Port Harcourt refinery fails to deliver at optimal capacity after $1.5 billion is spent on its rehabilitation. Professor Itse Sagay SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT said he was shocked when he heard the refinery will be repaired with $1.5billion. According to him, he believed that Nigeria can get a brand new refinery with $1.5billion rather than spending the huge sum on the Port Harcourt refinery, which is more of a scrap. While praying for the refinery to function effectively just the way the Minister has promised, Sagay said Nigerians may even ca...
Reno Omokri Replies Bank CEO, Abubakar Suleiman, who Blamed Nigerians who Bad-mouth the Country for Twitter’s Decision to make Ghana its Headquarters in Africa
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Reno Omokri Replies Bank CEO, Abubakar Suleiman, who Blamed Nigerians who Bad-mouth the Country for Twitter’s Decision to make Ghana its Headquarters in Africa

Reno Omokri has replied Sterling Bank CEO, Abubakar Suleiman, who last night blamed Nigerians who bad-mouth the country for Twitter's decision to move their African headquarters to Ghana. Reno has a different opinion and he shared it on his Instagram handle. He wrote; ''Dear @Suleimana, Are you aware that on February 5, 2016, General @MuhammaduBuhari told the @Telegraph Nigerians have a reputation for crime? Or that on April 18, 2018, he told the Commonwealth Business Forum that Nigerian youths are lazy? Leave the “zoo” people and face the inconvenient truth. Buhari is Nigeria’s chief de-marketer.'' In another post, Reno gave further reasons the tech giant moved its headquarters to the West African country. He wrote; '' After what Gokada went through in Nigeria, coupled with the ...
Adamu Garba, Others React As Twitter Picks Ghana As African Headquarters
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Adamu Garba, Others React As Twitter Picks Ghana As African Headquarters

Nigerians have taken to social media to make their opinions known after social networking service, Twitter, decided to make Ghana its African headquarters. Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, revealed on Monday that it had finally set up an office in Africa and it would be in Ghana. He thanked the people and President of Ghana. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo,” he tweeted. Reacting, Ghana’s President thanked Twitter for its decision, adding that he had met with Dorsey and he was confident the move would be the beginning of new things. Akufo-Addo tweeted, “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. The government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence repos...
Verify Your SIMs Using NIN Before Our Next Action – Pantami
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Verify Your SIMs Using NIN Before Our Next Action – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has warned Nigerians yet to verify their SIMs by linking them to the National Identification Numbers (NIN) of dire consequences. He warned defaulters of government’s imminent actions. Pantami, in a series of tweets, while reacting to a retraction on trending reports published about him by some media outlets, said no amount of intimidation will stop him from implementing the good policies of President Muhammadu Buhari on security. “If you are yet to verify your SIM using NIN, do it very soon, b4 our next action. Criminals are feeling the heat,” he said. He further noted there was no going back on the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity. “On the issue of NIN-SIM verification to fight insecurity,...
Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient
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Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient

The Senate Committee on Health has faulted the strike embarked upon by resident doctors, asking Nigerians to hold the doctors responsible if any patient dies on account of the strike. Chairman of the committee, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said this during a public hearing on the ‘Federal Medical Centre, Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021’ sponsored by Senator Aishatu Ahmed (Binani).According to him, the National Assembly made every effort to avert the strike, to no avail. “We had a marathon meeting on March 21 and agreed on all the issues that were raised by the resident doctors,” he said, adding that three germane issues, including the payment of salary to house officers, were the major reasons they wanted to go on strike. “The second one was what they claimed to be paymen...
Blame Insecurity On Bad Losers, Anarchists — MURIC
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Blame Insecurity On Bad Losers, Anarchists — MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians for the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. “It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not prepared to say the truth concerning who is actually responsible for the current spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency. ”Some Nigerians know exactly who to blame but fear will not allow them to speak up. However, MURIC has a duty to say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored. “Certain conscienceless elements are manipulating information by spreading fake news in order to incite Nigerians against the Federal Government. “Bad losers among the politicians are also hell-...
Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media
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Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media

Nigerians on social media have lamented the persistent attacks by gunmen in Imo State, with many expressing fears that the South-East state was fast turning to another Borno State. Borno State, with Maiduguri as capital city, is located in Nigeria’s North-East. The state rose to inglorious fame when Mohammed Yusuf, founder of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was killed in 2009. Yusuf’s death birthed a macabre era of unprecedented uprising; carnage, bombings, kidnappings, amongst other crimes against humanity, even till date. Millions of aboriginal Borno residents have also been displaced by the activities of the insurgents as military forces battle to clear the terrorists out of the entire North-East. Unlike Borno in faraway North-East, Imo State located in the South-East g...
Trending message to Nigerians from a Nigerian living in the US sparks conversation
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Trending message to Nigerians from a Nigerian living in the US sparks conversation

  A message to Nigerians, reportedly from a Nigerian living in the United States of America, is trending on Twitter and has started a conversation. In the message, an anonymous US-based Nigerian asked Nigerians to stop cursing their country, then went on to give reasons why Nigeria is better than the US. The message reads: "This is a message from a Nigerian living in the US, it's worth sharing! "DON'T EVER CURSE YOUR COUNTRY "1. If you don't know how you are blessed, you will think your father's farm is worse than your friend father's farm. "2. $1 is ?500 and so what? "3. Let me elucidate from my little experience. Can anyone in the US use $1 for breakfast? No! "4. But in Nigeria, ?500 will give you breakfa...
EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa
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EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa today disclosed that the Commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet-related fraud in the first three months of the year. He made the disclosure in his office while receiving a delegation from the University of Abuja led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na ‘Allah. According to the EFCC Chair, “From January 2021 to date, we have arrested more than 400 Nigerians suspected to be involved in various cybercrime or advanced fee fraud-related offences and that is to tell you how huge the problem is.” He added that “less than 48 hours ago we arrested 18 individuals in Abuja”. Among those arrested, he said, are students of tertiary institutions. While bemoaning the...
14 Years Imprisonment For Not Having NIN – Pantami Says He Was Misquoted
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14 Years Imprisonment For Not Having NIN – Pantami Says He Was Misquoted

Isa Pantami, Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, has denied saying that Nigerians without National Identification Number (NIN) risk up to 14 years in jail. He was quoted earlier in a report warning that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to as much as 14 years imprisonment. ....registration for NIN is not optional, but a mandate by law, warning that failure to enroll precludes defaulting citizens and residents from operating certain functions like using banks and communication services. He also warned that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to between seven or 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution, no one should enjoy government services without the number. He has now offered clarifications. This has been quoted out of context. Pa...
#BuhariMustGo: Tacha Blasts Nigerians Trending “Buhari Must Go” Online
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#BuhariMustGo: Tacha Blasts Nigerians Trending “Buhari Must Go” Online

BBNaija star, Tacha, has blasted Nigerians who are trending the hashtag, #Buharimustgo on Twitter. In a video shared on her Twitter handle, Tacha said Buhari is not going anywhere until he completes his tenure. She pointed out that the only way Nigerians can fulfill their dream of having competent leaders in positions of authority is when they get involved in the election processes which includes coming out to cast their votes during an election. To prove her point, she recalled a recently held by-election in Abia state where a small number of registered voters came out to vote. Tacha said: ''Nigerians forming woke but na we silly pass. #Buharimustgo is currently trending. You and I know Buhari is not going anywhere until he completes his tenure so what is the need really? ...
Failure To Register For NIN Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment – Pantami
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Failure To Register For NIN Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment – Pantami

More than 51million Nigerians have now been enrolled for the National Identity Number (NIN). This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team, at the presidential villa, Abuja. He said registration for NIN is not optional, but a mandate by law, warning that failure to enroll precludes defaulting citizens and residents from operating certain functions like using banks and communication services. He also warned that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to between seven or 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution, no one should enjoy government services without the number. He said rather than population census that can ...
Nigerians In UAE Are Financing Boko Haram Terrorists – Garba Shehu
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Nigerians In UAE Are Financing Boko Haram Terrorists – Garba Shehu

The Presidency has stated that its investigation revealed that some Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates were transferring money to the Boko Haram terrorists and financing their criminal activities in the country. The Presidency added that Bureau de Change operators are also in the chain of sending money to terrorists as they were the domestic agents. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, stated this while appearing on Channels Television, adding that some Nigerians had already been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko Haram. Shehu said investigation was ongoing and the details would be shocking to Nigerians when they were made public to Nigerians. He said, “It is shocking to any Nigerian that places of worship and farmland are places where kil...
Kogi Agrees To Accept COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
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Kogi Agrees To Accept COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Three weeks after Nigeria began inoculating eligible Nigerians with the COVID-19 vaccine, Kogi state is finally set to start administering the vaccine to residents. Saka Haruna, the state commissioner for health, said the state will receive doses of the vaccine today and begin rollout thereafter. Haruna said the state was set to start the vaccination rollout. “We have done the microplanning and everything has been completed with the NPHCDA.” He said anyone willing to receive the vaccine would receive it and that nobody will be forced to be vaccinated. Haruna said further plans would be announced about the vaccination rollout when the vaccine doses are supplied Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state government had repeatedly denied the existence of COVID-19 in Kogi, saying the vaccinat...
All Nigerians Must Be Born Again – Ganduje
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All Nigerians Must Be Born Again – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Monday said as far as national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must become born again. Ganduje made the comment in his welcome address as at the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Kano. The colloquium, organised to mark the 69th birthday of Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has as its theme: “Our common bond, our common wealth: The imperative of national cohesion for growth and prosperity”. Ganduje admitted that the level of cohesion in Nigeria is currently at a very low point, saying that if nothing is done to change the narrative, the the divisive variables will pull the country down. “As far as the issue of national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must be born again,” he said. Dai...
2023: Nigerians Will Reject APC Candidates If They Act Like PDP – Omo-Agege
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2023: Nigerians Will Reject APC Candidates If They Act Like PDP – Omo-Agege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, has cautioned the All Progressives Congress against past mistakes of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party. Omo-Agege gave the charge in an address at the APC South-South Town Hall Meeting for Constitution Review in Asaba. He said Nigerians won’t vote for APC candidates if those in power fail to deliver. “History beckons on our great party. It is the first ever opposition party to unseat an incumbent party in the life of our nation, Nigeria. “Fellow party men, remember that the PDP had confidently said that it would be in power for 60 years. It took the resolve and determination of a strong-willed nation and its people to upstage that confidence. “Now there is a lesson that we must bear in our subconscious and ...
Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina
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Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina

The Presidency on Sunday said former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar was one of those responsible for Nigeria’s sorry state and as such lacks the moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of affairs of the nation today. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity said Nigerians shouldn’t take Atiku serious as records of the misgovernance of his tenure with former President Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years are still in the public domain. He said “The former Vice-President was in power for eight years, now he is in opposition to the government. You can’t take whatever he says as the gospel. The question is, when former vice-president Atiku Abubakar was in power with former...
Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries
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Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries

Some angry Nigerians on Twitter have blasted Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state over an alleged N10 million gift to Burna Boy while teachers in the state are being owed salaries. The ‘African Giant’ crooner had recently snagged his first-ever Grammy win for ‘Twice As Tall,’ his 2020 album, and a concert was held to honour him for the feat and his heroics in the global music landscape. The governor however promised every artiste at the concert a sum of N10 million each. The development, which comes at a time when teachers in the state are protesting unpaid salaries, has sparked outrage on the microblogging platform. Several users have questioned the governor’s rationale for gifting the musicians millions when workers are being owed salaries. Some users, however, defended th...
We Don’t Issue New Type Of Work Visa, Don’t Become A Victim – US
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We Don’t Issue New Type Of Work Visa, Don’t Become A Victim – US

The United States embassy in Nigeria, Thursday, advised Nigerians to discountenance a press release claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55. In a statement obtained on its twitter handle, the embassy warned Nigerians to be very careful, and avoid being victims of scammers. “Fraud Alert! “Scammers and fraudsters are circulating a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55. It’s the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim! If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: https://travel.state.gov, https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and https://ustraveldocs.com/ng.”
N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics
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N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics

The donation of N50m to victims of Katsina Central Market fire by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has been raising dust on social media with many Nigerians criticising the former Lagos State governor while his supporters have also taken to his defence. Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had censured Tinubu for donating the huge amount to victims of the Katsina market fire while allegedly ignoring affected traders at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State; and other markets razed recently in Lagos and the South-West. The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market. Goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt an...
Gas Holds Key Potential For Nigeria’s Economy – Femi Gbajabiamila
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Gas Holds Key Potential For Nigeria’s Economy – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the gas sector holds key potential for the Nigerian economy as the world looks outside the box from dependence on crude oil. Gbajabiamila said, for this reason, experts in the gas sector should partner with those in government for the development of the sector to achieve optimum results, noting Nigeria needs to maximize its natural gas resource. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) in his office on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the on-going process of passing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) had provided an opportunity for the experts to collaborate with the House to incorporate futuristic gas legislation that would be beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerian...
Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah
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Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herders are facing so many challenges from hostile host committees including vigilante groups and other criminal elements who rustle cows in the country. The group said some displaced herders in the country, who were dispossessed of their cows, end up becoming bandits carrying out several attacks including kidnapping on Nigerians. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Alhassan said it was unfair to label every herder as a criminal, adding that it was sad that herders have been singled out for victimisation. He said the herders now turned bandits were fighting an economic fight and not an ideological...
Report Banks Hoarding FOREX, CBN Tells Nigerians
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Report Banks Hoarding FOREX, CBN Tells Nigerians

In view of the lingering foreign exchange scarcity in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria has urged Nigerians not to panic, saying there is enough forex for business owners, travelers and parents with students abroad to meet their obligations. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, stated this on Tuesday at the 278th MPC Press Briefing in Abuja. He also said at least $80m are disbursed to banks on a weekly basis to enable Nigerians meet their forex responsibilities. He, therefore, charged Nigerians to report any bank withholding forex to a special call centre of the apex bank. The PUNCH had reported that the lingering foreign exchange scarcity in Nigeria was taking a heavy toll on foreign tuition payment, as many parents and guardians groan over difficulty in paying their children...
Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose
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Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians are interested in workable solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges and not the several meetings of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), with “political wanderers” and “recycled politicians”. Fayose, who stated this via his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening, made a veiled reference to a meeting the President had with former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. The MCI had reported that Buhari met the two politicians in Aso Villa, Abuja. Daniel and Bankole, both from Ogun State, recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Reacting, Fayose, who is a chieftain of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, ...
Lifestyle Audit: Nigerians Flaunting Lifestyles They Can’t Afford To Be Probed – Lauretta Onochie
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Lifestyle Audit: Nigerians Flaunting Lifestyles They Can’t Afford To Be Probed – Lauretta Onochie

An aide to the President on social media, Lauretta Onochie, says Nigerians who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford offline and online will be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission. Lifestyle Audit is now legal in Nigeria. Those who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford, can now be investigated by any of the graft agencies to produce evidence of the sources of their wealth You can now be called upon to explain how you acquired certain properties. -@ICPC_PE
Cryptocurrency: Nigerians Are Free To Use Bitcoin – CBN
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Cryptocurrency: Nigerians Are Free To Use Bitcoin – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said there was no time the bank banned the activities of Cryptocurrencies in the country. The Governor of the bank, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this in Abuja at the 30th seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors organised by the bank. Emefiele, who was represented by Adamu Lamtek, Deputy Governor, Corporates Services, said what the bank did was to protect the banking sector from the activities of Cryptocurrencies and not a ban on its activities. "The CBN did not place restrictions from use of Cryptocurrencies and we are not discouraging people from trading in it. What we have just done was to prohibit transactions on Cryptocurrencies in the banking sector."
El-Rufai Lied That Oritsejafor And I Are Boko Haram Sponsors – Jonathan
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El-Rufai Lied That Oritsejafor And I Are Boko Haram Sponsors – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the All Progressive Congress in 2014 embarked on propaganda to mislead Nigerians, including claims that his government supported the Boko Haram terrorists to reduce the number of northern voters. Jonathan noted that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, particularly in August 2014, accused him and the then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of being Boko Haram sponsors “to spoil Islam’s name.” Years after the accusation and a campaign to "change" the country, insecurity has worsened under the APC-led government's watch. El-Rufai and other governors are struggling to tackle insecurity in the northern region. Jonathan said El-Rufai’s claims were both “laughable and extremely ridiculous” b...
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Nigerians Abroad Threaten To Withhold $23 Billion Remittance Over Ahmed Wase’s Remarks

Nigerians in Diaspora Worldwide, yesterday, threatened to withhold over $23 billion yearly remittances to the country after the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, allegedly infringed on their rights. The group, in a petition, addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on Wase to reverse his rejection of a complaint by the Mutual Union of Tiv in America on issues relating to land grab in Benue State. The Nigerians abroad threatened to halt immediate fund repatriation if the demand fails to see the light of day in 14 days. Wase, who presided over plenary last Wednesday, had rejected a petition presented by the member representing Gwer East/West Federal Constituency of Benue State,...
Panic As Massive Deportation Of Nigerians From Germany Begins Tomorrow
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Panic As Massive Deportation Of Nigerians From Germany Begins Tomorrow

Many Nigerians illegally staying in Germany will leave Frankfurt for Lagos on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, as part of massive deportation plans by the German government, the Network for Critical Migration Consciousness (NfCMC) has announced. The upcoming charter deportation operation will be the first for this year since the initial plan for January 18 was cancelled owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, SaharaReporters has gathered. Nigerian activists protesting last year in Dresden at an event organised by the Voice Refugees ForumOsaren Igbinoba A statement by the NFCMC noted that at a February meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador in Berlin, Ambassador Tugger informed the NGC president-led delegation of his engagement with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to address the situ...
#JusticeForItunu: Nigerians Demand Justice For Itunu Babalola ‘Illegally Jailed’ 20 Years In Côte d’Ivoire
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#JusticeForItunu: Nigerians Demand Justice For Itunu Babalola ‘Illegally Jailed’ 20 Years In Côte d’Ivoire

Nigerians have begun demanding justice for a young Nigerian woman Itunu Babalola allegedly jailed in Côte d’Ivoire after reporting a burglary incident, Igbere TV reports. Journalist David Hundeyin called attention to Ms Babalola’s plight on Monday via Twitter. He said: “In September 2019, 21-year-old Itunu, a trader based in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire traveled to Nigeria to visit her sick mom in Ibadan.“Unknown to her, her return to Cote d’Ivoire would mark the start of a harrowing ordeal in a notorious Ivorian prison, which is still ongoing.”“Shortly before Itunu was due to travel, her flat was burgled and items worth more than N300,000 were stolen including her TV and gas cooker,” he continued.“Despite the blow, she decided to travel anyway after reporting the incident to the...
Nigerians React As Miyetti Allah President Uses Convoy, Flashy SUV, Police Escorts
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Nigerians React As Miyetti Allah President Uses Convoy, Flashy SUV, Police Escorts

There were mixed reactions on Monday from Nigerians when photographs of the National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore surfaced on the internet, showing he uses police escorts and Toyota Sport Utility Vehicles. It was not clear where the National President was heading, but the photographs show he was moving within a town as his convoy of about three SUVs appeared to be moving alongside some yellow tricycles and guarded by a police escort. Some Nigerians described the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president’s convoy as expensive, saying such glamour shows the flamboyant lifestyle herdsmen currently live. For instance, @EjioforOnyishi on Twitter said, "This can only be possible in (Muhammadu) Buhari regime, very unfortunate." @Isi_Miyake5 said, "They’re the first-class ...
FG Introduces Temporary Passports For Nigerians Abroad
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FG Introduces Temporary Passports For Nigerians Abroad

The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated an electronic temporary passport to replace the emergency travel certificate for effective identity management. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said in Abuja that the temporary passport was an electronic document with all the features of a regular passport. According to Aregbesola, the difference is that it is temporary and valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point. “The temporary passport is ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) compliant and is valid for only 30 days. “It’s a replacement for the hitherto emergency travel certificate issued to Nigerians in emergency situations where their passports were not available and had the need to travel to Nigeria. “This new documen...
Peter Okoye reacts as Nigerians celebrate him for standing up for his wife just like Prince Harry
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Peter Okoye reacts as Nigerians celebrate him for standing up for his wife just like Prince Harry

Singer, Peter Okoye reacts as Nigerians celebrate him for standing up for his wife just like Prince Harry and Meghan. After trending massively yesterday, Peter Okoye is overwhelmed by the extensive celebration he has received. The Nigerian community on Twitter had drawn a favorable battle for Peter Okoye, former Psquare. And this is coming after Prince Harry and Meghan's interview Nigerians are saying Peter Okoye should be celebrated and granted an interview. And this is to tell the world how Nigerian men ought to protect and stand-up for their wives and immediate family. For standing up for his wife and the woman he loves, his followers insist that this is rare to find amongst Nigerian men. And further, that Igbo men who love businesses should also imbibe this attribute...
Nigerians, Gambians, Italians, Albanians Arrested In Italy Drug Bust
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Nigerians, Gambians, Italians, Albanians Arrested In Italy Drug Bust

Fifty-two men and three women of Nigerian, Albanian, Italian and Gambian nationalities have been arrested in three countries, in a major drug bust by Italian police. Police in Italy said the large drug trafficking network use buses to bring marijuana from Albania to Germany and other countries. The suspects were said to have brought illegal drugs from the southern Albanian city of Vlora to Italy, where they were repackaged and distributed using buses and trains, according to the Carabinieri forces. The police said one couple was detained in Germany. Italian authorities closely collaborated with authorities in Germany and Albania, based on investigations from 2018 and 2019, which at the time also led to dozens of arrests, the Carabinieri said.
Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians
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Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he was indebted to Nigerians who showed him love as he clocked 64 years old. Osinbajo said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after cutting his birthday cake on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said, “I must say that I am extremely grateful; first, to the Almighty God for preserving my life till day; 64th birthday. "But also to say how deeply indebted I am to the Nigeria people and to so many who have shown so much love and so much affection and so many across the nation who have wished me a happy birthday. “I wish them also not just great birthday but I pray that the Almighty God will celebrate them just as they have celebrated me,’’ he said. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijani Uma...
Uti Nwachukwu Get Blasted Over Comments About Clifford Orji
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Uti Nwachukwu Get Blasted Over Comments About Clifford Orji

Clifford Orji was a kidnapper and serial killer who ate his victims and sold their body parts to ritualists and organ traffickers. Uti Nwachukwu @SirUTI FAMILY FIRST! ALWAYS! U SEE THIS LOVE THING, IF IT MAKES YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR FAMILY, THEN HMMMM WATCH OUT!! EVEN IF CLIFFORD ORJI WAS PART OF MY FAMILY, I WOULD NEEEVERR!! JOIN ANYONE (ESP A ROMANTIC PARTNER) TO BRING DOWN AND CONDEMN MY FAMILY..NEVER! #LOYALTYISKEY
Meghan & Prince Harry: Peter Okoye Hailed For Choosing Lola Omotayo Over Family
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Meghan & Prince Harry: Peter Okoye Hailed For Choosing Lola Omotayo Over Family

Following the explosive interview that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had with Oprah Winfrey on the challenges faced in the royal family, Nigerians on social media have heaped praises on singer Peter Okoye of dysfunction Psquare group, for saving his marriage to Lola. It would be recalled that in an explosive interview with talkshow host, Oprah Winfrey, Markle noted that she faced hostility from royals while she lived in the palace due to her race, an act that prompted her husband, Prince Harry, to step down from royal duties and relocated to America with her. In  same measure, popular singer, Peter Okoye, fondly called Mr P ― one half of the defunct singing group, P Square had walked out of his family business years ago for his wife, Lola Omotayo’s sake. It has been alleged t...
War Is Not Something Nigerians Should Wish For – Sultan Of Sokoto
Politics

War Is Not Something Nigerians Should Wish For – Sultan Of Sokoto

The Sultan, who spoke in a statement, also blamed government's inaction and unregulated statements on the social media as responsible for the avoidable conflicts. According to him, reckless statements from freedom fighters and other citizens have provoked reactions that have led to loss of lives and property over time. The Sultan, who spoke in a statement, also blamed government's inaction and unregulated statements on the social media as responsible for the avoidable conflicts. He called on traditional and religious leaders to educate and restrain followers from fuelling violence with their speeches. The traditional ruler also reiterated calls on the Nigerian government and state governments to act promptly. He said, “Nation building has always been a slow and painstaki...
Professor Sagay Says All Nigerians Should Carry Arms
Politics

Professor Sagay Says All Nigerians Should Carry Arms

One man, one gun; one woman, one rifle. The above, Professor Itse Sagay appears to be saying, might be the panacea to Nigeria’s seemingly untameable security crisis, as insurgents, bandits and other criminals continue to seize the country by the jugular. Given the worsening insecurity situation in the country, the Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has called on the President, the National Assembly and all concerned authorities to empower every Nigerian to carry arms. It will help to make for a balance of terror, he insists, in the current situation whereby the country is gradually sliding into a Hobbesian state where life is brutish and where might is right, no thanks to the activities of kidnappers, bandits, terrorists and herd...
Why Biden Embraces Nigerians And Shuns Buhari – Farooq Kperogi
Politics

Why Biden Embraces Nigerians And Shuns Buhari – Farooq Kperogi

It is by now evident that although President Joe Biden appreciates and identifies with Nigerians (certainly in more ways than Donald Trump did), he has nothing but stone-cold disdain for the inert, isolated mannequin in Aso Rock that pretends to be Nigeria’s “president.” Biden’s first call to an African president (on March 3) after his inauguration wasn’t to the president of the continent’s most populous country; it was to Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. Even in the aftermath of his electoral triumph in November 2020, Biden also only called South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. And on February 26, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nigeria’s geographic and demographic heft in the African continent hasn’t caused it to deserv...
Two Nigerians To Die By Hanging In Ghana For Kidnapping, Killing Four Girls
Crime

Two Nigerians To Die By Hanging In Ghana For Kidnapping, Killing Four Girls

Two Nigerians who were accused of kidnapping and eventually killing four girls in Takoradi, Ghana, were on Friday afternoon sentenced to death by a court in the country after they were found guilty of murder. The two Nigerians, Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji, were sentenced after they were found guilty of kidnapping and eventually killing the four girls, Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Priscilla Koranchie and Ruth Abekah, aged 18 years in Takoradi, Ghana. The bodies of the girls were said to have been discovered in their apartment in 2019 following months of a national search for the victims. The two Nigerians have been in detention since then. According to reports from Ghanaweb, a Ghanaian online news agency, the two Nigerians were found guilty by the seven-member...
If You Know Any Of My Current Staff Who Earns 30k, 70k Come Forward – Mary Njoku
Celebs

If You Know Any Of My Current Staff Who Earns 30k, 70k Come Forward – Mary Njoku

Mary Njoku isn’t done talking and defending her husband after Nigerians dragged him for a tweet he made yesterday. The actress had claimed that her husband pays his staff well contrary to the news shared on social media. The actress has now taken to social media to dare people who said her husband’s staff are underpaid to come forward with their claims and get rewarded for it. The TV star shared that anyone who could show that their staff earned N30k or even N90k irrespective of their educational qualification should come forward with proof and if they are right they get the sum of N1 million, as well as a public apology. I want to apologize for speaking about meritocracy. For speaking up for smart people who work hard but underpaid cos they couldn't afford to further their ed...
Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC
Politics

Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said the outcome of the blockade of foodstuff from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria has demonstrated the fact that Nigerians need each other to survive. Northern traders lost millions of naira and sold their farm produce at ridiculously low prices as a result of the four-day blockade while the amounts of foodstuffs such as cattle, yam also skyrocketed in the South. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Yekini Nabena, the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary said the event has underscored the need for unity between the north and south. According to him “It is a two-way thing. Everybody needs each other. The north needs the south and the south needs the north. Yes, cattle and agricultural products co...
2.3 Million Nigerians Register For Coronavirus Vaccination In 24 Hours – NPHCDA
Health

2.3 Million Nigerians Register For Coronavirus Vaccination In 24 Hours – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Wednesday dispelled fears that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that up to 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in taking the jabs. Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs.. He said :“I can tell you that there is a lot of excitement about the vaccine arrival. I know some people have their concerns and we are trying but I want to give you an example of the enthusiasm that Nigerians are showing around wanting to take these vaccines. “Around midday on Monday when we launched the e-registration platform, in less t...
Get a Father Like Mine – MC Oluomo’s Son Tackles Those Calling his Father a Tout
Celebs

Get a Father Like Mine – MC Oluomo’s Son Tackles Those Calling his Father a Tout

The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout. In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his. See his posts below

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