Category Archives: Nigeria Politics

COVID-19: 1,398 new infections — over 9,000 cases in 1 week – NCDC

Nigeria’s curve of coronavirus infections maintained an upward trend on Wednesday, with 1,398 new cases confirmed across the country. Over 1,000 new cases have been recorded across the country for the tenth consecutive day, according to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) — over 9,000 fresh infections have been confirmed within the past seven days. With the

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Lawan: I lost to Saraki in 2015 because ‘it wasn’t God’s time’

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he did not occupy the country’s number three position in 2015 because it was not God’s time. Speaking with reporters during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawan said despite not holding the office, he worked with Bukola Saraki, former senate president, for the good of Nigerians. In 2015, Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila,

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Boko Haram: Shekau critically ill, wants prayers from Nigerians – Borno pastor

Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state, says Abubakar Sheaku, Boko Haram leader, is critically ill and wants prayer from Nigerians. Delivering a sermon in church on Sunday, Yuana said last night, he had a “revelation” that the Boko Haram leader’s health condition is very bad. He said Shekau, who needs prayers from both Christian

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Terrorism: Nigerian soldiers confront Boko Haram in Gujba, kill 28 – Army Official

At least 28 members of the Boko Haram were killed Saturday in Gujba, Yobe State, in an encounter with soldiers, the Nigerian military said on Sunday. One soldier was also killed in the encounter, military spokesman Bernard Onyeuko said in a statement Sunday evening. Read the statement by Mr Onyeuko, a brigadier general, below. “Troops of the newly launched Operation

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Gunmen attack Ebonyi police station, kill three officers, steal two rifles

The police ask the public to assist with information to arrest the gunmen. Gunmen on Friday night attacked a police station in Ebonyi State, killing three police officers. Two others sustained bullet wounds in the attack on Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the the slain officers included two male

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Herdsmen Banditry: Seven feared killed as Amotekun combs Oyo forests for kidnappers

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The cause of the clash which reportedly started on Saturday morning could not be immediately ascertained but while some said the security outfit attacked Fulani settlements, others

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COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to take vaccine ‘on live TV’

Faisal Shuaib, executive director and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says provisions would be made for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end of January. Speaking at the media briefing of the

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Over 1,600 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours — highest ever daily count, says the NCDC

Within the past 24 hours, Nigeria’s count of coronavirus infections has jumped by more than 1,600 new positive samples — the country’s highest single-day count since the index case of the virus was confirmed on February 27, 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases in its update for January 6, 2021. With the 1,664 new

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AKSU’s ASUU suspends strike after two days

The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has conditionally suspended its strike. On Sunday, the varsity’s lecturers ceased academic activities over the institution’s percentage-based payment of salaries for 11 months. They also demanded better conditions of service. According to PUNCH, Ime Okop, a representative of the union, on Tuesday, said the union’s

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Commenting on Buhari’s administration isn’t good for my sanity – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says it is best for his sanity to forget about the existence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an interview with Kaftan TV aboard the Lagos-Ibadan train service, Soyinka said one must forget about the government to have a sense of balance. “I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he said when

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