FG can’t sack workers even when refineries aren’t working —Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has announced that the Federal Government is preserving the workforce at the nation’s four refineries for use when the refineries are finally fixed. Though the refineries have not been in operational conditions for a few years, the Minister says that laying off staff is not an option because it is no fault

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#LekkiMassacre: Amidst tension, CNN releases the second report on Lekki shootings

Amid initial threats from the Federal Government to sue CNN over an earlier report on the Lekki Shooting, the news agency has released a second report on the incident. Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria had, last week, threatened to sanction CNN over its investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests. Nigeria’s Minister

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Maina: Court orders Ndume’s remand pending sale of N500m bail guaranty property

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Monday ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume on account of his inability to produce former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial. Justice Okon Abang has directed that the Borno South Senator who stood

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It was difficult to sell oil at $9 – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, said the Corporation found it difficult to even sell Nigeria’s oil at $9 per barrel in April 2020. The Brent crude had plunged to as low as $15.98 per barrel in April, its lowest since June 1999 following a dramatic fall in demand and the price war

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BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian economy enters recession

The Nigerian economy has slipped into its second recession in five years as the gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter in 2020. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday disclosed that Nigeria’s GDP growth was negative by 3.62 per cent in the third quarter of 2020. Recall that the country recorded a 6.10 per cent contraction

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2023 Elections: Nobody Can force us to Zone Presidential Ticket to the South – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will not allow anyone blackmail or threaten the party over where it should zone its 2023 presidential ticket to. The ruling party made this disclosure while reacting to statements by a few southern leaders; Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Mbazulike Amaechi and Idongesit Ikanga, and advised those leaders to rather seek the buy-in

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#LekkiMassacre: Soldiers arrived in seven trucks – CCTV reveals

The ongoing hearing of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20 on Saturday showed a CCTV footage with the military in seven trucks arriving the Lekki Toll Plaza. The CCTV footage revealed that the scene was calm until about 6.43pm

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#LekkiMassacre: UK Parliamentarians to debate sanction on Nigerian officials over the Lekki Massacre

The UK Parliament has slated November 23 to debate sanctions against the Muhammadu Buhari administration over its handling of the historic #EndSARS protests last month. The parliamentarians is planning to debate a petition from hundreds of thousands of Nigerians that asking the parliament to look into the killings and gross violations of human rights abuses by security forces and other

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#LekkiMassacre: We will expose DJ Switch – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has on Thursday said the Dj Switch who live-streamed, on Instagram, the Lekki shootings of October 20 will soon be exposed for spreading falsehood. Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has left the country over what she has described as threats to her life. Mohammed, who described the event of

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BREAKING: Armed men attack ex-gov Dickson’s residence, kill policeman

Reports say armed men have killed a police officer in a midnight attack at the Toru-Orua residence of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state. The bandits were reported to have attacked Dickson’s compound coming from behind via the Forcados River on Wednesday night. The slain officer was among a team of

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Social media won’t be shut down, it will only be regulated — FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said it has no plan to shut down the internet or social media.It said it would only work with stakeholders to regulate social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed observed that social media was used wrongly to cause mayhem in the aftermath of

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#EndSARS: FG finds nothing wrong with the roles played by soldiers – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has expressed insists there nothing wrong with the roles played by the military, police, and other security agencies during the #EndSARS protests. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this disclosure while addressing a televised press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He wqas alarmed at the killing of 6 soldiers and 37 policemen during the

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BREAKING: FG say CNN report on Lekki shootings is fake, threatens action

The Federal Government has insisted it will sanction CNN over its report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020. The Federal Government has described the report of the CNN as “irresponsible journalism”. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, spoke on behalf of the FG on Thursday during a

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I spent two weeks of isolation to repent of my sins, says Niger governor

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has said he spent his two weeks in isolation to beg God for forgiveness and reflect on the good and bad things he might have done in life. He made this disclosure while Speaking to reporters in Minna when he was at the Niger State House of Assembly:; also added that during the two weeks

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#ENDSARS is the beginning of a long struggle – Dokpesi of AIT

DAAR Communications Plc Founder/Emeritus-Chairman, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has asked the Federal Government to get ready for more #ENDSARS protests as time goes on. He added that as long as the period of impunity and injustices remain in Nigerians, the youths, will not stop asing for better governance. Dokpesi made this disclosure while on a visit on Wednesday to Vintage

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[VIDEO] #endsars: DJ Switch speaks to CNN’s Becky Anderson on the Lekki shooting incident

Popular DJ has expressed her disappointment in the way and manner that the Nigerian authorities have handled the #ENDSARS protests and the Lekki Shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza. “Nigeria practices dictatorship with democratic face” – DJ Switch speaks to CNN’s Becky Anderson on the Lekki shooting incident. She had an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson

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#EndSARS: I won’t allow a repeat of #EndSARS protests – Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari says warned he wont allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country in October. He made this disclosure at a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday, adding that “relevant stakeholders”, which includes the youth, will be carried along to forestall a repeat. Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, gave a briefing

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[VIDEO] #EndSARS: Eromosele’s Mum, Speaks After Court Granted Him Bail Of N1m.

EndSARS Protester, Eromosele Adene’s Mum, Florence, Speaks After The Magistrate Court In Yaba Granted Him Bail Of N1m. The Magistrate Court Yaba where he was arraigned this morning also rejected the request by the police to detain him for another 30 days. Recall that Ereomosel, popularly known as Eromz, was arrested at his Ikeja resident in Lagos last week in

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Breaking : Court grants #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, bail in the sum of N1 million.

The Magistrate Court Yaba where he was arraigned this morning also rejected the request by the police to detain him for another 30 days. Recall that Ereomosel, popularly known as Eromz, was arrested at his Ikeja resident in Lagos last week in connection with the #ENDSARS protest that rocked the country unti the 20th October 2020 shooting at the Lekki

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District Head and son killed in fresh attacks in Kaduna Community

A group of unidentified gunmen were reported to have attacked Gidan Zaki community in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Tuesday. During the attack, the District Head of Gidan Zaki, Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye were reportedly murdered. The wife of the traditional ruler was reported to have sustained machete wound while

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BREAKING: Buhari meets, IGP and other service chiefs

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the nation’s security chiefs are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Relevant ministers are also attending the National Security Council meeting. Security chiefs in attendance include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas;

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“Have you eaten today? – Regina Daniels asks 7th wife of Ned Nwoko

Regina Daniels’ billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko is allegedly engaged to his prospective seventh wife, identified as Sara. The lady identified as “Sar8al” on Instagram is reportedly a UK-based lady who will reportedly become his 7th. Regina Daniels posted a question asking the alleged 7th wife if she has eaten. She also added that she wont be replaced. See her post

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EndSARS: Police wants to keep Eromosele on detention for 30 more days

The Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos on Monday received a plea from the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking to remand #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, for an extra 30 days. Recall that a team of policemen had last week picked up Eromosele in Ikeja and detained him at the police command headquarters and later transferred him to the

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#USElections: Trump supporters organize march in Washington to protest against election results

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters rallied in Washington on Saturday, with the president making a drive-past in his motorcade as he sticks to discredited claims that mass fraud denied him election victory. AT the time reporting, marchers who were close to the White House hailed Trump’s brief appearance with loud cheers, waving and whistles, holding signs and flags saying “Best

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#LekkiMassacre: We didn’t know of the change in curfew time – General tells panel

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, has said the Army was not aware of the change in timing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government on October 20, 2020. Taiwo stated this on Saturday in his testimony before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of

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#ENDSARS: We’re disappointed that Sanwo-Olu denied inviting Army – General tells panel

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, says the Army is disappointed that the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, denied inviting the military on October 20, 2020, when soldiers shot at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered. Taiwo made this disclosure on Saturday while testifying at the Lagos State

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#LekkiMassacre: We are not haunting DJ Switch – Army tells panel

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, says the Army is not in any manhunt for popular disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, fondly referred to as DJ Switch. This disclosure is coming weeks after the public had continued to believe the Nigerian Army is in search for all potential survivals of tghe Lekki

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[BREAKING] #ENDSARS: No problem with Sanwo-Olu inviting military – General tells panel

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, has on Saturday told the panel saddled with the task of investigating the circumstances leading to shooting at the Lekki toll gate by the #EndSARS protesters. Brig. Gen. Taiwo told the panel that the protest in Lagos State was descending into anarchy. The General said due

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Pastor’s five daughters, one other kidnapped by Gunmen in Kaduna – SOKAPU says

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has alleged that five daughters of a pastor of Christ Embassy in Karji, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been abducted by armed gunmen. However, the Kaduna State Police Command has not confirmed that such as incident has occurred in the said community. The National Public Relations Officer of the SOKAPU, Mr Luka

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Members can sell petrol at N170 per litre – IPMAN

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Kano branch has directed its members across the state to sell Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) from N168 to N170 per litre. The Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) has announced on Thursday, November 12, 2020, that petroleum marketers can make petrol available to buyers from the filling stations from N168 per litre to

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BREAKING: Saraki and other ex-governors to stop getting pensions – Kwara Gov.

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has announced that the state is in the process of repealing the law that allows pensions to be paid to all former governors and their deputies that have served in the state. The Governor made this disclosure in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday. Governor Abdulrazaq announced it will

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ENDSARS: Return to work, Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun tells policemen

A former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun, has urged officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to return to work after the tragic events of the #EndSARS protests. This was contained in a statement from the ex-IGP on Thursday. Balogun has said, “I urge all members of the Nigeria Police in our country to return to their duty posts

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TERRORISM: Nigerian Army releases 86 names of wanted terrorists

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, released a list of 86 people wanted in connection with the act of terrorism. Persons in the list were alleged to be part of the notorious Boko Haram terror group. This new release was the fourth in such releases as the military authorities had in the past rolled out lists of wanted terrorist. The latest

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[VIDEO] Amosun Tormented Me for 8 Years – Gbenga Daniel

Former Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniels says the immediate past Governor of the State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, tormented him throughout his eight years in power. He also added that when the opportunity came for State to elect a successor for Governor Amosun, he had no choice but to ensure that the ‘anointed’ successor of Gov. Amosun so that

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Again: Sack security chiefs – North-east elders tell President Buhari

The Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development has reiterated its call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his Service Chiefs. The elders have accused the military of not attending to the deteriorating security challenge in the North-East zone but left the region at the mercy of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP. They

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200,000 police officers guarding politicians in Nigeria – Ex-IGP, Solomon Arase

Solomon Arase, former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, says over 200,000 police officers are attached to political elites in Nigeria. Arase condemned the current practice which he described as “policing the elites against policing security spaces.” He lamented that the police were not policing the security space in Nigeria. The former IGP made this disclosure during the second edition of the

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Osun Govt Prohibits the Selling of Uniforms by Schools

The Government of Osun State has instructed all public school authorities to desist from selling of uniforms to students in their schools. The state government says this new directive is a furtherance of the reversal of the old school uniforms systems in the state and the commencement of the new system from 2020/2021 academic session. Recall that on the assumption

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#Boko Haram: UAE convicts 6 Nigerians for sending $782,000 to Boko Haram, FG official indicted

An Abu Dhabi abased Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently convicted six Nigerians over the crime of funding of Boko Haram activities. The court ruling was upheld by the appellate court after a failed attempt at appealing the decision of the lower court. Recall that Daily Trust had reported on Monday that Surajo Abubakar Muhammad

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#ENDSARS Promoter, Odele can now travel – Immigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that the service is done investigating Ms. Odele and she may pick her passport anytime she likes. NIS has earlier explained that the international passport of Modupe Odele was withheld to enable them conclude on investigations related to her role in the #ENDSARS protest. Odele is a lawyer who offered free legal service

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#US Elections: Days after the election, Trump Refuses To Concede Defeat

Donald Trump continues to reject the outcomes of the US presidential Election days after official results prove Joe Biden has won the majority of the lawfully casted ballot. President Donald Trump is refusing to admit defeat and is also insinuating fraud in the election results. Meanwhile, US President-elect Joe Biden is already taking the first steps from Sunday towards moving

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#US Election: “Trump has not lost” – Top US Senator, Lindsey Graham, says

A very influential Republican in the US Congress has encouraged Donald Trump to “fight hard” and not concede his loss to Joe Biden in the race for the White House. He made this statement on Sunday adding that unfounded allegations of fraud by the president must be investigated. Other key members of the Republican Party are asking for a legal

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IPOB/OBIGBO: Ohanaeze, South-East governors in crucial meeting with Wike

Governors of the South-East and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo entered a crucial meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday. While the agenda of the meeting was note made public, it is widely believed that the meeting may not be unconnected with the recent crises bordering on the activities of the once proscribed Indigenous People Organization of

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BREAKING: Lagos asks the Courts to Release 253 Arrested Over #ENDSARS

Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State has pleaded with the courts to immediately release 253 persons arrested by the Police in connection with the #EndSARS protest in the state. Mr. Onigbanjo says, after a review of the pending cases against the arrested persons by the Nigerian Police, the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has

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[VIDEO] #US Election: See how Joe Biden blasted the racist White Regime in South Africa as Senator in 1986

As Senator in the United States Senate in a Committee that heard the case of the activities of the racists apartheid in South Africa where he was heard blasting the racist regime promising US support only for the people of South Africa and not the regime. Recall that the Apartheid regime in South Africa had held sway for decades, subjecting

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#US Election: PDP Congratulates Joe Biden

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made an official statement congratulating the United States President-elect, Joe Biden, on his successful election as the 46th President of the United States. The press statement was made available to the public by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Koal Ologbondiyan on Sunday, 8th November, 2020. See the Official Press Statement below: November 8,

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[VIDEO] #US Elections: “If I lose the Election, I Will Never Speak to you again” – Trump

In the process leading to the United States Presidential Elections, President had opined that he will never speak to the public again. The statement was made at one his many campaign appearances in the weeks leading to the presidential election. Recall the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the White House by pulling at least 75,218,898 vote from 290

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[PHOTOS] #ENDSARS: See list of Bank Accounts Blocked by the Central Bank of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has been permitted by a court Sitting in Abuja to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters till January 2021. The permission was through an order pursuant to a motion ex parte filed by the CBN before a Federal High Court. The certified true copy of the order was made available to an online medium, Peoples Gazette, showing how

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Edo 2020: We Can’t Disqualify Obaseki Over Certificate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has, in the ongoing elections Petition Tribunal responded to the petition filed by Action Democratic Party (ADP) adding that it lacks the capacity to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki on grounds of certificate forgery. INEC says it is unable to investigate the authenticity of the certificate that the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),

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[VIDEO] #ENDSARS: Police allegedly pick up #ENDSARS promoter, Eremosele Adene in Ikeja

A video has surfaced online showing operatives of the Nigerian Police yesterday invading the home of an # ENDSARS activist, Eromosele Adene in Ikeja area Lagos State, Nigeria. An activist and former Presidential aspirant in the 2019 General Elections, Omoyele Sowore, share the video on his Facebook page yesterday. As at the time of filling this report, there is not

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#Lekki Massacre: We did not take any dead bodies from Lekki toll gate, Gen tells Lagos panel

The top Nigerian Army officers witnessing at the Lagos Panel insisted that no soldier shot at or killed anyone, neither was there any massacre at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. While witnessing at the Panel, Commander, 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen Musa Etsu-Ndagi, representing the Nigerian Army on the Lagos State Security Council, confessed that

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[VIDEO] #US Election: “Today, its easier to tell your kids that character matters” – Van Jones, CNN Analyst

CNN Analyst broke into tears while reacting to questions on the victory of Joe Biden as he described the significance of the Biden/Harris win in the just-concluded US Elections. He emphasized the moral implications for the United States of the election of Joe Biden and Kamara Harris to the White House. The US Elections has been very keenly contested with

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#US Elections: Biden represents evil to me – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Nigerian Aviation minister has taken to social media to express his reservation on the person and values of Joe Biden, America’s President-Elect. He pointed out three key reasons for which he disagrees with the President-Elect. See his full post below. “You can scream that Joe Biden has won as much as you like. You can laugh at Trump and

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#US Elections: German politicians warn against “attack on democracy”

While the voting process may not complete enough to be able to give a complete review of the process, German politicians are warning against what they describe as an “attack on democracy”. While making the first public statement on the ongoing elections, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday asked politicians in the election process to ensure “trust” is guaranteed

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(PHOTOS): Several Vehicles Razed In Tanker Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A fuel-laden tanker has exploded at Kara end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. It was learnt that the tanker caught fire around 1am on Saturday. According to report, about 30 vehicles were burnt in the accident early Saturday morning. The incident happened just after the Long Bridge where there is both a car park and car sales stand. Eyewitnesses confirmed that many

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#ENDSARS: Stop protesting or face the law – Lagos To Protesters

The Lagos State Government has warned #EndSARS protesters about a possible resistance from the police in the case of a public demonstration. This warning is contained in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by the commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso. Mr. Omotoso encourages anyone who is aggrieved against the police to approach the ongoing judicial panel of inquiry. Some

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Lekki Massacre: Top Army generals, senior officers to appear as witnesses on the probe panel

The Nigerian Army has filed papers at the registry of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. A PUNCH Newspapers correspondents sighted about three military officers filing papers at the panel’s registry on Friday. The documents filed by the army are the witness

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BREAKING: Petrol tanker explodes along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A fuel-laden tanker has gone up in flames at the Kara end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The fire was blazing as of 1 am on Saturday without firefighters in sight. Many motorists travelling out of Lagos were held in traffic. Our correspondent, who stumbled on the incident, observed that some vehicles had been trapped in the inferno. Some motorists have also

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US Election: Supreme Court orders all votes to be counted in Pennsylvania

A US Supreme Court justice has on Friday refused to honour the request by Pennsylvania’s Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day — referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday. Justice Samuel Alito ordered that late-arrival ballots be not mixed with those already collected, a decision which is inline with

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#EndSARS: Court permits CBN to freeze promoters’ accounts till January

The Central Bank of Nigeria has been permitted by a court to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters till January 2021. The permission was through an order pursuant to a motion ex parte filed by the CBN before a Federal High Court. The certified true copy of the order was made available to an online medium, Peoples Gazette, showing how the

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#ENDSARS: Boko Haram started with youth protests – Zulum warns protesters

The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has on Friday, warned youths currently partaking in the part in the #EndSARS protests to traid with caution. Prof. Zulum, is the Governor of Nigeria’s most ravaged state due to the activities of insurgents, advised the youths that the Boko Haram crisis in the North Eastern part of the country also started as a

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Lekki Massacre: Army to Appear before Lagos panel Saturday

The Nigerian Army, has promised to make a representation at the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by soldiers on October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. The Nigerian Army will be appearing on Saturday. Reports from persons close to the leadership of the panel and confirmed by The PUNCH on Thursday say that the

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ASUU: We have met all the demands – Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, says the Federal Government has fulfiled all its promises to the Union and that there is ‘absolutely nothing’ stopping lecturers from returning to the classrooms ‘tomorrow’. The Minister says the Federal Government has done all that needed to be done do for the striking lecturers to return to the classrooms. the minister

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Again: Troops Kill Five Bandits In Katsina

At least five bandits have been killed in the Diskuru village of Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State by the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity. The bandits had attacked the Diskuru village kidnapping women and children during their criminal activities in the village. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, had shared, during a weekly press briefing

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There’ll be Massive COVID-19 Infections In 2 Weeks – FG

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has predicted a likely massive infections in Nigeria in the next two weeks, citing the likely importation of the virus into the country. Mustapha, made this public while briefing the PTF. He regretted the failure of Nigerians coming from abroad to

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BREAKING: US forces’ rescue operation did not violate Nigeria’s sovereignty —Defence minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd.), has insisted that the United States special forces‘ recent rescue operation in parts of Nigerian’s Northeastern region did not a violate the country’s sovereignty. The minister opined that the granted the US necessary permission to carry out the military operation. Recall that the United States Special Military Force, were in parts

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[BREAKING] Lekki Massacre: Judicial panel gets video footage

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operators of the Lekki toll gate, has laid before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, footage of what transpired at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the night of October 20, 2020. The submitted video footage was captured by the surveillance camera of the facility that was in operation on the night of October 20, 2020, when

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[VIDEO] #OBIGBO MASSACRE: Man cries out on the ongoing alleged carnage

One Stanley Aguzie has taken to social media to narrate the ordeal of many residents of the Obigbo area of Rivers State in the past week. There have been little coverage in Nigeria’s mainstream media about the ongoing operations of security operatives in the area. The governor of Rivers State, Gov. Nyeson Wike, has consistently denied giving any directives to

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[VIDEO] We don’t have money to pay for road construction – Fashola

The Minister for Works & Housing and former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has told the senate committee on works that the Federal Government does not have the funds to pay ongoing roads construction projects all over the country. Senators Orji Kalu and Gabriel Suswan had asked questions regarding key road projects across the country. Fashola made

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IPOB in OBIGBO: What Gov. Wike Told AIT Today

On the raging reports of killings and gross human rights abuses currently ongoing in Obigbo Community of Rivers State. During an exclusive interview he granted the Africa Independent Television (AIT) on 20.10.2020, he completely denied directing security forces to carry out any attacks on citizens in the said area. An excerpt of his conversation can be found below: “IPOB has

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[VIDOE]#EndSARS: Soldiers on duty flog woman for ‘indecent dressing’, shave youths

Soldiers deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State, to curb the #EndSARS protests have been caught on camera flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’. The a video (please see below) that has since gone viral, a young lady wearing a nude camisole and orange attachment is made to sit on the bare floor at

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BREAKING: 2020 SSCE results ready – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council has released the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. This was made public by the Head of the National office, Patrick Areghan, who also added that a total of 1,549,740 registered for the examination. He also pointed that 1,338, 348 representing 86.99 per cent recorded a credit and above in a minimum

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Fire Accident: Petrol tanker catches fire near Ogun Governor’s Office

A truck loaded with about 50,000 litres of petroleum was gutted by fire in front of Ogun State Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Reports say the incident which happened on Saturday said the involved tanker was coming from Ijora, Lagos State, en route to Adatan, in Abeokuta metropolis. The tanker driver, simply known as Nurudeen Yusuf, reported that his two motorboys,

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Igbo People Want one Nigeria – Sen Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha says that Igbo People would rather stay with Nigeria and not any other country. Sen. Okorachi made this disclosure while speaking with journalists following a meeting of South East leaders in Enugu. He insisted that Igbo people in the Nigerian State, adding that the leaders met to deliberate on the peace and

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WTO DG: Nigeria is speaking with the US, others over Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Government on Friday has declared that it is in conversation with the United States and other members of the World Trade Organisation to in other to remove the bottlenecks on the way of the emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Director-General of the WTO. This disclosure was made on Friday by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade

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IPOB: Police declare war, ask IPOB to leave Rivers State

The Rivers State Police Command has declared war against members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and has directed the group to leave the state. The Rivers State Command is moving to arrest and prosecute supporters of the group in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Joseph Mukan, has directed all DPOs/HODs of the Tactical

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Southeast Development: Igbo leaders in an emergency meeting in Enugu

Leaders from the five Southeastern states of Nigeria met on Thursday afternoon at the Enugu government house. It is assumed that the meeting that went on behind closed doors would not be unconnected with the violence that was unleashed on the region in the fall out of the #ENDSARS campaigns. In the security meetings are the President General of Ohanaeze

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[VIDEO] Lekki Massacre: Survivor Eye-Witness Account Says Soldiers and SARS Operatives Killed Several Protesters

An anonymous eye witness at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the nights of 20th October 2020 says both soldiers and members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad were at the venue of the protest and killed protesters. He said he had to pretend that he was dead so as not to be shot dead by operatives of SARS. The eye

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[VIDEO] WTO: See How Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as WTO DG

Nigeria’s Two-time Former Finance Minister and Former World Bank Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was recently selected as the candidate with the best chance of becoming a consensus candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Just after her selection by the Selection Committee, an announcement came saying that the United States delegation did not support the consensus

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#EndSARS: Stop Killing policemen ― Supervising DIG tells youths in the South East

The Supervising Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG South East Geopolitical Zone, DIG Celestine Okoye, Wednesday has urged youths in the Southeast to desist from killing policemen who are in service in the region. The supervising DIG say the Nigerian Police was still collating information about the number of policemen killed in the region, following the #EndSARS protests. The supervising

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[VIDEO] #EndSARS: N4 million worth of COVID-19 palliatives for Benue found in Kano Market

About 1,958 cartons of noodle of the COVID-19 palliative meant for Benue State have been diverted for sale in a Kano Market. The food items numbering 1,958 cartons of noodle out of the 3,850 cartons are said to be worth N4million naira and meant for distribution in Benue state. The items have been recovered in a Kano market where they

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ENDSARS: Police apprehend 59 looters, recover hundreds of items in Kano

The Kano police command has arrested 59 suspects accused of looting hundreds of items belonging to members of the public at the Sabon gari quarters in Kano during the recent looting spray that took place in Kano last Tuesday. The Police Command made this know during a press conference in its Kano office addressed by the PPRO Abdullahi Haruna on

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WTO: US moves to block Okonjo-Iweala’s selection

The United States is moving to block Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala selection as consensus candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation. Major news media organizations have earlier reported that key WTO ambassadors have given a node to the candidature of Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday. However, the US it was learned is supporting the South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who is Okonjo-Iweala’s

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[VIDEO] Hoodlums that operated in Shoprite Lekki, Oba’s palace, burnt BRT buses allegedly apprehended

Those that robbed and committed arson at Shoprite Lekki, Oba’s palace, burnt BRT buses and killed a police officer have all been allegedly arrested. There arrest was reportedly made possible by the technology deployed which includes CCTV and cell phone tower pinging. This is a process whereby the network service provider gives information to the police about all the people

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Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala, is new WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. The former minister according to TheCable, polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the race. She has broken many records,

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Lekki Massacre: Its Not Wrong To Ask The Military To Intervene To Quell Riots ―Lagos Govt

The Lagos State government has said that it finds nothing wrong with asking the military to quell riots when necessary. This statement was made by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday night while fielding questions during a telephone interview with the Nigerian Tribune. The statement by Akosile was in reaction to submissions by the

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Katsina Bandits: Police and soldiers kill 5 as they repel attack

Five bandits have been killed on Tuesday morning during an attack on the Tsaskiya community in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. Eye witnessed say three women were abducted by the hoodlums during the attack. The bandits were reported to have arrived the village in their numbers wielding General Purpose Machine Guns and AK 47 rifle at about 4

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Osun Looting: Police to begin house-to-house search for stolen items

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has sent a warning to all those who looted items from various state-owned properties to return them. The Governor urged them to return the items or be faced with a forceful confiscation as the state is planning to commence a house-to-house search on Thursday. using the support of security agents. According to the Governor, about

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[VIDEO] Community efforts stop hoodlums from attacking Dino Malaye’s Home

A video has emerged showing youth from the hometown of Sen. Dino Malaye preventing hoodlums from attacking and looting the resident of Senator Dino Malaye in Kogi State. The video shows operatives of the Nigerian police and some community youths standing in front of his resident in Egbede, Kogi State. Recalls that the #EndSARS protests have led to series of

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2020 SSSCE: WAEC to release results next week

The West African Examinations Council has announced it will release the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination next week. The release of the results were supposed to have taken place this week but was postponed due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide. The

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#ENDSARS: UK reopens visa application centres in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has resumed the issuance of visas through its visa application centres in Nigeria. The announcement, made on Twitter, of the resumption of visa issuance comes about a week after the High Commission suspended visa issuance following a widespread crisis arising from the #ENDSARS protests in both Abuja and Lagos States of Nigeria. The statement noted,

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Buratai ask senior officers to declare their assets

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has given a directive to all senior military personnel to declare their assets in compliance with the code of conduct for public officers. He made this statement while addressing senior officers at a workshop in Abuja. He stated that any personnel on whom the burden of leadership is placed needs to

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#EndSARS: Social media will destroy us if we don’t regulate it –FG

The Federal Government has declared that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder if the issue of fake news is not urgently addressed, insisting on the regulation of social media in the country. The leadership of the National Assembly nonetheless, warned against clamping down on free speech and press freedom. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and

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[VIDEO] Nigerian Army shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate – Gov. Sanwo-Olu tells CNN

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated that the Nigerian Army was responsible for the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters at the Likke Toll Gate on 20th October 2020. He made this statement while speaking with a CNN presenter on the incident and what the state was doing to ensure that perpetrators of the crime are brought to book. He insisted

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Don’t let IPOB hoist any flag in Rivers State – Wike warns

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has issued a directive to the 23 local government chairmen and various youths groups in the state to fish out members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra wherever they may be hiding in the State. The Governor insisted that any council chairman that allows the IPOB to hoist their flag in the state

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Lekki shootings, looting must be investigated —UK

The British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed concern about the spate of violence and looting that going on in the country. The Commission also urged security agents to traid with caution as they work towards restoring law and order in the country. Recall that in the past week, hoodlums across most parts of the southern part of Nigeria have

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TRAGIC: Expired drugs looted in Kaduna – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has alerted residents of Kaduna State on the public health risk of drugs reportedly looted from a warehouse in the state. NAFDAC’s warning was made public through the statement issued by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday. NAFDAC say the drugs were

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BREAKING: Public and private schools not to open yet – Lagos Gov.

The Lagos State Government has insisted that private and public schools do not yet have the permission yet to open in the state. The Lagso state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, had earlier tweeted that only public schools remained closed in the state before giving an update that the extended closure includes private schools. He said, “The curfew in Lagos

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BREAKING: Curfew now runs from 8pm to 6am —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made good his promise of further reviewing the existing curfew imposed on the state. The curfew was imposed on the state earlier in the week to curb the civil unrest following the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The new timeframe for the curfew from Friday lasting from 6pm to 8am was arrived at after

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#EndSARS: PDP halts campaign and other political activities

The Peoples Democratic Party has put on hold all of its scheduled political and electioneering activities, including campaign, in honour of young Nigerians who lost their lives during the attack on peaceful protests at the Lekki Toll Gate and elsewhere across the country. The PDP made this disclosure via the public statement they titled “#EndSARS: PDP Puts Political, Electioneering Activities

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[VIDEO]: Lagos Crisis: Don’t Use teargas or gunshot, military officer man warns police officer

“I don’t want a single shot or a single teargas fired against the people” @NigAirForce officer. Security Operatives are taking back the streets and making efforts to deescalate the situation. Following the announcement of a curfew, barricades and police checkpoints were seen on the streets of Lagos after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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[PHOTOS] Lagos Crisis: Police take over the roads

Days after the Lekki toll Plaza shooting, Police officers on are again patrolling Lagos State in a bid to restore order. Following the announcement of a curfew, barricades and police checkpoints were seen on the streets of Lagos after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The governor visited burnt police stations and razed facilities across the state on Friday, lamenting that it would

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Rivers Violence: Wike reinforced his ban on the activities on IPOB

The Rivers State Government has reiterated his stand on the ban on the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra in the Rivers State in accordnace with the proscription order by the federal government. He made this disclosure during a state broadcast on Friday night, said henceforth, no form of procession or agitation by the group or any of its

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Lekki Massacre: the Army shot and killed 15 protesters, took their bodies away –DJ Switch

A popular disc jockey, Obianuju Udeh, aka DJ Switch, said the bodies of 15 people killed by soldiers during the protest in Lekki, were taken away by the soldiers. Ina say it all live streaming session on Instagram, the entertainer, who also livestreamed the Lekki shootings and rescue efforts of fellow protesters for several hours via her Instagram Live, debunked

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Lekki Massacre: US remains committed to visa ban policy for anti-democratic forces

The Government of the United States of America may impose a visa restriction on individuals connected to the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos on Tuesday. This is coming days after the Lagos State Government set up a judicial panel to probe the Lekki killings. Recall that soldiers allegedly deployed to disperse protesters at

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LAGOS CRISIS: Sanwo-Olu relaxes curfew from 8am to 6pm

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made good his promise of relaxing the curfew imposed on the state. The governor in an statement earlier this evening announced that people are allowed to go out between 8am and 6pm from Saturday. According to the statement, “We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday)

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BREAKING: Buhari meets with Gowon, Obasanjo, other past leaders

Following the recent crisis all across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly currently holding a meeting with some former Nigerian leaders at the Aso Rock Villa. While the agenda of the meeting may not have been made public, its is assumed not to be unconnected to the fallout of the recent nationwide protests that spiralled into mass destruction in

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Army takes over Oyigbo as mob start new attacks in Rivers

Operatives of the Nigerian Army and the policemen have taken over the Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State following fresh mob attacks in the area. Information from the State Police Command pointed that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were responsible for the murder of two of its operatives and setting fire on police stations in the

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#ENDSARS: See How Prophet Chukwuemeka (aka Indaboski) Predicted the Current Crisis

I video has surfaced showing the Prediction of Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje about the current crisis rocking the country at the moment. Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje, founder of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry, Onitsha, had in the early days of year 2020, had predicted that the year will be filled with crisis. He also mentioned that there would be guns

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(PHOTOS) EndSARS: Youths Behead And Roast Police Officer in Anambra State who killed protesters

A group of angry Youths in Ogidi community in Anambra state have allegedly beheaded and roasted a police officer. The police officer was reported to have gunned down two protesters in the wake of the #ENDSARS protests nationwide. Click the links below to see the very GRAPHIC Photos. Ogidi Killings Photo 1 Ogidi Killings Photo 2 Ogidi Killings Photo 3

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BREAKING: ENDSARS: Buhari Will Speak to NIgeria In Few Hours – NSA

Following the National Security Council Meeting that just held in Aso Rock, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari, would come up with ‘solutions’ to the current violence erupting in parts of the country “in the next couple of hours.” The NSA however, did not made public the exact time or nature

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BREAKING: Youth Discover and Loot Massive COVID-19 Food Palliatives in a Warehouse

Video has surfaced online of persons looting a warehouse supposedly housing massive COVID-19 foodstuffs. It is however, not clear where the warehouse was located and how people got access to the facility. There currently no official statement from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) both at any state level or the Federal Level on the incident. There is also currently

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[VIDEO] BREAKING: Ikoyi Prison On Fire As Inmates Attempt To Escape

Pictures have emerged online showing the premises of the Nigerian Correctional Services (former Nigerian Prisons) on fire. The Authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Services have since come out to state that things have been put under control as officials at the facility have say they prevented any jail break based on the fire incident. See video below:

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BREAKING: We may ease the curfew on Friday – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has hinted that the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state to mitigate the ongoing arson and widespread violence might be relaxed from Friday. Governor Sanwo-Olu says the decision has become necessary to allow Lagos residents to restock food supplies and other essential commodities. “Once we see the streets are cleared up and all the agitation

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#ENDSARS: Please, apply dialogue not force – Ghana’s Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has urged the Nigerian government to go for dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters rather than force. He advised the President against violence which he described as not being the solution to the crisis arising from protests against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria. Akufo-Addo said he had a conversation with the Nigerian President

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[VIDEO] Breaking: Nigerians in Paris Allegedly Chase Tinubu out of His Paris Hotel Room

An unconfirmed video have surfaced of Nigerians in Paris chasing the Former Governor of Lagos State out of his hotel room in Paris. Recall that some individuals, mainly youth, have put calls across to Sen. Tinubu challenging him on the alleged role he played in the Lekkii Toll Gate massacre that took place on the night of Tuesday 20.10.2020 in

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Nobody died in Lekki shootings —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says nobody died in the Tuesday night attack in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State. The Governor made this disclosure while addressing the State in a live broadcast on Wednesday morning, insisting that there was report of two critically wounded victims who were already operated on and were in stable condition while others

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[BREAKING] Lekki Massacre: Sanwo-Olu extends curfew by 72 hours

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended the statewide curfew imposed on the state to stem the tide of growing violence by three days. The governor made this known on Wednesday in a live broadcast. This is coming some hours after eyewitnesses claimed armed uniformed men opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of the state on

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[VIDEO] Apartment supposedly belonging to Governor Babajide’s mother set on fire in Surulere

An apartment located in the Surulere part of Lagos state, supposedly the house of Governor Babajide’s mother has been set on fire. Business Day reported that an eyewitness close the family said that the Lagos State Governor’s mother was removed from the apartment before the fire started

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Lekki Massacre: “I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate” – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says he has no hand in the killings that took place at the Lekki Tool Gate on Tuesday night. The former Lagos State Governor said this while reacting to inquiries made of him regarding the Tuesday night attack where security forces were seen firing at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos

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BREAKING: Massive shooting as soldiers clear Lekki #EndSARS protesters

There have been massive gunshots at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State, on Tuesday, as soldiers reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. One eyewitness simply known as Samuel Ajani, told The PUNCH that one person was killed and several others injured. The eyewitness says the shooting by the army were not provoked by the protesters. The shooting were reported to have caused

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[BREAKING] #ENDSARS: the US shuts consulate in Lagos

The United States Embassy in Lagos has shut down its consulate for two days over the #ENDSARS protests. According to the statement of the US embassy, “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. “Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and

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#ENDSARS: Sanwo-Olu declares 24 hour curfew on Lagos

Following the most recent happenings in Lagos. including the burning down of a Police State in Orile-Igomu, the Lagos State Government has imposed a 24 Hour curfew commencing from 4:00pm later today, Tuesday 20.2020. Hi statement is contained a press release earlier today, and made available to the public. ___________________________________________________________________ Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began

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BREAKING: ‘Crocodile Smile’ not against #EndSARS protesters – Army

The Nigerian Army has insisted that the recently launched “Operation Crocodile Smile” is not targeted at #EndSARS protesters. This statement was made available to the public by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, on Sunday. The Nigerian Army (NA) condemned the characterization of the new operation on some social media in a wrong way. “This year’s Exercise

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[VIDEO] #EndSARS: Man who lost his leg after police shot him two months after his wedding, speaks

A young Nigerian man whose leg got amputated after he was allegedly shot by a police officer two months after his wedding has joined the #ENDSARS protesters to voice out his rage over the incident. As Nigerians youths the world over remain in the streets to demand an end to police brutality and a wholistic reform of the Nigerian Police

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#ENDSARS: NECO postpones exam to November over protests

The National Examination Council has announced the Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, will now be taken on November 16. The annmouncement was contained in a statement made available to the public by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, on Sunday. Sani pointed that the decision was taken in response to the

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BREAKING: TRAINING of SWAT operatives begins Monday – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, has defined the qualifications of officers to be trained from Monday in the new police tactical team. The new police tactical team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) will not include any ex-SARS operatives the IGP pointed. The IGP also says the operatives for the new unit

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BREAKING: Eko Bridge & Marine Bridge to reopen on Monday – FG

The Federal Ministry of Works has announced it will reopen the Marine Beach Bridge and the Eko Bridge in Lagos State. The Federal Government had shut the Eko Bridge and Marine Beach Bridge in March and May respectively for repairs while declaring it unsafe for public use. However, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Saturday, has

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#ENDSARS: Surulere killer cops under trial at Police Command

The Lagos State Police Command is now trying the four erring police officers who shot at peaceful protesters in Area C Police Command in the Surulere area of the state. Reports say that the four cops are: Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura, and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson. Recall that officers of the police officers at the Area

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#EndInsecurityNow: 4 protesters arrested in Kano by the DSS

Four leaders of the pan-Arewa socio-political organisation, the Coalition of Northern Group, have been arrested in Kano on Friday by operatives of the Department of State Services while protests against insecurity and bad governance was going on. Leaders of the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) arrested by teh DSS were Nastura Sharif, Balarabe Rufai, Aminu Adam and Muhammad Nawaila. The

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#ENDSARS: AGAIN, Hoodlums attack #ENDSARS protesters in Osun, injure one

Several hoodlums brandishing cutlasses have, on Saturday morning, attacked protesters of the #EndSARS movement who were gathered around the Olaiya Junction in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. One protester who spoke with reporters said the hoodlums showed up with macheted and other kinds of dangerous weapons. The incident happened around 9am. The hoodlums were also reported to have dispersed the

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#ENDSARS: Protests continue in Rivers, Gridlock in PH

#EndSARS protest is continuing to gain more youth following in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Saturday as youth call for an end to all forms of police brutality. The youth are also demanding adequate compensation for those who have become victims of all the inhumane treatment that officers of the Nigerian Police under the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad

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#ENDSARS: 37 SARS Operatives to be Dismissed – Presidential Panel

The Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) asked for the dismissal of 37 officers who served in the SARS by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). They were dismissed on account of being found guilty of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS. The dismissal was contained in a statement made available to the

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#ENDSARS: Benin City Protest Turns Bloody, Thugs Attack Protesters

The Benin City #EndSARS protesters have been attacked on Friday as a group of hoodlums attacked them. The attack took place while the protesters were gathered at the King’s axis of Benin City, the Edo State capital. The hoodlums chased the protesters brandishing machetes and shooting sporadically into the into the air. Protesters reported that many of the protesters were

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#ENDSARS: Northern Governors Meet President Buhari, Ask to Keep SARS

Governors of the 19 Northern states of Nigeria have rejected the call for total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, made this public while speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.  Governor Lalong says SARS is still relevant for the

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala gets the support of 79 countries

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed confidence in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organisation after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform. She expressed her confidence in the race after she received news that the 55-member African Union would officially support her candidacy over her sole remaining opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea for

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#ENDSARS: Protesters in Abuja hold Friday Prayers on the road

#EndSARS protesters in Abuja have earlier today (Friday) held a Jumat Prayers on the protest ground. The protesters are continuing their protests across the city to demand justice for all victims of police brutality and killings in the country. While those among the protesters who were Muslims prayed, those who did not join in the prayers stood by to protect

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#EndSARS: Unknown group hacks NBC’s Twitter account, intents to attack govt’s websites

The Official Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission has been hacked by a group suspected to be promoting the #EndSARS protests. The hacks, after taking over the Twitter handle announced themselves as “Anonymous” Group This is coming days into the #ENDSARS protests that have persisted in several locations in Nigeria. However, a recent Tweet by the Special Assistant to

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Cybercrime: Court jails two in Ibadan

An Oyo State High Court based in Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced one Bolaji Salami to prison for fraud. The prosecution of Salami was prepared by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an amended one-count charge of bordering on the acquisition of money by false pretences against Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap.

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#EndInsecurityNow: protests ongoing in Kaduna, Gombe, Kano, Bauchi, others

Youths in their hundreds on Thursday, hit the streets of major cities in the North, including Kaduna, Gombe, Kano and Bauchi, to express their anger against the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry in the region. The #EndInsecurrityNow protesters pressing on the Federal Government to redeployed operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to parts of the North

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#ENDSARS: We will defend the country and her democracy “at all cost” – Army threatens

The Nigerian Army has annouced it will not hesitate to take decisive action against persons it tagged “subversive elements and trouble makers” and warned them to desist from such acts.# The army reiterated it remains committed to defending the country and her democracy “at all cost.” The Nigerian Army threatened to ‘deal with any situation decisively’, without a mention of

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NYSC camps reopen on Nov 10 – FG

The Federal Government has announced camps for the National Youth Service Corps orientation exercises will reopen on November 10. This announcement was made by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, via his official twitter handle on Thursday. Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria has earlier ordered the closure of the NYSC orientation camps nationwide over coronavirus

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#ENDSARS: RAlly in support of SARS holds in Maiduguri

A group of Civil society organizations and trade unions in Borno State have hit the streets of Maiduguri to express their displeasure over the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police by the federal government. The group insisted they wanted SARS to continue its operations in Borno State as against what protesters in many parts of

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#ENDSARS: One policeman killed, injured two – Lagos PPRO

A policeman has been reportedly killed by #ENDSARS protesters in Lagos State. The PUNCH reported that the policeman identified as Erinfolami Ayodeji was killed while two other policemen were lying critically injured in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere. It was gathered that a group of protesters had attacked the Anti-Kidnapping Section of the Lagos State Police Command at Surulere in

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SARS operatives almost killed my daughter -Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has recently narrated the ordeal that his daughter once suffered in the hands of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS). Ogunwusi made this statement on Twitter while endorsing the recent outburst and public protest against the brutality and extortion of everyday citizens by operatives of the SARS. He said his 25-year-old daughter once had

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AGAIN: Building collapses in Lagos, eight dead

Eight unidentified persons have reportedly died following the collapse of a three-storey building in the Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State. Operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA) announced thatthe rescue team had recovered more bodies this morning. LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, also stated that 20 people were rescued while giving an update Monday morning. The collapse happened

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Ondo Elections: Votes were bought for N1,000 to N7,000 —YIAGA

A civil rights organisation, YIAGA Africa, has spoken against the preponderance of vote-trading recorded in the October 10 Ondo State governorship election. The organization said it was alarmed at the way that such an act takes place even in the presence of security operatives. The Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, made this disclosure while speaking on a television station

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UPDATED: Akeredolu wins Ondo Governorship election election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the winner of Ondo’s governorship election, having polled the highest score of 292,830 votes. The incumbent Governor won the elections against the key rival Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, that pulled 195,791 votes, and the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, of the Zenith Labour Party, who came a distant

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Ondo Elections: APC in a massive early lead, APC:161,667 and PDP: 93,456 from 11 LGAs

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is already in a massive early lead in the Saturday Governorship Elections. Of the 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) announced so far, the PAC candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has won in 11 LGAs with wide margins across. He currently has a total of 161,667 votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic

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Ondo Elections: 10 LGA results ready – INEC

Pooling Unit Election results for 10 Local Government Areas(LGAs) ready for download in the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Results from 2873 polling were ready as at 11.50 pm Saturday night. INEC reports that their staff could confirm that voting took place across 3009 polling units and 18 LGAs during Saturday’s Ondo State Governorship election. Complete results

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Ondo Elections: All results will ‘hopefully’ be ready by Sunday afternoon – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the winner in the Ondo State governorship election, will be in “hopefully” by announced by Sunday afternoon. This announcement was made by INEC’s Senior National Commissioner, Prof Anthonia Simbine, while speaking in a television programme in Akure, the state capital, on Saturday evening. The INEC Commissioner says around 70% of the results from all

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Jegede leads PDP to victory in polling unit

Peoples’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Ondo governorship poll, Eyitayo Jegede, has led his party to victory in Igbogin/Isikan Ward 2, unit 9, where he voted, his polling unit. Jegede garnered 220 votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Rotimi Akeredolu was only able to pull 60 votes. The candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Agboola Ajayi,

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Ondo Elections: ZLP candidate Ajayi wins polling unit

Current Ondo State Deputy Governor and the candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi, led his party to victory at his polling unit in Kiribo in the Ese Odo Local Government Area. Results made public by officials of the officials of Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), titled, ‘Publication of Result of Poll’, Agboola won the Apoi Ward II, Unit 004,

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Rep’s aide caught trying to break into another lawmaker’s office

A Legislative Assistant to a member of the House of Representatives, representing Adamawa State, was on Friday caught breaking into the office of another lawmaker from Kano State, Kabiru Idris. The legislative aide, Kabir Muhammed Lawal, works for Hon. Mustafa Saidu, who represents Fufore/Song Federal Constituency in Adamawa State. Mr. Lawal who was identified when a closed-circuit television camera(CCTV) footage

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#ENDSARS: Buhari intervenes, agrees to reform squad

President Muhammadu Buhari has intervened in the nearly weeklong protests against the activities of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. While appealing to the teeming protesters across the country for calm, he also ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to embark on a reform of the operations of the special squad of the Police. The president made public, via

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#ENDSARS: Osun & Abuja protests go violent

ENDSARS protests in Osun and Abuja have turned violent on Friday. Youths from most parts of Southern Nigeria have been hitting the street to protest against police brutality and extortion. Protests over the past few days have proceeded with zero to minimal casualties, safe for the shooting of a policenman yesterday in Ughelli Delta State. However, policemen were reported to

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#ENDSARS: IGP orders probe into the shooting of policeman in Delta protest

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has asked for a probe into the circumstances surrounding the shooting and killing of a police corporal in Ughelli who was on duty during the #ENDSARS protest on Thursday. The IGP was reported to be outraged by the violent attack on the policemen and reported damages to to police operational vehicles and other

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Man electrocuted while stealing transformer cable in Lagos

One Kabiru Ismaila, suspected to be into the business of vandalizing public facilities has been electrocuted while allegedly in the act of stealing transformer cables installed in the Adamo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro reported that the victim and suspected vandal had led a team of hoodlums to Owu Ikosi Street in Agbowa for the purpose of stealing

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#ENDSARS: Senate orders the prosecution of SARS operatives involved in killings

The Nigerian Senate, during its sitting on Wednesday, ordered the arrest and prosecution of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad who were recently involved in unlawful treatments and killing of innocent Nigerians. The Senate ruling arose in response to a motion that was moved by Senator Oluremi Tinubu who brought to the notice of the Senate the recent killings of

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Gunmen attack Delta court, steal documents and money

Some unknown gunmen have on Monday attacked the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State. During the attack, the hoodlums were said to have stolen valuable documents as well as money belonging to the court. PUNCH Metro reports that the complex was attacked in the very early hours of the day. The security guard

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Explain how you came about the N106bn contracts probe report – Rochas to Imo Gov.

A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has asked the Governor of Imo State to publish the verbatim report of the Justice Benjamin Iheaka panel investigating the award of contracts awarded throughout the Senator Rochas Okorocha’s term in office. Senator Rochas Okoroch is challenging the Justice Benjamin Iheaka panel which indicted him and asked for a refund of

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Ondo Elections: SDP candidate endorse Akeredolu, running mate backs Jegede

With less than 72 hours to the governorship election in Ondo State, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Peter Fasua, has thrown his support behind the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The SDP candidate for the elections withdrew from the race not long after participating in the Peace Accord Meeting that took place on Tuesday in

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Ondo Elections: Akeredolu rejects handshake with deputy at Peace accord meeting

A mild drama ensued at the conclusion of the Peace Accord meeting for the peaceful conduct of the Ondo Governorship elections slated for 10th October 2020 as Akeredolu refused to shake hands with the deputy governor. The candidates of political parties cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Ondo 2020 Governorship elections have signed a peace accord

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Plateau Attacks: Gunmen kill village chief, three others

Four persons have been feared in fresh attacks by a group of unidentified gunmen in the Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Those attacked and killed in the incident include the acting village head of the community identified as Chungyang Mwadkwon. Some eye-witness account reveals that the gunmen wearing security uniforms took the village by storm on

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European Union endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job – Report

Governments and countries of the European Union on Monday expressed support for Nigeria’s candidate contesting for the position of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The race for the WTO top position has enters the final month with just five contestants left in the race. Alongside Nigeria’s candidate, the EU governments also have expressed willingness to

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#ENDSARS: SARS operatives to stop detaining suspects — Lagos CP

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) no longer have the right to detain any suspect without the legal authority to do so. CP Odumosu, made this declaration on Tuesday while speaking to presenters of the programme, Sunrise Daily, of Channels Television. The CP said a sensitisation lecture took place the previous day

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School Resumption: Federal Government not sincere, strike continues – ASUU

The Monday, October 12th resumption date given by the Federal Government may not be realized as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) insists the government has not met its obligations based on the Agreement. Students of public universities in the country would most likely remain at home as the Federal Government’s directive may not be obeyed by the Union.

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Banditry: Troops kill two bandits in Kaduna

Troops under the Operation Thunder Strike have reportedly killed persons suspected to bandits and injured others in the Rijana area of Kaduna State. Reports say that the bandits were found moving towards the Abuja-Kaduna Highway on Sunday when they were apprehended by troops who attacked them in an ambush. The public statement conveying the accounts of the incident was made

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There were 149.8 million Internet users in Nigeria in August – NCC

The Executive Vice Chairperson (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has announced that Nigeria had 149.8 million internet users in the month of August 2020. These recent statistics were made public by the commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Monday. The spokesperson also added that the coming months will witness more users as economic activities pick up and

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2015 Elections: Jonathan forgives Shagari’s son for working against him

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has forgiven the son of former President Shehu Shagari, Aminu, for working against him during the 2015 Presidential election.  Dr. Goodluck Jonathan says he has accepted the apology via a post he made on Facebook acknowledging Aminu’s public apology. Goodluck Jonathan said since the elections, he never took offense and is not known to

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Edo Elections: We won’t go to tribunal to avoid tension — Ize-Iyamu

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, says his party will not challenge the outcome of the exercise at the election petitions tribunal. Mr Ize-Iyamu said the party decided not to avoid approaching the Tribunal to avoid further tension in the state. Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, however, said they will rather

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Call for Restructuring: ‘Unwarranted and unpatriotic’ —Presidency

Nigeria’s Presidency has on Sunday night described the calls by people from various quarters of the country as unwarranted and unpatriotic. This response was issued in a statement made availabel to the public by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The most recent of such calls was the one made by  General Overseer

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#ENDSARS: Protest is led by internet fraudsters – Buhari’s aide

Media Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, says those protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)are sponsored by internet fraudsters. Her assertion is coming is against a recent outburst by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, regarding how disheartening extrajudicial killings by SARS have become. The Vice president had made public the fact that the conversation between himself and

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Ondo Elections: there will be chaos if you rig the elections – PDP warns

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is raising alarm about the possibility of a chaos in the event that an attempt is made to rig the Ondo State Governorship Election The PDP noted that manipulating the process in whichever way will lead to the delivery of chaos and anarchy in the state. Kola Ologbondiyan, Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the

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#EndSARS: FSARS, SARS, STS, others banned from Nigerian roads – Police HQTRs

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has announced a complete disbandment of the personnel of the dreaded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other ‘Tactical Squads’ of the Force from operating on Nigerian roads. The statement was made public by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Sunday afternoon. The past few years has seen several protests both

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Boko Haram: MNJTF wants the Cameroonian military to help

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is seeking the help of the Cameroonian military structures to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria. This appeal was made by the military leadership in a public statement delivered by the Chief of Military Public Information for MNJTF, Col. Muhammad Dole, on Saturday. The appeal was made by the Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim

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Appeal Court judgment: God is with my govt, says Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Douye Diri, says the Friday separate Court of Appeal victories in favour of him and his deputy, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, shows that God is with his government. In a message issued by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, praised the leadership of the Appallet court the Court of Appeal for sustaining the law and

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Benue teenager arrested for allegedly killing 40-year-old dad

One ThankGod Joseph, has been remanded in a Benue correctional centre for allegedly killing his 40-year-old father. Joseph, 18-year old, was recently brought before a Benue based magistrates court in Markurdi, on Friday on account of culpable homicide, punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004. ThankGod’s father, Igiri, was reported to have accused him of

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Man in Adamawa writes to DSS, police on alleged wife abduction

One Istifanus Umaru, has petitioned the police, Department of State Services, and the Chief Judge of Adamawa State, over the abduction of his wife by a Fulani man whom, according to him is bent on terminating their marriage. Istifanus Umaru is christian married to a Muslim Fulani wife, a marriage he believes the muslim fulani man considers a taboo. Umaru

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Edo Elections: Nothing stops us from going to court – Ize-Iyamu

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has debunked rumours suggesting his party may not challenge the outcomes of the elections in court. He insisted that he and his party are at will not be hindered from pursuing any possible legal option they consider necessary as long as

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‘Lower’ petrol price compared to Saudi makes no sense – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria cannot afford the current “low” pump prices of petrol as revenue and foreign exchange earnings continue to shrink. President Buhari made this known while addressing the country in commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday. The President added that the combined effect of the drop in oil revenue and the downturn of economic activities

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IPOB sit-at-home obeyed in Nnewi, Aba, Onitsha

The sit-at-home exercise called by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was obeyed in Onitsha and Nnewi in Anambra, and Aba in Abia State. Reports reveal that a great majority of businesses in Nnewi, Onitsha and Aba remained closed to business throughout the day in compliance to the directive given by the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Recall that the

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We get N9.3m every month – Rep Member

A member representing  Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe Stat at the House of Representatives, says each member of the House gets N9.3 million monthly as salary and office running cost. He, Hon. Simon Karu, made this disclosure at an event tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance” organized to commemorate the 60th

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Invite Chadian army, you can’t fight Boko Haram alone — Zulum begs Buhari

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, is urging Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari request the assistance and corporation of the Chadian Army in the fight against insurgency ravaging the Northeastern part of Nigeria. Recall that persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram insurgence have attacked his convoy twice in the past one week. Regardless of the frequent wave of attack

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I’m doing a lot with little resources – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, accused his predecessors of doing far less than he has done even though they had more resources compared to himself. The President made this known while delivering Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary speech earlier today, October 1st 2020. The president specifically pointed at all the former leaders of the country who were president between 1999 and

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Edo Elections : proof that I believe in credible polls — Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has on Thursday, indicated that the hitch-free process of the Edo governorship election attests to his believed free and fair polls. he made this know while delivering the 60th Independence broadcast commemorating Nigeria’s 60th independence. The president reiterated his firm belief in a free and fair election and democratic process. He also added that those who

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IPOB: Police, army patrol Southeast ahead of sit-at-home order

Nearly all security forces in Nigeria have begun patrolling major cities in the Southeast of Nigeria ahead of the October 1 sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra. The police, army, and other security agencies on were sighted in Owerri City patrolling the nooks and crannies of the city. Residents say that they have sighted the ‘Show of

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Delta APC to Uduaghan: we don’t miss you

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has immediately reacted to former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s recent return to the Peoples Democratic Party saying they won’t miss the former governor. The APC says Chief Uduahghan won’t be missed because he didn’t bring much value to the APC when while he was with them. Recall that former governor Uduahghan

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Burna Boy to Sowore: I don’t trust politicians

Burna Boy, has rejected the call by Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore’s to join him in the planned protest slated for October 1, Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary. The one-time Grammy Awards Nominee took to his verified Twitter page to inform those who follow him on Twitter that he does not trust Nigerian politicians. He tweeted, “Everybody is a Fela

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INEC is on the path to e-voting, speaks with technology companies

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) recently confirmed they have started shop for electronic replacement of the current manual voting system. The Commission says they are already in touch with technology people to ascertain the options available to the Commission for the transition to e-voting. Some of such technology companies and manufacturers have been invited to demonstrate their products. The Chairman

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FG’s 774,000 jobs: legislators to get more slots

News coming from the national Assembly (NASS) suggest that members of both chambers are close to getting a bargain that allows them more slots to present candidates for the 774,000 unskilled jobs programme of the federal Government. It was learnt that the the Ministry of Labour and Productivity had increased the slots allocated to each member of the National Assembly

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Uduaghan is back to the PDP

Former Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following is after leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC). The firmer Governor is returning to the PDP where he was once a Secretary to the State Government as well as Governor for eight years. He was received on his return by leaders

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Ogun Governor congratulates Laycon over BBNaija win

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has extended a congratulatory message to the winner of the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality television show, Olamilekan Agbelese. The Governor made this congratulatory message public via his verified Facebook page. He defined Laycon brilliant and his victory a confirmation of his status and a pacesetter. He also seized the

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Ondo Elections: we will protect corps members – INEC

Again, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has assured corps members of adequate protection as they participate as ad hoc staff in the Ondo State Governorship Election slated for October 10th 2020. The Chairman made thsi disclosure during an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee meeting on Election Security which took place at the Conference Room of the INEC

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Customs Officer’s Stray bullet kills artisan in Ogun

One Idowu Moses has died after being hit stray bullets fired by men of the Nigerian Customs Service in Oja-Odan in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. It was learnt that he sustained several gun shot injuries from shots fired by men of the Nigerian customs while they were chasing a smugglers around the Oja-Odan in the

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Atiku is back to Nigeria from Dubai after nine months away

Following the easing of the lock-down and travel restrictions, Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) during the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, is back to the country from his Dubai home after his nine-month stay outside the country. Te former Vice Preside nt was sighted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport n Saturday when he was

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Nationwide Strike: Reps meet Labour Leaders

The House of Representatives has choosen to intervene in the ongoing labour disputes between the Federal Government and the organised labour on matters bordering on the recent hikes in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff. Recall that the two major labour organizations in the country had earlier announced their intentions to embark on a nationwide

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Ekiti APC talks tough: sanctions Presidential Adviser, Tinubu’s in-law and 9 others

THE All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has placed sanctions on key party officials including a presidential adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and 10 others for allegedly for going against directive issued by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The PAC Ekiti chapter formally issued an indefinite suspension order on the party leaders through a statement that was made

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[Updated] Police in Minna allegedly ‘steal’ and ‘sell’ car belonging to Nigerian Army Captain

A mild drama ensued in Minna earlier this month as men of the Nigeria police allegedly ‘fraudulently’ ‘stole’ and ‘sold’ a car belonging to a Nigerian army captain. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Chanchaga Police Division in Niger State, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Mohammed Baba alongside Inspector Sadiq Abubakar and Inspector Salihu Mokwa, all in Chanchaga Police Division

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I was once a plumber – Lagos Governor

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday said he worked as a plumber about 30 years ago. The Governor made this public while addressing graduating students at numbering 6,252 at a skill acquisition centre that trains young people in 18 skills in the state. The Governor used the opportunity to advise the graduating students to use their

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Edo Elections: I never begged Obaseki to return to APC — Ize-Iyamu

The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress last week’s governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has debunked claims in the media that, he begged his rival and Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, to return to the APC. Recall that a number of media platforms had in the past few weeks reported that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu appealed

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Kogi Explosion: Government declares two-day mourning

Following the terrible explosion that took place in the state yesterday, the Kogi State Government has announced a two-day mourning in honor of those who died in the Felele tanker explosion. This announcement by the government is contained in a press release made public on Thursday by the Kogi Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo. Reports say most of

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Ondo Elections: PDP asks the President to caution Akeredolu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to call Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to order for claims that he is instigating violence in the state. The PDP in their official letter to the President also accused security agencies in the state of complicity. The appeal to the President was signed by the state PDP

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Bauchi Flood: 25 persons dead, 3,500 houses destroyed, nearly N1billion farmland lost– Gov

At least 25 people are confirmed dead and 22 others currently receiving treatment after the floods that occurred across Bauchi State. This information was made public by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, during the visit of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Mohammed, on Wednesday. The NEMA chief stated the over

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Our Schools remain closed for now in Ondo — Gov't

The Ondo State Government has announced that it is yet to approve the reopening of tertiary and and primary schools in the State. The State Government says it only gave permission for only Senior Secondary School 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3. This decision the State Government say is line with the objective of safeguarding public health as well

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Our Schools remain closed for now in Ondo — Gov’t

The Ondo State Government has announced that it is yet to approve the reopening of tertiary and and primary schools in the State. The State Government says it only gave permission for only Senior Secondary School 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3. This decision the State Government say is line with the objective of safeguarding public health as well

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Come Let’s build Edo together, Obaseki appeals to Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appealed to his former benefactor, Adams Oshiomhole, and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) his main opponent in last Saturday’s governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Governor Obaseki has asked the two APC party chieftains to come work with his nee government to develop the Edo state. He added that the fight was

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God used Wike to re-elect me — Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his appreciation to Edo people, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and other chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors for their roles in his re-election. He made this appreciation while on a thank-you visit to Wike at Government House in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday. On the visit with him were his

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Fani-Kayode is still my Husband, Ghanaian wife says

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s lawfully wedded wife, Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode (nee Hanson-Amonoo), has declared she remains the ex-minister’s wife. She says in the 23 years of their marriage, she was never abused by her husband, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. She maded this known while taking questions from a PUNCH Newspaper report on Monday in reaction to allegations that Fani-Kayode abused his estranged

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Edo Elections: Tinubu and Oshiomhole still quiet days after APC'S loss

Days after the All Progressive Congress (APC) lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Gubernatorila elections in Edo state, nothing has been heard from the former National Chairman of the Party, Adams Oshiomhole and the PAC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Recall that in the run up to the election, former National Chairman of the APC,

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Edo Elections: Tinubu and Oshiomhole still quiet days after APC’S loss

Days after the All Progressive Congress (APC) lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Gubernatorila elections in Edo state, nothing has been heard from the former National Chairman of the Party, Adams Oshiomhole and the PAC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Recall that in the run up to the election, former National Chairman of the APC,

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Edo Elections: ‘We are very happy’ — Wike says

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers state, has said he is very delighted way the electoral process in the Edo governorship election on Saturday went. Governor Wike made this known while speaking to journalists at a press briefing that held in the government house in Benin, Edo State. Gov. He also added that the party is also happy with the outcomes

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Number of hungry people might reach 840 million in 2030

Reports say nearly 840 million people will be hungry by the end of the year 2030, if the current trends continue. This can only be defeated with greater political will and commitment among various stakeholders and groups comprising public, private, and international development agencies. World Food Programme’s (WFP) Hunger Map 2020 shows how hunger is devasting several countries at varying

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Edo Elections: APC, PDP trade words over how thugs were used

The All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been trading words amongs each other on how each party funded thugs and the influence of violence in the recently concluded Edo State Governor ship elections. The APC is calling for actions aimed at ridding the state of arms and ammunitions which they allegedly were brought into Edo State

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Security situation is worse under current service chiefs – Borno Elders say

Elders of the North Easters extraction under the name ‘Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development’, have complained that the activities of the Boko Haram terrorism are becoming intolerable. While narrating their ordeal in the current security situation in the region and throughout the country, the coalition said none of the excuse tendered by the Service Chiefs are

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Terrorists are taking advantage of the poverty in West Africa –ECOWAS Chair

The sitting Chair of the ECOWAS Authority and President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS , Nana Akufo-Addo, says the operations of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sects are of serious concern. In his recent statement, he made it clear that such operations of the insurgents were made possible by the growing poverty situation in West Africa. He also

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Edo Election: Party chieftain blames Oshiomhole

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has blamed Oshiomhole for the loss suffered by the party at the just concluded governorship elections in Edo State. Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze is the former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct nPDP, is his statement accussed Mr. Oshiomhole for making the APC looses state such as Zamafara,

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Edo Election Victory: We will do the same thing in Lagos, PDP says

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says they are resolute on replicating the fit of the PDP in Edo State Governorship election in Lagos State. Taofik Gani, the media person of the PDP made this known in Lagos to newsmen. The Lagos State PDP has said that they are now empowered by the victory of the

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WASSCE Exam Malpractice: Delta State Government demotes 41 teachers

Teachers who were found to have participated in examination malpractice during the series of examinations of the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have been demoted by the Delta State Government. The teaches involved were 41 in number. The decision of the the Delta State Government to punish the teachers was made known to the public in a statement