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Hundreds sleep on Maiduguri street for fear of Boko Haram

Hundreds sleep on Maiduguri street for fear of Boko Haram

Fear of Boko Haram attack has made women and children flee their village and take to lodging in the open in Maiduguri. People from over 300 households in Kayamla, in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, said they ...

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Tension in Imo as Supreme Court sits on Ihedioha’s review suit today

Tension in Imo as Supreme Court sits on Ihedioha’s review suit today

There was tension in  Imo State on Monday ahead of today’s (Tuesday) sitting by the Supreme Court on an application filed by the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, seeking a review of the apex court’s judgment on ...

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Reps order 400 exotic cars, reject Nigerian brands

Reps order 400 exotic cars, reject Nigerian brands

The House of Representatives has resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles. The resolution was reached at an executive (closed-door) session held on February 5, 2020, The PUNCH reports: A source in the ...

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South-South stakeholders clamour for regional security architecture

South-South stakeholders clamour for regional security architecture

Just last week in Uwheru, a community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, the notorious Fulani herdsmen killed 14 persons. Uwheru is famous for its production of sweet potatoes, groundnuts and other farm produce. Over the years, ...

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Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has indicted former Governor Rochas Okorocha over the alleged fraudulent award of contracts during his time as governor. It, therefore, ordered the state Auditor General and the Auditor General for Local Governments ...

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South-West governors may sign Amotekun bill on Friday

South-West governors may sign Amotekun bill on Friday

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday dropped a hint that governors of six South-West states might sign the Amotekun Bill into law latest on Friday. The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, while receiving the Ekiti State Amotekun Bill ...

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Boko Haram kills 30 travellers as military closes Maiduguri gate

Boko Haram kills 30 travellers as military closes Maiduguri gate

Suspected Boko Haram on Sunday killed no fewer than 30 people, majorly late travellers in a Borno village. Villagers said the victims arrived at the military checkpoint leading into Maiduguri after the 5pm closure of the gate and had no ...

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South-South states’ forum deepens quest for diversified economies from oil, gas

South-South states’ forum deepens quest for diversified economies from oil, gas

Although the three-day economic diversification workshop organised by Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), held in Asaba, Delta State, has come and gone, its success will take a while to yield fruits. But this would also depend on how seriously the regional ...

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You have failed to perform, northern leaders tell Buhari

You have failed to perform, northern leaders tell Buhari

• Ohanaeze vows to protect Igbo amid pervasive insecurity • South East govs to name own security outfit soon • Yoruba group threatens secession over Miyetti Allah • ASUU indicts FG, govs as gunmen abduct ABU ex-VC’s daughter Arewa leaders, ...

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NCP, others kick as INEC deregisters 74 political parties

NCP, others kick as INEC deregisters 74 political parties

Commission fixes dates for Edo, Ondo gov elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 out of the 92 political parties in the country. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who made the announcement at a press ...

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Trump confirms killing of AQAP chief in Yemen

Trump confirms killing of AQAP chief in Yemen

President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that the US had killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula days after the jihadist group claimed responsibility for a mass shooting at a US naval base. The US “conducted a counterterrorism operation ...

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Confusion over Senate’s bid to review constitution

Confusion over Senate’s bid to review constitution

• Oyebode, others fault lawmakers’ power to carry out task • ‘It is another opportunity to restructure nation’ • YCE, Ohanaeze seek return to confab report Discordant reactions yesterday trailed the move by the Senate to review the nation’s constitution. ...

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Crisis hits Cross River PDP over alleged imposition of candidates

Crisis hits Cross River PDP over alleged imposition of candidates

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, under the aegis of the Yala Political Development Forum of Cross River State, have urged the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, to caution Governor Ben Ayade. Members of the group made the appeal when ...

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We’ll pay N30,500 minimum wage – Ogun govt

We’ll pay N30,500 minimum wage – Ogun govt

The Ogun State Government has expressed willingness to pay N30,500 as minimum wage to workers in the state with retroactive effect from 1st January, 2020. The state government announced that it had reached an agreement with organised labour to begin ...

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Uzodinma issues three-day ultimatum to absconded contractors

Uzodinma issues three-day ultimatum to absconded contractors

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has threatened to revoke the agreements of contractors who abandoned their work. The governor, in a statement on Tuesday in Owerri  by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, said he would revoke the ...

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CAN flays Buhari’s claim that 90% Boko Haram victims are Muslims

CAN flays Buhari’s claim that 90% Boko Haram victims are Muslims

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that it is not true that Boko Haram insurgency has claimed the lives of more Christians than Muslims. He argued that the contrary was the case, insisting that “90 per cent” ...

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Akerodolu meets Buhari on Amotekun today

Akerodolu meets Buhari on Amotekun today

The Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd,), to discuss the details of the Operation Amotekun security initiative being championed by South-West Governors. A reliable presidency source on Monday said the ...

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Edo government writes IG, DSS, seeks Oshiomhole’s immediate arrest

Edo government writes IG, DSS, seeks Oshiomhole’s immediate arrest

Elders urge President Buhari to end rift The Edo State government yesterday petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) demanding immediate arrest of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ...

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Ban: Police nab 40, impound 266 motorcycles, tricycles

Ban: Police nab 40, impound 266 motorcycles, tricycles

The Lagos State Police Command says it has impounded 188 motorcycles and 78 tricycles as well as arrested 40 persons for refusing to comply with the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in certain areas by the state government. The state ...

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Lagos deploys 65 buses on some routes affected by okada, keke restriction

Lagos deploys 65 buses on some routes affected by okada, keke restriction

Lagos State has said it will deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major some routes from Monday, February 3, to ameliorate the hardship commuters are facing as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and ...

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