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CBN releases guidelines for cash hubs operations

In a bid to ease huge cash management and deepen financial inclusion, the Central Bank of Nigeria has released guidelines for the operation of the Bank Neutral Cash Hubs. According to a statement on its website, the CBN said that the release of the guidelines is in furtherance of its mandate to promote a sound financial system in Nigeria. It …

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I Have What It Takes To Lead Nigeria – Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said he is capable of leading Nigeria. He said this during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics while responding to questions regarding his interest in the 2023 Presidential election. “I believe I have what it takes to lead Nigeria,” Saraki said. “I am not someone who shies away from taking up challenges. I …

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NDLEA Arrests General Overseer With Drugs As Operatives Intercept Parcels Of Cocaine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a preacher and the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel, for carrying 54 sticks of drugs. The suspect was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, in Lagos while on his way to a crusade in Nairobi, Kenya, a statement issued by the agency …

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Bandits Set 42 Passengers Ablaze In Sokoto, Kidnapped Chief Imam, 10 Others During Prayers

Gunmen suspected to be bandits yesterday burnt scores of passengers traveling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town. The incident which occurred at about 9am in the morning happened around Gidan Bawa village where the terrorists always referred to as bandits blocked the road and set the vehicle ablaze. The Sokoto State Police spokesperson, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed …

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EXCLUSIVE: Real Reason We Reduced Emirates Flight To Once Weekly In Nigeria –Aviation Minister, Sirika

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has given more insight into why the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration reduced Emirates Airlines flights in the country to once every week. In an audio recording exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters on Saturday, Sirika disclosed that the Nigerian Government took the retaliatory action after receiving an ‘insulting’ letter from the United Arab Emirates Government over …

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Ex-Barcelona Star, Samuel Eto’o, Elected Cameroon Football Federation President

Cameroon football legend, Samuel Eto’o, has been elected to lead the Cameroon Football Federation for the next four years. Eto’o was announced as new president on Saturday at the federation’s general assembly. The four-time African Footballer of the Year and former Indomitable Lions international defeated rival, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the fourth Vice- President at the Confederation of African Football. Five …

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Proposed Fuel Price Increase: NLC Vows To Shut Down Economic Activities, Begins Mobilisation

Following the news of the Federal government’s plan to increase fuel pump price to N340, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to grand economic activities across the country, adding that it has started mobilisation of its members for the showdown. Recall that the Federal government recently announced that its readiness to withdraw subsidies on petroleum products from next year, …

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Ethiopia Government Claims Recapture Of Key Towns

Ethiopia’s government said Monday it had recaptured two strategic towns from rebel fighters, the latest in a rapid series of battlefield victories claimed by forces loyal to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement marks another dramatic twist in the 13-month-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and triggered a deep humanitarian crisis in the north of Africa’s second most …

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Man bags six months jail term for stealing rice, spaghetti, drinks worth N4,560

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun State has sentenced one ThankGod Paul, 29, to six months jail term for stealing food items worth N4,560. He was docked on Monday on three counts bordering on breaking, entering, and stealing before O. Adediwura. Police prosecutor, Inspector Onah Glory informed the court that Paul broke and entered into the shop of one …

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Italy Imposes New COVID-19 Rules On Unvaccinated People

People in Italy unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer go to the theatre, cinemas, live music venues or major sporting events under new rules that came into force Monday. Only those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are exempt from the rules, which represent a significant tightening of restrictions in the face of rising infections. New measures are also being …

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Covid Surge: France Orders Nightclubs To Close For Four Weeks

Nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks starting this weekend to counter surging Covid-19 cases that have seen hospitals announce emergency protocols as beds fill up, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday. Stricter social distancing and extended use of face masks will also be required in schools as France faces a fifth wave of virus …

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LAGOS LAND LADY TURNS GENERATOR HOUSE TO A SELF CONTAIN APARTMENT

A Lagos Landlady named Mrs Ebony Okereke has decided to risk the life of her tenants by turning a generator house into a self contain apartment. The house already have a 12 apartment building and yet the landlady stil decide to convert the generator house into a single room she has also at the same time decided to convert a …

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Breaking: Boko Haram end in-sight as Nigeria, Russia signs military pact

Nigeria and Russia have signed a military pact, providing a legal framework for the supply of equipment and the training of troops, the Nigerian embassy in Moscow said on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed interest in such a pact with Russia as far back as 2019, when he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a Russia-Africa summit. …

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Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s first female governor

Kathy Courtney Hochul has been sworn in as the first female governor of New York, promising to change the political culture of the state. Hochul, a Democrat from Buffalo who turns 63 this week, officially became New York state’s 57th governor in a private ceremony. She was sworn in by the state’s highest judge and will take over the office …

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Romania has donated or resold more than 3 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses

According to Ministry of Health officials, Romania has donated over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and resold over 1.1 million doses. Also, amid a decreased interest in vaccination, the country suspended deliveries from Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca this month, News.ro reported. “What’s new from last week is that the transport of 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam was completed. Thus, …

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BREAKING: Reps To Grill Lai Mohammed, Investigate Legality Of Twitter Ban

The House Representatives are set to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, and investigate the legality of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government. The decision was reached on Tuesday during the plenary. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila during the plenary said the House recognizes that Twitter is a very important means of communication. According to …

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Why I won’t get married – Denerele Edun

Award-winning Nigerian media personality, Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun, popularly known as Denrele Edun has said no woman has been able to reciprocate the measure of love he gives. Speaking in an interview, the TV personality pointed out that his sexual life is very active, adding “I am dating myself and not interested in marriage.” According to him, all he wants is …

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Insecurity: About Least 200 Islamiyya Students Kidnapped In Niger again!

At least 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted. One person was shot dead while another lays critically injured after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area Zayyad Mohammed confirmed the incident to Channels Television via telephone. Mohammed …

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Burna Boy, Fireboy DML to grace Native Festival maiden edition

In a post-covid era where live entertainment is bouncing back after the unending months of a global lockdown, strictly online interaction and restrictions on large gatherings; it is time to rejuvenate and rediscover yourself in a showcase of African and Caribbean music, art and culture with the first edition of The Native Festival in Cancun, Mexico from the 2nd to …

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FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) by eight weeks. News of the extension was contained in a statement signed by spokespersons of the Nigerian Communications Commission and the ​Nigeria Identity Management Commission. According to the statement, which was dated February 1, the extension was approved by the Minister …

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SSANU/NASU to embark on indefinite Industrial Action

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities have insisted that there is no going back on the February 5 date which they said they would commence the nationwide industrial action. Their decision is despite the conciliation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja on Tuesday to …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Six New Cases Of British Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.  NCDC confirmed this on Monday through its Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu. Mr. Ihekweazu at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja stated that Nigeria has reported six cases of the new variant of the virus, …

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Meet Nigeria’s New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed new Service Chiefs following the resignation of the former officers. Major-General Leo Irabor replaced General Abayomi Olonisakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao replaced Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo replaced Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; …

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The world welcomes Joe Biden as the 46th US President

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a “new day” for the United States after four years of tumult under Donald Trump who in an extraordinary final act snubbed the inauguration. Two weeks to the day after Trump supporters violently rampaged at the US Capitol to overturn the election results, Biden took the oath …

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UK COVID-19 Strain In Over 60 Countries –WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday, after US President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute to American victims. Covid-19 has claimed more than two million lives globally since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan more than a year ago, while the total number of …

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Meet the new Nigeria’s envoys-designate

After months of delay, President Muhammadu Buhari finally endorses ambassadorial postings, which include the country’s first female ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Uzoma Emenike. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to expedite actions on their resumption, Read profiles of some of the envoys. Nigeria is set to have its first female ambassador to the United States of America. …

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UNILORIN researchers recommend pineapple in COVID-19 management

A team of researchers at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have established the capacity of Bromelain derivable from pineapple fruits in the management of COVID-19 cases. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the discovery is in conjunction with Prof. Bamidele Owoeye, the Head, Department of Physiology, and Mr Ahmed Bakare, a PhD candidate at the university. …

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Corruption: AGF Otunla and Abdullahi Dikko refund N8.2billion

To avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked …

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Breaking: Nigeria sets new record, posts highest COVID-19 cases

Nigeria sets a new COVID-19 record on Friday, posting its highest infections in a single day, with Lagos, Plateau and Abuja taking huge lead. Figures from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday showed that the nation reported 1,867 new cases. Nigeria’s 1,664 cases posted on 7 January, 2021 was the highest the nation reported in a single …

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Buhari in petrol subsidy quagmire: Landing cost overtakes pump price

The Buhari administration is now caught in a policy quagmire over whether petrol subsidy should be resumed or allow the market to determine the price. As far as the administration is concerned, the subsidy regime has ended, so as to free cash for other social and economic needs of Nigerians. However, the recent rise in crude oil prices to about …

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