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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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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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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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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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Appeal Court Upholds Oshiomhole’s Suspension As APC National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomole as a member and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ruling on the interlocutory appeal filed by Comrade Oshiomhole, the appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court delivered by Justice Danlami Senchi which in March ordered the …

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Edo Election: APC Committee Disqualifies Obaseki and Two Others

The incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has been disqualified from participating in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State. He was declared unfit to contest in the exercise to choose the APC’s flagbearer along with two others by the party’s Screening Committee. The chairman of the committee, Professor Jonathan …

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Resident Doctors Threaten Strike Action Over Unpaid COVID-19 Allowance Amongst Other Demands

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Saturday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to address some of their pending demands, including the non-payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances. If the demands are not met by the end of the ultimatum, the doctor’s union threatened to embark on an industrial strike. The doctors issued the warning at a press briefing …

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EFCC recovered N11billion help Bauchi to kickstart projects

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi on Saturday disclosed that his administration would have been paralyzed without the help of the EFCC. He told journalists in an interaction to mark his first anniversary that the EFCC helped his government to recover N11billion. According to him, most of the projects embarked upon by his administration were kickstarted by the money. Bala also …

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Disobedience to NYSC Rules: 68 Corps Members In Lagos To Repeat Service Year

At least 68 National Youth Service Corps members in Lagos State will repeat their service year after failing to adhere to rules and guidelines of the scheme. Eddy Megwa, Coordinator of the programme in Lagos, on Thursday in Ikeja, the state capital, said those affected belonged to the 2019 Stream I Batch B. He said a total of 6, 196 …

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Oniba of Ibaland, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni passed on

Lagos monarch, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of Ibaland, has died at the age of 77. Palace sources said the monarch, who was kidnapped some years ago, died in a private hospital. It was gathered that the oba died after a brief illness. Alhaja Bamgbose Asanbe, the Iyalode of Igando, who confirmed the death of Oseni, told our correspondent …

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Buhari Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed renowned diplomat and former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha announced the appointment before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Following his appointment, Professor Gambari has arrived at the Presidential Villa for the …

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Serving Army Major appointed as new Emir of Kaura-Namoda

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the appointment of Major Sanusi Muhammad as the new Emir of Kaura-Namoda. A statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to the governor, said that the appointment followed a recommendation by the area’s traditional council. It said that the 40-year-old new Monarch, who would succeed his father, Alhaji Muhammad Asha, who died last week, …

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Covid-19: WAEC and NECO remain postponed indefinitely – Minister

 The Nigerian government has reiterated the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Both examination bodies had earlier announced the postponement of their exams. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the stance of the government known at the daily Presidential …

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Coronavirus: Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Minister Of Health, NCDC Boss – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday tweeted a video and pictures showing President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu at the State House. The minister and the NCDC boss were said to have briefed the President on their activities and efforts towards preventing the …

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COVID-19: FGN Approves Immediate Release Of N15bn to Lagos State, NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation, …

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G20 leaders holds online videoconference today over coronavirus

G20 leaders will hold an online videoconference today in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession or even depression. The meeting, to be chaired by Saudi King Salman, is expected to be held at 1200 GMT. The group had faced criticism for being too slow in addressing the coronavirus crisis.  US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Coronavirus: Rivers records first case; Nigeria’s total cases rises to 51

Rivers State has recorded its first case of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed. The health agency on Wednesday reported five new cases of coronavirus, with two cases each in Abuja and Lagos, and one in Rivers. The announcement came less than 24 hours after …

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#SexForGrades: UNILAG shuts down ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker. …

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BREAKING: NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the starting of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s …

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BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

The National Assembly says it has postponed its resumption to October 9, 2018. The lawmakers had been on recess since July. They were to resume on Tuesday but has now been postponed. A statement issued by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori informed the lawmakers of the postponement in resumption. “This is to inform all distinguished senators and …

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NYSC saga: Finance Minister, Adeosun resigns

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Daily Trust reports that Adeosun decided to quit Buhari’s administration following her forged National Youth Service Corps certificate. In recent times, Adeosun had been in the eyes of the storm as it was discovered that she forged her NYSC Certificate which she used in …

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Buhari Appoints Yusuf Bichi As New DSS DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). The appointment takes effect from Friday, September 14, 2018. Mr Bichi will replace Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who has been in the acting capacity after the dismissal of Lawal Daura. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to …

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Ex-Delta Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan Dumps PDP For APC

The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was present at the caucus meeting of the ruling All Progressive Congress on Tuesday 28 august, 2018. Uduaghan was a two-term governor of the oil rich state, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between …

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Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 days vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after 10 working days holiday in London. The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m. Mr Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss …

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INEC Registers 23 New Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 91. Some of the parties include: The Advanced Alliance Party, Liberation Movement, Save Nigeria Congress, United Patriots, Youth Party, We The People Nigeria, among others. See the full list below. 1 Advanced Alliance Party AAP 2 Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party ANDP …

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Resign or be removed, Oshiomhole tells Saraki

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of not acting in the interest of Nigeria. He also reiterated the APC’s call that Mr Saraki should resign or be removed from office. He made this call on Friday during a press conference held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. “Lastly, …

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