Army chief to commanders: I will not accept excuses again

The chief of army staff, Faruk Yahaya has cautioned army commanders that he will no longer accept excuses in the war against insecurity in the country. This was stated on Monday by army chief at the opening ceremony of the ‘Combined Second and Third Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference’ in Abuja. Yahaya called on the …

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Minister tasks NCC on speedy implementation of 5G technology

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to prepare for immediate and effective implementation of 5G policy. It would be recalled that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in Nigeria. The Minister …

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Kabba Jailbreak: ‘Attack On Prison Worrisome’ – Kogi Govt Reacts

The Kogi State Government has expressed worry over the attack on the Medium Security Correctional Centre in the Kabba area of the state. This news platform earlier reported that unknown gunmen attacked the federal prison facility on Sunday night which led to the escape of hundreds of inmates. It was learnt that the gunmen killed soldiers …

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FG approves over 200% increase in ground handling charges for airlines after 35 years

Exactly 35 years after the amendment of ground handling charges, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has approved new safety threshold charges for air cargo companies. The amendment was last made in 1986 but the new rates would commence from October 1, 2021 for international airlines and January 1, 2022 for domestic operators. The NCAA approved …

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Nigerian Women Speak On Reps’ Move To Legalise Indian Hemp

Nigerian women under the auspices of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Monday kicked against the planned legalisation of Cannabis Sativa in the country, stressing that that Indian hemp should not be legalised for any reason. National President of the NCWS, Mrs Laraba Shoda, who made this position known in a statement in …

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Your silence on Nnamdi Kanu not golden – Osuagwu tells S/East leaders

Dr. Collins Osuagwu, the Social Democratic Party candidate in the 2019 Imo State governorship election, has carpeted South-East leaders on their silence over the continued detention of the Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. According to a report by Daily Post, Osuagwu stated this on Monday, when he said a …

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Ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order, South-east governors tell residents

Some south-east governors have called on residents of their states to ignore the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that the proscribed group, IPOB on July 30 ordered a sit-at-home in the south-east every Monday until Nnamdi Kanu, its leader is releases from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). …

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Improve your revenue generation capacity, Peter Obi advises state government

A former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has admonished state governments to improve their revenue generation capacity. Recall that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and some state governments are currently embroiled in a legal tussle over VAT collection. Rivers and Lagos state governments have called for decentralisation of collection, but other states want …

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Gunmen Invade Kaduna Village, Kill At Least 11, Others Missing

No fewer than eleven lifeless bodies were counted after some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen invaded a community in Kaduna State. No official report, however, has been received from either the state government or security operatives on the Sunday night attack which reportedly occurred in Apiye Jim Village in the Atyap Chiefdom of Zango-Kataf Local …

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Soldiers Killed As Gunmen Invade Kogi Prison, Set Inmates Free

Unknown gunmen have attacked the Federal Correctional Centre in Kabba in Kogi State, freeing hundreds of inmates in the process. It was reported that the gunmen killed some soldiers who mounted a barricade in the area, and killed the officers at the prison gate before invading the facility on Sunday night. According to Vanguard, an …

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Zahra Buhari praises her husband, Ahmed Indimi

President Buhari’s daughter, Zahra is full of praises for her husband, Ahmed Indimi. Zahra Buhari has taken to social media to eulogize her hubby for being a worthy partner through their past five years together. On Sunday, Ahmed Indimi took to his Instagram account  to post a quote about a ‘successful marriage requiring falling in …

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Osinbajo Go Spiritual, Leads Christian Clergies To Pray For Nigeria

Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone spiritual over the deteriorating security situations in the country. Naija News reports that Osinbajo on Sunday led a group of pastors in praying to God for an end to insurgent attacks and all forms of bloodshed in the country. Osinbajo was a special guest where two churches were …

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COVID: Nigeria records 365 infections, eight fatalities

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 365 new cases of the deadly disease and eight fatalities in seven states and the federal capital territory. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Sunday, September 12. According to the agency’s update, Lagos which is the …

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Rescue Remaining Baptist School Students, CAN Tells El-rufai

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State has demanded the immediate rescue of the 31 remaining students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School in the Damishi area of the state. On July 5, bandit terrorists, who have been terrorising the North West state, stormed the school and kidnapped 121 students. After weeks of …

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Forces of hate more vehement than ever but we will prevail, VP Osinbajo assures

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the church will overcome despite the activities of the forces of ‘hate and evil’. This was stated on Sunday by the vice president at the dedication of the new auditorium at the All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse zone 5, Abuja. In his address at the All Saints Anglican …

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FCT Judge Lands In Big Trouble Over Criminal Summon On Ex-CBN Gov Soludo

Justice Gambo Garba of an Upper Area Court in Abuja has landed himself in big trouble for the criminal summon of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Chukwuma Soludo. Naija News reports that Justice Garba had on July 15 directed Soludo, to appear on August 23 to answer charges bordering on …

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DHQ denies alleged mass burial of bandits killed in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied reports of the gory pictures and videos of persons allegedly killed by soldiers in the ongoing military operations in the North West and North Central geographical zones of the country being dumped into a mass grave. Director, Defence Information (DDI), Major General Benjamin Sawyer, described the video, which has …

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Allow VAT legal battle run full course, Ekweremadu tells N’assembly

Former deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu has admonished the national assembly not to embark on any legislation over the collection of the value-added tax (VAT) and stamp duties. Some state governments like Lagos, Rivers states and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) are currently embroiled in a legal tussle over VAT collection. Recall …

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‘It’s against Igbo interest’ – Ex-Enugu governor reacts to IPOB’s sit-at-home order

A former governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani has stated that the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the south-east is against Igbo interest. Recall that the proscribed group, IPOB had declared a sit-at-home on Mondays, beginning August 9, to protest the detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group. Although …

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Why I blocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s Move To Manchester City – Alex Ferguson

Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has confirmed he blocked Cristiano Ronaldo from making a possible switch to Manchester City. According to Ferguson, he could not imagine the 36-year-old playing for their city rivals. The Scot is understood to have phoned Ronaldo personally to persuade him to return to Old Trafford. Speaking with ViaPlay, Ferguson …

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Monsurat Ojuade: Lagos Police conceal killer cop’s identity

Police officers attached to the Panti Division on Friday night allegedly shot and killed an 18-year-old lady, Monsurat Ojuade, during a raid in Surulere, Lagos. WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that Monsurat was reportedly hit by a bullet when detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, went to arrest a robbery suspect in Ijesha. Monsurat died …

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President Buhari Was Quoted Out Of Context In Imo – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday noted that the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari about the Governor of Imo, Hope Uzodinma at the meeting with South-East leaders was quoted out of context. President Buhari was quoted to have said, “I’ll be careful with your future invitations” at end of his speech at the occasion. The spokesman to …

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BB Naija Nini Reveals Her Virginity Status, Explains That She Is Afraid Of Getting Pregnant By ‘The Holy Spirit’

BB Naija housemate, Anita Singh popularly known as Nini has revealed that though she is a virgin, she often gets pregnancy scares. Nini revealed this while having a conversation with Cross at the Saturday house night party, she said she had the fear of getting pregnant by immaculate conception just like the Virgin Mary. Cross …

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