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We Have Increased Deployments To South-East And South-South States – Police

Police PRO, Jimoh Moshood The Nigerian police authorities have increased the deployment of operatives in the South-East and South-South state to ensure the safety of Nigerians resident there. Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, said this on Thursday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “We have increased …

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CACOL Backs Sagay, Asks NASS To Disprove Claims

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has backed Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC’s) criticism of the National Assembly. The revered Professor was reported to have said: “from the information I have gathered, a Nigerian Senator earns about N29 million a month and …

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WFP Calls For Improved Humanitarian Efforts In North-East

File photo United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday commended the joint push by the Nigerian Government and humanitarian workers to save lives in the North-East. This follows a meeting of the WFP Executive Director David Beasley with top officials and people left destitute by the Boko Haram insurgency …

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It’s Unconstitutional For Military To Monitor Nigerians On Social Media – Lawyer

Clement Nwankwo A legal practitioner and rights activist, Mr Clment Nwankwo, says it is unconstitutional for the Nigerian Military to monitor Nigerians on the social media. Nwankwo believes such move clearly violates the law that sets up the military, stating that its responsibility is to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity. The …

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Motorists Decry Poor State Of Asaba-Onitsha Expressway

Motorists plying the Asaba-Onitsha Expressway have decried the poor state of the road and called on the government to come to their aid. As a result of how bad the road has become, gridlocks have become a constant and motorists spend hours just to get through. This has taken a …

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Presidential Committee Accuses EFCC Of Frustrating Efforts

File photo The presidential ad-hoc committee set up to reposition the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and restore the nation’s membership of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Unit has cried out over the frustration of its efforts. The committee accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of blackmailing …

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Buhari’s Return Rekindles Hope For A Promising Nigeria – Gov Bello

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has said that the successful return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation has rekindled hope and strengthened faith among Nigerians that the country would be great again. Bello, who had earlier visited the President while recuperating in London, noted that the uncommon, …

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Saraki Welcomes President Buhari Back Home

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria. The greeting followed the President’s arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, 103 days after travelling to London for medical treatment. READ ALSO: President Buhari Returns To Nigeria The President was received at the …

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Digital Switchover: Broadcast Media Executives Meet In Lagos

Nigerian Broadcast Media Executives converged on Lagos today, to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry in the Digital Switchover. The meeting comes ahead of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria’s international summit on digital broadcasting in Nigeria scheduled for Tuesday next week in Lagos. BON’s Zonal Chairman in …

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Police, Judiciary, Customs Officials Among Top Bribe Takers – Corruption Survey

Police, judiciary, and customs officials are among Nigeria’s top bribe takers, a National Corruption Survey published by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown. The survey, published by the National Bureau of Statistics, also shows that Nigerians spent about N400bn in paying bribe between June 2015 and June 2016.When it …

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FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its …

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128 Nigerians Return From Libya

One hundred and twenty-eight Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned to the country. They arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos around 5 pm on Thursday and were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency. The returnees were brought back by the International Organisation arrived, with six …

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Buhari’s Health: Presidency Dismisses “Resume Or Resign” Protest

File photo: Garba Shehu Against the backdrop of persistent calls by a group of protesters for the resignation or resumption of the president, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has said that attempts to derail the war against corruption will not succeed. In a …

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Restructuring Nigeria: Group Recommends 1963 Constitution As ‘Acceptable Template’

A pan-Edo and Delta states socio-political pressure group known as Mid-West Movement has recommended the 1963 Constitution as the suitable template for restructuring Nigeria. The group made the recommendation on Wed nesday during its maiden press conference since its emergence in Benin City, the Edo state capital. The interim management committee …

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Al-Makura Tasks Media On Professionalism

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, has asked media outfits in the state to uphold the ethics guiding the profession. The governor made the appeal when he presented two vehicles to Radio Nigeria, Precious FM, Lafia. He said the gesture was a way of recognizing the …

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Miners Ask FG To Dialogue With Boko Haram

The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) has asked the Federal Government to explore all options to free the geologists abducted by Boko Haram terrorist in Borno State. The president of the society, Professor Silas Dada wants the Federal Government to negotiate with the terrorists, just like its doing for …

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Army Makes U-Turn, Retracts Statement On Oil Workers’ Rescue

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, The Nigerian Army has expressed regret over a statement it issued following the ambush and abduction of some oil workers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists. This comes four days after the ambush and a day after Boko Haram released a …

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Abducted UNIMAID Workers Beg FG To Meet Boko Haram’s Demands

Three men who identified themselves as University of Maiduguri workers – two lecturers and a driver – abducted by Boko Haram have appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the terrorist group and secure their freedom. In a video sent to Channels Television, but which has not …

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Boko Haram Ambushes Oil Workers, Abducts UNIMAID Staff

There are reports of a terror attack or what is perceived as an ambush on oil exploration workers and security operatives between Magumeri and Gubio local government areas of Borno State. Sources say 10 academic and technical staff from the geology department of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) were among …

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