FG Lifts Ban On Registration of New SIMs

The ban placed on the registration of new sim cards by the federal government of Nigeria has been lifted. The effective date for implementation, the government said, is Monday, April 19, 2021. It however placed NIN registration as mandatory for registering new SIM cards. The latest development was contained in revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. A …

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Buhari returns to Nigeria after London ‘rest’

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending about two weeks in London for ‘medical checkup’ and ‘rest.’ Buhari arrived Abuja at about 5 p.m. on Thursday. Buhari left for London on March 30, with the latest visit met by outcry, and his critics enraged at his frequent trips abroad for medical treatment and the country’s frail health care system. His frequent trips abroad …

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No plans to attack banks, institutions – IPOB

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dismissed alleged plans by its security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN), to attack banks in the Southeast for the purpose of acquire money to purchase arms as false. The group described the report as propaganda by the security agencies to blackmail and dent the global reputation of the security network. In a statement i by the Media …

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10 dead, 500 hospitalised after drinking juice in Kano

At least 10 persons have died and 400 hospitalised after drinking expired citric acid powdered drinks in Kano state. Among those hospitalised are 50 patients undergoing kidney- related treatment, because of complications arising from consumption of the killer drinks, Kano Commissioner for Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed on Thursday. Speaking in a video, which was made available to newsmen in Kano State Thursday, the Commissioner …

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Nigerian Soldiers Retake Damasak From Boko Haram Terrorists (Videos)

Nigerian troops have retaken Damasak a town in Borno that was reportedly overrun by Boko Haram terrorists in multiple attacks. The insurgents also attacked the town at the weekend, destroying facilities owned by global aid organisations. Four people were killed. However, in a recent statement, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disputed the latest reports that the insurgents are occupying the town. Although …

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Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight May Be Delayed Due To Olympics

Due to the upcoming Olympics, the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be further delayed. The two heavyweights are looking to set a date for their unification bout which had been planned for this summer but the fight could be delayed further due Joshua’s coach being involved in the Olympics with Team Great Britain. Rob McCracken, Joshua’s coach, will be in Tokyo …

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CEO Of Delta Contractor Company Goes On The Run Over N5.8 Million Dud Cheque

Daberechukwu Nnamdi Ajoku, a Delta state contractor and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO/chairman), Dabcon Construction Limited, based in Effurun, is said to be currently on the run over alleged issuance of N5, 884,000.000 million dud cheque, according to SaharaReporters. It was gathered that the dud cheque followed a business transaction of N5, 884,000.000 between Ajoku and a fellow contractor, Samuel Oghenero Ukpethu, which was carried out …

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Ramadan: Tinubu’s Campaign Rice Flood Maiduguri As Lagos Speaker Shares 10,000 Bags To IDPs

Daily Post reports that the Borno State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt Hon Abdulkarim Lawan and thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge at various camps on Thursday commended the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudasiru Osaba for donating and transporting 10,000 bags 15kg rice to be distributed to all IDPs across the state. The bags, …

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NAFDAC Workers Commence 1 Week Warning Strike

National Agency for Food, Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC) workers have started a 7-day warning strike. The strike started today, Thursday, April 15. The health workers at the agency are also members of the Medical and Health Workers Union. The vice-chairman of the union, Idzi Isua, who confirmed the reports, stated that the agency is demanding payment of arrears owed its members and other issues. …

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I stand by my claim on printing of N60bn, Obaseki replies FG

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has said he won’t join issues with the Federal Government over his claim that N60 billion was printed in March to support allocation to states. Obaseki had lamented the fiscal state of the nation, stating Nigeria is in financial trouble. While speaking at the Edo state transition committee stakeholders engagement over the weekend, he claimed the Federal Government printed money to …

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States face cash crunch, salaries swallow revenues, Federal Govt seeks more funds

Two top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari regime on Wednesday indicated that the country urgently needed more funds to run government and provide basic amenities for Nigerians. Although the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with the State House correspondents faulted a claim by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed between N50bn and N60bn …

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IGP Disbands Police Monitoring Teams In Lagos, Port Harcourt

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba has ordered the immediate-disbandment- of the IGP Monitoring Satellite offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt. The order was due to the incessant complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs over cases of investigations. Speaking at his maiden meetings with Command Police Commissioners from the 36 states of the country and FCT as well as Zonal-AIGs, the IGP said …

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“There’s Hope For The Chibok Girls’ Release” -Presidency Assures Nigerians

The Presidency has assured the families of the abducted Chibok girls that it is doing its best to seek the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the girls had not been forgotten. The statement said government was as concerned as the parents and other loved …

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Fayose: how Southwest PDP congress poll was rigged

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday described the recent Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress as a scam. He alleged that the congress held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was rigged. Fayose alluded to intimidation, manipulation, violence and vote counting discrepancies, which he attributed to the Collation Officer, Senator Chris Anyanwu. Although he conceded defeat, the former governor maintained that the poll was …

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‘Why Odumakin would be missed’

A pan-Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Umunna, said yesterday that the late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, would be missed for his role in strengthening the bond between the Southeast and the Southwest. Chairman of Board of Trustees Prof. Pat Utomi led a delegation of Igbo and Yoruba leaders, including former minister Modupe Adelaja on a condolence visit to the families of Messrs Yinka Odumakin and Innocent Chukwuma. …

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Abducted Rivers Council Boss Freed 3 days To Election

Philemon Kingoli, the Chairman of Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State, who was abducted by gunmen has been freed. The Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni who confirmed his release said the Okirika Local Government Council boss was rescued by men of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command. Omoni who is a Superintendent of Police said Kingoli was rescued in a …

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