Blackout In Nigeria As Electricity Workers Commence Strike On Wednesday

Nigerians may be thrown into total blackout from Wednesday as the organised labour had directed electricity workers to shut down the power sector in commencement of an indefinite strike over pending labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Ahead of Wednesday, the power sector workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have been scheduled to picket the Abuja …

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Even in the court, there is no Justice in Nigeria – Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi

Renowned Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has criticised Nigeria’s weak justice system, saying Justice in Nigeria doesn’t exist. Speaking at a peace building symposium organised in Maiduguri on Monday, August 8, as part of initiatives to reintegrate former Boko Haram insurgents into society, Gumi said; “WHOEVER HAS ANY INTEREST IN OUR COUNTRY, WE HAVE MADE AVAILABLE FOR HIM SOLDIERS HE CAN CONSCRIPT. “SO WHY DO …

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Ukraine: EU to replace gas from Russia with Nigeria’s

Nigeria will supply gas to the European Union (EU) as the Russia-Ukraine war which started in late February lingers. The EU Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) made the disclosure at the weekend. The Deputy Director-General, Department for (Energy), European Commission, Matthew Baldwin briefed reporters in Abuja. Baldwin is in Nigeria to meet government officials and private sector players, including …

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I Will Never Support Nigeria’s Breakup – Governor Obaseki

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has revealed why he is not in support of calls for secession. Recall that Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho had some time ago led protests calling for Nigeria’s breakup. Obaseki stated that he will continue to support a united Nigeria because some people made sacrifices to ensure a stable and indivisible country. He asserted that the break up of the …

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Buhari Has Done A Lot For The Development Of Nigeria, We Are Lucky To Have Him As President – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has hailed Buhari, stating that Nigerians are lucky to have him as a president due to all he has done for the development of the nation. Chairman, Jigawa State APC chapter, Hon. Aminu Sani Gumel, said this at the Media Engagement Forum organized by the state Correspondents’ Chapel, held at Manpower Development, Dutse. Gumel said; “President Buhari has done a …

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CAN Kicks Over US’ Delisting Of Nigeria From Religious Violators Group

… Says agenda to wipe away Christians has not stopped By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The Christian Association of Nigeria has kicked against the United States’ removal of Nigeria from its 2021 list of religious violators, saying that Christians are still being persecuted by terrorist groups and other Islamic associations in the country. The apex Christian organisation said that it is at a …

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Nigeria now earns more from non-oil revenues – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says revenue recently flowing into the nation’s treasury are majorly from non oil and gas exports. This is contained in a statement by Josephine Ademu, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on Friday, in Abuja. The Vice President said this at the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE) 51st Annual International Conference/AGM on Thursday …

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Spotify Celebrates Ayra Starr As Artiste For November

Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr, has been celebrated by Spotify as she joins the Equal Music Programme as the Equal Africa artiste of the month of November. This was made known in a statement by Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu, said Spotify welcomes Ayra as she joins the list of fierce African women making waves in music. Okumu said that the 19-year-old …

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Banks, PFAs invested N2.96tn in FG bonds in 10 months – Report

Deposit Money Banks, Pension Fund Administrators and other investors committed about N2.96tn to Federal Government bonds between January and October 2021, according to an analysis of the FGN Bond Auction results available on the website of the Debt Management Office. Bond oversubscription hit N1.46tn within the period under review, indicating the investors’ strong appetite for FGN bonds. An analysis of the breakdown for each month …

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Soyinka decries difficulty in accessing Nigeria’s travel portal

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has decried the difficult state of Nigeria’s international travel portal. This followed his failure to obtain a COVID-19 travel permit during a recent trip from France to Nigeria. Soyinka, who addressed reporters yesterday at Esther’s Revenge of Freedom Park in Lagos, recounted how he was to stay at the airport for three days awaiting clearance to return to Nigeria.He said …

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‘How’ll People Survive?’ – TBoss Cries Out Over Increase in Price of Cooking Gas

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, TBoss has taken to her social media page to cry out. The BBNaija star lamented the steady increase in the price of cooking gas among other issues on Monday. Taking to Instagram, the mother of one wrote: “The price of the small cylinder is now N8,500. It was N4,500 in July. Come on Naija. Which way??? This is getting ridiculous. …

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Anyone who wants to lead Nigeria must negotiate with north —Bakare

The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, has said that anyone who wants to lead Nigeria must negotiate with the northern part of the country. Bakare who spoke to ThisDay stated that the “north has a way of giving you the crown and holding the sceptre.” The clergyman, however, said this can only change if the Nigerian Constitution, which he described as …

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Drop Your Arms, Get Education And Do Away With Evil – Fulani Christians Plead With Killer Tribesmen

According to a report by SaharaReporters, some Christian Fulani people under the aegis of Fulani Christians Association of Nigeria (FULCAN) have started a campaign to correct the wrong impressions many Nigerians have about Fulani people. The group which aims to create a new image for themselves and the next generation of Fulani people, said they are being stereotyped as killers and violent people. In a …

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Nigeria’s inflation falls to 16.63% in September

The Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation, has declined for the seventh consecutive month to 16.63 per cent in September. The Statistician-General of the Federation, Simon Harry, while speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, noted that the CPI decrease was 0.38 per cent lower than the 17.01 per cent recorded in August 2021. He said that the declining trend in the inflation …

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IMF raises Nigeria’s growth forecast by 0.1%

The International Monetary Fund has increased Nigeria’s growth prospect by 0.1 to 2.6 per cent in 2021 and 2.7 per cent in 2022, despite reducing the rate of global growth prospect due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. This is according to the October 2021 World Economic Outlook Report, which was released on Tuesday. In the July 2021 World Economic Outlook, the forecast for Nigeria was …

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