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Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control

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After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31...

Mon Oct 26th, 2020     Read More →

Yussuf Olatunji sings for the ‘owners’ of Nigeria

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Throwing banters, direct abuses that are often times laden with deep rooted and stinging sarcarsms, were hallmarks of Apala, Sakara and Juju musicians “Ode to nso Eledumare, Ori Egun lo ma...

Mon Oct 26th, 2020     Read More →

South-West governors, ministers visit Lagos, urge for peace

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South-West governors and ministers visited Lagos on Sunday to commiserate with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Lagosians over the EndSARS protest mayhem in the state. The visitors, who also called for...

Sun Oct 25th, 2020     Read More →

South East, South South rail network in death throes

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Since coming on board, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government has been completing some key railway projects initiated by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan across the...

Sun Oct 25th, 2020     Read More →

Police nab 13 over alleged armed robbery, possession of unlawful firearm

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The Police Command in Niger has arrested 13 suspects over alleged armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm and dealing in Indian hemp in different parts of the state. The command’s...

Sat Oct 24th, 2020     Read More →

Gov. Matawalle says 31 illegal miners deported from Zamfara

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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on security developments and the activities of illegal miners. He said that already over 31 foreign illegal miners have so...

Sat Oct 24th, 2020     Read More →

#EndSARS: Niger Government inaugurates 14-man judicial panel of inquiry

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Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger. Photo: TWITTER/ABUSBELLOGov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other...

Fri Oct 23rd, 2020     Read More →

Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns IPOB’s call to destroy Yoruba assets in Lagos

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APEX Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned statements credited to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on the destruction of Yoruba assets in...

Fri Oct 23rd, 2020     Read More →

Ex-militants blame bad governance for raging protests

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Former militants, under the aegis of Supreme Council of Niger Delta Avengers (SCONDA), have blamed bad governance for the ongoing nationwide protests by aggrieved youths. Mr John Duku, in a...

Fri Oct 23rd, 2020     Read More →

Ousted Mali president returns to country

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Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is seen on arrival for the ECOWAS meeting in Abuja, Nigeria December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Mali’s ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar...

Thu Oct 22nd, 2020     Read More →

20 killed by 'bandits' in Zamfara

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Gunmen stormed a village in northwest Nigeria killing 20 people in the latest attack by criminal gangs in the violence-wracked region, police said Wednesday. A gang of motorcycle-riding gunmen...

Thu Oct 22nd, 2020     Read More →

Restructure now to save Nigeria!

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The groundswell of agitation for true federalism and restructuring should now warrant more than a passing interest of the Buhari administration. As usual, his apple-polishers are showing zero...

Thu Oct 22nd, 2020     Read More →

NDDC: President Buhari and the National Assembly should not sweep IMC corruption under the carpet

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The delay of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the ongoing corruption being perpetrated by the Interim Management Committee at the Niger Delta Development Commission is sad and unfortunate. It...

Wed Oct 21st, 2020     Read More →

CBN/RIFAN working toward crashing price of rice: official

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disturbed by the increase in price of rice, have concluded plans to crash the price in all markets across the...

Wed Oct 21st, 2020     Read More →

PANDEF canvasses AU, int’l community’s intervention in #EndSARS protests

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As police in Rivers fire live rounds at demonstrators The Pan-Niger Delta Forum PANDEF, yesterday, canvassed intervention of the African Union (AU) and the international community to end the...

Wed Oct 21st, 2020     Read More →