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Anti-open grazing laws: Police mum over enforcement

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As more southern states move to stem the herders-farmers crisis with the enactment of anti-open grazing law, there is palpable silence from the police hierarchy over its willingness to prosecute...

Sat Sep 25th, 2021     Read More →

Truck drivers protest in Adamawa, Niger, block roads

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AdamawaNo fewer than 250 truck drivers have blocked the 60-kilometre Yola/Numan road in protest against alleged police brutality along the highway. The protest, which commenced last Thursday at...

Sat Sep 25th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria needs strong leadership to tackle woes, says Wike

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Wike. Photo/https://www.facebook/GovernorNyesomEzenwoWikeCON/Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, said Nigeria needed strong leadership to tackle the enormous challenges bedevilling...

Sat Sep 25th, 2021     Read More →

FG heads to Supreme Court, Reps consider bill to back states

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Nigeria’s attorney-general and minister for justice Abubakar Malami PHOTO: TWITTER/Abubakar Malami • FG: Collection of VAT by FIRS remains • Lagos: VAT collection will not...

Fri Sep 24th, 2021     Read More →

FG to fight crude oil theft in Niger Delta with security agencies

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Crude Oil theft To effectively fight against crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region, the Federal Government has disclosed that it will deploy operatives of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Nigeria...

Fri Sep 24th, 2021     Read More →

Demand for rail services rises as NRC generates N2.1bn in six months

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) generated N2.1 billion as revenue from passengers and cargo within the first half of 2021 an apparent reflection of the rising demand for rail services in...

Fri Sep 24th, 2021     Read More →

Critics of Buhari on borrowing are insincere – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says those ramping up the criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on borrowing are insincere. x The minister...

Thu Sep 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Thousands in Mali demonstrate in support of army rulers

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Thousands of people demonstrated in Mali's capital on Wednesday, according to AFP journalists, backing the nation's military rulers and protesting perceived foreign meddling in the Sahel state....

Wed Sep 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Senate constitutes conference committee on 2021 Electoral Act Amendment

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The Senate has constituted a Conference Committee for the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment Bill. x The committee will meet with that of House of Representatives to harmonise the 2021 Electoral Act...

Wed Sep 22nd, 2021     Read More →

4 die, 2 missing as bus plunged into River Niger in Kogi

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Four persons have been reported dead and two others missing when a passenger bus plunged into River Niger in Koton Karfe area of Kogi. x The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a...

Wed Sep 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Experts divided over NNPC board as Buhari writes Senate to amend PIA

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Barely one month after assenting to the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari is asking the Senate to amend the act that was passed by the National Assembly on July 1. The...

Wed Sep 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Police arrest 5 persons in Katsina suspected of supplying bandits with petrol

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The Katsina State Police command says it has arrested five persons suspected to be supplying bandits with petroleum products, in addition to a suspected kidnapper in the state. PHOTO: NAN The...

Tue Sep 21st, 2021     Read More →

Soldier, 42 fleeing terrorists die in Niger gun duel

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A combined team of military and mobile police forces has reportedly neutralised 42 terrorists at Alawa community in Shiroro axis of Niger State. It was gathered that the security operatives laid...

Tue Sep 21st, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: Nigeria logs 168 additional infection, 1 death

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 168 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the total number of cases in the country since the pandemic began to 201,798. x The NCDC said...

Mon Sep 20th, 2021     Read More →

NUJ laments poor electricity supply in Niger

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Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger State Council, has expressed displeasure over the epileptic power supply in a state that generates power. The union’s position was made known during...

Mon Sep 20th, 2021     Read More →