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How nepotism, injustice by Buhari’s administration fueled insecurity, by Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the exclusion of other regions in the country from key appointments and absence of social justice were some of the factors causing unrest and...

Thu Sep 30th, 2021     Read More →

An essay on silence

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Silence means absence of sound. It also means absence of noise, that is, absence of that which is realized with the vocal cord or two metals in physical contact or any medium through which sound...

Thu Sep 30th, 2021     Read More →

Senate asks Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists

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Senate President Ahmed Lawan. Photo: TWITTER/DRAHMADLWAN/TOPEBROWN ……as Lawan pledges improved security funding The Nigerian Senate Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria jihadist infighting kills scores in Lake Chad

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[FILES] A vehicle allegedly belonging to the Islamic State group in West Africa (ISWAP) is seen in Baga on August 2, 2019. (Photo by AUDU MARTE / AFP)Infighting between Nigeria’s two major...

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FCT leads as NCDC announces 295 new COVID-19 infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says The FCT topped the list of 295 new COVID-19 infections recorded on Tuesday. x It said in its daily report on Wednesday that the figure did not...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

AfCFTA receives boost as cross-border payment system takes off

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African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat have announced the commencement of the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS),...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

FG plans re-equipping, increasing security personnel to tackle rising insecurity

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to re-equip and increase security personnel to effectively tackle rising insecurity in the...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

Senate urges FG to consider N300b fund for emergency roads intervention in Niger

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Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi The Senate, yesterday, raised concern over the deplorable state of roads, urging the Federal Government to deploy an emergency intervention fund of N300 billion for...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

Senate directs local, multinational oil, gas firms to relocate to operational bases

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Nigerian Senate PHOTO: Twitter The Senate, yesterday, enjoined all multinational and Nigerian oil and gas companies to relocate to their operational bases. The decision followed the adoption of a...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

Motorists excited over re-opening of strategic Niger road  

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Blocked Niger road After four days of harrowing experiences on the blocked strategic Lambata -Minna,and Lambata -Suleja-Lapai road in Niger State, motorists yesterday expressed excitement over...

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FG revives power projects as rehabilitation triggers supply challenges

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The Federal Government will revive a 40MW Dadinkowa Power project in Gombe State, Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu has said. This is coming as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says...

Wed Sep 29th, 2021     Read More →

The risks of endless honeymoon

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In the not too distant past, men were honoured by their dignity of labour and women respected for their substance and power. Then, the country and her people were mainly farmers and traders who...

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Senate urges FG to declare state of emergency on critical federal roads in Niger state

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Senate has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on critical federal roads in Niger state that linked economic corridors in the North and Southern parts of the country. x It...

Tue Sep 28th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria air strike kills 20 fishermen: sources

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At least 20 fishermen were killed accidentally in a Nigerian military strike on a jihadist camp in northeast Nigeria, two security sources and locals told AFP on Monday. x A Nigerian fighter jet...

Tue Sep 28th, 2021     Read More →

Zamfara residents lament indefinite telecoms shutdown amid rise in bandits’ activities

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About 9.2 million Zamfara State residents looking forward to the expiration of the two weeks telecoms service shutdown will have to endure a tortuous, indefinite wait, as the pangs of ‘no...

Tue Sep 28th, 2021     Read More →