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MDAs patronise smugglers for escort vehicles, customs tells reps panel

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says many escort vehicles used by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are from smugglers. Aliyu Saidu, NCS assistant comptroller-general (ACG) in charge of ICT/modernisation, said this on Tuesday, when he...

Terrorists are fleeing Sambisa forest to Kaduna, DSS informs civil defence

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Boko Haram terrorists are fleeing from Sambisa forest to Rijana Forest in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, according to a leaked memo. In the memo marked NSCDC/NHQ/INT&INVST/323/2021 dated September 9, 2021 and...

Kano Sharia Court officials loot N345 million.

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The money was kept in court custody by several families who have yet to resolve disputes over assets left behind by their departed family members. Officials of Kano State Sharia Court have stolen around N345...

PDP: Party chieftains urge Fayose to join national chairmanship race

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Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that a former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, is being prodded by some leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party, to join the race for the party’s national...

Umahi opposes VAT collection by states, backs FIRS

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David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says the state is not in support of Lagos, Rivers, and other states in their bid to collect value-added tax (VAT). He said Ebonyi would continue to stick up for...

Buhari swears in three INEC commissioners

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in three new national commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The commissioners were sworn in before the commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting...

IPOB, others not different from ISWAP, Boko Haram – Gbajabiamila talks tough

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has likened separatist groups in the southern part of the country to the insurgents in the northeast; Boko-Haram and ISWAP. Mr Gbajabiamila said miscreants disguising as...

Twitter ban will be lifted in a few days, says FG

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The federal government says it is “very close” to resolving the issues that led to the ban of Twitter in the country. The government had, on June 4, announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operation...

FG approves N38bn road projects in Benue,Bayelsa,Anambra,Imo and Nassarawa States.

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The federal government has approved N38.4 billion for the completion of road projects in five states of the country. Briefing state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu...

Nigerian military rejects pictures, videos on alleged mass burial in Zamfara

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday dismissed pictures and videos in circulation showing how bodies of people purportedly killed by troops were dumped in mass graves in Zamfara State. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen....

Bandits Capture Nigerian Military Base In Zamfara, Kill 12 Officers – Gazette

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Armed bandits have overrun a Nigerian military base in Zamfara, Peoples Gazette has learnt, marking a major setback in the campaign to curb violent crimes across the state. The bandits struck a forward operating base...

Ex-Governors Battle For APC Chairmanship

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The battle for the office of the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced, with heavyweight politicians throwing themselves into the ring. This is especially as the party has commenced congresses...

FG Boosts Power Supply With ₦1.3 Trillion As DisCos Remit ₦26.8 Billion

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The Federal Government has supported the supply of electricity in the country with about N1.3 trillion as the Distribution Companies remitted N26.8 billion in June this year. The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, which disclosed...

‘No plan to repeal anti-open grazing law,’ Benue govt tells Miyetti Allah

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Benue State government on Saturday warned Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) it has no plan to withdraw the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law in the state. The state Governor, Samuel...

“We have stopped praying for Buhari as we have not seen any result,”-Fiery Islamic...

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The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari yet again, over the increasing insecurity in the country. Sheikh Khalid who has suddenly become one of...

APC expels former speaker, ex-MILAD, 39 others in Enugu

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has expelled a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Eugene Odo; and 40 others for alleged violation of the party’s constitution. Other expelled party members...

Bandits may soon kidnap El-Rufai, Masari, two other govs – Adeyanju

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Deji Adeyanju, a socio-political activist, on Wednesday, warned the governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and Niger States over the activities of bandits. Adeyanju warned that bandits may soon abduct Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Bello Masari, Bello...

Again, gunmen attack Kaduna community, abduct 18 residents

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the Keke community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted at least 18 residents. It was learnt that the incident occurred early hours of Tuesday...

Stop lobbying for rejection letters, NYSC tells corpers

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Monday, warned against lobbying done by corps members to get rejected during postings, adding that the orientation course was germane to the...

Anti-open grazing law: Stop southern govs – Miyetti Allah begs National Assembly

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has urged the National Assembly to stop the enactment of the open-grazing laws by the Southern governors. Saleh Alhassan, the National Secretary of the Fulani socio-cultural organisation, said the National...