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China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy
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China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy

China sent two large formations of warplanes close to the island of Taiwan, a self governing island, that Beijing claims belongs to mainland China. The muscle flexing by China's military over the weekend, presents a significant foreign policy challenge to new United States President Joe Biden just days into his new administration. According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, 13 Chinese planes entered the southwestern portion of the island's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday followed by 15 on Sunday, prompting Taipei to scramble fighter jets to monitor the Chinese planes.   The ADIZ is defined as "a designated area of airspace over land or water within which a country requires the immediate and positive identification, location, and air traffic control of ai...
Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico
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Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico

The ex-international passed away at the age of 72 and has been lauded for his contribution to the West African’s development Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Joe Erico, who died after a brief illness on Thursday. Erico featured prominently for the senior national team at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations, where the West Africans finished third. The former goalkeeper went into administration after calling time on his professional career and had the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.  
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others
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President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed a series of executive actions to reverse the policies of Donald Trump administration on immigration and others.   Hours after taking the office, Biden issued an executive order to end Trump’s controversial 'Muslim travel ban', which blocked travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim and African countries.   During Trump's first week in office in 2017, he implemented the Muslim Ban initially restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   The ban faced several legal challenges, but the Supreme Court upheld the measure in 2018.   In February 2020, Trump later expanded the ban to include additional restrictions on...
Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)
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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US's first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during 'Celebrating America,'  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.   Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration.   "In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation," she said. "It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be."   Read her full speech and watch the video below.    Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak ton...
Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite
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Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration by looking at the situation of the country before the assumption of the current government. President Buhari made the call on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Reverend Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission. The President said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources. “We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite,...
US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration
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US Vice President, Mike Pence to Attend Biden inauguration

US vice president, Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Multiple media reports on Saturday cited senior administration officials as saying that Pence who was forced to take shelter from the US Capitol intruders during the riot has decided to attend Biden's inauguration on January 20. The news of Pence's intention to watch President-elect Joe Biden take his oath of office in person comes after the relationship between Pence and Trump plunged when the Vice President president defied the President by performing his constitutional duty to certify the election results and formally announced Biden's victory. Pence had faced intense pressure from Trump to stop the ceremonial vote counting during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol last Wed...
Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television
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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television

Ekiti state governor and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that state governors will be taking the COVID19 vaccines on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari where security, the economy, and vaccine management were discussed. When asked if governors will also take the vaccine on live television, Governor Fayemi said “Absolutely. We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work. Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience'' He also noted ...
In civilised nations, leaders who fail to provide security will do the honorable thing and resign – Northern Elders Forum
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In civilised nations, leaders who fail to provide security will do the honorable thing and resign – Northern Elders Forum

The  Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that in civilized nations, a leader who fails to secure the lives and properties of his people would have resigned honourably.   The group said this in a statement released by its the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, December 1, while reacting to the recent killing of over 43 farmers in Borno state by Boko Haram members.   According to the group, life has lost its meaning in the Buhari-led administration.   The statement in part reads   “These particular killings have been greeted by the most insensitive response by spokespersons of the president. The lame excuse that farmers had not sought permission from the military to harvest produce merely exposes the ...
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere
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Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has said that the five years of President Buhari has plunged Nigeria into abundant poverty.   The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.   "As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively. The truth is that the country had virtu...
Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians
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Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appealed to Nigerians yet to feel the impacts of his Administration and those who feel the government is not doing enough to bear with the government. The President made the appeal in Ilorin at a town hall meeting with the traditional rulers, youths, students, organised labour, market women and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN recalled the President had directed all his cabinet ministers to go to their respective states and interact with the people over the protest and what the government had done. The Kwara state meeting hosted in Ilorin by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was attended by the state Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman. Speaker of the sta...
Past govt responsible for persistent ASUU strike – Education minister, Adamu Adamu, says
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Past govt responsible for persistent ASUU strike – Education minister, Adamu Adamu, says

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has blamed a previous administration for the persistent strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.   Nigerian Universities have been closed for eight months after ASUU declared an indefinite strike in March this year. The union's president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who announced the strike at a press conference, said the strike is over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System and the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement.   While fielding questions from guests at a Town Hall meeting in  Bauchi state on Monday, November 2nd, Adamu said that the insolvable problem that had resulted in incessant strikes by ASUU was that a past administration sat down with ASUU and agreed on some conditions that it would...
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside
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Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside

Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Otu has asked Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state to step aside.   Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.   The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.   He said;   “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should ...
Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue
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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue

Some hoodlums who were on rampage in Lagos state, have reportedly defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo located in Ikeja area of the state.   The hoodlums removed the statue's iconic glasses amid attack on some of Nigeria's symbols of history.   Recall that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.   The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist's contribution to the country's democracy.   Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;  
Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi
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Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, at the weekend, said that any facility that he had built but destroyed during the EndSARS protests would not be rebuilt by his administration. He said that the people should rather protect them. Umahi stated this while inspecting the various public facilities, including police stations and others, destroyed by hoodlums. He told the people to always protect all government facilities in their areas as they were built with their money, warning those using the protests to unleash mayhem to have a rethink. The governor, who noted that four police stations were burnt down, two in Ohaozara Local Council and two in Abakaliki, the state capital, said that he would not rebuild the two in Ohaozara because they were built by him. “My position is...
Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension
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Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension

President Buhari has reiterated his administration's full commitment to improving livelihood of serving officers.   The President gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 20, in Abuja during the virtual commissioning of the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd.   While applauding Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, which will provide financial support for retired police officers, Buhari said the government was also focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support. “To the Nigeria Police Fund Pensions Limited, I wish to applaud your Company for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme through...
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro on Real Madrid struggles: How can you criticise Zidane?
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Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro on Real Madrid struggles: How can you criticise Zidane?

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro has dismissed claims Champions League opponents Real Madrid are struggling. Shakhtar meet Real on the back of defeat to Cadiz, but Castro can't believe his opposite number Zinedine Zidane is under pressure. He told Marca: "Criticising Zidane ... Football is very ungrateful, very ungrateful. How can you criticise Zidane?! "He is a coach with a lot of charisma, a very good coach, who has won everything. What are we talking about? He comes from winning LaLiga, he has won the Champions League, he was first until this week ...And look at the rest of the team. "Klopp's Liverpool, does not go first and they have conceded seven. The City, the same. All the greats go through difficulties at the beginning of this season. We are in a very difficult mom...
Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari’s resignation
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Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari’s resignation

Actor Yul Edochie has called for the resignation of President Buhari. He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.   According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.   He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore  he should resign from office. ''President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck's resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari's performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari's resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE'' he tweeted
#EndSARS protests targeted at Buhari not SARS – Former Zamfara Senator, Kabiru Marafa
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#EndSARS protests targeted at Buhari not SARS – Former Zamfara Senator, Kabiru Marafa

Former Zamfara senator, Kabiru Marafa has alleged that the #EndSARS protests holding in different parts of Nigeria is mainly targeted at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and not the controversial police unit.   Marafa who urged the president to be wary of those seeking to dislodge his government, averred that the protests could lead to bigger problems.   The former lawmaker asked the protesters to be careful in the demand of dissolution of the police unit as it could to lead to increased insecurity.   Marafa said;   “The president needs to shine his eyes and be very careful. The president may be playing into the hands of his enemies. My take is that some people are eager to do away with this government by anyhow. “By staging thi...
Governor Makinde Promised to Retrieve N96bn Stolen Under Ajimobi Administration
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Governor Makinde Promised to Retrieve N96bn Stolen Under Ajimobi Administration

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has promised to retrieve the N96bn allegedly stolen during his predecessor, late Abiola Ajimobi's administration.  The Governor who made the promise at an event to kickstart the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife expressway road in Ajia town, said the retrieved funds would be used to develop the state’s infrastructure. He also addressed the criticism his administration has faced since announcing that they will be issuing a N100m bond.  Makinde was quoted saying in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Taiwo Adisa;  “Our administration means business. We will drastically reduce the infrastructure deficit in Oyo state in the shortest possible time. And this is how economies work: inve...
Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century
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Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century

The Latics scored seven first half goals in the clash between Championship relegation battlers to set or equal a number of records Wigan's eight-goal triumph over Hull City moved the club closer to Championship survival while setting or equalling numerous records in the process. Hull were hit seven times in the first half of an eventual 8-0 win for Wigan, who recently appealed against their 12-point deduction imposed by the EFL for entering administration. The Latics opened the scoring within the opening minute, with Kal Naismith firing the first of what turned out to be many goals.
Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015
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Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied reports that he discreetly campaigned for President Buhari while serving as President Goodluck Jonathan’s NSA in 2015. Recently, there were reports that the embattled former NSA worked secretly to enthrone President Buhari in 2015 while he was still serving under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Dasuki in his statement, said as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the APC or Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during, or after the 2015 presidential election.   In his statement, the former NSA said he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for ...
Kiki Osinbajo, reacts to Jackson Ude’s allegation she” invested N800m” in the property where she runs her business
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Kiki Osinbajo, reacts to Jackson Ude’s allegation she” invested N800m” in the property where she runs her business

Kiki Osinabjo, daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to the allegation she invested N800m in the property where she uses in running her business Jackson Ude, the Former Director of Strategy and Communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration took to Twitter this morning to make the allegation. How did Kiki Osinbajo, VP Osinbajo’s daughter, earn N800million she invested in the property housing her Glam’d Africa Beauty House in Abuja on 10 Durban Street, Wuse 2. Abuja?''he tweeted Taking to her Instagram page to react, Kiki described the allegation as a lie. She stated that she is a tenant in the property where she runs her business. She wrote; ''For me it is completely UNBELIEVABLE that a grown man will sit in his home and LIE about me, a grown m...
Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu
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Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu, demanding for an investigation of "false" allegation of him allegedly taking N4b from the money allegedly stolen by suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration had alleged that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing. He also claimed that the Vice President is being investigated over his "involvement in the scandal". Backing the Vice President media aide Laolu Akande's claim of the report being “false and baseless fabrications", Osinbajo's lawyer Taiwo Osipitan averred that Ude's tweet was aimed ...
U.S condemns Brazen Killings in Nigeria and Urges FG to do More to Protect Civilians
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U.S condemns Brazen Killings in Nigeria and Urges FG to do More to Protect Civilians

The United States Government has condemned the killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. In a statement published on the Department of States website on Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. urged the Buhari-led administration to intensify efforts in protecting Nigerians as well as bringing those responsible for the killings to book. The statement signed by Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, reads: “We condemn the recent senseless and brazen killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. "In recent weeks, suspected ISIS West Africa militants launched multiple attacks in Borno State, killing more than 120 civilians, including women, children, and the elderly.  On June 9, unidentified armed bandits attacked a village in Katsina State, killing dozens. "These horrific crimes follow t...
I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri
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I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said he stands by all the ideals of equity and inclusiveness that June 12 represents. Senator Diri also noted that the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election remains a watershed in Nigeria’s political history, saying it epitomised “the collective aspiration of Nigerians to enjoy the dividends of democracy and create a better life for themselves”. Governor Diri stated this in his Democracy Day message on Thursday to Bayelsans, while also assuring that he had no greater obligation than ensuring that people of the state lived in peace in order to attract the desired prosperity he promised. He said his administration would continue to extend the hand of fellowship to those that are aggrieved for them to join in the proce...
Our Plight is Pathetic, We are Only Existing not Living – Zamfara Pensioners
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Our Plight is Pathetic, We are Only Existing not Living – Zamfara Pensioners

Pensioners in Zamfara State have described the funds they receive as pension as paltry compared to other states of the federation. Some of the pensioners who spoke to our correspondent said that they are only existing and not living, following the rate of inflation in the country. Investigations show that past governors in the state have never given pensioners their welfare based on policy but on personal decision. Our correspondent gathered that twenty-five years after the creation of Zamfara State between, no government in the state has ever reviewed the pension and welfare package of pensioners. According to one Ibrahim Jibril, a pensioner who spoke to our reporter, “if you go to either the state or local government pension board, one’s eyes would be filled with hot ...
ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management
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ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management. They allege that the University management recently deployed a team of policemen to the school gate to prevent them from reporting for duty and even for essential services. Chapter Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Monday Igbafen in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday said the union is disturbed by the resurgence of the act of intimidation of staff unions in the University. According to him, ‘It is an accepted fact that it is wrong and illegal for representatives of any union to harass people w...
Insecurity: President Buhari has Failed Nigerians – Arewa group
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Insecurity: President Buhari has Failed Nigerians – Arewa group

The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has expressed concern over the incessant killings in the country calling on the leadership to rise to the occasion to save lives and property. The Arewa group noted that it was unfortunate that those saddled with the responsibility of protecting citizens’ lives and properties no longer do so. The President of the group, Isah Abubakar, in a statement, explained that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has witnessed the killings of thousands of Nigerians more than any other government in the history of the country. The statement alleged that “The government of President Mohammed Buhari has witnessed the killings of thousands of Nigerians more than any other government in the history of this country, this categorically mea...
Nigerians Now Enjoy 18 Hours Electricity Daily – Power Minister
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Nigerians Now Enjoy 18 Hours Electricity Daily – Power Minister

The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, has stated that Nigerians across the country now get 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily. Sale Mamman, made this known during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday, as he maintained that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had improved the infrastructure in the power system. The minister said the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country. He confirmed that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed. Mamman added that work on Zungeru station in Niger has reached 70 percent. For Mambilla, the minister said the feasibility studies have been concluded and that contractors will soon begin construction. “We have ...
Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku
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Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has lauded the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration over the stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing for petrol. Speaking via a statement on his official Twitter, he further called on the federal government to remove other impediments and roll out incentives to spur investments in the oil sector. He said, “Federal government finally withdraws from the fuel subsidy and price-fixing bazaar that had been rife with corruption and stalling investments. This is something patriots have been calling for and for which I was demonised. “The stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is a right move, although it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger. “Federal and state governments should proceed to remove other impediments and roll ...
We’ve Pulled out from Peace Agreement with Bandits – Governor Masari
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We’ve Pulled out from Peace Agreement with Bandits – Governor Masari

Governor Aminu Masari has announced that his government has pulled out of the peace agreement they reached with bandits who have been killing and destroying properties owned by innocent residents of Katsina state. Though the Katsina State Governor said the peace agreement his administration reached with bandits in 2016 yielded positive results, he however added that the gunmen betrayed it and have since been carrying out coordinated attacks with their accomplices from Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger Republic across the state. Masari told BBC Hausa;   “The armed bandits have betrayed our trust in them, following a peace agreement earlier negotiated with them, in our quest to find a lasting peace in the state. “We chose peace dialogue for peaceful coexistence in the state a...
State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against state’s Police Department over George Floyd Killing
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State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against state’s Police Department over George Floyd Killing

The state of Minnesota on Tuesday June 2, filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd. Governor Tim Walz who made the announcement, said the state's Department of Human Rights will also launch an investigation against the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody last week. He said the investigation into the police department’s policies, procedures and practices over the past 10 years will determine if the force has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color, and work out how to stop it. State Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero will lead the investigation. Walz said; “Silence is complicity. Minnesotans can expect our administ...
FCT Confirms 14 new Cases of Coronavirus, one Death
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FCT Confirms 14 new Cases of Coronavirus, one Death

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Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah
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Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah

The newly-elected President of the Nigeriac has said that his administration will prioritise the welfare of Nigerian doctors. Ujah, in his acceptance speech shortly after he was elected President of the Association, said he would lobby and advocate for improved remuneration, realistic hazard allowance, universal applicability among others. His words: “We face a crucial time with the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is not just a health crisis but also a socio-economic crisis. Hence, NMA must be innovative in its approach. “We will look at how to reduce the cost of running the Association by adopting technology for some of our meetings. We will manage our resources with integrity and ensure that international standards of financial management are adopted in NMA in order to enhance ...
Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives
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Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives

Following the launch of the Anchors Borrowers Programme in 2015 by the Buhari-led administration, the private and public actors in the agricultural industry have since continued to collaborate to create sustainable commercial frameworks that will boost rice production in Nigeria as well as improve quality of products across the value chain. In line with this, while also responding to the clarion call, Green Eagles’ Agribusiness Solutions Limited, a private Agric Firm based in Lagos, designed a flagship initiative; a masterstroke to better the lives of farmers while massively upscaling rice production to up to 4.2 Million tons of Rice Yearly. According to the Company’s Managing Director, Taiwo Oluwadahunsola, Green Eagles’ Naija Rice project, launched in Kebbi state, February 2019, ha...
Trump announces probe of Chinese companies listed in US
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Trump announces probe of Chinese companies listed in US

US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a probe into the actions of Chinese companies listed on American financial markets as tensions flared anew between the world’s two biggest economies. The announcement followed Beijing’s move to implement a new security law on semi-autonomous Hong Kong that critics say would stifle freedom, as well as with Trump’s claims that China obfuscated the origins of the coronavirus that has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States. “I’m instructing my presidential working group on financial markets to study the differing practices of Chinese companies listed on the US financial markets with the goal of protecting American investors,” Trump said, without providing details on what steps his administration might take. “Investment firms sh...
Nigerians in Kenya Apply Cocaine on Manhood to get girls Addicted
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Nigerians in Kenya Apply Cocaine on Manhood to get girls Addicted

Kenyan socialite, Shornarwa has alleged that Nigerians in Kenya put cocaine on their manhood to make sex sweeter and get women addicted to them. Speaking on Shaffie Weru’s Instagram live, she said; “Have you heard about the Nigerians who put cocaine on their mjulus (penis)?” The influencer also spoke of how many women have testified about how the men’s performance in bed. She alleged that she had spoken with 4 to 5 women and they all confirmed the allegation. See the video: https://twitter.com/LailaIjeoma The believe is that cocaine application on the penile wall will cause fast erection and make the man last longer, with eventual effect on the woman. But research has it that cocaine does not have any direct effect on sex, especially when applied on the ski...
Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91
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Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who served 11 US presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama has died of Coronavirus at 91. His granddaughter, Jamila Garrett confirmed to Fox News that Mr. Wilson' died on Friday, May 15. Wilson Roosevelt Jerman was one of the longest-serving employees, beginning his five-and-a half-decade career in 1957 as a cleaner under the Dwight Eisenhower administration. He was promoted to a butler by Former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy when John F. Kennedy came into office in the 1960s. 'Jackie O actually promoted him to a butler because of the relationship. She was instrumental in ensuring that that happened,’ Garrett said. Garrett described Jerman as a ‘family-loving, genuine man’. She said ‘he was always about ser...
Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership
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Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body's response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted that the international health agency shares the responsibility for the large number of deaths in the crisis and further threatened to pull US funding permanently and also reconsider US membership in the organization, if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days. The US President who disclosed that talks on reforming the WHO had already begun, had earlier called the UN health body a "puppet of China". The...
NYSC mourns ex-director who introduced flag, anthem
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NYSC mourns ex-director who introduced flag, anthem

The National Youth Service Corps has commiserated with the family of its fourth Director-General, Maj-Gen Edet Akpan (retd.), who died on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The NYSC noted on Monday that Akpan’s administration, which lasted from 1984 to 1988, led to the introduction and institution of the NYSC flag and anthem which are still in use. The scheme’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said in a release that Akpan’s administration also established NYSC farms across the country, which enhanced the Community Development Service of corp members. Adeyemi said, “The NYSC DG, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, and the management received the shocking news of the transition of Maj Gen Akpan (retd). “He was a consummate administrator who repositioned the scheme on...
Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai
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Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai

Kano State Government is set to deport at least 2,000 Almajirai boys who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in the state. The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday, May 17, when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil society organisations who inspected two quarantine centres at Kiru and Karaye respectively. He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were in good health before being sent back to their states of origin, pointing out that those from Kano State would be handed over to their parents and guardians. Kiru maintained that basic social amenities coupled with hygienic feeding was strictly observed in all the three quarantine centres ...
General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari
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General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari was Military Head of State from 1984-85. His claimed principles including a zero-tolerance for corruption and fierce patriotism in that era partly propelled his return as a two-term elected – not necessarily democratically elected – President. He encapsulates Karl Marx’s assertion  that: “History repeats itself; first as a tragedy, then, as  farce.” He was known as a tough and determined general who as the    General Officer Commanding the Third Division in Jos, without permission, led troops to clear Chadian troops who had occupied some Nigerian islands in the Lake Chad area. Tragically, as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, he has in the past five years Nigeria, presided over a country under continuous Islamist terrorist attack...
Buhari Has Failed Woefully, Jonathan Govt A Disaster – Shehu Sani
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Buhari Has Failed Woefully, Jonathan Govt A Disaster – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, on Sunday said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians woefully. Sani lamented that indices on the ground point to the fact that Buhari and the ruling class may have failed because they underestimated the problems facing the country while at the same time making impossible promises. In a statement he posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, the former lawmaker also berated the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. He said Nigerians won’t easily forget that Jonathan’s administration was a total disaster. Sani, however, observed that Buhari’s administration compelled Nigerians to appreciate Jonathan’s government better. According to Sani: “The present leadership in the country ...
Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’
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Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’

Lagos State Government has said that late Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa (Retd) would be remembered for his meritorious service and contribution to the growth of the state. Recall, that Justice Oluwa died today, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 102. According to a letter of condolence by Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, the deceased was an erudite and a rare bred “Lagosian.” The letter read, “On behalf of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, I wish to commiserate with the entire OLUWA family on the transition of our beloved Hon. Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa Retd at a ripe old age of 102 years on Saturday, 9th May 2020. “The news of the demise of our revered Judicial icon, Justice Oluwa is a mixture of sadness and happiness. Ha...
Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni
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Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni has urged Nigerians to disregard reports of COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe state, as such incident has not been recorded. The Yobe State Governor said in a statement released on Thursday by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs Malam Mamman Mohammed, that the state recorded its first case of Coronavirus on April. He further revealed that his government has established three isolation centres equipped with ventilators and all necessary equipment. The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to an online report alleging COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe State. “The report also claimed that His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, was in Abuja while his people were dying. “We had expected the publishers to crosscheck their facts and ref...
APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government
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APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, after he suggested diversification of the economy to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. In an opinion piece titled “How to Pull Nigeria from the Brink”, the former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party groaned over the country's current economic quagmire and growing foreign debts. Atiku asked the Buhari-led administration to embrace agriculture rather than depending solely on oil. Reacting to the former Vice President's suggestion, the APC in a statement signed by the its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated that Atiku was part of former President Olusegun Obasanjo's short-sighted government and never practiced what he is now ...
Marouane Fellaini to lend former club Standard Liege £2.6m
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Marouane Fellaini to lend former club Standard Liege £2.6m

Marouane Fellaini is to loan his old side Standard Liege £2.6million to help them avoid financial ruin. The Belgian club were already in economic trouble before the coronavirus crisis which the pandemic has exacerbated. In April, the national federation refused to grant Liege a licence due to unpaid premiums owed to players. There is a possibility of administrative demotion from the top flight and the Belgian Pro League was the first European division to be cancelled during the coronavirus crisis. The club have asked for former players to help them out the hole they find themselves in and Belgian media are reporting that Fellaini will offer them a loan. The 32-year-old Shandong Luneng player, formerly of Everton and Manchester United, joins Axel Witsel in lending a hand. ...
Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans
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Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans

The Donald Trump administration is reportedly drawing up several plans to punish China over what they see as the Asian country's role in the spread of Coronavirus that has killed over 60,000 Americans and infected millions worldwide. According to a report by CNN, the White House is drawing up long and short term plans to target China, a move that if successful will create more rancor into an already tense relationship between the two world powers. According to CNN, various tools, including sanctions, canceling US debt obligations and new trade policies are going to be used against China to let the world know that ''responsibility for the death of hundreds of thousands worldwide lies with the Chinese government.'' "We have to get the economy going again, we have to be caref...