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Boko Haram in trouble as FG orders 52 Ezugwu MRAPS to finish off terrorists
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Boko Haram in trouble as FG orders 52 Ezugwu MRAPS to finish off terrorists

The Nigerian government has placed a firm order of 52 Ezugwu, a locally made Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to be delivered to the Nigerian Army and deployed to troops in the frontline fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the northeast. This was disclosed by the special assistant to the Senate president on new media, Abubakar Sidiq Usman on Twitter.
We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed
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We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Informa­tion and Culture, Alhaji Lai Moham­med has stated that the Nigerian government will not fold its arm and allow the reckless use of social media. Speaking in Lagos on Friday on what transpired during the EndSARS protest and the ensuing, the minister said that the meeting, one of a series was necessary to draw lessons from the fallout of the protest with a view to forestall­ing a recurrence, especially of the mindless violence that fol­lowed the hijack of the peace­ful protest. According to him, social media must not be used as a tool for aggravating fault lines and throwing the country into turmoil While acknowledging the fact that social media had come to stay, the minister em­phasised the need for curbing its excesses, adding that the government will neith...
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
Uk parliament calls for severe sanction on Nigerian government
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Uk parliament calls for severe sanction on Nigerian government

Members of the United Kingdom Parliament Monday pushed for possible sanctions against the Nigerian government officials over alleged human rights abuses during the #EndSARS protests. The calls for sanctions were made on Monday evening when the Petitions Committee of the UK Parliament held a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion “That this House has considered e-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime”. Petitions debates are general debates which allow members of parliament from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to government ministers. A member of the Petitions Committee, Theresa Villiers MP, opened the debate, while the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office sent a minister to res...
US Rescue Operation Not Violation Of Nigeria’s Sovereignty – Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi
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US Rescue Operation Not Violation Of Nigeria’s Sovereignty – Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd.), has said the recent rescue operation by the United States special forces on Nigerian soil was not a violation of the country’s sovereignty. He said the Nigerian government granted the US necessary permission to carry out the military operation. The United States Special Military Force, over the weekend, successfully rescued an American citizen kidnapped by bandits in the northern part of Nigeria. In an interview with journalists shortly after he defended his Ministry’s budget at the Senate on Tuesday, the minister said Nigeria gave permission to the United States “as a friendly country” almost as soon as it was contacted by the government. He ruled out theories that the United States might have violated Nigeria’s...
US Thanks Nigeria For Support As SEAL Team 6 Rescues Hostage
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US Thanks Nigeria For Support As SEAL Team 6 Rescues Hostage

The United States Government working with the Nigerian government rescued an American citizen abducted last week in Niger but held hostage in Nigeria, according to multiple sources. The daring high-risk US military raid took place early Saturday morning in Sokoto State in Nigeria, sources familiar with the operation revealed. The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the US citizen, Philip Walton, 27, before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on October 26. Fox News reported that it was the US Navy SEAL team 6 that conducted the raid and no American soldier was injured in the exercise. The CIA provided intelligence leading to Walton’s whereabouts and Marine Special Operations elements in Africa helped locate him...
2Face Blasts Nigerian Government Over Proposed Regulation Of Social Media (Video)
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2Face Blasts Nigerian Government Over Proposed Regulation Of Social Media (Video)

Nigerian singer, 2Face has blasted the Nigerian government over the proposed regulation of social media. Speaking in a video he shared on Instagram, the singer said; if the Nigerian government was responsible, they you would have blocked foreign social media apps and safeguarded apps developed by Nigerians. According to 2Face, that is the "true regulation". He also pointed out that there are many tech gurus in Nigeria who stopped pushing because they couldn't compete with foreign apps. 2Face noted that the country would have been the best place for indigenous apps to thrive because of the huge market. Watch the video below; https://www.instagram.com/tv/CG_7cibJVNr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Moesha Boduong Exposed After Allegedly Bragging In A Salon That Desmond Elliot Slept With Her
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Moesha Boduong Exposed After Allegedly Bragging In A Salon That Desmond Elliot Slept With Her

Social media users are drastically dealing with Nigerian actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot. Senator Desmond Elliot is being dragged after his insensitive comment about the EndSARS protesters. He has labeled them as children full of hate and has also advocated that the Nigerian government regulate social media to bar hateful comments. Following that, Nigerians are drastically bashing him as they’re him spilling all his dirty secrets out there. Currently, they’ve fished out one of his scandals that hit social media in 2017. According to claims, Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong bragged in a salon that Desmond Elliot allegedly slept with her. Already, Desmond Elliot has been exposed over his secret affairs with Ghanaian, actress Lydia Forson which his wife caught th...
Former US President, Bill Clinton urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters
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Former US President, Bill Clinton urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters

Former US President, Bill Clinton has reacted to the reported killings of unarmed #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter handle, Bill Clinton expressed his concern over the on going unrest in Lagos and urged the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with protesters and end corruption. He wrote: "I am deeply concerned over reports of violence in Lagos and urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARSprotestors for police reform and an end to corruption."  
You Are A Shame To The World – Ighalo Blasts Nigerian Government
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You Are A Shame To The World – Ighalo Blasts Nigerian Government

Manchester United and Nigerian International Footballer, Jude Odion Ighalo has taken to his Twitter handle to blast the Nigerian government. The striker posted a video on his verified Twitter handle saying he usually does not dabble into politics but can't keep shut over what is happening in Nigeria anymore, he further stated that the Nigerian Government is a shame to the world for sending military men to shoot and kill unarmed protesters. https://twitter.com/ighalojude/status/1318666220447715329?s=20
EndSARS Protesters Arrested In Egypt, Nigerian Government Denies Involvement
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EndSARS Protesters Arrested In Egypt, Nigerian Government Denies Involvement

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. However, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest. She also explained that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian Embassy but at another location. In a video that surfaced online, the Nigerians were arrested by police in the state while they were chanting solidarity songs. While the policemen attempted to arrest them, the protesters continuously chanted #EndSARS. One of the protesters in the video explained to the policemen that the protest was not against police in Egpyt. Another was heard clarifying that by protesting at the Nigerian Embassy, they are believed to ...
No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination
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No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination

The Nigerian government has fired back at the African Union over its rejection of the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. LIB reported earlier that the AU’s office of legal counsel had rejected the former Minister's nomination of grounds of coming after the November 30 deadline set by the ministerial committee on candidature for member countries to present their candidates. The Nigerian government in a Note Verbale which served as response to AU's stance on the nomination, insisted that they did not violate any law as it was a replacement of a previously presented candidate (Yonov Agah) and not a fresh nomination. It read in part;   "The permanent mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeri...
IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency
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IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency

The presidency has released the statement below accusing an outlawed separtist group of working to discredit the Nigerian government internationally, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wants an independent country of Biafra, made up of the Igbo-speaking part of Nigeria, largely in the South-eastern part of the country. The group was outlawed in Nigeria after the federal government accused it of terrorism, although most of its programmes and protests have been largely peaceful. The government has also clamped down violently on IPOB members with some of the attacks condemned by rights groups including Amnesty International. The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently on exile abroad after he jumped bail from his trial for treaso...
Nigerian Government To Tax Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Others
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Nigerian Government To Tax Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Others

The Federal Government plans to tax foreign digital service providers offering services to Nigerians and earning revenue in naira. Some of these service providers which are video streaming sites, social media platforms, and companies that offer downloads of digital contents are expected to pay digital tax to the Federal Inland Revenue Service. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, had issued the Companies Income Tax (Significant Economic Presence) Order, 2020 as an amendment of the Finance Act 2019. The order aimed to impose tax on a foreign entity with respect to certain services or digital transactions if it had a Significant Economic Presence in Nigeria. It further stated that the finance minister may by order, determine what constituted SEP in Nigeria. Netflix, Face...
Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government
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Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker from Kaduna State, has asked the Nigerian Government to always show proof that it was fighting insecurity in the country. The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Sani in a tweet on Sunday said when armed bandits kill Nigerians, gruesome photos of the mayhem are released. He therefore urged the Nigerian Government to show when it also kills bandits by providing evidence. He said, "Whenever the bandits kill, w...
Nigerian govt to Recruit COVID-19 Volunteers
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Nigerian govt to Recruit COVID-19 Volunteers

The Nigerian government has announced plans to engage community volunteers for COVID-19. They will embark on house-to-house sensitisation on the dangers and spread of coronavirus. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Tuesday at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID-19. He disclosed that the ministry was working with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA) on the modalities. Ehanire explained that the targets were “high burden” Local Government Areas, as 20 LGAs contribute nearly 60 percent of the COVID-19 positive cases. He said the COVID-19 burden not evenly distributed within the country and that Kano and Lagos bears the burden. The minister noted that a team from the ministry is in Lagos on an a...
COVID-19: Buhari Relaxes Lockdown in Kano
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COVID-19: Buhari Relaxes Lockdown in Kano

The Nigerian government on Monday eased the lockdown in Kano State. President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Speaking at the daily briefing of the taskforce in Abuja, Mustapha also introduced phase one of the eased lockdown. He said: “Easing the total lockdown of Kano State and introduction of Phase One of the eased lockdown. “This is still a fight for life and our advancement to phase two does not mean that COVID-19 has ended. It is still potent and highly wasteful of human lives. “I implore all Nigerians and corporate citizens to take responsibility and play the expected role.” Mustapha had earlier a...
You Want To Rescue Us, But You Haven’t Rescued Yourself – Yemi Alade Writes To The Nigerian Govt
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You Want To Rescue Us, But You Haven’t Rescued Yourself – Yemi Alade Writes To The Nigerian Govt

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has written an open letter to the Nigerian government over the poor treatment of citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. Yemi did this via her Twitter page where she reacted to the video of patients isolated at an infectious disease center in Gombe complaining about their poor treatment. According to them, they have not received any treatment during their isolation of two weeks. Some patients said that they did not even see any doctor and even had to buy their own drugs to treat themselves. Yemi reacted to the sad incident with a letter to the Nigerian government. The “Shekere” singer wrote that the government wants to rescue people but is yet to save itself. As a concerned citizen, Yemi said its time to rebuild. She wrote: To whom it may concern, De...
Lockdown: Free Electricity Is Not For All Nigerians – FG
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Lockdown: Free Electricity Is Not For All Nigerians – FG

The two-month free power supply promised by the Nigerian government, as part of measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lockdown, is not for all, according to authorities. On Thursday, the House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power sector agreed to set up a joint implementation committee to arrive at those poor and vulnerable Nigerians who will enjoy the package. The proposed free electricity was part of the stimulus packages to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the joint panel’s mandate is to work out modalities for the proposed two-month bill waiver for the most vulnerable people in the country. He added that the committ...
Nigerian Government Ignores El-Zakzaky, To Pardon Orji Kalu, Other Ex-Governors Jailed For Stealing Public Funds
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Nigerian Government Ignores El-Zakzaky, To Pardon Orji Kalu, Other Ex-Governors Jailed For Stealing Public Funds

The Nigerian Government appears to have ignored leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in its latest pardon of prisoners in the country. On Thursday, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said government was freeing 2,600 inmates in various prisons in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country. According to Aregbesola, inmates including those from 60 years and above, especially those suffering from ill-health likely to end in death, serving at least three years and have less than six months to serve, persons with mental issues, and with options of fine not exceeding N50,000, are among those to be considered for the state pardon. “This amnesty will not apply to inmates sentenced for violent and extreme offences such as terrorism, kidnapping, armed banditry, rape, ...
Nigeria Revokes Eleven Oil Licenses (Names)
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Nigeria Revokes Eleven Oil Licenses (Names)

The Nigerian Government has revoked Oil Mining Licences (OML) of 11 oil and gas companies operating in the Marginal Fields. The Guardian learnt that the affected companies include Movido–Ekeh, Goland – Otiti, Independent Energy – Ofa, Associated-Tom Shot Bank, Bayelsa – Ayala, Sogenal – Akeni and Delsigma–Ke. Others are Bicta–Ogedeh, Guarantee–Ororo, Eurafic-Dawes Island and Sahara–Tsekelewu. While The Guardian learnt that the companies were served letters on Monday to hands-off the asset, a spokesperson for Department of Petroleum Resources, Paul Osu, who did not directly confirm the development, requesting a time to establish the truth, justified any decision to terminate the licenses, stressing that the companies have been offered enough time to turn the assets around. Osu i...
Abacha Loot: UK Backs US, Opposes Fg’s Plan To Pay Bagudu $110m
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Abacha Loot: UK Backs US, Opposes Fg’s Plan To Pay Bagudu $110m

The United Kingdom has joined the United States in resisting a plan by the Nigerian government to give Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, about $110m (N41.8bn) out of the $155m (N58.9bn) stolen by late dictator, Sani Abacha, Bloomberg reports. The US, the UK and Nigeria are involved in a dispute over investment portfolios worth $155m traced to Abacha and held in trust for Bagudu and his family. Nigeria is seeking the approval of a UK court for Nigeria to take ownership of the assets before returning 70 per cent of the proceeds to Bagudu under the terms of a 2018 deal. Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has denied ever entering a deal with Bagudu but court papers say otherwise. The UK government’s National Crime Agency is now “opposing the Federal Republic o...
If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace
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If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace

Popular Islamic cleric, Imam of Peace, has taken a shot at the Nigerian government. Recall that yesterday, the Ministry of Finance via its Twitter handle, appealed to UK billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, to help the Nigerian government with ventilators. Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, tweeted: “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.” And the verified Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance replied to the tweet, writing: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist w...
Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000
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Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000

The Nigerian government says it spends around N10,000 to test one individual for coronavirus - This was disclosed by the minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 - Mamora, a former minority leader in the Nigerian Senate, is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife Minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 disclosed that it costs the Nigerian government about N10,000 to conduct a COVID-19 test on one individual. Mamora, a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife, stated that the testing method by the government is the World Health Organization (WHO) validated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which produces an accurate result. Mamora made the comment while speaking to journali...
Coronavirus: Our leaders only care about what they can get in their pockets and families – Yemi Alade
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Coronavirus: Our leaders only care about what they can get in their pockets and families – Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade took to Twitter to ask Nigerian leaders the stimulus package they have for Nigerians following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The singer who wondered why the Nigerian Government will budget N150 billion for 500 Legislators without any package for its citizens, stated that Nigerian leaders only care about what they can get in their pockets. Yemi Alade tweeted; Mr President @MBuhari  AND the Senate what is the economy stimulus PACKAGE for the citizens of this country, as you say all should stay at home? #COVID19 The Nigerian Government can budget #150 billion Naria for 500 Legislators. But don't have any package for it citizens sitting at home. How can our leaders only care about what they can get for theirs pockets and families. Even if Nigeria is a busi...
Pastor Urges Nigerian Government To Reject Coronavirus Test Kits From Jack Ma
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Pastor Urges Nigerian Government To Reject Coronavirus Test Kits From Jack Ma

Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has warned Nigeria not to accept Coronavirus test kits and prevention materials donated by Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma. The materials were said to have been received on Tuesday by General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen, who appreciated the Jack Ma Foundation for their generosity. However, Giwa, in a statement to DAILY POST on Wednesday, urged Nigerian government to make its local kits available for the people. “It is not advisable for Nigerian government to accept these kits from China. “While the outbreak started in China, the bulk of cases and fatalities are now everywhere in the world. “Let us make use of our own prevention materials. I believe the state gove...
Nigeria Not Doing Enough To End Insecurity — French Envoy, Jerome Pasquier
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Nigeria Not Doing Enough To End Insecurity — French Envoy, Jerome Pasquier

French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier has stated that the Nigerian government is not doing enough to address the security challenges witnessed across the country. Pasquier said this yesterday February 26, while speaking at a workshop on “Addressing Rural Insecurity and Violence in North-western Nigeria” organised by the Pastoral Reserve, the Search for Common Ground, the Nextier SPD and the French Embassy. The French ambassador who was represented at the event by Ellien Helios who is the Head of Cooperation Embassy of France in Nigeria, urged Nigerian authorities and stakeholders to device new strategies in tackling insecurity. He said; “There are many factors affecting the northwest region for years now, there are also many actors, but I don’t think there is enough...
Nigeria Appeals To U.S Over Visa Ban
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Nigeria Appeals To U.S Over Visa Ban

The Nigerian Government on Thursday urged the United States of America to consider the long standing relationship between the two countries and reverse its visa restrictions on the country. Ministry of Interior Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the call on Thursday, when the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, and her team paid him a visit in Abuja. Aregebsola said Nigeria had complied with most of the issues of concern raised by America, adding that Nigeria is not a pariah nation. The minister said the cooperation with the U.S. would solve Immigration and Consular issues in control of persons seeking to enter both countries through issuance of visa, passport and other travel documents. According to Aregbesola , Nigeria should be commended rather than sanctioned ...
Court Orders FG To Pay Fine Of N200,000 To Sowore, Bakare
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Court Orders FG To Pay Fine Of N200,000 To Sowore, Bakare

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Government to pay N200,000 each to Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, who are both standing trial in a case brought against them by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Ojukwu’s action was necessitated by the prosecution’s sloppy showing on Wednesday where A. Aliyu standing in for the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), tried to slow down proceedings and further delay the commencement of the trial proper by making several false statements.
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Lai Mohammed Says Nigerian Government Is Not Gagging The Media

The federal government has denied stifling freedom of expression especially when it involves criticism from the media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Conflict Zone, a political programme on Deutsche Welle when he appeared before Tim Sebastian. He said there is a lot ignorance and mischief by the international community with regards to Nigeria stressing that the clampdown of some media houses by the federal government was because of the news they were pushing out. “We are doing extremely well when it comes to freedom of the press. If papers run fowl of the law, they must face the consequences. We have a very robust free press. On the contrary, at a point in time I felt it was the government that was at the receiving end of governm...
Nigeria Considers $2.8 Billion External Loan For 2020 Budget
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Nigeria Considers $2.8 Billion External Loan For 2020 Budget

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Nigerian government was considering taking loan from foreign sources to fund the 2020 budget signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari a month ago. On December 17, 2019, Mr Buhari, who travelled to the United Kingdom today for an investment summit starting next Monday, signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. His government proposed to spend N10.33 trillion in this fiscal year, which kicked off on January 1. In a chat with newsmen today, Director General of DMO, Ms Patience Oniha, said the President Buhari administration was planning new borrowings of N1.60 trillion, with N850 billon (about $2.8 billion at an exchange rate of N306/$1) and N744.99 billion for external and domestic loans respectively. ALSO READ Ogun Unveils 1...
An Australian Imam Has Accused Nigerian Government Of Sponsoring Terrorism
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An Australian Imam Has Accused Nigerian Government Of Sponsoring Terrorism

A popular Australian Muslim Scholar Imam Tawhidi, has alleged that Nigerian Government harbours all forms of terrorist organizations. Tawhidi is a Muslim influencer, who claims to be a reformist Imam. Some of his teaching is believed to be against Islamic terrorism, he is indeed a good teacher of Islam, who takes his teaching to his Twitter and IG page. According to Tawhidi, Boko Haram terrorists are allowed to operate with little or no effort to tackle them because of corruption in Nigeria. He took to his twitter handle and wrote: “We have ignored Nigeria in the discussion about terrorism. Nigeria is the most corrupt country in Africa. It is home to a terrorist government that harbours terrorists just like the government of Pakistan. Boko Haram were given the green light i...
Government Not Different From Boko Haram – Bishop Kukah
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Government Not Different From Boko Haram – Bishop Kukah

Bishop Mathew Kukah has accused the Nigerian government of using different methods to achieve the same goal of Islamic dominance like Boko Haram. He said this while reacting to the recent beheading of 10 persons suspected to be Christians by extremists in Nigeria. The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, in his disgust with the Nigerian authorities, further compared the government with Boko Haram, saying the only difference is that the later makes use of a bomb to achieve their aims. He condemned the Christmas Day attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province, and that of Boko Haram on Christmas Eve. A press statement from the Bishop’s media team on Tuesday evening quoted him as speaking in the United Kingdom with Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need. He said, “The only di...
Presidency Orders Reversal of Suspension of DG Rural Electrification Agency, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi (Statement)
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Presidency Orders Reversal of Suspension of DG Rural Electrification Agency, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi (Statement)

The Nigerian government Tuesday reversed the suspension of Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi from her role as Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency. Her resignation effective 31 December 2019 has been accepted by the President to enable her take up her new UN appointment. This was made known in a tweet on the official twitter handle of the Presidency. The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi. A statement by Aaron Artimas, the Special Adviser to the minister on Media and Communication made this known on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Artimas said that following some apparent infractions in the agency, the minister directed the managing director to proceed on indefinite suspension with immediate effec...
‘Christians Enjoy More Holidays In Nigeria Than Muslims’ – MURIC
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‘Christians Enjoy More Holidays In Nigeria Than Muslims’ – MURIC

As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts throughout the world to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, 1st January, 2020, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has alleged lopsidedness, partiality and persecution of Muslims in the manner the Nigerian government dishes out its holidays. Rising from an emergency meeting where it deliberated on the latest allegation of persecution by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), MURIC insisted that the last public holiday, which was declared by the Federal Government on 1st January, 2020, has exposed CAN as a body which enjoys shedding crocodile tears. MURIC’s stand was contained in a press statement to DAILY POST on Friday, signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. MURIC said in the statement, “CAN claims it is being pers...
Reduce Lawmakers By Two-Thirds; We’re Too Many, Unsustainable – Rep Member, Bamidele Salam
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Reduce Lawmakers By Two-Thirds; We’re Too Many, Unsustainable – Rep Member, Bamidele Salam

A Nigerian lawmaker, Bamidele Salam, has called for a massive cut in the cost of running the Nigerian government. Part of his recommendation is that federal lawmakers, who are currently about 469, be reduced by about two-thirds. Mr Salam, who represents Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency, said this can be achieved by reducing the number of senators per state to one from three, while the House of Representatives should be reduced to one-third of its current 360 members. He said the senators should also work on part-time basis. “In practical terms, the Senate should be made up of one senator per state, meeting on part-time basis (to confirm appointments, approve loans, emergency powers etc.) while the House of representatives should have only one-third of i...
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Sowore, Dasuki: Timi Frank Thanks USA, Says America True Police Of The World

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank has commended the senators of the United States of America and the America government for putting pressures on Nigerian government to the release of Omoyele Sowore and by extension, Ibrahim Dasuki. Frank also thank all Nigerians, especially a human right lawyer, Femi Falana, who stood up to fight for justice even in the mist of treat to their lives, posterity will judge you favorably. Frank said if not for the pressure by the USA government and some of its senators, Sowore would still be languishing in DSS detention without charge. The political activist, however, declared that "truly the American government is the police of the world." Reacting thro...
Samson Siasia Does Not Deserve To Be Abandoned Now – Odegbami
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Samson Siasia Does Not Deserve To Be Abandoned Now – Odegbami

I can hardly recognize the present-day Nigeria from the country I was born into, grew up in, and served in my own little ways. Beyond politics, corruption and poor governance that have raped and left this abundantly rich and blessed country prostrate with poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, millions of jobless youths, ethnic crisis, kidnappings, senseless internecine killings, and more, I find that we have arrived at the final frontier, that point beyond which there can be no redemption – our humanity. Where, when, how did we become such a completely dehumanized people without love and compassion for each other? Everything about the Nigerian could fail but not the spirit of community and concern for the weak, the afflicted, and the aged in society. Nigerians welcomed strange...
Crime

Vandals Stealing Clips, Bolts On Lagos-Ibadan Rail Track

The Nigerian government has raised alarm concerning the stealing and replacing of clips, bolts and knots on the Lagos/Ibadan rail line. Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, said 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts as well as knots had been replaced along the rail track. Mr. Fidet said, “You can’t imagine that between Lagos and Ibadan, we have replaced over 5,000 clips and close to 10,000 bolts and nuts on the track and it is not a good thing at all. “Without those things on the tracks, accidents can occur. “We know the volume of passengers on a train. So vandalism of rail infrastructure has to stop.” He added that government would still go ahead to extend the Lagos-Ibadan line to Kano in three years. The Nigerian government has in the past ...
POS Stamp Duty: FG Reviews 50 Naira To Transactions Above 10 Thousand Naira
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POS Stamp Duty: FG Reviews 50 Naira To Transactions Above 10 Thousand Naira

The Nigerian government has reviewed its policy on stamp duty charges, levied on electronic payments. According to Punch, the new proposed finance bill disclosed that the N50 stamp duty charge would now be levied on electronic payments above N10,000 as against payment above N1,000. The finance bill is a plan by the Federal Government to revamp tax administration in the country by introducing various tax increment However, the new bill exempts bank transfers between two accounts owned by the same person or organization from stamp duty charges. The bill repeals a provision of the Stamp Duty Act 2014 which holds the threshold for receipts chargeable with stamp duty as N4 and above. PoS agents, operators kick against N50 charge, seek policy reversal, Bank’s agent loses N160,000 to...
Deadly Crackdowns On Non-Violent Protests And Journalists Affecting Nigeria’s Image – US Lawmakers Write Nigerian Government
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Deadly Crackdowns On Non-Violent Protests And Journalists Affecting Nigeria’s Image – US Lawmakers Write Nigerian Government

New Jersey's Senator Robert Menedez and Josh Gotheimer, a member of congress have written the Nigerian government over reports of the country's security services assaulting and detaining journalists, using excessive force on non-violent protesters and taking other actions that inhibit freedom of expression.   In the letter dated November 25 and addressed to Sylvanus Nsofor who is Nigeria’s ambassador to the US, the US lawmakers expressed strong concern about closing media and civic space in Nigeria which according to them is affecting the image of the West-African country.   They further affirmed that Nigeria should be a shining to other African countries as it plays a critical role in preserving  peace and stability in the continent.   “We write to expre...
Nigerian Government To Inject N50 Billion Into Entertainment Industry –  Lai Mohammed
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Nigerian Government To Inject N50 Billion Into Entertainment Industry – Lai Mohammed

Federal government intends to inject N50 billion into the creative industry as its role in making sure the industry survives, according to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture. The Minister disclosed this at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday. Mohammed also said government was set to commercialise the creative industry in Nigeria. He said government knew that a lot went into the making of an industry and as such, it had resolved to prioritise commercialisation of the creative industry. “A lot goes into making an industry; from the creative industry to the artiste, the managers, platforms, sponsors, agents, marketers, investors and award concerts like this. “As we move into 2020, the succe...
Adesua Etomi Reacts As Social Media Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate
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Adesua Etomi Reacts As Social Media Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill also known as the Social Media Bill on Wednesday passed second reading in the Senate. Reacting, Nollywood actress, Adesuwa Etomi slammed the Nigerian government for failing to tackle the country’s endemic problem but rather focused on regulating social media. Speaking via her official Twitter handle, Etomi identified the critical problems rocking the country as thus; lack of quality education, high infant and maternal mortality rate, insecurity, poverty, and lack of job opportunities. She made the comment in reaction to the social media bill which has scaled the second reading at the senate. “Millions of children out of school, infant and maternal mortality rates at an all time high, insecurity, poverty, lack of ...
Reopen Border, Strengthen Weak Institutions- Ex Ghana President, Mahama Tells Nigeria
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Reopen Border, Strengthen Weak Institutions- Ex Ghana President, Mahama Tells Nigeria

The former President of Ghana, Dr. John Dramani Mahama has come hard on the Nigerian government, calling on the immediate reopening of the the borders, which were closed a few months ago. Mahama made the call while speaking as the guest speaker at the 7th Anniversary Lecture of Realnews magazine held at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. He said: “In Nigeria, the unilateral closure of the borders since August is a worrying development for the growth of free trade in the ECOWAS sub-region. Off course, one can understand the harmful effects of unbridled smuggling goods on the growth of local production. But it is problematic that sub-regional economic activity and trade should suffer because of domestic institutional weaknesses. “Nigeria must invest in strengthening its insti...
Osinbajo And The Aso Rock Cabal By Dele Momodu
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Osinbajo And The Aso Rock Cabal By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, as much as one is tempted to gloss over the hullabaloo inside the seat of power in Abuja, it is virtually impossible because there is always one drama or the other emanating from the place too frequently these days. Indeed, the melodrama has since become one day, new scene. Despite endless denials on both sides of the divide by spokespersons for the principal dramatis personae, it seems obvious that things are no longer at ease between the offices of the President, Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, no matter how much they or their mouthpieces try to sweep the unfortunate mess under the carpet. The latest farce surrounds the removal or otherwise of some of the aides of the Vice President. Approbation, confirmation and denials are rife. It is be...
Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air
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Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has banned the operations of Dana Air by suspending its operating license. NCAA’s spokesperson, Sam Adurogboye, announced the suspension in a statement Wednesday. Mr. Adurogboye explained that the suspension order commenced on Wednesday. According to him, the suspension was carried out to pave way for an investigation on the airline. He explained that Dana Air had already complied with the order. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the suspension is coming on the heels of an earlier resolution of the Senate’s directive to the NCAA to ban the airline from flying in the Nigerian airspace. A Dana Air aircraft carrying 153 people crashed in Lagos on June 3, 2012, killing everybody aboard and 6 on ground.
Border Closure: Nigeria Lists Conditions To Reopen Borders With Neighbours
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Border Closure: Nigeria Lists Conditions To Reopen Borders With Neighbours

The Nigerian government on Monday gave a list of conditions that must be met for it to reopen its borders. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, alongside members of the Inter-ministerial committee on the temporary partial closure of land borders, held a press briefing in Abuja to discuss the issues. The nation’s borders have been closed for several weeks in a move the government said was to grow the local economy and reduce illegal importation. The issue has generated controversy in the economy with many condemning the government for not providing palliatives to curb the expected rise in basic goods for families.  Some also argue that the border closure violates Nigeria’s agreements within ECOWAS and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Other Nigerian...