Nigeria Breaching AfCFTA By Closing Border, Says Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has described the move by the Nigerian Government to close all land borders as a breach of international trade protocols. In July 2019, Nigeria became the 53rd country to join the African Continental Free Trade Area after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the agreement in Niamey, Niger Republic. The agreement is to …

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Lagos Residents Attack Petrol Tanker, Scoop Free Fuel

Residents of Mile 2 area of Lagos State has attacked a petrol-laden tanker, causing it to spill its content. Following this incident, residents scooped free petrol from the 33,000-litre tanker despite the danger of such action.  According to a video shared by a Twitter user, thugs hit the tanker with iron rods as it passed …

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Ita-Giwa Commends Senate for Revisiting Anti-sexual Harassment Bill

Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly  Matters and leader of the Bakassi people, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has reiterated the need to speed up the deliberation and passage of the new anti-sexual harrassment bill by the upper arm of the Nigerian legislature. Her call follows an investigative documentary by BBC Africa Eye exposing how university lecturers …

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EFCC Arrests Three Suspects In Kano Job Scam

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday said it had arrested three persons suspected of perpetrating an elaborate job scam on unsuspecting individuals. The agency in a post on Twitter said the suspects defrauded Nigerians in larges sums of money. The EFCC said, “Operatives of the EFCC Kano Zonal Office arrested three persons …

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What Citizen Agba Jalingo Would Have Said (PART 3) By Jonathan Abang Ugbal

On Monday, Cross Riverians and Nigerians learnt of the decision of the people of Bakassi local government area to donate 36,000 hectares of land to the Cross River State government for the construction of the Bakassi agro deep seaport, a signature project of the Benedict Ayade led administration – at least, that is what his …

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21 Medically-Challenged Among 173 Nigerians Who Returned From Libya Today

Libya returnees Libya returnees SaharaReporters Media   At least 21 Nigerians were among the 173 Nigerians early Tuesday morning repatriated from Libya. The returnees had entered Libya from various unrecognized channels in order to travel to Europe from the North African country. The returnees comprising men, women and children arrived Nigeria in two different flights …

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North Vs South Korea: World’s Strangest Football Derby Holds Today

Getty Images   On Tuesday, North and South Korea will play a football derby like no other, the BBC reports. It’s not too rare for the two sides to face off – but it’s almost unheard of to play in the North’s capital, Pyongyang. In fact, it has only happened once, in 1990. There will …

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US Government Denies Authorizing Turkey Invasion Of Syria

  United States of America’s President Donald Trump has called for an immediate halt to Turkey’s strikes against Kurds in Syria as Washington slapped sanctions on Turkish officials. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead a mediation effort. Washington is “simply not going to tolerate Turkey’s invasion of Syria any longer,” US Vice President Mike Pence …

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Nigerian Kidnapping: Four Remaining Schoolchildren Rescued In Kaduna Forest, Says Nigerian Army

  Troops of Operation Thunder Strike said they had rescued the remaining four students of the Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapped on their way to school. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations Officer, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, told the News Agency of …

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Nigerian Workers Ready For Strike As Buhari Regime Resumes Wage Negotiation Today

Labour Demands For New Minimum Wage In Nigeria Labour Demands For New Minimum Wage In Nigeria GL Trends   It may be crunch time in Nigeria as the country’s workers square off with the President Muhammadu Buhari government today (Tuesday) to resolve their disagreement in the negotiation of consequential adjustment. The take-off date for the …

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How El-Rufai Emboldened Kidnappers, Frustrated Plans To Rescue Our Children -Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls Lament

  “We were talking with the kidnappers of our children; suddenly the kidnappers said that they the government had come into the case.  “They said government should settle them. The governor’s pronouncement in Abuja that the government was on top of the situation has compounded our problem,” said a distraught parent, Chukwuemeka Adindu, whose children …

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Nigerian Prisca Isaac, Nwosu Precious Arrested For Illegal Transmission Of Broadcast Signals -EFCC

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has busted two Nigerians involved in illegal transmission of broadcast signals in Nigeria. On Monday, the EFCC said it had arrested two employees of Communication Trend Limited, Prisca Isaac (sales representative) and Nwosu Precious (Technician) at 111 Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for alleged illegal transmission of …

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Lawless: How Nigeria’s DSS Detained Abdullahi Ahmadu Since 2013 Without Trial

Abdullahi Ahmadu Abdullahi Ahmadu The horrifying story of how a Nigerian citizen, Mr. Abdullahi Ahmadu, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since 2013 without access to the court or family members has been exposed. According to sources Ahmadu has been in the detention of the State Secret Service for …

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Nigeria Vs Boko Haram: How Government Jets Destroyed Boko Haram Terrorists at Meeting Venue In Sambisa (Video)

The Nigerian Air Force says it has destroyed a location at Boboshe on the fringes of the Sambisa forest killing an unspecified number of Boko Haram terrorists where they were likely holding a meeting to attack Nigerian troops and civilians. The air force said in a statement on Monday, “The Air Task Force (ATF) of …

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Northerners Accuse South-East Of Agenda To Cripple North By Kidnapping, Trafficking Children

  The Coalition of Northern Groups in Nigeria has accused the eastern region of the country of working on an agenda to cripple the viability of the North debasing its human resource capital base. In a statement by the coalition, the North accused the Presidency, local and international media of downplaying the uncovering of how some …

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Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Will Cost Government N450 Billion In 2020 -Finance Minister

  Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, says under-recovery of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy will gulp N450 billion in 2020. She stated this at the public presentation of the 2020 budget proposals in Abuja on Monday. Ahmed said, “We have a provision for under-recovery …

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Nigerian Court Freezes 45 Bank Accounts For Rice Smuggling

VON   A federal high court on Monday in Abuja ordered the temporary freezing of 45 bank accounts belonging to three companies allegedly involved in smuggling of rice into Nigeria. The companies having accounts with 10 commercial banks in the country are Sun Sam A1 International Limited, Sun Sam International Limited and Sunchrist O. Trans …

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Nigeria First, Says Nigerian Finance Minister On Border Closure

  Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019, adding that the issue of border closure is to protect Nigeria’s interest. She said this on Monday at the public presentation of the 2020 budget proposals in Abuja. …

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Moghalu: Let’s Fix Nigeria Before 2023

  The candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has resigned from the party. Moghalu announced his resignation from the party via his Twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley, on Monday. He said, “Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023.  …

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Can A Cabal Against Aisha Buhari Be For President Buhari? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Fredrick Nwabufo Fredrick Nwabufo   I have always assumed that ‘’the cabal’’ or the kitchen cabinet in any administration exists at the pleasure of the president or the leadership; hence members of this clique owe him and everything that comes with him, unsoiled loyalty.  My assumption was underpinned by some classical examples. In 2010, the …

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Kenya Receives Remains Of Ethiopian Airline Crash Victims

Anadolu Agency   About 28 victims of the March 10, 2019 Ethiopian Airline crash, which had a Nigerian onboard, were on Thursday transported to the Jomo Kenyata International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.  Ethiopia had noted in September that all the remains of all 157 persons on the aircraft had been identified and matched. Seven months …

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Royal Swedish Academy Awards Economic Prize To Youngest Recipient

Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee, who have just won the Nobel memorial prize for Economics Composite Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee, who have just won the Nobel memorial prize for Economics Composite Getty Images   The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has given the Nobel Prize for Economics to the youngest …

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Except Government Meets Our Demands, No Going Back On Strike, Says NLC

The Guardian Nigeria The Nigeria Labour Congress has said that only a favourable outcome of its meeting with the government scheduled for Tuesday could stop its proposed strike action on Wednesday. Chairman of NLC in Ondo State, Oluwole Adeleye, gave the warning on Monday in Akure, the state capital.  He said, “The government would be meeting …

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Aisha Buhari Almost Attacked Me, Mamman Daura’s Daughter Alledges

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has accused the First Lady, Aisha, of almost physically attacking her inside Aso Villa in Abuja. The lady made the allegation while commenting on a video where Mrs Buhari was seen complaining about being denied access to her residence, according to a report by TheCable. Fatima …

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HEDA Trains Journalists On Corruption Tracking Techniques

HEDA Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju HEDA Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju   Leading anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, has begun a training programme on new ways and usage of corruption tracking techniques for community-based organisations, bloggers, anti-corruption agencies officials and media practitioners in the North-Western part of the country. According to the organisers, the training is …

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Group Queries Oduah, Chidoka, Others Over Closure Of Enugu Airport

  A group, Igbo Renaissance Forum, has queried the performances of three aviation ministers from the region between 2010 and 2015 following the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The group noted that at different times during the tenures of Fidelia Njeze, Stella Oduah and Osita Chidoka as ministers in the sector, the …

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Buhari’s Regime Encourages Official Corruption –Senator Yaroe

  Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Binos Yaroe, has said that the present regime under President Muhammadu Buhari is encouraging official corruption. Senator Yaroe made the remarks in Yola, Adamawa, on Monday, adding that the 2020 budget is a mere budget of consumption and not national development. He questioned the integrity of the …

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Stop Harassment, Intimidation of Journalists, Amnesty International Tells Buhari Regime

Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian Government to end the climate of fear and repression of journalists and media organisations across the country. Country Director of the organisation, Osai Ojigbo, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja during a public presentation of a report titled “Endangered Voices”. Ojigbo said, “At least 19 journalists were detained …

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