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500 Nigerians Remain Jobless Four Months After UAE Ban On Work Permit, Visas

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Barely four months after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned work permit for Nigerians living in that country, the effect had nearly 500 Nigerians remaining jobless and facing enormous difficulties in the Middle Eastern country. The…

MAIMUNA’s MEMOIR: Protecting The Environment

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The environment has an important role to play in our lives to the point that it even affects our personality. Altine and I were driving out of town to see Farida who lived in the suburbs. Her husband preferred life in the suburbs as he…

Rights Abuse: El-Zakzaky Slams N2bn Suit On AGF, DSS

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Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has filed a suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) and the attorney-general of the federation and minister of Justice, wherein he is demanding the sum of…

‘Tax Payment Panacea For Development’

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Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and FCT-Internal Revenue Service have called for prompt tax payment to enhance growth and development in the nation. Speaking during the 2021 Tax…

Court Resumes Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial October 21

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Federal High Court, Abuja has issued a trial notice for the October 21 prosecution of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in the treasonable felony charges brought against him by the federal government. The…

Nigeria To Raise $30m For Vaccine Plant – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that Nigeria is in talks with the World Bank’s private lending arm and other lenders to raise about $30 million to help finance a vaccine plant, Biovaccines Nigeria Ltd. He however added that…

Women Entrepreneurs Ask NAFDAC To Ease Registration Process

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National president, African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP), Angela Ajala, has appealed to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to make the registration process easy for entrepreneurs in the…

Police Arrest Bank Official For Conniving To Defraud Customer Of N3m

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An official of a micro finance bank in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Olagoke Dare, who allegedly connived with another man to allegedly defraud one of his company’s customers of the sum of N3 million was among the 20 suspected…

Lagos Taskforce Denies Shooting Wema Bank Staff

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The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Taskforce has denied the allegations of shooting one Bamidele Ajala, a banker with Wema Bank by one of its officials at Oshodi area of the state. The taskforce in a rebuttal…

Ex-OPIC MD Slams N10bn Suit On Ogun Assembly Over Rights Violation

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A former managing director of Ogun State Property Investment Corporation (OPIC), Jide Odusolu, has dragged the state House of Assembly before the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged violation of his rights to a fair hearing.…

No Plan To Scrap FERMA – Bamisile

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Bamisile, has dispelled the rumour making the rounds that the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) would be scrapped, saying it would rather be restructured to deliver better roads to…

Oyo Will Make Sports Top Revenue Earner, Says Makinde

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday pledged that his administration would continue to develop youths through sporting activities in order to make the sport sector a top source of revenue not only for the state but the entire nation.…

Twitter Recommendations To Affect Other Social Media Platforms – Federal Govt

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The federal government yesterday said the recommended conditions for the lifting of the suspension imposed on Twitter will be applicable to all over-the-top and other social media platforms in Nigeria. Minister of information and culture,…

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ECOWAS Parliament Prioritises Security, Economic Devt In Draft Budget

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Speaker of the parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has presented the draft 2022 appropriation bill, which prioritises security and economic development. Tunis, while presenting the…

Nigerians Lose Over N22bn To Imagine Lenders, As Owners Skip Town

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\Not less than N22 billion in investments seem to have gone down the drain as owners of Imagine Global Solutions, promoters of Imagine Lenders Microfinance have allegedly skipped town with investors’ funds as affected Nigerians form…

NCC To Subscribers: Don’t Link Your NIN To Another Person’s SIM

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has strongly warned telecoms consumers to ensure they do not allow their National Identification Number (NIN) to be linked to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, no matter…

UNICEF Lauds CJTF’s Delisting From Groups Using Children For Armed Conflict

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said the delisting of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) from the United Nations Secretary-General’s report on Children and Armed Conflict as one of the armed groups recruiting and using…

2023: Group Promises To Mobilise 20m Supporters For Osinbajo Presidency

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A group, Osinbajo Awareness Campaign (OAC) has unveiled plans to mobilise 20million youths across the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the vice president Yemi Osibanjo’s presidency. Already, the group has…

Your Clock Of Ultimate Destruction Is Ticking, President Buhari Tells Bandits

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a tough warning to bandits, saying that “the clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking as you will no longer have a place to hide.” Reacting to the killing of over 30 people in Goronyo in Sokoto…

US To Assist Nigerian Military End Accidental Airstrikes

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United States (US) has said it will help the Nigerian military end the bombing of civilian targets during airstrikes on terrorists and criminal elements in the North-East and North-West. The US principal deputy national security advisor,…

P&ID Scam: EFCC Re-arraigns British National, James Nola

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a British national, James Nolan, before Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja. The EFCC re-arraigned Nolan alongside two others on an amended…

Minister Sets Up Caretaker Committee To Run Badminton Federation

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As part of efforts to restore normalcy in administration of badminton, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has sworn-in a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN). The committee which was…

Federal Govt Files Fresh Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu

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Federal government has filed an amended seven-count charge against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before the Federal High Court, Abuja. The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and…

NYG: Team Kaduna Humbles Delta, FCT To Clinch Beach Volleyball Gold Medals

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Team Kaduna’s male and female volleyball beach teams humbled their counterparts from Delta to book a place in the final before humiliating FCT in the finals to win both male and female events’ gold medals of the 2021 National Youth Games …

NYG: Host Kwara, Osun Battle For Male Football Gold

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Hosts Kwara will battle Osun State in the final of the men’s football event of the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin. Kwara had earlier won gold in rugby and table tennis and will be seeking to add the men’s football gold to their…

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WAFCON 2022 Qualifiers: Super Falcons Eye Black Queens’ Scalp

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African champions Super Falcons are confident they can earn a good win on home ground on Wednesday that will put them at relative advantage in their 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Ghana’s Black Queens. Both…

4 Nigerian Female Cyclists Depart For World Cycling Championship

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Four female cyclists, Grace Ayuba, Tawakalt Oyetayo Yekeen, Ese Lovina Ukpeseraye and Mary Sunday who have qualified for the World Cycling Competition set to hold in Roubaix, France, from October 20 to 21, 2021, have departed for France.…

Southampton Seal 3 Years Partnership Deal With TNUK

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English Premier League side, Southampton, has sealed a 3-years partnership deal with Team Nigeria International (TNUK) toward the development of a grassroots programme in Nigeria. TNUK International specialises in the provision of physical…

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RURCON Targets Lagos Churches For Community Development

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A faith-based development agency and professional development counselling agency (RURCON) has vowed to deepen its interventions among churches in Lagos on the eve of its 50th anniversary. RURCON, which was founded in 1971 by Mr Peter…

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As Obaseki Firms Grip On Edo PDP

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In a bid to assert his leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State ahead of the national convention coming up later this month, a faction of the party in the state loyal to the Governor Godwin Obaseki suspended some party…