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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…

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…

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.…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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Eid el-Maulud: Insecurity, Economic Sabotage Declining – President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the insecurity and economic sabotage were on the decline because of the intense war being waged against criminals in the country by the military. The president, who felicitated with the Muslim Ummah…

Pressure Mounts On APC Leadership To Sanction Members Over Parallel Congresses

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Indications have emerged that the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is being pressured to slam sanctions on party members who sponsored parallel state congresses last Saturday. A party source hinted that some…

Tributes Pour In For Colin Powell, US Mourns

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Tributes have poured in for former United States (US) Secretary of State, Colin Powell, who died on Monday of COVID-19 complications at the age of 84. The Republican politician was a former top military officer who rose to become the first…

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JUST-IN: Troops Kill Several Terrorists In Borno

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Troops of Joint Task Force North-East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have killed scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in two different encounters in Borno State. A statement by the director, Army…

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2022 Budget: Senate Committees To Submit Reports By Nov 24

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The Senate has ordered its Standing Committees to submit budget reports to the Appropriations Committee by November 24, 2021. This is contained in the budget hearings guideline released by the chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation,…

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Oyo’ll Continue To Develop Talents To Make Sports Top Revenue Earner – Gov Makinde

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

PDP New Media Influencers Kick Against Microzoning Of Publicity Secretary Position

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A group of New Media Influencers in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the PDP Rescue House Group, has protested the micro-zoning of the position of the party’s National Publicity Secretary zoned to the South-West zone, to Ondo State. The…

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US First Black Secretary Of State, Collin Powell, Dies Of COVID-19

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Former US Secretary of State, Collin Powell, has died of COVID-19 complications, his family has announced on Facebook. Aged 84, the Republican was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of…

2023: Group Make Case For North Central, Backs Yahaya Bello

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Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, a North West group has make case for a North Central presidency, calling on the Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Yahaya Bello to join the race. The group known as “GYB Awareness Project 2023,” said…

APC Congress: Pro-Uba Sani Group Hails Gov El-Rufai Over Party Unity

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A group under the auspices of Uba Sani Legacies Solidarity Forum (USALESOF) has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State for the peaceful conduct of the State APC congress and for keeping the party united. A press release by the…

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BREAKING: Policeman Killed As Gunmen Attack Ebonyi Police Station

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A mobile police officer has been shot dead following an attack on Effium Police Station in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State by suspected hoodlums. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Loveth Odah, in an interview…

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Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, Others For The Witness Newspaper Foundation Launch

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The Witness, a Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organisation, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday,…

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Group Petitions Minister, EFCC, Others Over Alleged Corruption In NLRC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, have been asked to probe allegations of corruption at the National Lottery Regulatory Commission …

Foundation, FRSC Partner To Launch Anti-corruption Radio Show

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The Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) in partnership with the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), has announced the launch of a new anti-corruption advocacy programme on radio called ‘Make We Sama Corruption’. The programme will commence on…