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Naira Swap: Tinubu hails govs over Supreme Court ruling

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has hailed the governors of the 36 states for standing on the side of the Nigerian people over the Central Bank new naira and cashless policy that have…

Cash crunch and matters arising

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The present quagmire over the cash scarcity in Nigeria is worrisome, yet the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari seems to be lackadaisical about it. The question being asked by many Nigerians is: Why is the government not…

Abuse of widows, orphans: Humanitarian affairs ministry to the rescue

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Widows and orphans are going through difficult times in the hands of deceased familues. PAUL OKAH in this report examines the intervention of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in curbing the menace. It is…

Schools feeding programme: Successes stories and challenges

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The federal government’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), introduced by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 was aimed at providing one meal per school day for all primary school pupils in Nigeria.…

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NHRC inaugurates special IIP on counter insurgency operations in North-east

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) inaugurated a Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in the Implementation of Counter Insurgency Operations in the North-east. Speaking, the Executive Secretary of the…

APC ‘plotting’ to use lawmakers to scuttle elections – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plot by All Progressives Congress (APC) to use some of its lawmakers at the National Assembly to disrupt the 2023 general elections. The party also urged the National…

In Bayelsa, Diri kicks off 3rd anniversary with health, transport projects

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Activities marking the third anniversary of the Governor Douye Diri administration in Bayelsa state commenced Thursday with the inauguration of two projects. The projects are the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) complex and the…

Contempt: Why EFCC chair must first go to Kuje prison – Olanipekun

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A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has urged Inspector-General of Police Babal Alkali to comply with a court order committing the Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)…

Be partners in progress, Buhari tells new NLC leadership

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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday congratulated Joe Ajaero on his emergence as the new president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The President also hailed the National Executive Committee of the NLC on the success of the congress…

Don’t vote politicians that keep you in darkness for ages – Abariukwu

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The All Progressive Grand Alliance’s (APGA) candidate for House of Representatives Ikwuano Umuahia federal constituency, Engineer Ogbonna Abarikwu, has called on voters from his constituency to shun politicians that kept them into…

2023 polls: Only a courageous leader can halt Nigeria’s drift into disintegration – YCE

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The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) on Tuesday said Nigeria needed only an experienced, well tested, courageous and generally acceptable Nigerian like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to halt its seeming drift into disintegration. YCE in a statement by…

ADC candidate to electorate, use 2023 poll to demand change

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The presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu, has urged Nigerians to use the February 25th presidential election to demand change in governance by voting him to power. Kachikwu said his presidency…

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Sule pledges to open up more rural roads across Nasarawa

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Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said he will ensure timely completion of the existing road projects and open up more rural roads to boost economic activities in the state. He stated this in Karshi, Karu local government area…

In Yobe: Atiku pledges to return peace, opens international borders

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The People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , has pledged to return peace, open all international borders and to strengthen national security if elected president of the…

NPC intensifies training for FCT facilitators on 2023 census

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The National Population Commission (NPC) has intensified preparation for the 2023 national census by training facilitators who will be deployed for the headcount in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). NPC Commissioner for the FCT, Hon.…

2023: Exploring professional training on election results collation

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There is no doubt that election is basically a game of numbers determined by eligible citizens who turnout to vote on election day and thus any act either by omission or commission that leads to the slightest mistake in collation of…

NHRC inaugurates panel to investigate alleged human rights abuses by military in North East

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has inaugurated a Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights violations in the implementation of counter insurgency operations in the North East. Speaking, the Executive Secretary of…

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Lessons from late Emir Sunusi

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The death of Emir of Dutse, Dr. Muhammad Nuhu Sunusi, was a great loss that shocked many Nigerians of different walks of life as evidenced by the mammoth gathering that attended his funeral prayer to bid him farewell. Buried along with…

The best of Buhari’s harvest of honours, awards

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Those who track the number of high-grade honours and awards conferred on President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in Nigeria, Africa and the world, can read this item and update their list of the honours and awards he received.…

Naira scarcity: ActionAid wants CBN to sanction banks, POS operators, others

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ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to put in place more stringent sanctions on banks, opportunists and POS operators that are not complying with the CBN Regulatory Guidelines. Country Director,…

2023: Electoral Hub unveils EVIC in Lagos, Kano, FCT for civic engagement

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As the 2023 general election draws closer, The Electoral Hub with support from the DAI/EU-SDGN has launched the Electoral Volunteer Information Centre (EVIC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kano and Lagos states for civic…

Digital security: PIN develops toolkit to protect online privacy

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Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has developed an online toolkit called AYETA for digital security to provide users with tools and resources they need to protect their online privacy and security. The Executive Director, PIN, Mr Gbenga Sesan said…

The nexus of democracy and good governance

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Democracy and good governance are integral to a stable and just society. Democracy provides citizens with a voice in politics and equal representation, while good governance ensures effective, accountable, and transparent decision-making…

Niger Delta elders petition Buhari, NSA, seek suspension of Ndiomu over alleged fraud, forgery, others

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Traditional Rulers and Elders from the six states of the Niger Delta have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the allege rising cases of fraud and diversion of funds under the Presidential Amnesty Programme presided over by the…

Gauranteeing the girl child’s future

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Education is one fundamental human right that all Nigerian children should be given without bias to their sexual gender. However, the importance of education in the life of the girl child can never be over-emphasised. It is trite to aver…

The new mental health legislation in Nigeria

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Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are highly rampant in low‐ and middle‐income countries like Nigeria. People in Nigeria lack adequate knowledge regarding mental health disorders and have various misconceptions for its…

Naira redesign, APC and the people

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The naira redesign and the new cashless policy are the handiwork of the current Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, with the support of President Muhammadu Buhari. The naira redesign and the cashless policy…

Taraba South: Appeal Court affirms Jimkuta as APC senatorial candidate

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has affirmed Hon. David Jimkuta as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Taraba South senatorial district election slated for February 25, 2023. The appellate court, in a…

Tribute to late Professor Ibrahim Umar

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Barely a year after the sorrowful demise of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa (January 2022), penultimate Monday’s death of Professor Ibrahim Umar marked and added another turning point in the tragic losses of great Nigerians. A renowned physicist…

IGP appoints AIG Umar to coordinate election security planning, monitoring, evaluation team

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In a bid to ensure adequate security coverage before, during and after the general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has approved the setting up of an Election Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Team for…