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Oil communities, stakeholders reject PIB as Senate promises speedy passage
January 26, 2021 1332 904

    The much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), yesterday, suffered a setback, as major stakeholders rejected the provisions for host communities’ equity and investment prospects. The issue of right percentage ... Read more

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Gunmen kill army, police officers in Delta community
January 26, 2021 1267 840

    Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed an army officer and a policeman in a military checkpoint at Oton Community in Sapele, Delta State. The Guardian learnt that the gunmen came with a speedboat through the Oton River... Read more

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Yoruba elders urge Buhari to sack service chiefs over insecurity
January 26, 2021 1182 787

    Elders in the South-West, under the aegis of Coalition of Oduduwa Elders (COE), have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take proactive steps to curb insecurity in the country. In a statement in Abuja, yesterday, by ... Read more

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Osun workers comply with govt’s directive on pandemic
January 26, 2021 1124 735

    Workers in the Osun civil service on Grade Levels 12 and below on Monday stayed away from offices and their duty posts in compliance with the state government directive on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary to the Sta... Read more

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South West governors, Miyetti Allah agree to flush out killer herdsmen
January 26, 2021 1092 621

    Rising from a meeting with South-West governors in Akure, yesterday, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) agreed to work with governments in the region and security agencies to curb insecu... Read more

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Netherlands rocked by third night of rioting over COVID curfew
January 26, 2021 1050 501

Police in the Netherlands arrested at least 150 people after rioting broke out for a third night following weekend protests triggered by anger over a coronavirus lockdown and nighttime curfew. Riot police clashed with groups of protesters and use... Read more

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Police arrest 12 suspects in Aguda mayhem
January 25, 2021 2316 1499

    The Police Command in Lagos State said it has arrested 12 suspects in connection with the clash between some youths in the Aguda area of Surulere on Sunday.   This is contained in a statement made available to th... Read more

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15 perish within 72 hours on Kaduna-Abuja road amid persistent crashes
January 25, 2021 2071 1349

    Kaduna State Government says no fewer than 15 persons perished in crashes on the Kaduna-Abuja highway, within the past 72 hours, while driving against traffic, according to a statement it issued on Sunday, in Kaduna. &... Read more

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SERAP demands details of planned N729b payment to poor Nigerians
January 25, 2021 1898 1226

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development, Ms. Sadia Umar-Farouk, to publish details of proposed payment o... Read more

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Senator Abiru clears air on involvement in LASU VC selection process
January 25, 2021 1759 1079

    Adetokunbo Abiru (APC-Lagos East) has said he has no hand in the cancellation of the Lagos State University (LASU) Vice Chancellor Selection Process ordered recently by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.   Abiru said in a ... Read more

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Minister meets NIMC workers tomorrow as ultimatum lapses Friday
January 25, 2021 1667 1021

    Indications emerged yesterday of a possible meeting between the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami and workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) tomorrow in Abuja. The... Read more

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Middle Belt leaders back move against criminal herders in Ondo
January 25, 2021 1595 944

    More groups, including Middle Belt Forum (MBF), and individuals have declared support for move by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to rid Ondo State forests reserves of criminal herders and bandits who indulge in killing and... Read more

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Danger signal in Southwest as quit notice to herders expires
January 25, 2021 1401 669

Southwest states are on red alert following the expiration of the quit notice given to herders by  Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The notice for the herders to vacate the Reserve Forest expired on Sunday. To prevent the herders from ... Read more

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Biden to reinstate Covid travel bans
January 25, 2021 1402 659

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official said Sunday, as the new administration ramps up its pandemic response. Biden wil... Read more

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Somali soldiers killed by Al-Shabaab militants in large-scale attack
January 24, 2021 2707 1767

    A number of soldiers were killed during a large-scale attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on Saturday, according to the country’s military. The attack began in the morning in the Raaga-Ele district in the... Read more

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Navy detains suspected smugglers’ vessel
January 24, 2021 2318 1497

    The Nigerian Navy said it detained and handed over a suspected smugglers’ vessel to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), for switching off its transponder. Capt. Suleiman Mohammed, F... Read more

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Okowa confirms four deaths, 11 hospitalised in Agbor gas fire disaster
January 24, 2021 2172 1368

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, confirmed that four persons died from injuries sustained in an explosion at a gas plant in Agbor, Ika South LGA. He said 11 people were hospitalised. He described the fire disaster as an unfortunate incident ... Read more

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12 killed as trailer crushes students, others in Ondo
January 24, 2021 2077 1211

Twelve persons have been confirmed dead while search continues for others in an accident that occurred near the entrance gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area. The accident was said to hav... Read more

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Seven killed, many injured as NURTW leadership crisis turns bloody
January 24, 2021 1946 925

At least seven persons have been killed while many were seriously injured as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers clashed in Effin, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Though details of what led to the clash were sti... Read more

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Atiku, Cuomo, others mourn Larry King
January 24, 2021 1842 838

    Tributes, yesterday, poured in for the legendary talk show host and former CNN interviewer, Larry King, who died in the early hours of Saturday, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was hospitalised. ... Read more

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Again, Sagamu-Abeokuta road comes to life
January 24, 2021 1782 796

The importance of quality roads to the development of the Nigerian society is constantly in the national discourse, and so needs no repetition here.   In Ogun, as in every other states, there is apparently a veritable need for good roads to... Read more

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Travel industry groups opposes quarantine for US-bound passengers
January 23, 2021 2994 1752

Groups representing the US travel industry and airlines voiced opposition on Friday to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step. On Thur... Read more

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Shiites seek El-Zakzaky’s release as wife contracts COVID-19 in detention
January 23, 2021 2548 1479

    Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have asked the Federal Government to immediately release Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from detention, after his Wife, Zeenah, who is also in detentio... Read more

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Biden White House atmosphere is transformed
January 23, 2021 2370 1439

    Camped out in bare offices, President Joe Biden’s new White House team has spent its first three days scrambling for things like binder clips and IT support oh, and trying to save the country from multiple crises.... Read more

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Biden to meet Trudeau next month to discuss pandemic response
January 23, 2021 2181 1301

Canada’s Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden plan to meet in person next month, the prime minister’s office has announced, following a call between the two leaders in which they agreed to join forces to combat coronavirus in Nort... Read more

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