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Opposition’s ‘silence’ worries stakeholders in Ogun
December 6, 2020 2304 1035

    It appears Ogun State is gradually tilting to a one-party state, considering the deafening silence from the ‘supposed’ opposition parties since the current administration came on board.   The Gov... Read more

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Minister challenges local broadcast media to tell Nigerian story
December 6, 2020 2144 881

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has challenged Nigerian broadcast media to take the lead in telling the Nigerian story to guard against distortion of facts by a section of foreign media.&nbs... Read more

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Buhari at green chamber: What Nigerians want lawmakers to tell Mr. President
December 6, 2020 1936 693

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to sack alleged underperforming service chiefs despite calls by concerned Nigerians, has continued to draw the ire of stakeholders, even as hope wanes over the Federal Govern... Read more

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‘How #EndSARS protest turned us to widows’
December 5, 2020 2200 1016

Mrs. Feranmi Oladele could not place her feeling on the morning of October 20, 2020. It was all shrouded in apprehension, premonition and fear. Nevertheless, she warned her police husband not to report to station. “That morning when he told... Read more

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Police withdraw suit against probe of alleged impunity by security agents
December 5, 2020 2228 960

The Nigeria Police Force  (NPF) on Friday applied to withdraw the suit it filed to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity by police officials, particularly men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery... Read more

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N2.2b fraud: Fayose gets nod for foreign medical trip
December 5, 2020 2167 897

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday authorised a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is facing an alleged N2.2billion fraud trial, to go on a foreign medical trip. Justice C.J. Aneke made the order following an application b... Read more

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We’ll allow freedom of speech, not reckless use of social media, says FG
December 5, 2020 1974 788

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, restated the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to regulate the social media in its spirited bid to keep the country unite... Read more

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Farmers’ killing: Borno IDPs fear return to communities
December 5, 2020 1912 686

    Plans by Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum to return about 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), currently taking refuge in about 46 camps in and around Maiduguri, to liberated communities within the sta... Read more

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Police orders restriction of movement over Lagos bye-elections
December 4, 2020 2348 1049

In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye-elections into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly seats, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6 am and 6 pm on Sat... Read more

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Police ask court to stop SARS probe, group kicks
December 4, 2020 2120 893

    Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja asking it to stop judicial panels of inquiry probing into alleged police brutality. The move has been, however, severely criticised by a rig... Read more

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Sanwo-Olu gives N60m to families of slain policemen
December 4, 2020 2230 840

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged to protect the lives and property of Lagosians. Speaking before eminent traditional leaders and captains of banks and industries, the governor said his administration will flush out criminals wh... Read more

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Lagos APC raises alarm over plot to disrupt by-election
December 4, 2020 2002 620

Through its local chapter in Lagos, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday raised the alarm over plots to disrupt the by-elections holding Saturday in Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe Constituency II. The party’s Publicity... Read more

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Obaseki swears in SSG, urges courage, resilience to deliver on mandate
December 3, 2020 2439 1018

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, swore in Osarodion Ogie, as Secretary to the State Government (SSG), urging him to remain undaunted and focused to deliver on his renewed mandate to serve Edo people.   Administering the oath o... Read more

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Akeredolu visits Ndoma-Egba over wife’s demise
December 3, 2020 2238 835

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has paid a condolence visit to the erstwhile Senate Leader and ex-Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), over the death of his wife, Amaka. This was disclosed i... Read more

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Ogun APC urges support for Abiru
December 3, 2020 2144 733

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye, has urged Lagos East Senatorial District voters to choose wisely by voting for party’s candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, in the by-election slated for Saturd... Read more

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Minister promises reopening of varsities as NASU issues strike notice
December 3, 2020 2045 651

    Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, yesterday, said the universities would soon reopen for academic activities after almost one year of strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).   He made the dis... Read more

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Abiodun presents N339b budget to Assembly
December 3, 2020 2016 583

    Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N339 billion for the 2021 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.   The governor, while presenting th... Read more

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Senate agrees Yakubu as INEC chair for another five years
December 2, 2020 2100 712

The Senate yesterday confirmed the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years.   Yakubu was first appointed as chairman of INEC on October 21, 2015, by Pr... Read more

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Northern elders ask Buhari to resign over insecurity
December 2, 2020 1978 565

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for failure to combat increasing insecurity in the country. The call came just as the Senate rose from a marathon debate on last Saturday’s beheading of ... Read more

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Group asks Buhari to change Service Chiefs
December 1, 2020 2481 1117

The massacre of some 110 farmers in Kwashebe, Bornu State, presents yet another chance for President Mohammadu Buhari to immediately change the Service Chiefs, the Alliance for the Survival of Covid 19 and Beyond, (ASCAB) said in a statement on Mo... Read more

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Secret plots against 2023, zoning amid APC, PDP intrigues
December 1, 2020 2223 840

Five broad issues seem to be fueling upheavals surrounding the buildup to the 2023 election cycle, which is less than two years away. These issues include President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and leadership style, arguments for and again... Read more

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ICPC uncovers N450m hidden in bank account by court officials
December 1, 2020 2161 795

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday said it had seized $919,202.07 (about N450 million) hidden in a bank account by some court officials. It said the cash was kept in an interest-yielding accou... Read more

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Blame game as Borno buries victims of Boko Haram insurgency
December 1, 2020 2103 709

    As Nigeria and the world lament Saturday’s killing of farmers in Borno State, the Federal Government, yesterday, resisted attempts to blame it for the killing. Instead, it attributed the bloodshed to other facto... Read more

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