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    Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Hammed Oyelude, the olowu of Owu Kuta in Osun state, says there is need to rebrand the Nigerian Army. Speaking with journalists on Monday in Lagos, the monarch said there should also be transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army. He said the army ought to be well-funded and equipped in order to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. "The Nigerian Army should [...]

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    Presidential committee: Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami

Presidential committee: Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) says Ibrahim Magu is a victim of power play in the presidency. TheCable had reported how the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was whisked away by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) operatives and officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) on Monday and [...]

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    Oniru suspends palace officials who slapped son of late king over ‘property’

Oniru suspends palace officials who slapped son of late king over ‘property’

Gbolahan Lawal, Oniru of IruLand, has ordered the suspension of palace officials who slapped Tijani Oniru, son of the late king. Lawal was crowned the king of IruLand in Lagos state in June after the demise of Abiodun Idowu Oniru, his predecessor, in 2019. In a viral video, Tijani was allegedly attacked by palace security officials over landed property owned by the [...]

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    Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’

Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’

The Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state. Cross River is the only state in the country where any case of COVID-19 has not been officially confirmed. In a letter addressed to Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, on Sunday, Agam Ayuk, state chairman of the association, said the lives [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Is the new political movement dead on arrival?

ANALYSIS: Is the new political movement dead on arrival?

An attempt at a third force seemed to have died upon arrival. Less than 24 hours after it was introduced to the public, those identified as its pillars have denied their involvement in the group. This new political forum, named the National Consultative Front (NCF), was meant to be a revolutionary group whose birth would herald reforms and "save the [...]

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    Cross River records more COVID-19 cases — but govt yet to admit

Cross River records more COVID-19 cases — but govt yet to admit

Ikpeme Ikpeme, chief medical director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), says five patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been officially confirmed in the country. In a circular issued on Friday, the medical director said two of the patients are workers in the hospital. He said [...]

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    ‘I wasn’t consulted’ — Umar Dangiwa disowns new political movement

‘I wasn’t consulted’ — Umar Dangiwa disowns new political movement

Umar Dangiwa, former governor of Kaduna state, says he was never consulted before his name was included among the promoters of the National Consultative Front. On Wednesday, a new political movement was launched ahead of the 2023 elections with the aim of “driving reforms” in the country. The group listed 30 prominent Nigerians as members of the new movement. Dangiwa was listed [...]

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    NAFDAC disrupts launch of COVID-19 herbal drug in Ogun

NAFDAC disrupts launch of COVID-19 herbal drug in Ogun

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disrupted the launch of a COVID-19 herbal syrup in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Thursday. Officials of the agency said they disrupted the launch on the grounds that the product had not been certified for public use. The herbal syrup, named Oxybiotics, was developed by one Paul Oni, a herbal medicine [...]

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    Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he has handed the state over to the federal government as far as COVID-19 is concerned. Speaking on Thursday when he met with members of the COVID-19 task force team, the governor said under his watch, Cross Rivers did its best not to record any case. He said now that the federal government had lifted [...]

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    IBAN asks NBC to suspend new broadcasting code

IBAN asks NBC to suspend new broadcasting code

The Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (IBAN) has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to suspend the implementation of the amended 6th broadcasting code. In a statement on Wednesday, Guy Murray-Bruce, the association's secretary, said the amendment should be subjected to a new round of wide stakeholder consultation to avoid a legal crisis. He said the committee in charge of the [...]

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    Utomi, Ezekwesili, float political movement ahead of 2023

Utomi, Ezekwesili, float political movement ahead of 2023

A group of 30 eminent Nigerians have formed a new political movement "aimed at driving reforms" in the country. In a communique issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the group unveiled the name of the new platform as National Consultative Front. Among the members of the movement are Ghali Na’abba, a former speaker of the house of representatives; Olisa Agbakoba, a prominent lawyer; [...]

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    Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

The Kogi state government says the attack at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) on Wednesday was by relatives of patients allegedly abandoned by the hospital staff. Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. They also carted away laptops, valuable documents and destroyed some properties at the facility. But in a statement, Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease. The armed men were said to have [...]

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    SGF: Stamp duty collection can generate N1trn revenue annually

SGF: Stamp duty collection can generate N1trn revenue annually

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says there is potential for high revenue accretion from stamp duty collection such that it would only be second to crude oil earnings. Mustapha was speaking on Tuesday at the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee on audit and recovery of stamp duty. According to the SGF, stamp duty collection could generate as [...]

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    Lawan: Consumers should be properly metered before electricity tariff increase

Lawan: Consumers should be properly metered before electricity tariff increase

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says consumers should be properly metered before the increase in electricity tariff. On Monday, the national assembly convinced the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to halt the proposed increase in tariff for power consumers. In January, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariff across the country from April 1. However, [...]

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    NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) says it may increase fares over new guidelines issued by the federal government on interstate travel. On Monday, the federal government lifted the ban on interstate travel starting from July 1, but mandated temperature checks for every passenger and crowd control at motor parks. Vehicles are also required to carry only fifty percent [...]

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