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    Buhari orders immediate removal of trucks causing gridlock in Apapa

Buhari orders immediate removal of trucks causing gridlock in Apapa

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Apapa gridlock be cleared up immediately.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.Referred to as the gateway to the nation's economy due to citing of ports and terminals there, Apapa has been known for gridlock which has [...]

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    Iwo monarch to FG: Give traditional rulers security votes if you want to end insecurity

Iwo monarch to FG: Give traditional rulers security votes if you want to end insecurity

Adbulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, has called on the federal government to make provision for security votes for the traditional institution to help fight insecurity in the country. Akanbi, who spoke to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday, said the traditional rulers are closer to the grassroots and are privy to the intelligence needed to curb crimes in [...]

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    Military: We are not planning to overthrow Buhari

Military: We are not planning to overthrow Buhari

The defence headquarters on Tuesday dissociated the armed forces of Nigeria from the circulation of document, calling for the overthrow of the democratically elected government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued by Muhammed Wabi, deputy director of defence information, the DHQ accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress’’ as being behind the document.Wabi alleged that the document called [...]

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    Police: You have the right to search a policeman before he searches you

Police: You have the right to search a policeman before he searches you

The police say Nigerians have the right to search its men in certain situations when the officers are about to carry out inspections.In a statement titled, "(Part 2) Tips For Safe And Cordial Conduct During An Arrest", Frank Mba, force public relations officer, said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right [...]

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    Aso Rock chief imam: Banditry, kidnappings are a test from God

Aso Rock chief imam: Banditry, kidnappings are a test from God

Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, chief imam of the state house mosque, says cases of insecurity in Nigeria are a test from God.Sulaiman, speaking on the rise in cases of banditry, kidnappings, and insurgency in the country, said Nigerians should repent and pray to avert the current security problem.He said this during the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) which held at the State [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Nigeria now a laughing stock because of ‘stone age’ senators

Ben Bruce: Nigeria now a laughing stock because of ‘stone age’ senators

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says Nigeria has become the laughing stock in the world because of the "inability of senators to function in the 21st century".In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Bruce accused his colleagues of heading towards the opposite direction for rejecting a bill he sponsored on electric cars.In April, Bruce withdrew a bill seeking to phase [...]

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    Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

The Nigerian army has raised the alarm over the "plot by some individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration.In a statement on Saturday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country's democratic process.He said these individuals are also "determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation" in Nigeria in particular and West [...]

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    Magu: Some governors promoting insecurity to inflate security vote

Magu: Some governors promoting insecurity to inflate security vote

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused governors of promoting insecurity in their states in order to inflate their security votes.Presenting a paper on Wednesday in Abuja at the just-concluded induction programme for the returning and newly elected governors by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Magu urged the governors to be transparent [...]

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    UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria's population has hit a new high of 201 million!In its 2019 state of the world population report seen by TheCable, UNFPA said Nigeria's growth rate has been at an average of 2.6 percent from 2010 to 2019.The fertility rate among Nigerian women has dropped from 6.4 in 1969 to 5.3 in 2019; [...]

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    Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: I supported Yahaya Bello but he is a different thing today

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: I supported Yahaya Bello but he is a different thing today

Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, ohinoyi of Ebiraland, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, is being misled by money and “extremely wrong people around him”.Ibrahim said Bello has lost the goodwill of the people and it would be difficult to convince them to vote him for a second term in office.Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, the traditional ruler said he [...]

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    Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, has asked his colleagues to sell some of their cars and use the proceeds to empower unemployed youth in the country.He made the point while contributing to a debate at the senate on Thursday.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing of Faye Mooney, a British [...]

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    Soyinka: My generation has failed Nigerians

Soyinka: My generation has failed Nigerians

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his generation has failed the country.Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised.Zeinab Badawi, anchor of the programme, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and he responded, “Yes, I believe so.“I compare [...]

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    Senator Adeyeye: I pressured David Mark to reduce running cost from N20m to N13.5m

Senator Adeyeye: I pressured David Mark to reduce running cost from N20m to N13.5m

Olusola Adeyeye, lawmaker representing Osun central senatorial district, says senators earned as high as N20m as running cost until the 7th assembly presided over by David Mark.Adeyeye disclosed this while reacting to the criticism of his stance that Nigeria’s constitution poes a problem for the country.Last year, Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, revealed that members of the upper legislative [...]

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    Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged him to swear with the Qur'an that he did not rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima, who spoke in an interview with The Sun, said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, won the election but it was allegedly rigged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National [...]

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    Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the national minimum wage bill into law.The senate passed the bill on March 19, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The house of representatives had earlier passed the bill.On Tuesday, workers in the federal capital territory (FCT) begged Buhari to sign the minimum wage bill into law before May 1.Buhari sent the wage [...]

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    Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the "unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server" from where [...]

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