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Aisha Buhari congratulates Amina Mohammed on receiving the Global Citizen Award

    First Lady Aisha Buhari Sunday congratulated Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations on receiving the World Leader Prize at Global Citizen Award Ceremony at London, UK.   " Mrs. Mohammed is an epitome of the Nigerian woman...

SERAP To Buhari, Osinbajo and 36 governors: ‘Publish your assets within 7 days’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies, urging them to use their good offices to: “provide information on summary of...

Fire destroys Sen. David Mark’s ambulances, 15 motorcycles at his Otukpo estate

Early morning fire has destroyed some houses at the sprawling estate of former Senate President David Mark at Otukpo in Benue State with about two ambulances and 15 motorcycles lost. A bush fire had leaped the fence of the Guest House and...

FG’s 2020 troops withdrawal: Governors urge stay of action amid threats of ISWAP

  Worried by the Federal Government’s decision to withdraw troops from the Northeast and some parts of the North in 2020, some governors have urged the government to have a rethink and stay action. The governors include Samuel Ortom of Benue...

Nigeria’s rising debt profile is nothing to worry about, says Lai Mohammed

… calls Obasanjo, others scaremongers   There is no cause for alarm over the country’s rising domestic and external debts, says Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Raising his voice several days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo had alerted that ``...

Insecurity: Military to withdraw troops from volatile areas in 2020

  With effect from the first quarter of 2020, the federal government will withdraw military troops from some volatile parts of the country that have attained peace. The withdrawal of troops will be done after an assessment to determine areas where...

Weekend wedlocks: Maiduguri peaceful, not shut down

    By Kunle Akinsola   … excited residents, visitors savour the allure of the city       Contrary to reports that Maiduguri, the Borno State capital was locked down by the police on Saturday, Dec. 28 for some “federal government functionaries” attending a wedding, the...

SERAP, others ask court to stop Buhari, others from spending ‘N37bn NASS renovation budget’

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance,...

University final year student ritually slaughtered by boyfriend, mum

By Kunle Akinsola ...smashes her head with pestle in her sleep The life of a final year Theatre Arts student of Lagos State University (LASU), Favour Daley-Oladele, has been cut short by daredevil boyfriend and his mother in the name of flaming...

N24.9trn debt: Nigeria may soon become world’s poorest nation, says Obasanjo

…our children, children’s children must be saved from debts After a spell of reticence, a one-time President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says he is alarmed by Nigeria’s huge debts owing to external borrowings amounting to N24.94 trillion. Obasanjo, a retired Army General,...
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Just ln: ln Edo, female native doctor, 2 yahoo boys, kidnapper roasted 

    A female native doctor, kidnapper and two Yahoo boys were on Monday burnt to death in Otuo community in Owan council area of Edo...

Teenage stealth thief hides in bank toilet, steals N340,000 at night 

  Outsmarting the security personnel, a16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, sneaked into the toilet of a bank and took temporary shelter overnight to steal N340,000 from...

Ogun Gov. orders investigation into Remo Stars player’s killing by SARs

  Upset by the killing of Remo Stars Football Club defender, Kazeem Tiamiyu, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, has ordered an investigation into the extra-judicial death by...