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Amotekun: The Politics of Protection by Reuben Abati 

        Virtually everything in Nigeria no matter how well-meaning ends up getting ethnicized, or politicized, or religionized.  So it is with Operation Amotekun: the Western Nigeria Security Network whose recent launch by the Governors of the South West, on January 9, has thrown...

$1.1bn Malabu Oil fraud: FG files charges against Adoke, Etete, Shell, others

  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil deal. Adoke and six others charged with him are facing a 42-count charge. Others charged with him...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

     ...cripples communication, banks, business transactions Nigerian internet subscribers have continued to experience hitches and ceaseless downtime including banks, financial institutions, and the mass media. The ease of doing business has been greatly hampered as a result of the slowdown. Reason:...

Cheaper petrol of N97 per litre coming, says Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister

  As part of initiatives to give Nigerians cheaper petrol, the Federal Government says it is considering providing alternative petrol lower than the current N145 per litre. The alternative is ‘Compressed Natural Gas’ which will cost between N95 to N97 per...

Obiora’s Deputy Governor’s appointment: Commendation, laudatory remarks and cheers for Pres. Buhari

    The profile of President Muhammadu Buhari further burgeoned on Thursday, Jan. 16 with the appointment of a world-class Economist and Statistician, 43-year-old Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora, as the Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).   With...

Kyari: Taking NNPC out of bureaucratic boondoggle to boom, zeroing out queues at filling stations

  …Buhari’s ``Next Level’’ agenda translated into reality – seamless petroleum products supply   The appointment of Malam Mele Kyari as the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 7, 2019 was greeted with...

Nationwide blackout as Nigeria’s National Grid Collapses

  The year 2020 recorded its first catastrophic National Grid collapse on Thursday, throwing the nation into darkness. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced this in a statement on its Twitter page. “There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34...

Buhari appoints Dr. Kingsley Obiora as new CBN deputy governor

  President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Kingsley Obiora as the deputy Governor of the Central  Bank of Nigeria. The president has also forwarded the name to the president of the Senate for confirmation.   Dr. Kingsley Obiora is currently the alternate Executive Director...

UBA Group Chairman, Elumelu, donates IT Centre to alma mater, Ambrose Alli Varsity

  Another intervention in the nation's education sector has been made by the UBA Group Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, with the donation of a multi-purpose lnformation Technology (IT) Centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo. The...

Ailing village college teacher gang-raped by horny five school girls in Ogun

…girls bolted after he became unconscious In Ogun State, an off-colour secondary school teacher, believed to be a rake, got more than he bargained for when a band of horny school girls paid him a ``get-well’’ visit. After expressing their sympathies...
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Boko Haram kills Abducted CAN Chairman

  The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika local government area of Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi,...
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Amotekun: The Politics of Protection by Reuben Abati 

        Virtually everything in Nigeria no matter how well-meaning ends up getting ethnicized, or politicized, or religionized.  So it is with Operation Amotekun: the Western Nigeria Security Network...

Breaking: ln Imo, 9 lawmakers defect to APC 

    Nine lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has no lawmaker in the House.  Also,...

Adamawa Governor Fintri cleared by Supreme Court

Still dishing out judgments on the dispute March 9, 2019 governorship poll, the Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Mr Ahmadu Fintri of the People's...

PDP’s Benue Governor, Ortom, gets Supreme Court’s endorsement 

    Again, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in continuation of its rounds judgment on governorship polls, has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the...