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Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, on Thursday, alleged that some influential people, including religious leaders and politicians, were the real sponsors of insecurity in some parts of the country.

Sheikh Khalid: Politicians, religious leaders behind Nigeria’s insecurity

Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, on Thursday, alleged that some influential people, including religious leaders and politicians, were the real sponsors of insecurity in some parts of the country.

General Abdulsalami: Six million weapons in circulation in Nigeria

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday, declared that an estimated six million illegal weapons are in circulation in the country.
Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.

Friction between DRC and Rwanda after dissident singer dies

Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.

Bayelsa governor inaugurates PDP youth mobilisation group

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has inaugurated the Peoples Democratic Party Grassroots Youth Movement (PDP GYM) as part of moves to strengthen the PDP for the November 16 governorship election in the state.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Elections: Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim chides VP Osinbajo over 2023 comment

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT), has chided politicians, who are making spurious promises for the 2023 elections.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Ebola, violence-weary DR Congo region proudly stages unofficial vote

Thousands of voters, weary from frequent armed attacks and an ongoing Ebola outbreak, proudly cast ballots in a northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- even though they will count for nothing.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Restructuring: Muhammadu Buhari lost golden opportunity – Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson on Friday extended the frontiers of the restructuring debate, saying President Muhammadu Buhari lost a golden opportunity to become a great statesman by vehemently rejecting his party, the All Progressives Congress’s position on the restructuring of Nigeria.

Presidency blasts Uche Secondus for petitioning UN over rights violations

The Presidency on Monday took a swipe at the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, for writing a petition to the United Nations Secretary General accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of human rights violation.

The Nigeria of our daydream

“Oga, this title is too long for me o,” he said and laughed again. On other occasions, he would joke that when he was born, there were no more names to give to children so they decided to be repeating names, hence “Imam Imam”.

2019: Senator Magnus Abe declares Rivers governorship ambition

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, today declared his intention to contest for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Social media is corroding civil discourse – Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry he was concerned social media was “corroding civil discourse,” in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday.

VP Yemi Osinbajo calls for ‘rejection, resistance of separatists’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged Nigerians to resist and reject anybody who wants the country to disintegrate.

Restructuring’ll shape 2019 voting pattern – Doyin Okupe

A former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, has said the general elections slated for 2019 may be shaped by the clamour for restructuring.

Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no hesitation in unleashing pythons on south-eastern Nigeria to enforce the peace. The pythons have been dancing dangerously.

Of course, Nigeria is highly negotiable

Where do you stand in this ongoing debate on the state of the Nigerian union? I have so far identified four lines of thought (1) pro-status quo (2) pro-restructuring (3) pro-balkanisation and (4) “siddon look”.

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The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Residents express concern over high cost of cement, blame manufacturers

Some residents of Kano and Katsina States have blamed cement manufacturers over the prevailing scarcity and high cost of cement nationwide.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor tackles finance minister, insists Nigeria government printed N60 billion

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.
Police officers stand outside a hotel, where a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission or Iran nuclear deal will be held, in Vienna, Austria, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks to resume amid strains over enrichment move, Natanz attack

Iran and global powers will resume talks on Thursday to rescue the 2015 nuclear deal in an effort potentially complicated by Tehran’s decision to ramp up uranium enrichment and what it called Israeli sabotage at a nuclear site.
FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
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Naira gains at official market

Nigeria’s naira gained marginally against the U.S. dollar at the I&E window of the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed.

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Senator Mark urges Nigerians to bury religious, ethnic differences

A former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has charged Nigerians to bury their religious and ethnic differences and come together to establish a common front against forces threatening the peaceful coexistence of the people.
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Group advocates youth inclusiveness in governance

The Youth Governance for Change Forum (YOGOC) has called on government at all levels to include youths in the governance of the country for national development.
The grant according to the wife of the Chief Of Army Staff, Mrs Fati Attahiru, was made possible through the federal government NIRSAL COVID-19, palliative that provides small and medium scale entrepreneurs with funds to boost their businesses.

NAOWA donates foodstuffs, cash to 50 widows in Ibadan

The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has donated some foodstuffs, cash and clothes to widows of the falling officers at the 2 Division Headquarters, Nigerian Army, Odogbo in Ibadan.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has expressed his delight with Bayern Munich’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain, despite crashing out of the Champions League.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ‘proud’ of Bayern Munich despite defeat to Paris Saint-Germain

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has expressed his delight with Bayern Munich’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain, despite crashing out of the Champions League.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army arrests 12 suspects for drug peddling

The Nigerian Army, 4 Brigade, Benin, on Wednesday handed over 12 suspects arrested in connection with peddling illicit drug to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command.