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Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g

IYC: Count Ijaw out of Biafra, Oduduwa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has warned persons and groups agitating for the republics of Biafra and Oduduwa to leave the Ijaw nationality out of their missions.

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s exoneration tops MOSOP’s demand list

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has listed four conditions as necessary for resolution of the Ogoni crisis.

Senator Izunaso dedicates National Productivity Award to PWDs

Former Senator representing Orlu Zone in Imo State, Osita Izunaso, has dedicated his National Productivity Order of Merit Award to the teeming population of People With Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria.

Nigerian military retires 527 soldiers, trains 27 officers

The military at the weekend retired 527 soldiers, ratings and airmen from service with a charge to remain committed, loyal and patriotic to the Nigerian State.

Nigeria to commence campaign on restitution of artefacts

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on every museum and individual across the globe that is in possession of Nigeria’s priceless artefacts to initiate dialogue with Nigeria on the basis of return and restitution as well as circulation and loans.
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Plateau’s “Operation Rainbow” provides intelligence to military task force

The coordinator of Plateau State domestic security outfit “Operation Rainbow”, Major General Stephen Go’ar (retd), has said that the outfit provides security intelligence to the Federal Government’s military task force “Operation Safe Haven” (OPSH) deployed to protect citizens of the state.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Senator Melaye: Kidnapping a threat to Nigeria

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

IPOB drags Generals Gowon, Obasanjo, others to court over their roles during civil war

The struggle for the actualize of the sovereign state of Biafra has taken a new dimension with a group known as Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CG-IPOB, dragging former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, rtd, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Attorney-General of the Federation to Federal High Court Enugu.

FG: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky sponsored by Iran to replicate violent revolution in Nigeria

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, accused Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), of being sponsored by Iran to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover of power in the country in Nigeria.
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Poll: Nigeria’s judiciary weaker in last two years

A recent poll conducted by Gavel – a civic tech organization in Nigeria – has shown that the nation’s judiciary has become weaker in the last two years.
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Nigeria awards crude-for-product swap deals to 15 firms

Nigerian state oil company NNPC said on Sunday that 15 companies had won the right to swap the nation’s crude oil for fuels following a tender for the deals.
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Police: Federal government bans Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s Shi’ites activities nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has officially classified as a terrorist organisation and proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
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DSS vows to uproot subversive elements

The Department of State Services has cautioned those it called aggrieved politicians against acts of subversion against Nigeria.

DSS warns against breach of peace

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned aggrieved politicians to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace.
EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

EFCC chief blames corruption for cause of poverty, insecurity in Nigeria

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed mass poverty and insecurity in Nigeria on corruption.
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Certificate forgery: Osun voters seek Senator Adeleke’s sack

Electorate in the Osun West Senatorial District of Osun State, currently being represented by Senator Ademola Adeleke have commenced move to have him sacked following an Abuja Court’s judgment, which held that he has no secondary school certificate.
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PMBCO decries PDP’s allegations against Muhammadu Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation (PMBCO) has raised alarm over plans by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to release a series of wild, unsubstantiated allegations against President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.