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People walk at the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district, after it was attacked by armed bandits, in northwestern Katsina state, Nigeria December 12, 2020. REUTERS-Abdullahi Inuwa

House of Reps asks government ensure safe return of abducted school children

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to expedite action on the safe return of all abducted school children, from the incidents of Chibok to the most recent one at Kankara town in Katsina State.
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Nigeria’s inflation hit 14.89 percent in November

After attaining the highest level in 30 months in October, Nigeria’s headline inflation climbed further to 14.89 per cent, the latest figures by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps insists on power to summon President Buhari

The House of Representatives yesterday faulted the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for querying its power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.

46 Prominent Nigerians demand resignation of service chiefs

Forty-six prominent Nigerians, including senior lawyers, clerics, businessmen, members drawn from the academia and various other professionals Thursday demanded an end to the prevailing insecurity in the country, starting with the resignation of all the service chiefs.

Presidency flays PDP twist of VP’s 2015 tweet on security

Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Office of the Vice President, has decried attempt by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to twist a 2015 tweet by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House of Reps suspends President Buhari’s scheduled appearance

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended its earlier plan for a briefing by President Muhammadu Buhari, after it became clear the president would no longer honour the House’s invitation.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Boko Haram: We’ve done well in North-east – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration has done well in the North-east, the scene of the Boko Haram insurgency.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday met with 36 state governors of the federation, in the State House behind closed doors.

President Buhari meets state governors

The governors had in their meeting in Abuja last week, following the massacre of over 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State, resolved to meet Buhari on the need to decisively address security challenges bedeviling the country.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: We’re better under President Buhari despite recent killings

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has said no one should be blinded by the recent killing of 43 rice farmers to pass judgment on the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to checkmate Boko Haram insurgency.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari to address National Assembly on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will address a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, sources at the presidency told newsmen.
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Impeachment: ‘Factional’ PDP Reps caucus dancing on the graves of crime victims – APC

The APC was reacting to an impeachment call by the PDP caucus in the House against President Muhammadu Buhari over his poor handling of the nation’s security challenges.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Governor Zulum: We’re better off under President Buhari

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has said no one should be blinded by recent killing of 43 rice farmers to pass judgment on the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to checkmate Boko Haram insurgency.

PDP House of Reps caucus calls on FEC to declare President Buhari incapable of...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to invoke the provisions of Section 144 (1) of the Constitution by declaring President Muhammadu Buhari incapable of ruling the country.

Borno killing: Arewa group urges Northerners to protect themselves

Angered by the recent decapitation of over 100 rice farmers at Zabarmari, in Borno State, Pan-Arewa social political organization, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has advised the people of the region to protect themselves against bandits.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Families of slain rice farmers get N600,000 each

Families of the 48 farmers killed at a rice field in Borno State have been given N600,000 each by Borno State Government.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Borno killing: More effort needed in war against insurgency – Senator Tinubu

Senator Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is the need to boost efforts in the fight against insurgency.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government donates 24 trucks of relief materials to victims of Zabarmari attack

The Federal Government has donated 24 trucks of relief items to the Borno State government for onward distribution to relations of the killed Zabarmari rice farmers and others of recent attacks in the state.

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday stated that it is waiting for clear directives from the National Action Committee (NAC) on implementable tariffs for all goods covered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
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12 US National Guard personnel removed from inauguration duty after vetting

A dozen members of the U.S. National Guard have been removed from duty helping secure the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after vetting, which included screening for potential ties to right-wing extremism, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday.
President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.

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In addition, President Trump commuted the sentences to time served for the following individuals: Jeff Cheney, Marquis Dargon, Jennings Gilbert, Dwayne L. Harrison, Reginald Dinez Johnson, Sharon King, and Hector Madrigal, Sr.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government to lift 20 million residents out of poverty soon

Mr. Osibanjo flagged off the administration’s Economic Sustainability Plan’s (ESP) in Abuja on Tuesday, saying the cash transfer scheme will be facilitated through a wholly technology-based approach called the Rapid Response Register (RRR).
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British lawyer declines Hong Kong case after being subjected to ‘disgraceful’ comment

A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against tabloid media magnate Jimmy Lai and several other democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain, the city’s Department of Justice said on Wednesday.