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Airtel: border closure is affecting telecom services as bokoharam bombed 282 stations

Voice call and data networks in the villages and towns around Nigerian borders have been down due to lack of diesel to power the base stations there, Airtel Nigeria has said. It also said the insurgents bombed 282 telecom base stations in the North East recently. Daily Trust reports that the Federal Government had stopped […]

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Igbo group gives south-east governors 90 days to launch amotekun

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Igbo National Council (INC), an Igbo socio-cultural group has issued a 90 days ultimatum to the governors of the southeast zone to inaugurate their own regional outfit. Reading a communiqué after a meeting well attended by members from 20 states, the National President of INC, Chilos Godsent said […]

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Pundits predicts El-Rufai, Fayemi for 2023 presidential tickets

Political analysts yesterday forecast that the duo of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, may pair for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election season. According to them, the duo looked good for the ticket because among those being rumoured to […]

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Lai Mohammed: Coronavirus will not make FG ban Nigerians from going to China

The Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from travelling to China or any other country where coronavirus has manifested. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting of the inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral committee on coronavirus held at the Ministry of Health, Abuja on Friday. He […]

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Presidency recalls back fired Osinbajo’s aides

Some aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who were unceremoniously relieved of their duties late last year, have been recalled, Daily Independent has gathered. However, instead of returning to their previous posts in the Pres­idential Villa, our correspondent gathered that they have been rede­ployed to various ministries where they were assigned new roles by the […]

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Kayode Ogundamisi to FFK: your father was a traitor

The cat was let out the bag on Tuesday when the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode called out popular social and political commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi over the judgment by the Abuja Federal High Court Judge, Justice Okon Abang, indicting the former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh of corrupt practices […]

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APC angered by PDP demand of Buhari’s Supreme Court victory

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review its judgment, which upheld the victory of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , in the 2019 presidential election and dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar . The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who […]

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Dangote Invests N63bn In Transit Support Services, Buys 3,500 Trucks

Dangote Group has entered into a long-term agreement with an Enugu-based automaker, Transit Support Services Limited, for the supply of Shacman trucks being assembled at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited’s factory in Emene, Enugu. Already, the group has purchased 3,500 trucks from the automaker worth N63bn, according to the Managing Director of the Transit […]

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Man dies shortly after taking sex enhancement drugs in Anambra

A 40-year-old man, Paul Okwudili, died in Plus View Hotel Onitsha, Anambra state over the weekend after allegedly taking suspected sex enhancement drugs. A statement from the state police command public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, says the manager of the hotel reported at Central Police Station, Onitsha that Okwudili, a resident of Ogboliolosi, off […]

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₦36 Billion NEDC Fund: As Relief Eludes Terror Victims

 The spiraling security challenges facing Nigeria in recent times have made the country seem like a nation on the wrong side of the world’s divide. Equally, a toxic mix of security threats, Boko Haram insurgency, armed banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling amongst other forms of criminalities is threatening to tear Africa’s most populous nation and it’s […]

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Presidency, Nigeria under pressure to hire military contractors

Leading global Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) firms may have begun showing significant interest in the country after foremost global insurance policy think tank put Nigeria in premium rating as a country prone to high incidence of abduction for money, Sunday Independent can exclusively report.  While the development translates to higher cost of doing businesses for […]

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Thisday: How Nigeria was disgraced by FG over landing equipments

In early February inclement weather occasioned by the harmattan haze exposed the poor navigational infrastructure at the nation’s busiest airport in Lagos and made Nigeria a laughing stock in the aviation world, writes Chinedu Eze Domestic airlines operators, aviation agency officials and others heaved a sigh of relief after mid-January, when the ferocity of the […]

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Police: Footballer, Kaka was killed by a hit-and-run driver not SARS official

The Ogun State Police Command says the footballer that was killed on Saturday was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver and not by a policeman as widely reported. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abeokuta. Reports on Saturday alleged that […]