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Court orders remand of dismissed policeman over Monsurat Ojuade’s death

A Chief Magistrate Court in the Yaba area of Lagos has ordered the 30-day remand of a dismissed police sergeant, Samuel Phillips, pending the legal advice of the State’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Sergeant Samuel Philips, who has been dismissed from the police force following the conclusion of his orderly room trial, was brought…
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President Buhari addresses world leaders at UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday addressed world leaders at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). The President spoke at the high-level General Debate of the summit ongoing at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States. He took to the podium to address the world leaders after President Nicos Anastasiades…
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Reps to probe leakage of classified security documents

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday ordered an investigation into the leakage of classified security documents to the public. The lawmakers gave the mandate to the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence in their resolution following a motion raised by a member of the House, Samuel Adejare. Adejare had moved the motion…
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FFK: Adesina defends Buhari, says president’s critics dine with him

Some of those who have publicly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari in the last six years visit him behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. The President’s media adviser, Femi Adesina, made the claim on Thursday in a piece titled ‘Buhari, FFK, and the Quality of Mercy.’ “I have worked with the President for over six…
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FG, States, LGs share N696.965bn as VAT revenue hits N166.228bn

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N696.965 billion as federation allocation for the month of August. Oshundun Olajide, a Deputy Director of Information at the Office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. This comes as the nation records a significant increase in the…
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Nigeria records 433 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

A total of 433 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Friday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country. Of the new cases reported…
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What Nigeria is doing to attain food security, Buhari tells UN Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained what the Federal Government is doing to attain food security in Nigeria. He spoke on Thursday while participating in the Food Systems Summit, as part of the High-Level meetings of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States. The President disclosed that Nigeria…
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Lagos4Lagos unveils 36-man State Exco ahead of State Congress, vows to end imposition in Lagos APC

Lagos4Lagos, a formidable socio-political group within the All Progressive Congress (APC), Lagos Chapter, has unveiled a 36-member state executive committee for the state congress slated for October, 16, 2021. Announcing the members of the exco at a press conference held at its headquarters, Lead Visioner, Lagos4Lagos, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) noted that the unveiling…
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Romelu Lukaku calls for players’ summit with social media companies to tackle racism

Romelu Lukaku says footballers can do more to tackle racism than just taking the knee and wants social media companies to meet with players to help combat the issue of online abuse. The Chelsea striker says the gesture alone is not enough as players are continuing to receive abuse. “I think we can take stronger…
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Derby County: Wayne Rooney vows to stay despite club going into administration

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has reiterated he will not walk away despite the Championship club being placed in administration. Business adviser firm Quantuma took over the club on Wednesday, triggering an automatic 12-point deduction. Asked whether he would have taken the job if he had known about the financial problems, Rooney said: “I doubt…
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Police arrest three suspects over abduction of 121 Kaduna school children

The police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the abduction of the 121 students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State. Those apprehended by the security operatives are Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal, and Muazu Abubakar. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, paraded the trio on Thursday at the office…
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Reps ask FG to secure release of Nigerians illegally detained in prisons abroad

Members of the House of Representatives have raised an alarm over the trend of Nigerians being illegally detained in prisons in foreign lands, and asked the Federal Government to secure their release. This follows a motion raised by a lawmaker, Dennis Idahosa, on the need to ascertain the number of Nigerians detained in foreign prisons,…
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EU, UNICEF to address mental health of 5,129 out-of-school children in Borno

As children continue to bear the brunt of the 12-year conflict in North East Nigeria, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are working together to provide community-based psychosocial services aimed at improving children’s mental health. This is according to a press statement jointly released by the European Union (EU), and UNICEF. Through the EU-funded Support…
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Sunday Igboho: We are doing the needful to ensure justice – FG

The Federal Government says it is making efforts to get justice in the case involving Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, stated this on Wednesday in reaction to the judgement of an Oyo State High Court that awarded damages in…
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We have identified terrorism financiers in Nigeria – Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), says terrorism financiers in Nigeria have been identified.  Although he did not mention those identified by the Federal Government, he gave an assurance that they would be prosecuted. “As far as that aspect (of terrorism financing) is concerned, we have succeeded, one, in…
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Carabao Cup fourth-round draw: Manchester City face West Ham, Arsenal host Leeds

Holders Manchester City will travel to West Ham in the Carabao Cup fourth round. West Ham beat Manchester United in round three and will face their neighbours – who have won the past four EFL Cups – next. Championship side Preston will host Liverpool at Deepdale, while Arsenal play Leeds and Chelsea host Southampton in…
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Nigeria reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 377 new infections

Nigeria on Wednesday reported two more deaths from complications related to COVID-19, authorities have said. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in its latest update on the outbreak of the disease in the country. In an early-morning post on its verified Facebook page on Thursday, the agency stated that the new fatalities…
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FEC approves ₦836m for COVID-19 oxygen plants nationwide

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved ₦836 million for the establishment of oxygen production plants for COVID-19 pandemic intervention across the country. Briefing State House reporters after the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the approval of the upward review followed a memo presented by the…
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Nigeria to establish 10 national parks to tackle biodiversity loss, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that 10 new national parks will be established as part of moves to tackle biodiversity loss.  The Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday in a video message to the hybrid High-Level event tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People” on the margins of the 76th Session of the United Nations…
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Senate passes MTEF/FSP, retains Buhari’s projections

The Senate on Wednesday passed the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure and Fiscal Strategy Paper, retaining all the assumptions and projections submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari in July. The red chamber retained the exchange rate of N410.15 per dollar proposed by the Executive and also approved the projected Gross Domestic Product growth rate of…
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Electronic Transmission of Results: Senate sets up conference committee on electoral district

The Senate on Wednesday set up a 7-member conference committee during plenary, with intent to harmonise positions between it and the House of Representatives on Electronic Transmission of election results. Earlier in the year, both chambers passed the bill for third readings, however, the 2010 Electoral Act [Amendment] Bill 2021, differed on provisions of clause…
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FG Borrowings: Reps to probe probable exclusion of Rivers from benefitting states

The House of Representatives on Wednesday indicated its willingness to investigate the probable exclusion of Rivers State from the list of states to benefit from the Federal Government’s borrowings. The lower chamber is to probe the possible omission of the oil-rich state as a beneficiary of states earmarked for projects. This is sequel to a…
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Stolen Funds: FG moves to recover £200m stashed in the United States

The Federal Government has said it would recover 200 million pounds stashed in the United States, as it embarks on a massive recovery of assets belonging to the country. This is according to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who was speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.…
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COVID-19: Nigeria records 513 new cases, three more deaths

Nigeria has recorded 513 new cases of COVID-19 with three deaths across the country. This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update on the outbreak of the pandemic on Tuesday night. The agency disclosed that the infections were recorded in 15 states including the Federal Capital Territory. Lagos…
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Barcelona: The toxic battle ripping apart a European giant

When Joan Laporta was elected Barcelona president in March, one of the first things he did was make it abundantly clear that Ronald Koeman did not figure in his long-term plans. Six months later, he suggested he was on the verge of extending the Dutch manager’s contract for a further year. But six months and…
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Jandor commiserates with Lagos APC over Hon. Risikat Adegeye’s death

Lead Visioner, Lagos4Lagos movement, Dr Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) has commiserated with the All progressive congress, Lagos Chapter, on the death of former member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Risikat Ajoke Adegeye. The sad news comes few weeks after the party lost its Treasurer, Hon. Sumbo Ajose. “It was with a heavy heart…
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Buhari meets WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala on production of vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The discussions between the duo centered on getting manufacturers of vaccines to invest in production in Nigeria, and Africa at large and help economies…
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Buhari asks Senate to amend PIA over ‘unbalanced geographical representation’, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to amend the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021. He made the request in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday on the floor of the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. In the letter dated September 16, President Buhari explained…
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COVID-19: 20% of full-time Nigerian workforce lost employment in 2020 – Report

At least 20 per cent of the full-time workforce in Nigeria lost employment during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a new report released on Tuesday has revealed. The report tagged ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Enterprises in Nigeria’, was jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Bureau of Statistics…
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Wike slams critics over VAT collection dispute

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed those criticising him for the decision of the state government to challenge the legality of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to collect Value Added Tax (VAT). He believes Nigeria must encourage federating states to harness their resources and generate revenues, including VAT to advance their development. Governor…
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Nigeria records 393 more COVID-19 cases, six new deaths

Nigeria has confirmed 393 new cases of COVID-19 in various parts of the country, said the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak, saying the new cases were reported on Monday in 14 states and the…
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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed the bill prohibiting open grazing in Lagos into law. The governor assented to the bill at the Lagos House on Monday. Details later… The post BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law appeared first on CoreTV News. This post was written by Core TV News and was…
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COVID jab safe for children aged 5 – 11, says Pfizer

Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine was safe and produced a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly. The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12, they said. “In participants five to 11…
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Buhari appoints NNPC board members, approves incorporation of agency

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited with Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as Chairman. This is even as he directed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited be incorporated, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced via a…
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Jimmy Greaves: Ex-England & Tottenham striker dies aged 81

Former England striker and Tottenham’s record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81. Greaves began his career with Chelsea before spells at AC Milan, Spurs and West Ham. He scored 44 goals in 57 games for England and was a member of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad. Greaves scored 269 goals in…
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Zoning: PDP Governors advise Umahi to face his frustration in APC

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has advised Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi to face the frustration he is currently experiencing in the All Progressives misrule. The Forum is reacting to issues on zoning of elective offices ahead of 2023 raised by Umahi against PDP and its governors. Umahi had, in a television interview, said,…
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UPDATED: 10 more Bethel Baptist students regain freedom

Ten more students abducted by bandits from the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State have been released. The students regained their freedom on Saturday, after spending about 75 days in the custody of their abductors. They were kidnapped on July 5 when a group of armed men invaded the school in Chikun Local Government…
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BREAKING! ‘We are not satisfied,’ NARD Appeals Court ruling directing doctors to resume

The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has faulted the ruling of the National Industrial Court (NIC) directing its members to return to work. A communique jointly signed by NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, and the union’s Secretary-General, Dr Jerry Isogun, on Friday revealed that the doctors have begun the process to…
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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola will not apologise for asking more fans to attend Southampton game

Pep Guardiola says he will not apologise for calling on more Manchester City fans to attend their Premier League game with Southampton. The City manager said he “would like more people” at the Etihad Stadium for the visit of the Saints on Saturday. While his plea attracted criticism from the club’s fans, Guardiola has insisted his…
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CBN MPC retains rates at 11.5%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) Monetary Policy Committee has maintained its key lending rate at 11.5 per cent, with the asymetric corridor of +100 and -700 basis points around the MPR. At the end of its two-day bi-monthly meeting on Friday, the MPC also retained the cash reserve ratio at 27.5 per cent, and…
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BREAKING: Court orders Resident Doctors to suspend industrial action

The National Industrial Court has ordered resident doctors to suspend their strike action and go back to work immediately, pending the determination of the substantive suit. All parties have also been asked to return to the negotiating table. Details later… The post BREAKING: Court orders Resident Doctors to suspend industrial action appeared first on CoreTV…
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Court orders FG to pay Sunday Igboho N20bn in damages

An Oyo State High court has ordered the Federal Government to pay Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho, the sum of N20 billion. Justice Ladiran Akintola awarded the sum on Friday as compensation for the invasion of Igboho’s house and for what was described as exemplary and aggravated damage done against the activist.…
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We will be on the ballot in 2023, Jandor assures Lagos4Lagos members at Ibeju Lekki meeting

Following insinuations in certain quarters that he might be denied the gubernatorial ticket of the Lagos APC in 2023, the Lead Visioner of the Lagos4Lagos Movement, Dr. Olajide Adediran (Jandor) has assured members and party faithful that he will be on the ballot for the 2023 Lagos Guber election. Jandor disclosed this during an interactive…
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Nigeria records 601 new COVID-19 cases, seven more deaths

Nigeria has recorded 601 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths from the virus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed in its COVID update released on Thursday night. According to the agency’s report, the new cases were reported from 17 states: Lagos (173), Edo (97), FCT (68), Rivers (50), Delta (45), Kaduna (28),…
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I was wrong about Buhari in the past, says Fani-Kayode after joining APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday said he was wrong about some of his criticisms of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in the past. Fani-Kayode, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, attributed his actions in the past to the fact that he did not know the President so well at the…
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UPDATE: Nine civilians killed, 23 injured in NAF airstrike on Yobe community – SEMA

Nine civilians were killed on Wednesday following an airstrike on Buwari community in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, authorities have said. The airstrike which locals and the government believe was an accidental fire by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), also left 23 people injured. Confirming the development, Secretary to the State Emergency Management…
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Buhari receives No. 10 jersey from FIFA president

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday welcomed the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to the State House in Abuja. During the visit to the State House, the Nigerian president was presented with a number 10 jersey and a football. The FIFA President came in company with his African counterpart, Patrice Motsepe, and the Minister of Sports, Sunday…
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Southern Governors meet in Enugu

Members of the Southern Governors’ Forum are currently meeting in Enugu, just about two months after they converged in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos State. Governors who have arrived at the meeting include Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; and Bayelsa’s Douye…
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BREAKING: EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps in Abuja

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday slumped at a programme at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. Details later… The post BREAKING: EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps in Abuja appeared first on CoreTV…
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Security agencies winning the war against banditry – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, says Nigeria’s security agencies are making headway in the fight against banditry. He made the comment on Wednesday when he visited the Kwara Police Command in Ilorin. “The police is not fighting alone,” the police chief explained. “All other security agencies, in synergy, are fighting the bandits,…
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Nigeria remain 34th, England now third in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remained 34th in the world and fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The Nigerian male team had dropped seven points in the previous FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The latest ranking showed that Super Eagles have accumulated 1492.37 points as against its previous 1479.58 points. This is after Gernot…
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AIB submits interim report on crash that killed Attahiru, 10 others

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday submitted its interim report on the Air Force plane crash that killed the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers. AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru submitted the report to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao in…
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Okonjo-Iweala, Biden listed among time’s 100 most influential people

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2021.  Okonjo-Iweala made the list – released on Wednesday – alongside US President Joe Biden, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan. The list recognises “people whose ideas, example, talent, or discoveries transform the…
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‘We are not unmindful of the anxiety:’ FG promises to restore Twitter

The Federal Government has again pledged to restore Twitter services in the country, hundred days after the tech giant was banned in Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. He said that the government is working hard…
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NARD Strike: Court fixes Sept 17 for ruling, as parties agree to negotiation

The National Industrial Court has fixed September 17 to rule on the application of jurisdiction and contempt of court, filed by both the Federal Government and the Association of Nigerian Resident Doctors. At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the striking resident doctors, Femi Falana (SAN), told the court that he had an application…
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Jandor storms Agege as state-wide tour gathers momentum

Still basking in the euphoria of the huge success recorded in his ongoing visit to members across the state, Lead Visioner, Dr. Olajide Adediran (Jandor) got a rousing welcome from members in Agege on Sunday, 12th September, 2021. It would be recalled that the APC stalwart recently visited Alimosho and Ikorodu to interact with members…
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Buhari swears in three INEC National Commissioners as FEC commences

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They include Dr Baba Bila representing the North-East zone, Professor Sani Adam, representing the North-Central zone and Professor Abdullahi Abdu, representing the North-West zone. The swearing-in took place on Wednesday just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council…
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EU to donate 200 million more vaccine doses to low-income countries

The European Union is to donate another 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries, more than doubling its present pledge, the bloc’s chief said on Wednesday. The extra doses announced by European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen come on top of 250 million shots the EU has already promised to give to other…
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BREAKING: Nigeria’s inflation rate drops further to 17.01% in August – NBS Report

Nigeria’s Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation has dropped by 0.37 per cent to 17.01 per cent (year-on-year) in August, from the 17.38 per cent recorded in July. According to the latest data just released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the composite food index also dropped to 20.30 per cent against 21.03 per cent…
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JOHESU faults composition of FG’s Health Sector Reform Committee

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has rejected the composition of the National Health Reforms Committee approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. It criticised the Federal Government for ignoring all other health professionals to be included in the committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The union stated this in a letter by its…
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COVID-19: Nigeria records 387 new cases, 21 more deaths

Nigeria has recorded 387 new cases of the COVID-19 with 21 more deaths across the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in an update on Monday night. Lagos had the highest number of infections with (114), followed by Rivers (91), and the FCT (32). Others are Edo (31), Delta (28), Kwara…
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President Buhari writes Senate, requests fresh loan of $4bn and €710m

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, seeking approval to borrow the sum of $4,054,476,863 and €710 million. The request was made known in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at plenary on Tuesday. In the letter titled Addendum to Request For Senate’s Concurrent Approval Of Multilateral Fund Projects Under the 2018-2021…
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Electronic Transmission: PDP Governors’ Forum asks NASS to be guided by patriotism and national interest

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has asked the National Assembly to immediately set up its Conference Committee that will harmonize the different versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bills passed by both Chambers. The PDP Governors are urging the lawmakers to be guided by patriotism and national interest on the issue of electronic transmission…
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UNESCO pledges support for Africa to tackle environmental challenges

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has promised to provide financial support through its biosphere reserve fund, to address issues of environmental challenges on the African continent. Director-General of the organisation, Audrey Azoulay, made the pledge on Monday at the 33rd session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the…
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Pele: Brazilian football legend to be moved out of intensive care

Brazilian legend Pele is to be moved out of intensive care in the next day or two after having surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The 80-year-old is being treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento said her father was “doing well” and “is not in pain” in a…
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Champions League 2021-22 preview – Guardiola, Klopp, Tuchel & Solskjaer eye big prize

The group stage of what promises to be a fascinating Champions League season gets under way this week. Holders Chelsea are part of an English quartet in the mix, along with last season’s runners-up Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United. Intriguingly, the latter will have the competition’s record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo in their side. And…
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Harvey Elliott: Liverpool teenager suffers serious ankle injury at Leeds

A visibly upset Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott was in “massive pain” after suffering a serious ankle injury at Leeds. Elliott, 18, was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital following a challenge by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk, who was sent off. Klopp said Elliott had dislocated his ankle during Liverpool’s 3-0…
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Women’s Champions League: Chelsea and Arsenal discover opponents

Last season’s Women’s Champions League finalists Chelsea have been drawn with Wolfsburg, Juventus and Servette in Group A of this season’s tournament. Arsenal are in with Barcelona, who beat Chelsea in the final, and tournament debutants Hoffenheim and Koge. Chelsea beat Wolfsburg, who have been in five finals since 2013, in last season’s quarter-final –…
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Jose Mourinho: Roma boss celebrates 1,000th game with a win and trademark celebration

Jose Mourinho marked his 1,000th game as a manager with a classic Jose Mourinho celebration. He rolled back the years, sprinting down the touchline to celebrate Stephan El Shaarawy’s injury-time winner for Roma with his players. Those scenes were reminiscent of the iconic moment when he charged down the Old Trafford touchline as manager of…
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Kidnapped Zamfara students regain freedom

The kidnapped students of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State have regained their freedom. After being released by their abductors, the students were received by Governor Bello Matawalle in Gusau, on Sunday. Gunmen, believed to be bandits, had abducted the students from the school late in the night of September 1.…
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BREAKING: 240 inmates escape as gunmen attack Kogi prison

At least 240 inmates have escaped the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, following an attack by yet to be identified gunmen. The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) spokesman, Mr Francis Enobore confirmed the incident in a communique on Monday, stating that the attack took place at about midnight on Sunday. According to…
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9/11 anniversary: Biden calls for unity as US remembers attacks

US President Joe Biden has urged unity as his country remembers the victims of the 2001 11 September attacks. In a video released on the eve of the 20th anniversary, he paid tribute to the 2,977 people who lost their lives. “We honour all those who risked and gave their lives in the minutes, hours,…
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2021 Volleyball Nations Cup: Nigeria reaches quarter-finals, breaks 16-year-old jinx

Team Nigeria has beaten Ethiopia 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 32-34, 25-17) in their last match of Pool B to qualify for the quarter-finals at the 2021 African Men’s Senior Volleyball Nations Championship in Rwanda. With the result and reaching the last eight, Nigeria also breaks a 16-year-old jinx at the tournament. Nigeria will battle Cameroon in…
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Make sacrifices to tackle insecurity, Jonathan tells Nigerians

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to make sacrifices to tackle the numerous security challenges facing the country. He made the call on Friday in Abuja during a public presentation of a research report on terrorism and banditry by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. “We must therefore show commitment to peace in words, action and…
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Cristiano Ronaldo return: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd players have ‘no place to hide’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there is “no place to hide” for his players following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, 36, will make his second United debut in the Premier League game against Newcastle at Old Trafford. His arrival, and that of France defender Raphael Varane, has raised expectation levels at a club which…
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COVID-19: Nigeria records 727 new cases, seven more deaths

Nigeria has recorded 727 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths across the country. This is according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in its COVID-19 update released on Thursday. In the latest update, Rivers State had the highest number of new infections (257), followed by Lagos with 157, and Edo with…
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36 states sue FG over stamp duty

The 36 state governments have sued the Federal Government over its alleged failure to remit funds generated from stamp duties into the state accounts. The states, through their Attorneys-General, are contending that they, and not the Federal Government should collect the stamp duties. In a suit filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday, they asked…
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Lagos4Lagos sets the records straight on Kayode Opeifa’s volte-face

***Says his action vindicated Jandor’s reservations against adoption of a political orphan like Opeifa The attention of the Lagos4Lagos movement has been drawn to a statement credited to the former Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Kayode Opeifa, purportedly dissociating himself from the recently published Delegates List following the last APC congress held in Lagos.…
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Emma Raducanu reaches US Open final in New York

British teenager Emma Raducanu reached the US Open final as her meteoric rise continued with a stunning straight-set win over Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in New York. Raducanu, 18, extended her dream run with a 6-1 6-4 victory in which her dominance again almost defied belief. She is the first qualifier to reach a…
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Troops arrest ‘high-profile’ Boko Haram member, raid IED materials hub

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a high-profile member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Yawi Modu, in Damboa Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State. Troops also raided a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials hub in Gashua LGA of Yobe. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed…
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Imo Visit: I have seen enough that justifies Uzodinma’s integrity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has seen enough to account for the good deeds of Governor Hope Uzodinma. Buhari stated this on Thursday during his visit to Imo State where he commissioned projects carried out by the “Shared Prosperity Administration”. The president said he is fascinated by the Imo State leader’s strides even in the…
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BREAKING: Lagos Assembly passes VAT, anti-open grazing bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, along with a bill that prohibits the open grazing of cattle in the state. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers during Thursday’s plenary after they were read for the third time. Following the passage of the…
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Buhari visits Imo, commissions projects

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited Imo State where he commissioned four newly executed projects. The projects are Naze-Poly Nekede road, Balloon Technology Drainage Tunnel at Dock Tiger, Amakohia Egbeada bypass and the New Government House Executive Chambers. The President landed at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the state capital, and was received by…
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JUST IN: Buhari arrives Imo for commissioning of projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Imo State for the commissioning of projects. Buhari landed at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday and was received by state officials and other dignitaries. Governor Hope Uzodinma had a few days back disclosed that Buhari would be visiting Imo to commission some “significant…
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Pele: Brazil legend ‘recovering well’ following surgery to remove tumour

Brazil legend Pele says he is “recovering well” following surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The 80-year-old was admitted to hospital after a tumour in his right colon was discovered in tests. He posted on social media on Monday confirming he had had surgery to remove the “suspicious lesion”. Before his surgery, the three-time World Cup winner…
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Five persons die as Nigeria records 559 fresh COVID-19 cases

Five more persons have died from COVID-19 complications as Nigeria recorded 559 fresh cases on Wednesday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the infections in an update on its Facebook page late Wednesday.  According to the NCDC, 2,578 persons have died due to complications from the disease. Wednesday’s infections were confirmed in 14 states and…
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VAT: FIRS to appeal Rivers court judgement

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday said it has appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court in Rivers which held that the agency does not have the right to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in the state. In a news conference in Abuja, FIRS Group Lead, Special Tax Operations, Matthew Gbonjugbola, said…
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FG approves National Policy on 5G Network

The Federal Government has approved the National Policy on fifth generation (5G) network in Nigeria. This is according to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who addressed journalists in Abuja after the weekly Federal Executive Council in Abuja on Wednesday. He explained that the benefits that accrue from employing such network include…
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Rights Violation: Igboho’s aides sue DSS, seek N100m as compensation

The 12 associates of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, have instituted a rights enforcement suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) for being paraded on the media as criminals. They filed the suit on Wednesday before Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court who presided as a vacation…
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PDP Governors meet ahead of party’s convention

The governors elected under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party are to meet today Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 3pm ahead of the party’s National Executive Committee meeting Schedule to hold on Thursday. This is contained in a press statement made available by the Director- General, PDP Governors’ Forum C.I.D Maduabum. “The Chairman of the…
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Nnamdi Kanu sues FG, others over alleged violation of his rights, demands ₦5bn

The detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to an Abia State High Court, over what he described as violations of his human rights. The Federal Government, the Nigeria Army, the Department of State Service (DSS), and the Nigeria police are respondents in…
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17 more people die as Nigeria records 597 new COVID-19 cases

More people have lost the fight to COVID-19 in Nigeria with authorities reporting 17 new deaths on Tuesday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a late-night update on the outbreak of the disease in the country. With the new deaths, 2,573 people have so far died of complications related to COVID-19,…
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Plateau Govt further relaxes curfew in Jos North, lifts ban on tricycles

The Plateau State government has announced a further relaxation of curfew in Jos North Local Government Area. A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Dr Makut Macham, revealed that the government has also lifted the ban earlier placed on operations of tricycle, commonly referred to as Keke, in the state. Governor Simon Lalong, Macham hinted, gave…
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Find tactics to solve security challenge, Buhari tells Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security chiefs to find tactics to solve the security challenges in the country, particularly in the North-West and North Central. The President issued the directive on Tuesday, during a three-hour security meeting with Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He reiterated the urgent need to deal with the bandits,…
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Again, INEC raises concerns about conflicting court orders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again expressed concerns over the conflicting court orders granted to political parties and their candidates. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu raised the concerns at a meeting with political party leaders in Abuja, ahead of the governorship election in Anambra state. “It appears that in a number of electoral…
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Buhari meets security chiefs, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, received briefings from the Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, and other heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Also at the meeting are the Ministers of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Justice, Abubakar Malami; Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Foreign Affairs,…
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Uefa to allow away fans at European club competition fixtures from next week

Uefa has lifted a ban on away fans attending European club matches from next week. Fans will be allowed to attend away games in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. However, attendance remains subject to national government coronavirus restrictions in host countries. The change will affect English and Scottish clubs who are…
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Anti-Open Grazing, VAT bills scale second reading at Lagos Assembly

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday committed an anti-open grazing bill to the Committee on Agriculture after it scaled second reading. The House also read for the first and second time, the state’s Value-Added Tax bill and asked the Committee on Finance handling it to report back on Thursday. Speaker of…
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Usifo Ataga: Lagos Govt charges Chidinma, Quadri with murder

The Lagos State Government has filed murder charges against Chidinma Ojukwu and another person, Adedapo Quadri, for the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. It was gathered on Monday when Chidinma was brought before a Chief Magistrate court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos. The prison wardens attached to…
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Ex Parte Orders: CJN reads riot act as NJC queries three judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Tanko Muhammed, on Monday held a marathon meeting with the six chief judges invited over the conflicting ex parte orders emanating from different judges across the country. A statement from the spokesperson of the NJC, Soji Oye, revealed that the…
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