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High-profile Nigerians threaten to kill me, says EFCC boss Bawa…

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, says corruption does fight back, adding that he has been receiving death threats since he came on board as the chairman of the anti-graft agency. He spoke on Tuesday when he featured in Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme monitored by The PUNCH. The President, Major General

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We’re not mobilising corps members for war, NYSC clarifies…

THE National Youth Service Corps, on Friday, dismissed reports that it was mobilising corps members for war, stressing that this was not true. The NYSC national directorate in Abuja in a statement by the Deputy Director (Publications), Mr. Emeka Mgbemena, affirmed that it would continue to safeguard the interest of corps members. Director-General of the Scheme,

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Bill seeking to impeach President Buhari after 30 days without a cabinet, passes second reading..

A bill seeking to impeach a President after 30 days without a cabinet has passed its second reading in the House of Representatives.The bill which gives the President a 30-day time frame to pick his cabinet, scaled its first reading in December 2020 and is being sponsored by Kpam Sokpo, a lawmaker from Benue state.Section 19(1) of

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Shoot On Sight Anyone Who Attempts Jailbreak, Nigerian Government Orders Security Operatives

Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCOs Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. The Nigerian government has ordered the personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service to shoot on sight any internal and external aggressor on Custodial Centres. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting

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Buhari can’t be bullied and he won’t give money to settle secessionists – Garba Shehu..

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t be bullied by secessionists.  Shehu who spoke at an event organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday April 20, accused secessionists of being the problem of the country and further added that Buhari can’t be intimidated into giving them money.  He also commended socio-political

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Buhari is shocked by ethnic clashes in Chad, demands more tolerance from Africans..

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his shock and sadness at the latest unrest in neighbouring Chad. At least 55 people were killed and more than 40 injured when ethnic groups in the South Eastern Region of Salamat clashed last week. Buhari, in a statement on Monday, April 16, 2021, extended his condolences to President Idriss Deby over

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774,000 special public jobs: We discovered multiple accounts with same BVN, other irregularities ― Keyamo…

In a bid to forestall any form of frauds in the payment of stipend to the 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works programme (SPWP), the Federal Government has discovered series of irregularities in the bank accounts submitted for the payment. In what look like an intent to commit frauds through the programme, the Minister

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Judical Autonomy: Lawyers in solidarity with JUSUN, protest in Abuja, Lagos

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association are protesting the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary in Lagos State and Abuja Monday’s protest is coming after members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria commenced a nationwide protest. Meanwhile, security officials locked the gate of National Assembly and refused to allow members of NBA to

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“Danfo buses to be remodeled, not scrapped” – Gov. Sanwo-Olu..

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the yellow buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ will not be scrapped as earlier reported. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, had earlier said that the yellow buses do not have a place in the transportation master plan of the State. Oladeinde said the

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Secessionists have three to four passports to run away when trouble starts – Lai Mohammad

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad has on Sunday warned Nigerians to be wary of secessionists because they will be the first to run away from the country if trouble starts. Aggrieved voices like Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some southwest groups have called to be detached from one Nigeria amid claims of

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Unpatriotic citizens made Twitter snub Nigeria for Ghana, says Lai Mohammed..

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has blamed unpatriotic Nigerians for being the reason why social networking service, Twitter, decided to make Ghana its African headquarters. Mohammed stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, had revealed on Monday that it had finally set up an office

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