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“Sowore Still Mobilising Against Nigeria in Custody” – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, of “cashing on the special privileges” provided to him at the service’s detention facility to “mobilise Nigerians for violence and revolution against the government via telephone.” DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, who made the accusation while[…]

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Ghana’s Ex-President Asks Nigeria to Open Borders

On Tuesday, 19 November, Ghana’s former President John Mahama formally appealed to the Nigerian government to open its land borders closed since August in order to allow resuming economic activities in West Africa, local media reported. “With the signing of the joint border task force agreement between Nigeria and her[…]

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Edo APC Suspends Obaseki + Deputy

On Tuesday, November 12, a faction of Edo All Progressives Congress, APC, loyal to Obaseki suspended the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole after passing a vote of no confidence on him. Announcing the suspension in a meeting at the residence of Gen. Charles Airhiavbere in Benin, Ikahriale who[…]

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SERAP Sues Buhari + NASS Leaders Over N241.2bn Security Votes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and others for failure to “disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of security votes by the Federal Government, 36 state governors and 774 local governments between 1999 and 2019.” SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, said the suit filed[…]

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Oyo Police Uncover Torture Centre in Ibadan

An illegal rehabilitation centre has been uncovered by Oyo State Police Command at Olore Central Mosque in Ojoo area of Ibadan and over 200 inmates have been rescued. Addressing journalists on Monday in Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, said the illegal centre was discovered following a tip[…]

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FG Makes Fresh Promise on New Minimum Wage

The Acting Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, has promised pensioners that their earnings will also be increased after the Federal Government reached an agreement with organised labour on the new minimum wage. Nta stated this when the National President of the Nigeria Union of[…]

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Nigerian Army Set To Begin ‘Operation Show Your ID Cards’

The Nigerian military is planning a nationwide operation to demand identity cards from citizens across the country. ‘Operation Positive Identification’ would see soldiers accost citizens on the streets or highways and asking them to produce means of identification on the spot. Soldiers had been taking similar measures to separate citizens[…]

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Ganduje Proposes Death Penalty for Kidnappers

On Thursday, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje directed the state Ministry of Justice to immediately amend the Penal Code to add capital punishment for kidnappers. Kano State is set to introduce the death penalty for kidnapping in its penal code as child abductions and trafficking worsen.  Ganduje spoke while inaugurating[…]

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Gov. Makinde Slashes Traders’ Rents

Governor Seyi Makinde has announced a cut in the rent paid by occupants of the Ibadan Scout Camp Neighbourhood Market (SCM) from N62, 000 to N40, 000 for locked up shops, while rent for the open stall was slashed from N16, 000 to N8, 000. “The rent reduction is to[…]

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Crisis in Edo: Obaseki Replaces Oshiomhole’s LG Chairman

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has sworn-in Mr. Imonofi Osumah Inusa as the Chairman of Etsako West Local Government, after Mr. Yakubu Musa, the erstwhile chairman was removed over his alleged involvement in N46 million fraud in the council. Obaseki, while swearing-in Osumah at Government House, in Benin[…]

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Pencil Production Begins in Nigeria

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu recently revealed an indigenous firm has commenced the production of pencils in the country using old newspapers. He added that the firm has capacity to produce 2.4million dozens of pencils per annum which will surpass local and sub-regional needs. “We commend you[…]

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State Varsities Face Hard Times

Hit by shrinking allocations from the Federation Account, state governments  are  abandoning the responsibility of funding their universities, The PUNCH’s investigations have revealed. Findings showed that many state governments had reduced subventions to their universities, while others had stopped funding the institutions following the economic downturn in the country. It[…]

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