Buhari to Nigerians: Use this season to reinvest your trust in our administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to use the hope and joy that comes with the Christmas season to reinvest their trust in the administration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In a message to felicitate with Christians at Christmas, Buhari urged them to renew their faith in the ability of his administration to make a lasting difference in their lives. Noting that security is one of his mandates, the president vowed that his administration will continue to provide the needed support, within available resources, to “the gallant members…

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Gunmen Abduct Oyo State Lawmaker’s Sister

Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Tejumade Babalola, sister of a member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Sunkammi Babalola. The victim was reportedly kidnapped in the Montan area of Ibadan on Monday while returning from her shop. Her brother, Sunkammi Babalola is currently representing Egbeda State Constituency in the state House of Assembly, the victim was on a commercial motorcycle when the gunmen in a car double-crossed them, shot sporadically into the air and forced her into their car. It was also learnt on Thursday that the gunmen had requested…

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Boko Haram: Military has restored stability in Borno, Yobe, says Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Thursday, said the successes of the Nigerian Military against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-Eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa have restored stability in the three states. He stated this on Thursday during the Induction Ceremony of MI-171 Combat Helicopter And Commissioning Of Reactivated L-39ZA Aircraft by the Nigerian Air Force. Buhari, who joined the ceremony virtually from the Aso Villa in Abuja, praised the Air Force for its contribution in the fight against terrorists in the country. He said, “It…

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I Won’t Give ASUU Opportunity To Go On Strike Again –Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has made a declaration in favour of Nigeria University students following the suspension of the 9-months old ASUU strike. Speaking a few hours after the development, Ngige stated that he won’t give ASUU any excuse to go on strike again. Ngige made this promise while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday.Recall that on Wednesday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) conditionally suspended its nationwide industrial action. The Minister who spearheaded the negotiations insisted that he would ensure the government…

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Borno Discovers 22,556 Ghost Teachers, LG Workers

No fewer than 22,556 ghost workers comprising of teachers and local government workers have been discovered after two simultaneous verification exercises ordered by the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. The combined findings were contained in separate reports presented to the governor by the committee on local government staff verification, chaired by Senator Kaka Malam Yale and another on on primary school teachers chaired by Dr Shettima Kullima. Of the figures, 14,762 ghost workers were discovered in local government pay system, while 7,794 ghost teachers were also identified. A total figure…

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PSG Sacks Thomas Tuchel As Manager

Paris Saint-Germain has sacked Thomas Tuchel as their manager. The German led PSG to their first Champions League final last season where they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich at the Estádio Sport Lisboa. He is set to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, in a meeting with the former Tottenham boss planned for today.  Pochettino has already spoken to PSG chiefs about succeeding Tuchel, who was revealed to have been sacked on Wednesday night, just hours after overseeing PSG’s 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.  Pochettino has been linked with the other…

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Lalong Recovers, Tests Negative For COVID-19

One week after Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, tested positive for COVID-19, the Governor is now free of the disease after his latest test returned negative. Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs told newsmen in Jos on Thursday. The Governor’s current status was communicated to him on Wednesday night. The governor had been in isolation since 17th December 2020 following a COVID-19 test that returned positive for the disease. While appreciating God for healing him of the virus, he also thanked the people of Plateau…

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Bakare praises Tinubu, says ex-governor won many battles

Tunde Bakare, the senior pastor of Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, has said Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has fought and won many battles on behalf of the Yoruba people. Mr Bakare said this recently while preaching at the Lagos citadel church, in a sermon tagged ‘An Idle Man’s Brain Is The Devil’s Workshop,’ The Cable newspaper reported. The preacher described Mr Tinubu as Jephthah in the bible, saying despite the circumstances of his birth, he rose to power and delivered Lagos and…

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Students will embark on mass protest if ASUU resumes strike –NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students has said its members would embark on a mass protest should the Academic Staff Union of Universities resume its just suspended strike. NANS President, Sunday Asefon, said it is embarrassing and ridiculous for ASUU to threaten a fresh strike after wasting the academic time of Nigerian students for nine months. Asefon said, “It is a slap on us for ASUU to say they are calling off the strike conditionally. If they call it off conditionally, we will also put on hold our plan to…

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ICPC And The Imperative Of National Ethics And Integrity Policy

By Mary Ayodele The return to civilian rule in 1999 gave Nigerians a glimmer of hope after a prolonged military era with unquestionable power that brooked no dissent even in the face of corruption and impunity. By year 2000, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had emerged to tackle the monster of corruption. Thus began the advent of an era that people can make demands of their leaders, with corrupt tendencies curtailed and illegally acquired wealth questioned. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari, which came in…

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