My loyalty to President Buhari unquestionable -Oshiomole

Former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole, yesterday, pledged his unalloyed loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting his commitment to Mr. President is unquestionable. Oshiomole was reacting to insinuations that he is fighting the leadership of the APC and the President following his reported disagreement with the ongoing nationwide membership revalidation exercise of the party. In a statement, Oshiomole clarified, “Even in expressing my reservation about the use of the word ‘revalidation’, I also at the same time acknowledged the necessity to carry out the…

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CAN To Buhari: Order Military To Rescue Pastor Abducted By Boko Haram

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military to rescue Pastor Bulud Yakuru from the Boko Haram terrorists before it is too late. Pastor Yakuru of EYN Church of the Brethren was reportedly abducted on December 24, 2020, when the terrorists attacked Pemi Village in Borno State and killed no fewer than seven people. The Pastor who has been in the custody of the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram since last year was on Wednesday reportedly given a one-week ultimatum for…

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Nurses in Ondo Embark on Warning Strike

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter on Friday directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from Monday, March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government. The association gave the directive in a letter dated Feb. 26 signed by its State Secretary, Mr. Aina Oluwasegun, and addressed to members of the State Executive Council (SEC). Olusegun said NANNM directed that the strike should commence from 12 a.m. on Monday, March 1 to March 3 at first instance,…

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Ganduje Fires Media Aide Who Criticised Buhari

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment. Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment. The commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who communicated the governor’s directive through a statement on Saturday, said the dismissal is based on Yakasai’s “continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving.” The governor accused Yakasai of…

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Nigeria’s maternal, child, reproductive health worst globally ― Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on Friday rated Nigeria’s maternal mortality, reproductive health mortality and child mortality very poor, saying it was the worst in the world. Speaking at a three day retreat organised by the House Committee on Health Services in Abuja, Ehanire however stated that plans were underway to establish a Public Health Security Fund to finance public health in the country. He said that he had written to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Minister of Finance on the matter Besides that,…

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PDP Zonal Congress: National Legal Adviser Faults Makinde’s Claims

The National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emmanuel Enoidem, has faulted the claims of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on the postponement of the South-West zonal congress of the party. The governor had, on Thursday, accused the PDP National Legal Adviser of being the mastermind of the plan to postpone the party’s congress in the South-West, due to a court order. “But yesterday (Wednesday), I heard of disturbing news that our NWC is planning to postpone the South-West zonal congress because some people went to court…

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Osinbajo calls for regulation of Cryptocurrency in Nigeria, not prohibition

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the regulation of cryptocurrency in Nigeria, as against the prohibition of the digital currency. Speaking at the Bankers Committee Vanguard on Friday, Prof. Osinbajo who spoke on a range of issues, touched on the issue of cryptocurrency. “On the very topical issue of blockchain technology, digital assets, and cryptocurrencies let me say two things. “First is that there is no question that blockchain technology generally and cryptocurrencies, in particular, will in the coming years challenge traditional banking, including reserve banking, in ways that…

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APC govt has failed Nigerains —Ganduje’s aide

The Special Adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Media, Salihu Yakasai, has said that the government of the All Progressives Congress at all levels have failed Nigerians in the duty to protect lives and properties. Yakasai said this amid the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, which happened on Friday. In a post on his verified Twitter handle, Yakasai lamented the security issue in the country, describing it as a shame. “Clearly, we as APC government,…

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Nigeria needs more loans, despite N32.9tn Debt -Zainb Ahmed

Notwithstanding Nigeria owing $86.39 billion (N32.9 trillion) to external creditors, the nation will continue to borrow to finance infrastructural development, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said yesterday. She also stated that a supplementary budget for 2021 was being prepared for submission to the National Assembly for approval in March. In addition, the federal government may soon compel Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to patronise locally-made vehicles. Ahmed told reporters in Abuja that although the country has expanded its borrowing portfolio, it is still below…

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Terrorists kidnap 300 schoolgirls in Zamfara

Terrorists struck in a Government Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and kidnapped about 300 schoolgirls. It was the fourth of such massive kidnap by terrorists in Northwest Nigeria, starting from the abduction last December of over 300 students from a government college in Kankara, Katsina state. The latest kidnap in the girls school in Jangebe, in Talatu Mafara LGA, happened around 2 a.m today. The gunmen stormed the school and herded the children away. Scores of the terrorists were said to have overrun a military checkpoint close to the…

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