“Desist from divisive actions, country’s unity won at great cost” – Pres. Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and progress of the nation. Launching the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Emblem and Appeal Fund, President Buhari said this year’s occasion reminds Nigerians of the need to guard jealously the unity of the nation which was won at great cost. The President, who stressed that ‘‘Nigeria’s strength lies in her diversity’’, honoured the memory of the nation’s fallen heroes and veterans, recounting their sacrifices during the  First and…

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Our engagements with Nigerian youths transparent, honest – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the Vice President received at the Presidential Villa, the executive committee of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, led by its Chairman, Simon Elisha, on Tuesday. The V-P said that the social investment programmes were not done on the basis of sharing slots between public officials or political chieftains, but in a manner whereby Nigerians who knew no…

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#EndSARS: ‘Shelve planned attack over demands’ – Omo-Agege begs N/Delta militants

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has begged members of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers to halt their planned attacks on oil facilities in the region over demands made by #EndSARS protesters. The Senator, who made the appeal on yesterday when he hosted a delegation of Oil and Gas Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSCON) in Abuja, led by elder statesman, Chief (Dr.) Wellington Okrika. During the meeting, Omo-Agege further stated that that any strike by the militants would create economic setback for the country and additional environmental…

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Despite US opposition, Okonjo-Iweala set to become WTO D-G

Nigeria’s nominee for the position of the Director-General (D-G) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is set to emerge winner of the competitive race. According to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation yesterday and she won the popular vote by a wide margin, with the expectation of an announcement after their meeting in Geneva, as the heads of the delegation, who met by 3pm, failed to reach a consensus. Although, after the meeting, Reuters reported that the US…

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No amount of #EndSARS attacks can stop Tinubu in 2023 – Junaid Moh’d

Elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, yesterday said last week’s attacks on the investments offormer Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were politically motivated Speaking in an interview with the Daily Independent, Junaid said, as a citizen of Nigeria who has contributed in no small measures to national development, Tinubu has a right to aspire for the highest office of the land and no amount of sponsored attacks, which he said…

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We shared 70,000 tonnes of food stuff to States’ govs – Humanitarian Minister

As FG empowers 2,800 women with grant in Zamfara The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiyya Umar Farooq has said that the ministry shared 70, 000 tonnes of foodstuff to the 36 state governors during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Speaking to BBC Hausa service on Tuesday in Zamfara state, the minister said she also shared 145 trailers of rice to the states. On the reasons given by some state governors that they didn’t share the stuff in anticipation of the second phase of COVID-19, the minister…

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Looting: Adamawa Police arrest over 200 suspected looters, recovers tractors, others

Gov. Fintiri orders house-to-house search, extends curfew From Alhassan Haladu, Yola Adamawa state Police Command says it had arrested two hundred and thirty-five (235) suspected vandals and looters across the state. The State Police Commissioner, (CP) Olugbenga Adeyanju, disclosed this during a press briefing yesterday while parading suspects to newsmen at the Police Headquarters in Yola, the state capital. C P Adeyanju said, in collaboration with other sister security agencies, it embarked on an intensive joint patrol across the state in order to reclaim the public space from criminal elements…

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KDSG relaxes curfew in all 23 LGAs

Permits movement from 6am to 6pm The Kaduna State Government has reviewed curfew hours throughout the 23 local government areas of the State. According to an issued by the state’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, as from today, citizens can freely move and pursue their lawful business from 6am to 6pm.  Movement is however restricted during the night-time curfew hours of 6pm to 6am. The state government appealed to residents of the state to remain vigilant, report criminals and continue to operate with the security…

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Nigeria now generates 13,000mw of power, says Minister

The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has said that the Nigeria’s installed grid power generation capacity has grown from 8,000mw to 13,000mw under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mamman made this known on Wednesday during the 2021 budget defence before the House of Representatives Committee on Power in Abuja. He also said that the distribution system had the capacity to evacuate 5,500mw of power having grown from 4,500mw in 2015. “Under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s grid power capacity has increased significantly from the time this…

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SE market capitalisation gains N239bn on enhanced confidence

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation gained N239 billion in about six hours of trading on Wednesday, due to crash in money market instruments and improved third quarter earnings. Specifically, the market capitalisation which opened at N15.147 trillion rose by N239 billion or 1.58 per cent to close at N15.386 trillion. Also, the All Share Index increased by 457.31 points or 1.58 per cent to close at 29,437.60 from 28,980.29 posted on Tuesday. The uptrend was impacted by gains recorded in large and medium capitalised stocks, amongst which are; Nestle,…

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