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LekkiTollGate Shooting: Lagos State Government Invited Us To Intervene, But We Didn’t Shoot — Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army says the Lagos state government invited it to intervene in the fallout of the #EndSARSprotest.This coming days after Sanwo-Olu told CNN that the footage of the shooting showed that the Nigerian Army is responsible for the incident. In a statement on Tuesday, Army PRO,Osoba Olaniyi said soldiers stayed away from the #EndSARS protests until the […]

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FG Declares Thursday As Public Holiday To Mark Eid Mawlid

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid Mawlid — the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a press statement released by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations). The minister urged Muslims to imbibe the spirit […]

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President Buhari Reappoints Prof. Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term. Yakubu, a professor of Political History and International Studies, became INEC’s chairman after the president’s nomination was ratified during an emergency Council of State meeting held on October 21, 2015. […]

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Nigeria Considering Supplying Electricity To Republic Of Chad

The Federal Government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighbouring country. The government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria disclosed on Sunday that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting Chad to the national grid. Nigeria, whose available power generation has been hovering […]

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It’s Mischievous To Say That We Hoarded COVID-19 Palliatives — Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Governors across the different states of the country have reacted to posts in certain quarters that they were hoarding food items as millions of citizens starved. According to a statement titled “Governors and the CACOVID Palliatives” and signed by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, obtained by PremiumTimes , the governors deny charges they deliberately delayed the distribution of […]

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#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Will Need N1trillion For Reconstruction — Gbajabiamila

A minimum of N1trillion is required to reconstruct Lagos State after the wanton destruction that occurred during the #EndSARS protest and the crisis that followed, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said.  The speaker disclosed this on Sunday, October 25, during a commiseration and solidarity visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Lagos House, […]

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Jailbreaks: NCS To Publish Names, Pictures Of Over 1,500 Fleeing Inmates

The Nigerian Correctional Service has said it will publish the names and pictures of over 1,500 inmates who escaped after hoodlums broke into custodial facilities in Edo and Ondo States. Recall that inmates escaped from Benin and Oko prisons, Edo State, and in Okitipupa prison, Ondo State, on Monday and Thursday, respectively. Speaking on Friday, […]