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BREAKING: I HAVE FULFILLED MY PROMISE TO ERADICATE POLIO IN NIGERIA, WILL DEFEAT COVID-19 – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday insisted that he has fulfilled his promise to eradicate polio from Nigeria. Buhari spoke at the formal certification of the Wild Polio Virus eradication in the African region during the virtual session of the 70th World Health Organisation (WHO) regional commit...

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BOKO HARAM: ZULUM URGES CITIZENS TO SUPPORT MILITARY, ORDERS REBUILDING OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED IN MAGUMERI

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday, said the government is relating with the Nigerian military and the Nigeria Police to establish a very strong security workforce in Magumeri to ensure the protection of live and property of the people. Professor Zulum stated this duri...

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PEACE WILL SOON RETURN TO SOUTHERN KADUNA – EL-RUFAI

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that the peace and reconciliation process initiated by the Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area among the various ethnic groups will help to complement security efforts to restore law and order and advance towards sustainable peace in ...

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EFCC: I DON’T NEED MORE POWERS – AGF MALAMI

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says he does not need to tinker the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act 2004 to enable him regulate the agency. Malami stressed that he was not seeking to sponsor any bill for more powers to “control...

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FAKE ABDUCTION: TWO SENTENCED TO 2 WEEKS COMMUNITY SERVICE IN EKITI

Olawusi Victor (18) and Idris Mary (20) were on Monday sentenced to two weeks of community service by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court for fake kidnap. The Court ruled that the convict would be supervised by Ekiti State Judiciary Chief security officer during the period. The Chief Magistrate Ad...

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AISHA BUHARI, DAUGHTER, HANAN, ALLEGEDLY ESCAPE PLANE CRASH

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari and her daughter, Hanan have reportedly escaped a plane crash. The private jet both women were travelling on was reported to have lost control while on its way to Nigeria from the UAE The private jet with registration number GIV N52MK is said to belong to her in...

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GOV IKPEAZU HOLDS COVID-19 SURVIVAL THANKSGIVING, APPRECIATES GOD FOR HEALING

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has thanked God for sparing in life during his battle with COVID-19. Ikpeazu expressed his gratitude at a thanksgiving event held at the Eastern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Osisioma Aba. The Governor who was joined by Governor Emmanuel Ud...

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NIGER DELTA ACTIVISTS STAGE PEACEFUL PROTEST OVER DEPLORABLE STATE OF CALABAR-ODUKPANI-ITU ROADS

Niger Delta Activist Forum (NDAF) has staged a peaceful protest at the Calabar-Itu Road, blocking commercial, private vehicles and trucks from plying the road along the Cross River and Akwa Ibom States axis. The group said the protest is its way of expressing displeasure on the state of the mother ...

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COVID-19: OSUN REOPENS HOTELS, RELAXATION CENTRES, OTHERS

Five months after they were shut to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the Osun State government has reopened public spaces for business activities. Hotels, relaxation centres, hairdressing salons and barbershops are to reopen on August 28, the government said in a statement on Wednesday by Niyi Ajibo...