Day: August 2, 2021

Unidentified gunmen have killed seven persons and burnt 250 houses in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau. The attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, leftover 250 houses razed down in Zanwra, Nche-Tahu, Rikwe-Rishe A and B, Ri-Dogo, Nchu-Nzhwa all in Jebbu-Miango communities of Miango chiefdom. Seven persons […]

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday vowed to punish its members who organized parallel ward congresses on Saturday contrary to its directive. The Secretary of the Caretaker/ Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, who stated this in Abuja, also said the party would come hard on members who flouted […]

Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike from today (Monday, August 2, 2021). This is coming at a very critical time when the country is currently experiencing a rise in COVID-19 infections; the signal of a third wave of the pandemic […]

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF) has vowed to shut down Nigeria if anything should happen to embattled Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari, following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over fraud and money laundering allegations, as well as the subsequent suspension by the Police Service […]

Human rights activist, Femi Falana on Sunday said the fresh charge of terrorism filed by the Kaduna State Government against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat constitutes the worst violation of the judicial process. The Kaduna State High Court had last week dismissed the  8-count charge […]

The suspended youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Ikama Kato, has been remanded in prison for insulting the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and President Muhammadu Buhari. Kato, who hails from the same council with the SGF, allegedly took to […]

The Council of Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, NIESV, has disagreed with the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over his proposal that landlords of private property should collect monthly fees from tenants. The President and Chairman of Council, Chief Emmanuel Wike, who expressed the disagreement, while addressing newsmen at the first […]

Lagos government at the weekend demolished over 1,000 illegal structures on Lekki Coastal Road in the state. The road also serves as an alternative to the Lekki-Epe route. The government carried out the demolition exercise after the expiration of a three-day notice to occupants of illegal structures on the road. The Chairman of the State […]

Nigeria’s liabilities to the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) rose from $7.14bn to $14.25bn between June 30, 2015, and March 31, 2021, data obtained from the Debt Management Office (DMO) have shown. This means that the commitment of the banks to the country rose by $7.11bn within the period under review. This […]

Nigeria’s currency lost 2.18 percent of its value to the dollar this week on the parallel market known as the black market. Naira had begun the week at the black market at N504.00 per $1 the same rate it closed the previous week. While the official market (Investors and Exporters Window) at N411.50 per $1. […]

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