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April 14, 2021

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) ON TUESDAY ARRESTED FORMER GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE, ROCHAS OKOROCHA. OKOROCHA WAS ARRESTED IN ABUJA, BUT THE EFCC HAS NOT YET GIVEN REASON FOR HIS ARREST. EFCC HEAD OF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, WILSON UWUJAREN CONFIRMED OKOROCHA’S ARREST ON TUESDAY EVENING. WHEN ASKED THE REASON FOR THE FORMER GOVERNOR’S […]

RALPH UWAZURUIKE, FOUNDER OF THE MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTUALISATION OF SOVEREIGN STATE OF BIAFRA (MASSOB), HAS TAKEN A SWIPE AT THE LEADER OF THE PROSCRIBED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA (IPOB), NNAMDI KANU, SAYING THAT THE SECURITY OUTFIT THE GROUP SET UP LAST YEAR, THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK (ESN), WAS ILLEGAL AND ONLY EXISTS ON SOCIAL […]

THE SPOKESMAN OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL (CCT), IBRAHEEM AL-HASSAN, HAS BEEN RECALLED BY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FOLLOWING AN ERROR-STREWN PRESS STATEMENT HE ISSUED AFTER THE TRIBUNAL’S CHAIRMAN, JUSTICE UMAR DANLADI, WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEO ASSAULTING A SECURITY GUARD AT THE BANEZ PLAZA IN WUSE II, ABUJA, ON MARCH 29. AL-HASSAN WAS REPORTEDLY […]

A CANADIAN COURT SITTING IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO, HAVE UPHELD THE DECISION OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TO DENY A FORMER OPERATIVE OF THE DEFUNCT SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS), OLUSHOLA POPOOLA, ENTRY TO THE COUNTRY. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAD EARLIER REJECTED POPOOLA’S QUEST TO ENTER THE NORTH AMERICAN NATION BECAUSE OF HIS STATUS AS AN OPERATIVE OF […]

THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, SIMON LALONG, SAYS STATE GOVERNORS WERE NOT OPPOSED TO FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE JUDICIARY AND THE LEGISLATURE. LALONG, WHO STATED THIS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ FORUM PRESS CORPS IN ABUJA, HOWEVER, FAULTED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER 10, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNED INTO LAW LAST YEAR. THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, […]

SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM ON TUESDAY EVENING INVADED DAMASAK, THE HEADQUARTERS OF MOBBAR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TROUBLED BORNO STATE AND WREAKED HAVOC WITHOUT CONFRONTATION. THIS TIME AROUND, THE ARMED INSURGENTS RAZED DOWN THE DIVISIONAL POLICE COMMAND, SCHOOLS, SHOPS AND RESIDENTIAL HOUSES AS THEY HOIST THEIR FLAGS IN STRATEGIC LOCATIONS. LAST SUNDAY, A GROUP […]

THE HEALTH OF JAILED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY IS DETERIORATING AND HE IS BEGINNING TO LOSE SENSATION IN HIS LEGS AND HANDS, HIS LAWYER SAYS. VADIM KOBZEV SAID NAVALNY, WHO HAS BEEN SENT TO A PENAL COLONY FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH TWO SPINAL HERNIAS. LAST WEEK, NAVALNY STARTED A […]

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAID WEDNESDAY IT HAS ISSUED MORE THAN 156 MILLION PAYMENTS AS PART OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PLAN, INCLUDING 25 MILLION PAYMENTS THAT WERE PRIMARILY TO SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFICIARIES WHO HADN’T FILED 2019 OR 2020 TAX RETURNS. THE DIRECT PAYMENTS OF AS MUCH AS 1,400 DOLLAR PER PERSON WERE THE CORNERSTONE […]

THE NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC) CONFIRMED 110 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN 10 STATES AND THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA. NCDC MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT VIA A TWEET ON ITS VERIFIED TWITTER HANDLE. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED CASES IN THE COUNTRY TO 163,440. ABOUT 158 PATIENTS HAVE RECOVERED […]

THE 74-YEAR-OLD MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE ALHAJI MUHAMMAD SABO NANONO, HAS REPORTEDLY MARRIED AN 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM KADUNA. THE SECRET WEDDING HAPPENED SATURDAY IN JERE TOWN OF KADUNA STATE, WITH FEW PEOPLE AS WITNESSES. THE YOUNG WIFE, IDENTIFIED AS RAKIYA, HAS JUST LEFT SCHOOL AND HAS ALREADY SETTLED IN THE MINISTER’S TAMANDU CLOSE RESIDENCE IN KANO. […]


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