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Chidoka Challenges Buhari To Publish Performance Evaluation Report Of Sacked Ministers

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the performance review report of the recently sacked ministers as well as their counterparts still in his cabinet. Chidoka said this in a statement titled, ‘Chidoka Tasks Buhari To Publish Review On Sacked Ministers, Security Sector, Others” which he …

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EFCC Freezing Of Kogi Account A Joke Too Far – Bello

*Says Bawa shouldn’t be used for personal vendetta Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, Tuesday asserted that none of the state accounts has been frozen at the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), restating his government’s position that the N20 billion bailout fund it received was appropriately applied. According to him the reported …

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We Sealed Banks For Observing IPOB’s Sit-At-Home – Imo Govt

THE Imo State Government on Tuesday explained the reason behind its decision to seal some banks in Owerri, the state capital. Scores of bank customers were left stranded on Tuesday as the officials of the Imo State Government shut all the banks along Bank Road in the state capital. Our correspondent observed ribbons the state …

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COVID-19: Why Vaccinated Persons Still Get Infected – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said that people with breakthrough infection after incomplete and complete vaccination have less symptoms and less severe disease, and – importantly after full vaccination less prolonged COVID-19 symptoms. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, gave the explanation to …

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We Don’t Need NCC Approval To Transmit Election Results Electronically – INEC

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it did not need the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to transmit election results electronically. Recall that during the debate on section 52(3) of the Electoral Act amendment bill, dealing with electronic transmission by lawmakers, they had asked INEC …

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Strike: Why FG Has Not Paid Some Doctors – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government does not owe the striking members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors or other health workers in the country. He stated that only “illegally recruited” doctors are not being paid because they were neither captured by the Office of the …

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Akeredolu Signs Judicial, Legislature Autonomy Bills Into Law

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assented to the bills for the financial autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the state. Akeredolu, who assented to the bill on Tuesday also signed into law the bill for the establishment of the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission. Disclosing this, the Commissioner for …

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Nigerian’s Communications Ministry Prioritises Security Over Economic Benefits – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the communication sector had priotised security over economic benefits. Mr Pantami made the disclosure during the official launch of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s, NCC, Strategic Vision Plan, SVP, 2021-2025, Podcast and the Book Compendium of Prof. Umar Danbatta’s speeches, on Tuesday in …

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Buhari Reiterates Determination To Safeguard Lives, Property Of Citizens

President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated the commitment of his administration to safeguard the lives and property of all citizens irrespective of their socio-economic status in the society. Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, said the president made this position known at the routine meeting National Security Council, which was presided over by President …

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I Exposed Nedu To Get His Attention – Ex-Wife, Uzor

Uzor, wife of comedian and On-Air Personality, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, popularly known as Nedu, has disclosed that she exposed him on social media to get his attention. The comedian had refuted claims by his ex-wife that he battered her while they were married. He further accused her of being unfaithful, saying he discovered that he …

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BBNaija S6: I’ll Own Up To My Actions, Apologise To Nigerians, Says Tega

Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye ex-housemate, Tega, said that she’ll own up to her actions and tender an apology to Nigerians and her husband. She made this known during her interview with Beat 99.9 fm on Tuesday, as her media rounds commenced. Last week, while she was still on the show, Tega set tongues …

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CSOs Knock FIRS Over Proposed Social Media Tax

Civil-Society Civil Society Organisations on Monday condemned the Federal Inland Revenue Service over its decision to impose taxes on social media activities. The FIRS is currently seeking the approval of the National Assembly to further amend the Finance Act for the purpose of dragging online businesses on the social media to its tax net. The …

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Most Bandits Are Fulani Who Profess Same Religious Beliefs As Me – Masari

*To Consider Law Banning Open Grazing Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, says most bandits are of the Fulani ethnic stock as himself, adding that they speak Fulfulde and profess the same religious beliefs as himself. He said many northerners might not like his revelation but maintained that his disclosure remains the truth. The governor spoke …

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Anambra Poll: INEC Suspends Physical Registration Of Voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has suspended in-person or physical registration of voters in Anambra, though online pre-registration of voters in the state would still continue. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the commission’s 3rd quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties on Monday, in Abuja. He said that the decision …

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Bandits Are Going Nowhere Except They Are Given Amnesty – Gumi

CONTROVERSIAL Islamic Cleric Ahmad Gumi has said that bandits currently troubling the northern part of Nigeria are going nowhere. He stated this in a social media statement on Monday. Gumi, who said military action against the terrorists would only worsen the country’s security situation, enjoined the Federal Government to grant them amnesty as it did …

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Stop Giving Preferential Scores To Northern Students, El-Rufai Tells JAMB

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to stop giving “preferential scores” to students in Northern Nigeria who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. He stated this on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme. According to the governor, students in the North should …

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Open Grazing, VAT Bills Scale Second Reading In Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday committed the bill on open grazing to the committee on agriculture after it scaled second reading. The House also read for the first and second time the state’s Value Added Tax bill and asked the committee on finance which is handling it to report back on Thursday. …

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Buhari Sets Up Health Sector Reform Committee, Names Osinbajo Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the State Governments and the FCT administration. This is sequel to a Health Sector Diagnostic Review Report developed by a consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners …

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