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Stakeholders Chart Course for Sustenance of Igbo Language

By David-Chyddy Eleke Stakeholders in the South-east region yesterday came together to harp on the need to keep the Igbo language alive, decrying the nonchalant attitude about Igbo people on the fast disappearance of their language. At a colloquium held in Enugwu-Ukwu Civic Centre in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, several personalities gave …

Takeaways from 2020

BY KAYODE KOMOLAFE It has come to pass that clairvoyants could not predict Anno Domini 2020, the year the world changed beyond the imagination of most people. A year ago, coronavirus was still a distant piece of news. At least, it was not yet in the headlines in this clime. Not many were aware of …



Buhari Pledges to Arrest Soaring Foodstuffs’ Prices

Restates directive to CBN not to give forex for food imports Nigeria, now competitive in rice production, says Bagudu By Omololu Ogunmade President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday committed his administration to checking the soaring prices of foodstuffs, which have become a major driver of inflation in the country. The president, at a virtual meeting of the …

Banks Attract N37tn Deposits Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

•Lodgments rise by N6.931tn in one year By Obinna Chima Despite the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 and the attendant lockdown, the nine months 2020 financial results of 13 commercial banks have shown that they raked in a total of N36.759 trillion as customers’ deposits. This represented an increase of N6.931 trillion or 23 per …

Kukah: It’s Unfair to Say I Called for Coup

Rules out interest in playing partisan politics ECWA urges FG to address bishop’s concerns By John Shiklam The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has rebutted allegation that he called for a coup against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his Christmas homily. Kukah, who has come under fire from the federal government …

In Reprisal, Fighter Jets Pound Sambisa Forest

•Neutralise scores of insurgents, destroy anti-aircraft gun station •Borno equips local hunters to fight Boko Haram By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Following the attacks by insurgents on Garkida, Adamawa State and three villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State between December 24 and 28, fighter jets of the …

Disquiet in Nasarawa over Gov’s US Trip

Assembly summons emergency sitting over Sule’s vacation letter By Igbawase Ukumba There is disquiet in Nasarawa State following the denial of Governor Abdullahi Sule that he travelled to the United States for medical check-up. The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, had announced during the plenary that Sule had notified …



Auditor General Misses Timeline for Release of COVID-19 Audit Report

By James Emejo The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (OAuGF) has failed to publish the much-awaited first interim audit report on the utilisation of the COVID-19 intervention funds as earlier indicated. The erstwhile Auditor General for the Federation (AuGF), Mr. Anthony Ayine, who retired from service on October 25, had earlier promised …

CAN Directs Churches to End Crossover Services by 11pm

•Ondo insists on curfew enforcement •Osun bows to pressure, relaxes regulations By Onyebuchi Ezigbo The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday urged churches to comply with all government regulations to combat the spread of COVID-19 while conducting their crossover services. Against the backdrop of the controversy between churches and the association on the duration of …

Interpol Uncovers €500,000 COVID-19 Fraud in Nigeria

By Davidson Iriekpen The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has traced a €500,000 COVID-19 fraud to Nigeria. The organisation made this known in a statement on its website titled, ‘Unmasked: International COVID-19 fraud exposed’. According to the statement, the scheme was coordinated using compromised emails, advance-payment fraud, and money laundering. It stated that the fraud …

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