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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ex-president, clerics plotting to destroy Buhari’s govt, claims Yoruba group
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has alleged that a former president, some northern clerics and other politicians are engaged in a grand plot to destroy the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleges that the former president, whose identity it did not reveal, and some of his loyalists had resolved
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target=_blank rel=noopener>MULAN to design 20 year roadmap for Muslim lawyers
From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse The National President of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN), Professor Abdulqadir Abikan Ibrahim, has said that the assouis currently planning a 20 year roadmap for Muslim lawyers across the country. The MULAN president who stated this during a courtesy visit to the Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice of Jigawa State, Dr.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari presides over emergency security meeting
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over an Emergency National Security Meeting at the State House. The meeting, which started at 10 am, holding at the Conference Hall of the Office of the First Lady, being attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lai Mohammed summoned by House of Reps over Twitter ban
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives has summoned Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over the recent suspension of microblogging social network Twitter in the country by the federal government. House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila made the announcement at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday. Gbajabiamila noted that ‘the suspension on Twitter in Nigeria has
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target=_blank rel=noopener>North Central leaders reject secession
From Fred Itua, Abuja Political, religious and traditional leaders from the six North Central States, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said on Tuesday that they are opposed to any plans by any ethnic group to break away from Nigeria. The leaders in the North Central People’s Forum (NCPF), addressing reporters in Abuja, said as
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rotary Club paste signage at Lekki Conservation Centre
In line with its recognition of May as Rotary’s Youth Services Month, The Rotary Club of Lekki Central, District 9110 visited Lekki Conservation Center to put up Advisory Signages and The Four Way Test targeting the youths who usually frequent the centre. According to the Charter President of the club, Rotarian Christyn Obiajulu the club
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Biotechnology is safe, will enhance fortunes of Nigerian farmers – NABDA
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said that the application of biotechnology in Nigeria would assist farmers to benefit from their agricultural efforts. NABDA Director-General/CEO Prof Abdullahi Mustapha indicated this at the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop for journalists, farmers and agric extension agents in Kano. He observed that
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari must lift Twitter ban to save Nigeria’s democracy, economy – Bagos
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption, and member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Hon Dachung Musa Bagos, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently rescind the ban placed on Twitter to save the country’s democracy and grow the economy. He suggested that apart from adversely impacting Nigeria’s
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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: Federal Secretariat, Asaba on fire
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba A mysterious fire has engulfed the Federal Secretariat complex along Okpanam Road in Asaba, Delta State capital. At the moment, the raging inferno seems to have overwhelmed the fire fighting machinery stationed at the complex. Even the state fire service is not up to the task of putting out the fire.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kalu cautions masterminds of insecurity in South East, warns against repetition of 1967 genocide
The Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has called for restraints from masterminds of the insecurity in the South East. He warned that the repetition of the 1967 genocide will not be tolerated . Kalu, in a statement he personally signed described as strange the insecurity in the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ortom to Buhari: Implement yearly recruitment of police personnel policy
*Disbands Benue Vigilante Group Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday urged the President Mohammadu Buhari-led administration to fulfill its promise to recruit 10, 000 police officers yearly to help check insecurity in the country. Ortom stated this while addressing personnel of the disbanded Vigilante Group at the Government House in Makurdi.
target=_blank rel=noopener>Super Falcons land in America for Summer Series
Nine-time African champions Nigeria have arrived in the United States of America for this year’s Summer Series – a 4-Nation Tournament also involving hosts USA, Jamaica and Portugal’s ‘A’ Women Teams. A contingent of Nigeria-based technical crew and nine home-based professionals flew aboard a Delta Airlines’ flight on the long haul from Lagos to Atlanta
target=_blank rel=noopener>One injured, two missing, as residents sack Fulani settlers, raze settlement in Ogun
Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta One person has been reportedly injured, while two others are missing following an attack on some Fulani herdsmen in Iraye village in Sagamu, Ogun State. New Telegraph learnt that, residents of the village sacked the Fulani settlers and set their settlement ablaze over allegations of kidnapping. It was further gathered that,
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Major newspaper, govt websites down
A number of leading media websites are currently not working, including the Guardian, Financial Times, Independent and the New York Times. The UK government website – gov.uk – is also down. Affected websites displayed the message: “Error 503 Service Unavailable”. Early reports have suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kalu cautions masterminds of insecurity in S’East
*Warns against repetition of 1967 genocide The Senate’s Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called for restraint from the masterminds of insecurity in the South East warning that the repetition of the 1967 genocide won’t be tolerated. He noted that the insecurity in the South-East region is
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sunday Igboho visits Igangan after herdsmen’s attack
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has visited Igangan one of the communities in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. It was learnt that Igboho stormed the town on Monday evening to sympathise with the people and to see the level of destruction carried out by the gunmen who
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sokoto: Tambuwal warns MDAs against rejecting corps members
The Sokoto State government yesterday warned state-owned ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against rejecting National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to their organisations. More than 1,414 corps members comprising 714 males and 700 females took part in the orientation exercise. Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday gave the warning at the closing ceremony of 2021
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kano youths protest, ask Saraki to contest presidency in 2023
Hundreds of youths from across northern Nigeria yesterday took to the streets of Kano protesting against the current situation in the country and insisting that former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, contests the nation’s highest political office, the presidency, in 2023. The youth marched from the city centre in Kano to the Nigeria Union
target=_blank rel=noopener>Miyetti Allah: Our members’ not involved in Igangan attack
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore yesterday denied reports that its members carried out the attacks on Sunday, at Igangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, which led to several deaths and destruction of property worth millions. The association noted that its members were not involved in the attack, urging the police
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari: Hydrocarbons’ll remain major source of energy till 2040
P resident Muhammadu Buhari has said that despite the rush for investments in renewable energy in the world, hydrocarbons would still remain a major source of energy in the foreseeable future. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) yesterday in Abuja, President Buhari, who was
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