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FG to probe arms seizures link to 2019 polls

The Federal Government is set to probe the possibility of any connection between the seizures of arms at the Lagos port and the 2019 general elections. The Minister of Information and Culture,  Lai Mohammed, who confirmed this in an interview in Abuja on Saturday, said the government was concerned about the constant importation of arms into the country by unauthorized  ...

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INTERVIEW! IPoB: Time for national dialogue on agitations, marginalisations is now, Tofa tells Buhari

Bashir Tofa   Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa is a name many Nigerians are familiar with, especially those who witnessed the annulled 1993 presidential election in which he participated as the candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention. Now an elder statesman, Tofa, in this interview, says Nigeria’s greatness lies in the unity of purpose of the leadership and followership. Excerpts: ...

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FG Will Tackle Electricity Supply Challenges – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says all that needs to be done to end the challenges hampering regular supply of electricity to Nigerians will be addressed by the Federal Government. Professor Osinbajo gave the assurance yesterday during the inauguration of a metering company in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He said the Federal Government has identified ...

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Tracing IPOB’s fund sources now easy ―Presidency

THE Presidency has assured that the recent declaration of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group has made it easier to trace and block its foreign sources of funds Senior Special Assistant to the president on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Abike Dabiri, told the Tribune Online at the sideline of the ongoing 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ...

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Sukuk bond: Muslim, Christian leaders talk tough

THE Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Friday, said Muslims in the country have tolerated Christian ways imposed on them, but that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is showing itself to be Islamophobic. CAN which had alleged that the issuance of Sukuk bond by the federal government was an attempt to Islamise the country by offering it ...

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President Buhari Arrives In London

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the United Kingdom after leaving the United States, where he attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The President departed New York earlier on Thursday and arrived in London hours later. The Presidency had hinted before President Buhari left the country that he would travel through London on his way back from New York. Although ...

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JUST IN! Again, Custom Seizes 2,671 Powerful Rifles Imported Into The Country From Turkey (Photo)

The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted another 2,671 rifles illegally imported into Nigeria. The guns are alleged to have been imported from Turkey through profiling approach. The Comptroller-General of NCS, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the seizure was the fourth at the Lagos ports within eight months. Quote ...

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Federal Government urges JOHESU to shelve planned strike

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has appealed to National Association of Joint Health Sector Unions ( JOHESU) to shelve planned strike commencing at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The minister made the appeal in a statement by Mrs Olajide Oshundun, the Assistant Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja. Oshundun quoted the minister ...

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Supreme Court affirms Hembe’s sacking

The Supreme Court on Wednesday re-affirmed its order sacking Herman Hembe as a member of the Federal House Representatives, representing, Vandikya/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State. A panel of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, dismissed an application by Hembe praying for the reversal of the order directing him to refund all his ...

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