Insecurity, secession calls top agenda as 17 Southern governors meet in Asaba today

Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa (left); General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major General Lawrence Fejokwu; representative of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, David Setonji; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba; Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Ikeja, Nigerian Air Force, […]

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Troops eliminate top bandits’ commander, 48 others in North West – Army

The Nigerian Army says the troops of 8 Division operating in Zamfara and adjoining states, have eliminated many bandits’ commander and over 48 members of their gangs in North West. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Yerima said that the Division had earlier launched […]

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Ortom accuses el-Rufai of misleading Buhari

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai, as among those who mislead President Muhammadu Buhari. Responding to el-Rufai, who accused him of using the insecurity in Benue to attack the Federal Government, just to cover his failure, he described the Kaduna helmsman as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious […]

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Why Buhari’s planned salary cut should be rejected, by PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned moves by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to slash the salaries of workers in the country. The opposition party alleged that “leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recommended the widely condemned move to slash workers’ meagre salaries despite the current excruciating economic hardship into which the APC […]

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Remove petrol subsidy, economic council tells Buhari, warns states

The Presidential Economic Advisory Council has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove subsidy on petrol and adopt a pricing regime that reflects the cost of the commodity. Buhari had in 2019 set up the council chaired by Prof Doyin Salami to replace the regime’s defunct Economic Management Team led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The council, […]

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End the bleeding, carnage now or resign, 127 CSOs tell Buhari

Threaten mass action, a boycott of May 29 Democracy Day activities Gunmen invade police station in Abia, Akwa Ibom, kill five officers Police begin the search for stolen AK-47 rifles in Rivers Ammunition-laden truck involved in a lone accident in Anambra After what appears a lull in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) activism in the country, […]

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2021 UTME: Mock exam slips ready for printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says that mock examination slips for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise. It made this known in its Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made it available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

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Weak consumer protection keeps cement prices high

Cement producers declare N121b Q1 profits FCCPC keeps mum despite consumer complaints LCCI blames input costs on inflation, forex While costs of input appear a good alibi for cement manufacturers and dealers to justify high costs of the commodity, regulatory lapses in checking price gouging in the value chain, costly logistics driven by inflation and […]

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