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The Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Monday asked the recently sworn-in administrators of the 11 nearby government zones in the state to pay attention to security of lives.  Pictured: Gombe State Governor, Yahaya Inuwa Yahaya said the country was having difficulty in resolving security issues.  “As you are all aware, Nigeria is facing the worst security c ...Read more
2020-12-22
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"I wont succumb to threats"- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he will not give into ultimatums for him to take certain actions. Iin a statement delivered by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity said the president refuses to make any decisions out of fear at a time Nigeria is battling with internal unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. The speech read as follows: &ldquo ...Read more
2020-12-11
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Lagos land Transactions to go Fully Online 2021 – Sanwo-Olu

  Starting from first quarter of 2021, all land related transactions in Lagos State will be conducted online, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu unveiled on Wednesday.  This arrangement is to quicken the process getting approvals on land matters and create an enduring business-driven property development market in the State. endorsements ashore matters and make a suffering business-dri ...Read more
2020-12-09
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"We Deserve Apology Over Your Reckless Comments" – Zabarmari Residents To Garba Shehu

Inhabitants of Zabarmari, Borno State have attacked the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, over his remarks on the grim murder of more than 43 rice farmers in the community, saying he should apologize.   Pictured: Garba Shehu A previous Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association in Zabarmari, Mallam Hassan, said it was somewhat lamenta ...Read more
2020-12-01
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UK Parlimentarian: Stop Funding Corrupt Nigerian Security Agencies

Kate Osamor, member of the United Kingdom parliament, has advised Nigera to reevaluate funding  for some Nigerian security offices she portrayed as "corrupt."  Talking at the parliament's discussion on the #EndSARS emergency, the MP said the government ought to rather focus on poverty mitigation programs.  She explicitly kicked against the UK-funding which pre ...Read more
2020-11-24
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#EndSARS: UK Officials to Sanction Nigerian Officials

The UK parliament on Monday discussed an appeal looking to force sanctions on Nigerian Government authorities associated with the killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki on October 20.  For over 60 minutes, Members of Parliament denounced the violence at the Lekki Tollbooth in Lagos and demanded that Nigerian authorities ought not appreciate in the UK the freedoms they deny their reside ...Read more
2020-11-24
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President Buhari Addresses #EndSARS Protests

Two weeks after #EndSARS protests against police brutality started, president Muhammadu Buhari has finally addressed the issue.  Much to the dismay of Nigerian citizens, and the world at large, Buhari's address offered little reassurance and empathy. It was filled with thinly veiled threats to protesters as overall tone of the speech appeared rather oppressive, he alluding to securi ...Read more
2020-10-23
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#EndSARS: TVC and Nigerian Port Authority Set on Fire

TV Continental (TVC) station in Ikosi-Ketu is apparently ablaze by some unknown individuals. This was revealed by witnesses and occupants, who shared footage on October 21.  Gunshots have also been confirmed to have been heard. Prior to the fire  In the interim, Morayo Afolabi Brown, who secures the program 'Your View' on TVC, uncovered during the live show that a ...Read more
2020-10-21
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#EndSARS Updates: Protests turn Deadly

In the wake of footage showing numerous casualties reportedly gunned down by the the Nigerian Army, the army has denied sending troopers to assault #EndSARS dissenters who amassed at the Lekki Toll Plaza and other parts of Nigeria.  The Nigerian Army by means of its official Twitter handle posted arrangement of screen captures of such reports and labeled them "Counterfeit NEWS" ...Read more
2020-10-21
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Buhari’s Nephew Mamman Daura Departs UK

President Buhari's nephew, Mamman Daura's departure from Nigeria to the United Kingdom in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic has attracted mixed reactions from Nigerian citizenry.  His departure is a hot topic as March 2020's restrictions are still in place on international flights with allowance made for only flights on essential duties. The reasons's behind this ...Read more
2020-08-20
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FG to Elon Musk: We need Ventilators

On Twitter, The Federal Government of Nigeria called on Tesla Inc, an American and energy company owned by Elon Musk to supply Nigeria with ventilators to support its coronavirus patients. This request was made by the offical twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.  It was inresponse to a tweet by Tesla Inc stating it had ventilators available to ship fo ...Read more
2020-04-02
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Supreme Court: Ihedioha not Imo Governer; Uzodinma is!

Emeka Ihedioha has officially been sacked by the Supreme Court as governor of Imo state with Hope Uzodinma announced as winner of the March 9 election. Ihedioha was first declared winner of the election by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Uzodinma, then came forward to challenge this declaration.  Here are the intial INEC poll results: Ihedioha, ...Read more
2020-01-15
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Read The Entire Constitution And Laws Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria part 2

Chapter V The Legislature Part 1 - National Assembly Section 47 There shall be a National Assembly for the Federation which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives Section 48 The Senate shall consist of three Senators from each State and one from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Section 49 Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the House of ...Read more
2019-12-16
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Read the entire Constitution and Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Chapter I General Provisions Part I - Federal Republic of Nigeria Section 1 This Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on the authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be governed, nor shall any persons or group of persons take control of the Government of Nigeria or any p ...Read more
2019-12-16
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Aisha Buhari demands Garba Shehu’s resignation

On Wednesday Aisha Buhari Nigeria’s First Lady, called for the resignation of Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity. Mrs. Buhari issued a statement in which she accused Shehu of meddling in her family's affairs among other accusations. She wrote: “In saner climes, Garba Shehu would have resigned immediately af ...Read more
2019-12-12
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Controversy: Hate Speech Bill in Parliament

There has been a recent uproar over the the Hate Speech Bill which has passed its second reading in the Senate. The violation of this bill if it is passed could result in a death sentence. Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, shared his position on the Hate Speech Bill: “I am surprised that this bill has resurfaced. There is no basis for this now. We are devel ...Read more
2019-11-28
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Osinbajo's Aids Dismissed By Buhari

Thirty five aides of Nigerian Vice President Osinbajo are said to have been sacked by President Buhari.  Osinbajo is said to have employed more aides than Buhari, with some appointed in 2017 while Buhari spent a 130 non-consecutive days in England. Prior to the dismissals, Osinbajo was said to have employed 53 aids while Buhari had 25. Osinbajo is also said to have had more aides whose ...Read more
2019-11-07
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Abba Kyari delivers bill to Buhari in London for signing (Photo)

On Monday, Chief of Staff to President Buhari, delivered a bill to Buhari who is currently in London on an unofficial visit. The bill amended the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act; a photo posted by Kyari captured the moment. Buhari, who is scheduled to be in London for two more weeks, did not transfer power to his Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, before ...Read more
2019-11-04
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FG Seeks Senate Permission To Pay Kogi State N10.69 Billion

The Kogi State Government has requested the sum of N10.69 billion from the Federal Government for the settlement of debts incurred locally and refund for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. President Buhari, in a letter written to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, which was read during Tuesday’s plenary, requested for the resolution of the Senate for the approval of the ...Read more
2019-10-15
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Nigeria: Buhari Orders Sale of All Forfeited Assets

In a bid to minimize the impact of corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed agencies to sell all assets seized from officials, the money be deposited into the Treasury Single Account. This development follows a meeting between Buhari and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption at the State House in Abuja.  The assets to be sold are comprised of seized assets ...Read more
2019-10-11
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Buhari Secretly extends Nephews Retirement by Three Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has violated the Police Act by secretly extending the service of his nephew and  Personal Chief Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda Daura. Nigeria’s Police Act states that an officer is expected to retire from service after 35 years or when he attains the age of 60. The Act does not exclude an officer who has not attained the age of 60 but has served ...Read more
2019-10-10
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Buhari Accuses World Bank, IMF, others of publishing false statistics

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari hotsted a meeting with newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (ECA) in Abuja.  After the meeting, Buhari debunked the statistical data on Nigeria published by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Amnesty International. He claimed the data was inaccurate and stated he had tasked the (ECA) to devise ac ...Read more
2019-10-10
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Photos: Buhari Meets with Dangote and Bill Gates in New York

On Wednesday night, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with Bill Gates American business magnate, and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, in New York. The trio met during the 74th United Nations General Assembly in the United States. The Twitter of the Nigerian government @NigeriaGov, stated that Buhari commended the contributions of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati ...Read more
2019-09-26
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Osinbanjo vs Timi Frank: Vice President Waives Immunity to Clear Name

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo is ready to waive his constitutional immunity and undergo trial in order to clear his name of allegations over N90 billion he is alleged to have recieved for election funding from the Federal Inland Revenue Service in 2019. Via Twitter on his verified handle, @ProfOsinbajo, the VP stated: “In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falseh ...Read more
2019-09-26
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Buhari Vows to Combat Climate change at UN Summit

On Monday, President Muhamadu Buhari, in an address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit announced plans for Nigeria to aid in the effort to curb climate change. It was stated that Buhari's administration and the Federal Government "will mobilise Nigerian youths towards planting 25 million trees to enhance Nigeria’s carbon sink." President Muhammadu at the ...Read more
2019-09-23
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Tinubu Fingered In Anti-Osinbajo Plot By Cabal - Daily Independent

That all is not well with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not news, but the new development is the connection of his godfather and political benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to the whole crisis. Osinbajo, who is reportedly having a running battle with the Aso Villa cabal is also said not to be in the good book of Tinubu over his presidential ambition. It was gathered that Tinubu had ...Read more
2019-09-22
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Buhari Appoints New Economic Management Team

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a replacement for the Economic Management Team (EMT). It is said that this newly constituted team will be reporting directly to and advising the president on economic matters. Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesperson, released the following list of appointees by the President Buhari: 1. Prof. Doyin Sal ...Read more
2019-09-17
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