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The trial of the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who has terrorism and treasonable felony charges brought against him by the federal government, has commenced on today, under tight security by the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services. Journalists and lawyers who claimed to have come […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against the use of certain hand sanitizers. Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC  said in a public alert issued on Monday that the US Food and Drug Agency (USFDA) had placed all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on a countrywide import […]

The Federal Government is seeking the support of United Nations (UN) to persuade developed countries to redeem 100 billion dollars pledge made to support developing countries to attain Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) target. The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Abubakar said this yesterday when the UN Deputy Secretary General, Hajiya Amina Mohammed paid him a […]

The governors of southern states have rejected the proposed three percent share to host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill recently passed by the House of Representatives. A communique issued by the governors at the end of their meeting in Lagos said, the governors, instead, supported five per cent shares to the communities. The governors, […]

The Federal Government says 88 percent of 4 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines supplied to the country a few months ago have been utilized so far. A  combined number of 3,441,146 Nigerians have been vaccinated so far with their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Disclosing that the country’s vaccination rate […]

Osun State Government has called for peace among  religious and ethnic groups in order to maintain serenity in the state. The call was made by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Abdullahi Binuyo, who led the governor’s delegation on an on-site assessment of the crime scene as well as a solidarity visit […]

The federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN/SIM data verification to July 26. The deadline date has been shifted for about seven times. The first deadline was December 30, 2020, two weeks after the exercise started in the country. The latest decision to extend the deadline was made after a request […]

  The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has sworn in 18 newly appointed Judges of the Court of Appeal. The swearing-in is coming a few days after a Federal High Court in Abuja had dismissed a suit by an Igbo socio-cultural group seeking to stop the appointment on claims of being biased […]

Targeted attacks on police and INEC facilities continued yesterday with an attack on a police division and an office of the electoral agency yesterday evening. The latest attacks occurred in Awka, Anambra State. The gunmen yesterday attacked the B Division of the Nigeria Police Force and the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) […]

The police in Katsina state have confirmed the abduction of a sharia court judge Husaini Sama’ila during a court session in Bauren Zakka village in Safana Local Government Area of the state.   The bandits in their numbers invaded the court around 3pm yesterday in a commando style shooting sporadically before taking away the judge. […]


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