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JUST IN: Al-Qaeda leader, al-Zawahiri killed in US strike

The leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed in a United States counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan. BBC reports that al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday. The US military officials told journalists on Monday night that Zawahiri was on the balcony of […]

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APC accuses Aregbesola’s faction of planning violent protests in Osun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun has accused a fraction loyal to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, of planning a violent protest in the state. In a statement issued on Monday by Kola Olabisi, the Media Adviser to the APC chairman in the state, Prince Gboyega Famoodun, the party said the protesters who […]

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INEC distances self from fake voter registration website

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday distanced itself from a fake Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) website. This came just 24 hours after the commission suspended voter registration across the country. According to the fake site, the Federal Government had approved individual online to avoid unnecessary crowds. In a statement issued by its National […]

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‘I Feel Ashamed To Talk, Because Buhari Has Talked And Failed’ – Obi’s Running Mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed

The Labour Party (LP) vice presidential candidate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed has knocked the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, over the failure to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians. Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Peter Obi’s running mate said, he and the party’s candidate have the solutions to solve the insecurity challenges in the […]

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Insecurity: Nigeria to clampdown on unregistered motorcycles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared war on motorcyclists with unregistered National Vehicle Identification Scheme over the rising state of insecurity in the country. The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the corps had embarked on a nationwide clampdown on motorcyclists who fail […]

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Tipper crushes father of 30 children to death in Kogi

A tipper on Monday crushed a father of 30 children to death in Lokoja, Kogi State. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Stephen Dawulung, disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja. He said: “The man, Abdulsalam Ibrahim, a 60-year old commercial motorcyclist and his passenger were killed by the tipper truck […]

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ILO charges Nigerian media to join in fight against child labour

International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday urged media organizations in Nigeria to participate actively in the fight against child labour and other related issues. The organization also charged the media to fulfil its social responsibility to the public by educating Nigerians on international labour standards, fundamental rights at work and the dangers of child labour. […]

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‘Nigeria bigger than your ambition,’ Aisha Yesufu slams selfish politicians

The Co-convener of BringBackourGirl Movement, Aisha Yesufu, on Monday carpeted politicians obsessed with their ambitions of occupying public offices at all cost. In a series of tweets on her Twitter handle, the activists challenged Nigerians to elect the right people into leadership positions in 2023. She described President Muhammadu Buhari as completely incompetent and charged […]

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Obi’s running mate, Datti, dissociates self from social media accounts

Yusuf Datti, a vice-presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), has severed ties with several social media profiles that have been linked to him. Due to the fact that he has not used social media in roughly ten years, Datti claimed that the accounts were fraudulent during a news conference on Monday in Abuja. He […]

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2023: Okowa confident Gov Wike will remain in PDP despite disaffections

As reconciliation moves continue in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2023 general elections, vice presidential candidate of the party, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the Rivers State governor, Nyeson Wike, was very much with the party. The nomination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice presidential candidate of the party created come disaffection […]

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More misery for Nigerian students, as ASUU again extends strike by four weeks

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has extended the ongoing industrial action, which commenced, over five months ago by another four weeks. After the Federal Government failed to put into effect a Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed by the two parties in 2020, the striking lecturers closed down public universities on February 14, 2022. […]

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2023: Atiku Makes Fresh Appointment

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has made a fresh appointment. Naija News reports Atiku appointed Ms. Lynne Bassey as Special Assistant on Gender Issues and Women Advancement. The appointment is in furtherance of his commitment to women and youths empowerment, his […]

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Police speak on ISWAP threat to attack Lagos

Amidst fears arising from the threat by terrorists of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) to attack Lagos and some other major cities across the country, the state’s police command has allayed the concerns of residents. Ben Hundeyin, the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, made this clarification, on Monday, during an interview […]

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Naira depreciation continues at unofficial market as BDCs tell CBN what to do

The bad performance of the Nigerian currency, Naira continued at the peer-to-peer (P2P) segment of the foreign exchange (forex) market. On Friday at the P2P market, it depreciated against the United States Dollar by N16 to sell for N736/$1 compared with the previous day’s exchange rate of N720/$1. Also, the Nigerian currency lost N2.80 or […]

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