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Nigerian govt reveals details of N4.2trn petrol subsidy payment in five years

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (oAGF) on Wednesday revealed the full details of the N4.194 trillion fuel subsidy paid to oil marketers between January 2017 and June 2022. A breakdown of the subsidy payments/deductions from the Federation Account computed by the oAGF through the Federation Account Department for the period under […]

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Atiku proffers reason behind Kuje Prison attacks by Boko Haram terrorists

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 election, on Wednesday, denounced the terrorist attack on the Kuje correctional centre. Following a Tuesday night terrorist attack by individuals believed to be Boko Haram insurgents, at least 600 prisoners fled the Kuje jail in the nation’s capital. Former vice president Atiku responded […]

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Boko Haram terrorists attack Kuje Prison, release 300 suspected members

About 300 inmates of the Kuje Correctional Centre suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group may have escaped from the facility when it came under attack on Tuesday by the sect. This much was made known by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, who revealed that over […]

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Banks take over shares of five indebted DisCos, after failure to repay loans, appoint new MDs

Commercial banks have taken over five distribution companies (DisCos) after they failed to repay loans obtained to acquire assets during the 2013 privatisation. Two of the banks, Fidelity Bank and Afreximbank have already activated the call on the collateralised shares of Kano, Benin and Kaduna electricity distribution companies (DisCos). Fidelity Bank has written to the […]

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Railway workers issue strike warning, condemn govt’s handling of lingering ASUU impasse

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Wednesday, vowed to go on an extended strike in response to lengthy negotiations for better welfare that have so far produced no results. The union complained that no “major achievement” had been noted eight months after its three-day nationwide warning strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike […]

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Naira records biggest fall against US dollar in 2022

Nigerian currency has dropped to its biggest low against the US dollar in the last seven months at the official market, and it could get worse in the coming months. FMDQ securities data showed that at the official market, Naira on Tuesday closed at N430, which is a N4.25 or 0.99 per cent devaluation from […]

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Wike: ‘It Will Be Political Suicide To Ignore Ortom, Fayose, Makinde, Jang, Others’

Former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jacob Mark, has advised the opposition party’s leadership to pacify aggrieved members. Naija News reports that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some of his loyalists are currently at loggerheads with the PDP leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over failed agreements. Speaking […]

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Peter Obi is a big scam, can’t defeat Tinubu, Atiku —Asari Dokubo

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader and founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has described former Anambra State Governor and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LO) Peter Obi, as a big scam who stands no chance in the 2023 elections. Asari-Dokubo who expressed his position on Obi in a Facebook video on […]

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Top 10 stories from across Nigerian Newspapers, Wednesday, July 6th 2022

These top 10 stories across the nation’s newspapers might interest you. 1. Talks about Kwankwaso, Obi alliance dead and buried – Doyin Okupe A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, said on Tuesday talks on the alliance between the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was […]

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Gunshots rock community near Kuje prison in Abuja

Gunshots on Tuesday rocked a community near the Kuje correctional centre in Abuja. Residents told journalists that the sporadic gunshots had been on for more than 30 minutes. READ ALSO: Gunmen attack Buhari’s security team in Katsina The situation has caused panic in the area with many residents staying indoors. But details of the incident […]

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Gunmen kill police inspector, abduct Chinese in Kwara

Gunmen on Saturday killed a police inspector, Adebayo Adeforiti, and abducted a Chinese national at a construction company in Kwara State. The spokesman for the state police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, said the hoodlums attacked the CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru Expressway at 4:15 p.m. […]

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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Buhari’s security team in Katsina

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked the security team attached to President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Abuja, said two persons were injured in the attack. President Buhari is expected to be in Katsina for the […]

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Singer Paul Okoye decries system collapse in Nigeria

Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye, has lamented that only the entertainment sector was functioning properly in the country. The singer stated this on his Instagram platform on Tuesday. READ ALSO: Paul Okoye says money cannot buy peace of mind Okoye, who is popularly known as Rude Boy, said virtually everything has collapsed in Nigeria. He said: […]

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Two key British ministers resign in fresh blow to Johnson’s govt

The British Health Minister, Sajid Javid and his Finance counterpart, Rishi Sunak, resigned from the cabinet on Tuesday in the latest blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government. The duo who are among the British most senior ministers announced their resignations within minutes of each other to plunge the government into a major crisis. The […]

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National Assembly summons minister over Ogoni clean-up

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Host Communities on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, to present the status of the Ogoniland clean-up project. The Chairman of the joint committee, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, gave the directive at an interactive session with the Ministry of Environment and committee in charge of the project in Abuja. […]

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