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Abia judges, doctors unpaid for more than one year – NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said on Friday judges and doctors in Abia have not been paid salaries for more than one year by the state government. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated this at a public lecture organised by the National Industrial Court as part of activities marking its 2022/2023 Legal Year. Wabba said […]

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EFCC re-arraigns businessman for alleged $22.6m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a businessman, Akinola Ogunlewe for alleged $22.6 million fraud at the Federal High Court, Abuja. He was re-arraigned alongside his company, B.C.E. Consulting Engineers Limited, on a 12-count charge of forgery, obtaining fraudulent documents, and criminal possession and money laundering on October 4. The defendants, however, […]

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16 APC ward executives join PDP in Sokoto

16 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) executive committee in Lajinge and Makuwana wards of Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto have joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The PDP chairman in the state, Alhaji Bello Goronyo, who received the defectors at an event in the state, assured them of […]

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Lagos govt to build new airport in Lekki

The Lagos State government plans to build a new airport in the Lekki area of the state. The Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor, Jubril Gawat, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Friday. The project, according to him, was confirmed on Thursday by the Special Adviser on Private-Private Partnerships to the […]

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Buhari to communicate decision on ASUU to Nigerians — Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Friday President Muhammadu Buhari would communicate his decision on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to Nigerians in coming days. The Court of Appeal had earlier on Friday ordered the varsity lecturers to suspend their eight-month-old strike and return […]

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Gunmen abduct two corps members in Plateau

Gunmen on Thursday abducted two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Zomo community, Mikang Local Government Area of Plateau State. Eyewitnesses told journalists on Friday the corps members were abducted on their way to a pharmaceutical store in the community. The spokesman for the state police command, Alabo Alfred, also confirmed the incident. He, […]

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Eight takeaways from Buhari’s 2023 economic projection

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2023 budget, which would cost a whopping N20.51 trillion, and force Nigeria to borrow N8.80 trillion to finance the N10.78 trillion deficit in the budget. Ripples Nigeria had earlier reported the presentation made to the National Assembly. The presentation was meant to ensure that the government keeps to […]

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Two dead, three in critical condition after Las Vegas casino stabbings

Two people have been confirmed dead while three are in currentiy in critical condition after a stabbing spree outside a casino in Las Vegas. USA on Thursday, the police say. The Las Vegas Police Department Sherrif, Joseph Lombardo, who addressed a press conference after the incident, said there were eight victims from the attack which […]

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Femi Adesina says ‘good’ Nigerians will miss Buhari when he leaves office

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, says ‘good Nigerians’ would miss the President when he leaves office in May next year. Adesina who made this assertion on his regular Facebook column, ‘From the Inside’, said despite the distractions the President has faced from different quarters since he came into […]

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Police rescues nine victims of human trafficking in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has rescued nine victims of human trafficking in Daura, a prominent town in the state. Ripples Nigeria learnt that the victims, who were all female, were taken to the headquarters of the command in Katsina on Wednesday evening. SP Gambo Isah, Public Relations Officer of the Command, made this known […]

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Buhari shifts implementation of fuel subsidy removal to next govt

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians that fuel subsidy will be completely removed in 2023. He gave this assurance while presenting the proposed N19.76 trillion budget for the 2023 financial year. According to him, fuel subsidy is a big issue in government finance and efforts have been put in place to remove the subsidy. Following […]

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JUST IN: Buhari presents N19.76 trillion 2023 budget, reels out achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, presented the proposed N19.76 trillion budget for the 2023 financial year before a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. The budget, which would be the last presented by the Buhari administration, is about 15.37 per cent higher than the amount budgeted in 2022. During the presentation, President Buhari […]

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US slams Nigeria, other OPEC+ members over decision to raise oil price

The United States government has expressed disappointment in the decision of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) to cut production output. Ripples Nigeria had reported that the OPEC+, which includes OPEC members and non-OPEC nations, cut production output by two million barrels per day starting from November 2022. The cut is expected […]

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Nigerians now living in hell under Buhari, Northern CAN laments

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, has lamented the living conditions of Nigerians under President Muhammadu Buhari, saying citizens are now “living in hell” due to the failing economy and bad policies of the government. The Northern CAN which made the assertion at the end of a two-day […]

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ASO ROCK WATCH: As Buhari scores self high. Two other talking points

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Independence Day Speech broadcast, asserted that his administration had made remarkable progress in many areas. We tracked two other stories from the Presidency within the week in review. 1. Buhari scores self high On October 1, President Buhari praised his administration for making giant strides in different areas, […]

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