THERE’S CIVIL WAR GOING ON IN THE NORTH – USMAN YUSUF

THERE’S CIVIL WAR GOING ON IN THE NORTH – USMAN YUSUF A former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Professor Usman Yusuf, has drawn attention to the continuous civil unrest in the northern part of the country involving different ethnic and religious groups in the area. According to him, there is war going on between the Hausas …

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WIKE’S MEN PLOT FRESH WAR AGAINST FUBARA AFTER GOVERNOR SWORE IN EX-SPEAKER, EHIE

WIKE’S MEN PLOT FRESH WAR AGAINST FUBARA AFTER GOV SWORE IN EX-SPEAKER, EHIE The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and the state House of Assembly members who are loyal to Ex-Governor Nyesom Wike, are once again on a potential collision course as lawmakers accused the Governor of making illegal appointments. This followed the appointment of former factional Speaker, Edison Ehie …

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FG INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

FG INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially inaugurated a 37-member Tripartite Committee tasked with devising a new National Minimum Wage. Vice President Kashim Shettima inaugurated the committee on behalf of the President, who is currently on a private visit to France. The committee, chaired by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji …

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RETIRED SOLDIER COMMITS SUICIDE OVER HARDSHIP

RETIRED SOLDIER COMMITS SUICIDE OVER HARDSHIP A 72-year-old retired soldier identified as Francis Dooga, has allegedly committed suicide in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The deceased allegedly hanged himself on a tree in his residence opposite St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iniongun, a suburb of Makurdi at about 6:00pm on Sunday, January 28, 2024. A neighbour, who spoke on condition …

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FIDUCIA SUPPLICANS NOT PART OF ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’ SAYS LEADING VATICAN THEOLOGIAN

FIDUCIA SUPPLICANS NOT PART OF ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’, SAYS LEADING VATICAN THEOLOGIAN The respected Vatican theologian Fr. Nicola Bux has said that Fiducia Supplicans (FS) “does not belong to the authentic Magisterium” and called on the document’s author, Cardinal Victor Fernandez, to resign. Monsignor Bux, a former consultant to the Congregation (now Dicastery) of the Doctrine of Faith and friend and …

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UK SUSPENDS BRITISH-NIGERIAN MINISTER, KATE OSAMOR, FOR CALLING ISRAEL’S ACTIONS ‘GENOCIDE’

UK SUSPENDS BRITISH-NIGERIAN MINISTER, KATE OSAMOR, FOR CALLING ISRAEL’S ACTIONS ‘GENOCIDE’ A British-Nigerian minister, MP Kate Osamor, has been suspended after accusing Israel of genocide on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day. The British-Nigerian-born MP for Edmonton sparked outrage after claiming in her weekly newsletter that Gaza should be added to the list of ‘recent genocides’. Posting a photo of …

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NIGERIA AT RECEIVING END OF ECOWAS CRISIS

NIGERIA AT RECEIVING END OF ECOWAS CRISIS Nigeria stands to lose more than the other 12 member countries in the areas of security and economy, following the pullout of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), experts and people living in border communities told the Daily Trust on Monday. Also, some experts have …

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LGA ADMINISTRATION: 15 GOVERNORS UNDER SCRUTINY OVER CONSTITUTIONAL BREACH

LGA ADMINISTRATION: 15 GOVERNORS UNDER SCRUTINY OVER CONSTITUTIONAL BREACH At least 15 governors are in breach of Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, findings have shown. They include Benue, Kwara, Cross River, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Kogi, Osun, Plateau, Imo, Ondo, Bayelsa, Yobe, Bauchi and Sokoto states. Section 7 of the Constitution …

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EFCC SET TO PICK KOGI EX-GOVERNOR FOR ALLEGED FRAUD

EFCC SET TO PICK KOGI EX-GOVERNOR, YAHAYA BELLO FOR ALLEGED FRAUD The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to probe the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, for alleged fraud and corrupt practices he was involved in during his eight-year tenure. It was learnt that the commission would invite Yahaya Bello for questioning to account …

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30 NASARAWA WOMEN PROTESTERS STILL IN CUSTODY, COURT SETS JAN 31 FOR BAIL BOND REVIEW

30 NASARAWA WOMEN PROTESTERS STILL IN CUSTODY, COURT SETS JAN 31 FOR BAIL BOND REVIEW A Chief Magistrate Court in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has scheduled January 31 for the hearing on the application to review the bail conditions granted to 30 women suspected violent protesters and eight others currently remanded at the Correctional Centre. The protesters were arraigned and detained …

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APC CHIEFTAINS UNHAPPY OVER BWALA’S UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO PRESIDENT TINUBU

APC CHIEFTAINS UNHAPPY OVER BWALA’S UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO PRESIDENT TINUBU Some aides of President Bola Tinubu and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed indignation over the unrestricted access being enjoyed by Daniel Bwala, lawyer and spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council in the 2023 general elections. Within two weeks Bwala, a vocal critic of …

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1,500 CBN STAFF RESUME AT LAGOS OFFICE

1,500 REDEPLOYED CBN STAFF RESUME AT LAGOS OFFICE No fewer than 1,500 members of staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria will resume on Friday resume at its Lagos office following their redeployment from the headquarters. A source at the apex bank told our correspondent that the plan, though heavily criticised, was still in motion and affected staffers would be …

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ITS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, RIVERS ASSEMBLY FAULTS FUBARA’S RECENT APPOINTMENTS

IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL – RIVERS ASSEMBLY FAULTS FUBARA’S RECENT APPOINTMENTS Some lawmakers at the Rivers State House of Assembly have described recent appointments by Governor Simnalayi Fubara as unconstitutional. The Assembly at its 100th legislative sitting on Monday, January 29, particularly faulted the appointment of Goodlife Ben as acting chairman of the Local Government Service Commission. The lawmakers also frowned at …

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FORMER ATIKU’S AIDE, DANIEL BWALA, STILL PURSUING TINUBU, MEETS HIM IN FRANCE

FORMER ATIKU’S AIDE, DANIEL BWALA, STILL PURSUING TINUBU, MEETS HIM IN FRANCE President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, hosted Daniel Bwala, a former spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign in the 2023 elections, in Paris, the capital of France. The president has been on a “private visit” to the European country. In a post he shared on X, Bwala said Tinubu …

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