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Military speaks on alleged Al-Qaeda, ISIS inroad in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has allayed fears of Nigerians over alleged plans by Al-Qaeda and ISIS to make an inroad into Southern Nigeria and penetrate the north-western part of the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, a major general, while answering questions from journalists at the updates briefing on ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt. approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that this was part of the decisions reached at the end of the second extension of the second phase of eased lockdown. The Chairman ...

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COVID-19: Kogi Govt fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Kogi State Government on Thursday commenced the fumigation of its schools ahead of resumption of students for exit classes on August 10 in the state. Addressing journalists at Crowther Memorial College, Lokoja, to launch the exercise, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, commended the governor ...

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Nine dead in Sokoto boat mishap

No fewer than nine people died in a boat mishap that occurred in Birjingo Village, Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Sokoto, Muhammad Sadiq, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. According ...

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INVESTIGATION: How a Notorious Arms Dealer Hijacked Niger’s Budget and Bought Weapons From Russia

As militant groups spread across the Sahel, the West African nation of Niger went on a U.S.-backed military spending spree that totaled about US$1 billion between 2011 and 2019. But almost a third of that money was funnelled into inflated international arms deals – seemingly designed to allow corrupt officials ...

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Naira Marley arraigned, sentenced for breaching Covid-19 travel restriction

The Lagos police command on Thursday arraigned Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley and his Manager, Seyi Awouga, for violating interstate travel ban during the COVID-19 travel restriction. Naira Marley, who is not a stranger to controversies, was also indicted when he showed up at a party which actress, ...

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How my wife and I battled COVID-19 — Governor Sanwo-Olu’s aide

Back on the beat, after defeating COVID-19 Gboyega Akosile Thank God I am back at my duty post! I returned to work today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after several weeks away, battling the monstrous Coronavirus. It began with a feverish condition on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. I usually don’t joke ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria extends PhaseTwo of eased lockdown by four weeks

The second phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown in the country has been extended by four weeks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said. Mr Mustapha while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said the extension ...

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PenCom initiates process to review 2014 Pension Reform Act

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Thursday said it had initiated the process of reviewing the 2014 Pension Reform Act (PRA), to address identified challenges and public clamour. PenCom’s Head, Corporate Communications Department, Peter Aghahowa, said in a statement in Lagos that the exercise was to reposition the Contributory Pension ...

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We are more determined than ever to fight corruption – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration remains committed to the fight against corruption. The president spoke at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 on Thursday in Abuja. Represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, he said there is still work to be done in terms ...

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