Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Gates, others hacked

Twitter accounts belonging to prominent Americans including ex-President Barack Obama, ex-Vice President Joe Biden and billionaires Bill Gates and Elon Musk were hacked on Wednesday, CNN reported. According to CNN, posted tweets that appeared to be a cryptocurrency scam were promoted on the accounts. The accounts, along with those of ...

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Lecturers at Nigeria’s Colleges of Education threaten strike action

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has given the federal government a 21-day ultimatum to address pending issues or risk industrial action. The union listed the pending issues to include the refusal to effect third party-deductions in most colleges of educations (COEs); ‘double standard’ deployed by the ministries ...

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Buhari, Tinubu, Saraki, others mourn Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Nigeria Airforce Force (NAF), Kogi State Government and the family of a helicopter fighter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, over her demise. In a statement released by Mr Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, he said her stay on earth ...

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Rapists should be castrated — Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has advocated for severe punishment for rapists as a way of fighting the rising cases of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria. Mr Gbajabiamila said the stern punishment could involve “chopping off the genitals” of convicted rapists. Speaking on Wednesday when ...

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WASSCE: No going back on suspension of WAEC exam yet – Nigerian govt

Amidst criticisms by many Nigerians and an opposition leader, the Nigerian government has defended its decision not to allow students in the country take part in this year’s West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). PREMIUM TIMES reported the government’s decision last week amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The education minister, ...

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FEC approves 2021-2023 MTEF, projects N12.6trn budget for each year

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) with N12.66 trillion budget projection for each of the three fiscal years. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari which lasted well ...

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2020 Budget: Senate approves N168.8 billion for FIRS

The Senate has approved N168 billion to fund the personnel, overhead and capital expenditure of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for 2020. The approval was made after the Senate considered the report of its committee on finance, presented by the chairman, Solomon Olamilekan (APC, Lagos West). In his presentation, ...

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BREAKING: Magu released from detention

The suspended chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been released. Mr Magu was released on Wednesday evening. He was arrested last week Monday and has been detained by the police since then. He has been appearing before a presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled ...

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Court dismisses charges against Tompolo, others

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday dismissed all the 40 counts bordering on alleged N34 billion fraud filed by the Federal Government against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo. Mr Ekpemupolo was ...

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Magu not detained by Police – IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are not involved in the detention and investigation of the embattled former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Mr Adamu said this in a letter in response to an application for Mr Magu’s bail made ...

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