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Buhari Orders Removal Of Trucks Around Apapa Within 2 Weeks

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa within 2 weeks. “A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks,” the presidency tweeted. “The directive mandates the immediate ... Read More »

Bandits Kill 20 In Katsina

Bandit gunmen have killed at least 20 people in separate attacks in northwestern Nigeria, police said Wednesday, the latest violence in the restive region of Katsina. Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed into a farming village on Tuesday, spraying the people with gunfire, Katsina State police spokesman, Gambo Isah, said. “They killed 18,” Isah said. That attack happened on at Yargamji ... Read More »

Nigeria To Join Africa Free Trade Zone – Minister

Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for, Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment said. Nigeria is one of 29 countries yet to sign the agreement seeking to boost intra-African trade, stimulate investment and innovation. The trade deal comes into effect May 30 after ... Read More »

Cooking Gas Consumers’ll No Longer Own Cylinders – FG

The Federal Government, Tuesday, said it is coming up with a policy that would remove the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, cylinders from consumers. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum on LPG penetration in Abuja, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said the policy would require that the ownership of the cylinders rests strictly with the dealers ... Read More »

B’Haram: Nigerian Army Takes Delivery Of Weaponry In Jumbo Cargo Aircraft

Following the arrival of a Cargo aircraft, a Jumbo 747 from Slovakia, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, the Nigerian Army is set to take delivery of modern and sophisticated weaponry meant to address the security challenges plaguing the nation. Though the Army authorities were silent on the types of arms and ammunition, sources disclosed that they include long-range artillery ... Read More »

Buhari Media Organization, Benue Govt In Hot Exchange Over Killings

The Benue State government has described the Buhari Media Organization, BMO, as a group made up of political jobbers jostling for appointments from the Presidency. The Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, who was reacting to a statement credited to the BMO where the group accused Governor Samuel Ortom of masterminding the killings ... Read More »

How Lagos Downpour Wreaked Havoc, Gridlock

A downpour in Lagos and its environs that lasted for about two hours yesterday wreaked havoc and paralysed business activities in the nation’s economic capital. For hours after the rain, that was preceded by a cloudy weather and darkened skyline subsided, the effect was still felt across the metropolis, and in some neighbouring communities in Ogun State. Trees on many ... Read More »

Militants Threaten To Declare Niger Delta Republic June 1

A militant group, Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters,  has threatened to declare a Niger Delta Republic on June 1, 2019. In a  statement on Monday, the group said they were not happy with the situation in  Nigeria. The statement by the Director of Information of the group Maxwell Dan alleged selective maltreatment of the people of the region by ... Read More »

FG Flays Obasanjo over Comments On Boko Haram

The Federal Government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province, as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it ... Read More »

Editors Confront NASS Over Accreditation Guidelines For Journalists

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has rejected the new guidelines for the accreditation of media organisations, journalists/ correspondents covering the National Assembly, describing it as primitive, undemocratic and blatantly anti-press and anti-people. The guidelines, issued by authorities of the National Assembly (NASS), is due to become effective from June 11, 2019. It demands among other draconian provisions that a ... Read More »