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    Plot to install Interim Government is real, says DSS

    The Department of State Service (DSS) has confirmed that some key political players are plotting to foist an Interim Government in Nigeria. DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday stated that those involved in the plan to subvert the constitution have weighed various options, which include foisting interim government after obtaining frivolous court injunctions to forestall the…

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    IPOB leader, Ekpa declares sit-at-home in Lagos

    The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered a sit-at-home in Lagos. The leader of the pro-Biafra group based in Finland, Simon Ekpa said the sit-at-home is to ground the Lagos economy. He said all Igbo shops will be asked to close down in Lagos and will be offered security by the Eastern Nigeria Security Network (ENSC). It would be…

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    PSC appoints AIG Egbetokun DIG, approves promotion of 24 CPs to AIG, 33 DCPs to CPs, others

    The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of AIG Olukayode Egbetokun as a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). The newly appointed DIG will be representing the South West Geopolitical Zone, replacing DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo who retired on March 15. The Commission also approved the promotion of 24 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant…

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  • NLC

    NLC suspends planned nationwide strike over naira crunch

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday suspended their planned strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday over scarcity of naira notes. The labour unions made this known at the end of their National Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The two labour unions had threatened to embark on a nationwide from Wednesday, March 29, 2023…

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    Tinubu nominates Bagudu, Wale Edun to Presidential Transition Committee

    President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has nominated Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu and former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Wale Edun, into the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC). Speaking at the first interface between the PTC and the media since its inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha said since the inauguration, the…

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  • Passport

    FG restates commitment to ease passport availability for Nigerians

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to easing the difficulties Nigerians face in applying for and getting their passports through enhanced service delivery and streamlining of its procedures. Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola made this known on Tuesday at the commissioning of the Ilesa Passport Front Office and Production Centre of the Nigeria Immigration…

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    Oil exploration in Nasarawa will lead to greater prosperity, energy security – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that the discovery and drilling of oil in Nasarawa State will lead to greater prosperity for Nigerians as well as enhance overall energy security for the country. In his virtual message to the official spud-in of the Ebenyi-A Well located in the Middle Benue Trough, in Obi Local Government of Nasarawa State, the President…

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    Boris Johnson tasks Nigerian government to maximise citizens’ potential for economic growth

    A former British prime minister, Boris Johnson has urged Nigerian Government to maximise the potentials of its citizens to bring about more economic growth. Johnson stated this at the 16th edition of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation Lecture Series in collaboration with Nigerian Institute of International Affairs held on Monday at Ikeja, Lagos. The lecture series, has the theme: “Rehumanising Human…

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    INEC to conduct supplementary elections in Kebbi, Adamawa, others April 15

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 15 for the conduct of all outstanding governorship, national, and state assembly supplementary elections. Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi disclosed this on Monday in Abuja. “Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding governorship, National and state Assembly supplementary…

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    Tinubu calls for prayers, thanksgiving to mark 71st birthday

    To mark his 71st birthday, President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed that special prayers and thanksgiving service be held on Wednesday March 29, 2023, instead of the yearly birthday colloquium.  The special prayers will be held in Lagos and in other parts of the country.  A statement from his office on Monday indicated that for the main event in…

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