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  • CDS warns Nigerians calling for coup over economic hardship

    By Raphael Innocent The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has warned people calling for a coup over the current economic hardship in Nigeria, insisting that the Armed Forces would continue to protect the country’s democracy. Musa said the long arms of the law would soon catch up with the proponents of coup d’état. While fielding questions from journalists…

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  • “Tinubu is trying his best, it’s too early to criticize, says Gowon to Nigerians

    Kunle Sani A former head of state, Yakubu Gowon has appealed to Nigerians to be patient and allow President Bola Tinubu more time to address the country’s challenges. He says he believes that it is too early to expect perfect results and that we should not rush to conclusions. Gowon said this on Wednesday while addressing State House Correspondence after…

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  • FG committed to internal security, effective border control

    Kunle Sanni The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has reaffirmed that the priority of the Ministry of Interior remains internal security and effective border control.  The Minister stated this while receiving the interim report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Integrated Border Governance, which conducted a rigorous assessment of Nigeria’s border security and management. He commended the committee for its diligent…

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  • Tinubu

    We’re determined to succeed in healthcare, Tinubu tells Afriximbank

    President Bola Tinubu has said his administration is strongly committed to providing excellent healthcare facilities for all Nigerians and will continue to prioritize domestic and foreign direct investments in the sector.  The President on  Wednesday made these remarks at a meeting with Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), accompanied…

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  • Tinubu appoints Kemi Nandap as CG immigration service

    President Bola Tinubu has appointed Kemi Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The President in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale said Nandap appointment would take effect from March 1, 2024. She will succeed Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, whose term in office expires on February 29, 2024. Before her appointment as Comptroller-General, Nandap…

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  • Shun protest, embrace dialogue, DSS urges Organised Labour

    The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged organised labour to shelve its planned protest in some parts of the federation in the interest of peace and public order. The protest scheduled for the 27th and 28th of February seeks to draw attention to the economic hardships resulting from the removal of subsidy on fuel and its attendant effects on the…

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  • 2024: Three states to experience early rains

    Olaolu Bilau – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has released the 2024 Seasonal Climate Prediction with forecasts indicating early rains in Abia, Akwa Ibom and Borno states. The 2024 Seasonal Climate Prediction unveiled by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has the theme: ‘Facilitating a Weather Resilient Economy Through Early Warnings for All to Foster…

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  • Customs mulls plans to distribute seized food items nationwide 

    Kunle Sanni The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that it is prepared to provide food items that have been seized to lessen the suffering that Nigerians are going through.  The NCS said the distribution would take place following the certification process, which verifies each food item’s appropriateness for human consumption. Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, the Comptroller General of Customs, disclosed…

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  • FG is committed to ensuring businesses thrive in oil sector, Lokpobiri assures

    Kunle Sanni The Minister of State Petroleum Resources for Oil, Heineken Lokpobiri, recently met with leaders of various unions and associations in the downstream petroleum industry. The meeting was held in Abuja and was aimed at addressing the concerns raised by the stakeholders in a letter to the Minister, according to a statement issued by the minister’s spokesperson Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa.…

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  • Hafsat Bakari emerges NFIU CEO

    President Bola Tinubu has appointed Hafsat Bakari as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale announced her appointment in a statement on Tuesday. Ngelale said Bakari’s appointment would be definitive pending her confirmation by the senate. Bakari is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering,…

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