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NLC urges MTN to pay $10b fine

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged communication giant MTN Nigeria to comply with the directive of the Federal Government to pay the over $10 billion as tax arrears and illegal repatriation. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president,  in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said: “This is as well as the $8.13 billion illegally repatriated to […]

2019 polls: Don’t return thieves to power, APC warns

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THOSE ganging up to unseat the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government ruined the nation’s economy, the ruling party has said. It alerted Nigerians to be wary of those deploying what it called stolen commonwealth to fund their political activities to stage a comeback to power. In a statement yesterday by the party’s […]

Zamfara Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari attacked in Gusau

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Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State has condemned attack on his convoy by All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters who are loyalists to aggrieved governorship aspirants in the state. Yari, in a statement issued on Sunday in Gusau by Malam Ibrahim Dosara, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, cautioned his loyalists to desist from […]

51 killed in Adamawa attack

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Fifty-one people, including a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) have been killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Nation learnt on Saturday that the attackers in the incident targeted the villages of Gon, Nzumosu, Bolki, Nyanga, and Bukuto in the Numan Local Government Area of the state. Residents […]

Man murdered on his farm in Ekiti

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A senior traditional chief in Ijero Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti, Adewole Ajayi was murdered on his farm on Friday, the police say. Ajayi, a high chief, popularly known as Iroko Ekiti, was believed to have been murdered inside the farm, located at a neighbouring town, Oke-Oro, also in Ijero Ekiti Local Government Area. […]

No faction in Bakassi APC, says Ita-Giwa

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Political leader of the Bakassi people of Cross River State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, says there is no faction in the party in the local government. Speaking during the commissioning of the chapter secretariat as well as the inauguration of the chapter and ward executives of the […]

Masari tasks NHIS on advocacy campaign in Katsina

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The Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, on Saturday tasked the management of National Health Insurance Scheme-NHIS to carry out aggressive advocacy campaign to create the needed awareness level of its activities and for the people to understand its programme properly. Alhaji Masari who was speaking when he received the Executive secretary of the […]

Over 35m Nigerian children are faceless – UNICEF

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The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that about 35,031,047 under five years old Nigerian children are faceless and non-existent. This they say is because this number of children do not have their births registered and thereby not recognized by the Federal Government. According to them, the information is gathered from the RapidSMS information […]

Troops kill seven insurgents in Borno village

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 last night said troops killed seven Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno State, after a fierce battle. A statement by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, said troops recovered weapons and destroyed the terrorists’ vehicles. Those who fled were pursued. The statement reads: “An earlier release by the Army on insurgents’ attack on the location […]

Deaths, destruction as floods ravage states

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hammed Suleiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola. Suleiman said hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood. He said the deaths recorded were particularly from Yola South, Guyuk,  Lamurde and  Song  Local Government Areas […]