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Nigerians to Begin Using Unified Three-in-One ID Card in August, Says Official

In two months, Nigerians will begin utilizing the proposed three-in-one identity card, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed. The single multipurpose card, combining identity, financial, and social services, will be available to citizens nationwide by August this year. A high-ranking member of the implementation team, who requested anonymity, disclosed the new information during […]

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Emir Dispute: Kano Government Fined ₦10m for Violating Bayero’s Rights

The Federal High Court previously ruled that Bayero has the jurisdiction to be heard. A Federal High Court has fined the Kano government ₦10 million for violating the rights of deposed Emir Aminu Bayero. This decision follows Justice Liman Mohammed’s declaration that Bayero has the jurisdiction to be heard. On Thursday, Justice Mohammed delivered the […]

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Appeal Court Overturns Contempt Proceedings Against EFCC Chairman

The Appeal Court ruled that the trial judge did not extend the Orders of February 9th in the final Judgment issued on April 17th. EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede The Court of Appeal has set aside contempt proceedings initiated by former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello against the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

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USAID Family Planning and Obstetrics Project Aids 1,556 VVF Patients in Three Years

USAID Logo The Momentum Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), reached over 1,566 Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) patients between 2021 and 2024 across Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Sokoto, and the Federal Capital Territory. USAID reported that the project trained more than 350 health workers across […]

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NLC: No Agreement Reached on Minimum Wage

NLC: No Agreement Reached on Minimum Wage The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and others. Organised Labour has refuted President Bola Tinubu’s claims that an agreement on a new national minimum wage was reached, as stated in his Democracy Day address. In his broadcast marking Democracy Day 2024, Tinubu announced that a consensus had been achieved […]

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Police Dismantle Multibillion-Naira Jewellery Cartel Linked to Abuja Robberies

An armed robbery took place at the residence of a police officer stationed at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, located in the Lugbe area of the FCT. photo of police operatives. On Wednesday, police authorities announced the dismantling of a cartel dealing in jewellery worth billions of naira, obtained through armed robberies in Abuja and […]

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Governor Sani Pardons 110 Inmates in Kaduna

Governor of Kaduna State Uba Sani. He stated that his decision was in accordance with the prerogative of mercy powers granted to him by Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria To mark this year’s Democracy Day and celebrate his first year in office, Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has […]

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Reps Expose Mismanagement in COVID-19 Fund Disbursements

During a plenary session on Tuesday, the House of Representatives received a report from the Public Accounts Committee on the investigation into the disbursement and management of COVID-19 funds. Chairman of the Committee, Bamidele Salam, presented the report, which covers the period from 2020 to 2022, during a session presided over by Deputy Speaker Benjamin […]

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Tinubu Dismisses Arase, Appoints Argungu as New Police Service Commission Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has appointed retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hashimu Argungu as the new chairman of the Police Service Commission, ending the tenure of retired Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase. The appointment was announced on Monday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement titled “President Tinubu […]

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N5.4trn Subsidy: Leaked Fiscal Policy Proposals Are Unofficial – Presidency

President Bola Tinubu The Presidency has clarified that two fiscal policy documents circulating widely in mainstream and social media are not official. Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, stated this in Abuja on Thursday. He noted that one document, titled “Inflation Reduction and Price Stability (Fiscal Policy Measure etc) Order […]

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Nigeria’s Trade Balance Rises to $1.43bn Despite Economic Challenges

Nigeria’s current account balance has risen to $1.432 billion in 2024, despite the economic downturn impacting the country, according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. The IMF data suggests a positive outlook for Nigeria’s economic growth and stability, reflecting a growing economy with increasing investment and savings, even amid eroding investor confidence. Nigeria’s […]

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NAFDAC Warns: ‘Sniper Causes Cancer, Deaths’ – Avoid Using for Food Preservation

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reiterated its warning against using hazardous chemicals to preserve food items. The agency has specifically banned dichlorvos, a chemical often used by traders to prevent food spoilage, due to its severe health risks. In a statement signed by […]

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Obi Urges Nigerians: Stay United, Don’t Let Politicians Divide You

Peter Obi On Saturday, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, urged Nigerians not to let desperate politicians divide them along religious and ethnic lines, especially during elections. He made this appeal after receiving the 2024 Courageous Citizen Award at an event in Abuja organized by the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy. Represented […]

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Naira Gains 9.7% Against Dollar in Official Market

On Monday, the Naira saw significant appreciation in the official market, trading at N1,339.33 to the dollar. Data from the FMDQ Exchange, which oversees the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM), showed that the Naira gained N143.48, a 9.67 percent increase compared to the previous trading day, Friday, May 24, 2024, when it traded at […]

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Trump Verdict: Soyinka Considers Reapplying for US Green Card

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has announced that he may reapply for the restoration of his US permanent residency following the conviction of former US President Donald Trump. On Thursday, Trump was convicted on all 34 charges of falsifying business records to conceal a payment meant to silence porn star Stormy Daniels. In 2016, Soyinka […]

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Number Of Nigerians In Thailand Prisons For Drug Trafficking Drops By 75% – NDLEA

Marwa expressed satisfaction with the continuing collaboration between the NDLEA and the Thai embassy regarding visa clearance certificates. The number of Nigerians imprisoned in Thailand for drug trafficking has decreased by 75 percent, according to an estimation by Channels Television based on statistics from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). A statement from NDLEA’s […]

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LP Lawmakers to Tinubu: Nigeria’s Economy in Peril Under Your Leadership

Labour Party Caucus Criticizes Tinubu’s Leadership Amid Economic Decline The Labour Party (LP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed concern over Nigeria’s economy, which they claim has been in a “dangerous free fall” since President Bola Tinubu assumed office a year ago. In a statement signed by their leader, Afam Ogene, the lawmakers […]

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MMNL to Invest $50M to Scale Tubular Battery Production to 100,000 Units Over Next 5 Years

Metal Manufacturing Nigeria Limited (MMNL) Expands to Dominate Tubular Battery Market and Diversify Ventures Metal Manufacturing Nigeria Limited (MMNL) is not just Nigeria’s largest tubular battery company; it is also diversifying into multiple business verticals, including backward and forward integration and mining, to stay ahead of its competitors. To meet the rapidly growing demand in […]

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Court Halts Eviction of Emir Sanusi by Police, SSS, Military

The Kano High Court on Miller Road has issued an order preventing the police, State Security Service (SSS), and Nigerian military from evicting Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was recently reinstated. Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu granted the order, restraining the security agencies from arresting or harassing the emir and his kingmakers. The judge […]

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Peter Obi: Seeking Alliances to Benefit Nigeria, Not Power

Mr Peter Obi Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, will only consider a merger that prioritizes Nigeria’s welfare over mere power acquisition, according to Yunusa Tanko, Chief Spokesperson of Obi-Datti and Director of Media for the Labour Party (LP). In an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Tanko emphasized that Obi seeks alliances […]