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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to citizens especially the elite class to be fair in their criticism of his administration. President Buhari made the appeal in his address to Reverend Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, who visited the Presidential Villa on Thursday in...
The Buhari-led Presidency has condemned Sokoto-based Muslim Solidarity Forum (MSF) for calling on the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, to tender unreserved apology to the Muslims, or quietly and quickly leave the state, over his controversial Christmas essay. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant...
Six Nigerian soldiers have died during an attack by jihadists who rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into them during a clash in Borno state, Nigeria's North East. Two military sources on Tuesday disclosed to AFP that the suicide bombing by a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of Ambassador-Designates to Nigerian Missions abroad. A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the list includes 43 career ambassadors and 52 non-career ambassadors. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by its Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda. While Aduda...
The Nigerian Army 7 Division General Court Martial has sentenced a soldier, one private Azunna Mmaduabuchi, to death by firing squad Mmaduabuchi who was serving at 202 Battalion Bama was found to have deliberately fired nine rounds of ammunition on Lieutenant Babankaka Ngorgi who instantly died. Delivering the judgement at Maimalari...
Amotekun, the alternative security architecture established by Governors in the South West of Nigeria as a result rising insecurity in the region has now gone operational in Ogun State. The Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu disclosed this while featuring on a live television programe in...
Nigeria's secret police, Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over plot by some Nigerians who have connived with external forces to incite religious violence in the country. DSS confirmed this on Monday in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, stating that those individuals target...
The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mota- Engil Group for the construction of $1.959billion dollars Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines. In a statement by Eric Ojiekwe, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the project...
Arrested on the claims of public disturbance on the eve of the new year, publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has regained his freedom after an Abuja Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2 granted him bail at N20million on Monday. Alongside four other – Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus...
Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that the sum of $5.3 billion loan request by the Federal Government is yet to be approved by the Chinese Government. The Minister, who disclosed this during an interview on a television programme in Abuja on Saturday clarified that contrary to the...