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LAGOS — The Lagos State Government has said that danfo, taxi, and other commercial vehicles in the state will begin to pay N800 levy daily from February 1, 2022. This is after the state government and transportation stakeholders in the State on Tuesday signed an agreement and officially unveiled the ‘Consolidated Informal Transport Sector Levy’ to harmonise dues collected by the government from commercial motorists at parks and garages across the State. This was made...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has countered a claim by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that Permanent Voters’ Cards have expired. Tinubu had made the claim while addressing women leaders of the APC who paid him a visit in Abuja, on Tuesday. The former governor of Lagos State also lamented that there had been a decline in the number of eligible voters in recent times. Reacting, Chief...

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ABUJA — The National Assembly has accepted the demand of the executive by re-amending the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Wednesday and approved direct and indirect primaries. Both chambers made the pre-amendment in separate plenary sessions. In the Senate, the lawmakers also added the consensus clause for the nomination of candidates by political parties for elective positions. In a statement, the upper chamber equally noted that “a political party that adopts the direct primaries procedure...

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UMUAHIA — A High Court sitting in Abia State has ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum of N1 billion to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as well as tender him an apology. The embattling leader of the IPOB had approached the Court to demand N5 billion over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017. According to Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ajimakor,...

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Entrepreneur and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, was said to have recently spent some time in the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for questioning over his alleged ties to some drug traffickers. In an interview with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, Obi stated that though he trusted the NDLEA to do a good job, he ‘felt low’ being linked with trafficking in hard drugs. Recall that prior to...

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The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has urged a supporter not to sue him over alleged refusal to declare for the 2023 presidency. He said this in a response to a tweet by one @FakeBuhari, threatening to sue the former Anambra governor if he fails to declare for the presidency in 2023. @FakeBuhari tweeted, “Sir, if at the end of this month and you don’t declare...

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ABUJA — A Report has it that the Federal Government may have turned the over N1trn Natural Minerals Resources Fund set up to develop the solid minerals sector to a ‘slush’ fund. The report further revealed that the fund was set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his administration via an Executive Order in 2002 to develop alternative mineral resources to lessen the country’s dependence on petroleum. Findings indicated that N738.7bn and $3m had...

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LAGOS — Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has stated that looking for money wasn’t easy, as she questioned why her father wasn’t the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote. The mother-of-one took to her Snapchat story on Thursday, where she stated that she had a meeting to attend. She wrote, “I have one more meeting. It’s not easy looking for money. God help me. But why my papa no be Dangote or something like that? (May his...

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The states in the Southwest on Thursday said they have alerted the regional security outfit, Amotekun, about the renewed attacks by some suspected killer herdsmen and terrorists in Ondo State. This was gathered from the officials of the security outfit in Osun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti state. Speaking separately to journalists, they said they had gotten credible intelligence that terrorists fleeing military operations in the Northwest would seek refuge in the forests of the Southern...

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ABUJA — The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) invited socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana for questioning, over his alleged link to the illegal narcotics business. Obi Cubana, who is the Chairman of the Cubana Group of Companies, was grilled by the anti-drug agency for five hours at the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja before he was granted bail and asked to return at a future date. Sources who do not want their...

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