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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked the report of any price increment in the Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) in the country in March 2021. The NNPC said this in a statement signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Sunday. Obateru added that the Corporation was not planning any raise in the price of the commodity in March in order not to jeopardize the ongoing engagement with...

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The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazurike, has warned that the Igbos are not ready for another war. The MASSOB leader, who was also the founder of the Biafra Independence Movement said this on Monday in Owerri. Uwazurike also cautioned the leader of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to stop inciting Igbo youths against the country’s security agencies. He called on the...

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No fewer than eight bandits were killed when some bandits’ camps were raided in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State by a joint police-military patrol in a three-day operation that ended on Sunday. The official report said members of the operation also recovered one AK-47 rifle and burnt nine motorcycles belonging to the bandits during the operation. The spokesperson of Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, also confirmed the development in Katsina on...

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The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) said its leaders have been invited by the Department of State Services for blocking the supply of foodstuffs and cattle from the North to the South. The General Secretary of the union, Ahmed Alaramma, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, adding that the President of the association, Mohammed Tahir, was currently with the DSS. The blockade of food to the...

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The General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Olajide Oduyoye, has said the officials of the agency will start carrying body camera technology as part of measures to ensure offenders are apprehended with solid evidence. The LASTMA GM said this on Friday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. He added that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is working towards helping the agency to acquire the necessary technologies to checkmate traffic offenders within...

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the abduction of over 300 students at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. It described abduction as “a gross violation of children’s rights.” The UNICEF country representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, in a statement on Friday, condemned the attack which took place in North West Nigeria. The statement added that the school attack is coming a...

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Some suspected bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. A staff of the school who begged for anonymity said the bandits came to the school at about 1am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students. He narrated that some of the bandits put on uniforms and pretended to be security personnel, they later broke into the...

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Unknown gunmen, who kidnapped Emmanuel Odetunde, a student of Sociology at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, have demanded ₦100m as ransom from his family before he could be freed. The gunmen broke into the student father’s farm in Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Monday and abducted him. Odetunde was reportedly kidnapped around 5 pm. Close family sources revealed that four suspected herders had demanded his father. However, they...

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Facebook said on Thursday that it has banned all remaining accounts linked to the Myanmar military, citing the junta use of deadly force against anti-coup demonstrators. The move, which takes effect immediately, applies to the military and entities under the control of the armed forces on both Facebook and Instagram. It added that “military-linked commercial entities” were also banned from advertising on the platforms. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated...

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The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has warned that the deployment of the 5G telecommunication network could undermine the national security of Nigeria. This was said by the Director, Communication Officer of the NSA, Dr. Bala Fakandu on Sunday in an Investigative Public Hearing jointly organized by the Senate Committees on Communication, Science and Technology, ICT & Cyber Crimes, and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases. The committee was saddled with the responsibility of...

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