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The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio said Nigerians are protesting against the state of the country’s economy because they were ignorant of the grand plans of President Bola Tinubu’s government. There have been street protests across Nigeria since last week over the high cost of living occasioned by the removal of the gas subsidy and other reforms of President Tinubu whose administration is nearing one year. The umbrella body of Nigerian workers, the Nigeria...

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has gone all out to save Nigeria’s local currency, the naira from its continued free fall against foreign currencies. On Wednesday, Nigeria’s forex crisis saw the naira trade for N1,830/US$1 in the streets. The official exchange rate does not fare better too. The currency has plunged to N1,555/US$1, moving closer to the street rate. The naira also weakened against the Great British Pound and the Euro. The rates...

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…”Protest will go on”, NLC responds As Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, are warming up for a total shutdown on February 27 and 28, the Department of State Services, DSS, wants the protest cancelled “in the interest of peace and public order.” Last Friday, the NLC declared a two-day nationwide mass protest to press the government to address the economic turbulence that has seen the naira weaken by the...

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The Nigerian Army (NA) on Tuesday smoked out terrorists in Yadi Forest in Kidandan village in Kaduna. The “deep clearance operations”, according to the NA spokesman Major General Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday, led to the killing of one of the terrorist gang members. The terrorist fighter was killed in the heavy firefight between the soldiers and the outlaws. Other gang members subsequently took to their heels to avoid meeting a similar fate. “During the operation,...

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Terrorists stormed Yan-Nasarawa village in Faskari LGA of Katsina State on Monday night, leaving a trail of six corpses, with burnt houses and motorcycles. Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the attack on Tuesday Aliyu said that the attackers were armed to the teeth with sophisticated AK-47 rifles. Sounds of heavy gunshots at about 11:30 p.m. jolted the locals from sleep. “They shot and killed six persons, injured 10, and set...

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The Nigerian government has made a significant discovery in its ongoing battle against food smuggling, uncovering 32 routes used to illegally export food items out of Nigeria. Vice President Kashim Shettima, making this revelation on Tuesday, said 45 trucks transporting dozens of bags of maize to neighbouring African countries were intercepted. “Just three nights ago, 45 trucks of maize were caught being transported to neighbouring countries. Just in that Ilela axis, there are 32 illegal...

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The Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the office and residence of the president of Nigeria at Yakubu Gowon Crescent in Asokoro, Abuja, owes an electricity bill debt of N923,873,150, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said on Monday. Eighty-five other government ministries, departments, and agencies are also indebted to the electricity company. Notable among the debtors are the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Power, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Nigeria Police Force, United Nations...

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A lion in the zoological garden of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, in Osun State, attacked and killed a veterinarian, Olabode Olawuyi. Olawuyi, who had been the school zookeeper for almost a decade, was mauled to death on Monday. Efforts of other staff members at the scene to rescue the veterinarian were futile. “The other members of staff who were at the scene of the incident did everything within their power to rescue their boss...

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President Bola Tinubu’s eldest son, Seyi Tinubu, and daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo have implored Nigerians to have faith in their father’s administration as protest continues to rock the country over the enduring cost-of-living crisis. In an Instagram post on Monday, Seyi, quoted President Bola Tinubu’s statement during his national broadcast to mark the country’s 63rd independence anniversary last year while expressing optimism that despite the prevailing economic woes, the future of Nigeria is promising. Tinubu’s words...

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Nigerian Air Force arrests notorious Kano kidnapper (Photo) On Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 9:31 PM Onwuka Ezinwanne <ezinwanne.dominion@gmail.com> wrote: The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said on Tuesday that Isah Abdul, a high-profile kidnapper has been apprehended. Abdul, 35, was arrested on 19 February 2024 at Durbunde in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State when NAF troops raided his hideout. The “well-coordinated operation” followed “credible intelligence”, NAF spokesperson Edward Gabkwet said in a press statement....

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