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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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Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has raised the alarm that the proliferation of firearms was responsible for the rising insecurity in the country, saying about 200 million firearms are in circulation in Nigeria. Governor Sani disclosed this in a chat on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, calling for reviewing the firearms law in Nigeria. “When I was in the Senate I tried to amend the Firearms Act because it is obsolete. The last time the Firearms...

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Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has been bestowed with the Sun Governor of the Year Award for an impressive start to his tenure, especially for breaking an over two-decade jinx of acute water scarcity in the state capital. The Sun also listed the administration’s war against insecurity, massive infrastructural projects in the state, including over 81 roads, the ongoing construction of 260 Type-2 Primary Healthcare Centers as well as the education sector where...

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“Ubah has largely lived up to his promise to stamp out insecurity from Nnewi and Anambra South zone, eventually.” —Ebuka Onyekwelu Election bids feel different for the incumbent and the opposition. Therefore, an early election bid feels different for a serving governor and a contender for the same office. This is because, although the same position is in the contest, what is at stake for both parties is different. More importantly, the path to the...

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The Nigerian government has announced its plans to establish the Kanem Museum to preserve and showcase the cultural heritage of the Kanuri people and the ancient Kanem-Borno Empire. The Kanem Museum aims to house a unique collection of artifacts and antiques reflecting the historical and cultural identity of the Kanuri people. The establishment of the Kanem Museum is expected to significantly contribute to Borno State’s economic development by attracting tourists from around the world. This...

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…Says eight of his siblings died before their one year birthday Former President Goodluck Jonathan has mourned the death of his only sibling, saying that eight of his siblings died before their one year birthday. Jonathan had penned an emotional tribute to his late elder sister, Madam Obebhatein Jonathan, who died on January 11, 2024 at the age of 70 years. Jonathan in an emotional tribute wrote, “Sister Obebhatein is gone! How I wish I...

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No fewer than 254 terrorists were eliminated and 368 others were apprehended in different theatres of operation across the country within the last week. The Director, Defence Headquarters, Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, gave the figure in a statement in Abuja while giving an update on the operations of the armed forces. He added that a total of 81 terrorist fighters and their family members comprising 28 adult males, 78 adult females, and 147 children...

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Nigerians continue to feel the pinch of President Bola Tinubu’s major decisions – scrapping the petrol subsidy and relaxing foreign exchange restrictions – as inflation climbed more than anticipated to a near 28-year high in January. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says Nigeria’s headline inflation rate increased to 29.90 per cent in January. Last month’s rate is a 0.98 per cent increase from the 28.92 per cent recorded in December 2023. Tinubu’s policies caused...

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The NNPC Ltd and Total Energies Joint Venture has achieved zero routine gas flare in all its assets in pursuit of meeting the targets of 20% (unconditional) and 47% (conditional) greenhouse gas emission reduction as contained in the Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Accord signed by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration. The fresh achievement is contained in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday by Olufemi  Soneye,  the Chief Corporate Communications Officer...

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… insists on restructuring The pan Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, has lauded the National Assembly for waking up to the reality of the need to cut costs of governance and restructure the political system in Nigeria. The organisation, in a press statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, was however quick to add that while the proposed change in the political system from presidential to parliamentary “is okay, what the...

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