Dangote, BUA president, others get Niger’s highest awards

Six Nigerians, on Wednesday, received Niger Republic’s highest civilian awards, Order of Merit of Niger and Great Master of National Awards, for their roles in promoting better relations between the two countries. The awardees include two Businessmen, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; and President of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabi’u; Governors Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa

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We’re implementing new strategies to end insecurity – Irabor

Following the rising insecurity in the country, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the military was implementing new strategies that would bring an end to the scourge in Nigeria. He also said the military was working on upgrading the intelligence management procedures of the defence and security sector to strengthen the overall

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Fraud: EFCC declares Mompha wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, wanted. The PUNCH had reported on June 30 2022 that Mompha’s absence stalled his alleged N6 billion money laundering trial before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Special Offences Court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged Mustapha and

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Abuja: NGO launches tech programme for schoolgirls

TechHer, in collaboration with Plan International Nigeria, has launched a six-month tech skill mentorship programme for secondary school students in Abuja. The programme, which flagged off in July 2022, will be completed in December 2022, and continues work overseen by both organisations to encourage the advancement of girls and women in non-traditional fields, including Science,

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‘Aregbesola working against Tinubu’ – Osun APC youth leader

The Youth Wing of All Progressives Congress in Osun State has declared that the Interior Minister, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, and his supporters, were no longer in the party and may be working to make APC lose future elections in the state. Addressing newsmen at the party’s state secretariat in Osogbo on Wednesday, the state APC

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Obi’s group knocks Tinubu over ‘Obi-tuary’ article

The Peter Obi Support Network has slammed the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing him of wishing the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, and his supporters dead. The group in a statement, observed with dismay that Tinubu has refused to condemn the “obituary” column written by one of his

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Don’t abandon security for elections, Olawepo-Hashim tells FG

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, on Wednesday, raised concerns about the current security challenges in the nation, saying it was more pressing than the 2023 elections. He warned that the government “must not concentrate only on permutations on the 2023 elections to the detriment of urgent national security concerns.” Olawepo-Hashim, who

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Terrorists seeking cheap points with AIG’s attack — FG

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, described the attack on the convoy of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 12 headquartered in Bauchi, Audu Madaki, as an attempt by terrorists to score “a psychological point”. Responding to a question on what the attack means for the FG, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed told

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Trust TV: IPC slams FG over N5m fine

The International Press Centre on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the National Broadcasting Commission over the N5 million fine slammed on Trust Television Network after a documentary on the state of insecurity in the country titled ‘Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story.’ The IPC, in a statement by its Press Freedom Officer, Melody Lawal, on Wednesday, described

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Court removes LP gov candidate in Ebonyi

The Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Wednesday, upheld the Labour Party primary of June 9 that produced Mr Splendour Eze as the governorship candidate of the party in the state. The court also nullified the primary held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, which produced Edward Nkwegu as another governorship candidate of

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