DSS Tongue Lashes Mailaifa, Warns Against Inciting Comments

The Department of State Services DSS, on Friday, warned that it would clamp down on notable personalities and groups who incite a breakdown of law and order in the country.   This is contained in A statement from the spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunanya said in line with its mandate of detecting and preventing threats and crimes; “the Service hereby reiterates its previous warning that it will henceforth not condone unruly conducts of persons and groups that ought to know better.”   He added The Service will not stand…

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Nigeria Faces Second Recession In Four Years

The Federal Government has said the likelihood of Nigeria sliding into another recession in the Third Quarter of 2020, making it the second time within four years. The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, said this in Abuja on Thursday at the beginning of a five-day interactive session on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The government said the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in crash of global oil prices among other economic factors had adversely affected the nation’s economy, with the Gross…

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NBS Says Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 27.1%

The National Bureau of Statistics has finally released data on the nation’s unemployment rate after an 20-month interval, saying the unemployment rate rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018. The NBS, in its ‘Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report’ released early Friday, said underemployment rate increased from 20.1 per cent in Q3 2018 to 28.6 per cent in Q2 2020. It said, “For the period under review, Q2 2020, the unemployment rate among young people (15-34…

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Anambra Governor Obiano Suspends 12 Monarchs For Visiting President Buhari

Anambra Governor Willie Obiano  suspended 12 more traditional rulers for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari last week. The suspension was announced through a circular titled “Suspension of Twelve (12) Traditional Rulers in Anambra State,” dated August 11, 2020 by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr. Greg Obi. The one-year suspension clamped on the monarchs, according to a statement, was for embarking on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari without consultation or approval from the Government. He had suspended monarch of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, over alleged petitions from…

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