FG Says Nigeria’s Security Situation Better Than In 2015

The Federal Government on Monday said although the country was facing security challenges, the current situation is better than what the present regime met at its inception in 2015. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while answering questions at a press conference in Abuja. “I can say without hesitation that, though Nigeria is facing security challenges, the situation is far better than what we met in 2015,” the minister said. He explained that before the inception of the present regime, bombings by Boko Haram members were…

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Herdsmen Crisis: Exercise Restraint, FG Urges Nigerians

The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to exercise restraint following the brewing conflict in the northern regions of Oyo State, as well as the tension in Ondo State. This is contained in a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and shared on his official Twitter handle. A part of the statement which has now been deleted says “the Federal Government is moving in quickly to bring state, community, security, traditional institutions, religious organizations and youth groups into a purposeful dialogue that will bring effective resolutions to the…

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Troops Neutralize 5 Terrorists In Borno

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango have eliminated five Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in their attempt to overrun Abbagajiri and Dusula towns in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, in a statement on Friday, said the troops had sustained an onslaught against the terrorists in the North-East. Onyeuko said the troops of the 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade had on Wednesday, identified and encircled some terrorists’ enclaves at Abbagajiri and inflicted heavy casualty on them. According to him,…

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FCTA Alerts Public On Activities Of Fake COVID-19 Inspectors

The FCT Administration has on thurday cautions schools of fake covid-19 inspectors. Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCT COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement Taskforce Mr Ikharo Attah, disclosed this on in Abuja. He said that fraudsters now go round to extort event planners and managers in the guise of being members of COVID-19 inspection team. Attah, who admitted to being inundated with such negative reports, debunked the rumours making round that members of his taskforce were involved in the criminal act. He said that the FCT Police Command had launched a manhunt…

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Japan Denies Cancellation Of Tokyo Olympics

Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and flatly denied reports on Friday of a cancellation, in a move that is unlikely to temper public fears of holding the event during a global pandemic. Though much of Japan is under a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Tokyo organisers have consistently vowed to press ahead with the Games scheduled to open on July 23 after having been postponed in March last year. A government spokesman said there was “no…

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Restructuring Alone Can’t Solve All Our Problems, Says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problem. Jonathan gave the remark on Thursday while speaking at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme: ‘Restructuring in Nigeria: Why? How? When?’ He, however, advised Nigerians to exploit every opportunity on dialogue in order to make the nation better. He said, “My conviction is that discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds because some of the challenging issues at the national level still exist at the state and local levels “For instance, in…

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Ex-AGF Adoke Tests Positive In UAE

A Former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has tested positive for Coronavirus in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), where he had gone for medical check-up. He is stranded in the UAE and is unable to return to Nigeria. His lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), disclosed this on Monday at the resumption of proceedings in the money laundering case involving Adoke and a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, at a Federal High Court in Abuja. Spread the love

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Reopening Of Schools, Religious Centres Fuelling Second Wave …PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed re-opening of schools, businesses and religious centres without compliance with safety measures for increasing number of infections. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja. He also identified re-opening of airports and increased local and international travels as another source of spread of the second wave of the disease. Noting the intensity of the new wave of infection is unlike the earlier one as…

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Osimhen Positive After Second COVID-19 Test

Napoli have confirmed that record-signing Victor Osimhen remains positive for COVID-19 after a fresh coronavirus test was conducted on him on Monday. The Italian club stated this on their Twitter handle. Osimhen first tested positive for COVID-19 upon return to Naples on New Year’s Day, after spending time in Nigeria, where he attended a birthday party and breached COVID-19 protocols. Videos showed the forward dancing without a facemask, while his guests also broke COVID-19 protocols, which angered Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso and the club’s fans. However, after 10 days in…

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NUT Gives Condition For Resumption In States

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has expressed readiness to return to class but warned that it would declare trade disputes with states indebted to workers up to four months’ salaries. The organisation said since teachers had wasted about five months at home because of COVID-19, they would return to classes as they had known how to take precautions. The Secretary-General of NUT, Mike Ene, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH. Asked to respond to preparations for resumption after the expiration of the January 18 dateline by the Federal…

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