Labour, CSOs should rise against fuel price hike as they did with Jonathan — OPC

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has challenged labour unions and civil society groups to rise up and protest the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff, just as they did in the administration of former President, Dr. Goodlukc Jonathan. OPC also described the hike as an attempt to …

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How NAPTIP rescued 2,884 Lagos indigenes from traffickers in 16 years

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday said that 2,884 Lagos State indigenes were rescued from traffickers in the last 16 years. The Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this at the State House, Ikeja during the inauguration of the Lagos State Task Force on Human Trafficking. According to her, 1,535 …

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UNFPA, Bauchi organise free VVF repair camp

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, organised a four-day free Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) repair camp at Gamawa General Hospital. The VVF repair camp in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, also in collaboration with Fistula Foundation Nigeria (FFN), is funded by the Canadian Government, under the Global Affairs …

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Pay fine in time or risk arrest, FRSC advises offenders

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Zone 4 Command, has advised all traffic offenders earlier arrested but have yet to pay their fines, to do so immediately, or risk arrest. Mr Terry Hoomlong, Acting Zonal Public Education Officer, Zone RS 4 in a statement on Tuesday, said that the advice was given by ACM Kayode Olagunju, the Zonal …

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Breaking: Allow Nnamdi Kanu return to Nigeria, Orji Kalu begs FG

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu,  has appealed to Federal Government  to allow the  leader of the Indegenious People of Biafra ( IPOB) , Maazi Nnamdi  Kanu,  to return to Nigeria. Kalu said  negotiations of Kanu’s  return would also include his dropping of …

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Benue militant, Gana, surrenders after 4 years in hiding; seized by military

Gana (in black) being received earlier on Tuesday in Katsina-Ala by traditional rulers and youths of the areas, before he was taken away by the military. By Peter Duru Makurdi—There are strong indications that the wanted Benue militia leader, Mr. Terwase Agwaza, also known as ‘Gana’ has been seized by the military, thereby creating tension in the state. Agwaza, …

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SERAP condemns arbitrary electricity tariff, fuel price hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the patently unfair and arbitrary hike in electricity tariff and fuel price by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unjust to many people living in extreme poverty, and entirely incompatible with the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 [as amended] and the country’s international human rights obligations.” Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP …

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We are addressing class inequality to bring joy to Nigerians — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has embarked on the implementation of policies, programmes and projects aimed at closing the gap between the different classes to bring joy to a greater number of the citizens. The president stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of the two-day First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat, organised …

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NAS advocates for improved literacy level in Nigeria

A map of Nigeria The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has called for concerted efforts to raise the literacy level in Nigeria. The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje in a statement to commemorate the 2020 International Literacy Day said it is “pertinent to bring attention to the dearth of opportunities for many in Nigeria to achieve the …

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We were robbed of our rights long time ago ― Sowore

Omoyele Sowore Omoyele Sowore, former presidential candidate speaks on The Role of Nigerian Youths in the struggle towards a better Nigeria. The session was moderated by Comr Bello Olarenwaju, OAU LSS president, under the conveyance and leadership of Comrade Solomon Richard, the founder Voice of the Youth Movement and Comr Oyeniyi Michael, vice president VOYM. Mr Omoyele Sowore …

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killing of Christians: My response to Trump – Buhari

Buhari and Trump By Nwafor Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, told the story on how he met President Donald Trump of United State, in the White House. Speaking in Abuja at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his second term, Buhari said he is the only African amongst the least developed countries that the President of the …

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Southern-Kaduna Christian leaders boycott peace summit

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo A peace summit organized in Kafanchan to find an end to the conflict in Southern Kaduna, suffered set back as Christian leaders in the area who doubted the genuineness of the occasion, boycotted the summit. Nevertheless, the peace summit still went on as scheduled with over 100 participants across religious faiths. The Kaduna chapter of …

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UN urges Nigeria to prioritise school safety, learners’ protection

…1,500 schools shut, 4.2m children affected …57 children used for carrying explosives …Covid-19 impacting negatively on 46 million children A school classroom By Omeiza Ajayi The United Nations has warned against further attacks on educational institutions and students, lamenting that between 2009 and December 2018, about 611 teachers were killed in the Northeast due to the wave of insurgency …

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God will use El-Rufai to end Southern-Kaduna crisis – Luther Agwai

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Former Chief of Defence Staff, General Martin Luther Agwai(retd) has said that God will use Governor  Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state to end the crisis in Southern Kaduna. He spoke at a Peace Summit organized by “Friends of Southern Kaduna” in collaboration with Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission held in Kafanchan on Tuesday. The peace …

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We’ve been robbed of our rights long time ago ― Sowore

Omoyele Sowore Omoyele Sowore, former presidential candidate speaks on The Role of Nigerian Youths in the struggle towards a better Nigeria. The session was moderated by Comr Bello Olarenwaju, OAU LSS president, under the conveyance and leadership of Comrade Solomon Richard, the founder Voice of the Youth Movement and Comr Oyeniyi Michael, vice president VOYM. Mr Omoyele Sowore …

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Review levies on imported electricity meters, EMMAN urges FG

By Sebastine Obasi The Electricity Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to review its levies on imported electricity meters to promote full local content in the production of pre-paid meters. The appeal is coming on the heels of President Muhamadu Buhari’s approval of one year deferment of the 35 percent import adjustment tax …

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COVID-19: FG denies knowledge of alleged N42,000 test fee

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG. By Joseph Erunke THE federal government has denied knowledge of alleged N42,000 being charged for COVID-19 test by its approved hospitals even as it said it cannot direct private hospitals on how much they should charge for the test. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC which said this while responding to Vanguard’s enquiry …

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Alleged $875.7m Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Malabu Oil, Abubakar, 6 others

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, re-arraigned Malabu Oil & Gas Limited and seven others on a 67-count amended charge bordering on money laundering. Others that took fresh plea before the court over their alleged complicity in $875,740,000 fraud, are an oil mogul, Aliyu Abubakar and six companies; A Group Construction Company …

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