Operation Fire Ball: Troops annihilate more terrorists, recover arms and rescue several kidnapped victims in aggressive clearance operations in Northeast Nigeria 

Troops of Operation FIRE BALL, a subsidiary operation under Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the various Sectors of the Theatre have continued to dominate the general areas of operation and carry out their tasks relentlessly and professionally with the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of various categories of arms and ammunition in the theatre. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, …

Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has revoked the bail granted to Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina who is standing trial for alleged fraud to the tune of N58million. Faisal Maina who is the son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina is also being accused of operating accounts that were used as conduits for illegal …

Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter on Tuesday at the resumption of legislative proceedings after a one month recess. In his letter, President Buhari solicited for …

Inflation: FG to exempt minimum wage earners from personal income tax

        PRESIDENT Buhari on Monday said the Federal Government proposed in the 2020 Finance Bill to exempt minimum wage earners. The President noted that the decision was part of the move to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians. He added that the initiative would exempt minimum wage earners from the Personal Income Tax. Buhari disclosed this …

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition

United States President-elect Joe Biden has been formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there. With the rapid-fire developments on Monday, President Donald Trump’s already languishing efforts to overturn his November 3 defeat appeared to be coming to a close. …

Nigerians should be proud we’re importing petroleum products from Niger Republic —Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, on Monday said Nigerians should rather be proud that the Federal Government was set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic, instead of criticising it. According to Sylva, the planned resumption of importation of the products from Niger Republic should be seen as a means of encouraging intra-regional …

FG petitions CNN over report on Lekki shootings

THE Federal Government has formally petitioned CNN over the airing of its investigative report on the Lekki toll gate shooting of EndSARS protesters titled ‘How a Bloody Night of Bullets Quashed a Young Protest Movement.’ The report was aired on November 18, 2020. Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a letter, addressed to the CNN Vice President on Communications, …

138 corps members test positive for Covid-19— NCDC

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps have tested positive for Covid-19. The NDDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this today in Abuja, while briefing the presidential task force on Covid-19. He, however, said the safe reopening of the NYSC orientation camps across the country was successful. He stated …

3 new warrants of arrest issued for Malawaian preacher, Shepherd Bushiri

Three warrants of arrest for different rape cases have been issued for self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who fled South Africa earlier this month. TheNigerian can confirm that the three warrants were issued on 19 November by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. The warrants relate to two different cases allegedly registered in 2018, and a third rape case registered in 2020. TheNigerian …

Gunmen invade ABU staff quarters, kidnap lecturer, wife, daughter

Gunmen on Monday invaded the staff quarters of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna State and abducted staff of the university. The incident took place around 1:00 pm. A lecturer of the university, his wife and daughter were reportedly abducted by the gunmen. They were said to have been released following a gun battle with the police. The Director …