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#EndSARS: ‘We Will Not Watch Nigeria Thrown Into Anarchy’ Says FG After Receipt of Protesters’ Petitions

The Federal Government says it has received petitions from various groups dissociating themselves from the #EndSARS protest which has now turned violent. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday. He said the groups noted in the petitions that while the protest was genuine, it had lost its […]

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has imposed a 24 hours curfew in the state, following what he termed as threat to the peace of the state, as he sad hoodlums have hjacked the ongoing peaceful protests aganst police brutality in the state. The statement the the effect of the curfew reads thus: Dear Lagosians, […]

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#EndSARS: Senate Tells Buhari to Address the Nigerians

The Senate on Tuesday 20, October 2020, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make a national broadcast in the wake of the youth protest associated with the atrocities perpetrated by operatives of the disbanded dreaded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). This was sequel to the adoption of a motion entitled “#EndSARS: Need for comprehensive and holistic […]

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Heritage Bank to engage 774, 000 jobs Special Public Works Programme November 1st

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service providers is set to commence the account opening with Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) for the earmarked 774,000 participants of the SPW Programme in their branches, throughout the 774 Local Government Areas. The participants are to be paid an allowance of N20, 000 (Twenty thousand Naira) only, monthly […]

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CBN dismisses claim over website hacking

The apex regulatory authority of the naton’s financial system, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dispelled reports that its website was hacked on Friday. The apex bank in a statement by its Ag Director, Corporate Affairs, Osita Nwanisobi, said its website is secured. The statement, entitled ‘CBN website not hacked’, read, “Contrary to claims […]

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OPS Calls for Dialogue, Says Prolonged Protests May Adversely Impact Economy

The Organised Private Sector (OPS), in the Nigerian economy and some financial experts have expressed concern that the prolonged nationwide protests against police brutality on Nigerian citizens would worsen the country’s economic situation. They, however, urged the federal government and the protesters to come to the negotiation table to work out acceptable resolutions of the […]

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Condoles With widow, Family Members of Driver killed in Surulere

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the weekend, visited the widow of the driver hit by stray bullet during the last Monday demonstration by youths in the Surulere of Lagos for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protest ended bloody when the police attempted to disperse some of the protesters who […]

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NCC Reviewing InfraCo Framework, Funding Options

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has constituted a committee to review the framework for the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCo) and recommend sustainable funding options for effective implementation of the proposed national fibre project. The constitution of the committee was sequel to the requirements of the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025) and reports […]

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#EndSARS protest hijacked to destabilise Buhari’s administration Says FG

The Federal Government has said the ongoing #EndSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and people with ulterior motive to destabilise the country and bring down the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Sunday when he featured on a Radio Nigeria programme in Abuja. He said […]

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Anxiety Over Yakubu’s Successor as INEC Chairman’s Tenure Expires Nov 9

Anxiety has continued to mount over who will succeed the current Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman’ as his tenure expires on November  9 Who becomes the next chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the tenure of the incumbent, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expires on November 9? This is one of the raging […]

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Breaking: Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Niger erupt in protests over insecurity

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) yesterday took to the streets in Kaduna, Bauchi, Niger and Kano States to protest the escalating security challenges facing the North. In Kaduna, the protesters who marched peacefully from Waff Road to the Kaduna State House of Assembly Complex demanded an “immediate end to banditry, terrorism, and Kidnappings in […]

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Governors express concerns over police SWAT initiative

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed concern about the timing for the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) squad by the Nigeria Police to replace the dissolved Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). The 36 governors expressed the concern in a communiqué issued on Thursday after the NGF 19th teleconference. It was signed by […]

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