Security Infrastructure: FG acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Nigerian Navy 42-years after – APC group

Godwin Amunde APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign – a support group within Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, said President Muhammadu Buhari has focused on massive investment in Nigeria’s security infrastructure while confronting Nigeria’s longstanding and deep-rooted security challenges. The group revealed that Nigeria, under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979, while the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received about 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of his administration to end insecurity in the country. This is contained in…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigeria is on auto-pilot’ – Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani

…Says nobody in control, economy collapsing From Mariam Zakari The National Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), and former presidential aspirant, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has painted a gloomy picture of Nigeria, stating that the country has gone into auto-pilot, with nobody in control. Yabagi stated this during a LibertyTV programme:  “State of the Nation”, yesterday. The Party Chairman also said that the worsening insecurity has pervaded the nation and that the economy has collapsed, with inflation and unemployment spiking to the highest point ever in the country’s history.…

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Vice-President Osinbajo test-drives Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday test drove the country’s first locally-assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona, in Abuja. The Vice-President test drove the car during an exhibition tour of Made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a 5-day ‘Nigeria@60 Expo‘, being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. At the event, which is organised by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria@60, in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd, Osinbajo expressed excitement at the innovation and said he was hopeful of a bright future for Nigeria. This is coming after the…

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“Give us new Constitution before 2023 to avert Nigeria’s drift to anarchy” —Afenifere, Ohanaeze, MBF, others tell FG

Some of the nation’s apex socio-cultural organisations, the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle-Belt Forum, and the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, yesterday urged the Federal Government to give the country a ‘new people-oriented federal Constitution’ before the 2023 elections to avert Nigeria’s drift towards another civil war and forceful disintegration. The organisations stated this in a communique issued at the end of an inter-ethnic peace dialogue, with the theme: ‘Restructuring and 2023 Power-Shift: Nigeria’s Make or Break Factor for Political Survival’, convened by Comrade Kennedy Iyere, and organised in Abuja by Youths Off The Street…

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‘We may not guarantee regular services over rising insecurity in Nigeria’, says MTN

The services of mobile network provider MTN in Nigeria could be disrupted as a result of rising insecurity in different parts of the country, the local unit of South Africa’s telecoms group said yesterday. According to a Reuters report, MTN wrote in a message to its customers: “Sadly, we must inform you that with the rising insecurity in different parts of Nigeria, service delivery to your organisation may be impacted in the coming days. “This means that in some cases, our technical support team may not be able to get…

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Ganduje orders headcount of cattle herders from Kano

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has ordered a headcount of cattle herders in the State as well as those who are outside but of the State’s origin. Ganduje announced this at an interactive session during a television programme on Monday.  According to a statement by his spokesperson, Abba Anwar, yesterday, Ganduje said the measure is part of his effort to see that Kano State remains peaceful. “We want to know how many herdsmen we have in Kano; that is why we set up a Fulani and other stakeholders Committee,…

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Naira tumbles by 51.95% despite CBN’s defence measures

…As apex bank agrees to mint currency for The Gambia The value of Nigeria’s currency, the Naira, to the US Dollar fell from 196.99 in December 2015 to 410 in April 2021, reflecting a 51.95% decline despite the various foreign exchange policies introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), to strengthen the currency. According to a monthly document posted on the CBN’s website, the value of Naira at the inter-bank forex market stood at N196.99, as of December 2015. Recall that last month the CBN officially adopted the NAFEX…

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Nasarawa NLC begins indefinite strike today

The Nasarawa State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has directed its affiliate unions and the Civil Society Organisations to join the indefinite strike in the State, scheduled to commence at midnight on June 15. Recall that the NLC had threatened to mobilise workers to shut down the State over the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues. The strike was declared yesterday in Lafia, the State capital, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the labour movement. Addressing reporters after the meeting, the NLC…

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Twitter writes FG over suspension, seeks dialogue

…’Platform refused FG’s request to delete Nnamdi Kanu’s account’ – Lai Moh’d The Federal Government yesterday confirmed that Twitter has formally written to it, seeking for a dialogue on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, confirmed this when he featured on a radio programme in Abuja. The minister reiterated the government’s position that it would not tolerate any platform that would be used to destabilise the country. Mohammed said among other conditions for Twitter to resume…

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“Our interview with President Buhari proved he’s in charge” – Rueben Abati

The former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, says it is evident that President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge of the country. Abati was commenting on Buhari’s interview on a television programme last week Thursday. Several critics, including Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and others had claimed that Nigeria is being run through proxies and that Buhari is not in charge of the nation’s affairs. Some others have alleged that the president’s spokespersons have been airing their opinions and not those of their principal. But Abati, who was among…

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