NPA probe: “I have sacked Hadiza Bala Usman” – President Buhari

Despite the ongoing investigation of a probe panel against the embattled Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that the appointment of the erstwhile NPA boss has been terminated. President Buhari stated this on July 12, in an affidavit he submitted at the Federal High Court in Lagos, in response to a suit instituted against him by a maritime media Chief Executive, Elder Asu Beks. The affidavit, which was filed as Buhari’s preliminary objection was signed by Agan Tabitha, Civil Litigation Department of…

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AMCON recovers N1.48tr from Bank debtors

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has announced that it has recovered N1.48 trillion, out of the N4.158 trillion, from bank debtors. This was announced by AMCON’s Managing Director, Ahmed Kuru, during the 2021 retreat of the senate committee on banking insurance and other financial institutions in Kaduna, on Monday. According to him, the agency still has 7,902 outstanding obligors with a total outstanding loan of above N3.1 trillion. He explained that 350 obligors alone account for over N2.053 trillion which is more than 70 percent of the total…

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Police rescue 100 kidnapped victims without paying ransom in Zamfara 

The Nigerian Police, in Zamfara State, have rescued one hundred kidnapped victims without ransom. Addressing newsmen in Gusau on the successes, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent Shehu Mohammed, said they were rescued by the troops in Dajin Kabaro Forest, after spending forty-two days in captivity. According to the Police, the victims were abducted in Mutunji and Dan-Sadau communities in Maru local government area of the State while on their way to Gusau, the State capital. However, only twenty, out of the one hundred victims, were reunited with their families due…

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Eid-el-Kabir: Muslim faithful observe Raka’at prayers nationwide

Muslims across Nigeria have joined their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2021 Eid-el-Adha, also known as Eid-el-Kabir. In the nation’s capital, Muslims converged on the Abuja National Eid Ground to observe the three Raka’at. The prayers were observed with strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols. Before going into the Eid ground, worshippers lined up to have their temperatures checked as health workers are also on the ground to administer hand sanitizers on the hands of the worshippers. Among the personalities who observed prayer at the National, Eid ground…

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‘Sunday Igboho not yet released’ – Aide

Contrary to earlier reports that the self-styled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been released by the authorities of Benin Republic, his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, has denied such. Recall that there were reports on social media that Igboho who was arrested in Cotonou on Monday night, alongside his wife, has been released and was on his way to Germany. However, when contacted by newsmen yesternight, Koiki said the report is untrue as nothing of such happened. “Please disregard the report. There is nothing as…

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NCDC records 59 suspected monkeypox cases in Nigeria

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), Chile Ihekweazu, says 59 suspected cases of monkeypox, with 15 cases already confirmed, have been registered in the country. Ihekweazu stated this yesterday in Abuja, while reacting to the case of a Dallas, Texas resident who tested positive for the disease after travelling from Nigeria. Monkeypox, which is in the same family of viruses as smallpox, is a rare but potentially deadly viral infection that begins with flu-like symptoms and progresses to a rash on the face and body. The…

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“I don’t want to stand as Maina’s surety anymore” – Senator Ndume tells court

Senator representing Borno-South, Ali Ndume has called a federal high court sitting in Abuja for an order releasing his property documents used as bail bond for Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, (PRTT). Senator Ndume requested that the court should remove him as Maina’s surety. Recall that the senator had stood as surety for Maina who is standing trial at a federal high court in Abuja for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2 billion. Maina, however, jumped bail, went into hiding in September 2020,…

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Insurgency: Theatre Commander hails troops’ exploits in Borno 

The Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, (JTF), North-East ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, Major-General Christopher Musa, has commended the troops’ exploits in the fight against the insurgency in the region. According  to a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said Musa gave the commendation on Monday during an operational visit to troops of Sector 3 OPHK. The commendation came on the heels of the troops’ exploits against Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Mallam Fatori and Damasak areas of Borno State. The Theatre Commander charged…

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Eid-el-Kabir: Harsh economy taking tolls on large number of Nigerians — TUC

The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), yesterday said that the harsh economy in the country was taking tolls on a large number of Nigerians.  The TUC has also felicitated with the Muslim faithful and Nigerians on the occasion of the Sallah celebration.  The TUC in a Sallah message issued by its President and Secretary-General, Quadri Olaleye and Musa-Lawal Ozigi, respectively, said out of frustration many, especially the youths were doing untoward things just to make ends meet. The labour, in the message, said, “We call on the leadership of the country…

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‘Petrol price could increase to N1,000 per litre if subsidy is removed’ – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR), has stated that the pump price of petrol in Nigeria may rise to N1,000 per litre when the petrol subsidy regime ends without an alternative energy source. Recall that group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari last month had stated that the cost of petrol should be N256 per litre at filling stations without subsidy. The price of premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, currently hovers around N162/N163 per litre. According to the DPR Director, Sarki Auwalu,…

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