High cost of diesel, feeds affecting my Agric business – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the high cost of diesel, feeds and exchange rate crisis as they affect fish production in Nigeria. Obasanjo said he has been sweating because of the high cost of diesel, saying this has been affecting his fish production. Speaking at the South-West fish farmers’ congress, which was held yesterday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), the former President complained that the hike in the cost of diesel, as well as the constant increase in prices of fish feeds, would kick fish farmers out…

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“We have made progress on war against insecurity, Buhari tells new Envoys

…Warns against foreign interference in 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, told newly accredited foreign ambassadors that Nigeria has made progress in tackling insecurity with the help of some friendly countries. Receiving Letters of Credence of the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. James Kingston Christoff, and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari also commended collective the efforts of nations towards tackling security challenges across the globe, and within Nigeria, urging more collaboration to check terrorism, banditry and insurgency. He said that…

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Economic Crimes: CNPP, CSOs demand immediate resignation of NPA Boss, arrest of ex-Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) and the Coalition of National Civil Society Organisations (C-CSOs) have called for the immediate resignation of the current Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Moh’d Bello-Koko, and the arrest of the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for defying the Federal Government on matters relating to the Treasury Single Account, (TSA), and operating two secret foreign accounts where payments are made and the funds are looted at will by the management and the supervising Minister while he was in office. Recall…

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Insecurity: Kaduna, Benue Borno, top unsafe States – Report

…As terrorists kill 7,222, abduct 3,823 in seven months  Terrorists, bandits and other assailants have killed 7,222 persons and kidnapped 3,823 individuals in the country between January, 1 and July 29, 2022, according to data from the Nigeria Security Report, published by Beacon Consulting – a security risk management and intelligence consulting company. Borno State, the stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, recorded the highest deaths of 163 people within the period under review, while Benue State, which appeared the most hounded State in the Middle-Belt, came second with 90 fatalities.…

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‘Probe NNPC over shortfall in remittances’ – Arewa Youths tell Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Youths Movement, (ACYM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of national importance probe the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd., over the shortfall in its remittances to the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN). The group, in an issued statement yesterday by its President, Kabiru Yusuf, said the shortfall was capable of plunging the country into a serious crisis if unchecked. The ACYM further said it was therefore important for the President to probe the matter with a view to ascertaining the…

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Insecurity: CSO threatens protest, gives Buhari 2-week ultimatum to sack Monguno

A civil society organisation (CSO), The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), has threatened to “occupy the office” of the National Security Adviser (NSA) if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to sack him. The group had earlier asked the NSA, Babagana Monguno, to resign over the insecurity in the country. On Sunday, a Senator representing Niger-East, Sani Musa, also criticised the NSA for not being the first to inform President Buhari of a threat by bandits to kidnap him. In a statement issued on Monday, signed by the AYA spokesman, Mohammed Danlami, the…

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Nigeria on brink of collapse, NULGE warns

The National President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE), Comrade Ambali Akeem Olatunji, has called for concerted efforts to rescue Nigeria from total collapse. Comrade Ambali Olatunji, who made the call at the 7th State Quadrennial Inauguration of the newly-elected Executives of NULGE in Kogi State, decried the worsening economy, insecurity and concluded that the country is on the brink of collapse. The National President said Nigeria is drifting due to bad leadership, as the last four years have shown that the country has no one in charge,…

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“While US kills terrorists, Nigeria begs, pays and rewards them” – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lashed out at the Federal Government for pampering terrorists rather than killing them like the Americans are doing. Fani-Kayode was reacting to the US killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qa’eda leader. Recall that on Saturday, President Joe Biden had announced that at his direction, the United States successfully conducted an airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed the emir of al-Qa’eda, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Biden said the United States continued to demonstrate its resolve and capacity to defend the American people against those who sought to do…

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CAN opposes Jaiz Islamic Bank’s reconstruction of Jos Terminus market

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau State and a coalition of Plateau indigenous groups and other related organisations have called for the suspension of proposed work at the Jos Main Market, (Terminus), for what they described as ambiguity in the contractual agreement. The group made the call in a meeting convened by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo on Monday, at Government House, Jos, Plateau State.  The CAN chairman conveyed the stakeholders’ position at a news conference at the…

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Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists free five more passengers

Five of the passengers abducted during an attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train have regained their freedom. Recall that the train was attacked on March 28, this year, with several passengers killed while others sustained injuries. The Publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper and Media Consultant to controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu, who withdrew as one of the negotiators, confirmed the release of the five hostages yesterday. He gave the names of the five released hostages as Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, who is medical at Usman Dan Fodio University…

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