$418m Paris Club Refund: ‘AGF Malami working against public interest, colluding with consultants’ – Governors allege

The 36 State governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), have raised an alarm over a purported attempt to deduct $418 million from the Federation Account to settle the controversial Paris Club debt to private consultants. The consultants are claiming a percentage of Paris Club refunds as payment for services they said they rendered to the States and local governments.  The governors alleged that a special relationship exists between the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the private consultants above Nigeria’s…

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Kaduna Train Attack: ‘Terrorists have spies all over Nigeria’ – Freed victim

…Says FG should take them seriously One of the released hostages of Kaduna-Abuja train attack, Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, has said that the terrorists that abducted them on March, 28 are organised and have spies all over the country. Imam, who was one of the five freed victims, spoke in a video broadcast yesterday, adding that the terrorists deliberated and planned the attacks they would launch and succeed. He also said their abductors talked about classified information about the country, which confirmed that they have moles working for them across…

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NBC fines Pay TV platforms N20m over documentary on banditry

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has imposed a fine of N5 million each on MultiChoice Nigeria Ltd., owners of DSTV, TelCom Satellite Limited (TSTV), and NTA-StarTimes Ltd, for broadcasting a documentary by the BBC Africa Eye, titled: “Bandits Warlords of Zamfara”. Trust Television Network (TrustTV) was also fined N5 million for the broadcast of another documentary, titled: “Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story”, which was aired by the station on March 5, 2022. The NBC disclosed this in an issued statement, titled: ‘NBC Sanction PayTV Platforms’, signed by its director-general, Balarabe…

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Muslim-Muslim ticket: “Those on trial for corruption now new voice of Christianity” – Oshiomhole

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Nigerians must be wary of those trying to cause a religious war in the country over his party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket. The former Edo governor spoke during a chat on a television programme yesterday. Recall that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, picked Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno State, who is also a Muslim, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election. The development elicited outrage from key stakeholders, particularly the Christian Association of…

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Insecurity: “Show no mercy against terrorists” – Air Force boss urges commanders  

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air-Marshal Oladayo Amao has charged Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational Commanders in the various theatres of operation across the country to ‘show no mercy’ and ensure they employ maximum firepower against terrorists posing security threats in the country. Air-Marshal Amao made these assertions when he met with frontline Air-Officers Commanding (AOC) and Air Component Commanders at the NAF Base yesterday, in Kaduna”. While commending them for their efforts as well as the improved synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, Air Marshal…

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Petition nears a 25,000 target demanding INEC to include names, pictures of candidates on ballot papers 

An online petition demanding the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include the names and pictures of candidates on ballot papers has gained traction, and is nearing its 25,000 target. The petition, which was hosted on the world largest petition platform, change.org, is targeting 25,000 signatures before it becomes a document to be forwarded to policy makers for consideration. It was started by Otuto Chukwuocha a few days ago, has approximately over 23, 800 signatures as of Tuesday evening on the on-line platform. Presenting the petition, Chukwuocha said that including…

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Majority of Nigerians feel less safe than they did 5 yrs ago – Poll Report

As President Muhammadu Buhari repeatedly claims that security has improved under his administration, a new poll shows that the majority of Nigerians feel less safe than they did five years ago. The report, World Risk Poll, shows that 3 in five Nigerians, or 61%, feel less safe than they did five years ago. The report was authored by an independent global charity, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, working to engineer a safer world. The organisation gathered data from 125,000 people in 121 countries in order to get a global picture of the…

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Worsening Insecurity: ‘Buhari can proceed on leave, allow someone else rule Nigeria’ – Kadaria Ahmed

Nigerian journalist and Chief Executive Officer of RadioNow, Kadaria Ahmed, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to proceed on sick leave and allow somebody to run the affairs of the country, due the deteriorating security challenges. Ahmed has been in the news for describing a recent BBC documentary on Zamfara banditry as “irresponsible reporting”. In an opinion article published last week, Ahmed said the BBC documentary fell below the best practices of journalism, and was against public interest. She said the BBC Africa Eye may be charged with aiding terrorism…

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