Secessionist agitations: Northern Youths insist on referendum

…Says Igboho, Kanu arrest not enough The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), said the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is not the solution to separatist agitations insisting that referendum is the way to go.  The Coalition, in a press statement issued by the spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said, “ From the outset, we wish to be categoric that the arrest of Igboho and Kanu should not be mistaken as bringing about the end to the uprisings and disturbances over self-determination perpetrated by southern Nigerian elites and governments who use…

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“Address poverty, insecurity to guarantee unity” – Sultan to Nigerian leaders

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, has challenged Nigerian leaders to first address poverty and insecurity in the country in order to guarantee national unity. The Sultan, who spoke shortly after the traditional Sallah durbar in Sokoto on Tuesday, said the existing hardship in the country is of great concern and needed proper measures to be addressed. “Nigeria leaders need to strategise more measures to address our level of poverty and insecurity, as such will further sustain…

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Insurgency: 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP members, families surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said 28 fleeing members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province, (ISWAP), as well as their families, had surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, under 21 Special Brigade, in Borno State. The development comes as the Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North-East ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, Major-General Christopher Musa, charged troops in the theatre of operations to dominate their areas of responsibility against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), terrorists, in order to ensure the total return of normalcy and…

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Again, ASUU threatens to embark on fresh indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has threatened to embark on another round of industrial strike action after its next National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. ASUU made this known on Tuesday, saying government officials have been put on alert, adding that some of its members are being owed 16 months’ salaries. It further stated that in addition to members being owed salaries, salaries of members are still being deducted, lamenting that nothing tangible has been done about it The union urged the Federal Government to resolve the issue before…

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Congresses: “Why we’re recommending consensus option” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is recommending a consensus option for the election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses, to reduce possible acrimony. Recall that the party’s conventions are expected to commence on July 31 with ward congresses. The National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe,  in a statement yesterday, said APC is a Party for all Nigerians so it’s making plans to accommodate everyone. “We are encouraging States to adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces…

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Presidency, UNICEF to inaugurate expanded schemes for Nigerian youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency will inaugurate an intervention effort for young Nigerians. Named ‘Generation Unlimited’, (GenU), the collaboration between the Federal Government and UNICEF will be inaugurated on July 26. It is aimed at urgently supporting expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people aged 10 years to 24 years on an unprecedented scale. The collaboration is a global multi-sector partnership that was initially launched in September 2018, in collaboration with over 200 partners. It has reached, to date, more than 100 million…

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Aviation sector undergoing revolution under Buhari’s administration – APC group

By Godwin Amunde The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says the aviation sector in Nigeria is undergoing a revolution under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said the revolution is evident in the investments made in infrastructural development and capacity building in the sector. In a statement, signed by the quartet of Barr Ismail Ahmed, Lanre Issa-Onilu, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group said that the Buhari administration has kept faith with the Aviation Roadmap it…

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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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