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  • Photo of Nigerian Billionaire, Harry Akande is dead

    Nigerian Billionaire, Harry Akande is dead

    Harry Akande, a Nigerian billionaire and the Agba Oye of Ibadanland, is dead. He died on Saturday at the age of 77. A statement by the family said the business mogul died while battling an illness. “His greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future”, it read. The family said his passing was a huge shock to his immediate and extended family, friends and associates. They urged everyone to keep them in prayers “as while we pass…

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  • Photo of Lekki Toll Gate Massacre: There was no single corpse, some persons were seeing double – Buratai

    Lekki Toll Gate Massacre: There was no single corpse, some persons were seeing double – Buratai

    Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai has said that there was no single corpse at the Lekki tollgate on October 20 when the military drove in and fired shots at EndSARS protesters. According to him, some people saw double during the shooting incident. The Army Chief shared this opinion when he spoke at the decoration of 39 newly promoted major-generals on Friday, December 4. He opined that a spiritual warfare seminar held by the army helped in preventing deaths at the protest ground. In his words; “I am glad that we held the Spiritual Warfare Seminar on Wednesday and most…

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  • Photo of US cancels fee imposed on Visa Application for Nigerians

    US cancels fee imposed on Visa Application for Nigerians

    The United States has removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications for Nigerians. This was disclosed in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took effect from December 3. “The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the United States government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States,” the ministry’s spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, said. “The positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian government”.

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  • Photo of Insecurity: Omokri reveals what he would do in Buhari’s Position

    Insecurity: Omokri reveals what he would do in Buhari’s Position

    Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has revealed what he would do concerning the recent attack on farmers by Boko Haram in Borno and the insecurity situation of the country. There have been calls from different sectors for the resignation of the President and the replacement of his service chiefs. In a new post on his Twitter page, Omokri stated that if he was in the President’s shoes, he would have paid a condolence visit to the families of the victims, declared national mourning after addressing the nation, replace the service chiefs and deploy the Chief of Army Staff to the…

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  • Photo of “Digitizing govt processes, operations, key to curbing corruption”– Isa Pantami

    “Digitizing govt processes, operations, key to curbing corruption”– Isa Pantami

    The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has shared that the key to winning the war against corruption of Government is by the digitization of Government process and operations The minister made this observation at a National seminar on Anti-Corruption organized by the Code of Conduct Bureau, (CCB) with the support of Central Bank of Nigeria with the theme: “Code of Conduct Bureau: Fighting Corruption For Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria held in Abuja. Pantami was represented by the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), He said, “When you Digitize government operations and processes,…

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  • Photo of Bringing private issues to social media to address is foolishness – Actress, Monalisa Chinda

    Bringing private issues to social media to address is foolishness – Actress, Monalisa Chinda

    Monalisa Chinda is wondering why people bring their private issues to social media to address.  The Nollywood actress described the move as ‘foolishness’ and made an appeal to her followers not to ‘like, forward or send mean and wicked messages’ they see online. Taking to her Instagram story, she wrote: “Why on earth do people address private issues (be it business, relationships etc) on Social???.”“What sort of foolishness is this? Please do not like forward or send mean and wicked messages you see online.”

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  • Photo of Half of you are just waiting to see me crash – MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya slams fake fans as he hits 4 million followers on IG

    Half of you are just waiting to see me crash – MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya slams fake fans as he hits 4 million followers on IG

    Nigerian MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya took to Instagram to slam fake fans after hitting 4 million followers on the social media platform. Making his first milestone post, the middleweight undefeated champion noted that some of his followers are only stalking him to see him ‘crash.’ According to Adesanya, he is unfazed by the large following because he understands what the ‘social game machine is’ and will continue playing along.  As for his genuine fans, the 31-year-old thanked them for their support, saying: ‘I’m happy that I can inspire some of you, though to look at a f**k up like me and…

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  • Photo of #EndSARS: ‘The bullet is still in my body” Victims of Lekki tollgate shooting share their heartbreaking stories (video)

    #EndSARS: ‘The bullet is still in my body” Victims of Lekki tollgate shooting share their heartbreaking stories (video)

    As Nigerians await the outcome of the investigation from the Lagos state Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and the 20th October shooting at the Lekki tollgate, some of the victims of the Lekki shooting incident have come out to share sad stories of how they survived the horrifying incident and also how they lost loved ones during the incident. In an interview with AriseTV, the victims relayed their sad stories. One of them, Edwin Augustine, who still has a bullet in his body, recounted how he went for the protest on that fateful day and was allegedly shot…

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  • Photo of #EndSARS: Police withdraws suit seeking to stop the Judicial Panels of Inquiry

    #EndSARS: Police withdraws suit seeking to stop the Judicial Panels of Inquiry

    The Nigeria police force (NPF) has applied to withdraw the suit challenging the legality of the judicial panels set up to probe allegations of brutality and human rights abuses against the force. In a suit marked FHC/ ABJ/CS/1492/2020 and filed by O.M Atoyebi, police counsel, the force had argued that the establishment of panels of inquiry by state governors to investigate its activities was illegal and unconstitutional. It asked the court to restrain the defendants from conducting any investigation to probe the affairs of the security agency. However, on Thursday, December 3, the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, expressed his disapproval over the suit…

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  • Photo of “Youths can’t even win NANS” – Nigerians lament as 43-year-old emerges President of National Association of Nigerian Students

    “Youths can’t even win NANS” – Nigerians lament as 43-year-old emerges President of National Association of Nigerian Students

    A 43-year-old post-graduate student has emerged president of NANS after the just-concluded convention marred with violence. Asefon Sunday, a 43-year-old PGD student of Ekiti State University,  EKSU, is the new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Nigerians do not seem very happy about this and they’ve questioned why young people can’t be trusted to lead the student body. One Twitter user reacted to Asefon’s win, writing: “Asefon, 43, President NANS was NANS Coordinator Zone D in 2013 while a student of Ekiti State University, EKSU. 2020, he is still a student of EKSU. 7 years after!” Another  wrote: “I know…

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  • Photo of Police Officers now afraid to put on their uniforms – FG

    Police Officers now afraid to put on their uniforms – FG

    The Federal Government has said that men of the Nigerian Police force are now afraid to put on their uniforms due to the incident that led to the Killing of police officers during the EndSARS protests. Speaking during an interview with news men on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed noted that while people were mostly concerned with the killing at the Lekki toll gate which termed as fake, others paid attention to the way policemen and soldiers were killed. The minister recalled that six soldiers and 37 policemen were killed across the country during the…

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  • Photo of We will have a rethink if Ndigbo fails to Succeed Buhari – Ohanaeze Youths

    We will have a rethink if Ndigbo fails to Succeed Buhari – Ohanaeze Youths

    Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has vowed that the Igbos “will have a rethink” if major political parties fail to cede their 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East. They told the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) not to deny the region, their desire to succeed President Muhamamdu Buhari in 2023. Speaking to reporters in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, the Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, warned those plotting against the zone. “It is our turn. Anybody destabilizing any party because of our interest is making a grave mistake”, Nnabuike warned. He further disclosed that Igbo youths have agreed not…

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