#EndSARS: We Won’t Allow Violent Protests In Nigeria Again – Police Boss

Following the mismanagement of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests, which was then highjacked by hoodlums to wreak havoc across the country, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said the police would not again allow violent protests in the country. The IGP who is currently battling with a Nigerian police that is low in motivation and remuneration however claimed that the police were ready to combat any group attempting to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country. Recent reports have it that thousands of police officers…

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UK: Over 1,300 People Wrongly Diagnosed With COVID-19 And Told To Self-Isolate

In United Kingdom, more than 1,300 people were wrongly told they had coronavirus (COVID-19) due to a lab error with NHS Test and Trace. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 1,311 people who took a test between November 19-23 across the UK were incorrectly told they received a positive result. It said there was an issue with a batch of testing chemicals, which meant their results were void. A DHSC spokesman said: ‘Swift action is being taken to notify those affected and they are being asked to…

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Igbo: For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Akin Osuntkun Caveat emptor: No arguments and positions canvassed hereunder should be construed as preference for any other option than the expeditious return to true federalism going forward. “The proposition for an Igbo president is likely to be the most consequential subject in the 2023 election year. If it comes about, there will be consequences for Nigeria and the Igbos. If not, the consequences will be even more dire. If the proposition fails, Nigeria will carry the moral burden of continuing as a nation sustained on systemic injustice. Fifty…

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Fuel Price Hike, Organised Labour, FG To Meet December 7

Nigeria’s government and the organised labour agreed one week for consultation over the demand for the reversal of the pump price of petrol, which was hiked arbitrarily within days to nearly N170 per litre. Those in the meeting from the government side include the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Sadiya Farouk; Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Minister of State (Power), Jeddy Agba; and Minister of State (Petroleum), Timipriye Sylva. There were also the GMD of NNPC, Mele Kyari; the Chairman/CEO, National Electricity Regulatory Commission…

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World Football Mourns As Diego Maradona Is Dies At 60

Global football icon and world cup hero for Argentina Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Reports said he died as a result of cardiac arrest. Just last month, the footballer went through an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. Mirror reports that the Gimnasia boss felt unwell after his side beat Patronato 3-0 and was taken to hospital in La Plata, near the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Scans discovered a subdural hemetoma, requiring Maradona to undergo immediate surgery to remove the problem before…

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UK Lawmakers Slam Buhari Regime, Demand Sanctions Over #ENDSARS Shooting

As we earlier reported, members of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on Monday took turns to attacked the government in Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the peaceful #ENDSARS demonstrations. They parliament want ahead to demand sanctions on government officials and security agents such as visa ban, freezing of assets, and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). They were reacting to the shooting of innocent and peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate in…

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N2billion Money Laundering Suit: Abdulrasheed Maina’s Court Trial Goes On Without Him

The Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja division has commenced the trial of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in his absence a day after the court remanded Senator Ali Ndume in Kuje prison for failing to produce him in court. Maina, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on N2bn money laundering charges, had last attended court on July 2, 2020, during the cross-examination of the sixth prosecution witness by his legal team. However, he failed to attend subsequent…

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AMCON Moves To Recover N784m Debt From Chief Great Ogboru

Mr Jude Nwauzor, AMCON Head of Communications The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) appears to be firing on all cylinders this period as it has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to seize the funds in the bank accounts of one of its obligors, Chief Great Ogboru. Ogboru is a former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta State. Between him and his firm, Fiogret Limited, they are indebted to AMCON to the tune of over N784 million in judgment debt. In an ex-parte application before Justice…

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N2billion Money Laundering Case: Justice Abang Remands Senator Ndume In Prison As Maina Jumps Bail

Abdulrasheed Maina (left) who allegedly jumped bail and Senator Ali Ndume who stood for him The last is yet to be heard of the ongoing court case involving the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina as the The Federal High Court in Abuja today (Monday November 23, 20200 ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce Maina, who has jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial. Justice Okon Abang ordered that he Senator who stood surety for…

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Nigeria’s Latest Recession Will Be Short-lived Says Finance Minister

It is no longer news that Nigeria has again slid into another recession few months after getting out of the last one. What is probably cheery is that the current recession will be short-lived, and that is according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. The minister who spoke at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning assured that Nigeria would emerge from the recession in the fourth quarter…

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