FG insists on Wednesday deadline for NIN registration

  The Federal Government on Sunday insisted that the deadlines given for the registration of all Subscriber Identification Modules with valid National Identity Numbers were still in force. It also declared that the NIN was mandatory for diplomats who reside in Nigeria, as well as for all other lawful residents across the country. Asked whether the Federal Government had eventually ...

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Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

The Dangote Group has completed Nigeria’s longest rigid pavement in Kogi State. It is the first of its kind, according to top engineers. The 43-kilometre Obajana-Kabba road, built by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has been described by motorists as the country’s most strategic highway in aiding travelers between the North and the South. Project Director Olatunbosun Kalejaiye said he was ...

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Edo government to arrest persons without face masks in public

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government would deploy the over 800 Police constabulary personnel across the state to enforce strict compliance with the state’s regulations to check the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor said defaulters would be prosecuted and those found guilty convicted by mobile courts set up across the state. Governor ...

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Learner crushes six kids to death in Edo State (Photos)

Tragedy struck in Arue-Uromi, Esan-North East Local Government Area of Edo State on Friday, January 16, when six children were crushed to death by a Mercedes Benz car bearing a learner driver sign.   It was gathered that the children, four girls and two boys, said to be siblings, were playing football when an approaching Mercedes Benz car, which in ...

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Asisat Oshoala shocked over step-mother’s sudden death

Super Falcons and Barcelona star, Asisat Oshoala, is presently grieving following the death of her step-mother.   Oshoala, in an Instagram post late Sunday night, said she still finds it difficult to accept her step-mother is dead. “Sometimes, life just hit us hard in places we can’t respond #StepMomLikeNoOther’” the reigning Africa Women Footballer of the year wrote on her ...

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Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career

  Star striker Lionel Messi was handed his first-ever red card of his Barcelona career during their 2-3 defeat against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final. The incident happened in extra time of Sunday’s game when Messi was handed the red card for violent conduct against Athletic forward Asier Villalibre, reports goal.com. It was the first red card ...

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Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been holding peace talks in Qatar.   The two judges, who have not yet been named, were killed and their driver wounded, in an attack at around 8:30 ...

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Nigeria records 1,444 new Covid-19 cases, total now 110,387

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,444 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 110,387.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday. “1444 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-901 Plateau-136 Kaduna-57 FCT-54 Ebonyi-53 Akwa Ibom-52 Nasarawa-32 Osun-29 Ogun-28 Imo-16 Oyo-16 Edo-15 Kano-14 Rivers-10 Ekiti-7 Borno-6 Abia-5 ...

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I have been vindicated that Buhari lacked capacity to rule Nigeria – Ex Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose claimed he has been vindicated when he said in 2015 that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to rule Nigeria. Fayose was reacting to a report that terrorists captured a military base in Borno. The military has however debunked the report. Holding on to the earlier story, Fayose mocked Buhari and his service ...

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‘200 girls defiled in Gombe state in one year’

At least 200 defilement cases were recorded in Gombe State in 2020, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Dauda, has said.   Dauda who disclosed this in a chat with journalists on Saturday, disclosed that 40 out of the cases were reported in Gombe, the state capital, adding that the state recorded 39 attempted r3pe across ...

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Biden on Day One to cancel Trump ban on Muslim countries

Joe Biden plans to end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, in his first hours as president. He will move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel. He will also extend the moratorium on student loan payments and actions meant to prevent evictions and foreclosures for ...

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Barack Obama, George Bush’s pastor jailed 7 years for fraud

A Texas megachurch pastor and former spiritual adviser to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush has been sentenced to six years in prison for bilking investors out of millions of dollars. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he and his co-defendant, Gregory A. Smith, were indicted in 2018. Caldwell, who in March pleaded guilty ...

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Jubril Martins-Kuye, former minister of commerce is dead

A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead. Martins-Kuye was said to have died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State. The octogenarian was a grassroots politician who became a Senator during the third republic. The current Senator representing Ogun East, Lekan Mustapha confirmed the demise of Martins-Kuye. Senator Mustapha described the death of the ...

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Navy intercepts six boats with over 100,000 litres of diesel

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Igbokoda, on Sunday, said no fewer than 24 suspected illegal oil thieves were arrested on the coastal waters in Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State. Navy Capt. Shuaibu Muhammed-Ahmed, the Commanding Officer, FOB, parading the suspects in Igbokoda, told newsmen that the men were apprehended on January 13 at 4.00 pm ...

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Barack Obama writes birthday note to wife, Michelle

Former US President, Barack Obama has taking to his Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle on her birthday. In his birthday message to her, he stated that every moment with his wife is a blessing. He wrote, “Happy birthday to my love, my partner, and my best friend. Every moment with you is a blessing. ...

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Boko Haram members are also Christians, Muslims, white men and Asians – Borno Governor alleges

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, has said some Boko Haram members are Christians, Muslims, white men and Asians. Zulum spoke during the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture organised by the Nigerian Bar Association in Ikeja, Lagos State, over the weekend. The governor said Nigerians should see insurgency as a general challenge and not just a Northeast problem alone. ...

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Whats left of Ijesha market after fire incident (Photos)

Here are photos of what is left of Ijesha fire after the fire incident.  Rec all a fire outbreak that occurred at Ijesha Market in Lagos on Saturday led to the destruction of several properties. The fire, which started around 5 p.m raged till late in the night because of the difficulties experienced by fire fighters, Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting ...

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