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South-South Leaders Demand Restructuring Of Nigeria, True Federalism

Governors and people of the South-South geopolitical zone have demanded the restructuring of Nigeria, in line with the principle of true federalism to guarantee peace, security, and stability of the nation. The South-South leaders believe the country is not at peace with itself and not working as it should, particularly for the people of the region. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of ...

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PIB, Electoral Act Amendment Bill Scale Second Reading In House

The much-expected Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the Electoral Act Amendment Bill have scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. Both important pieces of legislation were passed by the lawmakers after they were read for the second time during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. Leading the debate, the Leader of the House, ...

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UN Security Council Holds First Meeting On Ethiopia’s Tigray

The UN Security Council’s first meeting on the conflict in Ethiopia’s dissident Tigray region ended without members issuing a statement Tuesday. European members forced the closed-door discussion to be held after African countries pulled out of organizing the meeting at short notice, highlighting divisions over Security Council action on the three weeks of fighting. “South Africa asked for time so ...

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Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the recent protest in the state as a wake-up call to all Nigerians and security organisations to be vigilant and collectively move against actions that can undermine the wellbeing and security of the nation. He made the remark on Tuesday at a Stakeholders’ Engagement on Internal Security and Conflict Resolution in the state. ...

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EndSARS: Petitioner Dies One Week Before Lagos Panel Hears His Case

One of the petitioners, Basil Ejiagwa who was scheduled to be heard on Tuesday at the Lagos Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of brutality by the disbanded SARS Operatives, is dead. His cousin, Chukwu Vincent who testified before the panel said he died exactly a week ago, on the 17th of November, 2020. Ejiagwa was listed as the third ...

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One Shot, Police Station Burnt In Face-Off Between Prison Officials And Motorcycle Riders In Ibadan

Violence erupted at the Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday when prison officials allegedly shot a motorcyclist. According to eyewitness reports, the okada rider had an argument with prison officials who wanted the access route to the prison cleared but the situation degenerated into violence leading to a crisis in the area. Thereafter, the police ...

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Libya’s Instability Affects All Of Us In Sahel Region – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the instability in Libya is affecting all countries in the Sahel region, including Nigeria. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said this while receiving a special envoy from President Idris Itno of the Republic of Chad at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President also ...

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EndSARS: Four Petitioners To Give Testimony Before Lagos Judicial Panel Of Inquiry

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the Lagos State Government to investigate cases of police brutality and extrajudicial killings has commenced its 12th sitting. At today’s hearing, four petitioners are expected to give their testimonies including a further hearing by Mr. Okoliagu Abunike who had alleged that he lost two of his teeth in an encounter ...

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Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter on Tuesday at the resumption of legislative proceedings after a one month recess. In his letter, President Buhari solicited for ...

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Arewa Consultative Forum Asks Buhari To Address High Rate Of Insecurity In North

The Pan Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed displeasure over the spate of insecurity especially in the northern region of the country. In a communique signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe on Tuesday, the forum called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his oath of office by addressing the security challenges that are gradually crippling socio-economic ...

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Customs Seize Smuggled Vehicles, Goods Worth Over N139m

The Nigeria Customs Service Zone ‘B’ command in Kaduna State have seized smuggled vehicles, bags of foreign rice, textiles and other illegal items with a duty pay value worth over N139 million. The Coordinator of the Strike Force team, Aliyu Olorukoba, who displayed the seized items before journalists at the zone ‘B’ command office on Tuesday, said the seizure is ...

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Barcelona Beat Dynamo Kiev, Qualify For Champions League Last 16

Barcelona qualified for the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare on Tuesday as Martin Braithwaite scored twice in a 4-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. Lionel Messi was among a handful of key players rested for Barca but Braithwaite’s double, as well as goals from Sergino Dest and substitute Antoine Griezmann saw the Catalans safely through, joining Juventus ...

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Fernandes Bags Brace As Man United Sink Basaksehir

Manchester United avenged their humbling Champions League defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir as Bruno Fernandes scored twice in a 4-1 rout of the Turkish champions on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side crashed to a shock 2-1 loss at the hands of the Group H outsiders in Istanbul earlier in November. But there was never any chance of another upset as United ...

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Aguero Won’t Be Rushed Back, Says Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not rush Sergio Aguero back into action despite his side’s lack of goals in the Premier League. City’s record goalscorer was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham as he nears a return from his latest injury problem. The 32-year-old Argentine missed the end of last season and the start ...

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Nigeria Needs ₦500bn For Next Three Years To Fix Roads – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says a minimum of N500 billion annually will be required for the next three years to develop its 35,000 kilometers network of roads, as work continues on 13, 000 kilometers of the network. Speaking at an interactive session with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Fashola insisted that if past administrations had shown ...

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