Monthly Archives: December 2020

Only God Can Effectively Supervise Nigeria-Niger Border, Says Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says only God can effectively supervise Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic. Buhari spoke on Tuesday at a meeting with Nigeria’s former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the West African country. Niger will hold presidential and national assembly elections on 27 December, 2020. “I come from Daura, few kilometres to Republic of ...

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Nigeria On The Brink Of Becoming A Failed State — Financial Times

Buffeted by economic ill-fortune, terrorism, illiteracy, poverty, banditry, and kidnapping, Nigeria is teetering on the brink and risks becoming a failed state if things don’t take a drastic turn. This was the view of the London Financial Times yesterday in its editorial entitled “Nigeria is at risk of becoming a failed state.” Expressing concern over kidnapping and insecurity in the ...

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Insecurity: We’re Frustrated, Govs Lament As Gunmen Abduct Village Head, Wives, 14 Others In Katsina

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) comprising chief executives of the 36 states has lamented the insecurity nationwide, confessing: “We’re all tired, we’re all frustrated.” Ekiti Governor who is also Chairman of the Forum  Kayode Fayemi, spoke in Katsina when he led a delegation on solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari in Katsina over the recent rescue of 344 students of Government ...

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Weak Naira: Price Of Cooking Gas Rises 20%

The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly known as cooking gas, sold to marketers in the country has risen by over 20 per cent in the past one month, with consumers paying more for the product. The naira plunged on November 30 to 500 per dollar at the parallel market, its lowest level in more than three years, from around ...

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Police Unaware As Gunmen Abduct Travellers In Edo

The Edo State Police Command has said it has not been briefed about development relating to the abduction of passengers on Tuesday along the dreaded Benin-Auchi Road. The suspected gunmen kidnapped unspecified number of passengers after attacking an Abuja-bound commercial bus travelling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not ...

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10 Persons Arrested For Attacking Lagos Taskforce Officers, As Govt Impounds 96 Commercial Motorcycles

Four Private Cars Confiscated for Driving Against Traffic   Ten persons have been arrested for attacking the men of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Taskforce) during an enforcement of the State’s traffic laws on Tuesday.    The suspects were picked up in the commotion that broke out in Ojodu and Obanikoro during the enforcement carried out by the Taskforce ...

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NIN: Confusion As Nigerians Throng NIMC Centres For Registration

There was confusion at the National Identity Management Commission offices across the country on Monday as Nigerians thronged registration centres to obtain their National Identity Numbers. The PUNCH correspondents, who monitored registration centres in Lagosians, Plateau, Kano and Gombe states as well as the Federal Capital Territory, observed that people struggling to register disregarded COVID-19 preventive measures with many of ...

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Security Agencies Extorting East-Bound Travellers, Igbo Groups Fume

Two major Igbo socio-political organisations, Igbo National Stakeholders Assembly (INSA) and Igbo Amaka Collectives (IAC) have alleged siege on travellers going for Christmas on the Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway leading to the South Eastern and South South parts of the country. Worried by the hardships, suffering, and humiliation suffered by travellers due to multiple roadblocks and checkpoints mounted by security agencies on the ...

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