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Buhari to officially unveil eNaira October 25– CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the delayed launching of the country’s digital currency will finally be unveiled on October 25. The eNaira which was scheduled for launching on October was shifted owing to undisclosed reasons, FELLOW PRESS report. The statement from CBN read: President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to formally unveil …

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EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu vows to release panel report to public

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the final report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution, formed after the EndSARS protest in 2020, is being awaited. On Thursday, he assured that the state government would make full disclosure of the report to the public. The governor guaranteed that his administration would not make an …

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Fayemi inaugurates digital vehicle inspection centre in Ekiti

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Thursday inaugurated an ultramodern Computerised Vehicle Inspection Office to ensure accuracy and efficiency in vehicle inspection process. Fayemi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, while performing the inauguration of the office in Ado-Ekiti described the digital vehicle inspection centre as a landmark project that would …

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Council of traditional rulers decry killings, militarisation of S’East

Council of traditional rulers decry killings, militarisation of S’East

The South-East Council of Traditional Rulers has decried the incessant gruesome killings and destruction of property in the zone. It called for an end to what it called “general atmosphere of fear and progressive militarisation in the geo-political zone“. The council made the condemnation in a statement jointly signed by the chairmen of traditional rulers …

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COVID-19: NCDC registers 125 infections, as cases rise to 209,298

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria continues to rise as 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday. FELLOW PRESS reports that the new cases are from 10 States. The Public Health Agency also confirmed 33 deaths in the country on Sunday. The NCDC stated that the FCT reported the …

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PDP will recapture Kwara in 2023 – Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has charged the new state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State to begin work immediately towards recapturing political power in the State in 2023. Speaking after the inauguration of the new executive council of the party in Ilorin on Saturday, he said “the struggle …

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Nigeria belongs to all citizens — Gov. Tambuwal maintains

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state says Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians as no region, ethnic or religious groups will claim supreme in the nation’s leadership positions. This is contained in a statement signed by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, and issued to newsmen on Saturday in Sokoto. The statement …

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PDP National Chairman: North-central adopts Iyorchia Ayu as consensus candidate – Ortom

PDP National Chairman: North-central adopts Iyorchia Ayu as consensus candidate – Ortom

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-central zone have adopted a former President of the Senate, Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the party’s national chairman. Benue Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this while speaking with journalists after the stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday night in Abuja. Ortom said the party leaders unanimously …

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Squid Game hits 111million fan, Netflix highest stream ever

Squid Game hits 111million fan, Netflix highest stream ever

Netflix has announced that Squid Game has become their biggest TV show launch of all time, with 111 million fans watching the show since its debut on September 17. On Tuesday night, Netflix announced that the record had been broken after 111 million people tuned into the dystopian drama, surpassing the 82 million accounts that …

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President Buhari appoints Yakusak as new CEO of NEPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Ezra Yakusak as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the presidential aide, the appointment is for an …

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Low-income countries’ debt rises to $860bn in 2020– World Bank report

Low-income countries’ debt rose by 12 per cent to 860 billion dollars in 2020, the International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report of the World Bank says. The report was released on Monday at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington. The report said that governments around the world responded to the COVID-19 …

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Germany stops offering free COVID-19 tests

As Vaccinations were generally freely available to citizens in Germany, free COVID-19 testing will no longer be offered as of Monday. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated and for whom there is no general recommendation for vaccination, continue to receive free rapid antigen testing, according to the government. Minister of Health Jens Spahn defended the move …

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Digital inclusion of girls crucial to wealth distribution, development – UNICEF

Ms Rushnan Murzata, Deputy Country Representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says digital inclusion of girls is crucial to ensuring equitable distribution of wealth and development in the country. Murtaza stated this in Abuja, at a Policy Dialogue, as part of events to mark the International Day of the Girl-Child (IDGC). She said there was …

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Police warns EndSARS protesters against marking anniversary

The Lagos state police command has warned residents in the state against staging any protest to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in the state. Last October, youths across Nigeria took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality. The protest took a violent turn after it was hijacked by thugs. …

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I am hale and hearty, says Tinubu during welcome-back party for him (Photos)

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked rumours of being bed-riden but said he actually underwent knee surgery in the United kingdom. Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday, October 8. On Sunday, October 10, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted a welcome back reception …

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IPOB bans rearing and consumption of ‘Fulani’ cattle in South-East

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned rearing and consumption of ‘Fulani’ cattle in Igboland. Mazi Chika Edoziem, Head of IPOB’s Directorate of State stated that the “ban takes complete effect six months from 08/10/2021.” Edoziem said from April 8, 2022, only the local breed would “be consumed and used for all ceremonies in …

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Presidency announces airing of documentary on Buhari administration

The Presidency says a 55-minute documentary, titled; ”The Buhari Effect: Undeniable Achievements”, will be aired on Channels Television on Oct. 9 at 7p.m. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman on Friday evening in Abuja, said the documentary would also be aired on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday at 7p.m. According to …

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FAAN trains 121 aviation security personnel

FAAN trains 121 aviation security personnel

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has completed the training of 121 aviation security officers. This is contained in a statement by General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, on Saturday in Lagos. Yakubu said that the security officers were drawn from Abuja, Maiduguri, Yola, Jos, Gombe, Dutse and Sokoto. …

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EFCC arraigns ex-governor’s aide, wife for money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned Mr Embelakpo Apere and his wife, Beauty, before a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa. The couple was arraignment for money laundering allegedly carried out in 2015. Embelakpo is a former aide on Sustainable Development Goals to the then Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa. FELLOW …

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