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Lagos debunks alleged anti-Igbo moves by Ambode

…Says Claim Figment Of Imagination Of Unscrupulous Persons …Urges Security Agencies To Investigate Source, Prosecute Culprit The Lagos State Government on Thursday totally played down a report on social media alleging that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was making some moves against non-indigenes especially Igbos in the State, saying the report was baseless, mischievous

FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August as public holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined Nigerians to use the period to embrace the virtues of

NEC constitutes committee on decentralization of police

The National Economic Council (NEC) Thursday in Abuja resolved to constitute a committee to be headed by the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to make fresh recommendations on how the Nigeria Police could be decentralised. Briefing journalists at the end of the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in

UN: FG paid large ransom for release of Dapchi girls

• Says cash economy aiding Boko Haram • No, we didn’t, insists Mohammed A United Nations report has revealed that the Nigerian government paid huge sums in ransom to secure the release of the over 100 school girls kidnapped on February 19 by the Boko Haram terrorist group from Government Girls Science

2019: I won’t interfere with INEC, Buhari assures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he would not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before, during and after the 2019 general elections. The president also gave an undertaking that he would ensure that next year’s polls are free, fair and credible. The Special Adviser to the President on

Army to commence operation python dance 3 in South-East

Nigerian Army yesterday said it will soon commence its annual training programme, the ‘Operation Python Dance III’, also known as Exercise Egwu Eke III, in South East States formations and units under 82 Division, Nigerian Army. This was disclosed yesterday by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division Nigeria Army,

Sagay: Who Cares About Youth Service? We Can’t Afford To Lose Adeosun

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says he does not believe that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate. Premium Times had reported that the minister falsified her NYSC exemption certificate but she is yet to react to the allegation. Speaking

David-West: The Mistake Buhari Made Over Adeosun

Tam David-West, former minister of petroleum resources and an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president’s mistakes are haunting his government. In an interview with The Guardian, he said Buhari made a mistake in the first four months of his administration with the people he surrounded himself with and are

Ex-SSS DG Lawal Daura released from custody, passport seized

Intelligence authorities have released Lawal Daura and confiscated his international passport, PREMIUM TIMES has been informed. The top spy chief was disgraced out of office and taken into custody on Tuesday after ordering the deployment of SSS operatives to lay siege to the National Assembly. Mr Daura was released on Wednesday evening

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