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39 Catholic priests killed, 30 abducted across Nigeria in 2022 – Report

As insecurity continues to ravage Nigerian communities, there are indications that terrorists are now resorting to soft targets, with eyes on clerics.   Latest reports by SB Morgan Intelligence shows that no fewer than 39 Catholic priests were killed by gunmen, while 30 others were abducted in 2022, alone.   …

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Las Las! (part iv)

By Toyin Falola   Due to Nigeria’s high unemployment rate and stagnant economy, some Nigerians have turned to various unlawful ways of livelihood. Before the early 1980s, drug-related offenses in Nigeria were relatively minor, but over the past decade, drug trafficking has become a significant societal challenge. Most migrants are …

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Presidential election: Okowa confident of PDP victory over Labour Party, APC

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and vice-presidential candidate of the PDP says he’s confident the party would emerge victorious in the 2023 presidential election.   Mr Okowa stated this Monday in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, after he inspected the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of …

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Buhari renews tenure of two parastatals DGs

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of tenures of Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar and John Ohireime Asein as Directors General of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria and the Nigerian Copyright Commission respectively. The Director of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Modupe Ogundoro, made the …

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Aviation workers begin strike in Lagos; passengers stranded

International flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Monday morning were grounded as workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc embarked on strike. According to NAHCO, the strike is due to salary increments. An affected passenger and aviation expert, Alex Nuba, said that NAHCO staff in the early …

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There can be no development without peace, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that there can be no development without peace, as the two are complementary to each other. The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while granting audience to the Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development, Dr Sid Ould Tah. President Buhari, who …

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Kenya: Convict falls in love with victim during robbery mission

A member of an armed gang of robbers, Kevin Matundura, who botched a mission because he fell in love with his victim during their eight-hour operation at a house in Bahati, Nakuru County, Kenya, has been jailed. According to Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, the gang were apprehended and charged with the …

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Gunmen abduct traditional ruler from palace in Jos

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have abducted a first-class traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Agwom Izere His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili. He was kidnapped at his Palace in the Angware area of Jos East Local Government. Sources close to the Palace in Angware indicated that the assailants stormed the palace …

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Nigeria releases new COVID-19 guidelines amid spike in China

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it has intensified surveillance at international airports, asking travellers to fill health forms, in addition to checking their temperature, in response to the surge in the spread of COVID-19.   It also decides that Nigeria will not spontaneously ban travellers from China …

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Deliver your polling units to get appointments, jobs, contracts – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked all party members to show the results of their polling units to benefit from his government if elected as the next president.   Atiku said this on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting …

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