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[BREAKING] June 12: Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos

Men of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday morning fired tear gas canisters at the protesters gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day protest, UGAMATV reports. READ ALSO IPOB set to hijack June 12 protests, CNG alleges The protesters were demanding an end to bad governance when...

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NCC orders channels tv to ban program over ipob interview

NCC orders channels tv to ban program over ipob interview

The National Broadcasting Commission on Monday wielded its big stick on Channels Television by ordering an immediate stoppage of one of its programmes, ‘Politics Today’. The commission said it took the decision following the a live interview the station had with the spokesperson for the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful. The acting Director-General of...

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Efcc places red flag on crypto, forex trading others

Efcc places red flag on crypto, forex trading others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned that any investment that promises returns that “looks too good to be true should be considered a red flag.” “Though risk-taking is considered by some as the oxygen that drives investment decisions, the Commission wishes to warn the public against taking unmitigated risk in desperation to...

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President buhari to meet Us Secretary over insecurity

President buhari to meet Us Secretary over insecurity

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will meet with Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, during his first virtual trip to Africa since US President Joe Biden came into office. Strengthening democratic governance, building lasting security, and promoting economic ties and diversification, will top agenda at the meeting, according to Blinken’s...

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31 Nigerian Soldiers killed by iSWAP

31 Nigerian Soldiers killed by iSWAP

At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, military sources said on Monday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the convoy with rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday in the town of Mainok outside the regional...

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Defence minister says Nigeria will be worst hit by Chad president’s death

Defence minister says Nigeria will be worst hit by Chad president’s death

The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd.), on Thursday, said the Federal Government knew that the killing of Chad’s President, Idriss Deby, was capable of causing security problems for Nigeria and other neighbouring countries. He said the government has therefore decided to beef up security at the country’s borders to stop the influx...

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FG laments over UK’s decision to grant ipob members asylum.

FG laments over UK’s decision to grant ipob members asylum.

The Federal Government says the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also said that the decision amounted to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s...

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Chad’s president dies in battle

Chad’s president dies in battle

The shock announcement came only the day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office. The army said Deby had been commanding his army at the weekend as it battled against rebels who had launched a major incursion into the north of the...

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Senate instructs state governors to grant judiciary autonomy

Senate instructs state governors to grant judiciary autonomy

The Senate on Monday asked governors across the 36 states of Nigeria to save the nation’s democracy from collapsing by granting full Independence to the judicial arm of government. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, stated this while reacting to the protest staged at the National Assembly...