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Presidency: Security Checklist, As Nigeria Marks Armed Forces Remembrance Day

January 15 every year is commemorated as Armed Forces Remembrance Day. As the milestone is marked this year, it also provides ample opportunity to chronicle current landmark achievements by our military in tackling security challenges in the land, towards fulfilling the constitutional requirement of Government guaranteeing the protection of lives and property. A checklist below: INTERNAL SECURITY: Boko Haram is much weaker today than in 2015, as attested to by the Governor of Borno State on December 6, 2020: “From state-wide statistics on affairs in the 27 Local Government Areas…

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez To Perform At Diverse Biden Inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week alongside others in what his transition team said would showcase a diverse America. The two will perform at the Jan. 20 event for the incoming 46th U.S. president, which will also feature remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic priest, and a pastor from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance.…

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Oyo ‘ll Tackle Youth Restiveness Through Sporting Activities -Gov  Makinde

……..Receives World Super Featherweight Champion, Oyekola Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, said that the state government would tackle the challenges of youth restiveness and unemployment through sporting activities. The governor stated this while receiving the holder of the World Boxing Federation’s Super Featherweight title, Ridwan Oyekola, a.k.a. Scorpion, in Ibadan, the state capital. The title fight was held in Ibadan in December 2020, where  Rilwan Oyekola beat an Argentine to claim the World belt. The champion had in his entourage  members of the Local Organizing Committee and…

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Bayelsa Traditional Ruler Seeks Collaboration With FG Over PIB

King Edward Dakoro, a traditional ruler in Nembe, Bayelsa State has urged the Niger Delta region to cooperate with the Federal Government as it pursues passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Dakoro, a former Minister of Petroleum spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Port Harcourt. He said that the provisions of PIB were people oriented as it also sought to address the issues of marginalisation of oil producing communities. Dakoro urged all indigenous groups in the region clamouring to be captured clause by clause…

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Buhari To Critics, Judge My Administration Fairly

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement said President Buhari made the appeal when he received in audience the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday The president said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now…

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Downstream Rehab: NNPC Harvests Bids From 96 Firms From Various Jurisdictions For Contract

Buoyed up by the culture of Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) of the current NNPC management, no fewer than (96) prominent and reputable companies from various jurisdictions have indicated interest in undertaking the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) downstream infrastructure ranging from critical pipelines to depots and terminals through the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) financing model. This was disclosed at a virtual public bid opening exercise which held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja for the pre-qualification of companies for the contract. A press release by…

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Twitter Chief Defends Decision To Ban Trump

……Says It was Right But Sets Dangerous Precedent Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the platform’s decision to suspend United States President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely, but also said it sets a dangerous precedent. Twitter banned the outgoing president in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last week. “I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with…

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Gov Zulum Releases N10m To UNIMAID Student For Kidney Transplant

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday approved the release of N10m to save the life of Mbahi Sarki Suleiman, a 29-year old 300 level student of geography at the University of Maiduguri, who is in critical need of kidney transplant. The student hails from Yara in Hawul local government area of southern Borno. The support came after the student and his mother featured on multiple times on Brekete family, a morning programme in Human Rights Radio in Abuja, hosted by Ahmed Isa, popularly called ‘ordinary President’, with direct…

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We’ll End Kidnapping, Insecurity In Oyo, Says Gov Makinde

………Purveyors Of Fake News Want Amotekun To Fail, COVID-19 Still With Us; Procedure For Its Containment Unchanged Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that his government will do everything possible to end kidnapping and insecurity in the state by working with all security agencies including the newly-introduced Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps. The governor maintained that the safety and security of all residents of the state remains a top priority for his government, adding that his administration will work relentlessly to tackle cases…

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Minister: FG To Give N20,000 Cash To Poor, Vulnerable Rural Women

The Federal Government is targeting over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women, to benefit from the N20,000 cash grant, across the country to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk, made the disclosure at the launch of the grant, on Wednesday, in Katsina, where 6,800 rural women would benefit. “We are targeting over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women in Nigeria for the N20,000 grant, to uplift their economic status. Our rural women with disability will also be…

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