MTN says it can’t guarantee uninterrupted services due to insecurity in Nigeria

Telecommunications giant, MTN says it cannot avoid possible disruption to its services due to insecurity in Nigeria. This is because, the country is currently facing insecurity across the country — ranging from mass abductions at schools, kidnappings for ransom, armed conflict between herdsmen and farmers, armed robberies and various insurgencies, therby affecting growth and job creation. In a statement it wrote to customers via Reuters, the company(MTN) said: “Sadly, we must inform you that with the rising insecurity in different parts of Nigeria, service delivery to your organisation may be…

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You are to secure citizens, not just to obtain loans, Wike tells Buhari

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says President Muhammadu Buhari should be more effective in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. He added that, Buhari should be more concerned about the security of the nation because, it seems the president is more interested in obtaining loans more, rather than insecurity that is disturbing the country. Commenting on the widespread insecurity in the country, Wike accused Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional powers of securing lives and property to governors. The governor spoke at the commissioning of the 21-kilometre Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye…

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Two dead as masquerade festival turns bloody in Ibadan

An ongoing masquerade festival at Oja Igbo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, is believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums, killing and maiming innocent people. According to the National President of Soludero Hunters Association, Oba Nureni Ajijola Anabi, he said, “When the Egungun festival began, these hoodlums killed one man at Oja Igbo and Ita Ege areas of Ibadan. They killed many people. Oba Anabi narrated that: “They killed a man four days ago, because the man challenged them on why they wanted to set his family house on fire.…

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Bandits kidnap eight family members in Kaduna

Bandits have abducted no fewer than eight family members in a new residential area at Kofar Gayan/Kofar Kona axis of Zaria in Kaduna State on Saturday night. It was gathered that on Sunday the hoodlums released their parents while the six children are still under captivity. Narrating the incident, the daughter of the abductees, Hafsat Habib Kusfa, said 7 bandits holding guns and machetes broke into their home around 12 am on Sunday morning. According to her, immediately they entered their house they were moving from one room asking occupants…

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Middle Belt Forum to Buhari: “You brought hardship, ruined economy”

The Middle Belt Forum, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of ruining Nigeria’s economy and plunging the people into hardship due to his bad policies. The group, also advised the president to be humble enough to apologize to Nigerians for his maladministration. National President of MBF, Dr. Bitrus Pogu who made the call Sunday in Makurdi while reacting to President Buhari’s democracy day speech lamented that the president was still being deceived by the people shielding him from feeling and seeing the reality of what Nigerians were going through as a…

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Asari Dokubo accuses Nnamdi Kanu of diverting Biafra funds for personal use

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has released a video online, accusing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of failing to account for some funds donated for the quest for Biafra. Dokubo, in the video, accused Kanu of diverting funds meant for the Biafran struggle. It will be recalled that in March, Dokubo announced the formation of the Biafra Customary Government (BCG) which he positioned himself as the leader. Dokubo said, “This is how they audit accounts. This is what Biafra…

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JUSUN suspends two-month-old strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (NJC) on yesterday, Wednesday suspended its two months nationwide strike which paralysed activities in the courts. Members of the union had embarked on the strike on April 6 to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary. The 64-day-old strike is the longest industrial action the Nigerian judiciary, as a whole, has ever seen. The closest to it which members of the union embarked on in January 2015 for the same reason only lasted for two weeks. JUSUN took the decision…

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Don’t pay ransom if I’m abducted — El-Rufai’s wife

Hajiya Asia El-Rufai, wife of the Governor of Kaduna State said that, to put an end to banditry and kidnappings in Nigeria, sacrifices are necessary by citizens, as she said that no ransom should be paid if she is kidnapped. She disclosed this, in Kaduna while addressing participants of a peace and security training, organized for Kaduna women. Mrs. El-Rufai said ”we must sacrifice to bring this to an end. I am ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to this country.” “As long…

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Nigeria Immigration Service reopens passport application

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), through the Assistant Comptroller for Immigration Service, Amos Okpu, has disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, that it has reopened the passport application and payment portal effective from June 8. The portal will begin to function by 12 midnight to allow eligible passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice. The portal was closed on the directives of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on May 17. The suspension was to allow the service to clear all…

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Open Grazing: Bayelsa government impounds 34 cows for violation

Bayelsa State Livestock Management Committee (BSLMC) has arrested 34 cows around the Bayelsa Palm area in Yenagoa, the state capital, for violating the state’s anti-open grazing law. The Commissioner for Agriculture, who is also, the chairman of the committee, David Alagoa, stated that the herders chose a convenient time in the night to graze, saying some of the cattle were seen grazing on farmlands. His statement reads: “Over time, communities around the Bayelsa Palm have become open fields for cattle, as the herders move them around the area. Besides. They…

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