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I Wasn’t Invited By DSS – Gumi

RENOWNED Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has denied being invited by the Department of State Service (DSS).

Reports surfaced earlier today that Gumi was invited and detained by the DSS over remarks on the military’s involvement in banditry.

But according to Daily Trust this evening, Gumi denied being invited by the Service describing the claim as the handiwork of those eager to see him arrested. Read more

APC To Name National Secretariat After Buhari

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced plans to name its National Secretariat in Abuja after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The chairman of the party’s National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor of Yobe State, Malam Mai Mala Buni, made this known today.

Speaking at the APC CECPC meeting at the State House with President Buhari in attendance, Buni said the “party members have agreed to name the secretariat, Muhammadu Buhari House”. Read more

‘We Have No Secessionist Agenda’, Ijaw Leaders Tell Buhari

HE leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) says its people have no plan to secede from Nigeria.

The Executive of the INC led by Prof. Benjamin Okaba, made this known yesterday during a visit to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Prof. Okaba urged the president to mandate the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to direct the relocation of the headquarters of all oil companies to their operational bases in Ijaw land and the Niger Delta region.

‘‘The excuse of insecurity is no longer tenable for it is common knowledge that nowhere in Nigeria is safer than … Read more

Seme Border: Group Charges Amb Buratai To Facilitate Healthy Trade Relations, National Security Between Nigeria/Benin Republic

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Amb Tukur Buratai, has been tasked to swiftly hit the ground running, enhancing trade relations and trans-border security between both nations, especially around the Seme Border.

Passing a vote of confidence on the former Chief of Army Staff, the Nigeria First movement said Amb Buratai is tailor-made for the job owing to his vast experience in military and diplomacy.

Lt. Gen Buratai (rtd) and immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin (rtd) were on Tuesday presented with letters of credence as envoys to Benin and Cameroon respectively. Read more

Dangote Receives Cameroon’s Second-Highest National Honour

AFRICA’S richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been bestowed with the highest civilian honour in Cameroon – the Commander of the National Order of Valour – by the country’s President, Paul Biya.

According to President Paul Biya, the landmark honour was conferred on Dangote in recognition of his efforts in infrastructural development of Cameroon and Africa through his cement plants. Read more

Police Arrest Suspect’s Father In Murder Of Super TV Boss

HERE are indications that the Police have arrested the father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old University of Lagos undergraduate was paraded yesterday and admitted to having committed the act.

A top police source who craved anonymity told PUNCH that Ojukwu was arrested alongside his daughter at his residence at 57 Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba. Read more

Abduction Of Kebbi Students Pottends Serious Threat To North-West — El-Rufai

GOVERNOR Nasir El-Rufai has described the recent abduction of students of Federal Government Girls College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, as disturbing and portends serious security threat in the North-West.

El-Rufai stated this yesterday when he paid a sympathy visit to his Kebbi State counterpart, Atiku Bagudu, in Birnin Kebbi.

Bandits had on June 17 kidnapped at least 40 students and teachers from the college. Read more

Nigeria Spends N150bn On Fuel Subsidy Monthly ― NNPC

THE Federal Government spends between N140 billion to N150 billion monthly on fuel subsidy, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has said.

Kyari, who disclosed this at a meeting yesterday with oil and gas industry stakeholders and security agencies in Abuja, said the open price of petrol increased from N162 per litre to N256 per litre. Read more

‘You Need To Be Checked’, Irabor Fires Gumi Over Claim Of Military’s Collusion With Bandits

THE Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor has dismissed claims credited to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on the military’s collusion with bandits in the North-West.

Irabor, who addressed retired senior military officers in the South-West zone at a workshop held at 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday, said Gumi needs to have himself checked for making such allegation. Read more

Anambra 2020: INEC Recognises Soludo As APGA Candidate, Dismisses Faction

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed the purported disqualification of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

A faction of the party led by Chief Jude Okeke had on Wednesday suspended the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, from the party for alleged anti-party activities. Read more

Ngige’s Sermon On The Mount

Did you watch the interview granted about 10 days ago by Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, to Channels Television NewsNight program anchored by Ladi Akeredolu Ale? If you didn’t, then you missed something. But not to worry, you can still get to watch it online.

I have decided to call it Sermon on the Mountain, according to Dr Ngige. It was bold, frank, forthright, and something to be highly commended. Read more

I’ve Been Misunderstood, Vilified, Sanwo-Olu Says On 56th Birthday

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says he has been grossly misunderstood and villified since he assumed office in 2019.

The governor said his intentions and actions will speak for him.

Sanwo-Olu stated this today in a post on Instagram to celebrate his 56th birthday.

The governor shared photos of himself dancing, flanked by his deputy Obafemi Hamzat and others. In one of the photos, he posed for a selfie with Lagosians. Read more

Military Veterans Harp On Peace Advocacy As DHQ Engages Retired Personnel At Maiden Security Parley

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has urged military veterans to be drivers of peace, unity and progress within their neighbourhood.

The CDS made the appeal today 24 June 2021 at a one day security parley with retired senior military officers in the Southwest. Read more

I Won’t Support Violent Dissolution Of Nigeria, Says Bode George

A FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, today, vowed never to support a violent dissolution of Nigeria.

He stressed the need for President Buhari to urgently restructure the country.

In a letter to the President, George, who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland, said his position “is without partisan or ethnic intimations.” Read more

Trump’s Lawyer’s Licence Suspended Over ‘False Statements’ On Election

A NEW YORK court today suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in the state due to his “false and misleading statements” about Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

The court said Giuliani’s conduct “immediately threatens the public interest.”

The suspension is a stunning blow to the former New York City mayor who once served as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan. Raed more

Nigeria Is Poor, Must Borrow For Infrastructural Development – Lawan

SENATE Preisent, Ahmad Lawan, says Nigeria is broke, hence the Federal Government must borrow to fund infrastructural development.

Lawan said it is not feasible for the government to tax the people further in the face of the present economic situation and the nation’s infrastructure must be developed.

The Senate President made the remarks today while briefing State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Read more

APC Caretaker Committee Report: ‘Our Party Back To Life’, Says Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been revived under the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) led by Governor of Yobe State, Malam Mai Mala Buni.

Speaking at the APC CECPC meeting today at the State House, the President said the fortunes of the party had been brightened by the re-organisation and reconciliation of members across the party, saying “with the work done by the committee the party has bounced back to life.’’ Read more

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