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Anti-Corruption

Senate not investigating management over N62 billion fraud: NSITF

Senate is not investigating the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)’s new management over the N62 billion fraud scandal that rocked the organisation.

Rights

90% of Nigerians killed by security forces in South-East innocent: Report

At least 90 per cent of Nigerians killed by police officers in the South-East were innocent as federal government’s security forces lay siege on states in the region.

Nationwide

Prof. Yakub Mahmood

INEC resumes voter registration June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says nationwide continuous voter registration will resume June 28.

Agriculture

Nasir el-rufai

El-Rufai partnering Miyetti Allah for Damau ranch, signs MOU with dairy company

“With the development of the ranch, other nomads will realise that there are other means of raising livestock without having to encroach into people’s farms and causing problems.”

OPINION

Oppressed youths as liberators

It is not surprising that on 20th October 2020 and 12th June 2021 our oppressed youths reaffirmed their belief and conviction in their vision and mission.

Open letter to the most senior Biafran in Buhari’s government

Today, President Buhari and his allies are blackmailing Ndigbo and generalising their character based on the activities of Biafran activists.

Making sense of Buhari’s nonsense now senseless

It is borderline treasonable to deprive a country you lead of its resources and wealth in order to develop another in which you’re not even a legal citizen.

June 12: Festival of the oppressed requires no approval of a dictator

For every agitator, there’s at least a demand that was either overlooked or underplayed.

Oyetunbi Oluwaseyi

What Twitter ban teaches the world about Nigeria

Banning Twitter in an already impoverished country is hardly in keeping with the President’s promise to lift 100 million people out of poverty.

Abdul Mahmud: Buhari and the war on freedom

No leader has ever defeated the people or won the war against freedom.

Lagos

Lagos Explosion: Sanwo-Olu govt begins investigation

Sanwo-Olu has begun an investigation to ascertain the cause of Thursday’s gas explosion around Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza in Ikeja.

Abuja

Senator Ali Ndume and Boko Haram

Security worse in Abuja than Maiduguri: Ndume

“I feel safer than in Abuja. Because (in Abuja) somebody can knock down your door with a gun,” said Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume.

Sport

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid

Unconfirmed reports have it that Ramos would be returning to his former club, Sevilla, although the announcement of his exit from Madrid could trigger interests from Paris or London.

World

Nigeria lost $40 billion to insecurity in 2020: Report

Nigeria lost $40.6 billion alone to insecurity in 2020 as unknown gunmen, killer herdsmen, bandits, Boko Haram, and ISWAP terrorists combined to unleash violence.

Africa

Ex-Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97

The Zambian government has declared 21 days of national mourning with flags flying at half mast and all entertainment events suspended.

Diaspora

U.S. jails Nigerian Benard Okorhi for $10 million fraud scheme

The U.S. has sentenced 42-year-old Benard Okorhi to spend 75 months in jail for his role in a $10 million international fraud scheme that used compromised email.