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Feb 04, 2020

BREAKING: Buhari unveils Nigeria’s Visa Policy

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Tuesday officially presented Nigeria’s Visa policy at the Statehouse, Abuja. This was announced by t...

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Feb 04, 2020

BREAKING: US, Nigeria sign agreement on Abacha’s loot return

The Governments of Jersey, Nigeria, and the United States of America to return over US$308 million in confiscated funds to the people of Nigeria in landmark agr...

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Feb 04, 2020

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dead at 95

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tue...

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Feb 04, 2020

Misery grows as lovebirds turn spouse killers

Untimely deaths, resulting from domestic violence, give Nigerians great cause for concern, OLADIMEJI RAMON reports Kolade Arowolo will never forget Friday, J...

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Feb 04, 2020

FG hunts forged certificate holders, illegal workers

The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Monday said the Federal Government had activated a new process aimed at stopping...

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Feb 04, 2020

Okada ban: Several injured as policemen, riders clash in Lagos

No going back, LASG vows Dispatch, power bikes exempted from ban – CP Oyo vows to control okada influx There was pandemonium in Lagos on Monday as motorcycle...

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Feb 04, 2020

Buhari, NASS leadership agree to tackle security challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari and leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) on Monday in Abuja expressed serious concern over security challenges facing the count...

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Feb 04, 2020

[UPDATE] Coronavirus: We have not stopped issuing visas to Nigerians –China Embassy

The Embassy of China has said that it has not suspended visa issuance to Nigerians. The Press Officer, Embassy of China, Sun Saixiong, explained on Tuesday...

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Feb 03, 2020

Fire guts INEC office in Anambra

Fire gutted the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogidi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The fire incid...

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Feb 03, 2020

[BREAKING] Ban: Okada, tricycle riders, police clash in Ijora

Suspected riders of motorcycles and tricycles, on Monday, protested their ban by the Lagos State Government. During the protest in Ijora area of the state on...

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Feb 03, 2020

Teenager disappears after leaving home for school clearance

Friends and family members of David Iyoha have been thrown into confusion after he left home for his clearance in school in the Yaba area of Lagos State and has...

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Feb 03, 2020

Senate plans public hearing on Buhari’s $29bn loan request

The Senate has said it will seek the opinion of stakeholders on the foreign loan borrowing plans of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Th...

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Feb 03, 2020

FG to sign $321m Abacha loot return agreement

The Federal Government will this week sign a tripartite pact with the United States of America and the Island of New Jersey for the repatriation of $321m looted...

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Feb 03, 2020

South-West plans anti-graft teams for Amotekun

There are strong indications that the South-West states are planning to set up anti-corruption units in their security outfit, Operation Amotekun, The PUNCH has...

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Feb 03, 2020

Lagos deploys 65 buses on some routes affected by okada, keke restriction

Lagos State has said it will deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major some routes from Monday, February 3, to ameliorate the hardship commuters are facing as a re...

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Feb 03, 2020

Supreme Court judges drop to 13, NBA kicks

The number of Justices of the Supreme Court drops from 14 to 13 as Justice Amiru Sanusi retires from the apex court’s bench today (Monday). This development...

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Jan 31, 2020

Gokada, Max riders protest okada ban in Lagos

Thousands of motorcycle riders working for Gokada and Max, on Friday, protested at the Lagos State House of Assembly, The PUNCH reports. The riders, who carr...

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Jan 31, 2020

Three killed in Boko Haram suicide bombing in Maiduguri

A girl detonated a bomb, killing three boys at an Islamic seminary in northeast Nigeria in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, a local militia and...

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Jan 31, 2020

Enugu confirms second Lassa fever death

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed another death from Lassa fever at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Utuku-Ozalla. Permanent...

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Jan 31, 2020

Panic as Lassa fever hits UNIZIK

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly been diagnosed with Lassa fever A source told The PUNCH that the student had been...

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