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CUPP accuses Security agencies taping, bugging opposition leaders’ phone calls

THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Wednesday, accused the nation’s security and intelligence agencies of not only tapping but also bugging telephone calls of opposition leaders in the country. The coalition alleged that the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS among others were recording telephone calls, conversation and locations

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Nigerian Ambassador reacts to deportation of 723 Nigerians From Ghana Over Cybercrime, Prostitution

Michael Abikoye, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, has described the deportation of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service as an "improper act". He stated this at a meeting with the Comptroller-General of the GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, according to NAN. The Nigerian ambassador said the deportation could strain the brotherly relationship both countries share. It

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ATM transactions hit N39.15trn in Q4, 2018 —NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics said Automated Teller Machine from selected banks across the country recorded transactions valued at N39.15 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018. The bureau stated this in its “Selected Banking Sector Data for Fourth Quarter, 2018”, posted on its website on Wednesday. It said that the N39.15 trillion was derived

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Buhari swears-in eight new permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in eight new permanent secretaries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The short ceremony took place at the Council Chamber before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The new appointees were directors appointed to represent eight states of the federation. The new permanent secretaries included Oluwuyiwa Enitan (Osun), Mohammed

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Nigerian Breweries pays N19.4b net profit to shareholders

The board of directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc has recommended payment of the entire net profit of N19.4 billion recorded in 2018 as cash dividend to shareholders for the business year, despite the decline in the company’s performance. Shareholders will receive final dividend of N14.6 billion in addition to N4.8 billion earlier paid by the

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INEC updates Nigerians on preparedness for elections, disagrees with Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that contrary to the directive President Muhammadu Buhari gave to the police and the military to shoot ballot box snatchers, culprits of electoral violence would be punished in accordance to the Electoral Act. Although Part VIII, Section 129 (sub IV) of the Electoral Act

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Leah Sharibu marks one year in captivity, community cries for release

The abducted Nigerian school girl, Leah Sharibu, on Tuesday marked one year in her kidnappers’ custody. Sharibu was abducted alongside 109 other girls from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018. While most of the girls were released, Sharibu was denied freedom after refusing to renounce her Christian faith for

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DSS withdraws invitation to INEC National Commissioner

The Department of State Security Services, DSS has withdrawn its invitation to the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in charge of logistics, Okechukwu Ibeanu. It was earlier reported that Ibeanu alongside Chidi Nwafor, the director of ICT; Ken Ukeagu, director of procurement; Osaze Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity; and

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