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Faith Awoniyi The Nigerian’s federal government revealed significant progress in discussions aimed at reopening the nation’s land borders with neighbouring countries. Adewale Adeniyi, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), disclosed this after the inauguration of the National Single Window Project in Abuja. He stated that consultations were ongoing, with high-level engagements conducted with representatives from Benin Republic and Niger. Adeniyi emphasized that the issues that led to the closure of the borders were under consideration, with efforts directed towards preventing similar occurrences in the future. He expressed optimism about the steady progress being made in resolving these issues,…

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Faith Awoniyi The United Arab Emirates witnessed its heaviest rainfall on record, dating back to 1949, resulting in widespread chaos across the country. The torrential downpour inundated major highways and disrupted operations at Dubai International Airport, leading to significant flight delays and diversions. Despite efforts to clear debris, the aftermath of the storm left homes and businesses damaged, with at least one fatality reported. Dubai International Airport faced substantial disruptions, with flights delayed or diverted due to the adverse weather conditions. Passengers were advised to check their flight statuses with airlines, while those departing were cautioned against heading to…

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Rahmat Umar Mrs. Abigail Orbunde, wife of the former Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr. Terwase Orbunde, along with her maid Patience Ogute, have been freed after being held captive by armed men suspected to be herders. The abduction occurred during an attack last Friday on Mr. Orbunde at his farm on the outskirts of Makurdi. The gunmen, who also wounded Mr. Orbunde, took his wife and maid and subsequently demanded a ransom of N100 million for their release. Their release was confirmed in a statement shared on the verified social media account of a family associate, Mr.…

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Rahmat Umar The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna has urged residents of Mando, Tsamiya, Kauya, and Afaka areas not to be alarmed about an upcoming shooting exercise. The exercise is designated for Army cadets undergoing the 73rd and 74th Regular Courses. According to a statement from Maj. Mohammed Maidawa, the NDA’s Public Relations Officer, the shooting drills are scheduled for April 18-20 and April 26-27. The NDA has assured the public that all necessary safety precautions have been taken for the smooth execution of the exercise. However, residents are advised to refrain from entering the exercise area during these…

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Faith Awoniyi In a remarkable move described as ‘unprecedented,’ the Dangote Petroleum Refinery announced a further reduction in the price of diesel from N1,200 to N1,000 per litre. This decision follows the refinery’s earlier reduction from the market rate of N1,600 to N1,200 per litre, signifying a significant crash of about 30 percent. The refinery’s commitment to reducing diesel prices is expected to have a positive impact on the overall economy, which relies partly on diesel to power businesses. Devakumar Edwin, a group Executive at Dangote, confirmed that the company has commenced distributing diesel and jet fuel to the…

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Rahmat Umar Comrade Ebunoluwa Famuti, who served as the deputy gubernatorial candidate for the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in the 2019 elections, has passed away at the age of 55. The SPN confirmed her death in a statement issued by its state secretary, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, based in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. In the statement, Adigun described Comrade Ebunoluwa as a dedicated member of the SPN and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), which helped form the SPN alongside other activists. Comrade Ebunoluwa was known for her fervent support of social justice causes and her commitment to…

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Faith Awoniyi A manhunt has been initiated by the police for Mrs. Dupe Onitiri-Abiola, suspected of sponsoring the invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat by Yoruba Nation agitators. The violent incident, which occurred on Saturday morning, saw armed agitators wielding guns and wearing military camouflage as they stormed the Oyo State House of Assembly complex and attempted to breach security protocols. Oyo State Police Commissioner Adebola Hamzat condemned the invasion, labeling it as treasonable felony and terrorism, promising to impose adequate sanctions on those responsible. Following the invasion, various reactions have emerged from stakeholders. Governor Seyi Makinde commended…

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Faith Awoniyi Businessman and socialite Pascal Okechukwu, famously known as Cubana Chief Priest, has been granted bail in the sum of N10 million with two sureties of the same amount by the Federal High Court in Lagos State. This decision follows Cubana Chief Priest’s plea of not guilty to charges of tampering and abusing the Nigerian currency during his trial. Appearing before Justice Kehinde Ogundare, Cubana Chief Priest faced three counts related to the abuse of the naira, allegedly spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency at a social event, which contravened the provisions of the Central Bank Act…

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Faith Awoniyi Jamiu Abiola, the Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties in the Office of the Vice-President, has strongly criticized Dupe Onitiri-Abiola, the widow of the late politician MKO Abiola, for her involvement in the invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat by the Democratic Republic of the Yoruba (DRY) group. The group claimed responsibility for the attack, prompting Jamiu Abiola to express his disappointment with Onitiri-Abiola’s actions. In an interview with Vanguard, Jamiu Abiola voiced his dismay at Onitiri-Abiola’s declaration of the South-West geopolitical zone as a Democratic Republic of Yoruba Nation. He emphasized that…

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EFCC TO ARRAIGN CUBANA CHIEF PRIEST FOR ALLEGED ‘NAIRA ABUSE Faith Awoniyi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought charges against Instagram celebrity Cubana Chief Priest, alleging that he tampered with funds issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria during social events. The three-count charge accuses him of spraying N500 notes for extended periods at different occasions, contravening Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007. Cubana Chief Priest, born Pascal Okechukwu, is slated to appear before Judge Kehinde Ogundare of the federal high court in Lagos on April 17 to answer the charges. This development follows the…

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