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PHOTOS: Mom-of-two arrested in Yakurr, Cross River for beheading her 11-month-old son for “disturbing” her

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A mother-of-two, identified as Mrs. Blessing Eno, has been arrested by the police in Cross River State for allegedly beheadding her 11-month-old son in the Yonen community of Ugep, Yakurr LGA of the state. The unfortunate incident occurred on Tuesday, November 29. Vanguard reports that the suspect, who may be suffering from Schizophrenia (Mental Disorder), took out a matchet and cut  off the head of the baby, claiming that the child was disturbing her and a spirit instructed her to slaughter the boy. R ead also :  Serious Panic As Cult Groups Stormed University Of Cross River State, Exchange Serious Gun Fire (WATCH VIDEO) It was gathered that it was her eight-year-old son who stumbled on the gory sight of his headless brother and a blood drenched mother who raised the alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene of the crime. See photos below     However,  the timely intervention of the police, who immidiately took the lady into protective custody, before ferrying her out of U

NEWS HEADLINES FOR TODAY, SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER, 2021

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning Good morning! Here is today’s summary from 1. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has stated that an employee verification exercise uncovered names of babies in the payroll of Shani Local Government Area in the State. The monthly salaries and allowances paid to fake employees including the babies were reportedly siphoned by corrupt officials. 2. Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has announced that the ban on telecommunication networks in Zamfara State will be lifted on Tuesday. The telecommunication services were disrupted in the state on September 4 as part of the stringent measures to contain the raging armed banditry and kidnapping in the state. 3. The crisis of confidence between aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress and the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led national caretaker committee took a turn for the worse on Saturday. This followed the decision of supporters of the Senator Kabiru Marafa-led

ENDSARS: Finally, Petition Signatures To Arrest And Imprison Buhari Reaches 100,000

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EndSARS massacre: 100,000 Nigerians sign petition to arrest, imprison Buari A petition by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on a social media platform to have President Muhammadu Buhari tried and imprisoned by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, has received 100,000 signatures. Omokri announced this following recovery of the platform which was hacked by hackers, who are, according to him, paid by the Presidency. The petition was filed on November 17, 2021, and reached 50,000 signatures in under 48 hours. Then it was hacked by unknown hackers on the evening of November19, 2021 just as it reached 80,000 signatures. However, following direct consultations between Omokri and those running the platform, the petition was restored to its original language and restored on Friday, November 26, 2021, and less than 24 hours after it was restored, it hit 100,000 signatures and counting. The petition is directed at the International Criminal Court and comes after Lago

Benue people drink beer from 9 am till dawn, insult me for not helping them – Gov. Ortom

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday regretted that despite the milestones recorded by his administration, he still receives insults from people of the state after ‘they drink beer to stupor from morning till dawn’.  The governor said he has received a lot of criticism, blackmail and intimidation in recent times for acquiring a lot of landed properties across the length and breadth of Makurdi metropolis and warned against persecuting people he called “anointed leaders” like him.  He spoke when he commissioned the mega Pentecostal Church, Remnant Christian Network Embassy in Makurdi, the state capital. “If you go round Makurdi Town, our people start drinking beer from 9am and some from there, they will go to sleep, and they come back and insult the governor for not helping them to add value to their lives.  “Every new building that you see in Benue State, they say that it’s Samuel Ortom that is building; he is stealing and doing that. “In politics, people say a lot of things: b

BREAKING: FULANI HERDSMEN KILLS OVER 10 PERSONS, BURNT HOUSES IN PLATEAU [PHOTOS]

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have been confirmed to have attacked Te’egbe village of Miango District, Rigwe Chiefdom, Bassa LGA of Plateau State on Friday morning and killed no fewer than ten persons, burnt down several houses and food grains. National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Development Association (IDA) Davidson Malison who confirmed the attacks on Friday morning said the suspected Fulani herdsmen carry out the evil act about 1:00am of Friday Morning. “The suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the village (about 1am) of today, Friday November 26,2021 where not fewer than ten persons were killed and several houses as well as food grains burnt down while others sustained varying degrees of injuries. “It is quite a sad development to the entire Rigwe nation that the marauders have continued the perpetration of their evils against the innocent Rigwe People. “Just this week Tuesday, November 23,2021 they ambushed and killed two persons at Ancha village of the same district and now a

Scary events will happen soon – Fresh prophecy emerges concerning Nigeria

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Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry has warned of serious security crisis in most parts of the country The cleric, who claimed to have heard directly from God, said that Yoruba land, Igbo land, the Middle belt and the Northern part of the country needed adequate security at this point to forestall the occurrence of certain things. According to him, if sufficient security was not provided, many mysterious events would happen that would make people afraid to be in public places. “This mysterious event will not be limited to kidnapping; but it will be more severe than kidnapping,” he said in a statement on Friday. “The event will make people afraid to discuss in their homes; or even use their cell phone to discuss with other people. These scary events will start very soon; if adequate security is not provided for the country, then people will be mindful of their speeches. “People should pray for this nation starting from the Office of the President to the Senat

Secret Employment Ongoing in Federal Civil Service, Senate alleges

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The Nigerian Senate The Senate on Wednesday raised the alarm that some officials of the federal civil service are engaging in secret recruitment claiming that there was an embargo on employment. The red chamber, therefore, challenged heads of the various federal ministries and agencies to provide evidence that there was an official circular, placing an embargo on employment. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator Danjuma La’ah, stated this when he defended the 2022 budget report before the Appropriation panel of the red chamber. He said his committee had mandated all the MDAs to increase their personnel cost with a view to opening up spaces for the employment of jobless Nigerians. He said, “Some people are taking advantage of the situation (embargo on employment) but our committee is desirous to doing the right thing. “We are determined that there are jobs for the graduates we have in this country, no matter what it takes.

DON'T VOTE FOR PDP COME 2023 EL-RUFAI BEGS NIGERIANS

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has begged the people of Kaduna state not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming elections billed in 2023. El-Rufai argued that if voted PDP would drag Nigeria to the problems of yesterday. He said the people should rally around and vote for the person he would anoint as the state Governor in 2023. The outspoken Governor advised the Kaduna people to trust him in his choice for them. He alleged that if not for the recalcitrant attitude of former Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, development in Kaduna state would have surpassed the feat achieved by his administration which Kaduna people are now celebrating. He singled out the just completed ultra-modern Kawo bridge, saying credit should not be given to him alone but also to the lawmakers who assured the project had legislative backing, and also to the people of Kaduna State who supported his administration. According to him, Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi

PETROL SUBSIDY REMOVAL, N5,000 GRANT: SENATE KICKS; NLC, TUC THREATENS SHUTDOWN

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The Senate,  Trade Union Congress, TUC, and experts yesterday disagreed with the Federal Government’s plan to remove fuel subsidy next year and replace it with a N5,000 monthly transport grant to 40 million Nigerians. While the Senate said there was no provision for such grant in the 2022 budget, TUC expressed shock that government could come up with this when negotiations on subsidy removal between government and the Labour movement is still ongoing, saying it is unacceptable. The Nigerian Labour Congress on its part, described the development as an open invitation for unrest and revolt. Meanwhile, Vanguard analysis showed that the implementation of the proposed N5,000 monthly grant to 40 million Nigerians will cost the Federal Government N2.4 trillion annually, which is 81.71 per cent above the average annual subsidy payment from 2016 to 2019. During the four years, the FG spent N2.93 trillion on fuel subsidies as follows: 2016  – N563.3 billion; 2017 – N144.53 billion; 2018 –   N730

MAJOR MEWS HEADLINES TODAY 25th NOV.

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning Good morning! Here is today’s summary from 1. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has been placed on the watchlist of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency has asked Nigerian Immigration Service to inform it whenever Obiano is travelling abroad. 2. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the current fuel subsidy regime is not beneficial to Nigerians. The governor who spoke at the launch of the World Bank Nigeria Development Update (NDU), said one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries, Cameroon shut down its refinery because of the cheap fuel they are getting from Nigeria. 3. The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the country’s national airline, Nigeria Air, is expected to take off by April 2022. He said this Wednesday while speaking to State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhar

GOOD NEWS FOR ANYONE WITH A NIGERIAN PASSPORT

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FG launches enhanced e-passport in UK The Federal Government on Tuesday restated its commitment to improve passport application process for Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, as it launches the new enhanced e-Passport. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola , the Minister of Interior Affairs, made this known in a statement signed by Mr Sola Fasure, his Media Adviser, in Abuja. The minister gave the assurance at the official rollout of the enhanced e-Passport at the Nigerian High Commission in London, UK. He noted that it was the responsibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide passport for its citizens without stress within a reasonable period. “What we have come to do here is symbolic of the core mandate of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and indeed, the Federal Government’s affirmation of citizenship integrity. “The Nigerian passport is the highest affirmation of Nigerian citizenship. It is therefore our responsibility to provide the passport without any stress, within a rea

Tension: As Aisha Calls for Buhari's Impeachment

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Even Northerners Will Thank You For Impeaching Buhari – Aisha Yesufu Tells National Assembly Over Abductions On Kaduna-Abuja Highway S “What is the National Assembly doing? Impeach Buhari! The Northern people will thank you for it!" Human rights’ activist, Aisha Yesufu, has said it was time for the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. Yesufu, a co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls Movement, was reacting to the Sunday’s latest incident of abductions and killings on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. Aisha YesufuShe wrote, “Since I heard this news of the attack and killings on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, I have not been able to do anything and I have so many deadlines to meet,” Yesufu wrote on Twitter. “What is the National Assembly doing? Impeach Buhari! The Northern people will thank you for it! They are sick and tired of the heartless and soulless posing as Commander-in-chief.” The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai also reacted to the attacks by bandits on

"You Must Buy All the Caskets" Driver lost Control, ended up in Casket Shop

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Those of you saying "Na wetin go put me for trouble I wan dey do now" come and see WAHALA FOR RECKLESS DRIVER: You Must buy all the Casket, Seller insist.  Driver Lost Control And Ended Up In A Casket Shop. The Casket Seller Insisted The Driver Must Buy All The Casket. This Is Reported To Have Happened somewhere in Ikorodu, Lagos State.  What is your take on the matter?

Just In: Price of Cooking Gas Rises 63%

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Nigerians are facing tough times as average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) has risen by 62.8 percent over the past one year. Analysts say it could get worse next year. According to the October 2021 Cooking Gas Watch report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the average price of 12.5kg of the commodity increased by 62.8 percent to N6,638.3 in October 2021 from N4,078.7 in October 2020. While on a month-on-month basis it rose marginally by 7.7 percent to N6,164.9.

Just In: Buhari suspends new NNPC board inauguration

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File copy: The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has suspended the inauguration of the newly constituted Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. The event which was scheduled to hold on Wednesday has been postponed until further notice. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Mustapha however, did not give a reason for the postponement. The statement titled, ‘Suspension of inauguration of the newly-constituted board of NNPC LTD’, read,” President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has directed the immediate suspension of the inauguration of the newly constituted Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, until further notice.

Commercial Drivers suspend planned N100 fare hike in Calabar.

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Unified Commercial Drivers Association (UCDA) in Cross River has suspended its planned fare hike in Calabar. This is contained in a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ meeting in Calabar on Monday night. The communiqué was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on  Monday night. The communiqué was signed by Mr Uqua Edet, Commissioner for Transport and Marine Services in the state, and Mr Thomas Okon, Chairman, UCDA. Others who signed the communiqué, include Mr Gabriel Ada, Chairman Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA), and Mr Ephraim Ekporoko, Chairman Mini Bus Association, after stakeholders meeting in Calabar. NAN recalls that commercial drivers in the state had, in a statement, said that from Monday, Nov. 22, they would increase the cost of a drop in Calabar from N50 to N100. This, they claimed was due to the increase in costs of maintaining their vehicles. However, the resolution to shelve the planned fare increase was taken in the best interest of the peop

Nigerians React as FG Set Prices of Fuel for N340per litre

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It was alleged earlier today that the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, may soon increase the pump price of petrol to ₦340 per litre. This recent development caused several Nigerians to react differently. Based on that note, a well known human rights activist, Adeyanju Deji decided to speak. According to a recent post he made on his verified Facebook page, he made it clear that those people who are busy defending stupidity are the ones that will suffer the most. He ended ended his tweet by stating it categorically that he(Deji) can never suffer forever. This is really sad and unfortunate. I really don't think that this is a good idea. Nigerians are already going through alot as it stands now, so trying to increase the pump price of petrol now will cause more pain and suffering to Nigerians. Things must be done properly so that things will move properly. What's is your take on this particular issue? You can drop your comments and opinions below

Breaking: Petrol to cost N340/litre— NNPC boss, Kyari

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Mele Kyari, the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Tuesday said that subsidy would have been eliminated in 2020 but certain factors hampered it. He, however, said that the law provides that by the end of February 2022, Nigeria should be out of the subsidy reign. Kyari said this at the presentation of the World Bank Nigeria Development Update, November 2021 edition. “There will be no provision for it legally in our system, but I am also sure you will appreciate that government has a bigger social responsibility to cater for the ordinary and therefore engage in a process that will ensure that we exit in the most subtle and easy manner.” Kyari assured that fuel subsidy removal would “definitely” be achieved in 2022 as it is now fully backed by law. The NNPC boss added that the price of the product may range between N320 and N340 per litre. Presently, the official pump price of petrol (PMS) in Nigeria is N165. However, going by current marke

FG to give ‘poor Nigerians’ N5000 in exchange for subsidy removal

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Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed The federal government of Nigeria is mulling plans to replace the controversial petrol subsidy scheme with an N5,000 monthly transportation grant to the poorest Nigerians. According to Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, the grant will go to about 30 to 40 million Nigerians who make up the poorest population of the country which will depend on the resources available after the removal of the fuel subsidy. “The subsidies regime in the oil sector remains unsustainable and economically disingenuous,” she said at the launch of the World Bank Nigeria Development Update (NDU) on Tuesday. She added, “Ahead of the target date of mid-2022 for the complete elimination of fuel subsidies, we are working with our partners on measures to cushion the potential negative impact of the removal of the subsidies on the most vulnerable at the bottom 40percent of the population.” The petrol subsidy has cost Nigeria

Two APC Governors Clash, Insult Each Other During Meeting Over Direct Primaries.

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The meeting between the 22 APC governors on Sunday ended with no consensus. The All Progressives Congress governors were on Monday unable to agree on a common position on the direct mode of primaries imposed on political parties by the National Assembly. According to Reports, it was gathered that the meeting between the 22 APC governors on Sunday ended with no consensus. The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, reportedly engaged in a war of words, which either found to be offensive during the meeting and could have degenerated into a fight. A meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, which was held at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, reportedly degenerated into a shouting match between two governors from the North-Central zone when the issue came up for discussion. While some governors said to be sympathetic to the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, other wanted the position of the National Assembly to be upheld, while o

Just In: Two Governors Pull Punches at APC Gov. Forum Meeting.

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There was gnashing of teeth at the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Governor Forum’s meeting last night, as the Progressives Governor’s Forum, (PGF) reportedly split into pro and anti-Tinubu camps over the preference for political parties’ primaries for the selection of candidates. The pro-Tinubu Group wanted direct primaries while those wanting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Amaechi to take on Tinubu wanted indirect primaries. According to the report, it degenerated into verbal abuses with two  Governors standing up poking fingers at each other’s face, only to be separated by the Chairman of the Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. According to the sources, the Governors who fought last night are Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State against Yahaya Bello of Kogi. The meeting was well underway peacefully, with discussion agreed on APC’s National Convention & other issues; then came the sticky point: Direct or Indirect primaries. The sources added that Sule wanted direct primarie

Photo News: Kano State Is gradually becoming the infrastructural Hub of Nigeria (PHOTOS)

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Nigeria is a blessed nation and despite our insecurity challenges, religious beliefs, tribes, and political views we have been able to stay together to keep this great nation moving forward. There are 36 states in Nigeria and when you are talking about the most progressive one in terms of economic and infrastructural development, the Northern state of Kano will surely be on the podium of recognition. Kano was created on the 27th of May 1967, the state which is known for its long history in traditional arts and crafts which includes leather works, cloth weaving, and dyeing, Kano state is also home to modern infrastructures. The Governor of the state Mr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been instrumental in the development of the state and since coming into power in 2015, you can all agree with me when I say he has the interest of his people at heart. The state has risen to be one of the most developed states not only in northern Nigeria but only Nigeria due to its modern infrastructur

Only a poor man's phone rings in the church- Pastor David Ibiyeomi

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Pastor David Ibiyeomie, founder, Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt has said anyone whose phone rings in the church has poverty mentality. Ibiyeomie spoke on Sunday during a sermon in his church in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “Anyone whose phone rings in church is a poor man; his thinking is poor. Rich people don’t switch on their phones in church because they don’t want anybody to disturb them. ”But poor people switch it on because they want alert; It is a sign of poverty. You will never see a wealthy man switch on his phone in church, he will say, ” I want to hear something that will help improve my life. ”But the poor will say, “make I see weda somebody go send me money”. It is a poverty mentality. You are in a church where the poor come and become wealthy. “Off your phone but if your phone rings you have signed up for poverty. Your mentality is poor, it’s not money in your pocket yet. Somebody say I hear.”

BREAKING: APC National Convention to hold February 2022

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for the All Progressives Congress to hold its national convention in February 2022. Details Shortly......

Just In: Secrets of APC Governor's Meeting Leak

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There was a closed-door meeting among Governor’s of the All Progressives Congress,  APC , where details of their gathering recently surfaced. It was learnt that the party officials met to prevent a possible collapse that emanated from an existing internal crisis. The meeting was also meant to address critical issues that concerned pre-preparation for the upcoming national party convention. They also gathered to discuss ways to avoid any pending setbacks in the forthcoming convention, as the Chairman, Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF and  Governor  of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, further hinted that the forum discussed ways to solidify relations among members. PGF Set Up Meeting with Buhari Over Electoral Bill At the meeting, all the governors concluded to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and discuss the debated clause in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which was recently made available by the National Assembly and seeks to impose direct primary on political partie