IGP’s Appointment: Buhari opens up on why he picked Usman Baba instead of Jitoboh
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IGP’s Appointment: Buhari opens up on why he picked Usman Baba instead of Jitoboh

AGENCY REPORT Baba’s appointment, which will be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, will effectively deny Jitoboh, the police chief from Bayelsa, who should have been the inspector general in line with the law. President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he picked Usman Baba over Moses Jitoboh as the acting inspector general of police following Read more

Cement Scarcity: Dangote, BUA for deliberately causing price hike, shortage - Distributors- newsheadline247.com
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Cement Scarcity: Dangote, BUA deliberately causing price hike, shortage – Distributors

AGENCY REPORT Some Residents in Kano and Katsina States have faulted Dangote Cement, BUA Cement, and Sokoto Cement for the prevailing scarcity and constant hike in cement price across the country. These residents told the News Agency of Nigeria that the situation had affected building projects and left bricklayers redundant. Kabiru Idi, a contractor, said Read more

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Federal Government stops COVID-19 vaccination, gives reason

By NAN Nigerian government says it is better to vaccinate people fully after stopping jabs of COVID-19 vaccinations The federal government has stopped giving COVID-19 jabs to Nigerians because of the vaccine’s shortfall. “We believe that in a situation where we still cannot specifically determine when the next batch of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive, I Read more

Buhari’s home state, Katsina, plans to tax herdsmen
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Buhari’s home state, Katsina, plans to tax herdsmen

Agency Report Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari says he is planning to tax herders in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown.  According to the Katsina government, the new tax regime was necessary as the state receives about N6 billion monthly from the Federation Account and spends N3 billion on salaries and allowances.  Masari said the Read more

“Don’t come over” - Asylum seekers won’t be welcome in US except… – Biden - newsheadline247.com
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“Don’t come over” – Asylum seekers won’t be welcome in U.S. except… – Biden

Agency Report …the main goal of the U.S. in handling the immigration crisis is to address the root causes of mass migration The vast majority of migrants crossing the border with the U.S. are immediately sent back, so the better option for them would be to apply for asylum from their home countries and check Read more

NAFDAC: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Nigeria - newsheadline247.com
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COVID-19 Vaccine: AstraZeneca has no side effect, says NAFDAC DG

By NAN The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has declared that the Astrazeneca vaccine recently inaugurated and distributed to states to treat COVID-19 has no side effect. Adeyeye stated this on Thursday in Abuja, shortly after she got vaccinated. The NAFDAC chief said that the Read more

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Re-looting Allegation: No document tendered to back claims against EFCC- Witness

By NAN Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness called to testify by the chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, conceded on Friday that his claims of alleged mismanagement of recovered assets by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were not backed with any documentary evidence Ihuoma, the first defence witness to testify Read more

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Buhari appoints Nigeria’s first female ambassador to U.S.

By NAN Nigeria also recorded a historic first for a female public servant in a history-making week when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first-ever African American and Asian American female Vice President of the United States. The Muhammadu Buhari administration recorded a feat with the appointment of Uzoma Emenike as Nigeria’s first female Ambassador to Read more