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Saudi Arabia Bans Flights From Nigeria Over Omicron Fears

The Saudi Arabian government has suspended all incoming flights and entry to the Kingdom for non Saudi nationals coming directly or indirectly from Nigeria over fears of Omicron variant of coronavirus, which had been reported in Nigeria and several other countries around the world. A circular by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to all airlines operating in the ...

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Court Declares Bandits As Terrorists

The Federal High Court Abuja has proscribed bandit groups as terrorists. In a ruling delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Friday, the court specifically held that activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups, constitute acts of terrorism. The ruling followed an ex parte motion the Federal Government filed through the Federal Ministry of Justice. The FG had in ...

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JUST IN: Buhari Demands Another $4 billion Loan From National Assembly

Nigeria’s debt profile is set to shoot up further as President Muhammadu Buhari has again, requested from the National Assembly, the approval of another $4 billion loan. The request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the Senate floor Tuesday. Meanwhile, last May, Mr Buhari requested a loan to finance the N5.6 trillion 2021 budget deficit, as ...

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Nigeria’s Telecom Sector Loses 4.76m Data Users In Q2, 2021

Nigeria’s active data subscriber base dropped by 3.3 percent IN Q2, 2021, representing a loss of 4.76 million users, a report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown. The report, which is its latest industry review for the quarter, published on its website affirmed that Bigeria’s telecommunications industry is dominated by four major telcos, MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile. ...

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 196,487 With 597 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 196,487 on Tuesday with 597 new infections. The NCDC stated this via its verified website on Wednesday morning. It said this was the nation’s total infections since the index case in 2020, attributing the surge of the third wave to the highly transmissible Delta variant and ...

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Nigeria Evacuates 22 Of ISIS Fighters Killed In Libya

The Nigerian government said hat it had returned 22 children of the families of the terrorist “ISIS” fighters, who were killed in Libya. The Nigerian newspaper, The Guardian, quoted the Nigerian director of media and public relations, Abdul Rahman Balogun, as saying that the deportees were among 101 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, and were received by officials of the ...

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Young Woman Widowed By Boko Haram Kicks As Army Shares Photos Of Terrorists Seeking Forgiveness

A Nigerian woman, Oluwaseun Sakaba, who was rendered a young widow after her husband, Lt. Col. l, Sakaba was killed by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has slammed the Nigerian Army for sharing pictures of supposed repentant terrorists begging for forgiveness. Over one hundred Boko Haram fighters with their families, who surrendered to the Nigerian troops, have offered their unreserved apologies ...

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50% Of Nigerian Children Not Registered At Birth, UNICEF Cries Out, Says Govt Can’t Plan For Them

As the world commemorates Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has informed that Nigeria has more than 50% of births of children under the age of five still unregistered, saying this has contributed to the 11% of unregistered births in West Africa. The children’s charity disclosed this in a press statement signed by Country ...

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Breaking News: ISWAP Fighters Set Military Base On Fire In Borno

Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran a military formation in the southern part of Borno State on Tuesday and cart away weapons after a fierce gun battle with the troops. It was learnt that the fighters rode on about 10 utility vehicles to storm the military formation at Kwamdi village, Damboa ...

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Insecurity: Nigeria Heading The Way Of Rwanda – US Govt Warns Buhari

An organ of the United States government, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has warned that killings in Nigeria have assumed a worrisome trend and need urgent solutions. USCIRF lamented that there is a growing deterioration of religious freedom amidst killings by criminal elements in Nigeria which is leaving citizens and residents constantly agitated. It added that ...

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