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Unruly behavior of Nigerians causes Nigerian Embassy in Ottawa to shut its doors to the public

(NNP) The Nigerian Embassy in Ottawa has announced that it has closed its doors to the public and stopped consular services until further notice. This is due to what embassy officials described as regrettable circumstances involving unruly Nigerians who attended the embassy for passport renewal and other like services. The embassy stated that it was […]

16 days after Borno town’s IDPs return home, ISWAP takes hundreds hostage

ISWAP members Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in a Borno town where people had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday. Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) “terrorists” late Tuesday overran Kukawa in the Lake Chad region, the sources said. They seized those who had returned to the town […]

5,000 APC Members Join PDP, Declare Support for Obaseki

  L-R (on the podium): Governor Obaseki; Chairman of the Edo State PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih; Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, and other leaders of the party, during the governor’s reelection campaign rally in Ward 6, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, on Monday The hope of the All Progressives […]

Six Months after, Senate Committee Yet to Begin Constitution Review

Ahmad Lawan Over 40 constitution alteration bills for consideration House yet to constitute committee Deji Elumoye and Udora Orizu in Abuja The Senate Constitution Review Committee inaugurated in February 2020 by the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, is yet to take off, THISDAY investigation has revealed. This is coming just as the House […]

APC Accuses PDP of Igniting Religious Tension in Edo

By Nseobong Okon-Ekong The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has pointed accusing fingers at Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for promoting religious tension ahead of the September 19 governorship election. The party frowned at the reaction of the PDP to the honorary Itsemakohna title (‘This is our […]

Miracle Governor Diri Jolted Again

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Segun James examine the legal implications of the ruling of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which may result in a fresh poll It is not yet time for the Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri to sleep easy. The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal ruling yesterday has forced a rude awakening on […]

Hoodlums Attack Herdsman, Kill 27 Cows in Kogi

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja No fewer than 27 cows were killed while at least seven others were declared missing when hoodlums attacked a Fulani herdsman in his house in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State The victim of the attack, Mallam Lawal Ahamadu, told journalists in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday, that the attackers, […]

Presidency refutes breaching COVID-19 protocol during APC NEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari By Ismaila Chafe The Presidency has refuted reports that the protocol of social distancing was not adhered to during Thursday’s virtual meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting, which was summoned by the former acting chairman of […]

Church reopening: CAN appeals for multiple services, children participation

Lagos churches comply with COVID-19 guidelines, as worship resumes By Yinusa Ishola The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ekiti chaper, appealed to the state government to allow the conduct of multiple services by Churches, to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Fr. Peter Olowolafe, the State Chairman of CAN, made the appeal in […]

COVID-19: Pope warns against vaccine priority for rich

Pope Francis on Wednesday warned against any prospect that rich people would get priority for a coronavirus vaccine. In remarks during his weekly public audience, Francis said: ”the pandemic is a crisis. You don’t come out of it the same —either better or worse.″ He added that “we must come out better.” The pontiff said […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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