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Ebonyi Gov prays: God will give Nigeria another president like Buhari Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Monday said that God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu Buhari for the good of this country” in 2023. Umahi spoke while addressing State House correspondents after meeting with the President,…

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Looming hospital shutdowns: Strike threat ridiculous, says FG, NARD, union flay minister The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, said the Federal Government would on Tuesday meet with the leadership of JOHESU. The Federal Government, on Sunday, described as ridiculous a…

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Increasing spending: FG’s three-year deficit hits N15.4tn amid revenue crisis Within a three-year period covering July 2018 to June 2021, the Federal Government recorded a fiscal deficit of N15.35tn, statistics obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation have shown. A fiscal deficit is a shortfall in a government’s income compared with its spending. The…

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73 Zamfara students’ abduction: ACF fumes as gov tells residents to fight back Gunmen, on Wednesday, invaded the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in the Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted no fewer than 73 students. The PUNCH gathered that the attack, which came barely five days after some students of the…

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Compulsory vaccination: NMA, JOHESU kick as FG threatens sanction The Federal Government, on Tuesday, hinted that it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, gave the hint of possible sanctions at a…

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Kaduna abduction: Bandits release another 32 Baptist students, hold 31 Another 32 students of Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna State have regained freedom from bandits after spending 52 days in captivity, with 31 others still held hostage. With the latest release, 90 students have regained their freedom so far. The Vice President, Christian Association of…

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Troubles ahead, experts warn as debt servicing gulps 91% of revenue The Federal Government spent N2.02tn on debt servicing in the first six months of this year. This figure represents 90.58 per cent of the total revenue of N2.23tn generated by the FG within the period, a development that experts said signified a dangerous trend…

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Incessant killings: Plateau, Benue gunmen kill 44, youths deposit corpses at Government House Protests on Wednesday rocked Jos, the Plateau State capital, following the killing of 36 persons in an attack on the Yelwa Zangam community in the Jos North Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. This was just as eight persons were…

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Outrage as uniform-wearing gunmen invade NDA, errant officers to face trial GUNMEN wearing army uniforms, in the early hours of Tuesday, invaded the country’s foremost military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy, Afaka, Kaduna, killing two officers and abducting one. The PUNCH gathered that when the gunmen entered the NDA permanent site along Airport Road, Afaka,…

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We won’t enforce sit-at-home again – IPOB THE leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has warned the people of the South-East to be vigilant on Monday (today), claiming security agents may unleash mayhem on innocent citizens and blame it on members of the Eastern Security Network. This is as the secessionist group reiterated that…