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Terrorist group Ansaru bans political campaigns in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State

ARMED hoodlums have declared several parts of Kaduna State political-free zones with the terrorist group Ansaru issuing a ban on campaigns in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area that borders with neighbouring Niger State.



Chief of defence staff fault call by Zamfara governor asking local citizens to bear arms

NIGERIA'S chief of defence staff General Lucky Irabor has faulted the recent call by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State instructing citizens to carry arms in response to growing banditry saying the armed forces are the only ones authorised to do such.



Ekweremadu sues NIMC and NIS asking them to produce details of young man at the centre of organ harvesting saga

FORMER deputy senate president Senator Ike Ekweremadu has filed a lawsuit against the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and several other agencies asking that they furnish him with details of the young man at the centre of the organ harvesting saga.



NBA wants former chief justice Mohammed Tanko investigated and prosecuted for corruption

NIGERIAN Bar Association (NBA) officials have called for the immediate prosecution of the former chief judge of Nigeria Justice Mohammed Tanko after it emerged that he resigned yesterday in response to petitions against him by Supreme Court judges.



Nigerian relay women's team barred from World Athletics Championship after Okagbare's ban is extended

NIGERIA will not be allowed to participate in the women's 4x100 relay event at forthcoming World Athletics Championships taking place in Oregon next month after Blessing Okagbare got an additional one year doping ban that has affected the entire team.



I wait to see which of these presidential candidates will be brave enough to introduce these 10 taxes to generate $30bn desperately required to fund our budget deficit

Ayo Akinfe

[1] An annual 30% tax of the value of every private jet in the country

[2] A 50% tithe tax compelling all clergymen to hand over half of all they receive in offerings

[3] A Dubai party tax that levies 50% of the value of any party Nigerians throw abroad

[4] An Owambe tax which attracts a flat fee of around N50,000 per party


Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria set a target of generating an annual turnover of $2.4bn

FEDERAL Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) officials have been set a target of generating an annual turnover of N1trn ($2.4bn) as part of their mandate to address the chronic housing shortage in the country.



Iseyin-born Olukayode Ariwoola named as new chief justice of Nigeria as Ibrahim Tanko resigns

OYO State-born Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is to be sworn-in as the  new chief justice of Nigeria later today following the sudden resignation of the incumbent Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad who said he could no longer continue due to health challenges.



About a dozen West Africans to be deported to Ghana and Nigeria this Wednesday

MOTHERS and grandmothers who have lived in the UK for decades are among dozens of people facing deportation to Nigeria and Ghana aboard a controversial Home Office charter flight that will leave the country on Wednesday.




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