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South East Governors Forum scraps plans to launch Operation Ogbunigwe after meeting police boss

GOVERNORS of the five states across the southeast geo-political zone have agreed to suspend plans to float their own regional security outfit that they had christened Operation Ogbunigwe after holding a meeting with the inspector-general of police.

 

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Nigerian Football Federation appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles assistant coach

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo has been named as the team's assistant coach replacing Imama Amapakabo as part of the Nigerian Football Federation's (NFF) preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

 

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10 unpalatable and unpopular changes we are going to have to make to our lifestyles if we want Nigeria to raise the domestic capital required for progress

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Place a 10 year moratorium on the building of new churches and mosques. Instead, channel all those funds into building schools and hospitals

[2] Indefinitely suspend all pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia and Israel. This will free up millions for investment in small industry

[3] Cut back on our extravagant and flambouyant parties. For every Owambe, we could educate at least one child and take one Almajiri off the streets

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Pope Francis looks set to relax the rule on celibacy for Catholic clergy in bid to combat priest shortages

CATHOLIC priests may soon be allowed to get married and have children as the Vatican is considering fresh proposals to ease its rules on celibacy for clergymen to address the serious shortage of clergy in remote parts of the world.

 

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Facemask prices quadruple in Nigeria as demand soars in the wake of coronavirus scare

PHARMACIES across Nigeria are raking on the millions as the sale of surgical masks has soared over recent weeks and prices have more than quadrupled soaring to N1,300 from N350 before the outbreak of the coronavirus.

 

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Sokoto State to borrow $180m to fund annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and other things

SOKOTO State government has announced plans to secure a N65.7bn ($180m) loan to enable it fund different projects including purchasing cars and paying for the annual Hajj  pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Muslims.

 

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Soyinka and Sani lead array of human rights heavyweights who show up in court in solidarity with Sowore

FORMER presidential candidate and Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore received heavyweight support when he appeared in court today as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and Senator Shehu Sani showed up in solidarity with him.

 

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Details of Amotekun bill revealed as law states that assaulting an operative attracts one month jail term

DETAILS of the regional security bill due to be passed in six state houses of assemblies across southwest Nigeria have been revealed with it emerging that the law stipulates that attacking any Amotekun operative attracts a fine of N250,000 of one month prison sentence.

 

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Our electricity policy is clearly not working so it is time to change track and outsource the function to our local governments

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] We keep debating this issue of inadequate electricity supply in Nigeria but always come up short. It is not actually rocket science as our problems can be broken down into two. In the first place, we need about 50,000MW but only generate 7,000MW and to make matters worse, we can only distribute 4,000MW of this. All we have to do is address both issues

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Senator Udoma Udo Udoma awarded one of Japan's highest national honours

JAPAN'S government has awarded Nigeria's former minister budget and national planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma with one of its highest national honours in recognition of his contribution to building the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

 

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