The Nigerian Senate has initiated a bill which will ensure that culprits of any form of hate speech are penalised to die by hanging if convicted. The Senate also provided that any person found guilty of the criminal act should be accorded life jail sentence and or five years imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the hate …

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Residents of border communities in Ogun, Lagos, Adamawa, Katsina and Sokoto states are groaning following the Federal Government’s suspension of fuel supply to areas within 20 kilometres to the nation’s borders. On Thursday, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, had directed that no petroleum products should be supplied to any filling …

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Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited, one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates. According to a release by the company, Halima is returning to the group after serving on secondment in several capacities across two of its business units over the last …

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The Chinese government has asked the federal government to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power project or it would not provide funds for the project. The China Gezhouba Group Corporation of China (CGGCC) and China Geo-Engineering Group Corporation (CGGC) had in 2006 won the bid for a joint venture to execute …

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A member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr Tajudeen Adefisoye has condemned the setting ablaze of the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital, by suspected political thugs. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Oluyemi Fasipe on Monday in Akure, Adefisoye condemned the incessant attacks …

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over the performance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu since his assumption of office six months ago. While the APC, which is the ruling party in the state, described the governor as a great performer who has made the …

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Following the preparations for gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi State this month, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that the military would not be involved at the polling boot security, except on the invitation of the lead security agency, the Nigeria Police. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, …

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The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari sacked 35 aides of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as part of the ongoing overhauling of the seat of government. “The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration. “It is also an appropriate …

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, received on behalf of President Buhari, a special message from the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, delivered by the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada Colindres of the nation’s interest in Nigeria’s oil. In his remarks, Minister Colindres requested for both countries to collaborate on the supply of …

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The Department of State Services is yet to release detained activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, despite being served a fresh court order by a bailiff of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, before whom both men are being prosecuted by the Federal Government on …

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