Why Anger Trails Buhari’s Visits To Daura Cows Instead Of Kankara School

Why Anger Trails Buhari’s Visits To Daura Cows Instead of Kankara school

During the time the Kankara School boys were still missing, a video showing President Muhammadu Buhari visiting his cows in Daura Katsina State, barely hours after hundreds of boys were abducted by bandits has elicited criticisms from several social media users. The pupils of Government Boys Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State were abducted by gunmen around 11 pm on Friday 11th of December, 2020. In a video posted on social media with the time stamp December 12, 2020, however, Buhari is seen with his…

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A Christmas Day With Swagga As A Guy Takes His Grandma Out On A Date

A Christmas Day With Swagga As A Guy Takes His Grandma Out On A Date

                    A young Nigerian guy has melted several hearts after photos of him taking his aged grandma out on a Christmas date surfaced online. In now-viral photos of their Christmas outing, they could be seen smiling and happily eating some cakes and ice cream while enjoying each other’s company. He took his granny out to an eatery and made sure she ordered whatever she wanted from the menu. The grandmother is old and one wouldn’t believe he would do such, taking an old…

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Nigeria Is The World’s Second-Bitcoin Market

Nigeria Is The World’s Second-Bitcoin Market

During the police brutality protests in Nigeria in October, bitcoin saved the day when the government shut out protesters from using local payment platforms for collecting donations to support it. The young, tech-savvy protesters quickly switched to using bitcoin, and in about a week bitcoin accounted for around 40% of the nearly $400,000 raised. It was just one high-profile example of how young Nigerians increasingly use bitcoin to navigate a complicated and restrictive banking and monetary system. In the last five years, Nigeria has traded 60,215 bitcoins, valued at more than $566…

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Kankara Boys: How Rescue Schoolboys Brought Relief To Many Families

Kankara Boys: How Rescue Schoolboys Brought Relief To Many Families

When Nigeria security forces rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said, bringing relief to many families. It was not immediately clear whether all the missing boys had been recovered. “I think we have recovered most of the boys,” Governor Aminu Bello Masari said in a televised interview with state channel NTA. Hours earlier a video started circulating online purportedly showing Islamist militants from Boko Haram with some of the boys. Though the public was…

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Immigration Service Confirms Upsurge In Nigerians Leaving Country Over Hardship

Immigration Service confirms upsurge in Nigerians leaving country over hardship

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the increase in the number of Nigerians struggling to travel overseas due to economic hardship. There has also been an alleged increase in the spate of human trafficking, which makes Immigration work more daunting at international airports, as officers must carefully identify those who meet the conditions to travel and those who attempt to leave the country illegally. This was disclosed by the Comptroller of Immigration, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, Mr. Abdullahi Usman, who said the Command was working with the National…

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Fuel imports gulped N700.46bn in three months – NBS

Fuel imports gulped N700.46bn in three months – NBS

The latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown that the amount spent on the importation of petroleum products into Nigeria rose to N700.46bn in the third quarter of this year, moving closer to the pre-COVID-19 level, The amount is more than three times the N221.47bn spent on fuel imports in the previous quarter, but 44.08 percent lower than the N1.25tn incurred in the first three months of the year. Fuel consumption and imports plunged to a record low in Q2 amid the lockdown imposed by the…

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NIN Registration: List Of 203 Enrolment Agents FG Approves

NIMC workers embark on strike, accuse FG of covering up COVID-19 in agency

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has approved the licensing of 173 private sector agents as well as 30 state institutions to help conduct enrolment of Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). This approval follows the directive by the Minister who ordered that all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) cards without valid National Identification Numbers (NIN) should be blocked. The Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Aziz explained that…

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Court Declares Stamp Duty On Bank Transactions Illegal

Court declares stamp duty on bank transactions illegal

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba Delta State has ruled that it is illegal for banks to charge depositors N50 stamp duty. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba made the declaration on Thursday while delivering ruling in a suit filed by a businessman, Rupert Irikefe, last year, against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Zenith Bank, challenging the decision to impose N50 stamp duty charge on depositors. Following CBN’s directive, Nigerian banks have been charging N50 on transactions above N1,000, a development that was seen as exploitation…

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Singer Flavour Performs Heartmelting Song At His Father’s Bedside

Singer Flavour Performs Heartmelting Song At His Father’s Bedside.

A Nigerian musician, Flavour serenades his aged father with music, which was heart-melting indeed. The singer was spotted performing Joromi for his dad. Flavour noted that the beautiful performance is his Christmas gift to his father Fans, colleagues who watched the video could not help but drop comments Nigerian singer Flavour like many others appears to be spending the holiday season with his family members. The singer recently posted a lovely video on Instagram that captured a priceless moment between him and his father. In the video, Flavour was seen…

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Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions As Congress Set To Ban Most of Them.

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions As Congress Set To Ban Most of Them.

After years of being stymied by well-funded interests, Congress has agreed to ban one of the most costly and exasperating practices in medicine: surprise medical bills. Surprise bills happen when an out-of-network provider is unexpectedly involved in a patient’s care. Patients go to a hospital that accepts their insurance, for example, but get treated thereby an emergency room physician who doesn’t. Such doctors often bill those patients for large fees, far higher than what health plans typically pay. Language included in the $900 billion spending deal reached Sunday night and…

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