Fire Pantami Now – The Nation Editorial

FIRE PANTAMI NOW - The Nation Editorial

In an era of terror, the nation cannot accept a serving minister spewing, at a mature age, the rhetoric of religious hate The allegations against him are incredible, damning and incurably damaging. It is simply incredulous that a man who is not just a member of the country’s highest decision making organ, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), but also heads one of the country’s most critical and sensitive ministries could allegedly have sympathies for notorious terrorist groups and their nefarious agenda. Trouble began for Dr. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications…

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South East Governor Should Leave ESN Alone, Focus On Ebubeagu- Orji Warn

South East Governor Should Leave ESN Alone, Focus On Ebubeagu- Orji Warn

… Says Igbo land in dire need of protection against terrorists By Steve Oko The immediate-past Governor of Abia State and the incumbent Senator representing Abia Central district, Senator Theodore Orji, has advised southeast Governors to leave the Eastern Security Network, ESN, alone and focus on the Ebubeagu security outfit which they recently announced. Senator Orji who gave the advice in an exclusive interview with Premium Times Correspondent, said that Igbo land ” is in dire need of security and protection”, adding that whatever lawful measures that would help stem…

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Biafra Agitation Is Not Nuisance, Not Irritating…I Hate The Lie That Nigeria Is.

Biafra Agitation Is Not Nuisance, Not Irritating...I Hate The Lie That Nigeria Is.

By:  Bishop Matthew Kukah Anyone who thinks the Biafra agitation is a nuisance and irritating should know that it is not the collective aspiration of all Igbos but especially that no one has the monopoly of a nuisance. Nuisance begets nuisance. When you stay with potash loaders you too will share in their dusty hair. It is in this country that the same standards are not held against all. Some can get away with anything but others cannot get away with something. I shudder at those who blame the agitators…

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Ghana Basks In Twitter’s Surprise Choice As Africa HQ

Ghana basks in Twitter’s surprise choice as Africa HQ

Twitter delivered a surprise for Africa when it said it was establishing a regional headquarters in the West African nation of Ghana, triggering a vigorous debate about the business environment for technology start-ups across the continent. For the social media giant, its decision was based on shared values – Ghana supports “free speech, online freedom, and the open internet”. The fact it also serves as the HQ for the African Continental Free Trade Area – established to accelerate intra-African trade and freedom of movement – seems to have cemented Ghana’s appeal as…

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NAMA Trains, Certifies 24 New ATCOs

NAMA TRAINS, CERTIFIES 24 NEW ATCOs

In a bid to boost the capacity and efficiency of air traffic management in the country the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has obtained licenses for 24 newly recruited air traffic control officers from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Organization (NCAA) after successfully undergoing the necessary training and examination on Aerodrome and Approach Control. The new air traffic controllers are currently being posted to strategic aerodromes in the country according to their needs. In the same vein, the agency has also recertified a total of 30 air traffic controllers in different…

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NAPTIP Reunites Trafficked Victim With Family 20 Years After

NAPTIP reunites trafficked victim with family 20 years after

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NANTIP) has reunited a trafficked victim with her family after 20 years. The Commander, NAPTIP, Benin Zone, Mrs. Ijeoma Uduak, reunited the victim with her mother (name withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. According to Uduak, the victim was taken away at age six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Uduak said…

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NDLEA Finds Hidden Drugs In Virgin Mary Statue, Auto Parts

How My Father’s Burial Turned Me Into A Drug Courier- Man Arrested With 781 Grammes Of Heroine At Abuja Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) attached to two courier companies in Lagos have intercepted illicit drugs concealed in the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and auto spare parts bound for Canada and the Philippines. A statement issued on Saturday by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said narcotics agents from the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations seized 500 grammes of heroin hidden inside auto spare parts bound for Canada at one of the courier firms. Babafemi said the operatives also seized 140 grammes of methamphetamine…

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CBN Releases List Of IMTOs For Diaspora Remittances

CBN extends Naira for Dollar scheme indefinitely

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has published an updated list of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) approved for Diaspora Remittances in the country. The apex bank made this known via its official website on Monday. Among the IMTOs listed are Aftab Currency Exchange Ltd, Nigerian Postal Service, Ria Financial, PayPal Inc, Western Union, Swift Payment Ltd, and Worldremit Ltd. Others on the list include; Money Gram, Interswitch Ltd, Paycom Nigeria Ltd, Pagatech Ltd and Flutterwave Technology Solutions Ltd, among others. Recall that the CBN earlier announced a new “CBN Naira…

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Polaris Bank customers brace up for Save & Win promo grand finale

Polaris Bank customers brace up for Save & Win promo grand finale

Another moment of excitement is here again for savings customers of Polaris Bank as they gear up for the grand finale draw of the ongoing nationwide ‘Save & Win‘ promo, scheduled to hold on April 29, 2021. A whooping N26,000,000 cash would have been won by 188 Polaris Bank customers nationwide at the end of the promo has so far recorded two draws in February and March respectively. Six millionaires will emerge from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and 60 other customers will go home with a consolation sum…

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Poly Lecturers Seek Guarantees On FG Offers Before Suspending Strike

Poly lecturers seek guarantees on FG offers before suspending strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said that it would sustain the 17-day-old strike until the federal government commences implementation of some of the offers it had made. Addressing journalists yesterday at the headquarters of the union in Abuja, ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, said though a number of offers had been made by the federal government the union wanted to see concrete evidence of its seriousness to implement them. “For instance, we will like to see that N25 billion offered as revitalization fund released to the institutions and…

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