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JUST IN: Two Lawmakers, Shaibu’s Associate Suspended by Edo Speaker

By Spencer Ighodalo In a dramatic turn of events, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku, suspended three lawmakers on Monday over an alleged plot to impeach him and other principal officers of the Assembly. The suspended lawmakers include Donald Okogbe (PDP, Akoko-Edo II), an ally …

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Identity Crisis: 2 Million Bank Accounts Closed Over BVN, NIN Discrepancies

By Ikadolo Efosa In an effort to clean their books of questionable accounts and comply with regulatory orders, commercial banks in Nigeria closed a total of 2.021 million bank accounts in the first quarter of 2024 (Q1’24). This information is contained in a report by the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System …

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CBN Cracks Down on Fintech: Opay, Moniepoint, Palmpay, and Others Affected

Justice Okamgba, Eddidiong Ikpoto and Henry Falaye Some bank customers have expressed panic as the Central Bank of Nigeria bans mobile money operators including fintech firms from onboarding new customers. However, the Bank Customers Association of Nigeria backed the CBN directive. The new directive will affect fintech companies such as …

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Flood Alert: Delta Government Is Prepared, Says Environment Commissioner

By Onomiguren Agbamu The State Government has said they have started working out plans on local government that are flood prone zone with earlier awareness campaign and sensitization. The state commissioner for environment, Hon. Ejiro Jamani Tommy stated this in Asaba on the state Government preparations to avert unware flooding …

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Nani’s Daughter Weds Major Bulus in High-Profile Ceremony

By Oghenekaro Oyowinkigho. The daughter of the Chairman of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Anita Nani, recently tied the knot with Major Bulus Shunah in a grand wedding ceremony that took place at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Jesse, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State. The …

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Prison Break: 118 Inmates Escape After Heavy Rain

By Ismaila Adeyemi A severe downpour on Wednesday night caused significant damage to the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger State, leading to the escape of 118 inmates. The incident was confirmed by the Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service in a statement released on Thursday. …

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Fresh impetus for restructuring

THE latest call made by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, for Nigeria to be restructured into a truly federal polity is an urgent one given the myriad of challenges impeding the country. His voice has joined a list of leaders of various socio-political groups who have urged that the country …

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NSCDC Foils Smuggling Attempt: 8,400 Litres of Petrol Intercepted En Route to Cameroon.

By Ekpo James. Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom command, In a swift operation, successfully intercepted a group of smugglers attempting to transport 8,400 litres of petrol across the border into Cameroon. The state commandant, Eluyemi Eluwade, revealed that the smuggled petrol was cleverly …

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Okuama Killings: How Delta Senators Facilitate The Release Of King Clement Ikolo

BY Igho Agbatu In a significant turn of events, the traditional ruler of Ewu-Urhobo kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Clement Ikolo, has regained his freedom after enduring several weeks of confinement in Nigerian military custody. READ MORE:¬†BREAKING: Ewu-Okuama King Clement Ikolo Regains Freedom. The monarch who had been detained by …

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