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Osinbajo Returns from Meeting with Buhari
The Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo returned on Monday from a brief meetng with his ailing boss Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom. However, he refused to disclose details of the hour long meeting to pressmen.
Supreme Court Sacks Sheriff
The Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday at a sitting in Abuja, FCT ordered the that the former Governor of Borno State, Alh. Ali Modu Sheriff vacatee the position of the PDP National Chairman, rightfully declaring former Governor of Kaduna, Alh. Ahmed Makarfi as chairman on the main opposition party.
Senate Swears in Adeleke
The upper chamber of the national assembly on Wednesday sweared in the brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke who represented the Osun West Senatorial District. In a ceremony chaired by the Senate President, Senator Ademola Adeleke was warmly welcomed into the fold of the lawmakers.
Patients Lament Breakdown of CT Machine at UCH
Some patients of the University College Hospital, Ibadan on Wednesday decried the moribund status of the facilities at the University College Hospital owing largely to the poor maintenance culture in this part of the world. More painful was the fact that patients had to queue endlessly to carry out emergency life-saving investigations and procedures.
MASSOB Maintains Stance on Biafra
The Movement for the Realisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB have rejected calls for restructuring saying only the gains of a referendum can benefit the Igbo. In recent times, the calls for a breakaway state of Biafra championed by IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has gained momentum with notable leaders of Igbo origin lending their support to the cause.
Badoo: Lagos Community Remains Apprehensive over Bloodthirsty Cult Group
The residents of Ikorodu community in Lagos have remained apprehensive over threats of further attack by the bloodthirsty group- Badoo. In one of the most recent attacks, members of the group broke into a church and killed two babies including their mother. A fourth victim was said to be in critical condition in the hospital.
Evans: Police Investigation Nearing Conclusion
The Nigerian Police has disclosed that the organization is not under any pressure to prosecute the notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin Evans. More so, recent investigations have revealed the billionaire kidnappers ties to some police officers. This is just as a soldier was linked to activities of the kidnap ring and even said to have received about N6m.
Obasanjo Condemns Breakup of Nigeria
The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken against the breakup of Nigeria saying such a move will not yield dividends for any group from the country. This is despite repeated pressures from different groups in the country to return to the regional system of government that operated in the 1st republic.
Naira Stabilises at N368 to $1 at the Parallel Market
Following repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilise further against the dollar at the rate of N368 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.
Banks to Increase Dollar Sale by 900%
Commercial banks operating in the Federal Republic of Nigeria are set to increase the sales of dollars by 900%. The CBN had previously pegged forex sales at a daily limit of $100 in what has proven to be hell for Nigerians, in particular students outside the country. With this amendment, daily limit of forex transactions stands at $1000.
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