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  • Sacked SGF’s firm, Police, Customs, NSCDC get radio licences

The Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are among 52 organisations that have just been granted radio licences by the National Broadcasting Commission.

  • Pro-Oshiomhole govs plan meeting with Buhari to stop chair’s removal

There were indications on Sunday that governors and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress supporting the embattled National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, had stepped up moves to prevent his removal.

  • Buhari govt, most wicked in Nigeria’s history — Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has described the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as the worst in the history of Nigeria.

  • Senate proposes amendment to immunity for vice-president, govs

The Senate has introduced a bill that will make the vice- president, governors and their deputies lose their immunity if they misappropriate public funds.

  • Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari beneficiaries of electoral fraud — Don

A Political Science scholar, Prof. Micheal Oni, has said that all the civilian presidents and vice-presidents the country has produced since independence are beneficiaries of electoral fraud.

  • Buhari’s appointments unfair to northern Christians – Christian elders

Northern Christian elders on Sunday said the approach of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), to appointments was nepotistic, and had been particularly unfair to the Christians in the North.

  • ASUU set for strike, maintains opposition to IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities will this week decide whether or not to call upon its members to proceed on a nationwide strike following the decision of the Federal Government to stop salaries of lecturers who have not enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

  • All improperly-registered SIM cards are inactive, says NCC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said all improperly-registered Subscriber Identification Module cards have been deactivated.

  • Power sector loses N117.8bn to gas shortage, others

Between January 1 and March 6, Nigeria’s power sector lost N117.8bn, investigation has shown.

  • Marketers want dollar at N306 to import petrol

Oil marketers under the aegis of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria have said access to the dollar at N306 will enable them to resume importation of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol).

  • ASUU BEGINS TWO WEEKS WARNING STRIKE

In another development, The Academic Staff Union of Universities has declared a two-week warning strike against non-payment of salaries of lecturers not enrolled in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

  • LMC CONFIRMS DEATH OF NASARAWA UNITED DEFENDER CHINEME MARTINS

The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed the report of the death of Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins.

  • Security Operatives Storm Palace, Attempt To Evict Sanusi

Security operatives on Monday stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano in Kano State in an attempt to remove him from the place.

  • Sanusi dethroned, banished; Ganduje appoints Ado Bayero’s son new Emir

The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday, dethroned the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, after the traditional ruler’s five years on the throne.

  • Dethronement reversible but we are yet to decide on redress – Sanusi’s lawyer.

The removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano is reversible in the court of law, says one of his senior lawyers, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN).

  • $22.5bn loan to prevent recession – Bamidele

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Opeyemi Bamidele, has said that the approval given by the Senate to the President, Muhammadu Buhari , to borrow $22.5bn was to save the country from sliding into another recession.

  • Govt’s bid to mask witnesses against me baseless — Sowore

Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss the Federal Government’s application seeking to have its prosecution witnesses’ faces shielded during proceedings.

  • UK health minister tests positive for coronavirus

British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday, raising concerns about whether senior government figures have been infected.

  • FG to lease unoccupied private houses nationwide – Fashola

The Federal Government is to rent out unoccupied private and government houses located in various towns and cities across the country.

  • Letter to my Son, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

My dear Son As I write this letter I do not know your address. I am addressing it to you as my son, because I know you understand why. I got to know you when you were a very young person, a boy about to enter Secondary School

  • Market unfavourable for Naira devaluation -CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says market fundamentals do not support Naira devaluation this time around. The CBN made this known in a statement by the bank’s Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor in Abuja on Friday.

  • N6.7trn needed for 2nd National Health Plan — FG

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says N6.71trn to fully implement the second National Health Plan within the five years. He stated this in Abuja yesterday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services and Institutions.