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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, last night directed all banks to obey the Supreme Court order on the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes. The apex bank in a statement by the Ag Director of Communications, Isa AbdulMumin, said: ”In compliance with the established tradition of obedience to court orders and sustenance of the […]

The widespread rejection of the old N500 and N1,000 which persisted yesterday was worsened by banks’ refusal to accept deposits of the notes without registration on the  Cash Return Portal, CRP of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. Following the February 10th CBN deadline for the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes, the  CBN established […]

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has rescued three children hired for N3,000 daily from their parents. Director General, NAPTIP, Professor Fatima Waziri-Azi, disclosed in a press release, that the suspects specialised in collecting babies in connivance with other members of the gang, hire out these innocent children and position […]

The United Nations has strongly condemned the reported ambush and brutal killing of more than 30 civilians in Mukdolo village in Ngala Local Government Area in Borno State yesterday. In a statement on Thursday, the UN through its Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Matthias Schmale, extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and […]

The commencement of the 2023 national housing and population census earlier slated for March 29 is likely to be affected by the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections. This is according to the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Mr Nasir Kwarra, who was speaking at a meeting with the resident representative of […]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo marked his 66th birthday on Wednesday with a quiet morning devotion service at his Aguda House residence at the State House, Abuja before spending time later with the students of the Learning Centre in Borno state. Family members and personal staff had in the morning joined Osinbajo and his wife at […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of security guard and the loss of property of some hardworking Nigerians at the Akere Spare Parts market in the Apapa area of Lagos State. The President’s deepest sympathies is contained in a statement by his Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday in Abuja. Buhari said […]

The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday granted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the permission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, machines, it used for the presidential election that was held on February 25. The court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel […]

Governorship candidate in Lagos State on Thursday visited victims of a train crash at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in the Ikeja area of the state. The incumbent who is seeking reelection, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP)’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour known as GRV and Peoples Democratic Party […]

There are “orchestrated plans” by some persons to cause a total breakdown of law and order and disrupt the scheduled elections in parts of the Federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) has said. DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday, however, warned the individuals or groups no matter how highly placed they […]

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