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Trump says he would pardon Jan. 6 rioters if he runs and wins

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Go Nakamura. U.S. former President Donald Trump said on Saturday if he were to run for president and win in 2024, he would pardon people charged with criminal offences in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. Trump, who has not said whether he will run Read More…

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More Nigerians take up COVID shots after expired doses destroyed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month. Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has slowly gained pace since then as public confidence Read More…

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NCC warns against new SMS-based malware unleashed by Cybercriminals

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has warned the public against a new high-risk, critical and Short Messaging Service-based malware, TangleBot, infecting Android mobile devices. Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs (DPA), NCC, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Adinde noted that TangleBot employs more or less similar tactics as the Read More…

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CBN releases GSI framework to check bad loans

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released operational guidelines on the Global Service Instructions (GSI), aimed at checking the spate of bad loans within the banking sector. According to a statement by Chibuzo Efobi, for the Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department of the apex bank, the initiative was conceived Read More…

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Eko, Ikeja DisCos blame drop in generation for power outage

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc have attributed the outage currently being experienced by customers under their networks to a drop in power generation. The DisCos made this known in statements issued on their social media pages on Saturday, regarding the state of power supply to their customers. EKEDC said the Read More…

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Lagos more aggressive after #EndSARS – FRSC

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Saturday, said it arrested over 60,000 traffic offenders on Lagos roads, between January and December 2021. Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, Sector Commander, FRSC, Lagos state, made the disclosure at an End-of-the-Year party Organised by the Badagry Unit Command of the Corps in Badagry. According to the commander, in 2021, Read More…

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110 abducted Chibok girls still unaccounted for, Community says

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Kibaku (Chibok) Area Development Association (KADA), on behalf of the entire Chibok Community, on Saturday in Abuja indicated that 110 of the 276 girls abducted in April 2014, are still unaccounted for. This indication was given in Abuja on Saturday by the President of KADA, Dauda lliya, at a press conference. Iliya said of Read More…

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Nadal and Medvedev both striving for history-making victory as Australian Open ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: ATP Tour/Getty Images. Daniil Medvedev finds himself the man in the way of history once again as he takes on Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. Victory for Nadal at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2009 would make him the first man ever to win a Read More…