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Gen. Abdulsalami Warns: “Talking to Bandits Not the Best But…”

General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has said negotiating with bandits is not the best option to banditry. Speaking when a delegation of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger State, the former head of state said government might be forced to accept dialogue over the release of victims of Government...

Faisal Kabiru: “Don’t Fall for APC Propaganda, Jigawa Guber 2023 is About Development Not Personality”

A staunch member of people's democratic party PDP in Jigawa State Comrade Faisal Kabiru has said that 2023 governorship election in the state is not about father or son but the overall development of the state and it's people.  He stated this in Dutse the state capital during the weekend when reacting to the...

“87m Nigerians Are Extremely Poor” …Akinwumi Adesina

The President, African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that an estimated 87 million people are living in extreme poverty in Nigeria. He said this yesterday in Akure while delivering a paper titled “From Federal Fatherism to a Commonwealth” as an inauguration lecture for the second term of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Fayemi: Terrorism Has Spread Across Nigeria

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has blamed terrorism for the high level of insecurity in the country. Speaking on Tuesday when he visited Minna, Niger State, over the recent abductions, Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said what Nigeria is witnessing, whether banditry or kidnapping, has no name other...

Online Fraud Serious Threat to Nigeria, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is witnessing a rise in threats posed by cybercriminals, online financial fraudsters and cyber terrorists who use the internet to cause apprehension. He said this during the launch of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2021 at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.He called for an overhaul...

Gumi: “Bandits Are Good People, They’re Only Pushed by Circumstances”

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has reiterated that herdsmen involved in banditry are victims of circumstance. Gumi, who has previously advocated for the bandits to be granted amnesty after meeting them in the bush, restated his position during an interview on Channels Television on Monday, February 22. “When I listened to...

Actress Bukky Wright Says Life in America Now is Tough

Nollywood star actress, Bukky Wright, has opened up about life in America on her official Instagram page. The Abeokuta-born movie star shared a video of a Nigerian woman carrying a bowl of water on her head. The woman could be seen sharing her plight in Yoruba concerning the lack of water...

Access Bank Commences Accelerator Program, to Empower Startups Through Africa Fintech Foundry

The Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF), an initiative of Access Bank Plc has commenced its accelerator programs. The initiative is set to empower emerging startups, with mentorship programs, advisory and has committed N10 million in cash to the top three finalists. The accelerator program which opened its entries last month, received 306...

Firstbank Highlights Roles of SMEs to Economy at Ehingbeti Lagos Summit

The Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, has restated the strategic importance of small and medium enterprises SMEs to the growth and development of the national economy. Adeduntan said the path to the growth of Nigerian economy lies in growing the SME sector, and that informed why First Bank has...

Olota of Otta Honours Lagos Speaker Obasa with Traditional Title, Says “His Leadership is Blessing to Aworis”

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has urged traditional rulers in the Southwestern part of Nigeria to continue to protect the culture and tradition of the people of the zone by constantly speaking the Yoruba language. Speaker Obasa made the plea...