TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:46:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 61575800 Northern Nigeria, worst place to live as bandits operate freely – Sultan https://thecitizenng.com/northern-nigeria-worst-place-to-live-as-bandits-operate-freely-sultan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=northern-nigeria-worst-place-to-live-as-bandits-operate-freely-sultan https://thecitizenng.com/northern-nigeria-worst-place-to-live-as-bandits-operate-freely-sultan/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:46:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194972 The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

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Nigeria now ungovernable, on brink of collapse – Afenifere raises alarm https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-now-ungovernable-on-brink-of-collapse-afenifere-raises-alarm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nigeria-now-ungovernable-on-brink-of-collapse-afenifere-raises-alarm https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-now-ungovernable-on-brink-of-collapse-afenifere-raises-alarm/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:46:53 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194971 Afenifere, the Yoruba Pan Socio-Political Group has raised the alarm that the country has become ungovernable and therefore on the brink of collapse.

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Almajiris are potential Boko Haram insurgents, says Gov. Zulum https://thecitizenng.com/almajiris-are-potential-boko-haram-insurgents-says-gov-zulum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=almajiris-are-potential-boko-haram-insurgents-says-gov-zulum https://thecitizenng.com/almajiris-are-potential-boko-haram-insurgents-says-gov-zulum/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:46:47 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194969 Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Thursday warned that if the Almajiri system is not completely overhauled, the Northeast may end up having to deal with an army of youths who may join the dreaded Boko Haram

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Nigeria has 200 million poor people – Buhari admits https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-has-200-million-poor-people-buhari-admits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nigeria-has-200-million-poor-people-buhari-admits https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-has-200-million-poor-people-buhari-admits/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:45:51 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194968 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that Nigeria has 200 million poor people and asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider this when sharing production cuts.

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It’s no longer sensible to operate the refineries – NNPC https://thecitizenng.com/its-no-longer-sensible-to-operate-the-refineries-nnpc/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=its-no-longer-sensible-to-operate-the-refineries-nnpc https://thecitizenng.com/its-no-longer-sensible-to-operate-the-refineries-nnpc/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:45:46 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194967 The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, said the corporation deliberately shut down the nation’s refineries because they no longer made sense to be operated.

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Lai Mohammed recants, denies N5m hate speech fine https://thecitizenng.com/lai-mohammed-recants-denies-n5m-hate-speech-fine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lai-mohammed-recants-denies-n5m-hate-speech-fine https://thecitizenng.com/lai-mohammed-recants-denies-n5m-hate-speech-fine/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:45:44 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194961 The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied announcing an increment in the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m, despite video evidence to the contrary.

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Gowon denies looting CBN, dismisses UK allegations https://thecitizenng.com/gowon-denies-looting-cbn-dismisses-uk-allegations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gowon-denies-looting-cbn-dismisses-uk-allegations https://thecitizenng.com/gowon-denies-looting-cbn-dismisses-uk-allegations/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:45:35 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194960 Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed the allegations of money laundering levelled against him by a member of the United Kingdom parliament.

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EFCC engages US, Niger Republic to arrest Maina https://thecitizenng.com/efcc-engages-us-niger-republic-to-arrest-maina/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=efcc-engages-us-niger-republic-to-arrest-maina https://thecitizenng.com/efcc-engages-us-niger-republic-to-arrest-maina/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:44:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194959 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stated on Thursday that it had reported a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has jumped bail in his N2bn money laundering

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IPOB: Court sets Jan 27 date for Kanu’s trial https://thecitizenng.com/ipob-court-sets-jan-27-date-for-kanus-trial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ipob-court-sets-jan-27-date-for-kanus-trial https://thecitizenng.com/ipob-court-sets-jan-27-date-for-kanus-trial/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:38:30 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194923 A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 27, 2021 for continuation of trial of leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

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Senate tells South Africa to secure Nigerian business interests https://thecitizenng.com/senate-tells-south-africa-to-secure-nigerian-business-interests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senate-tells-south-africa-to-secure-nigerian-business-interests https://thecitizenng.com/senate-tells-south-africa-to-secure-nigerian-business-interests/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:38:21 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194922 President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has told the South African authorities to reciprocate the Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that the business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.

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Police Inspector allegedly rapes undergraduate, threatens suicide https://thecitizenng.com/police-inspector-allegedly-rapes-undergraduate-threatens-suicide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-inspector-allegedly-rapes-undergraduate-threatens-suicide https://thecitizenng.com/police-inspector-allegedly-rapes-undergraduate-threatens-suicide/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:37:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194921 A Police Inspector attached to the Agbado Police Station, Lagos State Police Command, Adelakun Amubieya, has been arrested for allegedly raping an undergraduate, Joy (not real name), in the Ipaja area of the state.

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Presidency: Atiku plots comeback with PDP in 2023 – APC https://thecitizenng.com/presidency-atiku-plots-comeback-with-pdp-in-2023-apc/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=presidency-atiku-plots-comeback-with-pdp-in-2023-apc https://thecitizenng.com/presidency-atiku-plots-comeback-with-pdp-in-2023-apc/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:35:53 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194920 The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday alleged that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has been engrossed in meetings with PDP stalwarts in Dubai plotting to snatch power in 2023.

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Bandits gun down Ondo monarch https://thecitizenng.com/bandits-gun-down-ondo-monarch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bandits-gun-down-ondo-monarch https://thecitizenng.com/bandits-gun-down-ondo-monarch/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:35:45 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194919 Bandits have shot dead a foremost traditional ruler in Ondo State, Oba Isreal Adeusi in Akure.

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Armed robbers attack commercial bank, police station in Ondo https://thecitizenng.com/armed-robbers-attack-commercial-bank-police-station-in-ondo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=armed-robbers-attack-commercial-bank-police-station-in-ondo https://thecitizenng.com/armed-robbers-attack-commercial-bank-police-station-in-ondo/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:34:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194918 Armed robbers have attacked a branch of an old generation bank – Union Bank – in Ode-Irele town in Ondo State.

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Nigeria recovers stolen 600-year-old Ife Terracotta https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-recovers-stolen-600-year-old-ife-terracotta/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nigeria-recovers-stolen-600-year-old-ife-terracotta https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-recovers-stolen-600-year-old-ife-terracotta/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:34:37 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194917 The Federal Government of Nigeria has recovered 600-year-old Ife Terracotta which was smuggled out of the country in 2019.

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Kaduna State leads with highest single-day COVID-19 cases https://thecitizenng.com/kaduna-state-leads-with-highest-single-day-covid-19-cases/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kaduna-state-leads-with-highest-single-day-covid-19-cases https://thecitizenng.com/kaduna-state-leads-with-highest-single-day-covid-19-cases/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:32:54 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194915 Kaduna State recorded a spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the virus count in Nigeria went down south again.

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Gov. Uzodinma revokes illegally acquired lands in Imo https://thecitizenng.com/gov-uzodinma-revokes-illegally-acquired-lands-in-imo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-uzodinma-revokes-illegally-acquired-lands-in-imo https://thecitizenng.com/gov-uzodinma-revokes-illegally-acquired-lands-in-imo/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:32:50 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194916 Governor Hope Uzodinma’s administration has approved the restoration of lands forcefully and illegally acquired by the administration of Rochas Okorocha, Emeka Ihedioha and other previous governments.

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Ekiti State recruits 600 workers https://thecitizenng.com/ekiti-state-recruits-600-workers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ekiti-state-recruits-600-workers https://thecitizenng.com/ekiti-state-recruits-600-workers/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:32:49 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194914 Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that 600 workers had been recruited to boost the workforce.

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Senate grills Yakubu for second stint as INEC Chairman https://thecitizenng.com/senate-grills-yakubu-for-second-stint-as-inec-chairman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senate-grills-yakubu-for-second-stint-as-inec-chairman https://thecitizenng.com/senate-grills-yakubu-for-second-stint-as-inec-chairman/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:30:41 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194913 Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill latest by the first quarter of 2021.

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Buhari withdraws interventions to power sector https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-withdraws-interventions-to-power-sector/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buhari-withdraws-interventions-to-power-sector https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-withdraws-interventions-to-power-sector/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:30:35 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=194912 President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said the Central Bank of Nigeria Power Assistance Fund (CBN PAF) meant to address electricity tariff shortfalls would no longer be sustained, saying it was time the sector became financially

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