TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 61575800 NLC to shutdown Nigeria Sept 28 over fuel, electricity tariff hike https://thecitizenng.com/nlc-to-shutdown-nigeria-sept-28-over-fuel-electricity-tariff-hike/ https://thecitizenng.com/nlc-to-shutdown-nigeria-sept-28-over-fuel-electricity-tariff-hike/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:40 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190107 The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said the mother of all protests would kick-off on 28 September, 2020.

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NUC issues new directives on reopening of varsities https://thecitizenng.com/nuc-issues-new-directives-on-reopening-of-varsities/ https://thecitizenng.com/nuc-issues-new-directives-on-reopening-of-varsities/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:37 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190105 The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released new directives to Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities for the safe reopening of schools.

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Fed Govt insists, pushes for passage of Water Resources bill https://thecitizenng.com/fed-govt-insists-pushes-for-passage-of-water-resources-bill/ https://thecitizenng.com/fed-govt-insists-pushes-for-passage-of-water-resources-bill/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:34 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190104 The federal government has described those opposed to the controversial National Water Resources Bill 2020 as ill-informed, insisting that the bill, which is already before the National Assembly is an amalgamation

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Herdsmen behead 5 persons, injure many in Benue https://thecitizenng.com/herdsmen-behead-5-persons-injure-many-in-benue/ https://thecitizenng.com/herdsmen-behead-5-persons-injure-many-in-benue/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190103 Gunmen suspected to be herders have reportedly beheaded five persons at Tse-Apera Village, Nzorov district of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

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Gov. Diri flays FG over illegal deductions from Bayelsa revenue https://thecitizenng.com/gov-diri-flays-fg-over-illegal-deductions-from-bayelsa-revenue/ https://thecitizenng.com/gov-diri-flays-fg-over-illegal-deductions-from-bayelsa-revenue/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190077 Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Tuesday flayed the deduction of the state’s revenue by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in favour of Rivers State following a high court ruling.

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New COVID-19 cases drop to 176 https://thecitizenng.com/new-covid-19-cases-drop-to-176/ https://thecitizenng.com/new-covid-19-cases-drop-to-176/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:42:01 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190075 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as announced by the NCDC on Tuesday shrank to 176, in contrast to the 195 logged on Monday.

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Edo: No mercy for Oshiomhole if he creates problems, says Obaseki https://thecitizenng.com/edo-no-mercy-for-oshiomhole-if-he-creates-problems-says-obaseki/ https://thecitizenng.com/edo-no-mercy-for-oshiomhole-if-he-creates-problems-says-obaseki/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:41:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190076 Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended a hand of fellowship to Adams Oshiomhole, former

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Nigerian Navy deploys 6 warships, 60 gunboats against pirates, oil thieves https://thecitizenng.com/nigerian-navy-deploys-6-warships-60-gunboats-against-pirates-oil-thieves/ https://thecitizenng.com/nigerian-navy-deploys-6-warships-60-gunboats-against-pirates-oil-thieves/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:41:50 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190074 The Nigerian Navy has deployed troops on board six warships, including 60 gunboats, in a special military exercise to tackle pirates, oil smugglers and other criminals in the nation’s waters.

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Bulk purchase of palliatives caused high food prices – Governors https://thecitizenng.com/bulk-purchase-of-palliatives-caused-high-food-prices-governors/ https://thecitizenng.com/bulk-purchase-of-palliatives-caused-high-food-prices-governors/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:41:14 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190073 The Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, and his Kebbi State counterpart, Atiku Bagudu, on Tuesday said bulk purchase of food items as palliatives for the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the high cost of food in the country.

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Gov. Umahi, Ohanaeze advise Ndigbo to invest in South-East https://thecitizenng.com/gov-umahi-ohanaeze-advise-ndigbo-to-invest-in-south-east/ https://thecitizenng.com/gov-umahi-ohanaeze-advise-ndigbo-to-invest-in-south-east/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:41:09 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190072 The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; and the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, on Tuesday reiterated the need for Ndigbo in diaspora to return home and invest towards economic development

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I’m not under surveillance by US govt, says Atiku https://thecitizenng.com/im-not-under-surveillance-by-us-govt-says-atiku/ https://thecitizenng.com/im-not-under-surveillance-by-us-govt-says-atiku/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:33:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190071 A former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said neither him nor any member of his family is under any surveillance, explaining that

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Boko Haram ambush: Gov. Zulum donates house, N20m to family of late Col. Bako https://thecitizenng.com/boko-haram-ambush-gov-zulum-donates-house-n20m-to-family-of-late-col-bako/ https://thecitizenng.com/boko-haram-ambush-gov-zulum-donates-house-n20m-to-family-of-late-col-bako/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:33:06 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190070 Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday announced a donation of a house and 20 million Naira to the widow and children left behind by late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako.

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Rivers CP orders arrest of five policemen for killing musician https://thecitizenng.com/rivers-cp-orders-arrest-of-five-policemen-for-killing-musician/ https://thecitizenng.com/rivers-cp-orders-arrest-of-five-policemen-for-killing-musician/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:31:21 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190069 Rivers Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan has ordered arrest of Sergeant Isaiah Ben and four other policemen for allegedly shooting 20-year-old singer dead.

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Enugu govt, UNICEF, U-TOLF, organize workshop to end open defecation https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-govt-unicef-u-tolf-organize-workshop-to-end-open-defecation/ https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-govt-unicef-u-tolf-organize-workshop-to-end-open-defecation/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:29:35 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190068 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, declared open a workshop for the development of the state’s roadmap for the attainment of the “Open Defecation Free (ODF)” goal by 2025.

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FBI-wanted fraud suspect surrenders to EFCC https://thecitizenng.com/fbi-wanted-fraud-suspect-surrenders-to-efcc/ https://thecitizenng.com/fbi-wanted-fraud-suspect-surrenders-to-efcc/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:26:35 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190067 A fraud suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Felix Okpoh, has surrendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos.

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CBN reduces lending rate to 11.5% https://thecitizenng.com/cbn-reduces-lending-rate-to-11-5/ https://thecitizenng.com/cbn-reduces-lending-rate-to-11-5/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:25:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190065 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday reduced the Monetary Policy Rate from 12.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee Meeting in Abuja.

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Truck drivers sue AGF, 36 states over alleged excessive taxation https://thecitizenng.com/truck-drivers-sue-agf-36-states-over-alleged-excessive-taxation/ https://thecitizenng.com/truck-drivers-sue-agf-36-states-over-alleged-excessive-taxation/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:25:16 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190066 Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has asked the Federal High Court to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to stop roadblocks and collection of tax, levies or fees from their members.

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Polaris Bank marks 1st year anniversary of UNEP-FI banking principles, outlines remarkable milestones https://thecitizenng.com/polaris-bank-marks-1st-year-anniversary-of-unep-fi-banking-principles-outlines-remarkable-milestones/ https://thecitizenng.com/polaris-bank-marks-1st-year-anniversary-of-unep-fi-banking-principles-outlines-remarkable-milestones/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:23:38 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190064 Polaris Bank has recorded remarkable success in adopting the United Nations Environment Programme Financial Initiatives (UNEP-FI) Principles for Responsible Banking.

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FirstBank partners Arese Ugwu, unveils Smart Money Woman TV series https://thecitizenng.com/firstbank-partners-arese-ugwu-unveils-smart-money-woman-tv-series/ https://thecitizenng.com/firstbank-partners-arese-ugwu-unveils-smart-money-woman-tv-series/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:23:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190063 First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman.

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Nigeria to celebrate 60 sports icons https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-to-celebrate-60-sports-icons/ https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-to-celebrate-60-sports-icons/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:20:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190062 Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has stated that 60 Nigerian sporting icons will be celebrated for 60 days as part of the country’s 60th Independence celebrations.

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