TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 61575800 10 persons die as Boko Haram bombards Maiduguri https://thecitizenng.com/10-persons-die-as-boko-haram-bombards-maiduguri/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-persons-die-as-boko-haram-bombards-maiduguri https://thecitizenng.com/10-persons-die-as-boko-haram-bombards-maiduguri/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:18 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201308 Ten people have been confirmed dead and 47 others injured as Boko Haram terrorists bombed Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria on Tuesday

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State governors consider dialogue with bandits, others https://thecitizenng.com/state-governors-consider-dialogue-with-bandits-others/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=state-governors-consider-dialogue-with-bandits-others https://thecitizenng.com/state-governors-consider-dialogue-with-bandits-others/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:58:52 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201277 The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) may opt for dialogue with bandits and people affected by their atrocities to address insecurity in the country.

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Abia govt, Abaribe kick as Sen. Adeyemi abuses Gov. Ikpeazu https://thecitizenng.com/abia-govt-abaribe-kick-as-sen-adeyemi-abuses-gov-ikpeazu/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=abia-govt-abaribe-kick-as-sen-adeyemi-abuses-gov-ikpeazu https://thecitizenng.com/abia-govt-abaribe-kick-as-sen-adeyemi-abuses-gov-ikpeazu/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:56:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201305 There was mild drama at the Senate plenary yesterday as Senator Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi West, deviated from chamber rules while contributing to a motion on the urgent need for the restoration and revalidation of the Safe

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Hoodlums attack three Aba police stations, kill officers https://thecitizenng.com/hoodlums-attack-three-aba-police-stations-kill-officers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hoodlums-attack-three-aba-police-stations-kill-officers https://thecitizenng.com/hoodlums-attack-three-aba-police-stations-kill-officers/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:56:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201304 Hoodlums early Tuesday morning, attacked the Abayi Osisioma Ngwa divisional police station in Abia State, killing some of the operatives and setting the offices on fire.

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Nigeria’s collapse imminent – Catholic Bishops warn https://thecitizenng.com/nigerias-collapse-imminent-catholic-bishops-warn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nigerias-collapse-imminent-catholic-bishops-warn https://thecitizenng.com/nigerias-collapse-imminent-catholic-bishops-warn/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:56:11 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201303 Catholic Bishops under the umbrella of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have raised alarm over looming collapse of Nigeria as a nation.

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Buhari faults cyberspace for insecurity in Nigeria https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-faults-cyberspace-for-insecurity-in-nigeria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buhari-faults-cyberspace-for-insecurity-in-nigeria https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-faults-cyberspace-for-insecurity-in-nigeria/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:55:36 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201276 President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders to ensure that the nation’s Internet and cyberspace were used for the enhancement of

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Orlu: I invited military to Imo State – Gov. Uzodinma https://thecitizenng.com/orlu-i-invited-military-to-imo-state-gov-uzodinma/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=orlu-i-invited-military-to-imo-state-gov-uzodinma https://thecitizenng.com/orlu-i-invited-military-to-imo-state-gov-uzodinma/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:55:35 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201275 Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday justified the recent military invasion of some parts of Orsu and Orlu local government areas of his state despite the criticisms that trailed the operation.

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Police Commission blames cops for #EndSARS protests https://thecitizenng.com/police-commission-blames-cops-for-endsars-protests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-commission-blames-cops-for-endsars-protests https://thecitizenng.com/police-commission-blames-cops-for-endsars-protests/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:55:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201274 The Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, has attributed the #EndSARS protests to the misconduct of officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

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AfDB backs restructuring of Nigeria https://thecitizenng.com/afdb-backs-restructuring-of-nigeria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=afdb-backs-restructuring-of-nigeria https://thecitizenng.com/afdb-backs-restructuring-of-nigeria/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:51:36 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201273 The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has thrown his weight behind the call for the restructuring of the country, saying restructuring should not be driven by “political expediency but by economic

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We are determined to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, says Buhari https://thecitizenng.com/we-are-determined-to-lift-100-million-nigerians-out-of-poverty-says-buhari/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=we-are-determined-to-lift-100-million-nigerians-out-of-poverty-says-buhari https://thecitizenng.com/we-are-determined-to-lift-100-million-nigerians-out-of-poverty-says-buhari/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:51:30 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201272 President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday the administration’s ambitious policy of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty did not come by accident or “something we just bumped into,” but a deliberate one that will be pursued

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National Assembly confirms new service chiefs https://thecitizenng.com/national-assembly-confirms-new-service-chiefs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=national-assembly-confirms-new-service-chiefs https://thecitizenng.com/national-assembly-confirms-new-service-chiefs/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:51:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201271 The new service chiefs nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed by the House of Representatives.

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Ex-service chiefs: Confirming Buratai, others as ambassadors won’t stop ICC probe – PDP tells APC, lawmakers https://thecitizenng.com/ex-service-chiefs-confirming-buratai-others-as-ambassadors-wont-stop-icc-probe-pdp-tells-apc-lawmakers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ex-service-chiefs-confirming-buratai-others-as-ambassadors-wont-stop-icc-probe-pdp-tells-apc-lawmakers https://thecitizenng.com/ex-service-chiefs-confirming-buratai-others-as-ambassadors-wont-stop-icc-probe-pdp-tells-apc-lawmakers/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:48:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201270 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the Senate for “betraying Nigerians” by clearing former services chiefs for ambassadorial portfolios despite allegation of crime

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Former Pres. Jonathan hosts leaders of Gambian political parties over new constitution https://thecitizenng.com/former-pres-jonathan-hosts-leaders-of-gambian-political-parties-over-new-constitution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=former-pres-jonathan-hosts-leaders-of-gambian-political-parties-over-new-constitution https://thecitizenng.com/former-pres-jonathan-hosts-leaders-of-gambian-political-parties-over-new-constitution/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:48:29 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201269 In continuation of his effort to assist with facilitating a conversation towards a consensus on the making of a new constitution for The Gambia, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is hosting a three-day brainstorming session

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Hausa/Yoruba clash: Oyo State reopens Shasha Market, lifts curfew https://thecitizenng.com/hausa-yoruba-clash-oyo-state-reopens-shasha-market-lifts-curfew/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hausa-yoruba-clash-oyo-state-reopens-shasha-market-lifts-curfew https://thecitizenng.com/hausa-yoruba-clash-oyo-state-reopens-shasha-market-lifts-curfew/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:48:24 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201268 Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the immediate re-opening of the Shasha Market, in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state.

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Prayer warriors storm Gov. Bello’s office for 2023 presidency https://thecitizenng.com/prayer-warriors-storm-gov-bellos-office-for-2023-presidency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prayer-warriors-storm-gov-bellos-office-for-2023-presidency https://thecitizenng.com/prayer-warriors-storm-gov-bellos-office-for-2023-presidency/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:48:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201267 A group of prayer warriors on Tuesday converged at the office of Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello in Lokoja to pray for him and his 2023 presidential ambition.

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Senate orders probe of $20m Safe School Initiative fund https://thecitizenng.com/senate-orders-probe-of-20m-safe-school-initiative-fund/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senate-orders-probe-of-20m-safe-school-initiative-fund https://thecitizenng.com/senate-orders-probe-of-20m-safe-school-initiative-fund/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:40:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201266 The Senate has mandated the Committees on Education (Basic and Secondary), and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilization of over $20 million (USD) funding proposed and budgeted for the initiative over

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Ondo: Gov. Akeredolu swears in for second term today https://thecitizenng.com/ondo-gov-akeredolu-swears-in-for-second-term-today/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ondo-gov-akeredolu-swears-in-for-second-term-today https://thecitizenng.com/ondo-gov-akeredolu-swears-in-for-second-term-today/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:37:56 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201264 The Ondo state government has declared Wednesday (today) as public holiday as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu swears in for a second term.

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WAEC withholds 70,000 WASSCE results in Kano over debts https://thecitizenng.com/waec-withholds-70000-wassce-results-in-kano-over-debts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=waec-withholds-70000-wassce-results-in-kano-over-debts https://thecitizenng.com/waec-withholds-70000-wassce-results-in-kano-over-debts/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:37:37 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201263 No fewer than 70,000 candidates who sat the Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) October/November 2020 in Kano have yet to receive their results.

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Na’aba, Falana, Agbakoba, Utomi, others to unveil people’s constitution December https://thecitizenng.com/naaba-falana-agbakoba-utomi-others-to-unveil-peoples-constitution-december/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=naaba-falana-agbakoba-utomi-others-to-unveil-peoples-constitution-december https://thecitizenng.com/naaba-falana-agbakoba-utomi-others-to-unveil-peoples-constitution-december/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:37:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201262 Prominent Nigerian civil rights activists working as members of the Constitution Drafting/Coordinating Committee of the People’s Constitutional Dialogue, initiated by the National Consultative Front (NCFront), on Tuesday,

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Delta State, consortium seal Asaba Airport concession agreement https://thecitizenng.com/delta-state-consortium-seal-asaba-airport-concession-agreement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=delta-state-consortium-seal-asaba-airport-concession-agreement https://thecitizenng.com/delta-state-consortium-seal-asaba-airport-concession-agreement/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:37:15 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=201261 A 30-year concession agreement on the Asaba International Airport, Delta State, was yesterday signed between the state government and the Asaba Airport Company Limited, as the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, described the

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