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Amaechi accuses Customs of frustrating port operations

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the failure of the Nigeria Customs Service to connect to the National Single Window, a cross-government website for trade facilitation, is hindering the effective operation at the seaports.

Vanguard

Fight over talks with FG: N-Delta militants reject pro-MEND negotiators

Amid the uncertainty surrounding the talks between the Federal Government and militants to resolve issues that led to renewed bombing of oil facilities in the Niger-Delta, some militant groups in the region, yesterday, rejected what they called the grandstanding of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) as their chief negotiator, even as they dismissed  MEND’s selection of a group of persons, dubbed Aaron Team 2, to dialogue with government on militants’ behalf.

Thisday

In a Major Breakthrough, DSS Nabs Key Militant Leader, Mastermind of Coup Rumour

Armed groups behind the onslaught on the oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta suffered a major blow last week as the Department of State Services announced yesterday that it had arrested a key militant leader suspected to be the brains behind some recent devastating attacks. Jones Abiri aka General Akotebe Darikoro, the leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, according to the DSS, was arrested on July 21 in Yenagoa.

The Sun

Igbo deserve a better deal –Madumere

DEPUTY Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has disclosed that one of his regrets was that he did not leave the United States earlier to come and contribute to nation building. Reflecting on the lessons life has taught him at 52, he said there is a world of difference between personal and political friends

Daily Times

I will not stop criticizing APC administration – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Friday said he would not stop being vocal in his criticism of the All Progressives Congress-led government despite attempts to keep him silent.

Daily Trust

Ooni to boost tourism with $1.4 bln project

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), has begun the $1.4 billion Technology City Project aimed at harnessing the tourism potential of the ancient city.

Leadership

APC Tasks Ndoma-Egba On Infrastructural Decay In Cross River

The Cross River State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has urged Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba to help address the lingering infrastructural challenges in Cross Rivers State.

The Nation

DSS arrests suspect over Buhari overthrow hoax, missile attack threat

It named the suspect behind the coup rumour and missile attack threat  as Jones Abiri, aka General Akotebe Darikoro, leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF).

Daily Independent

Re-Run Elections: PDP Good In Kogi, APC Holds Imo

Early signs that the two leading parties in Nigeria split the two states where re-run elections took place yesterday, just as final results were being expected. Reports have it that opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had it good in Kogi State while the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) retained its hold on Imo.

 

 

 

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

John Eneche

Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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