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Why arms smuggling persists at Nigerian ports, by experts

Concerned maritime experts have expressed the possibilities of having more arms being smuggled into Nigeria, if the proper checks and inspection mechanisms are not put in place at the seaports. Notwithstanding the commendations that trailed the feat achieved by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), many stakeholders believe the nation’s seaports should be

Northern governors meet Okorocha, reaffirm Nigeria’s unity

A team of five northern governors yesterday met with their Imo State counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and resolved to work for the indivisibility of Nigeria. The delegation, comprising the chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum and chief executive of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as well his Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina and Plateau colleagues,

Spain takes control of Catalonia’s finances to block referendum

Spain has taken control of Catalonia’s finances to prevent funds being used for an independence referendum it deems illegal, a move that limits the region’s autonomy and puts in doubt the payment of thousands of public workers’ salaries. “It is a total irresponsibility. They are leading us to an administrative collapse,”

Uncertainty over future of manufacturing in Nigeria, others

As the era of the fourth industrial revolution commences, African leaders and stakeholders have expressed worry about the future of manufacturing in the continent despite the avalanche of human and natural resources available. Indeed, they noted that the fourth industrial revolution otherwise known as Industry 4.0 is characterised by emerging technologies

Buhari asks UN to dialogue with North Korea over nuclear weapons

‘Nigeria will protect democracy under my leadership’ President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a United Nations delegation to urgently negotiate with North Korea over the development of accelerated nuclear weapons by the country. Addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York, United States, Buhari said all

Fake Buhari UN speech in circulation, Presidency says

The Nigerian government has said a fake text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech to be delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday is making the rounds online. The government, however, did not give the details of the content of the ‘fake speech’. President Buhari is currently in New York for

IPOB’s ban, link to terrorism unconstitutional, says Saraki

• ‘Lopsided appointments caused agitations’ • Lawmakers back Jonathan’s call for Council of State meeting • Army defends move against pro-Biafra supporters Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday faulted the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the army and the proscription of the group by the south-east