Again, Buhari Restates Order For Security Operatives To Shoot Anyone Wielding AK-47

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Lagos reiterated that his directive to security agencies, to shoot any person or persons found illegally wielding AK-47s and other assault weapons, remains in place. The President also vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.’’ Read Full Story

Respect Citizens’ Right And Reverse Suspension Of Twitter, US Tells FG

The US has called on the Nigerian government to respect the rights of its citizens to freely express themselves by reversing its suspension of Twitter’s operations in the West African country. In a statement issued on Thursday evening by the spokesperson of the Department of State Ned Price, the US explained that freedom of expression and access to information are both essential ingredients in any democratic setting. Read Full Story

Gov Okowa tells FG to redirect fuel subsidy funds to healthcare and education

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the Federal Government to redirect fuel subsidy funds to healthcare and education services to touch the lives of poor Nigerians. Okowa says the best way to attend to the very low people in the society is through their health and education needs. Read Full Story

CBN Plans Digital Currency Launch by December

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled plans to launch a digital currency before December. The Director, Information Technology, CBN, Ms. Rakiya Mohammed, said yesterday, during a virtual media briefing at the end of a Bankers Committee meeting that also held virtually that the digital currency would be accessible to all Nigerians. Read Full Story

Army redeploys 11 Generals in shakeup

The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment of 11 Generals and other senior officers in a major shakeup, following the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya. The redeployment is coming a few days after 29 Generals, who are seniors to the COAS, were reportedly retired. Read Full Story

Buhari flags off Lagos-Ibadan railway operations

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, flagged off full commercial operations on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line project, describing it as another milestone in the revitalization of railway projects to boost economic activities in Nigeria. Buhari said the project was part of the Lagos-Kano railway project, which already has the Abuja-Kaduna component. Read Full Story

Igangan massacre: If you can’t protect us, Igboho, others can – Mailafia warns Buhari

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has blamed the recent attack which took place in Igangan on the failure of state security. Mailafia, a former Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) made this disclosure while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Read Full Story

FG is not after Nigerians tweeting from any part of the world but those aiding Twitter to flout ban – AGF Abubakar Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has dismissed reports that his office will be prosecuting Nigerians who tweet despite the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria. Malami said his office will not be prosecuting Nigerians residing in or out of the country who are making use of the microblogging site, but will go after any company or entity that offers to help Twitter bypass the suspension of its operations in the country. Read Full Story