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The brief: Abacha’s deceit; Evil forces; Subsidy confusion

General Sani Abacha, who ruled the country from 1993 until his death in 1998, deceived politicians to get into power. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says…

General Sani Abacha, who ruled the country from 1993 until his death in 1998, deceived politicians to get into power.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Even though “the soul of the North, and of Nigeria by extension, is being contested by some of the most destructive and evil forces in contemporary history,” the Buhari Administration is firmly resolved to resist and defeat them.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, is yet to comment on the position of Senate President Ahmed Lawan that President Muhammadu Buhari did not direct anyone in his administration to implement the removal of petroleum subsidy.

IBB: How Abacha Deceived Activists, Prominent Nigerians To Get Into Power

General Sani Abacha, who ruled the country from 1993 until his death in 1998, deceived politicians to get into power, according to General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, popularly known as IBB.

Abacha, whom IBB described as his “very good friend”, also served as the Chief of Army Staff during the latter’s military regime from 1985 and was subsequently appointed the Minister of Defence under the same government in 1990.

Fire Razes Borno IDPs Camp, Renders Over 100 Homeless

A strange fire outbreak at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Gamboru Ngala in Borno has rendered over 100 inmates homeless.

The fire outbreak which occurred on Sunday evening completely destroyed three mudbrick shelters, 12 makeshift shelters and nine emergency shelters.

We’ll Defeat Evil Forces Contesting The Soul Of Nigeria – Osinbajo

Even though “the soul of the North, and of Nigeria by extension, is being contested by some of the most destructive and evil forces in contemporary history,” the Buhari Administration is firmly resolved to resist and defeat them, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo did not mince words, asserting that “it is a fight we are determined to win. And we know that by the grace of God, all of these evil forces will be completely exterminated.”

PODCAST: Did Buhari Actually Unveil Pyramids Of 13 Million Bags Of Rice?

A lot of controversy is following, just as it preceded, the unveiling by President Muhammadu Buhari of pyramids of reportedly 13 million bags of rice in Abuja.

The aim, according to the authorities, is to see a reduction in the price of rice, and a self-sufficient Nigeria in terms of food production. Click this link to listen to the podcast.

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Finance Minister Mum As Lawan Counters Her Claim On Fuel Subsidy

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, is yet to comment on the position of Senate President Ahmed Lawan that President Muhammadu Buhari did not direct anyone in his administration to implement the removal of petroleum subsidy.

In October, Zainab had announced that the federal government made provision for petrol subsidy only for the first six months of 2022 as the government looked towards complete deregulation of the sector.

Unemployment: Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb, EFCC Chair Warns

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has warned that Nigeria is living on a time bomb if the issue of youth unemployment is not addressed amidst the growing population explosion in the country.

Bawa, who was represented by the Director of Research, Department of Policy, Planning and Research, Mr Abiodun Adebanji, spoke on Tuesday in Kano at the opening session of a two-day conference, organised by the Centre for Economic, Social and Population Research (CESPOR), Bayero University Kano.

Family Feud: Davido Slams Cousin Over Plan To Contest Against Uncle In Osun Elelction

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has slammed his cousin over his interest in contesting in the Osun State governorship election against his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The Aye crooner took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to share a photo of his cousin holding a clearance certificate from the Peoples Democratic Party.

MFM, Abia Warriors Aim To End Rivers United, Remo Stars Unbeaten Run

As some week seven matches in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League get underway this afternoon across match venues, MFM of Lagos and Abia Warriors will be aiming to end the unbeaten run of table topping Remo Stars and Rivers United.

While Rivers United who are second on the table with 12 points are guests of MFM in Lagos, leaders Remo Stars who are topping the table with 14 points will play host to Abia Warriors in a contest that is expected to produce fireworks.

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