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Rank Cities Population 1 Lagos 21,000,000 2 Kano 3,550,000 3 Ibadan 3,160,000 4 Abuja 3,000,000 5 Benin City 1,147,188 6 Ilorin 908,490 7 Jos 873,943 8 Kaduna 760,084 9 Enugu 722,664
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Chaos As Zamfara Schoolgirls Reunion Turns Bloody [This Day] One person was feared dead and others reportedly injured yesterday when a mob invaded the venue of the reunion of the 279 students of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State at the school premises. Zamfara Govt Imposes Curfew in Jangebe After Violent Protest [Premium Times] The government says it imposed the curfew to restore law and order Governors Meet Today On Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines [This Day] The governors of the 36 states of the federation will today meet to discuss modalities for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines that arrived from India on Tuesday. Shoot Anyone With AK-47 in the Bushes - Buhari [Vanguard] Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47. Army Declares 12 Officers, 89 Soldiers Wanted for Deserting Warfront [Premium Times] The 12 senior officers and 89 soldiers deserted the war front after Insurgents attacked Marte and Dikwa. There's a Strong Suspicion That Choppers Ferry Arms for Bandits - Presidency [Daily Trust] Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media and Publicity, says there is a strong suspicion that choppers are being used to ferry arms for bandits. VP Osinbajo Urges EU Not to Stop Financing Nigeria's Gas Projects [Premium Times] "A just transition to net-zero emissions, probably one where gas as a fossil fuel is still supported, especially for those of us in this part of the world, is absolutely important." U.S. Govt Asks Court to Block Information On Hushpuppi's Victims, Others [Premium Times] The information the U.S. authorities want to be protected include details concerning victims, yet-to-be-apprehended conspirators, and investigation techniques. 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NATIONAL Okorocha-Uzodinma fight gets messier as Orlu women, men lock horns From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri There is no end to the battle between former governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha and Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Buhari From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammedu Buhari has urged Nigerians to go about their lawful businesses as the country’s El-Rufai inaugurates board of investment agency, with former Emir Sanusi as Vice-Chairman From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency(KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Another Jigawa Reps member, Yuguda Hassan is dead From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse Another member house of representatives representing Gwaram federal constituency in Jigawa state, Honourable Yuguda Hassan Kila 2,700 A’Ibom women benefit from FG’s special grant From Joe Effiong The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women Join us to claim ownership of oil-rich Tongeji Island, Abiodun tells FG From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on the Federal Government to join hands with the Bandits attack Police Minister’s hometown, kill one, abduct two From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have reportedly attacked Saketa Village in Dingyadi community of Bodinga NASS calls for increased funding for Galaxy Backbone From Benjamin Babine, Abuja The National Assembly (NASS) Committee has called on the Federal Government to increase funding for Forum raises the alarm over widespread poverty From Okwe Obi, Abuja A Non-govenmental Organisation, Youth Alliance For Good Governance (YAGG), has expressed displeasure over what it described My trial was pure display of naked power by Magu – Obla From Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Reps move to amend FRC Act Fuel scarcity: Marketers raise ex-depot price to N163/litre By Adewale Sanyaolu Fuel retailers have accused private depots of being responsible for the shortage of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) CBN facilitates release of 50,000MT of maize The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made good its pledge to release 50,000 metric tonnes of maize into the NSE: Domestic inflows hit N98.59bn By Chinwendu Obienyi The value of domestic cash inflow on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) grew by Local production key to startup, economic growth –Kolade, Fisolak Group boss By Ayo Alonge [email protected] The Chief Executive Officer of Fisolak Group, Princess Toyin Kolade, sits atop subsidiaries including Arikay Oil AfCFTA: High electricity tariff, other challenges’ll hurt Nigeria’s competitiveness –MAN By Merit Ibe The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has restated the urgent need for the Federal Government to address Electricity: Nigeria loses N165bn to inefficiencies annually –LCCI The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has disclosed that about $1 billion (N165 billion) is lost annually to Coca-Cola partners SWEEP Foundation on environmental waste management The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered the Statewide Waste and Environmental Education Project (SWEEP) Foundation to rid Lagos of wastes through Enterprise Life Assurance begins operation in Nigeria Stories by Chiamaka Ajeamo , [email protected] 08060655687 With a promise of new life for Nigerians, Enterprise Life Assurance Company Federal parastatal pensioners urge Buhari to raise retirees emoluments Pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) and members of the Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners’ Association of Nigeria AM Best affirms AXA Mansard credit ratings AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has announced the affirmation of its rating outlook by the global insurance rating agency, A.M. Best Juve into fourth successive Cup final Imo Assembly sacks Majority Leader Uche Ogbuagu From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The internal wrangling between members of the Imo State House of Assembly took another turn Thursday Reps, Gbajabiamila and politics of defection From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The rank of the minority caucus in the House of Representatives is depleting. At the last 2023: Abia politicians must respect zoning –Apugo From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Former general manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo APC accuses governor of operating without commissioners for 3 months From Tony Osauzo, Benin The Edo State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Col David Imuse (retd), Jigawa PDP crisis lingers as party expel gubernatorial candidate From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse The crisis in the Jigawa State People's Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified with its State Working Governors reconcile after war of words From Paul Orude Bauchi The very public war of words between Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed and his Benue State counterpart, Gov Wike urges media practitioners to report objectively (NAN) Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday urged media practitioners to be more circumspect while reporting issues that could President of Igbo extraction possible in 2023 –Professor Greg Ibe From Chuks Onuoha, Aba The Chancellor of Gregory University, a privately owned University, in Uturu, Isuikwuato LGA of Abia State, Mass entrants into PDP greets Okonkwo’s guber declaration Thousands of new entrants and returnees to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) greeted Monday’s official declaration of foremost contender in Ikpeazu’s kinsmen in North fire back at Adeyemi over remarks From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Abia State indigenes under the auspices of ODINMA ABIA in the 19 Northern States have taken Osinbajo to commission projects in Kwara Tuesday MCSN appoints King Sunny Ade as president The Board of the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd/Gte (MCSN) has appointed music maestro, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye popularly known Wini Lazarus dedicates movie to Bello, Tinubu, others Nollywood actress, Wini Lazarus has dedicated her latest movie, My Body, My Pride to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. According I want a man with fear of God, one who’ll see me as queen –Nkiruka Ngana, Miss Olamma By Christian Agadibe To the newly crowned Miss Olamma Igbo, Nkiruka Elizabeth Ngana, a lot of people in the fashion Dice Ailes unlocks visuals to Money Dance song Afro-pop musician, Dice Ailes has unlocked the scintillating visuals to his newly released groovy tune, Money Dance. Dice Ailes upped NCPC denies appointing Tonto Dikeh peace ambassador The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), has denied the rumour making rounds that it appointed Tonto Dikeh as its Peace Majek’s ex-manager, Uzoma’s new video celebrates life Musician and former manager of the late reggae icon, Majek Fashek, Omenka Uzoma Day aka Uzo, has dropped a music I’ll seek divorce if my hubby demands paternity test –Salma Aminu, actress By Tony Ogaga For actress cum filmmaker, Salma Aminu, there is no reason for paternity test as long as there Reason I rejected suitor –Shebaby Seyi Ariyo, popularly known as Shebaby, has revealed her relationship status and why she rejected a suitor whose love gesture Why pretty girls can’t escape sexual harassment –Jane Obi For Nollywood actress and model, Jane Obi, she always tries to avoid any situation that would box her into Why I don’t like kissing in movies –Chioma Toplis, actress By Ephraim Nwosu Chioma Orji, better known as Chioma Toplis in the movie industry, is a screen goddess, super model,
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