NSA COERCING ARRESTED, DETAINED GOLD BUYERS TO IMPLICATE ZAMFARA GOVERNOR—GROUP ALLEGES

Gold Buyers and Jewelry Shop Owners Association has allegedly accused the National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj. Gen Babagana Mongonu of ordering the arrest and detention of some of its members with the intent of intimidating and coercing them into implicating the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle of buying gold from them in exchange for arms for bandits. The group stated that three of its members in Zaria and Minna have been arrested and are being tortured on the orders of the NSA to get them to admit that the Zamfara…

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JUST IN! BANKS UNBLOCK MTN, RECONNECT CUSTOMERS TO USSD

Commercial banks have reconnected MTN customers to banking channels after disconnecting them from their channels, including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and banking apps last Friday. The Nation learnt the development was due to intervention of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami and Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele. The banks blocked MTN subscribers, believed to be around 77millions accounting for about 45 per cent of the total telecommunication market share in Nigeria, with many of them stranded and unable to recharge airtime via USSD amid…

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PREMATURE DEPARTURE OF A BRIGHT STAR—TINUBU MOURNS YINKA ODUMAKIN

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has joined prominent Nigerians to mourn the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, describing the loss as a premature departure of a bright star. Tinubu, however, stressed that it would be impossible to credibly tell the story of the emergence of the democracy the country enjoys in the present dispensation without emblazoning Odumakin’s name in gold. Tinubu made the remarks in his condolence message on Saturday to the family of the deceased and Afenifere, the pan Yoruba group. Tinubu…

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