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Crime / Video: Reasons Young Nigerians Do Money Rituals by 774ngr: 6:26am On Feb 26
Politics / Re: Tinubu Apologises For Saying Pvcs Expire by 774ngr: 2:50pm On Jan 20
Politics / Tinubu Apologises For Saying Pvcs Expire by 774ngr: 2:50pm On Jan 20
One of the presidential aspirants in the coming general elections Bola Tinubu has said he was wrong to have told his supporters that the permanent voter cards (PVCs) issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had expired.

While addressing some women leaders who paid him a visit in Abuja, the presidential aspirant said the PVCs in the possession of citizens have expired.

“In case they do not announce to you on time, the PVC you have has expired,” Tinubu had said.

“Take one family member, two family members, knock on all doors and make sure that the new registration… Because they may not announce to you on time. The PVCs you have expired. Yes!”


Politics / Re: Soludo’s Politics Of Poverty, Market Photoshoot And Anambra 2021 by 774ngr: 3:37am On Sep 11, 2021
Politics / Soludo’s Politics Of Poverty, Market Photoshoot And Anambra 2021 by 774ngr: 3:37am On Sep 11, 2021
Nigerian politicians, in a build-up to the 2015 general elections, unveiled a yet to be matched sophistry in any electioneering campaign since the amalgamation of 1914. They christened it connecting to the poor masses but over the years Nigerians have acceded that these political gimmicks are the basest of mockery to their sensibilities.

Nigerians watched the theatre of the absurd; from the pap drinking Ortom of Benue to the ‘ponmo’ buying Fayose of Ekiti. Imolites laughed to smithereens as they watched Rochas bottle feed babies while roasting yellow corn by the roadside. Who would forget the corn eating duo of Oshiomole and Obaseki. And how Atiku gulped down sachets of pure water while eating from rusted aluminium plates made the comedy bearable.

Granted, these were theatrics they needed to display to prove they were felt what the masses were passing through but over the years , the policy thrust they unleashed after winning these elections have left Nigerians poorer. Politicians engaging in these shows of public sympathy after 2015 are regarded as retrogressive.

On Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, when I saw pictures of him warming up to indigent market women at Oye Afuzor market in Isuofia and buying their wares, the emotions I went through in seconds were revulsion, disappointment, shame and exasperation. For a man of his standing to still play such politics of deprivation and public sympathy is way too low.

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Politics / Re: Adamawa Becomes First Northern State To Support VAT Reform by 774ngr: 4:01pm On Sep 09, 2021
LG chairmen demand 50-50 VAT sharing formula, kick against Sanwo-Olu’s 75-25


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Politics / Re: Amid VAT Saga, States Sue FG Over Sharing Of Stamp Duty Revenue by 774ngr: 3:55pm On Sep 09, 2021

Politics / Re: Buhari In Imo: Infrastructure Legacy Projects Of PMB-Led FG In The SE by 774ngr: 3:53pm On Sep 09, 2021
Sports / Re: Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by 774ngr: 3:52pm On Sep 09, 2021
Sports / Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by 774ngr: 3:52pm On Sep 09, 2021
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand condemned social media firms for failing to crack down on racial abuse, warning they were helping to “normalize” such language among young people in schools.

The former England international told lawmakers on Thursday how he had to explain to his own children why people were leaving monkey and banana emojis under his posts on social media.

“Players shouldn’t have to go through this,” he told MPs and peers scrutinizing draft legislation into reforming social media rules for platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “In the 70s and 80s, it was something that was a lot more common. We went through a period where maybe it was behind the scenes a little bit more, but now the data is telling us it’s here and it’s back.”

His testimony came two months after England stars were racially abused online after the country lost on penalties to Italy in the European Championship final. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at the time that he “utterly” condemned the online abuse, and pledged that those found guilty would be banned from attended soccer matches.

The U.K.’s proposed Online Safety Bill would compel Silicon Valley giants to share information about the content on their platforms — a shift from the status quo where the companies provide it voluntarily — and aims to protect people from illegal and harmful content.

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Crime / Re: Abia Police Arrest Ex-convict, Two Others Over Murder [VIDEO] by 774ngr: 5:30pm On Sep 03, 2021
Police lawyer reveals how Abba Kyari asked him to divert cash, assets seized from slain kidnap kingpin E-Money

Education / Re: ASUU Threatens To Sue DSS Over Alleged Assault by 774ngr: 5:28pm On Sep 03, 2021
Education / ASUU Threatens To Sue DSS Over Alleged Assault by 774ngr: 5:28pm On Sep 03, 2021
The Kano Zone of ASUU is set to institute legal action against the Department of State Service (DSS) over an alleged assault of one of its members.

Chairman of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) chapter of the union, Prof. Rabiu Nasiru, made the declaration at a news conference he addressed on Friday in Zaria, Kaduna State.

He alleged that the DSS assaulted one Prof. Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Kano Zonal Coordinator of the union while on a union assignment.

He said that the news conference was aimed at calling the attention of concerned authorities and the general public to “unwholesome activities of some personnel of the DSS’’.
Politics / Nigerians Share Their Experiences About How They Were Scammed by 774ngr: 6:38am On Aug 29, 2021
Politics / What Nigerians Are Saying About Electronic Transmission Of Election 2023 Results by 774ngr: 6:27am On Aug 29, 2021
Nairaland / General / Lagos Pays Over N32b To 8,170 Retirees by 774ngr: 4:15pm On Aug 04, 2021
Lagos State Government has paid accrued pension rights of N32.09 billion to 8,170 retirees under the government of Governor Babatunde Sanwoolu.

The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle said the beneficiaries were from the Mainstream, Local Government, State Universal Basic Board (SUBEB), Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and other parastatals.

She spoke at the 87th Retirement Bond Certificate Presentation to retirees of the Public Service in Ikeja, Lagos.

She said the government paid N1.011 billion pension into the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of 247 retirees.

Presenting the certificates to the 247 retirees, the Commissioner said: “Despite the huge liabilities, the administration has ensured the prompt payment of pension entitlements to retirees under the Pay As You Go Pension Scheme monthly, while LASPEC ensures payment of accrued pension rights to retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme to enable them access their Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) without delay.

“Today, under the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the government has, once again, honoured its obligations as stated in the amended Lagos State Contributory Pension Scheme Law, by the presentation of the certificates to the 87th batch retirees from the state Public Servie.” He advised retirees to embrace the challenges of the new phase of life.’’

LASPEC’s Director-General, Mr. Babalola Obilana commended thepension firms for ensuring that retirees had access to their benefits.[img][/img][img][/img][url][/url]https://www.774ngr.com/2021/08/04/lagos-pays-over-n32b-to-8170-retirees/

Nairaland / General / Miyetti Allah Accuses FBI Of Conniving With IPOB by 774ngr: 3:57pm On Aug 02, 2021
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) has condemned the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for failing to speak up against the arrest warrant on Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, by the FBI

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Nairaland / General / Re: Israeli Filmmakers: Our Arrest And Torture By DSS by 774ngr: 9:32am On Aug 02, 2021
Nairaland / General / Israeli Filmmakers: Our Arrest And Torture By DSS by 774ngr: 9:27am On Aug 02, 2021
Rochman Rudy, one of the three Israeli filmmakers arrested by the State Security Service (SSS), says the experience in the hands of the captors typified the suffering of Igbos in Nigeria.

Rudy and fellow film-maker Noam Leibman and French-Israeli Journalist E. David Benaym were arrested by the secret police who accused them of supporting the activities of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The trio were arrested at Ogidi village, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State while shooting a documentary, “We Were Never Lost”, which explores Jewish communities in African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Nigeria.

They spent 20 days in detention without being charged to court by the Nigerian government.

However, in a statement released on his official Instagram page Saturday, Mr Rudy explained that they had set out to tell the story of the Igbo Jews before their unlawful arrest.

“We only managed to film for two days out of the two weeks planned in Igboland when armed militants wearing black ski masks forced us at gunpoint into a van, stripping us of our phones and passports. We didn’t see the light of day or had any form of communication with the outside world till we were released 20 days later,” Mr Rudy wrote.

Rudy stressed the need to reset focus on the Igbos who have been living in the reality of the 20 days of the ill-treatment they suffered at the hands of Nigeria’s secret police.

“Now that we are back, it’s important to reset and focus on the Igbo Jews who’ve faced what we went through their whole lives and still live with that reality daily,” he added.

The Israeli further disclosed that he and his team have been blocked from subsequent visits to Nigeria.

Igbos under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration have constantly complained of marginalisation and maltreatment.

In May, Buhari in a tweet deemed genocidal threatened to deal with Igbo youths over the destruction of government facilities in the region.

The president, in a post shared on his official Twitter page, vowed that “those misbehaving” would “soon have the shock of their lives,” while referencing his role during the 1967 Biafra war where over a million people were gruesomely killed.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War,” his deleted post said. “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Religion / "WE JUST KILL" Sheikh Bello Yabo by 774ngr: 2:47pm On Jul 16, 2021
An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Bello Yabo, has ordered instant killing of a young man, arrested in Sokoto on allegations on blasphemy against prophet Mohammed.
He says, in a sermon delivered in Hausa, translated in English by @774_ngr that he should be killed the moment he's released


Celebrities / Amber Heard Shares She Welcomed Baby Girl by 774ngr: 3:27pm On Jul 02, 2021
Amber Heard shared the news that she welcomed a daughter on April 8, 2021. Read on for the actress' heartwarming announcement. On Thursday, July 1, the Aquaman actress announced the arrival of her child, a daughter, named Oonagh Paige Heard, on Instagram. She shared a photo of herself cradling the newborn, writing, "I'm so excited to share this news with you....


Health / COVID-19: NCDC Reports 74 Additional Infections, 1 Death by 774ngr: 7:49am On Jul 02, 2021
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 74 new COVID-19 cases, as of July 1, with one death. The NCDC said on its website on Friday that the country’s active COVID-19 cases were still over 1,300. The Public Health agency said the additional positive coronavirus samples were recorded in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It added that Lagos reported the highest figure of 49 new cases, Ondo State reported 12, while Oyo and Rivers State recorded three cases each....


Education / Students Who Live On Campus Are Academically, Morally Better – Dean by 774ngr: 8:18pm On Jul 01, 2021
Prof. Lanre Ajibade, the University of Ilorin's Dean of Student Affairs, has stated that students who reside on campus do better academically and morally. This information was revealed by Mr Ajibade during a press conference in Ilorin on Thursday. He claimed that data proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that students who live on campus do better academically and are more morally upright than their off-campus counterparts....


Celebrities / Iyabo Ojo Surrenders, Apologises To TAMPAN by 774ngr: 5:14pm On Jul 01, 2021
Iyabo Ojo, a Yoruba film actress, has finally given up and apologized to the Nigerian Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association (TAMPAN). Her apology comes after she was previously suspended by the organisation. TAMPAN suspended Iyabo Ojo for a variety of reasons, including her strong stance on Baba Ijesha's issue. They also pointed out that the actress made disparaging remarks against the Association and the business in general....


Religion / Buhari Govt May Arrest Nigerian Priests – Mbaka by 774ngr: 12:00pm On Jul 01, 2021
The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has raised the alarm saying the President Muhammadu Buhari administration may start to arrest priests in the country. Mbaka suggested that clerics speaking the truth to power risk persecution and incarceration. In a sermon, the government critic insisted that Nigeria is not on the right track....


Sports / Napoli Set To Extend Osimhen’s Contract To 2027 To Ward Off Suitors by 774ngr: 11:14pm On Jun 30, 2021
Italian giants Napoli are set to keep the Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhem till 2027 with another two-year contract. Top Italian transfer expert, Paolo Bargiggia disclosed this in an interview with casanapoli.net Osimhen is wanted by several top clubs in Europe, most notably, English Premier League side Tottenham. But he has stated in clear terms that he has no plans to leave Napoli and is looking forward to working with the club’s new manager, Luciano Spalletti....

Crime / Engineer Docked For Allegedly Killing Landlady’s Chickens by 774ngr: 1:13pm On Jun 30, 2021
Lateef Agbaje, a 62-year-old engineer appeared at Kubwa, Abuja, on Wednesday for the alleged killing of his landlady's 19 chickens. The police charged Agbaje, who resides in Dutse, Abuja with mischief . The prosecution counsel, John Okpa told the court that the complainant, Mrs Ukanwa Goodness, reported the matter at the Dutse Alhaji Police Station sometime on May 17. Okpa said that the complainant, who is the defendant’s landlady, discovered that 19 of her chickens, which she rears in her compound, worth N87, 000 were killed....


Foreign Affairs / South Africa’s Zuma Sentenced To 15 Months In Jail by 774ngr: 4:56pm On Jun 29, 2021
South Africa’s top court on Tuesday handed former president Jacob Zuma a 15-month jail term for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before graft investigators. “The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court,” judge Sisi Khampepe said. Zuma, 79, is accused of enabling the plunder of state coffers during his nearly nine-year stay in office....


Crime / Robbers Injure Six NYSC Members In Oshogbo by 774ngr: 12:46pm On Jun 29, 2021
Robbers have injured six members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in an attack on their lodge in Osun State. The attackers took away phones, laptops, cash and whatever else they could lay hands on. The incident happened on Saturday evening at the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) lodge at Dada Estate when the corps members were praying, it was gathered....


Politics / Defection: 18 APC Govs, Others Set To Receive Matawalle by 774ngr: 2:41pm On Jun 28, 2021
No fewer than 18 All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are expected to receive Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday. The Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the organising ceremony and Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed in an interview with the NAN in Gusau on Monday. Dosara said, “the Progressive governors will be led by the APC Chairman Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Gov....


Celebrities / Iyabo Ojo’s Daughter Graduates From Babcock University’ by 774ngr: 10:02am On Jun 28, 2021
Nollywood movie star Iyabo Ojo has got everything to be thankful for as her daughter, Priscilla has graduated from Babcock University. The movie star took to her Instagram page on Sunday, June 27, 2021, where she shared photos from her daughter's graduation. "What can I say unto the Lord, all I have to say is thank you Lord�� Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord, all I have to say is thank you Lord �������,"...


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