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Daily Watch – FIRS to get expanded tax collection ‘access,’ New wave of resignations rock Army

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kaduna State Correctional Centre where they are both being held, according to multiple news reports. El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since 2015 after some of his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna. The IMN leader is standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of the public peace, among other charges. In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed, son of the IMN leader, said Zeenat has not been evacuated to an isolation centre for treatment despite informing authorities at the correctional centre of her status. The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) appealed to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday to release the Muslim cleric and his wife in light of their COVID-19 diagnosis. The IHRC has also written to the United Nations asking the international body to exert pressure on Nigeria to do the same. Mohammed El-Zakzaky has said his mother’s COVID-19 positive status is being used as an “assassination tool” by the government. President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated ministries, departments, agencies and business enterprises to grant access to the Federal Inland Revenue ...
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Daily Watch – FIRS to get expanded tax collection ‘access,’ New wave of resignations rock Army

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, ...
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Daily Watch – Afenifere backs Akeredolu, INEC considers NIN as prerequisite for voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission is considering making the National ...
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Daily Watch – INEC pegs Anambra gubernatorial for 6 November, France seeks Sahel strategy ‘adjustment’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has flagged off the cash transfer of ...
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Daily Watch – Ogun communities accuse Army of herdsmen collaboration, CBN promises flood of maize in February

Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to ...
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Daily Watch – Customs shuts Nigeria-Niger border post, Borno military base changes hands between ISWAP and Army

Three suspected sea pirates have been arrested in Bayelsa and ...
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Daily Watch – NASS proposes ₦10bn for presidential election spending, Heineken primed for Champion Breweries takeover

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is ...
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Daily Watch – FG recurrent spending hit ₦3.19 trillion in 2020, Uganda shuts internet ahead of presidential vote

Retired soldiers barricaded the Ministry of Finance in Abuja on ...
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Daily Watch – FG did not ‘make provision’ for subsidies, US says Al Qaeda has new home base in Iran

A court martial sitting at the Nigerian Army's 7 Division ...
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Daily Watch – COVID claims NDLEA recruitment exercise, Lagos says ₦2.5bn lost to Lekki toll closure

The Federal Government on Monday signed the contract papers for ...
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Daily Watch – Amotekun denies clash with herdsmen in Oyo, Govt to sanction companies over graduate employment

The Commandant, Oyo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, Rtd ...
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Daily Watch – FG suspends new power tariff, Admits that 2m Nigerians are displaced

Thousands of applicants were locked out of the offices of ...
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Daily Watch – FG to borrow from unclaimed account balances dividends, Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol Hill

Nine militant groups under the coalition of the Reformed Niger ...
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Daily Watch – NERC faffs and waffles over tariff rise, Nigeria’s COVID positive rate spikes

One in five persons tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria is ...
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Daily Watch – FG rules out fresh lockdown, Atiku divests out of Intels citing political pressure

Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has sold off his ...
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Daily Watch – 2020 debt service in striking distance of ₦2 trillion, Bandits kill 19 in Kaduna

The Lagos State Government says a new date for public ...
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Daily Watch – COVID-19 isolation centres reopening foretell second wave, Oil reaches highest levels in 9 months

Nigeria needs to compile a solid economic recovery plan with ...
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Daily Watch – NCC suspends new SIM registrations, Fresh police recruits join salary queue

About 10,000 constables who were recruited into the Nigeria Police ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari shifts tone on border closure, Congo parliament brawl leaves political alliance in limbo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, met behind closed doors with ...
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Daily Watch – NGF says insurgency feeding national insecurity, Pension withdrawals gathers pace

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi says ...
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Daily Watch – ASUU strike “not yet over”, Apapa gridlock costs Nigeria dear

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Buhari to ...
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Daily Watch – Finance Bill goes closer, Shekarau criticises Buhari over service chiefs

Access Bank is in talks to acquire some assets belonging ...
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Daily Watch – IPOB asks NASS for devolution, Buhari to address Reps on insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to face the House of ...
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Daily Watch – CBN tweaks remittance rules, Malaria to kill more Africans than covid-19

The World Health Organisation says that the number of deaths ...
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