Buhari slowing down on doctors advise – Presidency 

The Presidency on Thursday assured Nigerians that there was no need for apprehension over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, was reacting to insinuations of a number of media organisations in the country. He said that Buhari’s absence at the Federal Executive Council meeting of […]

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Colonial masters major cause of Nigeria’s woes —Atiku

FORMER Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday identified colonial masters as major cause of various problems confronting Nigeria as a country. He stated that amalgamation of both the northern and southern protectorate was odd as peace and unity is a scarce commodity in Nigeria. Atiku spoke at the public presentation of a newspaper, in Abuja. According […]

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VIDEO: I did not snub Ooni of Ife —Oba Akiolu

THE Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has cleared the air on the video in the social media being misconstrued for Oba of Lagos snubbing the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function in Lagos. One of the white cap chiefs, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa Onido […]

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Rights group decries growing call for release of El Zakyzaky from detention

A human rights group, Justice and Peace Movement (JPM) on Thursday decried the growing call for the release from detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem El Zakyzaky, unconditionally, despite the overwhelming case of enactment to violence and terrorism built against him. The group gave the stance during a peaceful […]

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Air Peace to begin London, Atlanta flights

Air Peace Airline to operate int’l flights soon By Solomon Asowata Air Peace has announced its plan to launch itself on the international route, following the training of four of its pilots in the handling of Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline made the announcement in a statement issued by its Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah […]

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May Day: NLC says new National Minimum Wage urgent

Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, working for the good of Nigerian workers By Joan Nwagwu The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday in Abuja called on the Federal Government to urgently review the National Minimum Wage. Mr Peters Adeyemi, Chairman, Joint May Committee of NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) made the call at a […]

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Benue Assembly passes anti abduction, cultism bill

Benue State House of Assembly The Bill for a Law on prohibition of abduction, hostage-taking/kidnapping, cultism and similar activities was passed by the Benue State House of Assembly in Makurdi on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that during the consideration of the bill, which went through public hearing, the Speaker, Mr Terkimbi […]

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Court freezes accounts of NDDC boss

NDDC Boss Federal High Court in Uyo presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has granted an order freezing all bank accounts belonging to the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere. The order was granted following a case brought before the court by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON […]

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LG polls: NCP drags LASIEC to court over nomination fee

National Conscience Party (NCP) meeting By Bolaji Buhari The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Thursday said it had concluded arrangements to sue the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for mandating candidates for the forthcoming council polls to pay nomination fees. Mr Fatai Ibu-Owo, NCP`s state chairman disclosed the party`s intention an interview with the […]

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Police bow to pressure, returns all items seized from Senator Goje’s home

The Nigerian police have succumbed to pressure by the National Assembly and returned all items, including budget documents taken from the residence of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Danjuma Goje a raid last week. A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, reads, […]

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Two die in Lagos building collapse

At least two people died, Thursday, in a partial collapse of a building at Nicon Town Estate, Admiralty way, Lekki, Lagos. Sources said the building, which is under construction, collapsed as mixed concrete suddenly fell on some of the workers on site. Two of the workers on the site, identified simply as Wasiu and Abdullahi, […]

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Katy Perry Blasted for New Single with Migos Over Homophobic Remarks

Katy Perry Blasted for Collab with Migos Over Homophobic Remarks 4/27/2017 12:45 PM PDT Katy Perry's getting slammed for her new single before anyone's even heard it, because people aren't cool with her co-stars on the track -- Migos. Perry's new song, "Bon Appetit," will be released Friday, but the backlash has already begun when […]

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Presidency Gives Update On Buhari’s Health Condition

The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s doctors have advised him to take things slowly and also assured Nigerians that there is no cause for speculation. In a statement issued by the Senior Special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, it explained that Buhari’s absence at the Federal Executive Council meeting […]

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Court upholds life sentence for former Chadian president

Malian judge Wafi Ougadeye (C), president of the Appeal Court of the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE), pronounces the sentence in the case of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on April, 27, 2017 in Dakar, upholding Habre's life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but acquitted him of rape.AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU A […]

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Corps members to access loan for 2017 farming season

Brigadier General,<br /> Sulaimon Kazaure, Director General, NYSC The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Suleiman Kazaure, said on Thursday that arrangements were being made to enable corps members interested in farming to access soft loans for the 2017 farming season. Inspecting 145 hectares NYSC farmland in Bauchi, Kazaure explained that the aim was […]

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Economic Recovery Plan: FG begins development of cost analysis

The Federal Government says it has commenced a detailed cost analysis and financing plan, to achieve the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udo Udoma, said this at the 2017 Annual Public Lecture of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) on Thursday in Abuja. The Theme of the […]

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President Buhari mourns Prof. Borishade

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of former Minister of Education, Prof. Babalola Borishade, who died on Wednesday. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday in Abuja. The President also condoled with the government and people […]

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CCT: Prosecution to call Saraki’s account officer as witness

…Tenders Senate President’s statement   The prosecution in the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki said Thursday that it planned to call the officer in charge of Saraki’s accounts with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc as its next witness. Saraki is being tried before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for alleged false assets declaration. Lead […]

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Air Force Appoints Commodore Adesanya As Spokesman

The Nigerian Air Force has appointed Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya as its new spokesman. According to a statement from the Air Force headquarters, Commodore Adesanya is to take over from Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa. The statement signed by Wing Commander Joel Abioye for Director of Public Relations and Information stated that until his appointment, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya was […]

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Dickson orders immediate release of N200m for accreditation in state varsity

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has approved the immediate release of N200 million to enable the state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, Amassoma secure accreditation for some of its programmes, including mathematics, computer science, law, chemistry and education. Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Rt Hon Talford Ongolo, the Governor said, the […]

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Voter registration: Fayose’s N2,000 stipend causes stir in Ado Ekiti LG

THE continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced on Thursday witnessed a huge turnout in Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of the state and caused a stir at the commission’s office in the council area. The turnout for the exercise was attributed to a promise by the state governor, Mr […]

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I’ve lost a dear friend in Boris ―Atiku

FORMER Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock and sadness at the death of former Aviation Minister, Professor Babalola Borishade. Atiku, in a condolence message personally signed by him said that the late Borishade was a man of simple and steady character, who easily created friendships with people around […]

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ICYMI: Saraki, El-Rufai instigated Buhari not to pick me as VP – Tinubu

Niyi Odebode, Adelani Adepegba, Ifeanyi Onuba and Afis Hanafi A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, worked against the plan to make him President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election. READ ALSO – […]

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Judge asks AGF to warn IG against snubbing court order

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A judge of the Federal High Court  in Abuja, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, on Thursday, asked the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to warn the Inspector General of Police,Mr. Ibrahim Idris,  against non-compliance with court order. Justice Kolawole said the police, as an institution established by […]

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Pentagon probes Trump’s former national security advisor Flynn

The Pentagon said Thursday it is investigating President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn over payments he received from Russian government-linked firms. The Department of Defense said it was probing whether the retired lieutenant general failed to obtain required prior approval before accepting money from foreign governments. Flynn was specifically warned when he […]

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NUPTE expresses concern over proliferation of labour unions

The Nigerian Union of Postal Telecommunication Employees (NUPTE) on Thursday expressed concern over the proliferation of labour unions in the country, saying that the Federal Government allowed. NUPTE President, Mr Sunday Alhassan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the Ministry of Labour and Employment should be blamed for the proliferation. Alhassan […]

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NCS partners pension fund administrators on retirement

AS part of the efforts to make retirement easier and less burdensome for men and officers of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), the NSC has partnered with Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to strengthen their knowledge on the procedures and processes on how to boost their retirement benefits. In his opening remark at the two days […]

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Chinese workers earn $62 a week making Ivanka Trump’s clothing line

It’s not like this information is new or shocking, but I want to make sure that the Trump family’s incessant hypocrisy and immorality doesn’t go unnoticed. It’s important not to normalize this sh-t through shrugs, eye-rolls and “everybody knew that.” So, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line? It’s made in China. We knew that. More specifically, Ivanka’s […]

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World Malaria Day: UUTH CMD Advocates Use of Insecticide Treated Mosquitoes Net

As Nigeria join other countries to mark world Malaria Day, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Professor Etete Peters has emphasized the use of long lasting insecticide treated mosquito net.  Professor Peters who made the call while exchanging views with our correspondent in Uyo on the occasion said Malaria still remain […]

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NCS Destroy Imported Poultry Products Worth N1.27bn

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone “C” of Nigeria Customs Service in Owerri said it had seized 102, 099 cartons of illegally imported frozen poultry products with duty paid value of N1.27 billion. Comptroller Mohammed Garba, the Area Controller of the zone, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Owerri on Thursday. He said the contraband had […]

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Photos : Another Nigerian man caught with drugs in Thailand

10 Million Baht (Street Value) worth of Ice was discovered at the home of a Nigerian former school teacher, John Brazil Ifeanyi on Tuesday, February 7th, in Srinakarin, Thailand. When his home at the Parkland building was raided late yesterday, Mr Ifeanyi had hid his stash of Ice in model boats and Aeroplanes. He claims […]

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Magu: Presidency usurping powers of judiciary to interpret constitution -Reps

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Thursday accused the Presidency of usurping the powers of the courts to interpret the constitution by insisting that Mr. Ibrahim Magu must remain the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Magu’s confirmation failed twice at the Senate, but the Presidency later took a position that […]

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Bastia fans fined for French police clashes

Seven Bastia fans were fined up to 1,000 euros ($1,086) each by an appeals court in the northern French city of Reims on Thursday following violent clashes with police. Five of the Corsican supporters were found guilty of “contempt of a person in public authority” and “rebellion”, fined 1,000 euros and banished from all sporting […]

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Sharapova puts doping ban behind her, wins second match

Maria Sharapova picked up a second win in as many days on her comeback from a 15-month doping ban on Thursday, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova at the Stuttgart WTA tournament. The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner dominated Makarova, ranked 43 in the world, for a 7-5, 6-1 win in just one hour, 20 minutes, […]

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Naira dips slightly against dollar

The Naira on Thursday depreciated slightly against the dollar at the parallel market. The Nigerian currency lost two points to close at N390 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N495 and N415, respectively. At the Bureau De Change window, the naira was sold at N362, while the Pound Sterling […]

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Current IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Initially Wanted To Represent Nigeria At The Olympics But Was Turned Down

According to Nigerian BBC Sports writer and broadcaster Oluwashina Okeleji @oluwashina. British-Nigerian 2012 Olympic gold medalist and current IBF heavyweight champion, Joshua, wanted to represent Nigeria, but was turned down Did U know? Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua wanted to 🥊 for Nigeria at the 2012 Olympics? A coach told him in Abuja: “No chance.” More on […]

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Ogun shuts hospital over patient’s death

Ogun State government on Thursday shut down a private hospital – Glorious Ona Ara Clinic and Maternity Home, Abeokuta, following alleged unethical practice leading to the death of a patient, Kehinde Sikiru. Kehinde, 24, reportedly died due to “illegal” surgery carried out on him. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Health Information Officer, […]

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Man charged with break-in, theft of property worth N450, 000

A 20-year-old man, Segun Akorede, who allegedly broke into a shop and stole property worth N450,000, was on Thursday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. Ibijoke Akinpelu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 6 at No. 16 Olawale Lawal St., Bariga, Lagos. Akinpelu […]

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Adamawa: Fear of insecurity delays conduct of voters registration

Mr Salihu Ya’u , the Adamawa Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), on Thursday, said the insecurity rumour pervading the Madagali Local Government Area of the state, delayed  the conduct of the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in the area. Ya’u in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Yola, on Thursday, said […]

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GTBank Plc earning grows by 39% in Q1:2017

GUARANTY Trust Bank plc in its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, has recorded 39 per cent growth in its gross earnings. A review of the financial statement submitted to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges, GTBank indicated positive performance across all financial indices, thus reaffirming the Bank’s position as one […]

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Students who represent Nigeria in US stranded in Turkey

STUDENTS of Glisten International College, Abuja, have been reportedly stranded in Istanbul, Turkey following the failure of Turkish Airlines to airlift them back to Nigeria as scheduled. The students whose ages range between 11 and 14, were subjected to harrowing experiences as they were made to sleep at the resting area of the airport terminal […]

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Buhari writes NASS, seeks approval for $5.851m loan for railway

THE Senate, on Wednesday, received from President Muhammadu Buhari, the request on two separate templates totalling $12.912 billion for approval. In the request, made under 2016-2018 external borrowing (rolling) plan of the Federal Government, President Buhari sought approval of the National Assembly to secure a $5.851 billion from the China Exim Bank. He also asked […]

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India Considering Providing ID Cards For Cows

The Indian government is contemplating providing unique identification numbers for cows in the country to prevent their trafficking, officials said. According to Xinhua, the information was submitted by the federal government in the country’s top court, which was hearing a petition by an organisation alleging rampant smuggling of cattle across the border of Bangladesh. “Solicitor […]

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