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How we rigged 2016 election for Governor Akeredolu , Ex-Ondo SSG alleges

Former Ondo SSG, Ifedayo Abegunde, has alleged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu did not win the 2016 election Abegunde opening up on why he left Akeredolu’s administration revealed that the state election was rigged Recall that Abegunde on Monday, July 6, resigned his appointment as Secretary to the Ondo State Government …

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APC govs, leaders begin search for Oshiomhole’s successor

The APC is in the post-Adam Oshiomhole era as a new caretaker committee is now in charge following the removal of the national chairman. As it prepares to hold its national convention, the ruling party is shopping for the most worthy candidate that will fill the vacancy. The ruling party …

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COVID-19: FG says no approval for resumption of schools yet

The federal government has said it has not yet given approval for the resumption of schools across the country. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 made the clarification on Thursday, July 2, The PTF chairman, Boss Mustapha, said only students in critical classes were permitted to resume for revision …

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Coronavirus: WHO breaks silence on ‘COVID-19 healing’ by T.B Joshua

WHO has reacted to the COVID-19 healing by Pastor T.B Joshua – Kameni Pierre, a Cameroonian medical doctor, claimed to have been healed of COVID-19 by T.B Joshua The world health agency, however, affirmed its readiness to collaborate with bodies like the SCOAN to advance the cause of the war …

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BREAKING: Court Orders IGP, DSS DG, Others To Release Deposed Emir Sanusi From Detention

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, March 13, has ordered the immediate release of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from confinement/detention. Justice Anwuli Chikere made the order in an ex-parte ruling on Friday morning after listening to lawyer to Sanusi, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) who …

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BREAKING: Gov El-Rufai Visits Deposed Emir Sanusi in Awe

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, on Friday afternoon, March 13, has met with dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II at Awe in Nasarawa State. Governor El-Rufai who arrived Awe LocalGovernment at about 1:30pm where Sanusi is currently residing. Due to heavy security presence journalists were …

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Coronavirus: Experts say Nigeria likely to record more positive cases of disease

Experts in the field of health have cautioned the Nigerian government to redouble efforts at preventing the spread of coronavirus in the country An index case of the disease was recorded in Lagos and the victim has since been quarantined The experts said Nigeria is one of the 13 African …

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Ronaldo Quarantined After Teammate, Rugani Tested Positive To Coronavirus

A few hours after africanews247 reported that Italian professional footballer, Daniele Rugani who plays for Serie A champions, Juventus has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, his teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been quarantined in his homeland, Madeira. It could be recalled that Juventus on Sunday, March 8 played against …

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WHO Declares Coronavirus Global Pandemic

Following the fast spread of the Coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. This was made known in a press conference on Wednesday at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva by WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He said: “In the past two weeks the number …

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Breaking: Dethroned Emir Sanusi Moved From Nasarawa To Lagos

The recently dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been moved from Nassarawa State to Lagos State. He arrived Lagos on Thursday amidst heavy security. It will be recalled Sanusi was deposed by the Kano State government on Monday and was banished to Nassarawa State afterwards. Details later…

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Ganduje vs Sanusi: Buhari Threatened To Impose State Of Emergency In Kano State

A report by the committee set up to intervene in the face-off between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari once threatened to declare a state of emergency in Kano State over the lingering crisis. The report revealed the president …

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Say it if we behave like Buhari’s ‘rubber stamp’, Lawan tells Nigerians

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has asked Nigerians to chide the National Assembly if it behaves as an appendage of the executive arm of government. He said this while responding to questions from some journalists in Abuja on Monday. Mr. Lawan asked Nigerians to judge the lawmakers by their actions. …

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APC crisis: Real reasons Oshiomhole should resign – Party

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, has charged the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to either resign from his position or excuse himself from all official functions of the ruling party. Anslem Ojezua, Chairman of the party in the state, explained that Oshiomhole lacked legitimacy, temperament and moral …

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Court sentences 2 INEC staff over N362m Diezani Maduekwe’s bribe

Yola High Court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, has sentenced two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to 21 years imprisonment each for receiving a bribe of N362 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Maduekwe, during 2015 general election. The convicts, Ibrahim Mohammed and Sahabo …

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Buhari tasks APPO member countries to be objective in decision making

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO) member countries to be objective in making a decision for the growth of the oil and gas industry in the continent. Buhari made the call while declaring open APPO Council of Ministers meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The president …

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NSCDC wades into farmers, herders clash in Anambra

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has intervened to resolve the clash between farmers in Ebenebe Community, Awka North Local Government Area, and cattle herders. The meeting between Mr. David Bille, the Commandant of NSCDC Anambra, alongside the State Cattle Menace Control Committee (CMCC) and the Ebene community …

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Obaseki reiterates resolve to curb corrupt practices in govt

The governor said that a lot of reforms have been implemented in the state, targeted at ensuring corrupt tendencies are checked, noting, “We are well aware that there is a tendency to abuse one’s office to enrich oneself. That is why we have taken a tough stance on misdemeanor and …

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Catholic Congress recommends a dialogical approach for church reformation in Africa

The Pan African Catholic Congress has resolved to use the dialogical approach for the renewal and reform of the church and her institutions in Africa by identifying with the downtrodden. The conference made the resolution in a communiqué issued in Enugu on Monday at the end of the first-ever Pan …

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Only a few Nigerians bothered about Sowore’s re-arrest, detention – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said on Monday that millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the re-arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, last Friday. He said just …

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Saraki reacts as court orders forfeiture of his houses

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has insisted that the order given for the forfeiture of his property in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, is an abuse of court process and violation of a subsisting order of the Federal High Court in Abuja. On Monday, a Federal High Court in Lagos …

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Kogi rerun: Dino Melaye cries out over Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai’s meeting ahead of Saturday’s election

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial rerun election, has raised the alarm ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election. Melaye alleged that his State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, were represented at the meeting held in Lagos State, which was aimed …

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Don’t surrender your independence, PDP urges National Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the leadership of the Senate to resist any form of intimidation aimed at forcing it to surrender its independence and pass bills without statutory legislative scrutiny. In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, the major opposition party described such …

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EFCC seeks petitions to go after Hushpuppi and others praised by 9ice in ‘Living Things’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it will need petitions to go after Hushpuppi, Baddyosha and every person Nigerian musician, 9ice, mentioned in his song ‘Living Things.’ The EFCC said this while replying to a tweet by one of its followers, @onlydotcom on Friday, November 1, …

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Fake news represents clear, imminent danger to the survival of a nation ──Lai

THE Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has decried the alarming rate of fake news in the country, saying it is an imminent danger to the survival of Nigeria’s democracy. Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday said the present administration has no intention of muzzling the …

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Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s properties

A FEDERAL High court sitting in Abuja on Monday has ordered that the properties of the immediate past Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria due to unlawful acquisition. Economic and Financial Crime Commission through one of its counsel Nnaemeka Omewa approached the …

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PDP, APC disagree as government plans to spend 8bn on Iwo road

GOVERNOR of Oyo State Seyi Makinde said his administration is set to spend about 8 billion nairas for expansion of the Iwo road interchange, but his decision has attracted condemnation from the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Makinde during his visit to Adogba Central Mosque at Iwo- Road appealed …

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Port Harcourt hotel serial killer set to be arraigned in court (photos)

Gracious David-West, the notorious serial killer who was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, will be arraigned before Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the state High Court today October 21st. He has arrived in the court and will be arraigned soon. Gracious who confessed to killing seven women in different hotels …

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Africa’s e-commerce giant seeks more cooperation from China

Jeremy Doutte, Executive Vice President of Jumia Group, told Xinhua in Nairobi that his company will attend the Sixth World Internet Conference that takes place from Oct. 20 to 22 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, to explore more partnerships with the Chinese firms. “We have prioritized the conference because we are …

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BREAKING: Abducted Principal Regains Freedom In Kaduna

The abducted Principal of Government Technical College in Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, Mr. Francis Maji has been released by his abductors. His release comes a week after he was kidnapped from his residence located inside the college by gunmen who broke into his apartment on …

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South-East Leaders Meet With Buhari, Seek Speedy Completion Of Enugu Airport

South-East leaders including governors on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja. The leaders during the meeting called for special Federal Government intervention for the speedy completion of the Enugu International airport and rehabilitation of federal roads in the region. Speaking on behalf …

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