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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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Wike, Oshiomhole clash at Abuja book launch

The two leaders were at each other’s throat at the official presentation of “The Big Interviews,” a book authored by the immediate past Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited, Mr. Eric Osagie. The event which had in attendance journalism finest hands including the publisher of the Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. …

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We beat Amaechi today, we’re ready to humiliate others – IPOB threatens

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has confirmed the attack of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, in Spain, Madrid. The proscribed group noted that its members living in Spain voluntarily attacked Amaechi and vowed to continuously humiliate more ‘corrupt politicians’, anywhere in the world. Disclosing this in …

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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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States get ultimatum to disclose payments of pensions to ex-governors, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and other 34 governors to disclose details of payment of pensions to former governors …

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Sowore: Falana makes a fresh revelation, alleges DSS offered activist ‘death warrant’ deal

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, on Monday alleged that the Nigerian government offered the activist a “death warrant” deal while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Falana disclosed that the Nigerian government reached out for the deal during Sowore’s first 45 days …

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Senate president Lawan confesses: We only have 2 years to perform, states reason

Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly has only two years to meet the yearnings of Nigerians Lawan adds that the senators have agreed to spend the next two years meeting their targets because politicking would begin ahead of 2023 The Senate president promises that the upper chamber will …

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Drama as a public address system in Senate breaks down

There was drama on Tuesday in the Senate chambers following the inability of the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, to address the Senate from his seat because his microphone failed to function. Abdullahi was about to move a motion for the Senate to observe a minute’s silence and suspension of plenary …

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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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This is Benjamin Enwegbara, first African member of Austria Parliament

ON Friday, a Nigerian Economist, Benjamin Enwegbara was announced to have been elected into the parliament in Austria, a country in Central Europe, making it the first of its kind. This information was disclosed by his delighted brother, Odilim Enwegbara, a development economist and a digital technology management analyst who …

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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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Okowa assures on improved living standards for Deltans, workers

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has reassured Deltans and workers of his administration’s commitment to the upliftment of their living standards and sustainable development of the State. The governor told the labour leaders that if they worked hard and made their mark, the people would recognise and appreciate them, …

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Like Nnamdi Kanu, Court grants ‘iron bail’ to Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the convener of Revolution Now protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Just like the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnadi Kanu, Sowore was given stringent conditions which if not met would be remanded in the custody of the …

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Obaseki: You don’t deserve a second term, you failed us —Edo APC group

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State under the aegis of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), Thursday told governor Godwin Obaseki of the state that he does not deserve of a second term, insisting they will shop for a better candidate that will fly the party’s flag …

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59th Independence: Let’s decentralize Policing, build egalitarian society – Ekweremadu.

I also share the serious concern among Nigerians over growing insecurity in the land today. But I believe that the difference between security at independence and today is mainly in the security architecture. We have moved from decentralised policing with national, sub-national, and local policing services to unitary policing owned …

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Nigeria at 59: Fayemi calls for greater commitment from citizens

As Nigerians celebrate the 59th independent anniversary today, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for greater commitment, on the part of the citizenry, to the greatness of the country. Fayemi, in a goodwill message in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, also congratulated the people of Ekiti State on the 23rd …

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Gov. Fintiri pardons 18 prisoners to mark Nigeria Independence

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary. The governor said in a statement on Monday, that the action was in line with the constitution which granted him the power under prerogative …

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Nigeria at 59: NANS hails Buhari’s commitment to corruption fight

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s uncompromised commitment to fight against corruption, as Nigeria celebrates its 59th Independence on Oct. 1. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association, gave the commendation while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta, to …

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Police rescue over 300 ‘abused’ students from Kaduna Islamic school

The Kaduna State Police Command said on Friday that more than 300 male students have been rescued from an Islamic boarding school where many had been tortured and sexually abused The Command’s Spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said police operatives raided a building in the Rigasa area city on Thursday where the …

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FG commends ExxonMobil, Africare, NBA’s quest for youth devt

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, described reports credited to PriceWaterhouse Coopers, PwC, that no DISCO has paid any tax to the Federal Government since the privatisation of power assets in 2013 as misleading, incorrect and lacked in facts. Noting the claim was not supported by facts in a …

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Rivers APC crisis: Stakeholders appeal for Buhari’s intervention

Concerned stakeholders have appealed to President Muhamadu Buhari to resolve the lingering factional crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state. Interest group, Excellence Achievers Movement, through its President, Solomon Deesi Lenu, said yesterday in Port Harcourt that the division in the Rivers APC was robbing the party …

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I Had No Doubt I Would Win At Tribunal – Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal to God and the people of Cross River State. Ayade described the tribunal judgement as a mere reaffirmation of his resounding victory at the March 9, 2019 governorship poll. The governor who spoke through his Special Adviser …

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EFCC operatives reportedly visit Obasanjo Library over babalele alleged €150m probe

EFCC operatives reportedly visited the Olusegun Obasanjo library as part of investigation into Atiku Abubakar son-in-law The former vice president’s son in law reportedly gave money to a library official. It was however not clear if the operatives found any document at the library Operatives of the Economic and Financial …

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Kogi Election: Court Affirms APC’s Decision To Hold Indirect Primary

Kogi Election A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct indirect primary for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. Justice Taiwo Taiwo approved the party’s choice on Monday and dismissed two suits filed by some APC members in Kogi, …

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Wadume: Army, police reportedly clash at DHQ panel

Nigeria police and the army reportedly trade words at the DHQ panel set up to investigate killing of three policemen by soldiers after arresting suspected kidnap kingpin Wadume – The soldiers claimed they had thought Wadume was being kidnapped, adding that the police squad refused to stop at three military …

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Keyamo speaks on photo with suspect arrested by FBI

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, has reacted to a photo he appeared in and currently trending – The photo shows Keyamo posing with Jerry Ikogho, one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the FBI Ikhogo is number three on the 77-man list of Nigerian fraud …

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Soyinka cautions FG against using security agencies to silence Nigerians

Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel laureate, has cautioned against the use of security forces to reduce Nigerians’ freedom – The professor also advised Nigerians against believing everything they read online, asking them to assess such news deeply – Soyinka added that people post different things online to fulfill their sentimental …

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