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Chukwueze not distracted by transfer talk

NIGERIA international Samuel Chukwueze has insisted that he is not distracted by speculation linking him with an exit from Villarreal ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Samuel Chukwueze The 20-year-old made the back pages after an impressive season for Villarreal in which he scored 8 goals in 38 appearances for the first team […]

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Edo Catholic priest escapes, as abductors sleep

Kidnappers released him due to pressure from us—POLICE By Gabriel Enogholase & Alemma Aliu BENIN—A cleric, Reverend Father Isaac Agabi, who was abducted last Sunday by herdsmen,  has regained his freedom. Father Agabi, who is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, was kidnapped […]

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Super Eagles in Alexandria, receive warm welcome

Nigeria were received with a warm welcome at their team base in Alexandria ahead of the commencement of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Super Eagles On Monday evening, the Super Eagles arrived at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, where they will be camped for their group games in Egypt. We have arrived safely and soundly […]

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Gov Makinde orders free entry into Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools

By Adeola Badru IBADAN-IN fulfilment of his electioneering campaign promises in the education sector,  Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the state’s Schools of Science and Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth. Seyi Makinde The governor, in a directive issued through the state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Agboola, […]

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Nigeria has greater causes of violence than Boko Haram —UN

Presidency insists Buhari won 2019 polls; faults NDI, IRI reportsDefends suspension of ex-CJN OnnoghenWe’re not children, we can take care of ourselves — APCNDI/IRI reports show presidential election was rigged— PDP By Ben Agande, Victoria Ojeme & Marie-Therese Nanlong, with agency reportsABUJA—The    United Nations has said that land degradation and competition over access to […]

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Court restrains Ganduje, anti corruption commission from taking action against Emir Sanusi

Kano – A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday granted an order restraining Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and the State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission from acting on the preliminary report on alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council. GOVERNOR Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi 11. […]

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Power: We can’t sit here complaining about some people … – Osinbajo

FG to restructure power sector for improved supply The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government is discussing with stakeholders on ways to restructure Nigeria’s power sector with a view to improving supply and attracting more investment to the country. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a Breakfast Meeting of the […]

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Iwuanyanwu, 2 others dump APGA for PDP in Imo

By Chinonso Alozie Owerri – Three lawmakers of Imo state House of Assembly elected under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Tuesday, dumped APGA, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. From Right: National chairman of APGA Chief Victor Oye, Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, and Deputy […]

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Osinbajo lauds UN’s E4J initiative on crime prevention among youths

Abuja – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has lauded the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative by United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) in creating awareness to prevent criminal activities among youths. Osinbajo Osinbajo who was represented by his Special Adviser on Rule of Law, Mrs Farida Waziri-Azi, made the commendation during the launch of […]

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El-Rufai vs Ashiru: What witnesses told court on Tuesday

Thirteen witnesses on Tuesday told the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that the March 9 governorship elections did not hold in parts of Zaria Local Government Area of the state. The witnesses, who testified on behalf of the petitioners, the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, also said even where the […]

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Gunmen kill solider, 3 others in Plateau

Jos – Gunmen on Monday killed a personnel of the military Special Task Force (STF), maintaining peace on the Plateau, and three other persons at Tubun-Rong village in Ganawuri District of Riyom Local Government Area of the state. Bloody Easter as gunmen kill 11 worshippers in Benue Mr Timothy Datong, member representing Riyom Constituency in […]

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NDI/IRI report shows that 2019 Presidential election was rigged- PDP

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday said the report by the National Democratic Institute, NDI, and the International Republican Institute, IRI warning of possible apathy in future elections shows that the 2019 Presidential poll was rigged in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Uche Secondus The party stated this in reaction to […]

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NNPC technical coy declares N6. 75bn profit in 2018

Abuja – The National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has declared a profit of N6.75 billion after tax for the year ended 31st December, 2018. Malam Bello Rabiu, the Board Chairman, disclosed this in at the company’s 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Abuja on […]

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2023: I joined APC to make Tinubu President – Ex-PDP Scribe

Former Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Hon. Mutiu Kunle Okunola, has said he dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu if he decides to run for 2023 presidency. He also said his defection had finally nailed […]

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Abia: APC asks Gov. Ikpeazu to conduct LG polls

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded the Federal Government for implementing the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) guidelines on the distribution of local government funds, but added that operating such system with appointed Transition Committee Chairmen (TCC), is useless. The party called for proper elections to be conducted in […]

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Edo Assembly: What Gov. Obaseki told new Speaker, Deputy

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has told the newly-elected Speaker of the state House of Assembly (EDHA), Mr Frank Okiye and his Deputy, Mr Yekini Idiaye, that he is ready to work with them towards deepening progress in the state. The governor, in a statement issued by Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser on Media […]

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Nigeria election: Buhari explodes over IRI, NDI report questioning his victory over Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the joint report of the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and recommendations for the 2023 general elections. A statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said it was instructive that President Buhari clearly won the votes and the […]

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Presidential election: Again HDP candidate, Owuru begs tribunal to nullify Buhari’s victory

The Hope Democratic Party, HDP, presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, has prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, to nullify the February 23 presidential election that produced President Muhammadu Buhari. HDP told the tribunal that the February 23 presidential election was unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional. In a fresh motion filed HDP’s counsel, Ezechukwu Ifeanyi, Owuru stressed that […]

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What PDP told China about Buhari govt, Atiku’s case

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that the situation Nigerians are going through under the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration will be over if the party regains victory at the election tribunal. He expressed hope that the tribunal will declared PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, winner Receiving a […]

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Evidence of Yari, Shuaibu’s anti party activities received by APC

The five-man Disciplinary Committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received a report and evidence of alleged anti-party activities against its Deputy National Chairman (North) Lawal Shuaibu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Zamfara State Executive Committee of the APC submitted the report to the committee on Tuesday in […]

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Fish out bad eggs among herdsmen, OPC tells Miyetti Allah

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBN) held a meeting in Osogbo on Tuesday to fashion out ways of ensuring peaceful coexistence and improved security in Osun. The meeting was apparently necessitated by the worsening security situation in Osun, where herdsmen have been on rampage in recent […]

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Ministerial appointment: Details of APC Governors’ meeting with Buhari

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to discuss ministerial lists with them. The Governors, however, maintained that the matter of a cabinet for the President’s second term was purely his (Buhari) decision and he should appoint whosoever he wished. The Chairman of […]

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Nigeria distressed under Buhari- Secondus

…receives Chinese Communist Party delegation By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA – National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said Nigeria since the assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari has remained distressed; assuring however that the pains would be over if the party regains victory at the election tribunal. Uche Secondus […]

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Capture more Nigerians on social investments programme, youth leader tells FG

Founder of Ekiti Youth Movement, Lanre Ajegbomogun has urged the Federal Government to expand the National Social Investments Programme, NSIP, to capture more Nigerians wallowing in poverty, unemployment and others, while the 36 states be made to buy into the programme to make it more far-reaching. From the right, SSA on Social Investments Programme, Mrs. […]

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Kano Election: Abba-Yusuf wins in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, dismissed an appeal filed by a Kano PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Ibrahim Ali-Amin (Little), challenging the nomination of Abba Yusuf as the candidate of the party. The apex court said the appeal was dismissed for want of diligent prosecution. On April 18, a Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna upheld the […]