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I don’t know Tinubu’s position in APC – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he doesn’t know the position Asiwaju Bola Tinubu currently holds in the ruling All Progressives Congress. Obasanjo said this during a programme titled, “The Talk,” which was aired on a YouTube Channel, “Voice of the People.” The former President had been asked to identify the designations of certain political figures […]

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Again, Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover in 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has again praised his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for peacefully handing over in 2015. Mr Buhari in 2015 became the first opposition candidate in Nigeria to win a presidential election after defeating Mr Jonathan. Since then, Mr Buhari has repeatedly commended Mr Jonathan for peacefully handing over. The president reiterated his stance Thursday […]

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2019: Why Igbos should support me and Atiku – Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Friday gave reasons he believe Igbos should support their ticket. Mr Obi was recently named the running mate to ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar, who is the PDP presidential candidate. The former Anambra governor, spoke in Enugu when he was hosted by the […]

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UN puts Nigeria’s population at 195.9m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 percent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country’s population hits 195.9 million. In its UNFPA state of world population report, with the theme: “The power of choice: Reproductive rights and the demographic,” the UN agency revealed that 148.8 million Nigerians are under the […]

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Nigerian implicated in BBC codeine investigation detained

A former Nigerian pharmaceuticals executive who was implicated in a BBC investigation into the illegal sale of addictive opioids has been arrested. Chukwunonye Madubuike was detained west of Lagos, close to the border with Benin, police said. He went on the run in May after he was filmed illegally selling codeine syrup to an undercover […]

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Trump makes new threat over border

US President Donald Trump has threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border. The warning, via a series of tweets on Thursday, comes as a new caravan of more than 3,000 migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala heads north. Mr Trump has already threatened to cut all aid payments to the […]

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Ponzi scheme operator arrested for alleged N1bn scam in Nigeria

The Zone Six Police Command with headquarters in Calabar, Cross River State, has arrested a fleeing operator of Swizz Gold Ponzi Scheme, Lizzy Efah, over alleged fraud. She was alleged to have collected over N1bn from unsuspecting ‘investors’ with the promise to pay back the capital with interest of between 50 and 80 per cent […]

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‘Make it happen’, Mayweather tells Khabib

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has told UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov to “come into my world” and make a bout happen that he believes will earn him more than his fight with Conor McGregor. The American, 41, beat McGregor in August 2017 in a fight that generated more than £450m and earned him £210m. Nurmagomedov, after defeating the Irishman on his […]

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I almost quit Super Eagles after death threats – Ighalo

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has said he considered retiring from the national team after the Russia 2018 World Cup following death threats to him and his family over his performance at the tournament. Ighalo endured a torrid tournament in Russia in June as the Super Eagles crashed out in the group stage of the competition […]

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Nigerian Senate Asks CBN To Suspend ATM Card Maintenance Charges

The Senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the charges being deducted from Nigerians for the maintenance of their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed this in a Facebook post after presiding over Wednesday’s plenary. He said, “Today, at the Senate, we passed a resolution calling on […]

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Strike: Nigerian government goes tough on labour unions; vows no work, no pay

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents after FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu […]

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Atiku promises women, youth 40% cabinet positions

The People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to give 40 per cent of his cabinet positions, if successful in the 2019 general elections, to women and youth. “I give an undertaking that if by the grace of God, I am elected by you the good people of Nigeria, at least 40 per […]

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Again, Nigerian President assures of free, fair elections in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians and the international community that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 will be free and fair, saying it will usher the country into another clime of maturity, peace and unity. Mr Buhari gave the assurance when he received Letters of Credence from four ambassadors at the State House, including […]

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Family of Africa’s youngest billionaire is offering a massive reward after his kidnap

A one billion shillings — or $440,000 — ransom is being offered by the family of kidnapped Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji. The 43-year-old is ranked as Africa’s youngest billionaire by Forbes magazine, which puts his worth at $1.5 billion. Dewji, who also goes by Mo, was abducted by a pair of gunmen outside his gym […]

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Nigeria 2019: Saraki emerges Atiku campaign director

The Peoples Democratic Party has announced Senate President Bukola Saraki the head of its presidential campaign efforts. Mr Saraki’s official position as the director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation was disclosed on Tuesday morning by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesperson. Mr Abubakar was elected the presidential candidate of the main opposition party at […]

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Woman to lead US Army’s largest command for first time

Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson has succeeded in breaking through a few glass ceilings in the US Army. Now she’s set to break a new one. For the first time in US Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, history, a woman will be leading the largest command in the Army, representing 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians. […]

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Mourinho charged by FA over comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments he made in Portuguese to a television camera after his side’s win over Newcastle. It is claimed Mourinho used “abusive, insulting or improper language” after the 3-2 comeback victory at Old Trafford on 6 October. The Football Association used a lip reader and the 55-year-old’s […]

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Women get half of Ethiopia minister jobs

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister. Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were “less corrupt than men” and would help restore peace and stability. Ethiopia is now the only African state after Rwanda to […]

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2019: I don’t belong to any political party – Bishop Oyedepo

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any party. Mr Oyedepo, while giving his Sunday sermon titled: “Covenant day of open doors” said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria. The bishop had earlier been criticised […]

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: “I am heartbroken by the passing […]

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You’re too arrogant, President Macron’s wife tells him

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has reportedly been told that he is too arrogant by his own wife, Brigitte. Mrs. Macron, who claims she is fed up of his high-handed manner, has urged his inner circle to tell him the truth because she feels like she is the only person who is bold enough to tell […]

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Why Buhari banned 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday ordered a travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians to stop them from selling off assets acquired with stolen funds, the presidency has said. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed were banned from travelling abroad. Those banned include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation […]

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