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US states sue Trump over border wall

A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall. The lawsuit was filed in the court for the Northern District of California. It comes days after Mr Trump invoked emergency powers to bypass Congress […]

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Danish husband, principal suspect in wife, daughter’s murder – Nigeria Police

A police inspector, Babashola Afolayan, on Monday, explained to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere that a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, was the principal suspect in the killing of his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and three-year-old daughter, Petra. Punch had reported that Nielsen, 53, allegedly murdered Zainab and Petra at the family’s residence at the Ocean […]

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Nigerian Elections: Snatch ballot boxes and lose your life — President Buhari threatens

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned potential troublemakers to stay away from ballot boxes on February 23. At an emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday morning, the president warned that anyone who foments trouble, especially by carrying ballot boxes, would be doing so at the “expense of his life.” […]

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Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari’s ‘death threat’ against ballot snatchers

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a controversial statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday that all those planning to snatch ballot boxes may be carrying out their last illegal acts. The comment is already generating heated debates in the polity with many saying the president’s statement is a veiled sanction to security operatives […]

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Six out of 10 Nigerian women have mental illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illnesses while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal Nuero Psychiatric Hospital, Kware,  Sokoto […]

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Nigerian Elections: You lied about weather, minister tells INEC

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Sunday said the country’s weather was good for flight operations on the eve of the elections, contradicting claims made by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Yakubu on Saturday blamed the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on […]

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Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, […]

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Nigeria Customs officer shoots civilian ‘friend’ dead while trying to extort European returnees

A Nigeria Customs officer has killed a civilian, Godwin Onoja, while allegedly trying to extort N5,000 bribe from travellers coming from Europe on the Sagamu end of the Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway. It was gathered that the victim was shot during an altercation between the officers of the Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ikeja, […]

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ‘engaged’

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom appear to have got engaged on Valentine’s Day. The American pop star has posted a photo of herself holding up her hand displaying a rather large ring, with the British actor next to her. A wall of red, heart-shaped balloons is in the background, and the Instagram caption simply reads: […]

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Why…?

Why waste your life trying to get attention or win the affection of people who don’t care about you? Why make the effort to go where people merely tolerate you but don’t celebrate you? Why spend your time, effort and resources seeking acceptance from people who are so wrapped up in themselves that they can’t […]

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I want everybody who loves me to pray for me – Lord of Ajasa

Many Nigerians were worried when it was reported that indigenous rapper, Lord of Ajasa, was sick and in need of urgent medical attention. The Le Fenu So rapper was diagnosed with peptic ulcer and he told Sunday Scoop some weeks ago from his hospital bed that his condition got so bad that he didn’t even know whether he was […]

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How Far with Jonathan’s N3bn Nollywood fund?

Over six years after former President Goodluck Jonathan announced the N3bn grant called Project Nollywood at an event marking the 20th anniversary of Nollywood in Lagos, in March 2013, many actors, producers and directors expressed frustrations about accessing the fund. They also lamented that many of them were not properly enlightened about the process of […]

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Buhari speaks on postponement of 2019 general elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections billed for Saturday, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by the move. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced the shocking decision early Saturday, just hours before the opening of the polls, after repeatedly assuring Nigerians and international observers it was ready for the […]

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Breaking: INEC Postpones Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively. The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political […]

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Breaking: INEC set to postpone presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is set to postpone Nigeria’s Presidential Election a few hours before polling is due to open on Saturday morning. Members of the commission have been in an emergency meeting for about 6 hours and are expected to agree on a new date for the Presidential election. A source at […]

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Obasanjo expresses fear over election, denies fleeing Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said he had not fled Nigeria, contrary to the false reports trending on the social media. He also expressed fears over reports of alleged rigging moves being carried out in some parts of the country ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday (today). The former President […]

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They say I’m corrupt because I’m successful – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says some people think he is corrupt just because he is successful. Speaking in an interview with CNN Africa published on Friday, he reiterated that if he was corrupt, he would have been charged to court or indicted. He said he had thrown an open challenge to members […]

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Nobody will unseat me, Buhari declares

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that nobody can unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters, he had the strength to lead the country for four more years. Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his ability to govern the […]

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I’m seeking re-election because of my pact with the poor – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his decision to alleviate the sufferings of the poor was responsible for his decision to seek re-election. He said this at the Karakanda Stadium in Katsina while rounding off his presidential campaign for Saturday’s election. The President, who spoke in Hausa, said in 2015 he promised to make life […]

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President Buhari dissociates Nigerian government from ‘body bags’ threat

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the diplomatic community and foreign election observers in Nigeria of their safety during the elections Many will interpret this as an indirect rebuttal of threats by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who recently said “we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back […]

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Nigeria Elections: How to vote on Saturday

About 84 million Nigerians are expected to go to the polls on Saturday, February 16, to participate in the first of two sets of general elections to choose the president, governors, national assembly and state legislators. With final preparations being made towards the elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed out some steps […]

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US rapper charged with double murder

US rapper YNW Melly has been arrested and charged with murdering two other rappers, both said to have been his childhood friends, in Florida. Police say the rapper, real name Jamell Demons, conspired with another man to make the two male victims look like they had died in a drive-by shooting. Before his arrest, he […]

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