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Court legalizes cocaine for two people

A Mexican court has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally, according to an organisation campaigning to end the country’s “war on drugs”. The Mexico City court said it would allow both claimants to “possess, transport and use cocaine”, Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD) said. However, they will not be allowed to sell the drug. The court […]

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Nigerians to pay more for electricity consumption

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has increased the tariff payable by power consumers across the country. Findings from various documents obtained from the NERC on Wednesday in Abuja showed that beginning from next year, power consumers will have to pay an additional sum of between N8 and N14 for every kilowatt-hour […]

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Buhari knocked for ordering new ministers to report to Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari came under criticisms on Wednesday for directing his ministers to channel all their meeting requests to him through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. The President had on Tuesday, at the close of the two-day retreat organised for the ministers, asked them to always go through Kyari for meeting requests and through […]

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See The Faces of President Buhari’s Women Ministers And Their Portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in seven female ministers, out of the 43 so appointed. Buhari doubles as President and Minister of Petroleum. The seven female ministers represent 16.28% of the entire 43-member ministerial list; or 15.91% if you add Buhari as the Petroleum minister. The following are the names of the seven female […]

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Nollywood Actress, Ruth Kadiri Welcomes Her First Baby

The lovely actress shared photo and video of her growing baby bump yesterday, but according to our celebrity source, Ruth and her husband have welcomed their first child together… Congrats to them!

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N537m debt: Court orders takeover of Donald Duke’s property

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and United Bank for Africa to take over an Ikoyi, Lagos property of a former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77. The court made the takeover order in an August 8, 2019 ruling […]

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Larry King Files for Divorce From Wife No. 7 After 22 Years of Marriage

Larry King has decided to part ways with his longtime love, Shawn Southwick King. The pair has been married for 22 years, but it looks like the 85-year-old television host is ready to close this chapter. E! News has learned that King filed for divorce on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court against the 59-year-old actress. […]

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100 million Nigerians are in poverty – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has charged ministers-designate to be ready to work with his government to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. Buhari spoke while declaring open a two-day retreat for 43 ministers-designate in Abuja on Monday, saying that incoming Ministers should ensure that all hands were on deck to realise the administration’s vision […]

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Sowore collected foreigners’ dollars to topple Buhari – DSS

The Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to topple the Muhammadu Buhari government”. DSS also alleged in the court document seen […]

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Don’t lose hope in Nigeria, Obasanjo tells youths

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, urged Nigerian youths not to lose hope despite the challenges facing the country. Obasanjo, who described himself as ‘an incurable optimist’ in Nigeria, declared that, though the current situation in Nigeria is bad, he could see the light beyond the tunnel. The former President said this in Abeokuta […]

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How Nigerian soldiers killed police officers, set me free — Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested on August 6 by a […]

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We stopped EFCC from planting foreign currency in Ambode’s house — Lawyers

Three lawyers who claimed to have witnessed EFCC’s raid on the Epe residence of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, alleged that they stopped the anti-graft officials from “planting foreign currency” in the house. The lawyers — Fatai Adebanjo, Busari Olanrewaju and Samson Okuneye — in a joint statement on Tuesday, said operatives of the […]

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Ekweremadu reacts to Nnamdi Kanu’s threat to attack Igbo leaders

Former Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised South East leaders to feel free to travel abroad, saying his attack on Saturday by members of the outlawed IPOB did not represent the behaviour of the larger Igbo people in the diaspora. Mr Ekweremadu said he had “moved on” and cared less about what authorities in Nigeria […]

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Struggling Naira: See current exchange rates at parallel market

The naira on Monday traded at N358.6 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. At the Bureau De Change segment, the naira was sold at N358.6, while the pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. Trading at […]

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Diezani Alison-Madueke defends ownership of $40 million jewellery

A former Nigerian minister of petroleum has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating her privacy by entering her apartment without a court order. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is still at large, said in an application through her lawyer that the action of the EFCC operatives is illegal. The EFCC at a federal court in […]

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Ekweremadu: German police rule out arrest of IPOB attackers

GERMAN police authorities, Landespolizie in Nuremberg, Germany have disclosed that no arrest has been made and will be made in connection with the Saturday attack on Ike Ekweremadu, the former Deputy Senate President. Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West in the Senate, was in Nüremberg for the New Yam when some aggrieved members of the proscribed […]

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Nigerian governor bans use of English in traditional events

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has banned the use of English as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state. The governor, who gave the directive on Monday in Ado-Ekiti during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum, said it has now become an offence for anyone to communicate in […]

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My attackers on drugs, I’ve forgiven them and I have moved on — Ike Ekweremadu

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, returned to the country on Monday and declared that he would not be seeking punishment for his attackers because he had forgiven them. Ekweremadu, who spoke with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport on arrival from the trip, described his assault in Nuremburg, Germany on […]

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Ike Ekweremadu’s attackers risk 10-year jail as Nigeria seeks prosecution under German law

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has called on German authorities to unmask the identity of and try the August 17 attackers of Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany. In a statement on Monday in Berlin, the embassy also demanded that the attackers be tried in accordance with German laws. Under German law, physical assaults are punishable by […]

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Revolution in Nigeria: We defeated IBB, Abacha; we won’t allow another dictator — Femi Falana

Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana says the call for revolution is not new in Nigeria as many political leaders had called for revolution at one point or the other. He said Nigerians called for revolution during colonial rule but unlike now, none of the agitators was charged with treason for it. Mr Falana spoke on […]

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Nigerian government protests Big Brother Naija live s*x, plans alternative show

The Federal Government said on Friday it had lodged a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission against live sex on stage during the ongoing reality show popularly known as #Big Brother Naija. The government also said it had concluded arrangements with Startimes to come out with a modified BBN that would reflect the true Nigerian […]

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IPOB’s attack order on us empty threat – Southeast governors

South east governors have dismissed the order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on its members to attack them on sight anywhere in overseas as empty threat. IPOB founder Nnamdi Kanu had given a matching order to its members across the world to attack the Governors of Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia and Anambra States anywhere […]

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