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2019: Again Peter Obi defends petrol subsidy removal, says Nigerians will benefit more

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has again condemned the petrol subsidy policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Mr Obi who spoke on Channels TV programme tagged: “Politics Today” on Tuesday said a “serious government” would rather divert the funds used for petrol subsidy to the provision of […]

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Fr Mbaka endorses Buhari for second term

The fiery catholic priest and the spiritual director, adoration ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has endorsed president Muhammed Buhari’s second term reelection bid. This is as the priest also said he foresee the country facing more serious economic challenge this year. Mbaka made the endorsement and prediction in his new year message in […]

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Thousands of Nigerians to miss visa appointments as US embassy closes indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shut down indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said […]

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Hotel staff fired for evicting black guest

The DoubleTree Portland hotel in US has fired two staff members, after they were caught on video evicting an African-American guest who was using his phone in the lobby. Jermaine Massey, 34, was accused of “loitering” by a security guard, who told him police had been called to “escort him off the property”. Mr Massey, […]

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Insecurity: Nigerian Army launches nationwide ‘Exercise Python Dance’

The Nigerian Army says it will conduct exercise “Egwu Eke III – Python Dance” nationwide, to tackle already “observed upsurge’’ in security challenges as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. According to the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, who announced this at a news conference on Friday in Maiduguri, said the exercise will be […]

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You’ll not regret trusting me, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday flagged off his campaign for re-election in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, with a promise not to fail Nigerians. “I assure you that you will not regret trusting us,” Mr Buhari said from the stage, where he stood with other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to address the large […]

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Shehu Shagari, ex-Nigerian President, is dead

A former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, is dead. He was 93 years old. Mr Shagari died Friday evening at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness. The death of the elder statesman was announced by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his Twitter handle. Mr Shagari was elected president in 1979 and led Nigeria between 1979 […]

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Nigeria Police dismiss 121 officers for absconding from deployment against Boko Haram

The police have dismissed 121 of at least 167 police officers who absconded from a counterterrorism training facility to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents last week, Premium Times can report. The 121 officers of the police rank-and-file were accused of committing mutiny and desertion, prompting Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris to order their dismissal with immediate […]

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Breaking: Trump, Melania visit Iraq (Photos)

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to US troops deployed in a war zone since being elected two years ago. Trump landed at 7:16 pm local time at Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, an AFP correspondent said. The president spoke […]

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Some of Buhari’s poor relatives have become billionaires – Galadima

A spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign, Buba Galadima, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of illegitimately enriching some of the President’s relatives. Galadima, who spoke on Sunrise Daily, a live programme on Channels Television, on Wednesday, alleged that some individuals close to Buhari, who were poor in 2015 when the […]

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Otedola To Sell Forte Oil Shares, Exit Fuel Business​

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola, has agreed to sell the entirety of his 75 per cent direct and indirect shareholdings in Forte Oil. In a letter sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange and signed by Akinleye Olagbende, the general counsel of Forte Oil, Otedola said he was divesting from the company in order to “explore and […]

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MTN pays $52.6m to end dispute with Central Bank of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked MTN Nigeria to pay $52.6m in settlement of the $8.1bn foreign exchange repatriation dispute. The African telecoms giant and the CBN, in separate statements issued on Monday, said that the agreement was reached after several intensive engagements in Lagos. MTN said the settlement was based on the realisation […]

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Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years. Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget Buhari presented to the national assembly on Wednesday. According to him, Nigeria will not survive if […]

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Buhari must win in 2019… – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, restated that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would guarantee the South-West a shot at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2023. Osinbajo, who went on a house-to-house campaign in Oyo-Alaafin and held a 45-minute closed-door meeting with the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said […]

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Nigerian soldiers lobby against North-East postings as Boko Haram attacks escalate

Nigerian soldiers have begun intense lobbying to escape deployments into the North-East, following the escalating wave of Boko Haram attacks on military formations in the region, Saturday Punch investigations have revealed. Multiple military sources confirmed to Saturday Punch that as part of the fallout of the Boko Haram attacks on military formations in Metele, Kangarwa, Malumfatori and Arge areas […]

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Nigerian government reacts after Saraki dismissed 2019 budget as ‘hopeless’

The Nigerian government has reacted to Senate President Bukola Saraki’s description of the 2019 budget as ‘hopeless’, saying the executive will not exchange words with the legislature. This position was stated by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while speaking with State House correspondents Friday afternoon. He also said the executive has fulfilled its […]

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Buhari’s 2019 budget a hopeless document – Saraki

The Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council and Senate President, Bukola Saraki,  has described the 2019 budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as a hopeless document. Saraki asked Nigerians not to expect much from the appropriation bill even if it is signed. He stated this at an interactive session […]

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2019: Nigerian farmers donate N1.7bn for Buhari campaign

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilisers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) have donated N1.77 billion to the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari who seeks a second term in 2019. The donations were announced Wednesday night during a Gala Night organised by beneficiaries of the government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme which held […]

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