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Your children cannot use presidential jets, Falana cautions Buhari

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s children have no right whatsoever to use any jet in the presidential fleet. Falana, in a statement on Sunday, described the use of the President’s jet for personal use as an abuse of office. He also faulted the claim by the […]

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Naira Marley in fresh trouble

Fresh trouble may be in the offing for the music rave of the moment, Naira Marley as Child Right Advocates in Lagos State had risen against him. According to the group, the manner at which the children are being corrupted by the artiste is worrisome. They maintained that the artist may need to face sanction […]

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Heavy Knocks as Buhari’s daughter uses presidential jet for personal engagement

A debate has been raging on social media following the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to allow his daughter, Hanan Buhari, to use the presidential jet. This is despite complaints by Nigerians that the budget of N8.5bn for the presidential aircraft fleet in the 2020 budget is too high. Hanan, according […]

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Nigerian among 176 victims of Ukranian plane crash

A Nigerian, identified as Dauda Onoruoiza, was reportedly among the victims of the Ukrain International Airlines flight 752 crash in Iran on Wednesday. Reports said Onoruoiza was working with Boeing on three months training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise and report back to […]

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Finally, Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane that killed 176 people

Iran has admitted it fired a missile that brought down a passenger plane shortly after it took off from its main airport on Wednesday morning, effectively backtracking on fervent denials. “A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster,” Iranian […]

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Shehu Sani speaks on extortion allegation

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, says the claim by the EFCC that he was involved in a $24,000 extortion was sponsored to ”tarnish his reputation and mute him.” Mr Sani who spoke on Friday, the first time since he was detained by the EFCC, said the allegation was “baseless, factless, unfounded, hollow and unsubstantial.” He described […]

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B’Haram kidnaps 4 soldiers, 2 police officers

The world number three deadliest terrorist organization, Boko Haram, has on Friday kidnapped four armed soldiers and two police officers along Damaturu-Maiduguri road. Military sources who revealed this to TheCable, said Boko Haram attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri road. The insurgents who appeared in military uniforms were said […]

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Update On Alleged Billionaire Kidnapper Evans

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, in a video played during his trial in an Ikeja High Court on Friday said from a short distance, he can estimate the financial value of his victims. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the video was played in the courtroom during the cross-examination of the Investigating […]

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Iran shot down Ukrainian plane, killing 176 — Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally accused Iran of shooting down the plane that crashed shortly after take off in Tehran Wednesday. Mr Trudeau said fresh evidence suggested that a surface-to-air missile deployed by Iranian military brought down the flight early Wednesday morning. “Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian […]

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Nigerians get 12 hours to leave South African Province

Nigerians and other foreign nationals resident South Africa’s Keimoes and Upington areas of Northern Cape Province were on Thursday morning given 12 hours to vacate by the indigenes. The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday […]

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Tennis star slams Australian Prime Minister

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was “far too slow” reacting to the wildfires devastating large parts of the country and has described addressing the climate crisis as an “urgent” matter. A leading voice in his sport’s drive to help raise money for relief efforts, Kyrgios last week pledged to donate $140 ($200 AUSD) for every […]

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Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran, 176 killed

A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board, Reuters reports. Debris and smouldering engine parts from the Boeing 737, which carrier Ukraine International Airlines said was last serviced two days ago, were strewn across a field southwest of the Iranian capital where rescue […]

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Iran threatens to attack US, allies

Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday threatened to attack the US and its allies after Tehran said it carried out a night-time missile strike against US forces in Iraq. The group urged Washington to recall its troops from the region “in order to avoid further losses and not to allow the lives of their soldiers to […]

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Nigerian singer, Orezi demands N100m from Bolt after ghastly accident

Singer Orezi, has asked ride hailing service, Bolt (formerly Taxify) to pay him N100m as compensation following a ghastly accident he had while using the service. Orezi, in a pre-litigation letter signed by his lawyers, Abimbola Fakeye and Ifeoma Odum; said the accident occurred on December 6, 2019. The singer, whose full name was stated […]

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Rivers ranks second in money laundering – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rated Rivers as the state with the second highest number of laundering cases in the country. Lagos beats Rivers to the top spot as the state with the highest number of money laundering cases. EFCC Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu disclosed these to journalists in the Port-Harcourt during […]

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Buhari has no power to intervene in electricity tariff hike – Presidency

The presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to influence the decision of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity charges. Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, while speaking on Channels TV Politics Today programme on Monday said the decision to increase electricity tariff is within the purview of the Ministry of […]

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DSS arrests man for using phone line previously owned by president Buhari’s daughter

Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, says Anthony Okolie, his client, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for using a phone line previously owned by Hannan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with The Guardian on Monday, Akinyode said Okolie who was arrested in July in Asaba, Delta state, spent about 15 weeks […]

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Video: ‘B’Haram is attacking people and you are collecting N1,000 per car’ — Nigerian Governor shouts at soldiers

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road in the state on Monday afternoon. Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into a long queue of vehicles at one of the checkpoints. The governor, who apparently had […]

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