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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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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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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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2019: Why I’m running for president – Oby Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday said she is running for president to right the wrongs of governance in the country. Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Mrs Ezekwesili, a former education minister, said she is not in the race to make up the numbers. “I am […]

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Travel ban : We won’t publish names of those banned – Nigerian Government

The Federal   Government said yesterday it had no plans to release the names of those on the travel ban placed on some 50 high profile Nigerians. This came as outrage against the travel ban continued yesterday from presidential candidate of  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Elder statesman and Yoruba leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; […]

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I’m open to plastic surgery for slimmer look – Waje

Singer Waje, is regarded as one of the sexiest women in the Nigerian music industry. Tall and blessed with curves in the right places, the I Wish singer is a sight for sore eyes any day. However, the singer revealed to Sunday Scoop that she wouldn’t mind going under the surgeon’s knife to get a slimmer look. She said, […]

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Go to court, Presidency tells critics of travel ban on 50 Nigerians

The Presidency on Sunday advised those who are opposed to the decision of the Federal Government to place about 50 Nigerians being investigated for corruption on travel ban to go to court. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with Punch correspondent. Shehu was […]

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Trump Threatens Saudi Arabia Over Missing Journalist

US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned Washington would inflict “severe punishment” if he was murdered. The Saudi critic has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with Turkish officials accusing Riyadh of murdering […]

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Why I deserve reelection — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to vote for him again in order to continue his work towards a better Nigeria. Mr Buhari spoke during a meeting with religious leaders at an interfaith seminar in Abuja. “I am proud to say that our country has moved on, the era of free money, lack of […]

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Buhari Bans 50 Prominent Nigerians From Travelling Abroad

The Federal Government has banned 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling abroad following the implementation of the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the 50 prominent personalities had been placed on a watch-list and […]

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The happiest day of my life – 2face Idibia

Despite all his fame and accolades, there is a certain day in the life of Nigerian music legend, Tuface, that he would never forget and he shared it with Saturday Beats in a recent interview. He said, “The happiest day of my life was the first time I heard my song on the radio. The first time […]

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Why I chose Peter Obi as my running mate — Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he picked Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, as his running mate for 2019 elections, because he is an astute professional who has laid his footprints across the corporate world, and his vast knowledge of the economy. In a statement on Friday, issued on his […]

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It’s Official: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate (Photos)

The presidential flagbearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has picked former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, as his running mate for the 2019 general elections. Sources close to the PDP’s flagbearer say the deal was sealed at an informal meeting between the two men in Abuja on Friday. Shortly after, the […]

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Joke with Nigeria’s unity, have problem with me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said as long as he is alive, anybody who jokes with the unity of Nigeria will have a problem with him. He said the Federal Government was ready to contend with people who would work against the peace and unity of the country. According to a statement by his Special Adviser […]

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Buhari reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku for president

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the endorsement of his opponent by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Obasanjo on Thursday endorsed Atiku Abubakar for next year’s presidential election. The president’s reaction was contained in a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, who referred to the meeting as […]

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