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Violation of rules: NYSC cancels Davido’s service

The National Youth Service Corps has sanctioned Davido, for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation camp, according to Saturday Punch. Top sources in the NYSC told one of Punch correspondents that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his […]

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Nigerian Court jails man for stealing Cowbell milk

A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced a labourer to two months in prison for stealing one roll of sachet Cowbell powdered milk, a carton of Vaseline Blue Seal and one crate of eggs. The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, found Abdulahi Danjuma of no fixed address guilty of house breaking and theft. Maiwada, […]

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Nigeria 2019: Catholic Bishops ban priests, members from ‘active politics’

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has banned Catholic priests and faithful of consecrated life from engaging in partisan politics including becoming a member of any political party. The Secretary General, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, gave this order on Thursday in Abuja on […]

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Nigerian military needs N9bn annually for shoes, boots – Bureau

The Director-General of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, Abuja, Jumo Osahor, says the Armed Forces of Nigeria need about N9 billion to provide military boots annually to meet soldiers’ kitting needs. Mr Osahor, an air vice marshal, stated this on Thursday in a paper he delivered at the Third Annual National Conference organised by […]

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Nigeria, third ‘most terrorised country’ for fourth consecutive year – Report

The 2018 ranking on terrorism is out and Nigeria, for the fourth consecutive year, occupies the third position among the countries worst hit by terrorism, globally, because of the activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen. Apart from 2014 when it was ranked fourth, Nigeria has remained in the unenviable third position in the Global Terrorism […]

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Rapper Cardi B and Offset Break Up After 1 Year of Marriage

On Tuesday evening, rapper Cardi B took to Instagram with a big announcement for her fans. As it turns out, the Grammy nominee and Offset are not together anymore. “So everybody been bugging me and everything and you know, I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now and we’re […]

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Vote for my husband again, Aisha Buhari urges women

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, urged women in Nigeria to vote for her husband in the forthcoming presidential election. She made the appeal at a National Women Leadership Summit organized by a political group, Project 4+4 for Buhari & Osinbajo 2019, at the National Women Development Center, Abuja. Mrs. Buhari observed […]

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Canada desperately looking to fill 430,000 vacant jobs

A business group warned on Tuesday that a labor shortage in Canada is deepening, with more than 430,000 jobs at small and medium-sized firms remaining unfilled for at least four months. The job vacancy rate has risen to 3.3 percent, from 2.9 percent a year ago, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business  said in a […]

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Visa denial: Nigeria’s National Assembly summons US ambassador

The National Assembly has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, over the alleged high rate of visa denial of Nigerians. The invitation was said to be at the instance of an activist, Kayode Bello, who petitioned the House over the matter. Punch had done an investigation into how many Nigerian students seeking […]

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Popular Nigerian Actor, Victor Olaotan, seeks assistance after ghastly accident

Tinsel actor, Victor Olaotan, requires financial assistance to receive medical treatment outside Nigeria in a bid to avert the amputation of his legs. The 66-year-old actor is best known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the long-running television drama “Tinsel”. The veteran actor has been receiving medical care since he was involved in a […]

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2019: Two traditional rulers suspended for organising prayers for Buhari

Two traditional rulers in Deba district of Gombe State have been suspended from office after they were accused of organising a prayer session for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election. The two monarchs, Alhaji Julde of Garin Mallam and Ummaru Bappayo of Wajari district, were suspended by the Emir of Deba […]

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Trump’s daughter reportedly dating Lagos millionaire (Photos)

Tiffany Trump, the daughter of US president, Donald Trump, is allegedly dating a Lagos-bred millionaire, Micheal Boulos. According to Page Six reports, Micheal is the son of a multi-billion dollar family in Nigeria. A source close to Tiffany told Page Six that the president’s daughter and Boulos spent Thanksgiving together and that he met most of her family. “Tiffany […]

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I Will Provide Affordable, Uninterrupted Electricity If Elected President – Ezekwesili

The candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has assured Nigerians of development in the power sector if she wins the presidential election in 2019. In a statement on Sunday, she promised that uninterrupted power supply would be witnessed in the country. “Our vision is to provide sustainable, affordable and uninterrupted […]

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I’m not Jubril from Sudan, ‘it’s real me’ – President Buhari

‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.’’ Those were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday in Krakow, Poland, at an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the country. Responding to a question from a Nigerian in the Diaspora who wanted to […]

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George HW Bush to lie in state in the US Capitol

The body of former US President George HW Bush is to lie in state next week ahead of a day of national mourning. An arrival ceremony will be held for Bush Snr on Monday evening at the US Capitol. The public will be invited to pay their respects. Bush served as the 41st US president […]

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EU spends €100m on Nigeria’s elections

The European Union on Saturday said it had spent over €100m since 1999 to date to ensure free and transparent election processes in Nigeria. The Electoral Administration and Communications Expert in European Centre for Electoral Support, Manji Wilson, who spoke on the issue, said despite the donations, the EU did not have any special interest […]

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2019: Why Nigerians should elect Atiku president — Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, possesses the qualities that Nigerians will use to determine who they will elect in the 2019 presidential election. The President of the Senate and Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Bukola Saraki, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday. Mr Saraki […]

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I am Abraham’s descendant, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was a descendant of Abraham, a biblical hero regarded as the father of faith. The President said this in an article he wrote in The Church Times UK titled, “Don’t politicise religion in Nigeria.” In the piece, Buhari eulogised the late Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, reputed to have translated the […]

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