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Election: Go out and vote- Canada, U.K urge Nigerians

The Canadian and British High Commissions have called on Nigerians to exercise their civil rights by going out to vote at the rescheduled February 23 presidential election. The Canadian Embassy via its Twitter handle @CanHCNigeria on Friday, said Nigerians would decide their future by coming out to vote on election day. The commission noted that […]

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France Bans Words “Mother” And “Father” To Accommodate Gay Couples

In the wake of gender equality and same-sex marriage, schools in France are taking an unusual turn to accommodate same-sex couples. France has introduced an amendment bill which will allow for the words “Father” and “Mother” to be replaced with parent 1 and parent 2 as an inclusive strategy for same-sex couples. According to The Scottish […]

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Again, President Buhari to address Nigerians this morning

President Muhammadu Buhari will make a broadcast to the nation today, at 7 am, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. There will be with a repeat at 9 pm. “All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up […]

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Late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld leaves $200m fortune to cat

Late German fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, is reportedly set to inherit some of 200 million dollars fortune after he named her ‘in his will’. According to BBC News, “It has emerged that the iconic Chanel designer who died at the age of 85 on Tuesday, left some of his $200m (£153m) fortune to his cat. […]

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Beware! Fake dollar notes in circulation, EFCC warns Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over the circulation of fake dollar notes in the country. Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, gave the warning in a statement issued on Thursday. Orilade said the agency issued the warning following intelligence gathered in the build-up to the elections. The anti-graft agency also asked […]

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‘It’s not everytime you score goals’ — Fashola asks Nigerians to slow down on childbirth

Tunde Fashola, minister of power, works, and housing, has called on Nigerians to slow down on childbirth. The minister, who was a former governor of Nigeria’s most populated state, Lagos, said any culture that encourages birth without control is a culture that is unproductive. Speaking at Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) Gabfest 2019, Fashola said: “We […]

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Purported Resignation: Osinbajo Clears The Air

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has denied rumours suggesting that he had resigned his post as Vice President of Nigeria. The Vice President took to social media to debunk the speculations, describing them as ‘Fake News’. He said, “Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern […]

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Another Presidential candidate withdraws from race

The Presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, NIP, Eunice Atuejide, has withdrawn from the race. This came barely twenty eight days, when the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili made her own announcement from the race. Disclosing this in a statement, Atuejide opined that she stepped down from the election because her race for […]

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Buhari’s ballot box threat aimed at scaring voters – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to ballot box snatchers is aimed at scaring away voters on election day. Sowore said if Buhari was sincere about stopping electoral malpractice, he would have focused on the sponsors of ballot box snatchers and not the actors only. The […]

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Only an act of God can stop Saturday’s elections, says INEC Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday assured the electorate that the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday would hold. It said only an ‘act of God’ could stop the conduct of the polls. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this in Abuja while addressing a cross-section of the diplomatic community […]

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President Buhari swears in 8 new Permanent Secretaries

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has sworn in eight new federal permanent secretaries. They were sworn in on Wednesday, inside the council chamber of State House Presidential Villa. This was shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The new permanent secretaries are Olumuyiwa Abel, Mohammed Dikwa, Magdalene Ajani, Festus Daudu, […]

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Nigerian Elections: We have completed configuration of smart card readers – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has completed the configuration of smart card readers. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the commission’s third press briefing after the postponement of the elections. On Tuesday at its second briefing, the commission said the configuring of the Smart Card Readers was 95 […]

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‘You Have No Role In The Conduct Of Elections’, Atiku Tells Military

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says the military has no role to play in the conduct of elections. He said this on Tuesday during the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, while responding to comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s on the snatching of ballot boxes. Speaking at the APC […]

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Nigerian Presidency affirms Buhari’s warning, insists ballot box snatchers face death

The Nigerian Presidency has reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that anyone who dares to snatch ballot boxes during next weekend’s elections will be doing this for the last time. It said Mr Buhari’s comments should be seen as a strong message against the long history of “savagery associated with elections in the country.” Speaking Monday, […]

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Governor Shettima dares Boko Haram!

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State says he will be going back to Gamboru Ngala in a non-bullet vehicle next week despite the recent attack on his convoy by members of Boko Haram’s Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction. Mr Shettima said this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end […]

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US states sue Trump over border wall

A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall. The lawsuit was filed in the court for the Northern District of California. It comes days after Mr Trump invoked emergency powers to bypass Congress […]

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Danish husband, principal suspect in wife, daughter’s murder – Nigeria Police

A police inspector, Babashola Afolayan, on Monday, explained to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere that a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, was the principal suspect in the killing of his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and three-year-old daughter, Petra. Punch had reported that Nielsen, 53, allegedly murdered Zainab and Petra at the family’s residence at the Ocean […]

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Nigerian Elections: Snatch ballot boxes and lose your life — President Buhari threatens

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned potential troublemakers to stay away from ballot boxes on February 23. At an emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday morning, the president warned that anyone who foments trouble, especially by carrying ballot boxes, would be doing so at the “expense of his life.” […]

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