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Breaking: Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme dies

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead. A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, Sunday. The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe given till noon Monday to quit Presidency

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence […]

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide over girlfriend

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday. The news comes with France already grappling with a surge in police suicides this year The Paris officer, Arnaud Martin, finished his shift on Saturday evening […]

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Despite Buhari, Jonathan, APGA’s Obiano wins Anambra election (Full details)

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Willie Obiano, has won the Anambra governorship election. Mr. Obiano won in all the 21 local government areas of the state with a total of 234,071 votes. His victory comes despite two other major candidates enjoying the backing of a sitting president and his predecessor. President Muhammadu […]

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North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

North Korea, on Friday, ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue. In an interview with Reuters, Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, brushed off the new sanctions which the Trump administration has said it is preparing, as well as the possibility of North […]

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Stubborn Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe showed up at the graduation ceremony of Zimbabwe Open University in Harare on Friday morning, local media reports say. The appearance was the long-ruling leader’s first since the army seized control of the country on Tuesday. The 93-year-old appeared without his wife, Grace, and Higher and Tertiary education minister Jonathan Moyo, […]

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Teacher who offered students good grades for sex, faces 40-year jail term (Photos)

A teacher is facing jail after she forced pupils to have sex with her in exchange for good grades. Identified only as Yokasta M, the 40-year-old threatened to fail the pupils if they refused to sleep with her. She taught at a school in Medellin, Colombia, according to Canal 4, which reported that she was caught when […]

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Pastor Osinbajo describes Buhari in five words

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo seized the opportunity of a book launch in Abuja on Thursday to give a character portrait of President Muhammadu Buhari. The book reviews the administration’s achievements during the last two years. Below are five highlights from his speech: 1. Buhari’s frugality Mr. Osinbajo spoke about the President’s economical nature and how he possesses the […]

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11 powerful Robert Mugabe quotes

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has a long history of making colourful or controversial remarks during a reign that has spanned nearly four decades. Here is a compilation of his powerful quotes by AFP… Among them:   – On staying in office – “Some are saying ‘Mr Mugabe is old, so he should step down’… No! […]

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Nigeria is now respected abroad, I can’t keep up with invitations to visit other countries – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he cannot cope with invitations by foreign governments as a result of the growing respect for Nigeria since he came to power. He also said government officials caught stealing public funds now know they will face the law. He was speaking on Thursday at the book presentation entitled: ‘Making Steady, Sustainable […]

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Corruption Allegations: Court stops Senate from investigating Nigeria police chief

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Thursday granted an interim order restraining the leadership of the Senate from investigating the Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. Justice Abba-Bello Mohammed granted the application of an interim injunction pending the hearing of the substantive suit of breach of right to fair hearing by […]

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President Buhari, Osinbajo to spend over N2.5 billion on cars, travels in 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari plans to spend N1.001 billion on travels in 2018, details of the proposed 2018 budget released by the Budget Office of the Federation show. The amount breaks down to N751.3 million for international travels, and N250.02 million for local travels. The budget shows that another N907 million would be spent on a […]

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Paedophile dwarf spared jail because he’s too short for prison

Bryan Anthony Bowen approached two girls on Facebook, sending them obscene messages and asking for naked pictures, according to the Daily Post. Judge Rhys Rowland said that Bowen, 26, of Welshpool, was “small in stature and emotionally inadequate,” saying he would have a hard time in prison. Bowen, who had no previous convictions, sent a 15-year-old […]

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Still yet Mugabe refuses to step down — Source

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, his wife, Grace, and two key figures from her G40 political faction are under house arrest at Mr. Mugabe’s “Blue House” compound in Harare and are insisting the 93-year-old finishes his presidential term, a source said. The G40 figures are cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, who fled to the […]

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Job seeker pays fraudster N1million for fake employment

A job seeker, Abiola Ogunseye, has fallen victim to a fraudster who impersonated a Lagos-based telecommunications mogul, Mike Adenuga. The suspect, Ehipboh Lucky, had reportedly opened a Facebook account, using the name and picture of the businessman. The police said 24-year-old Lucky, via the social media platform, told unsuspecting members of the public that he could help […]

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Nigerian Government to spend N4.8bn on Villa maintenance in 2018

The Federal Government is proposing to spend  N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance  of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The budgeted amount for next year when compared to the N4.95bn allocated for annual routine maintenance of villa facilities in the 2017 budget represents a decline of about N90m. In the 2016 budget, the sum […]

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Reno Omokri commends Pope Francis for donating the N76 million Lamborghini gift he received to charity (Photos)

Yesterday, Pope Francis was given a white-painted special edition of Lamborghini Huracan as a gift, which sells for around 180,000 euros (N76m), but the pontiff gave it to charity after blessing it. The pontiff received the Italian supercar painted especially for him in papal gold and white on Wednesday morning in a ceremony in Vatican […]

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Reps to probe alleged excessive electricity charges in Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Wednesday set up an ad-hoc committee to probe alleged excessive charges on electricity customers through prepaid meters. This followed a motion by Lam Adesina (Oyo – APC). In the motion, Mr. Adesina noted that in June 2016, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued a directive to electricity distribution companies […]

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