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Buhari warns university councils against sexual harassment

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all universities in the country to stamp out all forms of academic and financial corruption, social vices and sexual harassment which continue to tarnish the reputation of Nigeria’s citadels of learning. The president said this in a message delivered at the 29th and 30th combined convocation ceremony of University of […]

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US moves 100 coffins to Korean border for war remains

The United States military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. US Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said 158 metal transfer cases were sent to a US […]

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This is genocide, Christian Association of Nigeria cries out over Plateau killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the fresh killings in Plateau state as a genocide. The attacks which happened across three local government areas in the state on Saturday led to the deaths of over 100 people. The state government had condemned the attacks and imposed curfew on three local government areas. In […]

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Nigeria 2019: Mind your business, Tinubu tells Obasanjo

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Sunday asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop interfering in the affairs of the ruling party. He spoke in Abuja at the venue of the national convention of the party. Mr Tinubu, who described Mr Obasanjo’s interference as “busy body”, argued that the […]

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Sad! Singer D’banj loses one year old son

D’banj and wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow, have lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III who reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday afternoon, the 24th of June 2018. The news was gathered after the singer took to his Instagram page to post a black image this evening with […]

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Saudi women finally allowed to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time Sunday as the kingdom lifts its longstanding ban on women driving. The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world. It also represents the culmination of years of […]

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World Cup 2018: Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly planning changes for his team’s crucial match against  Nigeria in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. Sampaoli, who has come under immense pressure as the two-time world champions risk an early exit from the Russia 2018 World Cup following their 1-1 draw against Iceland and a 3-0 defeat by Croatia,  has been putting his […]

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Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most hypocritical former leader – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the most hypocritical former leader of the country, following his attempt to hijack the movement for political change. He stated this in Abuja on Friday at a dinner organised by the International Press Institute. “Obasanjo has crossed the red line and I […]

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Christianity may cease to exist by 2043 – Christian elders

The present generation of Christians in Nigeria may cease to exist in 25 years from now (2043), beginning from 2018, a group of Christians under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum, championed by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Solomon Asemota (SAN), has warned. According to them, the present […]

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After infecting two women, man needs Police permit for sex

A man who allegedly infected two women with HIV has been told that he must get written permission from police if he wants to have sex. Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, was told that he is a sexual risk to the public and so must get authorisation, both in the UK and abroad, before […]

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DSS arrests Nigerian Senator

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state. An aide of the lawmaker said he was picked up in Abuja on Friday morning. It is unclear why the lawmaker was arrested but the development took place hours after he spoke on the 2018 budget. […]

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Nigerian journalists not safe – IPI

Although Nigeria has a very lively news industry that enjoys a good degree of press freedom, safety has been a serious problem for journalists in the country. The executive director of the International Press Institute, Barbara Trionfi, said this at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja at the opening of IPI’s 67th […]

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I’m smarter, richer than the elite – Trump

Donald Trump has used an appearance at a campaign rally in Minnesota to brag about his money and intelligence, asking why he is not considered among the “elite” despite his property portfolio. “They always call the other side ‘the elite’. Why are they elite? I have a much better apartment than they do,” the US president […]

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In Nigeria, Presidency accuses opposition of sponsoring killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has accused the opposition of sponsoring the widespread killings in the country. Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Adesina said the president’s enemies resorted to the “bestial act” to discredit his scorecard on security. He said the killings were being instigated to weaken the […]

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DSS arrests ‘ISIS commanders’ in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested two Islamic State in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The DSS said this in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service. Ouiyo said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets. The statement was […]

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PDP is coming back in 2019 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019. Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital. Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks international goal record

Cristiano Ronaldo’s early header in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco at the World Cup was his 85th goal for his country – breaking the European record. Prior to this World Cup, Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskas held the record for the most senior international goals for a European nation with 84 goals between 1945 and 1956. […]

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Nigeria not under IS threat, says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said Nigeria is not under threat from Islamic State militants. It assured Nigerians that the armed forces were up to the task of defending the country and her citizens from any threat. Defence Spokesman Brig. Gen John Agim in a statement said: “The Defence Headquarters wishes to respond to a report […]

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