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Again, Nigerian President assures of free, fair elections in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians and the international community that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 will be free and fair, saying it will usher the country into another clime of maturity, peace and unity. Mr Buhari gave the assurance when he received Letters of Credence from four ambassadors at the State House, including […]

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Family of Africa’s youngest billionaire is offering a massive reward after his kidnap

A one billion shillings — or $440,000 — ransom is being offered by the family of kidnapped Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji. The 43-year-old is ranked as Africa’s youngest billionaire by Forbes magazine, which puts his worth at $1.5 billion. Dewji, who also goes by Mo, was abducted by a pair of gunmen outside his gym […]

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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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2019: I don’t belong to any political party – Bishop Oyedepo

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any party. Mr Oyedepo, while giving his Sunday sermon titled: “Covenant day of open doors” said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria. The bishop had earlier been criticised […]

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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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You’re too arrogant, President Macron’s wife tells him

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has reportedly been told that he is too arrogant by his own wife, Brigitte. Mrs. Macron, who claims she is fed up of his high-handed manner, has urged his inner circle to tell him the truth because she feels like she is the only person who is bold enough to tell […]

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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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Many still missing after Florida hurricane

As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida. Police and firefighters continue to search for hundreds of people reported missing in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds and storm surge. […]

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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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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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Pope Dismisses Two Chilean Bishops For Sex Abuse Of Minors

Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and former bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez — the latest heads to […]

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Again, Police Declare Senator Dino Melaye Wanted

The Kogi State Police Command has again declared Senator Dino Melaye wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms. In a statement on Saturday, Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, alleged that the lawmaker mobilized some thugs that shot and injured a police personnel Sergeant Danjuma Daliu who […]

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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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