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Let’s allow youths to contest elections — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that young Nigerians should be allowed to run for elective public positions in the country. He said this was especially because the youth had the capacity and competence in the fields of technology, education and other sectors of the economy. According to Osinbajo, if the nation’s youths are old […]

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Priest gambles with over $620k of church money

An Italian priest has gambled away more than 620,000 dollars of his parish money, reports said on Thursday. Flavio Gobbo, 48, negotiated a plea bargain for a suspended two-year jail term for embezzlement, according Corriere della Sera, a newspaper in Italy. As part of the deal, he has promised to gradually return the money and signed […]

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Nigerian Youths Are Uneducated & Not Ready To Work, They Like Freebies, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to The Cable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. President Buhari  said many Nigerian youths are uneducated, not ready to work and dependent on revenue from oil to survive. […]

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Sex-for-marks: University suspends lecturer as police arrest him

  A university lecturer, Mr. Kisuze Edward, has been suspended by the University of Makarere in Uganda over allegations of sexual harassment. In the letter of suspension, which bore the stamp of the office of the Vice Chancellor and was posted on the university’s verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, Edward was suspended due to allegations […]

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Troubled Nigeria: Invasion of senate, attempted coup d’état – Shehu Sani

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna),has described the invasion of the senate chambers as an attempted coup d’état. Dailytrust reports that Five persons sneaked into the chamber while DSP, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding and went away with the mace . The guys including two hefty […]

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Russian research institute develops new HIV medicine

The Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have the HIV, head of the federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said on Wednesday. “The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Rospotrebnadzor created a fundamentally new drug for gene therapy, gene prophylactic treatment and molecular vaccination […]

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Boko Haram: US urges military to change tactics

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit. Boko Haram’s tactics — from improvised explosive devices to hiding within the local population — necessitate a shift away from conventional strategies, said Lieutenant-Colonel […]

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Jonathan responsible for Nigeria woes, Tinubu says

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has again blamed past civilian administrations for the nation’s economic woes. Tinubu stated this in his address as the special guest of honour at the 35th annual Aminu Kano Memorial Symposium, held in Kano, on Tuesday. Tinubu, who was represented by the Governor of Oyo […]

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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents – her husband George HW Bush and son George W Bush. Mrs Bush, who was first lady from 1989 to 1993, had been in failing […]

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Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’, says Ex-FBI chief

Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president” and treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump last year. He told ABC News that Mr Trump lies constantly and may have obstructed justice. Hours […]

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British Prime Minister urges Nigeria to legalise gay marriage

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday urged all members of the Commonwealth of Nations that had made what she called outdated legislations against same-sex marriage to have a rethink. May said this in London while addressing leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan had in 2014 signed a […]

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Buhari will win again and again & I’ll succeed him, says Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor said this on Monday when he hosted some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri. They had visited him to endorse Uche Nwosu, his chief of staff and son-in-law, as the next governor of the state. Okorocha said […]

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Again, WHO harps on depression

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised individuals who think they are heading for depression to talk to someone they trust or seek professional help. According to the organisation’s Twitter handle @WHOAFRO, depression is not a sign of weakness but something that could happen to anybody. WHO said that the life changes that came with […]

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“I haven’t done too badly,” Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that given the condition his administration met the country, without savings and the economy badly vandalized, he has “not done too badly.” Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina quoted Buhari as saying this in London Sunday while receiving the Buhari Diaspora Support Organization led by Charles Efe Sylvester. President Buhari said wicked […]

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Why I criticised my husband’s government, Aisha Buhari explains

Aisha Buhari said on Saturday that she criticised her husband and threatened to withdraw her support for his re-election bid because of her “sense of justice.” She didn’t intend to confront or disrespect the president, she said in her acceptance letter to Vanguard Newspaper which made her its person of the year this week. Mrs […]

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President Buhari’s ‘other room’ statement, embarrassment to mothers — Pastor Tunde Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment of women. Bakare, who was Buhari’s running mate during the 2011 presidential election, said the President’s claim that his wife, Aisha, was only fit for his living room, kitchen and the ‘other room’, was an insult to all […]

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U.S, UK, France bomb Syria over chemical attack

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he ordered a strike on Syria in response to last weekend’s chemical weapons attack. Mr Trump, while addressing the nation on Friday night, said the joint strike with France and the United Kingdom was currently underway. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to […]

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Government ‘to impose daily tax on social media users’

Uganda plans to impose a daily tax on social media users from July in a bid to raise revenue, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said. The move has been criticised by rights activist Rosebell Kagumire who said: “It’s part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms of expression.” Earlier this month, President Yoweri Museveni – […]

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