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Container crushes cars in Apapa! When will the Government take this issue serious? (Photos)

At least two cars were destroyed after a container fell on them around Tin Can Island port in Apapa, Lagos, on Saturday. It’s not clear if there were casualties but the affected vehicles were badly damaged. Adebayo Kehinde, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), could not be reached for details of the […]

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No More ‘Wife Of The President’, You Can Now Call Me The ‘First Lady’, Says Aisha Buhari

Five years after then candidate Muhammadu Buhari said there would be no office of the first lady for his wife, Aisha, Mrs Buhari, on Thursday, announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since Mr Buhari’s first term inauguration as president, the presidency has referred to Mrs […]

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Confusion as Gorilla ‘swallows’ N7m in Kano zoo

Another shocking story making the rounds, after last year’s JAMB money-swallowing snake, has claimed that a big Gorilla swallowed N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens during Sallah celebration. According to BBC Pidgin, the Chief Revenue Officer for the zoo, when approached, said on Wednesday, that the said money, approximately six million, eight hundred and […]

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‘Over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness’

A renowned Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara State, Aremu Saad, says over 20 per cent of Nigerians suffer from different forms of mental illnesses. Mr Aremu made this disclosure in Gusau on Thursday while speaking with journalists. He also said many of the patients do not know that they were not […]

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We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku at tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded. The electoral commission was reacting to the request of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP and Atiku had asked the tribunal to compel INEC to allow them inspect […]

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Igbo presidency doesn’t exist – Okorocha

Imo West Senator, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned his kinsmen against the misconception of the term ‘Igbo presidency.’ Mr Okorocha, while addressing journalists after being sworn in as Senator on Thursday, said such an agenda could not have existed as it was impossible to hand over power to a region without due process. The former governor […]

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When we have a Deputy Senate President KNEELING DOWN to greet Buhari (Photo)

“When we have a Deputy Senate President KNEELING DOWN to greet General Muhammadu Buhari, how can we expect the 9th Senate of the National Assembly to STAND UP to him? The Legislature was created to CHECK the Executive, not to BOW to them. I served under President Goodluck Jonathan. I was Uber loyal to him. […]

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Aisha Buhari’s N772,200 Democracy Day Dinner Outfit Everybody Is Talking About

The first lady, Aisha Buhari, rocked a beautiful Oscar De La Renta number to the Democracy Day dinner and gala on Tuesday night and many Nigerians have not stopped talking about it. Mrs. Buhari was dressed to the nines in the $4,290 (N1,544,400), Oscar de la Renta Silk-Crepe Cape-Back Caftan when she attended the dinner […]

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Lawmaker arrested for slapping female colleague

A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms Gedi crying with blood in her mouth after the alleged assault has […]

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Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to declare death sentence for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, according to Buharimeter, a survey by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). The  perception survey was released by CDD on Wednesday. Signed by Idayat Hassan, director, CDD-West Africa, the organisation said the survey was based on interviews with […]

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We’ll take 100m Nigerians out of poverty – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the APC government will take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. Buhari disclosed this in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday in Abuja. The President said that his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the […]

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Why Atiku is right to challenge Buhari’s reelection in court — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Atiku Abubakar was right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in February, saying it would be “unfair” to compare Mr Abubakar’s situation to the 2015 election in which he (Mr Jonathan) accepted defeat. Mr Jonathan said the fundamentals of 2015 election, which saw him become Nigeria’s first incumbent leader […]

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June 12 cannot be public holiday when Nigerians are hungry – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians. Mr Abubakar said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the day was one to ask the salient question of “How better off are Nigerians?” According to Mr Abubakar, June 12 demands […]

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Democracy Day: Jonathan, Obasanjo, other former leaders absent at ceremony

Former Nigerian heads of state and presidents were absent at the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations on Wednesday. The former leaders including Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, among others, were absent at the event which held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja. Former military leaders Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar were also […]

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Buhari congratulates new National Assembly leaders, knocks 8th assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. Mr Buhari described the emergence of the new leaders as “new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past (assembly leaders).” The president also saluted all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism […]

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June 12: Buhari hosts World leaders to Gala Night

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night hosted World leaders to dinner and gala night ahead of Today’s maiden edition of the country’s Democracy Day celebration. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other dignitaries at the event including State Governors, members and leadership of the newly inaugurated National Assembly, Diplomats, captains of industries were […]

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Messi beats Ronaldo to be named world’s highest paid athlete

Lionel Messi has been named as the world’s highest paid athlete over the last 12 months, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, in the Forbes top 100 list. The Barcelona and Argentina star earned $127m in the last year – more than Juventus forward Ronaldo ($109m) in second place and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar ($105m) in third. It is the first time that a […]

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INEC finally issues Okorocha certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, a certificate of return for winning the February 23 senatorial election in Imo West. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee confirmed this to Premium Times in a phone interview Tuesday evening. The presentation came barely […]

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