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President Buhari dissociates Nigerian government from ‘body bags’ threat

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the diplomatic community and foreign election observers in Nigeria of their safety during the elections Many will interpret this as an indirect rebuttal of threats by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who recently said “we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back […]

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Nigeria Elections: How to vote on Saturday

About 84 million Nigerians are expected to go to the polls on Saturday, February 16, to participate in the first of two sets of general elections to choose the president, governors, national assembly and state legislators. With final preparations being made towards the elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed out some steps […]

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Vote Buhari or forget Igbo presidency – Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said the Igbo  have their destiny in their hands by voting for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday,  for second term, or forget Igbo presidency. He said this while addressing a mammoth crowd at zonal rallies for Okigwe and Owerri zones, respectively, yesterday, organised to campaign for president Buhari and other candidates […]

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European Union adds Nigeria to dirty-money blacklist

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Panama are among the countries added by the European Commission to blacklisted nations for posing threats because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. The listing of the countries is part of a crackdown against money laundering after several scandals hit banks in European Union (EU) in recent months. […]

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“If you give us the next four years I assure you, you won’t regret it’’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the electorate to give the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) another four years to complete all the ongoing developmental projects and to initiate fresh ones. The president, who made the appeal at the Federal Capital Territory’s Presidential rally of the APC, said his administration would continue to ensure efficient […]

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Elections: UK threatens Nigerian politicians with visa ban, asset forfeiture

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would have their visas banned and assets in the UK seized. Ms Laing gave the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to unveil the Election Situation Room of the Civil Society […]

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Boko Haram ambush governor’s convoy, kill soldier, four others

The convoy of the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram gunmen while on his way to campaign in a remote border village, eyewitnesses said. The attack occurred along the Maiduguri-Gambu road which leads to Chad Republic. The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, confirmed the incident but did not provided details […]

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Nigeria Police arrest Imo undergraduate for allegedly killing estranged boyfriend

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a female undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Chitere Okoronkwo, for allegedly killing her boyfriend, Johnmark Osigwe. The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said the 20-year-old Okoronkwo was nabbed on Monday at Ama-Wire Urratta in the Owerri North […]

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Nigerian man with two wives dies after sex romp with married lover

A 57-year-old man, simply identified as Ismaila, has died after an alleged sex romp with his married lover in a Lagos hotel. Punch gathered that Ismaila, who was married to two wives, had gone to the Ace Bar in the Akoka area of Yaba, Lagos, with his alleged mistress on Sunday. It was learnt that […]

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Finally, Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty in the US

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering. He has yet to be sentenced, but the verdict […]

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Dangote asks Nigerian business leaders to support health sector with 1% of their profit

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has called on all businesses within Nigeria and Africa, to support the health sector with at least one percent of their profit. Speaking at the 2019 Africa Business Health Forum in Addis Ababa, Dangote, who was represented by Halima Dangote, said business is highly interwoven with health. “To me, business and […]

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Elections will be free, fair – Buhari reassures

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is all out for free, fair and credible elections starting on February 16. Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said he (Mr Buhari) gave the assurance at a meeting with traditional rulers at the secretariat complexes of the Councils of Traditional Rulers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, […]

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Moringa can cause congenital deformities — Study

Consumption of Moringa oleifera leaves during pregnancy could cause congenital deformities, a recent study published in the Italian Journal of Anatomy And Embryology has found. Moringa oleifera is a plant that is often called the “drumstick tree”, “the miracle tree”, “the ben oil tree”, or “the horseradish tree” used for centuries due to its medicinal […]

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Bullion van driver disappears with $1.13m

The driver of an armoured bullion van disappeared early on Monday along with an estimated one million euros, police sources said. “When they came back out, the van and the driver were gone,” one of the sources said. The 28-year-old man had stopped in front of a Western Union office, outside Paris, at around 6:00 am […]

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Fine-looking “Diezani Alison-Madueke” spotted on the street of London (Photos)

A Nigerian man residing in the UK yesterday morning, shared photos of former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke, whom he claims he spotted walking on the street of London yesterday, February 11th. See more of the photos below…

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Here’s how to correctly vote for your candidate (Photos)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the sample of the ballot papers to be used in the presidential election on Saturday. The commission released pictures on its Twitter page on Monday. The commission, which is led by Mahmood Yakubu, also released photos to guide voters who will take part in the electoral process. […]

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Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria ahead of elections

A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee. He was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord in Abuja between February 12 and 13. A statement that his spokesperson, Angel […]

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Leah Sharibu not dead – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described as “absolute fake news” the reports that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity. “It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that,” the minister was quoted by his spokesperson as saying at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday. […]

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