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Third Mainland Bridge safe for public use – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government has assured commuters and Lagos residents that the Third Mainland Bridge does not pose any structural danger and it is safe to use. It also insisted that all the tests done preparatory to the closure of the bridge to commence comprehensive maintenance works indicated that the integrity of the bridge is intact. […]

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Hunger compels children displaced by Boko Haram to feed on onion leaves

Intense hunger as a result of the inadequacy of food items in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the outskirts of Bauchi, has forced adolescent children to feed on onion leaves for survival. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who visited the camp, located about two km from Rindebin community in Bauchi Local […]

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Saraki, Dogara padded budgets for four years – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, of allegedly hijacking and padding national budgets for the four years that the party had been in power. He claimed that the two presiding […]

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I’m Nigerian by birth, says Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has denied the All Progressives Congress’ allegation that he is not eligible to contest because he was not born in Nigeria. Atiku stated this in a response to the APC’s reply to the petition he and his party jointly filed before […]

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Aisha to establish Muhammadu Buhari University

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town haLl meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the […]

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Happy Easter; The foundation of our Hope!

Christ’s resurrection has completed his mission for us, and set us on the right path to God. Christ came and died because of the love HE has for us. So we can try to be like him by exhibiting this same love among ourselves, when we love and see each other as brothers and sisters. With […]

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Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Ibrhaim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months. Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The spokesman was reacting to a report that council will meet to deliberate on extension […]

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Many actors living from hand to mouth – Bimbo Akintola

Because of the glitz and glamour that surround the movie industry, most people seem to think that actors have it all rosy. But talented actress, Bimbo Akintola, painted a different picture during an interview with Sunday Scoop. The Out of Bounds star noted that unless the industry becomes more structured, actors would continue to get the short end […]

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I never called for an end to SARS – Yomi SARS

Police officer cum music artiste, Abayomi Ekundayo, aka Yomi SARS, has said that there was no time he joined the campaign to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Recall that a video surfaced online where he was caught on camera, calling for an end to SARS. Yomi told Sunday Scoop that as a policeman, he couldn’t […]

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Snakes force Liberian President out of office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. “It’s just […]

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After 18yrs, Nigerian woman gives birth to five babies

A 42-year-old woman has given birth to five babies (quintuplets) at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, Kogi, after 18 years of barrenness. A correspondent of NAN who visited the woman and her babies at the hospital on Friday reports that both mother, Mrs Uchenna Okeigbo and her kids are in good condition. Okeigbo, an indigene […]

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Eight Nigerians sentenced to death in UAE

The Criminal Court of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced eight Nigerians to death for carrying out what it termed as “a string of armed robberies” at money exchanges and cash machines across the emirate in December 2016. Khaleej Times, a UAE medium, reported on Thursday that the ninth suspect was however sentenced to […]

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Buhari spends one year, 39 days abroad in three years, 10 months

With few weeks to the end of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has spent a total of 404 days (a year and 39 days) travelling to 33 countries on four continents in about four years of his first term in office. The country he visited the most was the United Kingdom where […]

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Minimum Wage: What I expect from workers — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian workers to justify the signing into law of the new N30,000 National Minimum wage by showing more commitment to their work. The president stated this shortly after signing the national minimum into law in Abuja on Thursday. He also enjoined the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to show more understanding […]

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Developed countries reluctant to assist us because they think we are rich – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says some developed countries are reluctant to assist Nigeria because they have “wrong assumptions” that the nation is rich. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this on Thursday while receiving letters of credence from the newly appointed diplomats of Kuwait, India and Namibia in Abuja. The president […]

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Nigeria now spending N1.86bn on subsidy daily

Nigeria could be spending as much as N1.86 billion on subsidy daily going by the current landing cost of petrol which is N180 per litre, TheCable Petrobarometer can report. Speaking on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria show, Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources, said the landing cost of petrol is now N180 per […]

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Defection: Court sacks Nigerian senator

The Federal High Court has declared the Ebonyi South Senatorial District seat being occupied by Sonni Ogbuoji vacant and ordered him to vacate the seat immediately. The judgment was delivered on Tuesday by Justice Akintola Aluko of the Abakaliki Division of the court. It held that Mr Ogbuoji flouted section 68(1)g of the 1999 Constitution […]

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N30,000 minimum wage takes effect immediately — Presidency

The implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage just signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari takes effect from April 18, a presidential aide, Ita Enang, has announced. Mr Enang, who is Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, told State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja that the Minimum Wage Repel […]

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