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First person to ever walk in space dies in Moscow

Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who became the first person in history to spacewalk in 1965, has died aged 85. Tethered to a spaceship by a 4.8m (16ft) cable, the Russian floated above Earth for 12 minutes. “You just can’t comprehend it. Only out there can you feel the greatness – the huge size of all […]

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Speak out, Buhari tells sexual abuse victims

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on families of victims of sexual abuse to always speak out and not cover-up such things. He also supported the proposed amendment to the laws against sexual harassment of students at tertiary institutions, saying stricter laws were needed to prevent girls from being abused in schools. Buhari was reacting […]

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NNPC discovers crude oil, gas in Northern Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has discovered hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North Eastern part of the country. The corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by its acting spokesman, Mr Samson Makoji, in Abuja on Friday. It would be […]

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No more evacuation from South Africa, says Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has said the issue of further evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa does not arise again. Nigeria had last month evacuated no fewer than 500 Nigerians from South Africa following xenophobic attacks on them and other Africans. But on Thursday, Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the violence that gave rise […]

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Budget 2020: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N3.3bn on foreign, local trips & N149m for foodstuffs

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will spend a total of N3.327bn on foreign and local trips in 2020. The figure is contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. The item was tagged Travel and Transport (General) under State […]

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Teacher docked for aiding student write WAEC

A 40- year-old teacher, Charles Adetunji, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly aiding a student to write her West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC). Adetunji, who resides at No. 7, Oyewole St., Abule Egba, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and examination malpractice, to which he pleaded […]

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Marriage is supposed to be for better than for worse, Actress Liz Benson explains

Liz Benson, veteran Nollywood actress and evangelist, says it is ideal to quit your marriage when the union becomes excessively violent such that it poses a risk to life — irrespective of for-better-for-worse gospels. She shared her two cents while responding to questions about divorce and child sex education on ‘Mercy’s Menu’, a talk-and-cook show […]

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My daughter married for love, I didn’t force her to marry Ned Nwoko – Regina Daniels’ mum opens up finally

The mother of teen actress Regina Daniels, in an interview with BBC pidgin English slammed those saying her daughter married an old man for money…. Nigerians had attacked 20-year-old Regina after she got married to 59-year-old billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko. Speaking in pidgin English, Rita Daniels said Regina told her that she wanted to marry […]

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Jonathan Keeps Mum After Meeting With Buhari

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declined to comment on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan, which lasted for about 15 minutes, was unknown to newsmen. Goodluck Jonathan after meeting with President Buhari […]

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Lagos Assembly threatens to arrest Ambode

The Lagos State Assembly on Thursday threatened to arrest the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode if he failed to appear before the House. The threat followed the presentation of a preliminary report by the ad hoc committee set up by the House to investigate the 820 buses purchased by Ambode while in office. […]

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Thief snatches $800,000 watch from businessman’s wrist

A Japanese businessman had a watch worth more than $800,000 seized from his wrist outside a five-star hotel in Paris, police said. The man had stepped out of the Hôtel Napoléon, near the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées, around 9 p.m. on Monday evening to smoke a cigarette, when a thief snatched the watch from […]

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Obiano inaugurates CCTV surveillance cameras in Anambra

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano will on Friday inaugurate super smart closed-circuit cameras (CCTVs) in three cities of the state. According to the governor,the CCTVs are to be installed in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha, while it will be installed in other cities of the state later. The government in a statement by the […]

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I’ll do my best to carry everyone along, Buhari assures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured that his administration will do its best to carry everyone in the country along as it goes through the second term. He gave the assurance while receiving some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. A statement by […]

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President Buhari extends nephew’s tenure as CPSO by three years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of service of his Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, by three years. Dauda, who was promoted to the rank of  Commissioner of Police last year, is Buhari’s nephew. By the presidential approval, the CPSO, who was due to retire from service on January 1,  2020, will now […]

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Nigerian Senate re-introduces anti-sexual harassment bill

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday re-introduced the Sexual Harassment Bill. The bill sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, was read during plenary for the first time in the 9th Assembly. The 8th Assembly of the Senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had passed the bill titled: “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution […]

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How I repaid N1 million loan in kind — Nigerian business woman narrates in court

A business woman has narrated to a Magistrate’s court in Ojo, Lagos State how she slept with her creditor to pay off a N1.1 million loan. Ejioma Ahibafu, 49, told Court that she was taken to a hotel on three occasions where she slept with her creditor as part of the loan repayment. Ahibafu, a […]

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Corruption: I Don’t Care Who You Are, I’ll Go After You – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has distanced himself and the anti-graft agency from political inclination. Speaking with journalists on Monday, Mr Magu stated that the agency will come after anyone alleged to be corrupt, regardless of who they are. “I don’t care who you are, where you come […]

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Budget 2020: I’m suffering from cold because of hard work, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that he is suffering from cold as he attributed the ailment to his hard work as the President of the country. Before presenting the details of the bill, Buhari apologised for his voice. He said he is suffering from cold because he is working hard. He said, “Before I […]

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