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    Saraki swears in Adeleke as senator

Saraki swears in Adeleke as senator

Ademola Adeleke has been sworn in as the senator representing Osun west senatorial district. Adeleke took his oath of office administered by Bukola Saraki, senate president, on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday. He would replace Isiaki Adeleke, his late brother who previously occupied the position. A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Adeleke defeated Mudashiru Hussein of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    US-based Nigerian pastor jailed 15 years for raping two underage sisters

US-based Nigerian pastor jailed 15 years for raping two underage sisters

Reuben Chizor, a US-based Nigerian pastor, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping two underage girls. According to New York Daily News, Chizor, 56, raped the sisters – aged 12 and 14 – in the basement of his church. The girls are members of his Hope Restoration Ministries church in Queens Village, New York. He had reportedly raped the duo [...]

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    IGP: Police need N1trn — but got only N36bn in 2017 budget

IGP: Police need N1trn — but got only N36bn in 2017 budget

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, says the force requires N1.13 trillion annually, "a far cry" from the N36.1billion it got in the 2017 budget. He made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a public hearing on a 'bill for an act to establish the Nigeria police reform trust fund and for other related matters'. "What is required to run the [...]

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    Calls for division are evidence of poor governance, say Kukah, Abdulsalami

Calls for division are evidence of poor governance, say Kukah, Abdulsalami

The national peace committee has scolded non-performing public officials in the country, saying the recent calls for division in the country are evidence of poor governance. In a statement by Abdusalami Abubakar, chairman of the committee, and Matthew Kukah, its convener, the committee said Nigerians "need an effective state that they can call their own". Condemning the recent hate speeches and calls [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Oct 17

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Oct 17

The federal high court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) till October 17. Kanu, who is due to appear in court on Tuesday, was last arraigned on April 25 during which he was granted bail on health grounds. Binta Nyako, justice of the court, had adjourned the sitting to Tuesday and [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ((EFCC) of trying to assassinate her on two occasions. The accusation was contained in her petition to the house of representatives against security agencies in the country. In the letter written by Granville Abibo, her lawyer, she alleged that the EFCC has "repeatedly" bugged her telephone [...]

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    Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Lagos-Ibadan rail service will be in use by December 2018. He made this known on Tuesday after assessing the project at Ijoko, in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun alongside Ibikunle Amosun, the state governor. He said the fund for the project is on ground and the federal government is committed to ensuring the [...]

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    EXTRA: Aisha Buhari talks about ‘jackals and hyenas in my husband’s kingdom’

EXTRA: Aisha Buhari talks about ‘jackals and hyenas in my husband’s kingdom’

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the “hyenas and “jackals” in her husband's kingdom will soon be sent packing. Aisha, who wrote this on her Facebook page on Monday, was giving voice to an earlier post made by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central. She is currently at the UK to visit the president who is on medical vacation. “God has answered the [...]

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    Threatened Obasanjo, granted press interviews — ‘sins’ of  Nnamdi Kanu  while on bail

Threatened Obasanjo, granted press interviews — ‘sins’ of Nnamdi Kanu while on bail

Many words define Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but the best definition of the controversial Biafra agitator at the moment is ‘civil disobedience.’ On April 25, a federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail on the understanding that the IPOB leader was ill and needed more medical attention than the Nigerian Prisons was giving [...]

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    Olonisakin: Military confronting 14 security threats

Olonisakin: Military confronting 14 security threats

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, says the military is confronting about 14 security threats across the country. Olonisakin made this known at a reception organised by the Nigerian permanent mission to the United Nations on the sidelines of the second chiefs of defence conference. The conference, which was held at the UN headquarters, New York, had more than 100 other chiefs [...]

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    ’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

Dada Houdegbe, president of the Houdegbe North American University in the Republic of Benin, says 90 per cent of students in the university are Nigerians. Houdegbe made this known when the university awarded degrees and conferred honorary awards to its graduating students as well as local and international personalities. He said there was currently a growing interest of “many young Nigerians” in [...]

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    Kenya’s interior minister dies in hospital

Kenya’s interior minister dies in hospital

Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya's interior minister, is dead. According to Reuters, Joseph Kinyua, Kenya's chief of staff and head of public service, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday. He said Nkaissery died on Saturday while receiving treatment in a Kenyan hospital. "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery," the statement read. "Nkaissery [...]

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    Evans intact in custody, say police

Evans intact in custody, say police

The police have denied the report that Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, better known as Evans, has vanished from custody. In a statement on Saturday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said Evans is “intact” in custody. He said after investigation, Evans would be charged to court. “Investigation into all the crimes he has committed which include several kidnappings; armed robbery and murder are ongoing,” the statement read. “The police have [...]

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    Jonathan’s son-in-law ‘shot’ as gunmen invade his residence

Jonathan’s son-in-law ‘shot’ as gunmen invade his residence

Goodwill Edward, son-in-law of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Friday shot by unknown gunmen in Calabar, Cross River state. According to PUNCH, Edward, who is the special adviser on youth affairs to the state governor, was attacked at his residence in the state capital. Hafiz Inuwa, state commissioner of police said, though the matter had not been reported to the police, Edward [...]

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    Fayose: How I opposed my father in 1980

Fayose: How I opposed my father in 1980

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has revealed how he resisted his father for giving out the family's only car. He made this known while delivering the convocation lecture of the Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Edo state, on Friday. Fayose recalled how in 1980 the father had given out the car after being converted by the late Benson Idahosa. He said the decision, [...]

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    Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says David in the Bible functioned as both a governmental and spiritual head of Israel. He said this on Twitter while responding to a question. The governor had asked the people of Osun to pray and fast for the state as well as Nigeria. One Wale Gates had asked if Aregbesola had become a spiritual leader. “I urge [...]

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