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    Nigerian emerges most outstanding student in Chinese varsity

Nigerian emerges most outstanding student in Chinese varsity

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    Gbaja: Reps will end oppressive regulation of private businesses

Gbaja: Reps will end oppressive regulation of private businesses

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says lawmakers will work towards ending the “overbearing regulation” of private businesses in Nigeria.Speaking at the 13th annual business law conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the excess regulation is not good for economic growth.He said the statutory and policy framework existing in the country [...]

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    Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state says it will head to the court to challenge some elective positions being occupied by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Lawali Liman, state chairman of the party, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The party had won all but one elective position during the general election [...]

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    Kaduna pastor drums support for construction of mosque

Kaduna pastor drums support for construction of mosque

Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna-based pastor, has appealed to public spirited Muslims to assist in building a mosque for members of the Centre for Muslims with Disability in Nigeria in Kaduna.Buru made the appeal when executive members of the centre led other associations of physically-challenged persons to his residence in Kaduna south on Tuesday.The pastor called on Muslims, who are able [...]

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    Atiku: Tribunal did NOT reject my request to inspect INEC server 

Atiku: Tribunal did NOT reject my request to inspect INEC server 

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the presidential election tribunal did not reject his request to inspect the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).He spoke in reaction to a statement from a presidential spokesperson describing the judgement of the tribunal as “victory against propaganda”.According to the former vice-president, the tribunal only ruled that the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: BVN links Owerri hotel to GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund

EXCLUSIVE: BVN links Owerri hotel to GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund

Goddy Nnadi, the general manager (corporate services) at the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board, is running a private business against civil service rules and regulations, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that Nnadi, who joined the PEF board as head of public affairs and deputy manager in 1998, is the owner of Greatwood Hotels Limited, a hotel based in Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

The Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, to devote his energy to solving insecurity in the state rather than pursuing a law to regulate preaching.Addressing a press conference in the state on Monday, Joseph Hayab, CAN chairman in Kaduna, condemned the bill, which has now been ruled against by a [...]

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    Ethiopian army chief, governor shot dead in failed coup

Ethiopian army chief, governor shot dead in failed coup

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    MMM is back — and some Nigerians are falling for it

MMM is back — and some Nigerians are falling for it

Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), the Ponzi scheme which dashed the hope of over three million Nigerians in 2017, is back but not with a bang.This time dubbed MMM Cooperation, the scheme promises as much as 50 percent return on any amount invested in it -- 20 percent more than what the extinct version offered.Just like the previous version, participants are [...]

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    You’re inviting trouble, Oshiomhole warns Bauchi governor

You’re inviting trouble, Oshiomhole warns Bauchi governor

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, of interfering in the activities of the state assembly.Speaking when he received some APC lawmakers from Bauchi, he accused the PDP lawmakers of shutting out their APC colleagues to elect their choice speaker during “nocturnal hours”, while insisting that the decision will [...]

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    PHOTOS: The decayed infrastructure serving as UNN hostels

PHOTOS: The decayed infrastructure serving as UNN hostels

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) male hostels in its Nsukka campus need urgent interventions -- unless there are plans to consolidate them as prisons.The hostels -- which are just two -- are a definition of filth and neglect; from decayed infrastructure gradually giving way for collapse, to rooms overflowing with students, the facilities are unhealthy for the thousands occupying [...]

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    INEC: It’s totally false, our ICT director has not resigned

INEC: It’s totally false, our ICT director has not resigned

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dispelled rumours that Chidi Nwafor, its director of ICT, has resigned.In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, the commission said the purported resignation is fake news and should be disregarded."The rumour circulating that our Director ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor has resigned is totally false and should be disregarded," INEC wrote."The Director and [...]

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    Israeli churches rise against TB Joshua, want planned visit cancelled

Israeli churches rise against TB Joshua, want planned visit cancelled

Many churches in the Israeli city of Nazareth have kicked against the planned visit of TB Joshua, Nigerian televangelist and founder the Synagogue Church of All Nations.According to Haaretz, an Israeli publication, the planned visit of Joshua has generated criticisms among the residents and stakeholders, including church officials.Joshua is scheduled to visit the Israeli city ahead of his church’s event [...]

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    Metuh: I received N400m from Jonathan — NOT Dasuki

Metuh: I received N400m from Jonathan — NOT Dasuki

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he received the N400 million traced to him as alleged proceeds of money laundering from former President Goodluck Jonathan.Testifying before a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, Metuh denied collecting the money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion [...]

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    Festus Adedayo: Whether it hurts Buhari or not, I’ll keep speaking the truth

Festus Adedayo: Whether it hurts Buhari or not, I’ll keep speaking the truth

Festus Adedayo, prominent columnist, has vowed to continue holding politicians to account "no matter whose ox is gored".Reacting to the cancellation of the appointment Senate President Ahmad Lawan offered him, Adedayo said he had no regrets speaking the truth to power.Lawan had withdrawn Adedayo’s appointment after supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked against it.They had cited some articles in [...]

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    Omo-Agege appoints Odunuga, Owoeye-Wise as media aides

Omo-Agege appoints Odunuga, Owoeye-Wise as media aides

Ovie 0mo-Agege, deputy senate president, has approved the appointments of Otive Igbuzor and Yomi Odunuga as his chief of staff and special adviser on media and publicity respectively.In a statement he issued on Thursday, Omo-Agege also announced the appointment of Lara Owoeye-Wise (pictured) as his senior special assistant on electronic and new media.He said he appointments takes immediate effect.Igbuzor is [...]

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