Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Defiant BBOG protesters break through police wall to arrive at villa entrance

Defiant BBOG protesters break through police wall to arrive at villa entrance

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement on Tuesday embarked on a protest to the presidential villa after they were twice stopped by the police. Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the movement, engaged Abiodun Alamatu, a police officer who told her the group could not embark on a protest, until she provided proof that they secured permission for the protest. The movement provided acknowledged [...]

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    Police raid Unity Fountain, stop BBOG from protesting

Police raid Unity Fountain, stop BBOG from protesting

About a hundred police officers on Tuesday stormed the Unity Fountain, Abuja, where the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement converge, to stop them from embarking on their usual protest to Aso Rock. After a recent video of Chibok schoolgirls was released by Boko Haram, BBOG announced its decision to be marching to the villa every 72 hours until President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buhari not to blame for economic crisis, Jibrin tells Melaye

Buhari not to blame for economic crisis, Jibrin tells Melaye

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former house of representatives chairman on appropriations, says it is "unfair and wicked" to blame the bad state of the economy on President Muhammadu Buhari, who is just over a year in office. Jibrin was reacting to a comment credited to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, that he was afraid of being stoned by his constituents due to the "failure" [...]

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    PDP: Jonathan had plans to tackle recession but APC frustrated him

PDP: Jonathan had plans to tackle recession but APC frustrated him

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan saw recession coming and had plans to tackle it, but some members of the party who are now in the All Progressives Congress (APC), frustrated it. Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the PDP caretaker committee, said this in a statement, while responding to the allegations that Jonathan [...]

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    Despite recession, nightlife, merry gardens thrive in Abuja

Despite recession, nightlife, merry gardens thrive in Abuja

Nightlife in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, at the moment appears unaffected by Nigeria’s economy recession. The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday declared that the country was officially in its worst recession in 29 years. [...]

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    Zuckerberg ‘vows to stop cloning of identities on Facebook’

Zuckerberg ‘vows to stop cloning of identities on Facebook’

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has promised to fix the problem of cloning of identities on the social media platform, according to Abike Dabiri, senior special assistant to the president on foreign relations and diaspora. She said the tech guru made the promise in Abuja on Friday. Zuckerberg was in Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, and to also attend the grand finale [...]

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    Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto and spiritual head of Muslims in Nigeria, has announced September 12 as the Eid-el-Kabir day. In a statement released on Saturday by Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council of Sokoto, the monarch said his committee in conjunction with the national moon sighting body had received various reports of a new [...]

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    Direct your anger to the right quarters, Shehu tells Nigerians

Direct your anger to the right quarters, Shehu tells Nigerians

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Nigerians are right to be disappointed on the state of the economy, but that they should direct their anger to the "right quarters". In a piece entitled: 'What is President Buhari doing with the economy?', Shehu attributed the poor situation of things to years of mismanagement and corruption. He [...]

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    RESEARCH: Women who drink alcohol moderately won’t have fertility problems

RESEARCH: Women who drink alcohol moderately won’t have fertility problems

A recent research says women who drink alcohol moderately will not be negatively affected in conception. The study said women who have an intake of less than “14 servings” of alcohol in a week may not have problems conceiving. [...]

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    Makarfi: It’s wrong to play politics with the economy

Makarfi: It’s wrong to play politics with the economy

Ahmed Makarfi, the caretaker committee chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says rather than play politics, all hands must be on deck to salvage the economy. His party recently asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for destroying the economy. Speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Thursday, Makarfi explained that if the economy was bad it was the political class that would be blamed [...]

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APC ‘sacks’ Gombe chairman, legal adviser over party crisis

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has relived Muhammad Magaji Doho and Dauda Manu, the Gombe state party chairman and the legal adviser of their duties. In a statement on Thursday, Mai Mala Buni, national secretary, said the decision of the party arose from the "irreconcilable differences" in the top hierarchy of the Gombe APC which were informed by [...]

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    Adeosun on the economy: Are we confused? Absolutely not!

Adeosun on the economy: Are we confused? Absolutely not!

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says Nigeria is in its worst possible economic state but the federal government is "absolutely not confused" about how to tackle the situation. Speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja after the federal executive council meeting in Abuja, she lamented that activities of the Niger Delta militants had negatively affected the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. "It's [...]

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Clashes between security agents, militants increased after Buhari’s threat, says former governor

Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, a former military governor of Kaduna state says clashes between security agents and the militants increased after President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to deal with them. In a statement on Tuesday, Umar also advised Buhari that the use of military force to solve the Niger Delta militants crisis was not a good option and should be discarded. “All factors considered [...]

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Nigeria would’ve ‘packed up’ if PDP was still in power, says APC chieftain

Segun Oni, deputy national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Nigeria would have "packed up" and "many of us would have been refugees" if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were still in control of the country. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Oni expressed hope that the country's economy would get better but not as quick as Nigerians expect. "The reality [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari leaving Chibok girls’ freedom to Boko Haram

Ezekwesili: Buhari leaving Chibok girls’ freedom to Boko Haram

Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, says the recent comment credited to President Muhammadu Buhari's on his administration's readiness to negotiate with Boko Haram, is not sufficient. In a recent video clip, the insurgents had  demanded that their members held in detention by the federal government should be swapped for the abducted girls. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Ezekwesili explained [...]

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    6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

A building collapsed in Abuja on Monday sometime between 12:00 and 12:30am, leaving two persons trapped in the debris. Speaking to journalists, Abbas Idriss, a staff of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said eight people were trapped earlier but six had been rescued in the crash, which occurred at Road 444/441, Okpanachi Crescent, Gwarimpa estate. "We hope that the remaining two would [...]

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