Thursday, January 3, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Some Nigerians in the diaspora have described as mischievous, the reports that the incumbent president of Nigeria is an impostor known as Jubrin from Sudan.In a statement on Sunday, the individuals under Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), said those behind the rumour need psychiatric attention."The claim is being bolstered with a poor rendition and understanding of scientific procedures like [...]

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    PDP to kick off 2019 campaign in Sokoto, asks Nigerians to reject APC

PDP to kick off 2019 campaign in Sokoto, asks Nigerians to reject APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that its campaign for 2019 elections will kick off in Sokoto state on Monday.Senate President Bukola Saraki, director-general of the party's campaign council, said this at the inaugural press briefing of the council.The PDP inaugurated the council, made up of 153 members, on Thursday.Saraki raised 10 questions, saying if Nigerians cannot give positive answers [...]

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    Ezekwesili hits back at her Twitter critics

Ezekwesili hits back at her Twitter critics

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has taken a hit on her critics on Twitter.According to her, she gave back only two percent of the attacks hurled on her daily and her critics are raging.She asked everyone to focus on their presidential candidate if they wanted her to desist from attacking them.She added that she [...]

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    ‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    Women stage solidarity rally to Aso Rock over Boko Haram attacks

Women stage solidarity rally to Aso Rock over Boko Haram attacks

The Women Arise for Change and Good Governance (WACN) on Thursday staged a solidarity rally in support of the fight against insurgency.The women, who marched to the presidential villa in Abuja paid glowing tributes to soldiers who recently lost their lives in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Melete area of Borno state.WACN, however, urged the Nigerian military not [...]

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    How I died and came back to life, by Vanguard editor-in-chief

How I died and came back to life, by Vanguard editor-in-chief

Gbenga Adefaye (pictured middle), editor-in-chief of Vanguard Newspaper, says he died and was brought back to life on Monday.Adefaye said this during the annual thanksgiving of Vanguard Media Christian Fellowship.He gave a testimony of how he was delivered from "sudden death" after his blood pressure (BP) went as low as 80/40.The optimal BP range is (120/80-140/90).Adefaye, who said he had been treating [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

The Nigerian army has replaced Texas Chukwu as its spokesman, TheCable can report.A military source told TheCable that Chukwu's removal followed outcry from different quarters on his "inability" to manage information on the counter-insurgency campaign."Chukwu was not attune with media management and did not sustain the efforts already in place," the source said."A good public relations officer always responds to [...]

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    Arena, Ojaide, Gbadamosi shortlisted for Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Arena, Ojaide, Gbadamosi shortlisted for Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Uganda’s Harriet Arena and Nigeria’s Tanure Ojaide (pictured) and Servio Gbadamosi have been shortlisted for the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.Ojaide, a professor of Africana Studies at The University of North Carolina, was shortlisted for his poetry collection, Songs of Myself.Ojaide has published 20 poetry collections as well as scholarly and fictional works.He obtained a B.A. in English from [...]

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    Teenage brothers ‘caught with fresh human head’ in Lagos

Teenage brothers ‘caught with fresh human head’ in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has announced the arrest two brothers in "possession of a fresh human head” in the Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.Chike Oti, the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.According to the statement, the suspects, Ayodeji Obadimeji and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 18 and 19 years respectively, were caught during a patrol by the police [...]

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    Nigeria rises on world prosperity index — first time ever

Nigeria rises on world prosperity index — first time ever

Nigeria recorded a leap on the 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index (LPI) of most prosperous countries in the world.At 129, the most populous black nation moved up by three points from its 132nd position in 2017. Since the inception of the index in 2006, this is the first time that Nigeria would move up.The LPI is an annual ranking developed by the [...]

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    ‘You must defeat Boko Haram’ — Buhari charges soldiers

‘You must defeat Boko Haram’ — Buhari charges soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told soldiers that the war against Boko Haram is a "must win".The president said this on Wednesday while delivering the keynote address at the 2018 edition of the the chief of army staff annual conference (COAS) in Maiduguri, Borno state.Buhari had cancelled a private visit to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, to attend the conference which was [...]

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    Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Ikeogu Oke, award-winning poet, saw his death coming.Oke died on November 24 in a hospital in Abuja from an undisclosed ailment.Oke, 51, was a celebrated poet who won the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature.Shehu said he met Oke in person two weeks ago for the first time, and that the poet told him it would be [...]

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    Otedola donates N2bn faculty to Augustine University

Otedola donates N2bn faculty to Augustine University

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has donated the faculty of engineering to Augustine University (AUI) Epe, Lagos.The structure is said to be worth N2 billion. On Tuesday, Otedola attended the foundation laying ceremony of  the faculty.Present at the ceremony was Alfred Martins, the proprietor of the institution and Catholic archbishop of Lagos.Augustine University is a private Catholic-owned tertiary institution located in Ilara, [...]

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    EXTRA: This Nigerian groundnut sells for $8.99 per bottle in US

EXTRA: This Nigerian groundnut sells for $8.99 per bottle in US

At $8.99 (N3,24o) per bottle, the United States is the right place to establish your groundnut business.A bottle of groundnut which typically sells between N400 and N600 across the country, is billed at $8.99 in CAYCE FOODS, a US store.Groundnut is mainly grown in northernstates such as Kano, Kaduna, Taraba, Bauchi, Borno and Adamawa.It is consumed as a snack and used [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, stormed the state house of assembly on Tuesday as five lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were allegedly plotting to oust him.The house has been enmeshed in a crisis since some of its members defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Nse Ntuen of the APC and Onofiok Luke of [...]

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January 02, 2019USDGBPEUR
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