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    VIDEO: ‘ We want him back’ — Ihedioha’s supporters troop to the streets of Owerri

VIDEO: ‘ We want him back’ — Ihedioha’s supporters troop to the streets of Owerri

Protesters trooped to the streets of Owerri, Imo state capital, on Sunday to  kick against the verdict of the supreme court which led to the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.The apex court had on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the election.Uzodinma [...]

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    PHOTOS: Commemoration of Armed Forces Remembrance Day across the country

PHOTOS: Commemoration of Armed Forces Remembrance Day across the country

Nigeria's fallen heroes were honoured in different parts of the country on Wednesday.In Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a ceremony at the Eagle Square.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff and other service chiefs were in attendance.Below are pictures of the ceremony in Abuja, Kaduna and Oyo:G [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC chairman leads his team to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: INEC chairman leads his team to Aso Rock

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led some national commissioners of the agency to the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.May Agbamuche-Mbu, Abubakar Nahuche, Okechukwu Ibeano and Ahmad Muazu were among the national commissioners who joined Yakubu at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS); Mohammed Adamu, inspector general [...]

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    PHOTOS: Kwara pulls down Saraki’s ‘Ile Arugbo’

PHOTOS: Kwara pulls down Saraki’s ‘Ile Arugbo’

The Kwara state government on Thursday pulled down the Sarakis’ 'political home' better known as 'Ile Arugbo' in Ilorin, the state capital.AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the state governor, announced in December the revocation of the late Olusola Saraki’s property owing to alleged illegality in its acquisition.Below are some pictures from the demolished site.[...]

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    ‘He won’t be doing this in a normal country’ — reactions to EFCC hailing ‘corporate hawker’

‘He won’t be doing this in a normal country’ — reactions to EFCC hailing ‘corporate hawker’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in order to encourage young Nigerians who do legitimate business praised Michael Iloduba, a ''corporate'' water hawker, on Twitter. Iloduba, whose business is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), caught the attention of the agency by his dedication to his source of living.The agency described Iloduba as the ''guy who dresses in corporate [...]

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    PHOTOS: Empty canopies at venue of suspended APC mega rally in Edo

PHOTOS: Empty canopies at venue of suspended APC mega rally in Edo

Prior to the suspension order given by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were looking forward to a mega rally in Edo state.The party had made plans to receive Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016, and some key opposition figures.The Edo government had kicked against the rally [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Shout out to everyone back home’ — Joshua hails Nigerians after defeating Ruiz

VIDEO: ‘Shout out to everyone back home’ — Joshua hails Nigerians after defeating Ruiz

Anthony Joshua, British-Nigerian boxer, has hailed Nigerians for their support in the match against Andy Ruiz jnr.Joshua had defeated his opponent to reclaim the titles that he lost in June.In a video shared on social media hours after the historic match which held in Saudi Arabia, Joshua, whose father is originally from Sagamu in Ogun state, branded the Nigerian flag."Shout [...]

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    ‘A general in God’s army is gone’ — Twitter reactions to Reinhard Bonnke’s death

‘A general in God’s army is gone’ — Twitter reactions to Reinhard Bonnke’s death

Reinhard Bonnke, a renowned German Christian evangelist, who died on Saturday is currently trending on social media.Bonnke, who held several crusades in Nigeria and other parts of the world, was 79.Here are some Twitter reactions to his death:Rest In Peace Reinhard Bonnke😢 One of the world global greatest Evangelist...the righteous are taken away before the days of evil truly. Isa. 57:1pic.twitter.com/06BLb6Z0St— [...]

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    PHOTOS: ‘How can you read here and fail?’ – Reactions trail UNIJOS renovated library

PHOTOS: ‘How can you read here and fail?’ – Reactions trail UNIJOS renovated library

The management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) has unveiled its newly renovated library and the edifice is a sight to behold.Pictures of the architectural splendour were shared online on Friday, by a Twitter handle (@WeJosRock), and it got quite a number of Nigerians talking on the microblogging platform.https://twitter.com/wejosrock/status/1203029592094720001?s=12The institution’s main library complex, housing learning resources of six faculties, got burnt during [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari lands in Daura after trip to Malabo

PHOTOS: Buhari lands in Daura after trip to Malabo

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived his hometown; Daura, Katsina state, on Friday, for a four-day working visit.The president landed in Daura on his return from the gas summit in Malabo, Equitorial Guinea.Buhari was received by Aminu Bello Masari, governor of Katsina, and other top officials in the state.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo at APC NEC meeting in Abuja

Buhari, Osinbajo at APC NEC meeting in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo attended the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Friday.Adams Oshiomhole, governors elected on the party's platform and other key members of the ruling party were also in attendance.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    ‘Strange things happening inside Aso Rock’ — reactions to feud between Aisha Buhari, Daura’s daughter

‘Strange things happening inside Aso Rock’ — reactions to feud between Aisha Buhari, Daura’s daughter

Some Nigerians have reacted to the video of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, speaking aggressively inside Aso Rock.In an interview with BBC, Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, explained that she recorded the video when the first lady attacked her inside the presidential villa in Abuja.While some Nigerians took her action as a breach of protocol, others called [...]

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    ‘Welcome to the next level’ — Twitter reactions to minister’s comment on hunger

‘Welcome to the next level’ — Twitter reactions to minister’s comment on hunger

On Monday, Sabo Nanono, minister of agriculture and rural development, said there is no hunger in the land.He spoke at a programme in Abuja on Monday. Some Nigerians took to Twitter  to protest against the comment. Below are some reactions: — E (@iaboyeji) October 15, 2019With my 230 WhatsApp contact, non of them can borrow me 100k, everybody say everywhere dry, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Nigeria, South Africa renew alliance as Buhari, Ramaphosa meet

PHOTOS: Nigeria, South Africa renew alliance as Buhari, Ramaphosa meet

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa met in Pretoria, South Africa, on Thursday.The Nigerian leader visited the country based on an invitation from his South African counterpart.Below are some pictures of both leaders and their cabinet members at the meeting which is the first between both countries since the latest xenophobic attacks that made some Nigerians based [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ganduje, Umahi, Buhari on the flight to South Africa

PHOTOS: Ganduje, Umahi, Buhari on the flight to South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for South Africa ahead of the South Africa/Nigeria Bi-National Commission on Wednesday.Buhari was accompanied by Umar Ganduje; governor of Kano state, David Umahi;  governor of Ebonyi state and Simon Lalong, plateau state governor.   [...]

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    PHOTOS: Soldiers risk their lives in the river — just to stop Boko Haram

PHOTOS: Soldiers risk their lives in the river — just to stop Boko Haram

Pictures of soldiers crossing a river around Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state, are making the rounds on social media.With their weapons above their heads, the troops filed out on a straight line. One of them could be seen beaming with smiles while others marched on.It is unclear when the pictures were taken.See them [...]

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