Saturday, September 8, 2018

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    VIDEO: The moment Melaye emerged victorious in recall process

VIDEO: The moment Melaye emerged victorious in recall process

 Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has emerged victorious in the attempt to recall him from the senate. The result of the exercise was announced on Sunday by Ukertor Moti, the declaration officer for the exercise. Declaration of result for the recall of Kogi West Senatorial District. pic.twitter.com/E1X7ObQqki— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) April 29, 2018[...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts leaders of Tijjaniya sect at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts leaders of Tijjaniya sect at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received a delegation from the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniya Movement at the presidential villa on Friday in Abuja.The delegation was led by Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim Inyass.The sect leaders told state house correspondents that they briefed the president on the successful hosting of the 32nd Maulud of Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse in Kaduna.They also said they were on the [...]

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    ‘English football won’t be the same’, ‘His big shoes hard to fill’ — reactions to Wenger’s announcement

‘English football won’t be the same’, ‘His big shoes hard to fill’ — reactions to Wenger’s announcement

The news of Arsene Wenger bowing out from Arsenal football club at the end of the season took some football lovers by surprise.Wenger, who spent 22 years at top English club, meant different things to different people.This can be seen in the Twitter reactions below:https://twitter.com/papilokanu/status/987308864478547968Arsenal fans right now after hearing Arsene Wenger is set to leave Arsenal at the [...]

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    ‘From Orubebe to Omo-Agege’ — reactions to carting away of senate’s mace

‘From Orubebe to Omo-Agege’ — reactions to carting away of senate’s mace

Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, stormed the national assembly with suspected thugs who seized the mace on Wednesday morning. As expected, Nigerians commented on the development on various social media platforms. Here are some reactions on Twitter: Why is Nigeria full of drama sir they are telling ur the most secure house/ hall where top citizens sit to deliberate on National [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police, Shi’ites members clash in Abuja

PHOTOS: Police, Shi’ites members clash in Abuja

Member of the Islamic movement, Shi'ite clashed with the police in Abuja  on Monday.A member of the movement was reportedly killed during the clash.Below are pictures from the scene:[...]

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    ‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

Islamic Tijjaniyya movement stormed the streets of Abuja and Kaduna to celebrate Maulud Nabiyy, the birth of Prophet Muhammed, on Saturday. Rabiu Kwankwaso, a serving senator and former governor of Kano state, was among the notable Nigerians who identified with the movement. Their activities caused traffic gridlock in Abuja and Kaduna and some of those who mistook the sect members for followers of Ibrahim Zakzakky, [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon.While in UK, the president will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and discuss about Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.Buhari's media team released video of his departure on social media HAPPENING NOW: President @MBuhari departs Abuja for his official visit to Britain, where he will hold discussions on Nigeria-British, relations with [...]

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    I pressured Boko Haram to release Dapchi schoolgirls, says Aisha Wakil

I pressured Boko Haram to release Dapchi schoolgirls, says Aisha Wakil

Aisha Wakil, better known as Mama Boko Haram, says she played a key role in the release of the kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls.In an interview with Channels Television, Wakil said she persuaded the Boko Haram insurgents to return the girls home safely.She said: "I mounted pressure, I keep on begging them. I really pleaded."They promised me they were gonna release them [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Women will overthrow us if given too much opportunity, says rep

TRENDING VIDEO: Women will overthrow us if given too much opportunity, says rep

Gudaji Muhammed Kazaure, a lawmaker from Jigawa state, has warned against giving women too much opportunity. According to the lawmaker representing Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi constituency, women already "control men at home".He said: ''It is good to give women opportunities in politics, entrepreneurship because of the good role they play in our lives.''My fear is, the women control the men at home, if you give [...]

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    PHOTOS: Uduaghan, Pinnick accompany Olu of Warri to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Uduaghan, Pinnick accompany Olu of Warri to Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received Ogiame Ikenwoli, the olu of Warri at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. The monarch was accompanied by Emmanuel Uduaghan; former governor of Delta state, Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football F ederation and Ayiri Emami, a stakeholder in the Niger Delta.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    ‘Elephants’ll seize ballot boxes in 2019’ — Twitter reactions to ‘N70m carted away by monkeys’

‘Elephants’ll seize ballot boxes in 2019’ — Twitter reactions to ‘N70m carted away by monkeys’

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, stirred controversy at the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday when he said monkeys carted away N70 million from senators’ farmhouse.He spoke after the northern caucus in the senate made known their decision to remove Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, as chairman.Adamu was accused of misappropriating the N70 million which Sani said monkeys took [...]

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    Premium Times Centre launches fact-checking websites

Premium Times Centre launches fact-checking websites

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on Tuesday launched two fact-checking websites - Dubawa and Udeme.The platforms are meant to provide accuracy and fact-check publicly available information in order to deepen the democratic space.Yemi Kale, statistician-general Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), gave the keynote address at the occasion.He advised Dubawa operators to be careful in handling information and [...]

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    ‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

Nigerians have been reacting to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma stepped down following pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).Last year, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, honoured Zuma by erecting a statue in his honour.Although he was criticsed over this, Okorocha defended his action. However, critics are back in action following Zuma's exit.Below are some [...]

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    VIDEO: I have no reason to resign, says Fayose’s chief of staff

VIDEO: I have no reason to resign, says Fayose’s chief of staff

Dipo Anisulowo, chief of staff to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he has no reason to resign.Anisulowo said this in response to his resignation letter which was widely circulated.He was quoted to have said he quit his post because the governor had divided the ruling party in the state ahead of the governorship election.Anisulowo spoke in this video:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara honour Ekwueme

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara honour Ekwueme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President  Bukola Saraki; and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, were among those who received the remains of former Vice-President  Alex Ekwueme at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture was also present at the event.Here are some pictures: [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: I was paid by politicians to blackmail Suleiman, says Stephanie Otobo

TRENDING VIDEO: I was paid by politicians to blackmail Suleiman, says Stephanie Otobo

Stephanie Otobo, the Canada-based singer who claimed to have had an affair with Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, says she lied.Otobo said she was "heavily paid" by powerful politicians and some pastors to blackmail Suleiman.In a video trending online, Otobo made the disclosure before Suleiman's church congregation in Auchi, Edo state.The singer also asked for forgiveness from the cleric [...]

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