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    Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

The Katsina state government says the state is under siege by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers.Aminu Masari, governor of the state, said this during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting.“The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the state," he said.“The Katsina government organised this one-day joint security [...]

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    Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised Nigerians to "select the path of forward progress" during the 2019 elections.The former Lagos governor urged Nigerians to perform their civic duties by voting with the best interest of the country at heart.In his New Year message, Tinubu said: "We have a choice to make. The choice we make [...]

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    Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because it was a more credible alternative for him to achieve his policies.Ortom made the disclosure on Monday during the flag-off of his governorship campaign in Makurdi.The governor, who won his election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), returned to the PDP a few [...]

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    Study says shisha is worse than cigarettes

Study says shisha is worse than cigarettes

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    Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa local government area of Borno.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, on Monday said the troops also recovered one rocket propelled grenade and a suicide vest at the scene of the incident.Nwachukwu said Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had commended the troops for [...]

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    NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the late Shehu Shagari as a patriot, nationalist, and president with respect for the dignity of labour.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Abuja.Wabba said Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if he had not been removed in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari in [...]

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    Onu: Igbo stand better chance of producing president in 2023 if we back Buhari

Onu: Igbo stand better chance of producing president in 2023 if we back Buhari

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, has called on the people of the south-east to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.He made the call on Sunday during a stakeholders meeting held at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi.Onu said Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023 can only be achieved [...]

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    NCAA sanctions four airlines for violation of regulations

NCAA sanctions four airlines for violation of regulations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned four operators for violating the Nigerian civil aviation regulations (NigCARs).According to NAN, Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations, NCAA, disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos.Adurogboye said those sanctioned included both scheduled and non-scheduled operators.However, he did not reveal the identities of the operators.He said three of the affected operators were to pay [...]

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    In new UN report, Nigerians narrate how they were raped, tortured in Libya

In new UN report, Nigerians narrate how they were raped, tortured in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report detailing the experience of Nigerian migrants subjected to slavery in Libya.Titled "Desperate and Dangerous: Report on the human rights situation of migrants and refugees in Libya", the organisation said the report covered  a period of 20 months.It gave accounts of violations and abuses committed by state officials, armed groups, smugglers and traffickers against [...]

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    Yari has sidelined me, Zamfara deputy governor cries out

Yari has sidelined me, Zamfara deputy governor cries out

Ibrahim Wakkala, deputy governor of Zamfara state, says Abdul’Aziz Yari, the governor, has sidelined him.Speaking with reporters in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday Wakkala said the governor had denied him his rights and privileges .“For months now,several of the legal funding that are supposed to be made to my office have been stopped and I have been completely [...]

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    Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Mustapha Inuwa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina state, says candidates of opposition parties in the state only exist on billboards.Inuwa, who is chairman of the campaign council of Aminu Masari re-election, governor of Katsina, said this during the flag-off of the campaign for the re-election of the governor in the Funtua area of the state [...]

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    CBN report: Nigerians expect inflation rise in 2019

CBN report: Nigerians expect inflation rise in 2019

Some Nigerians have projected a rise in inflation and borrowing rates as well as naira appreciation in the next 12 months.They gave the projection in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 2018 fourth quarter consumer expectations survey (CES) report released on the website of the apex bank.According to them, the major drivers of the expected upward movement will be in [...]

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    Musicians are like pastors and imams, says Adewale Ayuba

Musicians are like pastors and imams, says Adewale Ayuba

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    Michelle Obama displaces Hillary Clinton as America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama displaces Hillary Clinton as America’s most admired woman

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    Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has declared an emergency in the state's water sector.He made the announcement in Ikun Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state.The governor promised to take legal and institutional steps to make [...]

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    APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

The re-election bid of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, took a hit on Thursday as a reported 50,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to NAN, the defectors were received by senator Aliyu Wammako, APC chieftain and Tambuwal’s former political associate.Among the defectors were former special advisers to governor Aminu Tambuwal, former local [...]

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