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    Afreximbank President: 69% of Nigerian businesses believe Buhari should sign AfCFTA

Afreximbank President: 69% of Nigerian businesses believe Buhari should sign AfCFTA

Benedict Oramah, the president African Export-Import Bank, says 69 percent of Nigerian businesses believe the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is beneficial for the country, and by implication, should be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the failure of Nigeria to sign the trade deal may cost her huge foreign direct investment funds.Oramah stated this on Tuesday in Lagos at the 2019 Bullion [...]

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    Uzor Kalu: I’ll run for deputy senate president… nobody in APC can stop me

Uzor Kalu: I’ll run for deputy senate president… nobody in APC can stop me

Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, has indicated interest in contesting the position of the deputy senate president in 9th national assembly.Kalu, who is also Abia north senator-elect, wants the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position to the south-east in the interest of equity and justice.Speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday, [...]

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    Adamawa APC threatens to boycott supplementary election

Adamawa APC threatens to boycott supplementary election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa has threatened to boycott the supplementary governorship election if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists on conducting the election on Thursday.Ahmed Lawal, organising secretary of the APC, made the party's position known in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Lawal told NAN that the party had rejected the Thursday’s date and communicated its position [...]

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    Adamawa APC rejects new date for supplementary poll

Adamawa APC rejects new date for supplementary poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state has rejected the March 28 date the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) fixed for the supplementary governorship election in the state.Ahmed Lawal, organising secretary of the party, announced the party’s decision in an interview with NAN in Yola on Tuesday.Lawal said INEC did not consult the party before fixing the new date for [...]

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    Jigawa senator: Governors elected into the senate need intense training

Jigawa senator: Governors elected into the senate need intense training

Abdullahi Gumel, senator representing Jigawa north, says governors elected as lawmakers need extensive training in order to carry out the mandate of the legislature.Gumel, who lost his re-election bid, said have spent years in the executive arm of government, the governors need to be exposed to the world of making laws.He said: "The experience they have is executive experience, not [...]

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    Sirika: FG to revisit national carrier project

Sirika: FG to revisit national carrier project

Hadi Sirika, the minister of state for aviation, says the federal government has started making plans to revisit the suspended national carrier project.Speaking on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on aviation in Abuja to defend the ministry's budget, Sirika promised that the project would be delivered soon.He said that the ministry only suspended the project to put [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ sack two communities, raze 27 houses in Nasarawa

‘Herdsmen’ sack two communities, raze 27 houses in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have sacked Merte and Nendem villages in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state following a dispute with some youth in the area.Samaila Usman, an assistant superintendent of police and spokesperson of the Nasarawa state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Monday.According to Usman, trouble began on March 23, when a suspected herdsman allegedly assaulted and [...]

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    Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky indefinitely

Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky indefinitely

A high court in Kaduna has adjourned the trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and Zeenah, his wife, indefinitely.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others.The Shi’ite leader has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since December 2015.On Monday, Gideon Kurada, [...]

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    Appeal court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries for 2019 elections

Appeal court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries for 2019 elections

The court of appeal sitting in Sokoto on Monday set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara high court, allowing the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 election.The appeal was filed by Kabiru Marafa, chairman of the senate committee on petroleum (downstream) and 129 others through Mike Ozheokome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Respondents are Kabiru [...]

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    APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has dismissed allegations that it hired thugs to disrupt the supplementary election in the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, chairman of the PDP in the state, had alleged that the APC brought thugs from some neighbouring states to "take over the polling units".He, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election.But [...]

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    Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Abdullhi Ibn-Muhammed, emir of Akira-Uba in Borno, says he slept in a tent for many weeks to build confidence and encourage his people to return home after the town was freed from Boko Haram control.Ibn-Mohammed said this when Bulama Biu, acting-general officer commanding (GOC), 7 division of Nigerian Army, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Uba, on [...]

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    Zamfara ‘bandits’ kill policeman, abduct five of his colleagues

Zamfara ‘bandits’ kill policeman, abduct five of his colleagues

Suspected bandits attacked a mining site in Anka local government area of Zamfara state on Wednesday, killing one of the six mobile policemen on guard and abducting the others.Salisu Lawali, a witness, said the bandits invaded the site situated in Sunke village and disarmed the policemen after sporadic gun shots.He said abducted policemen, who were led to an unknown destination, [...]

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    Merger: NSE places Diamond Bank shares on full suspension

Merger: NSE places Diamond Bank shares on full suspension

Trading in the shares of Diamond Bank Plc has been placed on full suspension following a court-sanctioned scheme of merger with Access Bank Plc.In a notification to its dealing members on Wednesday, the Nigerian Stock Exchange said that the full suspension takes effect from March 20.“Dealing members are hereby notified that following the court sanction of the Scheme of Merger [...]

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    Army: We killed Boko Haram terrorists in Michika, but they cleared the corpses

Army: We killed Boko Haram terrorists in Michika, but they cleared the corpses

The Nigerian Army says it repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack in Michika, Adamawa state, on Monday night, killing some of the terrorists.In a statement signed by Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, the army said: "Boko Haram terrorists met their Waterloo and suffered heavy casualties evening the 19th of March 2019 when they attempted to infiltrate Michika in Adamawa State."Earlier, TheCable [...]

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    Akeredolu seeks inclusion of Ondo ex-militants in amnesty programme

Akeredolu seeks inclusion of Ondo ex-militants in amnesty programme

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he is committed to ensuring that former militants in Ilaje and Ese-Odo local governments in the state are integrated into the federal government amnesty programme.Akeredolu spoke during a courtesy tour to thank the people of Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Irele local government areas of Ondo south senatorial district for voting for the All Progressives [...]

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    FG: We’ll soon start jailing parents who refuse to enroll children in school

FG: We’ll soon start jailing parents who refuse to enroll children in school

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the federal government will soon a effect policy to prosecute parents who refused to enroll children of school age in schools across the country.Adamu made this known in Abuja while addressing reporters during the 9th edition of the weekend ministerial briefing.He said parents who sabotage the efforts of the government to reduce the number [...]

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