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    Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

The Nigeria army says the military is winning the fight against terrorism and is well-equipped to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, the military expressed concern about "mischievous reports" aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the north-east. John Agim, acting director of defence information, released the statement in reaction to a Reuters report which said Nigerian troops were struggling [...]

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    Al-Makura begins probe of predecessors who ‘defrauded’ Nasarawa

Al-Makura begins probe of predecessors who ‘defrauded’ Nasarawa

Umaru Al-Makura, Nasarawa state governor, has set up a 10-man committee to investigate the abandonment of the N5.4 billion Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant project.The hydro-electricity power project was awarded in May 2004 by senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former Nasarawa governor.The initial project cost was put at N5.4 billion with a completion period of 36 months.The project, whose execution cost was [...]

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    Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Ahead of the Osun governorship election, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) says voter inducement is being perpetrated by politicians in 12 local government areas of the state.Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group's chairperson, raised the concern in a statement made available to NAN on Wednesday.She said the trend is a dangerous recipe against the credibility of the electoral process.The statement read: "In [...]

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    Court remands eight for ‘defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m’

Court remands eight for ‘defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m’

A magistrate's court in Osun on Wednesday remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding Timothy Owoeye, an Osun lawmaker, of N38 million.The accused are Kazeem Agbabiaka ,40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode,30, Babatunde Oluajo,50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42 are being tried for conspiracy and fraud.Others are Oyebamiji Oyeniyi, 32, Ismaila Azeez, 45, and Awodunmola Kehinde, 44.Olusegun Ayilara, the [...]

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    Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, on Tuesday pleaded with Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.Kalu, who met with Babangida in Niger state, told journalists that he begged the former military leader to endorse Buhari for a fresh term in office.He said: "I am in Minna to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari. At [...]

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    INEC: Smartphones can be used at polling units but not inside voting cubicle

INEC: Smartphones can be used at polling units but not inside voting cubicle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not banned the use of smartphones around polling unit areas.The electoral body says the rule only comes into effect once a prospective voter enters the voting cubicle to cast his or her vote.Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, made the clarification in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in [...]

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    WHO: Tuberculosis still world’s deadliest infection — many cases undetected in Nigeria

WHO: Tuberculosis still world’s deadliest infection — many cases undetected in Nigeria

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    Ex-Lagos PDP chairman on panel to screen APC aspirants

Ex-Lagos PDP chairman on panel to screen APC aspirants

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary.According to NAN, Tunde Balogun, state chairman of the party, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday at the ACME road secretariat of the party.Members of the committee include Femi Pedro, a former deputy governor of the state; [...]

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    Anti-Faleke protesters ask him to  strengthen Kogi APC and forget Lagos reps’ seat

Anti-Faleke protesters ask him to strengthen Kogi APC and forget Lagos reps’ seat

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Ikeja federal constituency of Lagos state have rejected James Faleke.Faleke, member representing the constituency in the house of representatives, is positioning himself for re-election in 2019.The lawmaker had, in 2015, contested the deputy governorship seat in Kogi, his state of origin, and also asked the Independent National Election (INEC) to [...]

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    Tambuwal speaks on PDP’s plan to present consensus presidential candidate

Tambuwal speaks on PDP’s plan to present consensus presidential candidate

 Aminu Tambuwal, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party is currently consulting with stakeholders towards presenting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.He disclosed this while wooing members of the party in Kebbi state on Tuesday.Tambuwal, who is currently the governor of Sokoto state, said if the consultation fails, all the aspirants would partake in [...]

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    South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa’s constitutional court has decriminalised the private use of marijuana.The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 held that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.The state appealed to the constitutional court, which upheld the high court’s findings.“It will not be a criminal offence [...]

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    Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

The federal ministry of power, works and housing says section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is currently at 57 percent completion.Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising the project from the ministry, made this known to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.The section one of the project, which spans from Ojota in Lagos to Sagamu Interchange, is being handled by Julius Berger.Section two begins [...]

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    Prostate cancer an African epidemic in waiting, expert warns

Prostate cancer an African epidemic in waiting, expert warns

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    Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has described his sack as a blessing in disguise.Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, Lawal said his monthly income as SGF was N953,000 but he made about half a billion last year.Buhari fired Lawal in October for allegedly diverting funds meant for people displaced by the Boko Haram [...]

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    Tiwa Savage slams show promoters over ‘shabby’ treatment in Kenya

Tiwa Savage slams show promoters over ‘shabby’ treatment in Kenya

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    I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

Zainab Ahmed, acting minister of finance, assumed duty on Monday, expressing hope that she is in good hands.President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun who was caught in a scandal of forging the exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).Ahmed described the task ahead of her as challenging, promising to tap from the experience [...]

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