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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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    VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh, suspect speaks

VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh, suspect speaks

A video of the "confession" of a suspect who killed Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, is currently trending.Badeh died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack on December 18. He was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road when he was shot dead.In the video, Shuaibu Rabi, the suspect said he took part in the murder of Badeh [...]

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    Police: Why we didn’t parade suspects involved in killing of Badeh

Police: Why we didn’t parade suspects involved in killing of Badeh

The police have postponed the presentation of suspected killers of Alex Badeh, late former chief of defence staff, to the media in Abuja.On Wednesday, the force had said it had arrested alleged killers of Badeh and would present them to journalists on Thursday.Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, who made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said five suspects [...]

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    Boko Haram kills naval officer in Borno

Boko Haram kills naval officer in Borno

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have killed an official of the Nigerian navy in Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, confirmed this in a statement, saying the tragic incident occurred when troops repelled an attack on the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task force (MNJTF) at Baga in Borno.He said the attack occurred at 7pm on Wednesday.He said [...]

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    2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.Muhammadu Kirowa, MACBAN national president, made the announcement at the 2018 annual general meeting of the association.The association had earlier said it was yet to decide whom to support between Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).While [...]

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    No vacancy in Aso Rock till 2023, says Marwa

No vacancy in Aso Rock till 2023, says Marwa

Buba Marwa, former Military governor of Lagos state, has advised those eyeing the presidential seat to wait till 2023.He gave the advice during an interactive session with journalists in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, on Thursday.Marwa, who is the chairman, presidential advisory committee on drugs, expressed confidence that  Buhari would defeat other presidential candidates in the 2019 election.“Buba Marwa Organization [...]

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    DSS releases Aisha Buhari’s ADC to police, speaks on fraud investigation

DSS releases Aisha Buhari’s ADC to police, speaks on fraud investigation

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has returned Sani Baba-Inna, Aisha Buhari's aide-de-camp (ADC), to the police.Peter Afunanya, public relations officer of the service, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.The police had on September 22 handed Baba-Inna to DSS for investigation over the alleged use of the first lady's office to defraud people of N2.5 billion.He [...]

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    Four police officers arrested for ‘robbery’ in Lagos

Four police officers arrested for ‘robbery’ in Lagos

Four policemen attached to Ijanikin division in the Lagos state police command have been arrested for allegedly robbing one Theodore Ifunnaya of 350,000 CFA (about N221,508).Chike Oti, police spokesman in Lagos, said the victim was a Nigerian based in Togo.Oti said the policemen faced dismissal if found guilty, but added that the victim was not stripped naked during interrogation as [...]

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    Two Catholic priests kidnapped in Anambra

Two Catholic priests kidnapped in Anambra

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Catholic priests at Nneyi Umeri area of Anambra.NAN quoted a source in the community as saying the clergymen were abducted while on their way back from Onitsha on Monday evening.The source reportedly said the kidnapped priests were serving in Umueze Anam in Anambra west local government area of the state.He said the victims were returning [...]

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    Buhari: It’s the system that is slow — not I

Buhari: It’s the system that is slow — not I

President Muhammadu Buhari says the fight against corruption is not moving at the pace his administration wants because the system is slow.The president said this when he received the federal capital territory community, who paid him Christmas homage at his official residence on Tuesday in Abuja.Buhari, who apparently was reacting to those accusing his administration of being too slow in [...]

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    Buhari warns political appointees against extortion, influence peddling

Buhari warns political appointees against extortion, influence peddling

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a warning to political appointees and government officials against influence peddling for pecuniary gains and other forms of extortion.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said complaints of extortion of innocent people by what he called “self-serving name droppers and influence peddlers” was causing increasing embarrassment to the presidency.Shehu said the president would [...]

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