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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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    Omisore: FG should find killers of Bola Ige

Omisore: FG should find killers of Bola Ige

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Osun state governorship election, expresses the hope that the government would find the killers of former Justice minister Bola Ige.Omisore, who was one of those accused of killing Ige, said on Sunday that he was of the hope that the federal government would search for and find the killers.Ige, [...]

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    Angry APC supporters attack convoy of Zamfara governor

Angry APC supporters attack convoy of Zamfara governor

The convoy of Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, was attacked in Gusau, the state capital, during the weekend.His convoy was attacked at Lalan roundabout in Gusau as he was travelling to Kaduna.Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are loyalists to aggrieved governorship aspirants in the state were suspected to have carried out the attack.Seven aggrieved governorship [...]

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    PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the return of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, shows that the issues which led to his exit in 2014 have been resolved.In the past weeks, prominent members of the national assembly, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, have defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Dogara, however, is yet [...]

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    NLC to FG: Spare no effort in recovering $10.1bn from MTN

NLC to FG: Spare no effort in recovering $10.1bn from MTN

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says the federal government should not spare any effort in ensuring that MTN refunds $10.1 billion.In a statement released on Sunday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, urged MTN to comply with the federal government's directive.The Central Bank of Nigeria had alleged that the telecommunications company repatriated $8.1 billion using irregular certificates of capital importation and the [...]

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    EFCC: We didn’t freeze Adeleke, Davido’s accounts

EFCC: We didn’t freeze Adeleke, Davido’s accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank account of Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun.The anti-graft agency also said it did not place a freeze order on the accounts of members of his family, including popular musician, Davido.The PDP on Saturday alleged that the accounts of Adeleke family members had [...]

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    US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

A Manhattan federal court in New York has sentenced Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara to five years in prison for participating in business email compromise scams.According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the southern district of New York, made the announcement.FBI said the sentence was based upon Opara’s participation in fraudulent business email compromise scams [...]

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    Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Kaduna state have pledged two million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari and governor Nasir el-Rufai in the 2019 general election.The youth on Saturday made the pledge at the end of the 'Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit'.In a communiqué signed by Umar Yaro, APC youth head of mobilisation, they appealed for more [...]

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    Lagos AD guber candidate knocks ‘aspirants who worship godfathers’

Lagos AD guber candidate knocks ‘aspirants who worship godfathers’

Owolabi Salis, gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos, says poverty level in the country has made godfatherism popular.Salis said this on Saturday while speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.He said the country still had a high level of poverty because the government has not really practiced true governance.According to him, true [...]

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    David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark, former senate president, on Saturday held a meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-military head of state, in Minna, Niger state capital.The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military leader.NAN reports that David Mark arrived at about 1:30pm in the company of senators Zainab Kure, Tunde Ogbeha and Suleman Adokwe.Mark, a senator since 1999, [...]

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    30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

Not less than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako central local government areas of Edo have been sacked by flood.The flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas.According to NAN, areas mostly affected by the flood are Udaba, Anegbette, Usomegbe, Uduchiz, among others, all in Etsako central local government.Similarly, [...]

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    Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Police on Saturday said gunmen killed two boys and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru district of Jos south local government area of Plateau.Terna Tyopev, Plateau police spokesman, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN.He said: “Yesterday, at about 7pm, Mr Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu village in Kuru District of Jos south local government area, reported at our [...]

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    I don’t believe Tinubu will stop me, says Sanwo-Olu

I don’t believe Tinubu will stop me, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Lagos state, says he does not believe that Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, would ask him to drop his ambition.Sanwo-Olu has the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Tinubu.Speaking with reporters on Friday, the APC aspirant highlighted some of the plans he has for the [...]

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