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Boko Haram ‘gone forever’

    Boko Haram ‘gone forever’

Some female supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari stormed the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday to say the Boko Haram sect is gone forever.The women under the aegis of the [...]

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CBN says banks will pay N10,000 fine if money transfer exceeds four minutes

    CBN says banks will pay N10,000 fine if money transfer exceeds four minutes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says banks will pay a fine of N10,000 for every money transfer that exceeds four minutes.The apex bank made this known in a circular, [...]

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Saraki: Leadership driven by empathy

    Saraki: Leadership driven by empathy

Since he ascended the third highest office in Nigeria, Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has been the anchor of Nigeria’s Democratic ship and has used the senate as vehicle to [...]

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Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

    Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

Sani Magaji, a retired police commissioner of Akwa Ibom state, has accused Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, of forgery, vowing to take him to court.In a petition to Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

    Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has waded into the face-off between youth in the state and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) over the planned relocation of the [...]

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Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

    Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

Some youth under the aegis of  Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum (TOOYF) are planning to hold a mass rally for Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara state.Abdulmajeed Oba, a youth leader [...]

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Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

    Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

A group known as the Integrity Youth Alliance says some people are out to tarnish the reputation of Charles Dokubo, coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.In a statement on Wednesday, Kelvin [...]

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How Akwa Ibom governor is creating wealth

    How Akwa Ibom governor is creating wealth

BY UMOH EFFIONGA good way to measure the effectiveness of a leader in the discharge of his duties is to evaluate his/her time in office. Looking back at how Akwa [...]

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‘How Emmanuel empowers Akwa Ibom youths’

    ‘How Emmanuel empowers Akwa Ibom youths’

BY ANIEDI OKONSince the emergence of Udom Emmanuel as the Akwa Ibom State governor, he has put in place different infrastructures to help the indigenes of Akwa Ibom. He has [...]

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Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails [...]

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PDP will win 2019 presidential election, says Saraki

    PDP will win 2019 presidential election, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2019 presidential election.Saraki said this in Ilorin at a meeting with PDP members [...]

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Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

    Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Olalekan Alabi, personal assistant on political matters to Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara state governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged contempt of court.Alabi filed an application against the [...]

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FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

    FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

The federal government has recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Laolu Akande, special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement via [...]

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Ribadu: Almajiri system is a violation of human rights

    Ribadu: Almajiri system is a violation of human rights

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the people of northern Nigeria are the most backward in the world.Ribadu said this on Wednesday while [...]

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Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not [...]

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SNEPCo workers kick against relocation from Port Harcourt

    SNEPCo workers kick against relocation from Port Harcourt

Workers of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) have kicked against the company’s "plan to move its operational base from Onne in Port Harcourt, Rivers state to Lagos".In a [...]

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NAN staff protest unpaid allowances, picket Abuja office

    NAN staff protest unpaid allowances, picket Abuja office

The staff of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have embarked on a strike to protest unpaid allowances and reduced government subvention.The staff were seen carrying placards and chanting anti-government [...]

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Lai: Today, nobody knows what to believe anymore

    Lai: Today, nobody knows what to believe anymore

Lai Mohammed, minister for information, has called on social media "influencers" to join the fight against fake news.Mohammed made the call at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos.He said the federal [...]

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Images from Kaduna digital workshop

    Images from Kaduna digital workshop

The World Bank in partnership with the Kaduna state government recently hosted young Nigerian graduates at a 3-day training workshop.The workshop was organised to bridge the gap of unemployment facing [...]

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DMO: FG planning another Green bond to finance 2018 budget

    DMO: FG planning another Green bond to finance 2018 budget

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the federal government will issue another Green bond to finance capital projects in the 2018 budget.Patience Oniha, DMO director general made this known on [...]

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