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    Reno Omokri: I’m being blackmailed for criticising Buhari but I won’t stop

Reno Omokri: I’m being blackmailed for criticising Buhari but I won’t stop

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says a supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari recently threatened him to take it easy on the president if he does not want to be exposed. Omokri identified the person who issued the alleged threat as one Baba Adam, who is a resident of Borno. According to him, Adam said he would expose how [...]

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    Malala Fund lists CODE’s Hamzat Lawal as global education champion

Malala Fund lists CODE’s Hamzat Lawal as global education champion

Malala Fund has listed Hamzat Lawal, Follow The Money campaigner and Connected Development (CODE) chief executive, as one of its global education champions.  Lawal was selected alongside 57 others from around the world to accelerate progress towards girls’ secondary education, following his advocacy for policy and programmatic solutions in the education sector in Nigeria. He was named alongside other notable Nigerian campaigners: [...]

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    ‘N41bn fraud’: Elumelu gives senator 7-day ultimatum to apologise over false allegation

‘N41bn fraud’: Elumelu gives senator 7-day ultimatum to apologise over false allegation

Tony Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has denied being involved in a N41 billion "fraudulent deal"  involving the Nigeria Telecommunication Company (NITEL). Citing a petition from the counsel to NITEL, Ayo Akinyelure, chairman, senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, had said the telecommunications company withdrew the money under controversial circumstances under the watch of [...]

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    NYCN commends minister for role in FG’s approval of N75bn youth fund

NYCN commends minister for role in FG’s approval of N75bn youth fund

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has thanked Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, for the role he played in the approval of the N75 billion Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). In July, Dare said 500,000 youths would benefit from the fund approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. The NYIF is dedicated to investing in the innovative ideas, skills, talents [...]

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    Soldier arrested over bullion van robbery

Soldier arrested over bullion van robbery

Seven suspects, including a soldier, have been arrested over the attack on a bullion van in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital. According to situation report of the police, the suspects were arrested by operatives of the inspector-general of police intelligence response team (IRT) of the inspector-general of police (IGP). The incident, which occurred at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi [...]

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    Again, contestant seeks cancellation of NBA election

Again, contestant seeks cancellation of NBA election

Dele Adesina, a presidential candidate at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, has called for the cancellation of the exercise. Adesina came third in the election where Olumide Akpata was declared the winner. Shortly before the final result of the election was announced, Adesina had alleged that the poll was manipulated, seeking cancellation. In a petition addressed to Olisa Agbakoba, chairman of the [...]

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    Oshiomhole on Obaseki: A snail can’t be a threat in a race where tigers are involved

Oshiomhole on Obaseki: A snail can’t be a threat in a race where tigers are involved

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, is not a threat to Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the September 19 election. Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu are the main candidates in the election. While the governor is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ize-Iyamu is of the APC. Oshiomhole threw his [...]

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    FG: Unity schools ready to reopen August 4

FG: Unity schools ready to reopen August 4

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, says the 104 unity colleges in the country are set to reopen on Tuesday. In a statement on Monday, Ben Bem Goong, the ministry's director of press and public relations, quoted the minister as saying so during a virtual meeting with commissioners for education across the country. Boong said Nwajiuba commended principals of the schools [...]

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    Edo guber election: Five lawmakers endorse Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber election: Five lawmakers endorse Ize-Iyamu

Five members of the Edo state house of assembly have pledged support for Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the September 19 governorship election. The lawmakers are Yekini Idiaye, deputy speaker; Emmanuel Agbaje, (Akoko-Edo constituency II); Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhiomwon east constituency); Dumez Ugiagbe (Ovia north-east constituency I) and Vincent Uwadiae (Ovia north-east constituency II). Idiaye, who represents [...]

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    Shehu Sani to Kajuru clerics: Sympathising with bandits makes you one of them

Shehu Sani to Kajuru clerics: Sympathising with bandits makes you one of them

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says sympathising with bandits and insurgents makes one an accomplice. Sani made the statement during a peace meeting between Christian and Muslim clerics in Kajuru, Kaduna state. The former senator says the spate of killings in parts of Kajuru local government and southern Kaduna is threatening the peace of the country. He described the killings happening [...]

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