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    FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

The federal government has charged Omoyele Sowore to court for "conspiracy to commit treason" and "insulting" President Muhammadu Buhari. In the suit dated September 19 and filed at the federal high court in Abuja, the government accused Sowore of granting an interview which purpose caused insult on the person of the president of the country.Olawale Bakare is also listed with Sowore [...]

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    Nigeria approaches World Bank for $2.5bn loan

Nigeria approaches World Bank for $2.5bn loan

Hafez Ghanem, World Bank's vice-president for Africa, says the lender is in talks with the Nigerian government for a $2.5 billion concessionary loan.Ghanem made this known in an interview on Wednesday in Abuja.The Bretton Wood institution official said Nigeria received $2.4 billion from the bank in 2018."We’re talking about a new set of programmes of about the same amount, it [...]

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    FULL LIST: Buhari appoints Soludo, Rewane, Ode Ojowu to economic advisory council

FULL LIST: Buhari appoints Soludo, Rewane, Ode Ojowu to economic advisory council

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an economic advisory council to replace the current economic management team headed by Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president.According to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the team will report directly to the president.Doyin Salami, a senior lecturer at the Lagos Business School and former member of [...]

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    ‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

Children reportedly detained by the Nigerian military in recent years have recounted how the security agencies kept them in horrible condition.In a recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the children spoke of how they were maltreated and some of their peers lost their lives.The report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, detailed how about 3,600 of [...]

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    How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t be second-class citizens abroad if we have the country we want

Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t be second-class citizens abroad if we have the country we want

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Nigerians will not become second-class citizens elsewhere if the country is what it ought to be.Speaking at the "Naija Youth Talk" programme organised by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Abuja on Monday, Adesina said while it is the right of citizens to demand for the kind of country they want, it is pertinent to [...]

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    FLASHBACK: South African ambassador spent two years in US prison for smuggling drugs

FLASHBACK: South African ambassador spent two years in US prison for smuggling drugs

Between 1999 and 2001, Hazel Francis Ngubeni who served as South African’s high commissioner to Singapore, served a jail sentence in the US. According to Sunday Times, a South African newspaper, Ngubeni waas convicted for smuggling a bag of cocaine while working as a cabin attendant for South African Airways.The newspaper reported Ngubeni, 55, who at the time went by the name [...]

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    Air Peace: Most Nigerians willing to return from SA have expired passports

Air Peace: Most Nigerians willing to return from SA have expired passports

Air Peace has postponed its plan to evacuate Nigerians willing to return from South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country.On Wednesday, Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, had announced the plan of the airline to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria “free of charge.”But in a statement on Friday, Allen Onyema, chairman of [...]

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    Nigeria pulls out of World Economic Forum in South Africa, recalls high commissioner

Nigeria pulls out of World Economic Forum in South Africa, recalls high commissioner

Nigeria has pulled out of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, over fresh xenophobic attacks.The country has also recalled Kabiru Bala, its high commissioner to South Africa, according to a presidential source.The source said the decisions were taken at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and  Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, at [...]

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    FG summons SA high commissioner over attacks on Nigerians

FG summons SA high commissioner over attacks on Nigerians

The federal government has summoned  Bobby Monroe, South Africa's high commissioner to Nigeria, over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.The ministry of foreign affairs disclosed this in a message on Tuesday.''I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11. [...]

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    VIDEO: Wike lied… he demolished my mosque, says Asari

VIDEO: Wike lied… he demolished my mosque, says Asari

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, of lying about the demolition of a mosque in the state. Asari said he and his family worship at the mosque located at Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, and that the property was legally acquired.The governor had denied demolishing the mosque, saying there was [...]

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    REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

Chika Odionyenma, one of the persons on FBI's 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, was appointed into the inauguration committee of Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state.There have been reactions since Thursday when the agency disclosed that many Nigerians were under investigation in connection with one of the largest scams in US history.Videos of some of the suspects spraying dollars [...]

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    How it went: The swearing in of Buhari’s ministers

How it went: The swearing in of Buhari’s ministers

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    EFCC raids Ambode’s residence

EFCC raids Ambode’s residence

Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state, on Tuesday.Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the anti-graft agency had received petitions against Ambode, and that it was investigating his administration.''Yes, we received petitions regarding the governor, and we are [...]

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    Police seal off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

Police seal off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

The police have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers where to address the state of insecurity in the country.The programme organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE) was billed to hold at 46, Ibijoke street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos.Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, Affiong Affiong, a lawyer, and Femi Aborishade, [...]

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    FG: El-Zakzaky misbehaving  in India… he wanted to check into a 5-star hotel

FG: El-Zakzaky misbehaving in India… he wanted to check into a 5-star hotel

The federal government says Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), wanted to check into a five-star hotel in India rather than a hospital.A high court in Kaduna had granted him medical leave after he sought it on health grounds.Alongside Zeenat, his wife, family members and security operatives, the IMN leader left the country on Monday evening.But [...]

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