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    ‘Have a good day in heaven’ — Pius Adesanmi’s daughter sends touching Father’s Day message

‘Have a good day in heaven’ — Pius Adesanmi’s daughter sends touching Father’s Day message

'Tise Adesanmi, daughter to Nigerian-Canadian literary icon, sent an emotional Father's Day message to her dad on Sunday.The message, which was shared via the late Adesanmi's Twitter account read: "'Angel Daddy' Happy Father’s Day! XOXOXO Tise".The seven-year-old girl also designed a small gift with the inscription: "Have a good day in heaven. Happy Father's Day. From Tise"https://twitter.com/pius_adesanmi/status/1140194920625594369Muyiwa Adesanmi, the wife [...]

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    PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot.The stadium, [...]

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    EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

A gorilla has been accused of swallowing N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC Pidgin.A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla sneaked into an office and carted away the money before swallowing it.TheCable could not immediately confirm this incident which was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations.Umar Kobo, the managing [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Henceforth, I should be addressed as first lady

Aisha Buhari: Henceforth, I should be addressed as first lady

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, wants to be addressed as the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, henceforth.This is contrary to her husband's campaign promise not to recognise the office of the first lady which he had said was unconstitutional.“The office of the first lady is not in the constitution, so there’s no official role for them,” [...]

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    Kagame to Buhari: It’s not enough to fight corruption… we have to create wealth

Kagame to Buhari: It’s not enough to fight corruption… we have to create wealth

Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders that it is not enough to fight corruption -- but to also add value to human life.Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja on Tuesday, Kagame congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll and said Nigeria must share resources equitably, so [...]

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    33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old final year student of the University of Jos, on Monday emerged as speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly.Ayuba, a law student, was elected unopposed at the assembly’s inaugural sitting.His emergence followed the passage of the "Not Too Young To Run" bill which reduced the age limit for members of state house of assembly from [...]

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    Akpabio: God will soon expose those who rigged me out of senate

Akpabio: God will soon expose those who rigged me out of senate

Godswill Akpabio, senator who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th assembly, says God will soon expose those who "fraudulently orchestrated" his loss in the last national assembly election.Speaking at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his constituents, Akpabio accused Mike Igini, resident electoral commissioner of the state, of denying him of the [...]

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    AIT, Raypower back on air — 24 hours after NBC sanction

AIT, Raypower back on air — 24 hours after NBC sanction

African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM are back on air 24 hours after the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) suspended their licences over alleged violation of the regulatory body's rule.The development comes after a federal high court in Abuja nullified the suspension of the licence of DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower FM.The action of NBC had sparked an [...]

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    NBC shuts AIT, Raypower indefinitely

NBC shuts AIT, Raypower indefinitely

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the licence of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower "until further notice".Modibbo Kawu, director-general of NBC, announced the shut down at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday evening.He said the action was taken for failure of the stations to abide by the broadcasting code."Today the 6th of [...]

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    Obaseki: Era of sharing money to greedy politicians over

Obaseki: Era of sharing money to greedy politicians over

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says the era for sharing public funds to “a few greedy politicians” in the state was over.Obaseki was speaking on Tuesday when he received Muslim faithful at the government house to celebrate the end of Ramadan.The governor said public funds at the disposal of the state will be used for the benefit of the people and development [...]

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    Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

The presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.This is in the report it submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The panel, chaired by Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, was constituted [...]

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    Aisha Buhari asks security agencies to end banditry NOW

Aisha Buhari asks security agencies to end banditry NOW

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on security agencies to end banditry and other forms of insecurity in the country.Speaking on Saturday while distributing relief materials to "over 25,000" victims of attacks in Katsina state, the president's wife also charged well-meaning Nigerians to speak against things that are going wrong in the country.She said this would elicit necessary action.“The security [...]

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    Oyegun: Nigeria needs a leader like Obasanjo

Oyegun: Nigeria needs a leader like Obasanjo

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the kind of leader Nigeria needs, saying his words are "infinitely weighty and cannot be ignored".In an interview with New Telegraph, Oyegun said Obasanjo's comment on "Islamisation and Fulanisation" might have been dramatised.While delivering a lecture on May 18 in Delta state, Obasanjo [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Oshiomhole ‘embarrassed’ for breaching protocol at Buhari’s inauguration

TRENDING VIDEO: Oshiomhole ‘embarrassed’ for breaching protocol at Buhari’s inauguration

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), got more than he bargained for when he stood in between Tanko Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria, and service chiefs at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.The APC national chairman had joined Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, [...]

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    How it went: Inauguration of Buhari and governors

How it went: Inauguration of Buhari and governors

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    You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, has defended the federal government's social investment programmes (SIP).Uwais said Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari who criticised  SIP, would have been able to track all beneficiaries of the project if she had access to available data.Speaking on Channels Television, the presidential aide said about 250,000 beneficiaries from [...]

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