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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows.The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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    Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The lawmaker took the decision following the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for the 2019 elections.Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna."I  present to you my highest compliments and wish by [...]

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    Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), TheCable has been informed.The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", TheCable exclusively gathered.In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, [...]

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    Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari should be withdrawn "without any delay".In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the directive which is backed by an executive order signed by the president is an "ingenious design to expose the Buhari administration to ridicule".He said the executive arm of government is [...]

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    Buhari bans 50 high profile Nigerians from leaving the country

Buhari bans 50 high profile Nigerians from leaving the country

President Muhammadu Buhari has banned 50 prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the development is part of steps being taken to enforce the executive order 6 recently signed by the president.He said the Nigerians affected by the executive order have been placed under watch list and are restricted from travelling pending the determination of [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    ‘He shall come back in 2019’ — Christian clerics launch 40-day prayer for Buhari

‘He shall come back in 2019’ — Christian clerics launch 40-day prayer for Buhari

Some Christian clerics in Plateau state say they have on a 40-day prayer for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The group under the aegis of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) is also praying for peace and security of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Sunday Garuba, a bishop and convener of the prayer, said God sent [...]

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    Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the south-west have called on people in the region to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Addressing journalists during a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Muftau Zakariya, south-west coordinator of the group, said the president has no "moral justification" to remain in office beyond [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari would have arrested me if I am corrupt

Atiku: Buhari would have arrested me if I am corrupt

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari would have ordered his arrest if he had evidence of corruption against him.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said his emergence has thrown the camp of Buhari into confusion.He also dismissed the allegation of the Buhari Campaign Organisation that he clinched the ticket of the opposition [...]

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    Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not fair to aspirants who partook in its primaries across the country.President Buhari emerged unopposed in a direct primary election, but the exercise in some states was marred by controversies.Commenting via Twitter on Sunday, the president’s wife expressed her disappointment over the way APC, led [...]

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    Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says no president in the world can be as irresponsible as a Nigerian president.  The cleric said this while delivering the annual lecture at the Ulefunta/Oyemekun festival in Akure, capital of Ondo state, on Friday.Kukah said Nigerian presidents are irresponsible with the use of power. He said the structure of the Nigerian presidential [...]

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    Ambode’s deputy abandons him for Sanwo-Olu

Ambode’s deputy abandons him for Sanwo-Olu

Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of Lagos state deputy governor, has abandoned Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the rival of the governor.The battle for the 2019 ticket of the APC in the state is between Ambode and Sanwo-Olu.Speaking at ward A and D in Iba local council development area where she participated in the governorship primary of [...]

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    How it happened: Ambode and Sanwo-Olu in one-sided battle for Lagos APC ticket

How it happened: Ambode and Sanwo-Olu in one-sided battle for Lagos APC ticket

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    75-year-old Useni victorious as APC, PDP pick guber candidates nationwide

75-year-old Useni victorious as APC, PDP pick guber candidates nationwide

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    How it happened: The Osun governorship rerun election

How it happened: The Osun governorship rerun election

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