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    My father not arranging a new wife for Buhari, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

My father not arranging a new wife for Buhari, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has refuted social media claims that her father is arranging a second marriage for President Muhammadu Buhari.Daura, who is Buhari's older nephew, is often described as the head of the so-called cabal that takes most decisions under the current administration.The cabal is said to have asked the president to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister [...]

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    Chained children found at religious centre in Daura

Chained children found at religious centre in Daura

The police have shut down a religious centre housing some "maltreated children" in the Sabon Garin area of Daura in Katsina state.Briefing reporters at the centre on Monday, Sanusi Buba, commissioner of police, said investigation revealed that the place had been in existence for at least 40 years.He said some children who fled the centre had raised the alarm, leading [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq takes charge of SIP, gets briefing from Maryam Uwais

Sadiya Farouq takes charge of SIP, gets briefing from Maryam Uwais

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has taken charge of the social investment programmes (SIP).Ahead of this, Farouq met with Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, on Monday.Until recently, the SIP was being coordinated by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.But in his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari had announced that [...]

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    Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew, has accused the wife of the president of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja.Commenting on a video where the first lady was seen complaining about being denied access to her apartment, Fatima said she least expected Buhari's wife to act in a violent manner.In the video which trended on [...]

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    Customs bans import, export of ALL goods through land borders

Customs bans import, export of ALL goods through land borders

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says no item can be imported exported through the nation’s land borders.Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of NCS, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.He said the measure would enable security agencies to be able to scan the goods entering the country.Ali said for now, goods can only enter the country through the air [...]

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    ‘Our police are racketeers in uniform’ — Nigerians react to report on ‘bail for sale’

‘Our police are racketeers in uniform’ — Nigerians react to report on ‘bail for sale’

The report on corruption in Nigeria's criminal justice system is trending on social media.Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist,  spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate of Ikoyi Prison — tracking corruption in the criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the police to the point of release from prison.Nigerians [...]

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    Inside Ogun community where children born six years ago haven’t seen electricity

Inside Ogun community where children born six years ago haven’t seen electricity

Nigerian government, between 1999 and 2010, reportedly spent over N4.7 trillion on power, but the country is still in darkness. Eight years later, Jonathan and Buhari administrations invested another N1.164 trillion into through capital releases, yet homes and factories in Nigeria are yet to be provided with constant electricity supply.In this report, Olugbenga ADANIKIN reports about the investments and wastage in the [...]

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    Education in Nigeria is in serious trouble, says Soyinka

Education in Nigeria is in serious trouble, says Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says Nigeria's education system is in serious trouble.Speaking during the presentation of a play entitled, 'Folly of Men', on Sunday, at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the renowned writer described the country's education as horrifying.The play was an adaptation of three plays from Soyinka's 'Trial of Brother Jero', Femi Osofisan’s 'No More the Wasted Breed', and [...]

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    EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has asked the people of Borno state to repent and seek the face of God.In an audio he released on Sunday, the sect leader said there were a lot infidels among the people of the state which has come under serious attacks in the last decade.He also tackled Babagana Zulum, governor of [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (I): Bribery, bail for sale… Lagos police station where innocent civilians are held and criminals are recycled

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (I): Bribery, bail for sale… Lagos police station where innocent civilians are held and criminals are recycled

Investigative journalist ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release from prison. To experience the workings of the system in its raw state, [...]

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