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    Garba Shehu: Buhari has not given Nigerians any reason to vote him out in 2019

Garba Shehu: Buhari has not given Nigerians any reason to vote him out in 2019

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says his principal has not given Nigerians any reason to vote him out in 2019.In an article he penned on Sunday, Shehu described the Muhammadu Buhari administration as one that "has something for everyone".According to the presidential spokesman, Buhari’s motivation to stay in office beyond 2019 is borne [...]

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    Miracle named winner of BBNaija 2018

Miracle named winner of BBNaija 2018

After eleven weeks of intense drama, Miracle has emerged winner of the 2018 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show. [...]

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    ’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

The violence unleashed on Kpanche community in Bassa local government area of Kogi state in the early hours of Sunday has spread to two other communities with death toll jumping to 16.According to NAN, Khalid Bukar, the traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, said the violence has spread to Ozugbe and Biroko, two villages under his domain.He said [...]

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    Adeosun, Emefiele: We never confirmed attendance at investors’ meeting in Washington

Adeosun, Emefiele: We never confirmed attendance at investors’ meeting in Washington

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, have said they did not confirm attendance at the US-Nigeria Investors Summit held in Washington, DC on Saturday.Explaining the reason for their absence at the event, both said the meeting was not included in their schedule."I attend the IMFC which is the highest decision-making body of [...]

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    Omo-Agege reveals ‘facts’ behind Ndume’s suspension from senate

Omo-Agege reveals ‘facts’ behind Ndume’s suspension from senate

Ovie Omo-Agege, a Delta senator, says he was never in support of the suspension of Ali Ndume, his colleague.Ndume, who is from Borno south, had been suspended in March 2017 for allegedly embarrassing Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Omo-Agege was part of the senate committee on ethics and privileges which recommended Ndume’s suspension.Writing via his [...]

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    Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is not mandatory for either of the two chambers in the national assembly to have a mace before sitting for plenary.The mace is the symbol of authority of both the senate and the house of representatives.Last week, that of the senate was stolen by some thugs who invaded the red chamber during plenary [...]

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    FACE-TO-FACE: The legend of Lekan Babalola, Nigeria’s unsung multiple Grammy winner

FACE-TO-FACE: The legend of Lekan Babalola, Nigeria’s unsung multiple Grammy winner

Lekan Babalola is finding his way back home again. Home is Lagos – the city of dreamers and the restless. [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Bama mosque, kills five

Boko Haram bombs Bama mosque, kills five

At least five persons have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in Bama, a town in Borno state.Many worshipers also sustained injuries in the attack which happened around 5:30am.Ali Abacha, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it was a suicide attack.Abacha said two female bombers sneaked into the [...]

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    Nigeria is bleeding, says Dickson

Nigeria is bleeding, says Dickson

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says Nigeria is bleeding and more divided than ever.In a statement by Francis Agbo, his chief press secretary, Dickson said the continuous killings across the country is "symptomatic of a failed state".The governor was quoted to have made the statement during the national prayer conference organised by Nigeria Prays at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, [...]

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    Nigeria’s economic growth still too slow, says Udoma

Nigeria’s economic growth still too slow, says Udoma

Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says the rate of economic growth in Nigeria is still too slow.Speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the minister said more work still has to be done to accelerate growth."Our target is seven percent by 2020, that will [...]

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