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    Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says all governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second tenure.Okorocha said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary.He said the endorsement was part of the outcomes of the three-day meeting of Buhari and the party leaders in Abuja.He was also [...]

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    NNPC backtracks, says only national assembly can appropriate for subsidy

NNPC backtracks, says only national assembly can appropriate for subsidy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says only the national assembly can appropriate for the payment of subsidy in the importation of petrol.Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesman, said the statement attributed to Umar Ajiya, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) managing director, was misconstrued.Ajiya, who was a guest on Sunrise Daily, a Channels TV programme, had said the extra cost of imported petrol [...]

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    Buhari: I went into a coma when Jonathan called me after election

Buhari: I went into a coma when Jonathan called me after election

President Muhammadu Buhari says he went "temporarily into a comma" when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan called him on phone to say he had conceded the 2015 election.Buhari said his predecessor had stayed long enough in office to have caused problems at the round off of the election.Buhari said however, Jonathan's decision to concede defeat was great. He added that he won the election [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    TRENDING: Aisha Buhari shares videos ridiculing husband on social media

TRENDING: Aisha Buhari shares videos ridiculing husband on social media

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday re-posted videos of senators criticising her husband.In the video posted on Twitter, Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi-central and Ben Murray-Bruce, Bayelsa-east senator, criticised her husband's handling of government affairs.Misau said Ahmed Abubakar, the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is incompetent, and that many ministers have not been functioning."Today, the DG NIA that [...]

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    HURRAY! New blood test can detect early signs of eight common cancers

HURRAY! New blood test can detect early signs of eight common cancers

Scientists have made significant progress in the development of a blood test that can detect eight of the most common types of cancers at an early stage.The test will help doctors know if a patient has cancer of the ovary, liver, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung or breast. [...]

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    ‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the people of his state are still under the siege of herdsmen. Speaking when some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited him in Markurdi, the state capital, on Friday, Ortom said two weeks after at least 70 persons were killed in the state, the indigenes are still living in fear.He said this is [...]

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    Buhari: I got only 198,000 votes from south-east, yet they have four senior ministers

Buhari: I got only 198,000 votes from south-east, yet they have four senior ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has again tried to allay fears that he harbours a bias against the south-east, pointing out that he appointed four senior ministers from the zone where he  got only 198,000 votes in 2015.Speaking on Thursday at a dinner for chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Buhari said he is fully aware of the issues confronting [...]

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    Court voids installation of 21 kings by Ajimobi

Court voids installation of 21 kings by Ajimobi

A high court in Oyo state has voided the process which led to the installation of 21 kings by Abiola Ajimobi, the governor.In her ruling on Friday, Olajumoke Aiki, a judge, declared the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies in Ibadan land "as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect".The review was recommended by [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili’s ‘relevance mania’

Oby Ezekwesili’s ‘relevance mania’

Oby Ezekwesili has remained a news staple in the country. Among the miscellany of yesterday’s men and women, she exudes the most coruscating charm. And she is like a pop-star with an affective reckoning.I would compare Ezekwesili to Madonna, queen of pop, who for decades has kept her magic for controversy. Government will come and go, but Ezekwesili will not [...]

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