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    Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

The wife and three children of Abdullahi Borea, a commissioner in Zamfara state, have been abducted.Unknown gunmen broke into their residence in Gurbin Bore village, Zurmi local government area of the state in the early hours of Tuesday.The commissioner confirmed the attack to reporters, saying three other relatives were abducted alongside his wife and children.He said the kidnappers have not contacted [...]

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    JOHESU says no member involved in auto crash, vows to continue strike

JOHESU says no member involved in auto crash, vows to continue strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says none of its members was involved in the reported auto crash in Benin, Edo state. At least 19 people reported to be members of the union were said to have sustained injuries in a road accident on Saturday.Forty of the health workers were said to be on their way to a function in Auchi [...]

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    35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says 35 armed herdsmen were killed in Gwer, Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state on Saturday.The armed herdsmen were said to have been killed by the air force’s Mi-35 attack helicopter during a clash with Nigerian troops.John Agim, director of information, said the military was on operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: Nigerians have rejected you… be ready to accept defeat in 2019

PDP to Buhari: Nigerians have rejected you… be ready to accept defeat in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be prepared to accept defeat in 2019.In a statement on Monday, the opposition party said all indices, including those released by the presidency, show that Nigerians across board have rejected him for another four years.The party accused Buhari of betraying the trust of ordinary people and being aloof to [...]

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    Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday met with leaders of Afenifere ahead of the 2019 presidential election.At the meeting, the two parties agreed to join hands together and present a “united force” that will “rescue” Nigeria from its current state.The meeting held at the residence of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, in Akure, Ondo state capital.Obasanjo said it could be “disastrous” [...]

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    ‘I’ve been brought to the dead end’ — Melaye writes emotional note

‘I’ve been brought to the dead end’ — Melaye writes emotional note

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has accused the "state" of plotting to silence him.In a lengthy message on Facebook, the lawmaker said his opponents attacked him because of his love for the truth.Recalling his travails in police custody, Melaye vowed never to bow as long as he is alive.He thanked the people for standing by him and promised to [...]

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    Soludo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Soludo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has proposed a single tenure of six years for presidents in the country.He also suggested five vice-presidents serving at a time — one from each geo-political zone.Soludo made the proposal at the south-east summit on restructuring Nigeria ongoing in Awka, Anambra state capital.He said having a vice-president from [...]

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    2019: Northern youth ask Buhari, Atiku to give room for younger people

2019: Northern youth ask Buhari, Atiku to give room for younger people

The Coalition of Northern Youths has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar not to contest the 2019 presidential election.In a communique issued at the end of their summit in Kaduna on Monday, the group urged the two leaders to leave the stage for younger people between the ages of 18 to 60.Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman of the [...]

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    ‘Their grievances are genuine’ — APC leaders meet nPDP faction

‘Their grievances are genuine’ — APC leaders meet nPDP faction

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as genuine, the grievances of the new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction.The faction had given a seven-day ultimatum to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari after accusing the ruling party of being unfair to its members.Speaking with journalists on Monday after meeting with Kawu Baraje, leader of the faction, at the [...]

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    Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of River state, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cried when the party lost the 2015 governorship election in Rivers state.The governor said this on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when he appeared on Channels Television.He, however, denied a statement credited to him that he was against President Muhammadu Buhari's [...]

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