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    Buhari sympathises with Red Cross, speaks on threat to Leah Sharibu

Buhari sympathises with Red Cross, speaks on threat to Leah Sharibu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned and described as heinous and despicable, the killing of Saifura Khorsa, an aid worker, by Boko Haram insurgents.Khorsa, who worked for the Red Cross, was kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno.Buhari also expressed concern over the threat of the group to harm others, including Leah [...]

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    CAN on new DSS DG: Buhari turning a deaf ear to the voice of wisdom

CAN on new DSS DG: Buhari turning a deaf ear to the voice of wisdom

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making lopsided appointments.Samson Ayokunle, president of the association, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the president, who at his inauguration three years ago, promised to be fair to all has been "consistently and persistently discriminating against Christians and southerners in all his appointments and policies"."CAN notes [...]

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    Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election.Akpabio, who served his two terms as governor under the PDP, was chairman of the PDP governors' forum in 2015. Speaking when he led elders from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Akpabio said Buhari would win the 2019 election.The former governor, [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in four states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in four states

Mustapha Maihaja, director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has declared the flooding in four states as national disasters.The affected states are Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra.The agency has also placed eight other states on its watch list.Addressing journalists on Monday, Yahya Bello, Kogi state governor, said 33 camps have been opened for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as the [...]

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    Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says restructuring was conceived by Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, to destabilise the country.He said this at a public lecture organised by Africa Research and Development Agency (ARADA) in Kano on Sunday.There has been an ongoing debate on the issue of restructuring the country, with some of its proponent expressing different views on what it [...]

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    Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

An Abuja magistrate court has struck out a suit against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force.He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them.Abiri [...]

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    Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1.At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in [...]

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    ‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, sent the audience laughing while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the launch of 'Africa Rise and Shine', a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank.At event ongoing at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Ambode was invited to speak immediately after Tinubu.As he mounted the [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved out of state

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved out of state

The Ekiti state governorship petition tribunal has been moved out of the state to a yet to be named place.Suleiman Belgore, chairman of the tribunal, announced this after considering an application made by Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Adelodun had asked that asked that the panel move its sittings from the state high court to the [...]

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    I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

Zainab Ahmed, acting minister of finance, assumed duty on Monday, expressing hope that she is in good hands.President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun who was caught in a scandal of forging the exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).Ahmed described the task ahead of her as challenging, promising to tap from the experience [...]

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