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    I’ll remain loyal to Buhari, says Osinbajo

I’ll remain loyal to Buhari, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will remain loyal to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.The VP's promise was contained in a magazine titled, 'This is Nigeria', which was circulated on Tuesday night during the Independence Day dinner held at the old banquet hall of the statehouse in Abuja.The message titled "Uncompromised Loyalty" was contained on page 15 of the Brands International [...]

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    PDP: Buhari’s broadcast has confirmed that Nigeria is in wrong hands

PDP: Buhari’s broadcast has confirmed that Nigeria is in wrong hands

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day address as an insult on Nigerians.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, described Buhari's broadcast as a “mockery of democracy which further confirmed that the country is in wrong hands".He said Buhari failed to address the key issues of freedom, social justice, constitutional order, rule of law, credible [...]

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    You’re part of our problems if you celebrate independence, Yul Edochie tells Nigerians

You’re part of our problems if you celebrate independence, Yul Edochie tells Nigerians

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    PHOTOS: Celebration of 59th independence anniversary at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Celebration of 59th independence anniversary at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari led the celebrations of the 59th independence anniversary at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Tuesday.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker, house of representatives; Ibrahim Muhammad; chief justice of Nigeria, were among those in attendance.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    ‘We must change our lawless habits’ — 10 highlights of Buhari’s Independence Day speech

‘We must change our lawless habits’ — 10 highlights of Buhari’s Independence Day speech

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians in a speech to commemorate the nation's 59th Independence Day anniversary.In the fifth independence day speech Buhari delivered as president, he spoke on issues ranging from solutions to the myriad of problems facing Nigeria to the achievement of his administration in the last four years.We bring you 10 key things the president said [...]

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    Buhari: Customs, DPR will be punished for not meeting revenue targets

Buhari: Customs, DPR will be punished for not meeting revenue targets

President Muhammadu Buhari says revenue generating agencies of the government will face severe consequences for not achieving agreed targets.The president made this known on Tuesday during his Independence Day broadcast to the nation.Some of the revenue-generating agencies that will be affected include the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria Customs Service, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) amongst others."Our commitment to [...]

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    Oct 1: The journey so far

Oct 1: The journey so far

Today marks the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule. On Saturday, October 1, 1960, Nigerians gathered at the Race Course (now Tafawa Balewa Square) in Lagos as Princess Alexandra, the representative of Her Majesty the Queen of England handed over the instruments and symbols of independence to Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa. It was 12.01 am as the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians will have uninterrupted electricity in not-too-distant future

Buhari: Nigerians will have uninterrupted electricity in not-too-distant future

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the "not too distant future".Speaking during his 59th Independence day broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, the president said his administration is resolute in reforming the power sector.While the financial intervention by the Buhari's administration to the power sector has hit N1.5 trillion in five years, the [...]

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    Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

A federal high court in Abuja has sentenced Charles Okah to life imprisonment over his involvement in the bomb blasts in Warri, Delta state, on March 15, 2010, and Abuja on October 1 of the same year.Sentenced alongside Okah was Obi Nwabueze. They were said to have planned the attacks with Henry, the elder brother of Charles, who is serving his own [...]

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    The child that refused to grow

The child that refused to grow

BY ABAYOMI BAMIDELE ADISANigeria, you are now 57 years. Your birthday brings a mixture of excitement and pains to my heart. You have been crawling for 57years. Your mates are running. They are breaking grounds in technology, arts, healthcare delivery, social welfare, security, research among others. But you have been busy doing nothing. You cannot even treat yourself when you [...]

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    Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary with troops.A source at the presidency confirmed this on Sunday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, also confirmed that the president was on his way to Maiduguri.In his independence day message earlier in the day, the president praised the military [...]

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    Fighting Nigeria’s number one enemy

Fighting Nigeria’s number one enemy

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom.Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1st is always a day for celebrations.It is a day for thanksgiving, reflection and re-dedication. It is also a day for [...]

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    Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

A cross section of Nigerians on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings over the celebration of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary.While some believe that it is worth celebrating because the country is still united despite numerous challenges, others maintained that the atmosphere is unripe for celebration because of the high rate of insecurity in some parts of the country.Adelodun Obaseki, a member [...]

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    Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

The Lagos state government has postponed resumption in all public primary and secondary schools within the state till October 8, 2014.On September 5, the federal government had directed schools all over the country to resume on September 22, after expressing satisfaction with the progress made in containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Five days later, Lagos state commissioner for health, Jide [...]

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