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    Boko Haram hits Maiduguri hospital, ‘kills 3’

Boko Haram hits Maiduguri hospital, ‘kills 3’

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 others at the general hospital in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday.Witnesses told Reuters that two women tried to get into the hospital but were stopped by security guards at the gate and blew themselves up."We evacuated the charred bodies of the two security guards, another civilian and the [...]

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    Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and some Muslim faithful on Friday attended the Jumma’at prayer in the presidential villa main Mosque, Abuja.This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity.According to the statement, the president would now be observing most of the Jumma’at prayers at the Mosque in the villa.Adesina said the [...]

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    PROFILE: 5 directors of dissolved NNPC board

PROFILE: 5 directors of dissolved NNPC board

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    Buhari dissolves NNPC board ahead of probe

Buhari dissolves NNPC board ahead of probe

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect.This was contained in a letter signed on Friday by Danladi Kifasi, head of the civil service of the federation.Haruna Imrana, director of communications in the office of the head of service, released a statement quoting Buhari  as thanking members of the board for [...]

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    Oyegun lacks leadership experience, says APC watchdog

Oyegun lacks leadership experience, says APC watchdog

A group called the All Progressives Congress leadership watchdog (ALW) has blamed the crisis rocking the party on the “lack of leadership experience” of John Oyegun, chairman of the APC, calling for his immediate resignation.ALW described the unfolding developments in the party as “embarrassing”, saying the crisis has shown that while Oyegun has the capacity to handle campaigns, he “cannot [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria will continue supporting ECOWAS financially

Buhari: Nigeria will continue supporting ECOWAS financially

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that Nigeria will continue fulfilling its financial obligation to the regional body.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Thursday.According to Adesina, Buhari made the promise during a meeting with Kadre Ouedraogohe, president of ECOWAS, at [...]

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    Saraki: Senate will reconvene if the need arises

Saraki: Senate will reconvene if the need arises

Bukola Saraki, president of the Nigerian senate, says the upper chamber of the national assembly will reconvene before July 21 – the date it is scheduled to reconvene – if there is “any matter of urgent national importance that requires its attention".The adjournment had dashed hopes of Nigerians who are anticipating President Muhammadu Buhari to forward the list of his ministerial nominees [...]

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    Buhari appoints new accountant-general

Buhari appoints new accountant-general

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Idris as the new accountant-general of the federation (AGF).This was confirmed in a statement issued and signed by Haruna Imrana, director communications, office of the head of civil service of the federation (OHCSF).“The head of the civil service of the federation, Barrister Danladi Kifasi, who announced the appointment, said that the [...]

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    Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured President Muhammadu Buhari that they would resolve the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.Shehu, who said the governors advised Buhari not to meddle in the affairs of the legislative arm of government, revealed that the president might wade in [...]

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    BBOG seeks audience with Buhari on abducted Chibok girls

BBOG seeks audience with Buhari on abducted Chibok girls

Oby Ezekwesili, co-coordinator of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign movement, says the group has written President Muhammadu Buhari to request a meeting over the missing Chibok schoolgirls.Ezekwesili said this in Lagos on Thursday, pointing out that the movement has not relented in its quest to ensure that the girls are reunited with their families."We have formally written on behalf of the [...]

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    Boko Haram still deadly, US tells Buhari

Boko Haram still deadly, US tells Buhari

The United States says Boko Haram remains "deadly" despite recent progress on the battlefield against the insurgency.The country asked President Muhammadu Buhari to secure areas which the military liberated from the insurgents, and condemned Tuesday's attack that claimed 40 lives in Borno state.In a statement issued by John Kirby (pictured), spokesman of the department of state, the country commended the African nations involved in the fight against [...]

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    40 killed as Boko Haram raids Borno villages

40 killed as Boko Haram raids Borno villages

At least 40 people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram militants who torched houses and shot people as they fled the villages of Debiro Biu and Debiro Hawul in Borno state.Witnesses told Reuters that the attacks happened between Monday night and Tuesday morning.The attackers were said to have arrived the villages on motorcycles and vehicles mounted with guns. They [...]

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    Buhari calls emergency meeting with APC govs

Buhari calls emergency meeting with APC govs

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency meeting with governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC).A source told TheCable that the meeting is scheduled to hold at the presidential villa in Abuja late Tuesday.The governors earlier met with the president, but that meeting was also attended by governors from other political parties.The reason for the meeting is unclear but it is [...]

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    ‘Buhari misleading Nigerians, GEJ left $30bn’

‘Buhari misleading Nigerians, GEJ left $30bn’

Abubakar Sulaiman, the immediate past minister of national planning, has faulted the claim of President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited "virtually an empty treasury", saying former president, Goodluck Jonathan, left about $30 billion before handing over.Suleiman described the report as “unscientific and unfair”, asking Nigerians not to accept Buhari’s claim until there is substantive evidence to back it up.“It will [...]

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    VIDEO: Did Buhari promise to end insurgency in two months?

VIDEO: Did Buhari promise to end insurgency in two months?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari, in this April 2, 2015 interview with CNN promised to end insurgency in two months, urging him to keep his promise.We are a week away from July 2, when the supposed two-month deadline will elapse. The question is: Did Buhari actually promise to end insurgency in two months? This video says it [...]

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    Female suicide bomber ‘kills 10’ in Yobe

Female suicide bomber ‘kills 10’ in Yobe

A female suicide bomber struck at a popular market in Wagir, Gujba local government area of Yobe state on Tuesday, killing 10 persons.Hussani Ibrahim, a driver, who claimed to have assisted 23 injured victims to a hospital in Damaturu, capital of  the state, told Reuters that incident occurred around 11am."I saw the suicide bomber, a small girl of not more than [...]

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