Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    An Igbo man will never be Nigeria’s president, says MASSOB

An Igbo man will never be Nigeria’s president, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says an Igbo man will never be Nigeria's president because leaders of the ethnic group are "political slaves".Uchenna Madu, leader of the group, said this in a statement issued in Enugu on Tuesday.He also said faulted Nigeria's present political structure.‎"The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State [...]

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    Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says "wicked, callous and treacherous" people were behind the reports of the death of President Muhammadu Buhari.Obasanjo said rumours of his death surfaced "almost 12 times" while in office as the country's first citizen.He advised those who do not like Buhari to wait for another election when they can register their discontent through the ballot box."If you don’t [...]

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    Celebrities declare intention to leave US

Celebrities declare intention to leave US

Some celebrities have declared that they would leave the United States, following the failure of Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election.They said they are ready to relocate to northern neighbour, Europe or outer space.The celebrities include Cher, Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand and Ne Yo.Cher, a superstar singer, has been sharing her feelings [...]

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    Confused? Here are 11 points that will help you understand US election

Confused? Here are 11 points that will help you understand US election

“American electoral system is so confusing that most Americans don’t understand it,” said Patrick Butler, vice-president, programmes at the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ).If Americans find it difficult to understand their own electoral system, how will outsiders do? This is the reason we compiled these points which will guide you in understanding the process better.THE ROLE OF ELECTORAL COLLEGEIn less [...]

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    Buhari decides who gets what in govt, says SGF

Buhari decides who gets what in govt, says SGF

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    Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

The military and other security agencies will prioritise the growing attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen and respond to it with a "joint operation" as has happened with insurgency.Rabe Abubakar, the acting director, defence information, said this according to a Punch report on Thursday. “The current resurgence of this issue of herdsmen is something which must be given a priority now that there [...]

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    To Fashola – ‘Buhari’s Foreign Trips: My takeaway’

To Fashola – ‘Buhari’s Foreign Trips: My takeaway’

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    700 displaced persons flee to Jalingo after latest Wukari killing

700 displaced persons flee to Jalingo after latest Wukari killing

Following persistent inter-tribal conflicts between the Jukun and Hausa communities in Wukari and Ibi Local Government Areas of Taraba State, more than 700 displaced people  fled to Jalingo, the state capital, on Friday.According to NAN, the displaced persons assembled at Investment Quarters in Jalingo, complaining that they had no shelter and food; and they needed assistance.They appealed to the Taraba [...]

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    Malawi President, Banda, says she’s being rigged out of office

Malawi President, Banda, says she’s being rigged out of office

Malawian President, Joyce Banda, said on Thursday that the elections were rigged, as counting of votes in the May 20, 2014 Malawi elections continues.She said in Lilonggwe that the electoral officials must go for manual counting of the votes. Banda also called for full auditing of the whole process.Information revealed that local radio stations have been releasing unofficial results that opposition [...]

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    Dangote promises to stabilise cement prices

Dangote promises to stabilise cement prices

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, aims to stem the escalating cost of cement by releasing 9 million tonnes of the product into the market to.[...]

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    Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa slated for May 7-9 in Abuja, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants.Jonathan made the assurance at the presidential villa on Thursday, April 24, 2014 while receiving letters of credence from Mr. Gu Xiaojie, China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria.According to the president, security challenges [...]

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    Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’

Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Mr Obama, who is on a four-nation Asia tour, warned against escalation in the dispute and said he wanted to see the row resolved peacefully.But he confirmed that the islands fell under a security treaty that commits [...]

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