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” It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his tormentor-in-Chief, Sani Abacha” Soyinka says in front of Buhari

'' It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his tormentor-in-Chief, Sani Abacha'' Soyinka says in front of Buhari

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday told President Buhari that honroing late Chief MKO Abiola and praising his ”tormentor in chief” was quite confusing. Prof. Soyinka spoke at the Presidential Villa during the conferment of posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the presumed winner of the June 12 presidential election, the Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale ...

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Lagos State CBD dismiss two enforcement officers over cases of extortion and illegal arrest of residents

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The Lagos State Central Business District has dismissed two of its enforcement officers over cases of extortion and illegal arrest of residents. Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Prince Olarenwaju Elegushi said the measure was taken against the officers to instil discipline, re-orientate and awaken a renewed mindset amongst staff, monitoring officers as well as ...

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Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday found him guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007. He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007. The presiding judge ...

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Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

The June 12 investiture and conferment of national awards on late MKO Abiola the presumed winner of 1993 presidential election, and Humanrights lawyer Late Gani Fawehinmi and Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 election Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, took place at the state house Abuja yesterday, June 12. The ceremony was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, National Assembly members ...

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Eight people die on Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

Eight people die on Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

Eight people died yesterday in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. He stated that the accident was caused by speeding and ...

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APC Convention Committee Member full of fears

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There is huge tension over the forthcoming National Convention of the All Progressives Congress. According to a member of the Convention Committee, there is uncertainty surrounding the event as the party has been deeply fragmented by events of the past few weeks. “We are in a state of confusion as I speak. There is no direction nor purpose. There is ...

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President Buhari signs law stopping VPs who complete a president’s tenure from contesting for presidency twice

President Buhari signs law stopping VPs who complete a president’s tenure from contesting for presidency twice

President Buhari has signed into law a bill that prevents a vice-president who completes a president’s tenure from contesting twice. The senior special assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja today June 8th. The law also applies to a deputy governors who complete the tenure of a governor. “I just want ...

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Femi Falana backs son, Falz over controversial video

Femi Falana backs son, Falz over controversial video

A human rights activist and renowned lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) has dared the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, to sue his rapper son,Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz to court if they are aggrieved by his trending “This is Nigeria” video. It would be recalled that the group during the week released a statement ordering Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” ...

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23 travelers including a nursing mother kidnapped along Birnin-Gwari road

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At least 23 travelers including a nursing mother were kidnapped along the Birnin-Gwari road in Kaduna state yesterday, June 8th, 2018. According to reports, the kidnappers intercepted the commercial bus they were travellering in at Kwanar-Tsauni, between Udawa and Labi villages. Mohammed Kebi, a commercial driver who witnessed the incident, said at least five vehicles were intercepted by the kidnappers ...

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”Buhari, call your security agents to order” Atiku Abubakar reacts to alleged plans by FG to arrest Obasanjo

''Buhari, call your security agents to order'' Atiku Abubakar reacts to alleged plans by FG to arrest Obasanjo

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed concerns over the alarm by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Federal Government plans to arrest him using trumped up charges. In a statement he released this evening, the former Vice President who served under Obasanjo, said the alarm raised by the former president is disturbing. He called on President Buhari to call ...

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President Buhari appoints Adebisi Shonubi as new CBN Deputy Governor

President Buhari appoints Adebisi Shonubi as new CBN Deputy Governor

  President Buhari has approved the nomination of Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation as disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement today. Folashodun Shonubi is currently the Managing Director of the Nigeria Inter-Bank ...

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Uzodimma challenges Igbo intellectuals on 2019 election

Uzodimma challenges Igbo intellectuals on 2019 election

          Since the dawn of creation, agriculture has played a prominent factor in the establishing of civilizations, empires, kingdoms and society. While it is debatable whether agriculture is the first profession of man, the fact remains that any country that is not self sufficient in food production is likely to be at the mercy of those ...

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PDP expresses worry over alleged plot to arrest ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

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Press statement from PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by the revelation of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government is plotting to arrest him on trumped up charges and detain him indefinitely. PDP says the revelation coming from a Nigerian of Chief Obasanjo status is terrifying as it has heightened the tension ...

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Video: SARS officers allegedly shoot man they mistook for an internet fraudster in Lagos

SARS officers allegedly shoot man they mistook for an internet fraudster in Lagos

An unfortunate incident happened at Chinese town in Ojota, Lagos state yesterday. SARS officers during a raid allegedly shot a man they mistook for an internet fraudster. The young man is seen in the video lying unconscious. Watch the video below:

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“Having girls dance Shaku Shaku in Hijab in my music video was intentional, is there any law against it?” Falz speaks

"Having girls dance Shaku Shaku in Hijab in my music video was intentional, is there any law against it?'' Falz speaks

Rapper Folarin Falana aka Falz was a guest on Linda Ikeji TV’s show, Verified, hosted by Tope Olowoniyan recently where he spoke about his worries for Nigeria and how people missed the point of his new music video ”This is Nigeria”. Controversies have continued to trail the music video because he used video vixens dressed in Hijab. When asked if ...

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Ghanaian woman says Nigerian men are the best in the whole of Africa and gives reasons

Ghanaian woman says Nigerian men are the best in the whole of Africa and gives reasons

A Ghanaian lady has taken to Twitter to praise Nigerian man, saying they are the best men in the whole of Africa. She also admonished Nigerian women for not knowing what they have. She said Nigerian men are even better than her Ghanian men. One of the reasons she gave is that Nigerian men respect the women in their lives ...

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”National Assembly resolution on Buhari has vindicated us” PDP says

''National Assembly resolution on Buhari has vindicated us'' PDP

  The National Assembly yesterday, Tuesday 5th, June 2018, held a joint session where resolutions against President Buhari were taken. The lawmakers at the session warned that they would not hesitate to invoke their constitutional powers if President Buhari fails to call security chiefs to order and stop the killings in many parts of the country. Read the press statement ...

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Paris Mayor awards Malian migrant, Mamoudou “Spider-Man” Gassama the city’s ‘Grand Vermeil’ medal

Paris Mayor awards Malian migrant, Mamoudou "Spider-Man" Gassama the city's 'Grand Vermeil' medal

Malian migrant Mamoudou ” Spider-Man ” Gassama has been awarded with the city’s Grand Vermeil medal by Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo at the city council room in Paris. Gassama’s extraordinary feat on May 26 when he scaled four floors with his bare hands to rescue a child propelled him to global superstardom. The Malian migrant, 22, arrived illegally in France ...

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”Expect war if you try to impeach Buhari” House of Reps member, Muhammadu Kazaure, warns colleagues

''Expect war if you try to impeach Buhari'' House of Reps member, Muhammadu Kazaure, warns colleagues

            A House of Representatives member, Muhammadu Kazaure (Jigawa-APC), has disassociated himself from National Assembly’s alleged plan to impeach President Buhari saying any day the lawmakers attempt to carry out impeachment proceedings, they should expect war. At a joint executive session of the both chambers of the Assembly earlier today, members of the National Assembly ...

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Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami writes Abuja High court, orders immediate resumption of Dino Melaye’s trial

Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami writes Abuja High court

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice , Abubakar Malami, has written a letter to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, demanding the immediate resumption of the trial of Dino Melaye which was adjourned indefinitely to enable him attend to his failing health. The letter, dated June 4, 2015 and titled ‘Re: Charge ...

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