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NDLEA destroys 14 metric tonnes of prohibited drugs in Oyo State

NDLEA destroys 14 metric tonnes of prohibited drugs in Oyo State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has destroyed 14.13 metric tons of prohibited drugs in Ibadan, Oyo State, South West Nigeria. The drugs which were destroyed in the full glare of the general public were intercepted by Oyo State Command of the Agency over a two-year period. According to Omolade Faboyede, Oyo State Commander of the Agency, the drugs ...

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Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, donates N50m to Mountain of Fire Football Club

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, donates N50m to Mountain of Fire Football Club

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated N50 million to members of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry Football Club MFM FC, for their impressive performance at the Nigeria Professional Football League last season. Governor Ambode, announced the donation when he received the footballers and staff of MFM FC along with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation at ...

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‘Igbos will vote massively for President Buhari in 2019’ ex-Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu predicts

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A former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, says Igbos will vote massively for President Buhari in the 2019 election. Kalu said this when he appeared as a guest on Arise TV. “APC has come to stay in the south-east. Buhari’s contest in 2019 is not only for himself but for the south-east. After Buhari’s eight years, nobody in Nigeria ...

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Jide Tinubu, son of APC National leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has died

Jide Tinubu, son of APC National leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has died

Jide, the first son of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, passed away this morning. Jide was a law graduate of the University of Liverpool, England. He obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He served as Promoter of ...

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Facebook constitutes Africa’s first SME Council in Nigeria

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IN its continuing bid to help boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, Facebook, last week, launched the Nigerian SME Council, first of its kind in the continent. Abi Williams, Facebook’s SMB Sales Manager, EMEA, noted at the launching that the Nigerian SME Council brings together Facebook Africa’s SME team and Nigerian business owners from a range of industries, ...

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$43.5m hidden cash: EFCC summons sacked NIA D-G, Oke, wife, others

$43.5m hidden cash: EFCC summons sacked NIA D-G, Oke, wife, others

Barely four days after being sacked from his exalted post, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned former Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Amb. Ayodele Oke, for further interrogation in relation to the $43.5 million locked in a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos. Also summoned to appear before operatives of the EFCC for questioning is wife of the ...

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Islamisation plot is real, CAN tells Osinbajo

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Umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has reacted to a statement credited to Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, urging him to stop discrediting the Christian body in his quest to douse religious tension in Nigeria and win the heart of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Vice President had last week stated at ...

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Breaking: FG to commence crude oil tracking by 2019

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The Federal Government, Moday, stated that from 2019, the country would begin tracking Nigeria’s crude oil and would be able to account for every drop of the commodity produced in the country. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, in a podcast distributed to newsmen in Abuja, disclosed that the Federal Government was already working with the Department ...

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Enugu-Onitsha Expressway: Nwoye gets Fashola to order contractors back to site

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Dr. Tony Nwoye, the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in Anambra State, has expressed delight over the decision by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to move to the site of the abandoned Onitsha – Enugu Expressway. Speaking after a visit to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Monday morning, Nwoye said the ministry ...

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New SGF Mustapha, connecting bridge between Buhari, others – APC

New SGF Mustapha, connecting bridge between Buhari, others - APC

The All Progressives Congress APC has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, saying the appointee being an experienced politician would serve as the missing link between the president, the party and other arms of government. APC expressed confidence that “Mustapha being a strong party ...

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Allegation of cabal in Buhari’s govt a myth – Tinubu

Allegation of cabal in Buhari’s govt a myth -Tinubu

The former Governor of Lagos State also dispelled the insinuations that a cabal in the Buhari’s administration has shoved him aside despite his efforts towards the coming on board of the APC government, saying the insinuation was a mere myth. The APC leader spoke to the State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President at the presidential Villa, ...

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Babachir & Oke’s sack: PDP calls for President Buhari’s impeachment

Babachir & Oke’s sack: PDP calls for President Buhari’s impeachment

The major opposition party in the country, The Peoples Democratic Party has described as unacceptable the sack of Babachir Lawal and Ayo One, until recently, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Director General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) respectively, by President Muhammadu Buhari. The party bemoaned the reaction of the President, saying relieving the ...

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Nigeria loses $13.7bn annually to farmers, herdsmen conflicts, says Abdulsalami

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A former Military Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar says Nigeria loses 13.7 billion dollars annually as a result of farmers-herdsmen conflicts in Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states. Abubakar made the disclosure at a forum organised by Search for Common Ground, Nigeria, in collaboration with Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development. The forum, with the theme, Amplifying the ...

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Nigeria returns 4 borrowed Super Mushshak aircraft to Pakistan

Nigeria returns 4 borrowed Super Mushshak aircraft to Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has finally returned the four Super Mushshak aircraft that were loaned to them for the training of its pilots to the Pakistani Government. Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He stated that the aircrafts were for the ...

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Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

East African nation, Burundi is the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. Burundi is the only one of three African nations to ...

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President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon – Garba Shehu

President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon - Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says the 2018 budget that was approved the the Federal Executive will be sent to the National Assembly soon. Speaking on Channels TV, Shehu said ‘soon. The President’s earlier commitment was by the end of October. I hope we will be able to do that. The budget is ...

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Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have paraded three young men namely Osabuohien Aghimien, Osamudiamen Stephen and Victory Osayomwan, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old secondary school pupil. According to reports, one of the suspects, Osabuohien, a mechanic apprentice, claimed he was the boyfriend of the victim and that he took her to his friend, Osamudiamen’s house ...

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Switzerland to return $321m Abacha loot – Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami says

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The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday said that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded. This was just as he further revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of $85 million from the controversial Malabu Restrained Funds from the United Kingdom. ...

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Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Members of the Borno state House of Assembly have announced the suspension of plenary for one month after one of the Senators representing the state in the Senate, Ali Ndume, slapped a member of the state House of Assembly, Habu bu Dala Aji, during an argument at a political meeting. A statement released by the Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkareem ...

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Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

A case of Monkey Pox has been recorded at Tiga General Hospital in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. According to Daily Nigerian, the patient, who is from Nasarawan Kuki village, absconded from the hospital on Wednesday night after being diagnosed of the disease. “He was quarantined here in order to avoid spreading disease, but he absconded from the ...

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