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Amosun took on Tinubu in a fight but doesn’t want his title

The relationship between APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, and the governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, is currently at a low ebb. Amosun is believed to be leading the forces from the South West striving to whittle down Tinubu’s influence within the party nationally and in the zone. That wing of the party which also has a federal minister, Kayode ...

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Law profs and scholars from Anglophone Africa to discuss Canada’s Rights role in Africa

Professor Obiora Okafor, the inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is convening an interdisciplinary conference on human rights in Africa. The conference is entitled: “Canadian/Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment of the Literature and a Research Agenda Conference” Expected to attend the conference are Canadian and Anglophone ...

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FG bans importation of cars through land borders

The federal government has banned the importation of cars through land borders. Wale Adeniyi, spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), disclosed this in a statement on Monday. “Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders has been banned by the federal government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles,” he said. He said the new policy ...

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APC accuses Gov. Wike of murder; says he needs psychiatric evaluation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has recommended immediate psychiatric attention for Rivers governor Nyesom Wike, saying that his behavior and utterances do not present him as a person who is still in full control of his mental faculties. “Nigerians may have observed the distorted, uncoordinated and incomprehensible manner in which Chief Wike addresses the public these days, ...

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All former Christian presidents and VPs apart from one were at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday

Three former heads of states and three former number vice presidents joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday to mark its annual thanksgiving service. The leaders who attended the service were former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Head of the Interim Government Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Vice President ...

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Court orders DSS to release Zakzaky and his wife

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), as well as members of his family. It’s been almost a year since the cleric was arrested following a clash between members of his sect and soldiers leading to the massacre of hundreds of ...

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Soyinka: “I threw away the green card and I have relocated”

Nobel prize-winner Prof Wole Soyinka said on Thursday in South Africa that he has discarded his U.S Green Card, putting to bed the controversy which greeted calls for him to do so following the victory of Donald Trump in the November 8 U.S. presidential election. Soyinka has vowed to tear his U.S residency card in protest if the American people elected ...

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Just In: NCC bows; suspends data increase

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of the new minimum pricing template for data services by mobile operators. The new rate, which would have led to price increase in data for some Nigerians, was scheduled to take effect from December 1. The commission and the federal government had however come under intense pressure and criticisms ...

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Buhari orders investigation into death of corps member in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of three National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives recently during the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Programme in three States. He described the deaths as “shocking, sad and unfortunate,” regretting that they died in the course of answering the national call to serve. The president urged the families, friends ...

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Buhari: “End of Boko Haram in sight”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal assured the international community that the end of Boko Haram terrorists was in sight, even as he hailed the increased cooperation between Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a Panel of Heads of State at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, the President ...

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Buhari: “We must properly resettle internally displaced persons”

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday warned that the two million displaced Nigerians in refugee camps must be properly resettled if the country is to avert a relapse into another social crisis. Speaking at a meeting with Sheikh Sharif Mohammed Kabir Ibn Mohammad, the world leader of Tijjaniya Islamic Movement at the State House, the President lamented the destruction of public institutions ...

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Buhari: “I will ensure that the 2017 budget is not padded”

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the distortions that happened to Budget 2016, in which series of rogue projects and figures were injected into the financial document won’t happen to next year’s budget. Receiving in audience members of the Governance Support Group (GSG), led by Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at the State House, Abuja, Friday, the President said: “I am waiting ...

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What Will Buhari Do (WWBD?): Presidential Committee on North East cannot properly account for N2.5bn

At a senate hearing on Tuesday, the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) was unable to account for N2.5 billion which was released to it for capital intervention in the region decimated by terror attacks. At the hearing of a senate ad-hoc committee investigating the ongoing crisis in the North East, secretary of PINE, Umar Gulani, claimed that the ...

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Oyegun to host Saraki at APC headquarters

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, will today meet with the Senate leadership led by senate president, Bukola Saraki, at the secretariat of the party in Abuja. This is the first such meeting between the two sides since Saraki became senate president last year and it signals his growing acceptance and influence ...

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Appeal court sacks Rivers APC lawmaker; orders INEC to issue certificate to PDP candidate

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday sacked a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly representing Opobo/Nkoro Constituency, Andrew Miller of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was declared winner of the Rivers rerun polls in March 2016. The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led panel ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to the first runner-up, Diri ...

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AGF Malami finally responds to House summon; explains why judges were arrested

It took a threat from the House of Representatives that a warrant of arrest would be issued against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to force him to appear before it on Tuesday. Malami had shunned two previous invitations by the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the invasion of property ...

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