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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 12, 2016. Muhammadu Buhari is on a visit to China from April 11 to 15. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KENZABURO FUKUHARA

Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari did not discuss the issue of loan during his week-long trip to China. There had been reports that Nigeria would borrow at least $2 billion from China to finance the 2016 budget. But speaking when he appeared as a guest on O&M Sunday ...

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Benue community sues six Fulani herdsmen for N100 billion

Herdsman with his cattle in Enugu

A Makurdi High Court Judge, Justice Morris Ikpambese, has granted a motion exparte brought by the people of Tyoshin community of Gwer-West local government claiming N100 billion from six Fulani herdsmen for destroying their farms. While granting the motion brought by the counsel to the plaintiffs, Justice Ikpambese ordered that the writ of summons should  be served on the respondents ...

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Ugwaunyi assures Enugu rural communities of development  

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State,(left) in a handshake with Igwe of Nomeh Unataeze community, HRH, Israel Okonkwo Mba when the latter led a delegation of the community on a courtesy visit to the governor to discuss developmental issues at Government House, Enugu

Enugu State Government says it is prioritizing its development paradigm to focus more on neglected areas and communities whose environments cry for government intervention. Governor  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  explained made  this known when he played host to the people of Nomeh Unataeze Community, Nkanu East local government area, who  paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Enugu. He assured leaders ...

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Massive protest for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky held in several cities

The Protesters in Kano

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria across several cities Sunday staged a coordinated massive protest, demanding for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky from detention. Protests were held in Kano, where thousands of men and women, the young and old matched through the major streets of the city, calling on the federal government of Muhammadu Buhari to release Sheikh ...

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FRSC ‘can no longer’ impose fines, court rules

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A federal high court in Lagos has declared void powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to impose fines on motorists for traffic offences. John Tsoho, a judge, held that the commission could not turn itself into a court of law by punishing those who commit traffic offences. Tope Alabi, a lawyer, had approached the court to declare that ...

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Kidnappers kill corps member after collecting N1.5m ransom


The Department of State Security, DSS, in Rivers State has nabbed five suspects allegedly behind the abduction and murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Mr Sampson Worlu. The suspects, who reportedly murdered the victim after receiving a ransom of N1.5 million, are currently facing charges at a magistrate court in Port Harcourt. Charles Worlu, a brother of ...

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Losing Senate Presidency seat may be APC’s sacrifice for Change – Oyegun


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says the party is “also planning” to checkmate plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take over the Senate Presidency should Bukola Saraki be removed from the position in view of his current trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. He, however, pointed out that in an event his ...

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APC feeding Buhari with lies – Kobani

President Muhammadu Buhari

Secretary to the government of Rivers State, Kenneth Kobani, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari was wrongly advised by the people around him, alleging that he was abducted by military personnel during the rerun election in the State. Speaking to Vanguard he said that the assertion by President Muhammadu Buhari that Rivers State had become the country’s most violent state ...

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Nigeria doesn’t need IMF loan – FG


The Federal Government has said the economic challenges currently facing the country are surmountable without it having to take any loan from the International Monetary Fund. The Minister of Finance, Mr Kemi Adeosun, stated this while speaking at the ongoing Spring Meetings of the IMF-World Bank in Washington DC, United States of America. A statement from her Media Adviser, Festus ...

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Gov polls: EFCC arrests INEC chiefs over alleged N675m bribes


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has found over N675.1m in the bank accounts of different Independent National Electoral Commission officials in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta states. According to the anti-graft agency, the money was received and shared by the officials during the last governorship elections. Our correspondents gathered that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the 2015 election in ...

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