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Fresh crisis rocks APGA as Okafor asks Court to stop Oye from parading himself as Chairman

Ozo Nwabueze Okafor

The acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Nwabueze Okafor, has asked an Abuja High Court to stop Dr. Victor Oye from parading him as the National Chairman of APGA.  Oye was APGA’s National Chairman until his suspension from office by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on October 5, 2016, over alleged breach of APGA’s ...

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Woman held in Ebonyi Prisons over N400 cocoyam regains freedom

Abakaliki Prison

A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing N400 cocoayam has been released on the order of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Right Commission, NHRC, on the outcome of its investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings of some inmates of the Abakaliki Prisons, during the ...

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‘Igbo made the “biggest sacrifice,contribution to building of modern Nigeria”

Igbo leaders

… as minister urges Biafra agitators to follow due process IGBO leaders have called on the Federal Government to immediately release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other prisoners of conscience in line with the rule of law, saying that their agitation does not constitute threat to peace. They also called for ...

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No nepotism, detention of critics under me – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said decisions taken by his administration were guided by the overall interest of the nation and not ethno-religious or personal considerations. Jonathan said this during the Nigerian Lawyers Association’s annual dinner and merit awards ceremony held in New York, on Saturday. He noted that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians and as such leaders must resist anything ...

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You’re one of the 25 billionaires I created, Obasanjo tells Alakija

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, says Folorunsho Alakija, one of Africa’s richest women, was among the 25 billionaires created during his democratic tenure at the helm of Nigeria’s affairs. Speaking on Saturday at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos, Obasanjo said his objective was to create 50 billionaires, but unfortunately, he “failed”. The ex-president’s comments were in reaction to ...

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Jonathan probe: We won’t dictate to EFCC, DSS, says Osinbajo

Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would not interfere in the work of security and anti-corruption agencies if they decided to move against former President Goodluck Jonathan. Osinbajo, who said the current administration did not believe in arbitrary arrests, explained that the agencies of government were being empowered to do their jobs without undue ...

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I’m in charge, not my nephew — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, debunked allegations that his nephew, Mamman Daura, was in charge of the affairs at the Presidency. Buhari stated this in an interview with an on-air-presenter, Osasu Igbinedion, on her show, The Osasu show, which was monitored by our correspondent on the programme’s YouTube page. Asked whether it was true that Daura, following his perceived strong ...

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Presidency kick-starts Niger Delta peace process as Kachikwu announces 7-point programme to end crisis


*Oil-producing communities to get 30% of sector’s opportunities The Presidency has commenced moves to find lasting peace in the Niger Delta  and has announced a seven point programme to guarantee peace in the region and end militancy-induced disruption  of  oil and gas production by the middle of 2017. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this during ...

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Jesus’s tomb opened for first time in centuries


This picture shows the Tomb of Jesus, where his body is believed to have been laid, after it was exposed for the first time in centuries as part of conservation work done by the Greek team in Jerusalem on late on October 28, 2016. Photo: GALI TIBBON / AFP Preservation experts have opened for the first time in at least ...

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Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, ‘kill 9′

Bombing in Borno

Two suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, in the early hours of Saturday, killing nine people. Sani Datti, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said 24 persons who sustained injuries have been taken to hospitals. A witness said the first attack, which occurred at 6am, was in front of a camp for the internally displaced ...

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