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No regrets for supporting Jonathan, Buhari not fair to Igbo – Ohanaeze


Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, on Friday said the body has no regrets over its decision to back former President Goodluck Jonathan, in the 2015 presidential election. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political organisation of the Igbo, endorsed Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, in the election, which was eventually won by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives ...

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Rivers Rerun: PDP raises alarm over alleged Army arrests, killing of members


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State Saturday raised an alarm over what it called “the invasion of some communities in Tai Local Government Area of the state by the combined forces of the army, police and scores of identifiable thugs imported by the All Progressives Congress (APC)” during the rerun parliamentary polls in the state. A statement by ...

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Days of oil are numbered – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised Nigerians to look beyond oil to secure economic prosperity for the country. Ekweremadu, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu, said  the days of oil as super foreign exchange earner for the nation were numbered or probably over. Ekweremadu  gave the advice at the ...

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Obasanjo, IBB, Tinubu others must be arrested to show seriousness in anti-corruption fight – Ex-ASUU President, Asobie


Former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Humphrey Asobie, says for the ongoing anti-graft war to be taken seriously, ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, ex-Military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, and others must be arrested. Asobie made the remark while speaking at the International Anti-Corruption Day, IACD, 2016 ...

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Ghana Election: Nana Akufo-Addo defeats incumbent president


*Ghana President Mahama concedes defeat Reports from two popular private radio stations in Ghana say Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, has won the 2016 Presidential elections. Nana-Addo won the election with an absolute majority over the ruling President,John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The results, the station said was based on its count ...

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CBN commits N23b to Anchor Borrowers’ Programme


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has invested N23 billion to the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said. Speaking  Friday at the ongoing eighth Bankers’ Committee Meeting in Lagos, he explained that the ABP, launched in 2015, was an innovative way of improving access to finance for farmers and manufacturers. Together with other initiatives like ...

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Rerun: APC has declared war on Rivers people, Says Makarfi’s PDP


The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Friday, that the All Progressives Congress has declared war on the people of Rivers State over the Saturday’s rerun election in the state. It said the declaration that supporters of the APC should slap anyone that slaps them back was a declaration of war ...

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Rivers rerun: Buhari orders security agents to deal with troublemakers

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed security agencies to deal decisively with troublemakers who may want to violate the sanctity of the electoral process in the federal and state legislative rerun elections holding in Rivers State on Saturday. The president, however, asked the security agents to exhibit professionalism and non-partisanship in the discharge of their constitutional duties even in the face ...

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Naira stabilises at N485 per dollar at parallel market


The Naira on Friday remained stable at the parallel market, exchanging at N485 to a dollar. The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N602 and N515, respectively. At the interbank market, the Naira also remained stable at N305.50 to a dollar. Trading at the Bureau De Change window saw the Naira sold at N399 to a dollar, CBN controlled ...

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56 killed, 177 injured in Madagali suicide bombings – LG boss

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 12, 2016 shows people gathering at the site of a car blast in Maiduguri, northeast Borno State in Nigeria, where 8 people were killed and dozen injured.
Nigeria's military campaign against Boko Haram Islamists is increasingly bogged down as it confronts suicide attacks, looting and indiscriminate slaughter while the UN warns the affected region faces the "largest crisis in Africa". In northern Borno state, the epicentre of the insurgency that has spread to three neighbouring countries -- Chad, Cameroon and Niger -- Nigeria's army has unleashed a barrage of air and land assaults.

The Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa, Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, said 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that hit Madagali Market on Friday in Adamawa. Muhammed, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview, said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor. He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola ...

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