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Senate Probes Alleged EFCC, DSS, NIA Feud

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The Senate on Wednesday announced that it would probe alleged feud between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and National Intelligence Agency over operational issues. The face-off was said to have stemmed from EFCC’s attempted arrest of former directors-general of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong, and NIA, Ayodele Oke. The Senate...

Fulani Youths Protest Anti-Grazing Law In Benue, Taraba

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A group of Fulani youths called Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) have kicked against the anti-open grazing law passed by Benue and Taraba State governments. The group also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governors of the two states,  Samuel Ortom and Darius Ishaku to order. The...

Maryam Sanda Arrested For Stabbing Husband To Death

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The Nigerian Police has confirmed the arrest of Maryam Sanda for allegedly stabbing her husband, Haliru Bello to death. Bello, 35, son of Haliru Bello, a former chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has been buried according to Islamic rites in Abuja, after prayers at the National Mosque. Police Public Relations...

Kaduna Education Commissioner, Professor Nok Is Dead

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The Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Andrew Nok is dead. The state government in a statement signed by the spokesman to the governor, Samuel Aruwan, said Professor Nok died at the age of 55, at his residence in Kaduna on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Governor Nasir El-Rufai said the...

BREAKING: Over 20 Killed In Fresh Adamawa Fulani/Farmers Clash

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About 20 people were feared killed and several others injured following a clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The attack was said to have occurred on Monday night as a result of the killing of a farmer by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulting in a...

Breaking: Amosun Presents N345.42bn Appropriation Bill For 2018

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has submitted a proposed budget of N345.42bn for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. Education got the largest chunk of 22 percent in the budget tagged by the governor as ‘Budget of accelerated development.’ Details later…...

Ogun Govt Partners UNICEF To Tackle Poor Sanitation Habits

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The Ogun State Government says it is partnering with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and the Unilever Global Foundation on Waste Management and Sanitation Advocacy in the state. The Head of Mobilization and Hygiene, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Mrs Oluwafunke Adeaga disclosed this while addressing residents at...

Buhari Receives Togo’s President, Gnassingbé In Abuja

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Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has received the President of Togo, H.E. Faure Gnassingbé at the State House in Abuja. Both presidents are now in a closed-door meeting at the villa. Details later…...

Buhari Congratulates Obiano, Commends Anambra People, INEC, Others For Peaceful Polls

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 governorship election in the state. According to the president, the processes leading to the...

Ex-President Jonathan Mourns Ekwueme

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the government and people of Anambra state, on the passing of former vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died on Sunday at the age of 85. In a letter of condolence to the Ekwueme Family, the government and people of Anambra State, Jonathan described the late statesman’s...

Ekwueme: Nigeria Has Lost A Fine Gentleman Politician, A Nationalist, Says Anenih

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The former Chairman of the board of trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih, has described the death of  alex ekwueme as a great loss of a fine gentleman politician. Describing Ekwueme, who was the foundation chairman of the PDP board of trustees, Anenih said the former vice president played politics...

Farmer /Herders Clash In Numan Several Lives Lost

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Farmers and Fulani Herdsmen clashed in Numan on Monday night resulting in the death of several people. According to locals, Armed  Fulani Herdsmen attacked and killed a farmer and also injured one person in Shaforon village area of Numan in Adamawa state after the farmer confronted the herders who grazed on their...

Court Of Appeal Orders Conduct Of Anambra Central Senatorial Election In 90days

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The court of appeal has ordered the independent national electoral commission to conduct a re-run election for Anambra central senatorial district within 90 days.  The All Progressives Grand Alliance and its candidate, Victor Umeh had filed an appeal against the February 29, 2017, judgment of the federal high court which ordered the...

FG Moves To Regain Seat On World Maritime Council

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Minister of Transport Chuibike Amaechi says Nigeria’s quest to regains its membership  of the executive council of the international maritime organization is expected to fastrack ongoing reforms in the nation’s  shipping sector. Amaechi was speaking at a forum to drum up international support for Nigeria’s bid during the November twenty-seven election scheduled for the...

FG Kicks Over Hurried Burial Of Murdered Nigerian Women By Italy

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The Nigerian Government has condemned what it described as the hurried burial of the twenty six young women who died in the Mediterranean early November by Italian authorities. Senior special assistant to the president on diaspora matters Abike Dabiri-Erewa said this while reacting to allegations on the absence of Nigerian authorities...

Young Nigerian Scientists Display Skills At Exhibition

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As Nigeria explores alternatives to oil, young Nigerian students are showing their innovations to prove that the solution to the country’s challenges can be found within it. The students who displayed various scientific materials at a science exhibition on Wednesday in Abuja said the products will greatly impact on critical sectors...

NATIP Intercepts Human Trafficking Victims

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in persons, NAPTIP, says it has intercepted 39 female victims of human trafficking and illegal migration following raids on suspected locations in Abuja. The women were apprehended by NAPTIP operatives in three batches, with the first thirteen rescued at a hotel in Wuse,...

Buhari Mouns Ekwueme Describes Him As A Committed Democrat

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Nigerians and the government and people of Anambra state, on the passing away of elder statesman and former vice president, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme On Sunday, November 19, 2017.  President Buhari in a statement on Monday commiserated with the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata council of...

EFCC Obtains Warrant To Further Detain Pius Anyim

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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, may spend some more weeks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This comes as the EFCC has obtained a court warrant to keep him in its custody, where he is being grilled for allegedly collecting 520 million...

Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial For Treason

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The trail of self-acclaimed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu,  for alleged treasonable felony has stalled as he, as well as the trail judge Justice Binta Nyako were absent. Justice Binta could not be in court as he was to attend the All Judges Conference in Abuja. This is the second time the leader...