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It’s Death If You Are Caught, Fayose Warns Cultists

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has re-echoed his warning to people of the state against engaging in criminal activities, especially cultism. The governor gave the warning on Monday when he signed into law a bill prohibiting secret cults and terrorism, as well as proscribing death sentence on anyone caught in the...

Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Mourn Ekwueme

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Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected vice-president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the dedication and service of ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme...

[UPDATED] Death Toll In Adamawa Mosque Explosion Rises To 21

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Not less than 21 persons are feared dead while about 35 others were injured following an explosion in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria. The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bashir Idris,  told reporters that the blast occurred in the early hours of Tuesday while worshippers...

IGP Commends Police, Others For Peaceful Anambra Election

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has commended personnel of the police and other security agencies deployed to Anambra State to ensure adequate security during the just concluded governorship election in the state. Mr Idris gave the commendation in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr...

Buhari Speaks On 2016 Raid Of Judges’ Homes

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to last year's raid on the homes of some senior judges by security operatives saying the action taken by the executive was not aimed at intimidating the judiciary as portrayed in some sections of the media.  Speaking on Monday while declaring open the 2017 judges' conference...

Nigeria Criticises Italy Over Burial Of 26 Migrants

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The Federal Government has condemned the burial of 26 girls found dead on the Mediterranean Sea and demanded explanations from the Italian Government. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this on Monday during an interview with reporters in Abuja. She said:...

Tuition Fees Remain Unchanged, Osun Govt Tells Students

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Osun State Government has called on students in the state-owned higher institutions to handle their reservations on what they called an increase in school fees with a sense of responsibility. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, in a statement on Monday, faulted the reports of tuition fees increment,...

Nigeria Ranks 35 Out Of 54 In Governance – Report

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation has ranked Nigeria 35 out of 54 in Africa after the country scored 48.1 out of 100.0 in overall governance. The Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa, by providing tools to assess and support progress in...

Ekwueme’s Death Monumental Loss To Nigeria, Africa – Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has described the death of Nigeria’s first Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, as a monumental loss not just to Nigeria but the entire African continent. Speaker Dogara, in a statement signed by him on Monday, extolled the virtues of Dr Ekwueme, saying was a distinguished...

Maina Files Suit To Stop EFCC From Arresting Him

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Justice Tukur Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 15, 2017 to hear the suit filed by the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or prosecuting him over alleged...

Dokpesi Mourns Ekwueme

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Front runner for the chairmanship position of the peoples democratic party, PDP and founder, Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi has commiserated with the entire family of Nigeria's Fomer Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died Sunday night in London The PDP chairmanship top contender prayed god to grant the Ewkueme family, the...

BREAKING: President Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON). The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, condoled with Nigerians, as well as the government and people of Anambra State, on...

2017 Calabar Carnival: Governor Ayade Leads Campaign Against Illegal Migration

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Cross river state governor Professor Ben Ayade has called on intending Nigerian and African migrants to America and European countries in search of greener pastures to be cautious because of the risks involved. Ayade made the call in Calabar during the flag-off of the 2017-second carnival dry run, which has the...

Toward 2019 Elections: Obasanjo Warns Against Politics Of Bitterness

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Former Nigerian president chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised politicians in the country to desist from deadly politics as the preparations for the 2019 general elections commence. Obasanjo stated this in Calabar during a book launch in honour of the longest serving monarch in Nigeria and paramount ruler of Obudu,His Royal Highness...

South-East Governors, Ohanaeze, Obiano Mourn Ekwueme

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Tributes have started pouring in for former Nigerian Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died in a London Hospital on Sunday night. News of Ekwueme’s death filtered in the early hours of Monday and the South-East Governors’ Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano have all expressed sadness over his...

Buhari Congratulates Jonathan At 60

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 60th birthday. Buhari in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Sunday, November 19 celebrated the history of Jonathan who rose from being a deputy governor to becoming Nigeria’s president for six years. ‘’President Buhari...

Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Is Dead

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According to a statement released by the Ekwueme family in Anambra state, signed by the traditional ruler of Oko family and brother to the late Second Republic Vice President, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, Alex Ekwueme died around 10:00 pm in London Hospital on Sunday. “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing...

Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Willie Obiano winner of the November 18 Anambra state governorship election. Returning officer for the election, Professor Zana Akpagu who declared the results said the incumbent governor defeated his closest contender, Tony Nwoye of...

Buhari To Open Aviation Forum In Abuja

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The African Continent is receiving more global endorsement as President Muhammadu Buhari open the world aviation forum in Abuja on Monday. The event, the third in the series, is holding for the first time outside the headquarters of the international civil aviation organisation in Montreal Canada. In this report our correspondent takes a...

Family Of Murdered SEC Director Calls For Justice

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been requested not to interfere with the prosecution of suspects handling the murder case of Louisa Umukoro, who was a director with the Securities and Exchange Commission sec. Speaking on behalf of the family Nosa Ukponwan alleged that the husband...