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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, as public holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of  Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) announced this in a statement on Friday by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. The minister urged workers...

Trump: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

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International News 

President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.   "I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an...

Makarfi Urges Buhari To Hand Over To Osinbajo

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Politics 

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness. The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the...

CCT Trial: FG Tenders Saraki’s EFCC Statement In Evidence

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Politics 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted into evidence, a statement the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, made before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in relation to corruption allegations against him. The Federal Government tendered the statement dated August 13, 2013, before the Justice Danladi...

INEC To Give Special Treatment To Nursing Mothers, Pregnant Women

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Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would give special treatment to nursing mothers, people with disability and the aged at the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The Administrative Secretary of the commission in Zamfara, Alhaji Abdu Gujungu, said this at the flag-off of the CVR and distribution of Permanent Voters...

Fellaini Sees Red As Manchester Derby Ends In Stalemate

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Sports  

Marouane Fellaini was sent off as Manchester City and Manchester United settled for a share of the spoils in the Manchester derby, with the two neighbours playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. Neither side were able to find a breakthrough on Thursday night, meaning City remain fourth in...

Police To Use Facial Recognition For 2017 Champions League Final In Cardiff

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Sports  

The 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff will see police trial the use facial recognition on fans, the British government has announced in a statement online.   Faces will be scanned "in and around the principality stadium and Cardiff central train station" on June 3 as part of the contract, which will...

Nigerian Government Sues Brass Oil Over Alleged 4-Year Oil Fraud

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Nation 

Nigerian Government on Thursday opened its case at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against Brassoil Nigeria, one of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) allegedly fingered in crude oil shipments from Nigeria to different parts of the world between 2011 and 2014. In the suit marked FHC/L/CS/2016, the Federal Government is seeking...

Reps Plan Tour Of Refineries, To Meet NNPC Officials Over Oil Marketers’ Charges Claim

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Nation 

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of...

Real Madrid Thrash Deportivo As Barcelona Rout Osasuna In La Liga

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Sports  

James Rodriguez scored a brace as Real Madrid did their part to keep pace with Barcelona in the La Liga title race with a 5-1 win at Deportivo La Coruna. Zinedine Zidane rested a number of starters from Sunday’s 3-2 Clasico loss to Barcelona, calling on the likes of James, Isco,...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

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Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

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Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

Police Chief Orders Investigation Of Officer’s Alleged Facebook Post On Buhari

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Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered investigation into an alleged statement credited to a police officer, Inusa Biu, on his Facebook account. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an online publication on HOTGISTNAIJA on April 26, credited a statement to Mr. Biu captioned “Policeman threatens to kill 200...

Buhari Did Not Suspend Lawal, Oke Because Of Their Faith – MURIC

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Politics 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has fired back at the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over its claim that the recent suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was because of their faith. The umbrella...

Nigeria Can Fund 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot - Reps, NLC

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Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some concerned members of the House of Representatives have expressed optimism that with the revelation so far made on recovered money, the country could fund its annual budget without recourse to external borrowing.    Some members of the House, specifically, argued that if necessary policy measures...

Ile Ife Clash: Arraignment of suspects delayed again

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Nation 

The arraignment of six persons for their alleged roles in the May 8 clash in Ile Ife was on Wednesday stalled for the second time this week. The arraignment of the suspects had earlier been stalled on Monday as the judge before who they were to be arraigned reportedly did not...

United Airlines To Offer Up To $10,000 For Passengers To Give Up Seats On Flights

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Transport  

The carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage at the forcible removal of a passenger.

We Are Not Worried Over Buhari’s Health Yet – APC Governors

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Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum yesterday maintained that there was nothing awkward on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors’ forum noted: “We are not worried about the development. It...

African Union Chief, Moussa Faki Snubbed By US

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International News 

African Union chief Moussa Faki was snubbed by the US during a recent visit to the capital, Washington DC, the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine reports. Mr Faki had been invited to the city Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the week of 17 April but Mr Tillerson's office did not confirm the meeting...

Ex Niger Governor Babangida Aliyu, Remanded In Prison

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Nation 

A Minna High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand in prison custody of former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu. He is standing trial over alleged N4.568 billion fraud and abuse of office. Babangida Aliyu was docked alongside his former Chief of Staff , Umar Nasko, on a six -count charge bordering on...


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