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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...

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...

Defence Minister Seeks Stronger Ties With Sudan

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Nation 

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has called for greater cooperation between Nigeria and Sudan. Dan-Ali made the call during a courtesy visit to his Sudanese counterpart, Gen. Ahmad Ibn Auf in Khartoum, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Col. Tukur Gusau. The minister, who was in Sudan on a...

Edo Traders Seek Establishment Of International Market

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Nation 

Traders at the New Benin market in Benin City, the Edo state capital, are appealing to the state government to establish an international market, that will help to put a permanent end to the menace of street trading. The traders under the aegis of the Traders Welfare Union of Nigeria, who...

Absence of Prosecution Witness Stalls Saraki’s CCT Trial

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Nation 

The trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets has been stalled for the third time. The trial was on Thursday adjourned to May 3, 2017 after the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs, said his remaining witness, a banker to the Senate...

Labour Want Intellectuals As Leaders

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The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba wabba says Nigeria needs more intellectuals as leaders.The NLC president said Nigerians must make frantic efforts to obtain their cards in the ongoing voter registration exercise to be eligible to chose their leaders by 2019. Wabba was speaking during the Nigeria Union...

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...

 

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...

North Korea Faces Tighter Sanctions Under Trump Strategy

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International News 

The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump's strategy was announced after a special briefing for all 100 US senators. Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment...

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...

Reps, Senate Summon IGP Over Invasion Of Goje’s Home

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Nation 

The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police over the raid on the home of Senator Danjuma Goje. The House reached the resolution after a debate on a motion raised by a lawmaker, calling on it to check the excesses of security agents. The Senate on the...

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...

Buhari Writes National Assembly On Loan Request

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Nation 

President Mohammadu Buhari has written to both chambers of the National Assembly, seeking approval for a 6.926 billion dollar loan by the Federal Government. The letter was read in both chambers, by the Senate President in the Senate and the Speaker in the House of Representatives. According to the President, 5.851 billion...

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...

FG Assures To End Terrorism, Farmers And Herdsmen Clashes

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Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that terrorism, farmers and herdsmen clashes in some parts of the country would soon be a thing of the past as the Federal Government is making frantic efforts to bring such security challenges to an end. The President made the promise in Kaduna at a...

Buhari To Work From Home Today

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has notified his cabinet members that he will be working from home today. This was disclosed after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, which the President did not attend. The Information Minister,  Lai Mohammed said, “The President sent a word that he wanted to rest today...


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