FEC meeting held at Aisha Buhari’s office,

Report has it that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holds at the office of the wife of the President. A report by Daily Trust on Tuesday indicated that ministers and other cabinet members had been informed. A source at the presidency told the newspaper that the meeting headed by President Muhammadu Buhari which was scheduled …

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Nigerian Army says all personnel to learn Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa within a year

The Nigerian Army says all military personnel must learn the three major Nigerian languages, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa within a year after introducing new Language Policy. The Army noted that “The study of foreign and local languages is world-wide practice among armies, in which officers and soldiers are encouraged to be multi-lingual”. It disclosed that …

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How can i produce a person you labeled as a terrorist? – Abaribe asks court

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has told the Abuja federal high court that he can't produced someone tagged as a member of terrorist organisation, in the person of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Recall that Senator Abaribe was one of the three persons that stood surety for the ‘missing’ leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. …

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DSS bars EFCC from arresting Ex-DG

Report has it that the DSS have prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting the ex director-general of the Department of State Services, Ekpenyong Ita. Nigeria newspaper Punch reported that the EFCC operatives got to Ita's house at around 11am with an arrest warrant. Punch says over 50 armed policemen and operatives …

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We have no confidence in CONFAB report- Presidency says

The presidency has said it has no confidence in the recommendations contained in the report of the 2014 National Conference (Confab Report). The presidency disclosed this through Mr. Femi Adesina who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President. Adesina stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which Buhari is a member, …

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Zimbabwe’s minister of finance arrested by army after $10 million was found in his house

As crisis in Zimbabwe continues to increase, report has it that Zimbabwe’s minister of finance who was arrested last week by the army had about $10 million in home. Recall that three ministers of the Zimbabwean government were arrested last week by the military. After military raids in their residences, the soldiers arrested the Minister …

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FG demands explanation from Italy over burial of 26 girls

The Federal Government has expressed dismay over the hasty burial of the 26 girls who were found dead on the Mediterranean Sea by Italian authorities nine days ahead of the slated date . The bodies of the girls were found on a sinking vessel in the Mediterranean about two weeks ago and there where reports …

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Ex-VP, Alex Ekwueme dies at 85

Nigeria's former vice president Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead. The news of his death was contained in a statement signed by his brother, the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme. The statement stated that the ex vice who was in office from 1979 to 1983 died by 10:00pm in a …

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Why I didn’t implement 2014 Confab report — Jonathan

Former Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has stated his reasons why he failed to implement the 2014 Confab report when he was still in office. He stated his reasoning after a number of politicians and community leaders have express their disappointment over the failure of the former president to implement the recommendations of the said confab. …

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Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms from Jan.1

Come January 2018, Lagos state conductors will start wearing uniforms while on duty. This was revealed by Mr Isreal Adeshola, the National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN). The BCAN boss stressed that the introduction of uniforms from 2018 was for security and effective service delivery. While speaking in an interview on …

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SERAP, pensioners drag federal government to ECOWAS Court

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and other pensioners’ associations have dragged the Nigeria's federal government to the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja. SERAP and other pensioners association have asked the ECOWAS Court to order the federal government led by president Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil the human rights of pensioners and workers to …

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Zimbabwe prepares to oust President Mugabe after military coup

Zimbabwe's ruling party will meet on Sunday to oust President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice president recently fired by the now-disgraced leader, two sources told Reuters on Saturday as thousands of people celebrated. in the streets of the country. Demonstrators in the streets of Harare call for the resignation of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. …

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Statues of Obasanjo, Ekwueme, Awolowo, Mbakwe to be unveiled by Okorocha

After unveiling the statues of two African presidents, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha is set to unveil 10 more statues. Even though his actions had generated lots of controversies, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that the governor would soon unveil more statues. Punch correspondent …

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The US published another 10 thousand FBI documents on the assassination of John F. Kennedy

The US National Archive published on Friday another 10,744 secret FBI documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This is the fifth publication so far this year of records linked to the death of the US president. 8,336 of the documents of the new series were disseminated in their entirety, …

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Sate of Mugabe hangs in the balance amid coup confusion

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army. The military said on national television it was holding talks with Mugabe on the way forward and that it would advice the nation on their outcome …

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2018 Budget: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend 1.3 billion Naira on travelling

The national executive has budgeted N1.3 billion on foreign and local trips in 2018 for president Muhammadu Buhari and vice-president Yemi Osinbajo. Nigerian newspaper Punch adds that the figure is part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the joint section of the National Assembly by President Buhari a week ago. A breakdown of the …

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Photos: Mugabe makes first public appearance since overthrow

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has appeared in public for the first time since the army's takeover earlier this week. Mugabe, who was believed to be under house arrest, attended a university graduation ceremony in Harare on Friday, where he was welcomed by a cheering crowd of supporters. Dressed in a blue academic gown and hat, …

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Ignore notice to shave beards – BSU management reacts to beards controversy

Management of Benue State University has said the school never directed its male students "wearing thick beards on their faces...to shave without option". The management added that the notice directing its male students to shave their beads was the hand work of a group that is out to cause mischief. There were unconfirmed reports on …

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2018 budget: N1 Billion for State House Clinic

The national executive has proposed to spend N1,030,458,453 on the State House Clinic under the Presidency’s total estimate of N51,445,678,808 in the 2018 Budget proposal. The poor state of the clinic has been a topic of discussion for over a month now, wife, Aisha Buhari, criticised it for being without “ordinary syringe” and unable to …

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This is the story of “Salvator Mundi”, Da Vinci’s oil that was sold in the record of 450 million dollars

Never before had such an expensive work of art been sold GETTY IMAGES The work Salvator Mundi , painted by the Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci five centuries ago, was sold this morning at an auction in New York for 450.3 million dollars. With this, it becomes the most expensive work of art that has been …

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Tinubu suggests Buhari increases worker’s salaries

The former governor of Lagos state, has suggested president Muhammadu Buhari review salaries of public servants upward. Bola Tinubu who is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the review of public servants salaries and creation of universal credits for the people to reduce temptation. Tinubu gave this suggestion at Old Banquet …

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Photos of Robert Mugabe meeting with military amid Zimbabwe political chaos

(CNN)Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe can be seen talking with the commander of the country's defense forces, a day after the military seized control of the capital. Photographs published by the pro-Mugabe Herald newspaper are the first images of the veteran leader since he was placed under house arrest Wednesday morning. Among the group of …

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NLC says retirees, dead persons listed on Kaduna Teachers’ Competence Test

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the Kaduna state government listed retirees and dead persons as part of those who failed the competence test. Ayuba Wabba, who is the NLC president made this known on Tuesday in a meeting with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NLC. He added that it was a …

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Autopsies reveal what killed 26 Nigerian female migrants in Mediterranean Sea

Over a week since 26 Nigerian girls were found dead while crossing the Mediterranean sea in a Spanish warship, post-mortems examinations have revealed the the cause of their death. The autopsy revealed that 25 of the girls aged between 14-18 died of asphyxiation in the water while the remaining one suffered a liver problem. Report …

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Emeka Ojukwu’s defection to APC not a problem – Biafra group

Biafra youth group says Emeka Ojukwu move to the All Progressive Congress (APC) does not affected the Biafra struggle. Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, also said Emeka jnr and Bianca, son and widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, respectively, as “betrayers”. This was made known in a statement on Thursday by BNYL leader, Princewill Obuka. Reacting …

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