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Anxiety over Buhari’s absence at FEC

 President not ill – Lai Mohammed By Ibrahim Ramalan Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday failed to show up at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. In his absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided at 11.00 am when the meeting ...

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Kogi road crash claims 11

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Eleven persons yesterday lost their lives in a motor accident that occurred at Ohiana area, along Okene-Auchi road in Kogi state. An  eyewitness report, in collaborated with the Okene Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety ...

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Windstorm destroys 150 houses in Gombe

By Jedidah Silas Kiman Gombe No fewer than 150 houses in eight communities in Dadin-Kowa town, Yamaltu/Deba local government area of Gombe state, were early this week destroyed by heavy windstorms and accompanying rains. Chief Information Officer, Yamato Emirate, Alhaji ...

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Our staff received N3bn bribe, INEC admits

  Sends names of indicted commissioner, RECs to Presidency By Emeka Nze Abuja Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted that out of over N23 billion which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC’s) report claimed was used to influence ...

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FG hacking into citizens’ phones – PDP

 It’s disinformation – Minister By Emeka Nze Abuja The Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi-led National Caretaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) of hacking into citizens’ telephones and other electronic devices. The party also ...

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Lassa fever kills 24 in Bauchi

By Najib Sani Bauchi At least 24 persons have died following the outbreak of Lassa fever between November 2015 and February 2017, across Bauchi state. A data of the disease outbreak in the state obtained by our correspondent from the ...

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FG files fresh charges against Dasuki

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The federal government, yesterday re-arraigned the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd) before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven count charge. In the charge sheet, the ...

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Meningitis: PDP slams APC over 336 deaths

Wants Yari to resign for attributing disease to God  By Emeka Nze Abuja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government for the mismanagement of the outbreaks of cerebrospinal meningitis in some parts of the country ...

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Navy Admiral found dead in his home

The Fleet Commander of the Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Teikumo Ikoli, was yesterday found dead in his Lagos home. The spokesperson for the Western Naval Command, Chinwe Umar, said in a statement that the cause of Ikoli’s death had ...

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Petroleum workers suspend strike

By Yetunde Bada The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended its nationwide strike which began on April 2. The suspension followed the intervention of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation( NNPC), ...

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Britain set to unveil Nigerian property owners

By Prudence Arobani The British Government, will release information about Nigerians, who own property in that country next year. Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that negotiations ...

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No LG autonomy without governors – Ganduje

By Moses John Kano For the local government authorities to achieve the desired financial and administrative autonomy, the nation’s power-that-be, including the governors, must be factored into the processes, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said. Ganduje disclosed this yesterday, when members ...

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APC crisis deepens, cancels party convention

 Members want Oyegun, others sacked By Bode Olagoke Abuja Indications emerged yesterday that the much-talked about National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will no longer hold on the 29th of April as earlier scheduled. Blueprint reliably gathered ...

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I had sex with female student, VP admits

A Minna Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered the remand of a 51-year-old man, Mohammed Kuyizhi, in prison for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student. The Magistrate, Fati Auna, ordered that Kuyizhi, the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, be remanded after ...

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Herdsmen kill 4 in Benue community

By Lubem Gena Abuja Nzaav village located in Yaav council ward of Kwande local government area of Benue state was yesterday invaded by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and killed no fewer than four people. Our correspondent gathered from ...

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