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Your Father Was My ‘Backbone’, Buhari Tells Oba Of Benin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II. While receiving the traditional ruler at the State House in Abuja, the President spoke about his relationship with the immediate past Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa I, who is also the father of the visiting traditional ruler. He described ...

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Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba In One Year

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three major languages in the country by December 2018. This is part of a new language police aimed at fostering unity, better communication with the populace and information gathering, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement. “The study of foreign and local languages ...

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Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. He also approved ...

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DSS-EFCC Standoff: Nobody Is Above The Law, Says Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to the face-off between operatives of the EFCC and those of the State Security Services (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Magu in his reaction on Wednesday, in Abuja, says there is no going back on the plan to have the former heads of the security agencies arrested. “We are ...

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Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Audit Recovered Loot

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 22, inaugurated an audit committee. The committee is expected to audit assets and loots recovered by government agencies and to submit their report in four weeks from now. Members of the committee are Mr Olufemi Lijadu, Mrs Gloria Chinyere Bibigha, and Mr Mohammed Nami. The committee is to audit all recovered accounts up to ...

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Jubilation In Zimbabwe As President Mugabe Resigns Officially

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets. ...

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Fayose signs anti-cultism bill into law, prescribes death penalty for offender

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has signed into law, the bill prohibiting secret cults, terrorism and prescribing death sentence on anyone caught in the act. While appending his signature to the bill at the Government House in Ado-Ekiti,  on Monday, Fayose said the signing was a confirmation of the unwavering commitment of the state government to combating terrorism in ...

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Nigeria floats US$3bn dual-tranche bond

…Announces pricing of US$1.5bn 10-year; US$1.5 billion 30-year notes under its Global Medium Term Note programme The Federal Government on Monday announced that it has priced its offering of US$3 billion aggregate principal amount of dual series notes under its US$4.5 billion Global Medium Term Note programme (increased from US$1.5 billion). The Notes comprise a US$1.5 billion 10-year series and ...

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