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N/East needs international focus – Saraki backs Buhari

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerian’s not to berate President Muhammadu Buhari for his call for focus on the North East saying that the region was in dire need of attention. Speaking in an interview with newsmen at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union(IPU) Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saraki said that the level of devastation ...

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South African musician jailed 15 years for raping relative

   South African musician, Sipho Ndlovu, known by his stage name Brickz, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping a 17-year-old relative in 2013. The victim who is now 21 said she wanted to end her life as a result of the trauma and became afraid of the musician. Timeslive reports that in a ruling by Magistrate ...

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Ikpeazu slams soldiers for harassing Abia residents

  Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has frowned at what he called “illegal and extremely provocative” actions of the Army against residents of Aba and other parts of the state. Ikpeazu expressed dismay about “the unwholesome activities” of some soldiers, who he accused of subjecting the civil populace to corporal punishment and alleged extortion. The governor noted that the actions ...

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PDP is finished if we pick wrong chairman – Jonathan

      A former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party no to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee  members at the December convention. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday. He cautioned ...

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President Buhari frowns at states’ inability to pay workers

     President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the growing agitation in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President spoke when he received a group of governors led by Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman Abdul’Aziz Yari at the State House in Abuja. The chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Abdul’aziz Yari who led ...

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Buhari Pledges Support For Niger Delta, Signs Petroleum University Bill

    President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. The President gave the assurance at a brief ceremony in the State House to sign the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law. President Buhari, however, appealed to all communities in the region to strive for peace through ...

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Monkey pox vaccine hoax in S/East: We started running without knowing why —Parents, pupils, teachers

THE incident that occurred on Wednesday, October 11, will remain a lasting memory in the minds of many school children, their parents and teachers in the South-East geopolitical zone for a long time. Parents and guardians had dropped their children in their various schools in their usual routine and left for their places of work for the day and had ...

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Kanu’s co-defendants seek separate trial as Fani-Kayode asks Army to produce Kanu

The Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Priest, Emmanu El-Shalom Oka BenMadu, and an accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, to appear before it on November 20 to explain the whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The court maintained the trio, who stood surety for the IPOB leader, ...

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Kachikwu vs Baru: Senate postpones probe, to begin next week

THE planned probe of Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, over alleged award of $25 billion contract without due process, insubordination and abuse of office as contained in the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu’s leaked letter to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Senate has been postponed.   Kachikwu and Baru Speaking, ...

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