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Fayose attacks Obasanjo for criticising Jonathan


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop attacking the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. He appealed to Obasanjo to allow Jonathan retire into private life “devoid of mudslinging from an elder statesman like Obasanjo.” Fayose said he was miffed that Obasanjo could choose ...

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NGF: APC to reject Fayose as deputy chair


Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress are perfecting strategies to oppose the nomination of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as the Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. It was learnt that members of the NGF who are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, ahead of the National ...

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UN endorses Iran nuclear agreement


The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that will clear a path for international sanctions crippling Iran’s economy to be lifted. Representatives of all 15 countries on the Security Council voted on Monday by raising their hands. “The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously,” Murray McCully, foreign minister ...

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BUHARI: Why I won’t form cabinet until September


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would neither be prudent nor serve the interests of sound government for him to have formed his cabinet immediately he was inaugurated on May 29. He said it was necessary for the country to first put new rules of conduct and good governance ...

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EX-SULTAN: DSS invasion of my house unlawful


The father of the embattled former National Security Adviser, former Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, has expressed shock at the invasion of his Sokoto home by operatives of the Department of State Services, saying the invasion was unlawful. The senior Dasuki, who was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto until he was deposed ...

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States owing salaries overlook N450bn internal food market


Eighteen states of the federation which are owing their workers a total of N660 billion in salaries for between two and nine months are not taking full advantage of opportunities inherent in their monthly food markets, collectively worth about N450billion. If these state governments put on their thinking caps and ...

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Forgive me for your prison experience, Lamido begs sons


Former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has asked his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, to forgive him over their prison experience, as he claimed total responsibility for their ordeal in the hands of the law. In an interview with international radio station, VOA Hausa service, monitored by Vanguard shortly ...

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Why I’m Married to 57 Women


Chief Simon Odo alias Onuwa, a herbalist, is based in Aji village, Enugu-Ezike, Igboeze North Local Government Area, Enugu State. In this exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Onuwa, who boasts of 150 grand children, says he will not count the number of his children until he stops procreating. ...

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PHOTONEWS: President Buhari Arrives USA In Style


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Joint Base Andrews International Airport, Washington DC, ahead of Monday’s meeting with US President, Barack Obama. See the President’s arrival in pictures ; from the airport reception in his honour, to his official residence, the Blair House. SOURCE  

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Osun residents storm Winners Chapel for Oyedepo’s foodstuffs


Hundreds of public servants, retirees and other categories of residents of Osun State trooped to the Winners Chapel, Osogbo, on Sunday to partake of the foodstuffs sent to the state by the Presiding Bishop of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo. The Osun State Pastor of the church, Olumuyiwa Emmanuel, had ...

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Firm orders removal of illegal structures from FESTAC


The management of Messrs New Festac Property Development Company Limited, the concessionaire of the FESTAC Phase II project, has warned people to desist from erecting illegal structures on the site. Anyone erecting illegal structures on the designated land should remove them and desist from further encroachment. Such illegal structures will ...

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Residents groan as potholes take over Lagos roads


The rainy season is generally regarded as a time of blessing, but many residents of Lagos dread this period because of the hardships they suffer daily as a result of the deplorable state of the roads, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI writes As a coastal city, Lagos is said to be practically under ...

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Popular police and EFCC informant, Alhaji Gay, murdered


Alhaji Gay is the number one trending topic in Nigeria right now. His real name is Razak Adetunji Alaso and before today, I’d never heard of him but apparently, he’s popular within ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ circle in Lagos. They say he was very popular for tracking ‘Yahoo’ boys for the police ...

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Rivers residents decry epileptic power supply, bad road


RESIDENTS of Mini-Orlu and Elioparanwo in the Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of Rivers State have expressed dissatisfaction with the epileptic power supply in the area. They said they did not enjoy power regularly despite huge payment of electricity bills to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company. The residents also raised ...

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Ex-Niger Delta militants groan over unpaid allowances


FORMER Niger Delta militants undertaking studies abroad under the scholarship programme of the Federal Government Amnesty initiative have lamented their unpaid allowances. They, therefore, called for urgent attention of the government to ameliorate their plights. The ex-militants also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately appoint a Special Adviser and ...

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(UPDATED) Buhari meets Obama, lauds US for successful polls


President Muhammadu Buhari met US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday. The meeting marked an effort to shore up relations between the US and the nation with Africa’s largest economy and to seek additional assistance in the fight against terror group, Boko Haram. The Oval Office meeting ...

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Petrol subsidy hits N1.69bn daily


The Federal Government now incurs about N1.69bn daily to subsidise petrol consumption, OKECHUKWU NNODIM writes Nigeria currently spends N1.69bn daily as subsidy on petrol despite the decline in the country’s oil exports and the resultant squeeze on the nation’s revenues. While industry experts and highly placed politicians canvass the stoppage ...

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