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SERAP Urges Buhari To Probe Corruption In Amnesty Programme


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to commence immediate investigation into the alleged corruption rocking the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme. Reports say beneficiaries of the programme have not been paid their allowances. In a statement signed by its executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, SERAP ...

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PHOTO: Beggars In Kaduna Protest Over Ban By Government

Beggars in Kaduna state staged a peaceful protest over the recent ban placed by the state government on beggars and street hawkers. Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday July 7th placed a ban on street hawkers and beggars after the bomb blast that killed 44 people in Sabogari, Kaduna state. SOURCE

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NURSE: How I overcame breast cancer in church


LAST Sunday’s stunning healing testimony of 43- year old Ifeyinwa Okafor who claimed to have been miraculously delivered from the scourge of breast cancer has re-enacted the debate over whether faith healing which is based on beliefs should be integrated into science-based medicine. Despite loud allegations of some clerics financially ...

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Buhari sacks Tafida, Bianca, Maduekwe, Farounbi, others


The call of duty is over for top ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were appointed ambassadors by former President Goodluck Jonathan. They were recalled home last night by President Muhammadu Buhari after three years of service abroad. Prominent among them are a former Foreign Affairs Minister ...

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Thailand’s repatriation of illegal immigrants just a legal issue


BEIJING – Thailand’s repatriation of over 100 illegal immigrants back to China is nothing but a legitimate and necessary law-enforcement cooperation mission in agreement between the two countries, and should not be interpreted as an ethnic or religious issue. Some foreign governments have made unwarranted accusations on the matter, which ...

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ISIS releases first video with Boko Haram


There are strong indications that the Islamic sect Boko Haram has forged a strong operational alliance with the ruthless Islamic State as the two bodies have released a joint video for the first time on Saturday. This is the first video recording since Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic ...

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LASTMA official slumps on traffic duty


An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday slumped while controlling traffic in the Idi Araba area of Lagos. The official, whose identity could not be ascertained as of the time our reporter left the scene, was among those controlling a heavy traffic along Ishaga Road allegedly ...

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CHIEF IMAM: Same-sex marriage is anti-Allah, anti-human


Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, the Chief Imam of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Jumat Mosque, has condemned the embrace of same sex marriage by some countries, describing the practice as anti-human. Khalid, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said those agitating for same-sex marriage and ...

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OBASANJO: Iyabo said I was going to die in office


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that his eldest daughter, Iyabo, told him he was going to die in office. The former President also said his daughter said if that should happen, she would not weep for him. The former President said he, nevertheless, replied his daughter that such would ...

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Pilgrimage: Debtor states, LGs, others to spend N70bn


State governments, including those that owe workers’ salaries, organisations and individuals will spend nothing less than N70bn on the 2015 pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem. The Federal Government, states and local governments, spend huge amount of public funds on sponsoring Muslim and Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca annually. The ...

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Skeleton ‘Driving’ Jeep In US City Of Kentucky


A Jeep seen driving around the Louisville area is turning heads for an unusual reason — it looks like a skeleton is driving. Mr. Bonz, a prop skeleton belonging to mechanic Andrew Johnson, has become a regular sight “driving” Johnson’s Jeep around Louisville and the surrounding area. UPI reports: Johnson ...

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12 killed in Eni pipeline explosion


Italian oil major Eni said on Friday an explosion at a repair site on one of its Nigerian oil pipelines killed 12 people and injured three on Thursday afternoon. “The causes of the incident are still under investigation by both Eni and the local authorities,” Reuters quoted the oil firm ...

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Retired Military Officer Accuses NDA Of Murdering His Son


A Retired Wing Commander from Kaduna State, Danladi Kwasu, has accused the authorities of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) of murdering his son, who was until his death an officer cadet in the Academy. The retired Air Force Officer, accused the NDA officials of pushing his 19 year old son, ...

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