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Forgive me for your prison experience, Lamido begs sons

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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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PHOTONEWS: President Buhari Arrives USA In Style

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rivers residents decry epileptic power supply, bad road

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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

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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

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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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Dasuki’s bank accounts may be frozen this week

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There are strong indications in Abuja that the Department of State Services will soon apply for a court order to freeze the bank accounts of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). The PUNCH learnt on Sunday that Dasuki’s bank accounts would be frozen because of the investigation ...

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US to trace Nigeria’s stolen funds

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The United States will offer to help Nigeria’s new leader track down billions of dollars in stolen assets and increase US military assistance to fight Islamic militants, US officials said, as Washington seeks to “reset” ties with Africa’s biggest economy. The visit to Washington by President Muhammadu Buhari is viewed ...

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Celebration As New Ikere-Ekiti Monarch Enters Palace

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The ancient town of Ikere-Ekiti was in festive mood yesterday as its new monarch, Oba Samuel Adejimi Adu formally assumed the throne of his forefathers with a pledge to work for the unity and progress of the town. The new monarch was on July 6, presented with the staff of ...

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SACKED 126 soldiers drag Army to court

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126 out of 255 soldiers who were sacked by the Nigerian Army on January 13 and 14, 2015, for alleged disobedience to standing order and failure to perform military duties, have gone before the National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja to seek redress. The plaintiffs who were part of ...

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: LEAVE NIGERIA ALONE, CAN, JNI TELL US

Gay rights activists "Jose" (L) and "manuel" (2ndL) and "Ana" (2ndR) and "Maria" (R) stage a wedding ceremony in front of the Portuguese parliament in downtown Lisbon on October 10, 2008. Left-wing parties Bloco de Esquerda and Os Verdes failled today to pass a bill proposing to legalize gay marriage.     AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)   Original Filename: Par2206745.jpg

As President Muhammadu Buhari meets his United States counterpart, Barack Obama on Monday in Washington DC, Nigeria’s major religious bodies: the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, have asked the US government to leave the country alone on the same-sex marriage saga. They told President Obama ...

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Tinubu’s planes collide in Lagos airport

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Tragedy was averted yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 in Lagos following a ground collision of two aircraft belonging to FirstNation Airways, believed to be owned by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Nigerian Pilot reported A similar incident had occurred at the airport on July 6, following the collision ...

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EXPOSED: The $3 billion That Lands Dasuki In Trouble With Buhari

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Mohammed Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Contrary to insinuations that President Mu­hammadu Bu­hari ordered the arrest of former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Da­suki because he was the Army officer who led soldiers to arrest him (Bu­hari) on the day he was overthrown as military Head of State in August 1985, facts emerging from the security ...

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IPOB Stops Pastor W.F. Kumuyi’s Aba Crusade

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The Indigenous People Of Biafra has issued a warning stopping the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi from attending the a scheduled crusade in Aba, the Abia state capital. This is coming barely a week after the group had its radio station blocked by the ...

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Radio Biafra launches ‘Biafra 24 Radio’, plans 50 other stations

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Just when federal security operatives claim they have arrested suspected masterminds of Radio Biafra with its signals reportedly jammed, the organization announced on Friday that it has launched another station,with 50 others being planned. Radio Biafra, which is still broadcasting on the World Wide Web, is a transmitting platform calling ...

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Saudi breaks up IS network, arrests 431 members’

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Saudi authorities announced Saturday that they have broken up an organisation linked to the Islamic State group and have so far arrested 431 of its members, mostly Saudis. Authorities have “managed over the past few weeks to destroy an organisation made of a cluster of cells, which is linked to ...

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Service chiefs plan massive changes

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There are strong indications that the newly appointed service chiefs will embark on a far reaching reorganisation within the three services of the Armed Forces. Security personnel, who confided in one of our correspondents on Friday, said that the changes might come not later than the next one week. The ...

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