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Suspect partook in Ondo bank robbery ─ Police


The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded one Mr. Etopa Sadiq, suspected to have taken part in last Thursday’s bank robbery in Owo, Ondo State. PUNCH Metro had on March 26 reported that the robbers attacked four commercial banks, killing some persons. The robbers were also said to have carted ...

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Fire guts Lagos airport, Balogun Market


Passengers and airport users were thrown into panic on Wednesday as fire engulfed one of the offices at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. It was learnt that the fire occurred at the E-Arrival Wing of the terminal, disrupting flight activities and triggering panic among passengers as they fled the ...

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Police shut Ekiti Assembly as APC lawmakers resume


There was tension in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday as the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers stormed the Ekiti State House of Assembly to resume legislative duties. Their return caught workers and the seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose unawares and created tension as officials of the ...

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Patience Jonathan seeks support for Buhari’s wife


Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday congratulated Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the President-elect on her husband’s victory during the Saturday’s presidential election. In a three-paragraph statement by her media aide, Ayo Adewuyi, Mrs. Jonathan appealed to Nigerian women to support Hajia Buhari in order to succeed in ...

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ASARI DOKUBO: We may return to militancy


A former Niger-Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, says with the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, he and other militants may be forced to return to the creeks.Asari-Dokubo, who hails from the same state as Jonathan, said the voting pattern showed that the South-West and the North ganged up against the South-South ...

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B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G!!! Obasanjo’s Open Letter To Buhari


Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has written his first letter to the President-elect, asking him to be above board, and ensure that he carries out his promises to the people of Nigeria. Obasanjo says General Buhari’s success and victory after three previous attempts must be great object lessons for ...

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24 ‘hoodlums’ arrested


Twenty four suspected hoodlums were arrested by the security operatives in Oyo State during the presidential and National Assembly elections.The Commissioner of Police, Muhammadu Katsina, said this while parading them yesterday at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan. The suspects, according to the police boss, included members of a cult group, One Million ...

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APC wins 64 seats in Senate…


The result of the National Assembly election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday has pushed the opposition All Progressives Congress to the majority status in the 109 membership Senate. Before the election, the Peoples Democratic Party enjoyed the majority status in the red chamber with 64 members ...

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Buhari’s victory has rescued Nigeria —Aregbesola


OSOGBO—The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday, described the victory of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), as the best thing to happen to a country that has endured 16 years of misrule at the centre. He said Nigeria ...

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Lamido, Aliyu, Shema, Mimiko, Fayose shun meeting with Jonathan


Governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) and Ayo Fayose (Ekiti) are absent at a meeting currently going on between President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP governors. At about 4.45pm, the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Akwa ...

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Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday said he was extending a hand of conciliation to President Goodluck Jonathan after a rancorous presidential election, with an assurance that Mr. Jonathan has “nothing to fear” after losing power. Mr. Buhari spoke after receiving the Certificate of Return as the president-elect, from the ...

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Ban Ki-Moon congratulates Buhari


The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Ban in a statement issued on Tuesday night in New York, said he had spoken to Messrs Jonathan and Buhari on the outcome of the polls as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr. Buhari was announced ...

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My attacks on Buhari, APC, not personal – Fani-Kayode


The spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign team, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday stated that all his attacks against the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, during the electioneering, were what his job required of him and not personal. He also commended the APC campaign directorate for ...

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I’ll battle corruption, Buhari vows


The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, vowed on Wednesday that his administration would not tolerate corruption. He spoke after receiving the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. Mr. Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared winner of the March 28 presidential election, defeating the incumbent ...

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Obama congratulates Buhari, commends Jonathan, INEC


The US President, Barrack Obama, has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President-elect, who emerged victorious in the just concluded presidential election. In a statement issued by the White House, Wednesday, Mr. Obama also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a peaceful ...

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BREAKING: Buhari receives Certificate of Return from INEC


Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, has been issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, handed the certificate to Mr. Buhari, and the vice president-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday. Mr. Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election held Saturday. ...

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