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ECOWAS to issue new biometric cards for inter-border movement


THE cross-border initiative programme of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) may begin to bear fruit next year as the community has planned to issue biometric cards in January 2016. The cards will grant easier access to citizens of ECOWAS member-states across the region. ECOWAS Vice President, Toga ...

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Four-storey building collapses in Lagos


SEVEN labourers yesterday cheated death as a four-storey building on 38 Commercial Avenue in Yaba area of Lagos State, caved in, leaving scores injured. Although it could not be ascertained if ‎anyone is still buried in the rubbles at the time of filing this report, labourers working on the building ...

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Ekweremadu: Boko Haram attacks worse under Buhari


The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday said the Boko Haram insurgency had worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari. Ekweremadu said the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration had almost rolled back Boko Haram and its activities in the North-East. The deputy senate president also expressed the fear the insurgents could ...

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LEADER BY EXAMPLE: Buhari rejects N400m armoured cars


President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down an offer by the Federal Government to procure five new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use. The cars which total cost is put at about N400m were planned to be purchased by the State House. A Presidency source told journalists on ...

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Deji of Akure crowned, calls for support


The new Deji of Akure, Oba Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade-Aladetoyinbo, on Wednesday was crowned as the 48th monarch of the ancient city after passing through traditional rites for almost a month. Oba Aladetoyinbo, who was elected by the kingmakers, was presented the staff of office by the state government last month ...

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Former U.S President Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage


Faith is important to former President Jimmy Carter, and he writes about it extensively in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. But his religious beliefs don’t keep him from supporting every American’s right to marry the person they love. HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill asked Carter on ...

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SHOCKING: Man Dies During Deliverance Session In Edo


Tragedy struck yesterday on Okwanga Street around Uselu Quarters in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State following the death of a 45-year-old man, Osayande Ekhator, ‎during a deliverance session in a church in the area. The deceased who was suffering from an undisclosed illness was said to have been ...

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Fatal accident claims over 20 lives in Kogi


TRAGEDY struck on Monday morning when a fatal accident claimed more than 20 persons lives. Twenty-two cows were also killed in the accident along Abuja-Lokoja-Okene. An eyewitness who spoke to The Guardian said the accident was caused by a road- block mounted by armed robbers along the Irepeni axis of ...

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ECA: FAAC faults Okonjo-Iweala, denies approving $2bn withdrawal


The Federation Account Allocation Committee on Tuesday faulted comments credited to a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that it approved the withdrawal of $2bn from the Excess Crude Account. The committee, in a statement issued on its behalf by Forum of Finance Commissioners in Abuja, stated that the ...

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EFCC arrests Sule Lamido, two sons


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, for alleged money laundering-related offences. Investigations revealed that operatives of the anti-graft agency picked up the former governor and his two sons, Mustapha and Aminu in Abuja. It was gathered that the anti-graft ...

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Kenya evacuates Mandera village after attack

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More than 100 people have been evacuated from a village in Mandera where 14 people were killed by Al Shabaab militants on Tuesday morning. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery says 136 people were safely evacuated in three aircrafts because they were facing imminent danger after the deadly attack. Nkaissery has ...

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