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I thought I was 74 but was told I’m 75, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred up a fresh controversy over his real age when he said he thought he was 74 but was told he was 75. Buhari spoke when the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, led a delegation to pay him Christmas homage at the ...

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$1bn Boko Haram fund: Militants write Buhari, threaten attacks

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The coalition of Niger Delta militants on Thursday sent a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged double standards in the handling of security issues in the country. The militants, under the auspices of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, slammed the Federal Government for the controversial proposal to ...

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US Cardinal Law, disgraced over sex abuse scandal, dies aged 86

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The Harvard-educated church leader, who met US presidents and promoted social justice for immigrants and the poor, died in Rome, where he moved after his 2002 resignation as the abuse scandal unleashed a major crisis in the Catholic Church that continues to reverberate around the world today. Evidence that the ...

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Gani Adams takes restructuring campaign to Dubai

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Restructuring is the only solution that can stop the agitation for disintegration currently pervading Nigeria, the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress and the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Chief Gani Adams, has declared. According to him, Nigeria, as it is presently constituted, is not sustainable. A statement by his Chief ...

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Paris refund: Osun receives N6.3bn, workers reject half pay

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Labour leaders in Osun State have rejected the plan by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to pay workers modulated salaries for the month of November 2017. The labour leaders in a statement in Osogbo on Tuesday insisted that the governor must pay them full salaries following the receipt of N6.3bn by the ...

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Why we arrested Innoson Motors chief, Innocent Chukwuma – EFCC

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The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has confirmed that its officials arrested the owner of indigenous car manufacturing firm, Innoson Motors. PREMIUM TIMES broke the news of the arrest of Mr. Chukwuma on Tuesday morning. The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES, said Mr. Chukwuma had earlier jumped ...

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Policemen escort Burna Boy in SUV after arraignment

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A drama played out at the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, on Monday as the embattled hip hop artiste, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, was arraigned. The suspect was brought into the courtroom by the Investigating Police Officer, Sergeant Olagunju Olatunji, when the court was about to sit and was ...

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Take war on corruption with iron fist – Tsav advises Buhari

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Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take the war on corruption with all seriousness. He made the appeal in a message on the President’s 75th birthday Anniversary on Sunday, which he personally signed and made available to journalists in Makurdi. Tsav ...

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Fayose Celebrates President Buhari’s 75th Birthday

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People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Governor Fayose has shelved aside political differences to celebrate President Buhari on his birthday. Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday, and urged the president to quit the stage when the ovation is loudest. Fayose said ...

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Nigeria Customs Fires 61, Retires 16 Officers Over Certificate Forgery

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61 officials of the Nigeria Custom Service have been relieved of their duties following a range of offences committed. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed not more than 61 officers for offences ranging from certificate forgery, improper examination and fraudulent release of containers. The list of the affected officers ...

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China Urges UN to Take Serious Measures on North Korea

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China has apparently backed more sanctions on North Korea over its daring testing of ballistic missiles which is threatening world peace. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following its recent nuclear test. “Given the new developments ...

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15 US States Sue Donald Trump for Ending Immigration Program

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President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States illegally as children has seen 15 states take him to court. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections ...

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