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2017 Budget ‘ll not be padded, Buhari vows


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday promised to ensure that the 2017 Budget is not padded like was done with the 2016 Budget. He said he would never allow “rogue projects and figures” to be injected into the financial document again under his watch. The Special Adviser to the President on ...

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Jungle justice bill should also catch Buhari


In October, it was reported that a bill to protect people against jungle justice had scaled second reading in the Senate and might soon become a law. Considering that there are already laws against wanton killings in place, such a bill is superfluous. Nigerians practise jungle justice, not for a ...

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Nigeria’s history incomplete without Atiku – APC


The All Progressives Congress says Nigeria’s history will be incomplete without reference to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s contributions to the social, political and economic development of the country. The APC Assistant Director of Publicity, Mr. Edegbe Odemwinge, stated this on Thursday in Abuja in the party’s felicitation statement to ...

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Protesters storm legislative chamber, demand military coup


Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil’s legislative chamber on Wednesday to demand a military coup. The approximately 40 people swept past security guards and broke a glass door to get in the lower house of Congress chamber, interrupting the start of the session. Taking over the podium they chanted ...

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(UPDATED): Senate rejects Buhari’s 46 ambassadorial nominees


The Senate has rejected the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative approval. The lawmakers said the list will be sent back to President Muhammadu Buhari “for resubmission and re-jigging.” Some notable nominees are retired Justices of the Supreme Court, Justice George Oguntade; former ...

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Hillary Clinton Blames FBI For Election Loss


Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has reportedly blamed the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) for her election loss. Clinton’s decision to use a private server while she served as secretary of state led to concerns that she might have shared classified information. Her emails became the subject of an investigation ...

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SEE PHOTOS: Godwin Obaseki sworn-in as Edo Governor


Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been sworn-in as the Governor of Edo State. He succeeds his political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki was sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, after taking the oath of office at about 12:20pm. The Deputy Governor, ...

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Trump will withdraw support in fighting Boko Haram – Soyinka


Nobel Prize winner, Professor Wole Soyinka has said that the victory of Donald Trump in the United State’s November 8 presidential election could lead to the withdrawal of support in Nigeria’s fight against the Boko Haram insurgents. Soyinka told Newsweek that Trump’s “bunker mentality” could see the American government take ...

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