Monthly Archives: June 2017

Corruption is the cause of separatist agitations – EFCC Chair

The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has identified corruption as the root cause of separatist agitations and militancy in the country. Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Magu ...

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Demand to close down al-Jazeera ‘unacceptable’ – UN

The UN says the demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ...

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STATS: 680 Civilian JTF members died fighting Boko Haram in Borno

A total of 680 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) have died trying to repel Boko Haram terrorists attacks in Borno from 2012 to date, the group Legal Officer, Mr Junril Gunda, has said. Gunda said in an ...

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Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 INEC RECs

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Bolaji ...

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We are not offering more financial support for Nigeria – EU

Michel Arrion, the European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says EU cannot promise further financial assistance to Nigeria. Arrion made this known at a lecture which the IBB Golf Club organised in Abuja. The lecture had as its ...

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Obasanjo calls on ECOWAS leaders to agree on a common currency

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday called on the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to agree on a common currency to boost regional trade. Mr. Obasanjo made the call at the ongoing 24th Annual General ...

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Ronaldo shows off twin baby boys via surrogate

Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, was released from Portugal’s squad late Wednesday after their defeat on penalty kicks to Chile in the Confederations Cup semifinals in Russia. It is not clear whether Ronaldo travelled to the US Wednesday night. But there are ...

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Fayose is just heating up the polity, he should be disregarded – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has accused Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose of deliberately heating up the polity, appealing to Nigerians to disregard Fayose’s controversial statement. Fayose addressed a press conference on Wednesday, where he alleged that President Muhammadu ...

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Confederations Cup: Germany thrash Mexico 4-1, to meet Chile in final

World champions, Germany cruised into the final of the 2017 confederations cup by emphatically defeating Mexico 4-1 in the match played on Thursday at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Moscow. Germany will meet Chile in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday ...

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Two dead, 10 vehicles burnt in Kogi accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said on Thursday that two persons died and 10 vehicles got burnt in four crashes that occurred in different parts of Kogi State between June 23 and June 28. The state Sector Commander of ...

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