POLITICAL

We must recognise the unique challenges of the Niger Delta – Osinbajo

Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says the Niger Delta region of the country is unique environment, one with special challenges that must be treated as such. Speaking in Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta state when he flagged off the peace ...

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GAMBIA: Dog attacks, kills Barrow’s son

The seven-year-old son of  Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow has been killed by a dog. Habib was attacked in the town of Manjai and died on his way to hospital, according to reports. The boy has been buried, without the father ...

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Ali Ndume reveals why he run into troubled waters

Speaking with reporters in Borno on Sunday, Former senate leader, Ali Ndume, says his love for truth might be the reason he “sometimes run into troubled waters”. “I am an extrovert personality, and I have always stood on the side ...

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West African leaders set Jan. 19 deadline to resolve Gambian crisis

According Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, African leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in Bamako, the Malian on Saturday set January 19 as a deadline to solve the Gambian political crisis. January 19 is the date when president-elect Adama Barrow has ...

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Peace Corps to recruit 2,000 youths from Lagos alone

The Peace Corps of Nigeria says it will recruit 2, 000 youths from Lagos State this year, Mr Mutairu Habib, the South-West Zonal Commandant of the corps said on Saturday in Lagos. “The corps is targeting to recruit 2,000 officers ...

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Kogi tertiary institutions to commence strike on Monday

Academic and non-academic staff in Kogi-owned tertiary institutions will commence a five-day warning strike from January 16, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) announced on Thursday in Lokoja. The workers under the aegis of JAC of the tertiary institutions, said discussion ...

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Nnamdi Kanu accuses Buhari of felony

Self acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of committing felony in 1983 when a legitimate government was overthrown, emphasizing that he a freedom fighter and not a coupist. Speaking before ...

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Nigeria severes diplomatic ties with Taiwan, shuts Abuja office

The Federal Government on Wednesday pledged support for “One China” and shut Taiwanese office in Abuja. This development means that Nigeria would no longer recognise Taiwan as a country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while answering ...

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Ndume says he was praying when he was removed, accepts Lawan as Senate leader

Former senate leader who was ousted on Tuesday, Ali Ndume, says he was praying when he was removed from his position, but has accepted Ahmed Lawan as the new majority leader of the upper legislative chamber. On Tuesday, Bukola Saraki, ...

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Jonathan gives his side of the story on Malabu bribery allegation

Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied receiving bribe from a $1.3 billion deal involving oil giants ENI and Shell. He also flatly denied sharing with any one $466 million kickback arising from the deal. Jonathan posted the denial Tuesday in ...

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