Tag Archives: NIGERIA

Osinbajo declares: “hate speech is a specie of terrorism”

The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has described hate speech as a “specie of terrorism”, stating that the federal government has drawn a line on it. Osinbajo said this on Thursday at a security retreat with members of ...

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Troops ambush Boko Haram, kill 10, recover cows

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in a clearance operations in Marte Local Government Area of Borno. A statement issued in Maiduguri by Col. Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 Task Force ...

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Presidency blasts Jonathan; says he wiped the nation’s treasury

Reacting to comments credited to Reno Omokri, former president Goodluck Johnathan’s former media aide, who said there is no evidence that the current administration is fighting corruption, Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement issued on Monday, ...

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Shell paid $31bn to FG between 2002 and 2016

Igo Weli, general manager, external relations of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) stated that the remitted $29.8 billion to the federation account and $1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. He made the disclosure on ...

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Saraki explains why he sacked 98 aides

Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman to Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed the dismissal of some of the aides working in his office. It was reported that 98 aides were affected in shake-up which followed a staff audit earlier in the year. ...

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Brazil moves to top, Nigeria and Cameroon push up in new FIFA ranking


Brazil displaced Germany from the top of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings released on Thursday. The world champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup. Argentina is in third and Switzerland, with a 100 per ...

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40 cases of measles reported in Taraba ― Official

About 140 cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments in Taraba state, a health official in the state has said. According a statement, Innocent Vakkai, the Commissioner of Health, on Wednesday told journalists that majority of those ...

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Anti-Buhari Protest: Charly Boy collapses as police disperse protesters

Ace entertainer and activist, Charly Boy, on Tuesday, collapsed at the Unity Fountain after inhaling teargas fired at protesters by anti-riot policemen in Abuja. Apart from teargassing the protesters who are demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or ...

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OSINBAJO TO FOREIGN INVESTORS: If you want to invest in Africa, come to Nigeria now or regret later

NIGERIA – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has advised foreign investors to take advantage of the opportunities in the Nigerian economy  now or risk blaming themselves in 10 years time. Osinbajo made made this declaration when he spoke at the Presidential ...

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Buhari has done nothing wrong, he won’t resign – Garba Shehu

The spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has adviced protesters demanding the president’s resignation to do their research, as the president has done nothing out of place. The protesters marched to Aso Rock on Monday, asking the president, who has ...

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