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Buhari Advises Clerics Against Partisan Politics

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised religious leaders in the country to eschew partisan politics ahead of the 2019 general elections. Buhari said at the Interfaith Initiative For Peace Conference tagged, ‘Religious harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 general election’ in Abuja that those engaging in partisan politics or political controversies among the clerics risked losing their public respect. The President …

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Kanu’s Family Blast Governor Ikpeazu Over Comments

Indigenous Peoples of Biafra president, Nnamdi Kanu’s family has blasted Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu’s comment over whereabouts of the leader’s father, Eze Isreal Kanu, who is a traditional ruler in Isiama-Afaraukwu Umuahia community. Kanu’s family spokesman cautioned the governor to avoid playing politics with their father’s whereabouts. The spokesman, Emmanuel Kanu urged Ikpeazu to ‘look for better ways …

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Yautare Pick-up Vehicle Accident Claims 18 Lives

No fewer than 18 persons were killed while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road crash involving a Hilux pickup vehicle in Yautare, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi Command, Paul Gua, who confirmed the accident to journalists on Saturday, said the vehicle had been conveying traders …

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Umuaduru Residents Raise Alarm Over Fuel Leak

Few days after the pipeline explosion that claimed many lives in two communities in Abia State, residents of one of the communities have raised the alarm over another leaking pipeline in the area. The leakage was detected in Umuaduru village in Osisoma Local Government Area, with premium motor spirit (petrol) said to be currently gushing out. Public Relations Officer of …

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Atiku In Talks With CUPP

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is set for talks with the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). This will be based on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by CUPP to engage its members during the 2019 electioneering campaign of Atiku. Atiku who recently defeated 11 other aspirants to the PDP ticket in Port …

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Court Summons Kalu Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabouts

Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has been summoned by the Federal High Court in Abuja to give evidence on what he knows about the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to the summons obtained by SaharaReporters, Justice B.M. Nyako summoned Kalu, following a statement he made on September 18, 2018, …

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Aircraft Catches Fire In Lagos

A turboprop aircraft belonging to Overland Airways was on Friday severely damaged by fire while parked at the airline’s hanger at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. It was gathered that the ATR aircraft, with registration number: 5N-BPE was being powered by the Ground Power Unit (GPU) when the incident occurred. However, there were no …

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Boko Haram Latest Invasion Of Nigerian Military Base: 18 Soldiers Killed, Scores Missing

Multiple military sources have separately confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that a Boko Haram gunfire which erupted at a base of Nigerian soldiers in Borno State on Monday was far greater in severity than the military publicly admitted. At least eighteen soldiers were confirmed killed, eight battling to survive at the hospital after being critically wounded and about 157 feared missing …

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Leave Wike Out Of Your Problems, PDP To Rivers APC

PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers state has admonished the All Progressives Congress, APC, to leave Governor Nyesom Wike out of the growing disintegration APC faces in the state. Rivers PDP Publicity Secretary, Darlington Orji, gave the admonition in response to a statement by the Ojukaye Flag Amachree led Rivers APC faction, accusing Wike of stoking the lingering crisis rocking …

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10,000 Nigerians Voluntarily Returned From Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Friday, said no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians, has voluntarily returned from Libya between April 2017 and October 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Yakubu Suleiman, made this disclosure while receiving a new batch of 161 returnees, who arrived Lagos on Friday. Suleiman …

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