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Comedian Mistaken For Badoo Boy

Lagos-based comedian, Chinedu Paul (Think Twice) has been identified as one of the three persons mistaken for members of the Badoo cult and lynched on Saturday by angry residents in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State. This is as residents continued to buy weapons, especially cutlasses, in a desperate move to stop the Badoo members who are known for ritual killings, and ...

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Buhari Mourns Maitama Sule

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a personal letter of condolence to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in which he expressed profound shock over the death of elder statesman, Alhaji (Dr) Yusuf Maitama Sule. The letter, according to Buhar’s spokesman Femi Adesina was personally signed by the President, described the death of Alhaji Sule as a “heavy loss” ...

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Senate Demands Apology From Osinbajo

The Senate has demanded an apology from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and asked him to as a matter of urgency withdraw his statement that the National Assembly lacks the powers to confirm nominations from the President. The Senate has also vowed to suspend all issues relating to confirmation from the Executive until such matters of confirmation as contained in the ...

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Police Deny Pressure Over Evans

 Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, said they were not under pressure in the handling of the case of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans. Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said this while featuring on a talk show on African Independent Television, AIT. Moshood was reacting to concerns raised by Nigerians, especially on social media, about the seeming slow pace with which ...

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Kogi Electorate Reject Governor

The electorate in Kogi, have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the return and swearing-in of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi as null and void. The suit, number FHC/ABJ/C3/535/ /2017, was filed on June 16 before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court 3, Abuja, according to documents made available to newsmen on ...

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Dogara Raises Alarm Over Military Movements

 Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara has raised the alarm over the deployment of military personnel in over 28 states in the country. The Speaker expressed shock over the growing trend of soldiers taking over civil and security duties constitutionally reserved for the Nigeria Police. Dogara said the development was an indication that Nigeria was already in ...

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INEC Commences Melaye’s Recall

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, Kogi State in the Senate. INEC Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, issued the timetable on behalf of the electoral body, which will on August 19 conduct a verification of signatures of petitioners demanding the recall, ...

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Kano Speaker Explains Resignation

Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum has explained why he resigned from his plum post, amidst allegations of collecting money to scuttle investigations on a traditional ruler. Rurum resigned in a letter read at plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, who presided over the sitting. The former Speaker was alleged to have collected N100 million ...

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700 Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Borno — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, said 700 Boko Haram insurgents around the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno surrendered to Nigeria’s troop. Buratai disclosed this during a Photo/Arts Exhibition which was part of activities to mark the week-long Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL). The army chief said “a short while ago, I received the good ...

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Osinbajo In Addis Ababa For AU Summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Monday left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to participate in the 29th ordinary session of the African Union (AU). A statement by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo would join other African heads of governments and global leaders to discuss institutional reforms, peace and security matters as well as the reform of United ...

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