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Lai Mohammed offers to train PDP’s Metuh as opposition spokesperson

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied having any hand in the crumbling of the…

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Why I visited APC – Ogbulafor

A former National Chairman of the PDP, Vincent Ogbulafor, who Friday sneaked into the national…

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We’ll not insult Buhari – PDP

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has said that…

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FACT-CHECK: Xenophobia: Immigrants to South Africa not stealing jobs as claimed

By Kate Wilkinson With every outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa, the refrain is the same. “The kwerekwere are stealing our jobs,” people say. Shops are torched. Streets are barricaded. Tyres are set alight. Rocks become weapons. People are hacked, stabbed, shot and burned to death. Jubilant mobs hound…

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Slain Akwa Ibom politician’s son finally gets bail

The Akwa Ibom High Court in Abak on Wednesday granted bail to Odudu Ukpanah, the son of a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Albert Ukpanah, murdered last year at his home. The court, presided by Justice Ezekiel Enang, granted the young Ukpanah his application on health…

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15 Nigerians, Ghanians killed in Mediterranean by Ivoriens, Malians, Senegalese

Italian police in the Sicilian capital Palermo said they have arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing 12 Christians from a migrant boat into the Mediterranean on Thursday. The police said on Friday in Palermo (Italy) that 41 more deaths were reported in a separate incident. Police said they had…

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Gunmen kill NBA chairman in Delta

Unknown gunmen on Thursday night killed Austin Icheghe the Ughelli branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Delta State. His niece, Egunor Uviesa, said the NBA chairman was shot in front of his house at No 14 Ekredjebor Street, Ughelli, while alighting from his vehicle at 9 p.m.…

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South Africa seeks support to defeat xenophobic attacks

South Africa on Friday in Pretoria sought diplomatic support from countries across the continent to tackle the ongoing anti-immigrant violence in the country. This was as a result of series of complaints by foreign nationals that the South African police are failing to protect them. They said the crisis was…

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Ex-PDP chairman, Ogbulafor, in secret meeting with APC leader, Oyegun

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vincent Ogbulafor, is currently meeting behind closed-doors with the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun. Mr. Ogbulafor sneaked into the APC head office in Abuja on Friday. The meeting was ongoing at the time of this report. Mr.…

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I predicted South Africa’s xenophobic attacks – TB Joshua

Ikechukwu Njoku A video has surfaced showing Nigerian pastor, T.B. Joshua, warning South Africans of a “youth revolt” in their nation which would result in deaths of “certain people”. The clip, uploaded to Joshua’s popular YouTube channel Emmanuel TV, says the controversial cleric prophesied about the deadly xenophobic attacks spreading…

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Gov. Lamido regrets leaving N11bn debt for incoming govt.

Governor. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Thursday said he would leave N11 billion liability to the incoming government on May 29. Mr. Lamido said this while assenting to the state's 2015 Appropriation Bill in Dutse. He said the liability was part of the N17 billion used to construct an…

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Group condemns attacks on journalists covering Osun protest

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure police launch a thorough and efficient investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice. About a dozen journalists were at the government secretariat in the southern state…

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Jonathan rejects foreign troops in fight against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in Northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. Speaking at an audience with the Special Representatives of the…

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Strange disease ravages Ondo community; 28 dead

The Ondo State Government is working hard to control a strange disease which suddenly broke out in the Ode-Irele community of Ondo state, leading to the death of no fewer than 28 people in the past three days. Residents say the disease broke out three days ago and spread rapidly…

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Nigeria will evacuate nationals if South Africa attacks worsen – Minister

Despite the horrific xenophobic attack ongoing in South Africa, the Nigerian Government has said it will move to evacuate its citizens only if the situation gets worse. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, on Thursday said so far Nigerians have not been attacked. “With the discussions I have been…

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Jonathan​, ​Security Chiefs meet over transition, Boko Haram​

In the​ir​ first meeting after the general elections, the Security Council and the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan ​have ​discussed the handing over power to the President elect, Muhammadu Buhari. The council and Mr. Jonathan also discussed the ongoing onslaught on terrorists in the North Eastern region. The Service Chiefs, including…

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​Nigerian Governors’ Forum ​welcomes members after polls

The Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF, a​n association of the 36 democratically-elected State Governors in Nigeria, has congratulated and welcomed all new and returning governors. The NGF in a statement by its Director General, Ashishana Okauru, on Thursday said it is especially elated that winners have emerged in almost all the…

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How political opponents used Juju to force me out of Government House — Gov. Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday explained why he had to relocate from the Government House to his private residence in Ibadan, the state capital. He said he had to flee his official residence after opponents directed evil traditional sacrifices (known as ebo in Yoruba) at him. Mr.…

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​Elections: ​​Group​ hails conduct of N​igeria Police​ personnel​

A Civil Society group, CLEEN Foundation, on Thursday commended the Nigerian Police and other security agents for their conduct during the governorship and state assembly election ​s​ which held on Saturday. At a media briefing to present its preliminary report in Abuja, the Foundation’s Executive Director, Kemi Okenyodo, said the…

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Nigerian youth protest South Africa’s Xenophobia

Nigerian youth, under the aegis of ‎Concerned Nigerians against Xenophobia, on Thursday threatened to ‎picket South African companies in Nigeria if the ‎xenophobic attacks in South Africa‎ is not stopped. At a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy in Lagos on Thursday, ‎the leader of the youth, Segun Tomori,…

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How prison accountant, Esu-Nte, laundered prisons Funds – Witness

The trial of Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prisons Service and two others: Olukolade Olabamiji, a businessman and Mohammed Abdulkadir, a banker commenced on Thursday, March 16, with the first prosecution witness, Sini Omar, telling the court how the prison accountant conspired with the other accused persons…

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Jonathan urges Nigerians, world leaders to support Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged world leaders and international institutions to give their fullest possible support to the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari. President Jonathan also called on all Nigerians to do their utmost best to help the incoming President succeed in leading the country to greater heights…

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Why I conceded defeat to Buhari – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has defended his decision to concede defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 election, saying he was concerned about allowing his personal ambition scuttle a democratic system he helped nurtured, with the likely consequence of a “collective tragedy”. Mr. Jonathan said Thursday that he needed to…

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Xenophobia: Rep calls for evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, has called for immediate evacuation of Nigerians within 24 hours from South Africa if the ongoing attacks on foreigners continue unabated. Ms. Ukeje (PDP-Abia), in an interview with newsmen on Thursday, said the call became necessary due…

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Counsel informs court of DStv’s disobedience of order restraining price hike

Counsel in the class action suit brought against DStv on Thursday informed the court that the satellite television service provider has gone ahead to give effect to its price increase contrary to the order given by the court. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had…