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Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Judge fails to show up to substantiate allegations against Aregbesola

Justice Olamide Folahanmi of Osun State Judiciary has demanded that she be given Governor Rauf Aregbesola's response to her petition to the Osun State House Assembly, as a condition for appearing before the investigative committee of the house. She was summoned to appear before the panel on Tuesday with evidences…

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Pensioners protest unpaid N13billion arrears in Ondo

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Ondo State on Tuesday marched on the streets of Akure to demand the immediate payment of their outstanding gratuities and pension arrears totalling N13billion.   They also asked Governor Olusegun Mimiko to pay the arears from the expected bailout from the Federal…

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Controversy in NDDC over tenure of executive directors accused of carting away sensitive files  

There was palpable tension at the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission [NDDC] on Monday following the action of two executive directors who insisted their tenures have not ended. Following the dissolution of the boards of Federal Government’s agencies and parastatals two weeks ago, all board members except those…

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Akpabio suffers setback in bid to retain Senate seat

The newly appointed Senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday suffered a setback in his bid to retain his seat after the Akwa Ibom State National Assembly election tribunal ruled in favour of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Inibehe Okori, on two…

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Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, dies in London

The Ooni of Ife, a foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland, South Western Nigerian, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead. Oba Sijuwade died in London, United Kingdom Tuesday evening, at the age 85, Ile-Ife sources confirmed. The late monarch was born on January 1, 1930. He reportedly fell critically sick last week…

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World Bank lends Niger $37m to fight malaria

The World Bank has extended a $37 million loan to Niger for financing a project on fighting malaria and neglected tropical diseases in the Sahel, an official source said on Tuesday. According to the same source, the project covers Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger and is funded by the International…

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Nigerian govt wades into universities admission controversy

The Federal Government on Tuesday pledged to look into the controversy over the cut-off marks for students sitting seeking for admission into universities. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, MacJohn ‎Nwaobiala‎, said this to State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry. He said…

Nigeria Army

Nigerian soldier arrested after shooting indiscriminately

The Nigerian Army said the sporadic shooting heard around Damaturu metroplolis on Tuesday was caused by one of its soldiers. The explanation came in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman. “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public and clarify that the sporadic firing…

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Obama warns world leaders to change their attitude towards Africa

Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama to Ethiopia on Wednesday urged world leaders to change their attitude towards Africa. In a historic speech at the African Union, Obama spoke strongly against corruption, bad leadership and economic exploitation of Africa by foreign powers, without naming any countries. He, however, sent a strong…

Femi Gbajabiamila and APC leaders on Saturday... Photo Credit: Mr. Gbajabiamila's Facebook page

APC welcomes Gbajabiamila’s choice as House leader; indifferent on Saraki, Ekweremadu

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has expressed “relative satisfaction” with the choice of Femi Gbajabiamila as the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.   He, however, expressed indifference to the vote of confidence passed on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu,…

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Buhari appoints new Niger Delta Amnesty chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed P.T. Boroh, a retired brigadier general, as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants. Mr. Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is to take over the responsibilities of the former Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta who also doubled…

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Nigeria spends $2.4bn on rice importation in 3 years – Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday said the Federal Government spent $2.41 billion on rice importation between January 2012 and May 2015. Mr. Emefiele made this known at a stakeholders' meeting with officials of Paddy Rice Producing states and Rice Value chain investors in Abuja.…

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What you need to know about Windows 10

Finally, the anticipated Windows 10 which Microsoft has advertised on Windows 7 and 8.1 for several months will be released July 29, 2015. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, assuming your computer runs Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. And as long as you upgrade to Windows 10 within…

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PDP to APC leaders : Shut up! Besides Buhari, you’re all corrupt

In response to what is called another "diversion" by the All Progressives Congrrss, APC, Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it is on the same page with the Federal Government on the fight against corruption, but stated that due process must be followed to ensure that it is not…

Pastor charged after man he recommended for work steals N16m

A 58-year-old man, Sam Ekeh, who is also believed to be a pastor, was on Tuesday charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged theft of N16 million. The accused is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, perverting the cause of justice and theft. The…

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Why Buhari must not overlook Jonathan govt’s massive corruption—Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said there was massive looting of the commonwealth during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The governor said while he was in no position to determine if the former President was personally guilty, or if he acquiesced to the looting, Mr. Jonathan…

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Buhari, Cameroonian president, Biya, strategise against Boko Haram

The Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary, said on Tuesday that security issues are expected to dominate talks as the country's president, Paul Biya, hosts his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, on a two-day State Visit. According to Mr. Bakary, President Buhari and Mr. Biya will also discuss other issues that…

Senators have reportedly vowed not to allow the influential former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, decide who leads the next senate. Photo credits: AITOnline

Buhari Still On “Honeymoon” – Tinubu

A leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was still in the honeymoon period of his office. The former Lagos state governor explained that the honeymoon is the president’s first 100 days in office. He asked that Mr. Buhari be allowed to go through…

Nigerian Senate: Strengthening the law against rape

81 senators pass vote of confidence on Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Senate on Tuesday reconvened from its three-week break and passed a vote of confidence on its embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers of the upper house.   The principal officers are the Majority Leader, Ali Ndume; Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Na’Allah; Chief…

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Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani, backs alleged serial rapist, Bill Cosby

Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has shown "love" to American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting over 40 women. At least 35 women were featured in a New York magazine cover confessing that Mr. Cosby sexually assaulted them at one time or another in a span of five…

Femi Gbajabiamila and colleagues after the mock election on Saturday

Gbajabiamila emerges House Majority Leader

The House of Representatives has named Femi Gbajabiamila the majority leader, in a move likely to help calm a house frayed for weeks by leadership tussle. Mr. Gbajabiamila emerged the All Progressives Congress caucus leader hours after the House leaders met with the leadership of the ruling APC in Abuja.…

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PDP Reps challenge Buhari to publish Jonathan’s handover notes; APC members oppose

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the handover notes of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the official  gazette of the federation. The resolution,Tuesday, at resumption of plenary after a recess, followed a motion by Uzom Nkem-Abonta who observed that only officials of the presidency have…

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Again, Boko Haram attacks army chief’s hometown

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday launched a fresh attack on Buratai, a small community in Borno State, where Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, comes from, just a week after a similar attack there killed two people. The attack on Buratai was the fourth since February 2014, PRNigeria, which distributes media…

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Buhari taking credit for Jonathan’s achievements – Rep

A ranking member of the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has decried President Muhammadu Buhari’s lack of acknowledgment of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s legacies and achievements while in office. Mr. Okorie asked President Buhari to take note of the natural law that “what goes around comes around”, adding that if…

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Parents appeal to WAEC over N4bn debt owed by 19 states

Some parents in Nasarawa State on Tuesday appealed to the West African Examination Council, WAEC, to rescind its threat to withhold the results of students who sat for the May/June examinations in 19 states for non-payment of registration fees. The council in a press statement on Monday said that 19…