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Buhari commends Benin Kingdom for stabilising Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday expressed delight with the stabilising roles that the Eweka Dynasty of Benin Kingdom had been playing in the affairs of the country. Speaking while receiving the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II at the State House, the President said …

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Toll gates will return to Nigerian roads soon – Fashola

Toll gates will return to Nigerian roads soon – Fashola

The federal government has concluded plans to re-introduce tolls on roads across the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. He said this at an interactive session with the Senate committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, on Thursday. Mr. Fashola said the new toll …

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FG inaugurates burial committee for Alex Ekwueme

Nigerian govt inaugurates burial committee for Alex Ekwueme

The federal government has inaugurated a national burial committee headed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) for the burial of late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President made this known when he …

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails ‘positive’ Hariri moves

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah organisation on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as …

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Bayern fans unhappy with Champions League ticket prices

MUNICH (AP) – Bayern Munich fans were unhappy with the price of tickets for their team’s match at Anderlecht in the Champions League. The fans held banners during Wednesday’s game saying, “Are your necks not full? Is your greed now finally satisfied?” A Bayern fan group, Club Nr. 12, issued …

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Maina continued working, received salary after ‘dismissal’ — Lawyer

The former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been receiving his salaries despite being sacked for years, his lawyer said Thursday. Speaking at the House of Representatives public hearing into Mr. Maina’s recent controversial recall, the lawyer, Mohammed Katu, said Mr. Maina’s salary had not …

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Ushbebe, Annette celebrate 4th wedding anniversary 

Comedian Justice Nuagbe popularly known as Ushbebe is celebrating his 4th wedding anniversary with his wife Annette today November 23. “It’s been four years of Bliss and Favour filled matrimony. Indeed God gifted you me. Couldn’t ask for a better soulmate as you complete me on all sides.You’re more than …

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UNILAG, UNN, OAU top law school results

Students at the universities of Lagos, Nigeria and Obafemi Awolowo, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School. While six students at the UNILAG emerged with …

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In ‘unprecedented’ hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group’s online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an “unprecedented” silence. IS, which uses messaging application Telegram to broadcast daily updates on military operations and claims of attacks, published nothing between 0900 GMT …

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EFCC Releases Ex-SGF Pius Anyim

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Anyim who was arrested over alleged contract fraud and false assets declaration was released on administrative bail on Tuesday after his passport was seized by …

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Pastor dies during sex with 19-year-old girl

A Pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta. Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police …

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Nigerian actor Sadiq Daba set for treatment in UK

Veteran actor Sadiq Daba who has been reportedly diagnosed with leukaemia and prostate cancer is about to be flown to the UK for intensive treatment. Daba had complained about shortage of funds, hence, colleagues and friends rallied around to raise funds for him. Ace broadcaster Soni Irabor, who was among …

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Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

Even before Robert Mugabe’s resignation, many Zimbabweans tempered their yearning for his downfall with the knowledge that his likely successor has a similar reputation for brutality and corruption. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who until recently was one of Mugabe’s longest-serving and closest allies, will be sworn in as the new president on …

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Buhari orders military crackdown on banditry in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas. To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President has approved the request of the Minister of Defence, …

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Ratko Mladic is convicted in 1990s slaughter of Bosnian Muslims

THE HAGUE – A United Nations war crimes tribunal convicted Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, on Wednesday of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia. From 1992 to 1995, the tribunal found, Mr. Mladic, 75, was the …

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Lebanon PM Hariri tells supporters ‘I’m staying with you’

Lebanon's Hariri tells supporters 'I'm staying with you'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, back in Beirut after a mysterious odyssey that saw him announce his resignation in Saudi Arabia, told cheering supporters on Wednesday that he was staying. “I’m staying with you… we’re continuing together, to be the first line of defence for Lebanon and its stability,” Hariri, …

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North Korea says US terror sponsor label a ‘serious provocation’

North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a “serious provocation” on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. US President Donald Trump this week declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a spot on a US blacklist Pyongyang had shed nearly …

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