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Buhari attends Pardoning of 500 Inmates in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday witnessed the pardoning of 500 inmates of the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano metropolis as part of Federal Government’s efforts to decongest prisons. Buhari granted the pardon when he arrived at the place in company with the state Abdullahi Ganduje and others. The president is …

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Amaechi reveals why Buhari’s govt must stop criticising Jonathan

Amaechi reveals why Buhari’s govt must stop criticising Jonathan

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, says it was high time the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government stopped criticising former President Goodluck Jonathan. Amaechi the present administration should focus on achieving its campaign promises rather than dissipate energy on Jonathan. The Minister spoke when he received the report of the Inter-Ministerial …

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Another 257 Nigerians return from Libya

A few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another aircraft carrying 257 of their compatriots on Wednesday landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in …

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Army General leading Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram removed

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Attahiru Ibrahim, has been removed from that position. Mr. Ibrahim’s redeployment comes three days after Boko Haram insurgents carried out one of the deadliest attacks on Biu town in Borno where at least 18 people were killed and 52 others seriously injured. Mr. Ibrahim, …

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270,000 Nigerian children living with HIV – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that no fewer than 270,000 estimated children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016. The figure represented the lion share of half of the 540,000 total infected children in West and Central Africa over the same year. …

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Messi’s statue hacked down again

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is used to being hacked down by desperate defenders but his statue in Buenos Aires has suffered even rougher treatment for the second time this year. The FC Barcelona forward’s bronze sculpture on Paseo de la Gloria was vandalised on Monday, chopped off at the ankles with …

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PDP: Atiku, Makarfi in closed-door meeting

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has visited the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he is meeting with the caretaker national chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed doors. Mr. Abubakar arrived the Wadata Plaza secretariat of the party at about 12 noon. A large number …

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We will return $321 million stolen funds to Nigeria – Swiss govt

Switzerland will return to Nigeria around 321 million dollars in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank, the Swiss government said. Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, has accused Abacha of stealing up to five billion dollars of public …

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