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Reps recalls suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin

The House of Representatives has lifted a suspension it placed on Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the House from Kano. This followed a letter signed by Mr. Jibrin, allegedly apologising to the House. Although the letter wasn’t fully read before the parliament, the speaker paraphrased it by saying he has …

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Lagos State And The Politics Of Taxation By Reuben Abati

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and …

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2019: South West Is Strategic To PDP’s Victory, Says Party Spokesman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Southwest geo-political zone as particularly strategic to its “inevitable victory” at the 2019 general election. The party said the southwest remains a major support base adding that this accounts to why it will never treat matters concerning the zone with levity. PDP …

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Buhari receives US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday afternoon received in audience the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the presidential Villa, Abuja. Others at the meeting were, Col. John Walker, US Ambassador to Nigeria H.E. Mr W. Stuart Symington, Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Margaret Peterlin, Foreign Affairs Minister …

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Benue killings: I’m surprised IGP Idris disobeyed my directive – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was ‘surprised’ that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris disobeyed his directives to stay in Benue until the bloodletting between farmers and herdsmen was resolved. Mr. Buhari also said his government was deeply worried about the incessant attacks on Benue’s rural communities and …

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Buhari Meets With Farmers, Miyetti Allah, Others In Benue

Buhari Meets With Farmers, Miyetti Allah, Others In Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held a stakeholder meeting with various groups in Benue State in the bid to find a lasting solution to the incessant attacks and killings in the state. The meeting had in attendance, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and other top government officials in the state. …

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Buhari meets Ortom in Benue ( photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom and stakeholders in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Buhari’s visit to the state Monday is coming 71 days after more than 70 innocent people were murdered by Fulani herdsmen on New Year Day in Logo and Guma local government areas of …

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Herdsmen kill 2 policemen in Benue as Buhari visits state

Fulani herdsmen on Sunday attacked Tse Orogbo in Nyiev Council Ward, Guma local government area  of Benue State, killing two police officers. It was gathered that the attackers engaged policemen in a gun duel near one L.G.A primary School before killing two of the officers. A resident said that that …

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Buhari arrives Benue, meets Ortom, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Makurdi, the state capital of Benue. Mr Buhari who arrived at the Makurdi Airport at exactly 10:43 am on Monday morning, is expected to meet with the state Governor Samuel Ortom and stakeholders who are already waiting for him at the government house. This …

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Nigerian judge Eboe-Osuji elected new ICC president

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session have elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji of Nigeria as President of the Court for a three-year term with immediate effect. Judge Robert Fremr from the Czech Republic was elected First Vice-President with Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of …

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China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely, tightening grip on power

China removed presidential term limits from its constitution on Sunday, giving President Xi Jinping the right to remain in office indefinitely, and confirming his status as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong died more than 40 years ago. China’s ruling Communist Party announced the proposed amendment only last …

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OAU charges students N90 for accommodation annually – VC

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said that the university charges students just N90 for accommodation annually and there is no plan to raise this fee. OAU students who reside in the much dilapidated and congested school-owned halls of residence are invoiced N2590 for accommodation …

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Ortom visits Abagena IDPs camp ahead of Buhari’s visit

Governor Samuel Ortom teaches pupils during his visit to the Internally Displaced Persons camp located at Abagena, Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State on Friday March 9, 2018. Mr Ortom’s visit to IDPs camp at Abagena comes days after 24 people were killed during Herdsmen and Farmers clash in …

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