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Why We Rejected N10m Igbo Politicians Offered Us To Reject Peter Obi – Northern Youths

Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has cautioned South-East leaders to stop using youths who are not even Northerners to fight their brother. The group was reacting to the statement credited to one Comrade Elliot Afiyo on behalf of Northern youths. The statement had called for the presidential standard-bearer of the PDP to look for another running mate that would be ...

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Professor Commits Suicide In Benue

Prof. Frank Onyezili, a senior lecturer with the Biological Sciences Department of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has committed suicide. Sources close to the professor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Makurdi that the deceased was found dead on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Mrs. Roseline Waku, the Director of Protocol and Information of the university, who ...

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Stop APC From Intimidating Candidates Of Opposition Parties, Peter Obi Tells EU, WEF Delegations

Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi, on Wednesday in Abuja met with delegations from European Union (EU) and World Economic Forum (WEF) to discuss the need to conduct free and fair elections in 2019 and how to grow the nation’s economy through collaboration. Obi who represented the Presidential candidate of the party and former Vice ...

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‘Obi Not Anti-North And Not Sponsoring IPOB’

 •Allegation aimed at denying Igbo Vice Presidency slot, says Spokesman The allegation by the Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) that the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, is anti-North and a major sponsor of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been described as diversionary and “an attempt to give ...

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Ekweremadu Denies Leaving PDP

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has denied speculations that he is leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement posted on his Facebook page, @iamekweremadu, on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said, “I am presently out of the country on a pre-scheduled engagement. “In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls from friends and political associates ...

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Fayose Gets N50m Bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a N50m bail to the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who is facing N2.2bn fraud charges. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, on Wednesday, granted Fayose bail with two sureties in like sum. The judge said one of the sureties is to sign N50m bond from a reputable bank; while the other ...

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Snap shot pictures of poverty in Nigeria aren’t accurate. Here’s the real deal

Ajegunle City, Lagos State Nigeria in 2018: Busy streets bustling with commercial activity. Shutterstock Zuhumnan Dapel, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics Studies that reflect the movement of poverty levels at a particular point-in-time attract a lot of attention. They also inform academic and policy debates across the globe. In Africa, where poverty levels remain high, these snapshots of poverty ...

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10 Die As Young Shall Grow Bus Hits Stationary Truck

No fewer than 10 passengers died while seven others were reportedly injured when a commercial luxury bus rammed into a stationary truck at the Asese end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, in the early hours of Tuesday. The Punch reports that the Mercedes Benz Marcopolo bus with number plate, SMK 867 XG, was said to be heading for Lagos ...

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FG To Limit Number Of Children Per Mother

The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria. It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great ...

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IPOB: U.K Updates Nigeria On Nnamdi Kanu

British authorities have briefed the Nigerian government about the temporary travel document they are about to issue to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who holds a Nigeria-U.K dual citizenship. A senior Federal Government official with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed this development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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