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Atiku Not A Nigerian, APC Tells Tribunal

APC’s Claim Idiotic, Atiku Fires Back The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the presidential election petition tribunal that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election. In its reply to the petition of Atiku and the PDP challenging ...

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Senate Presidency: Lawan Defies Oshiomhole, Meets PDP Govs, Senators

The Senate Majority Leader and  All Progressives Congress candidate for the Senate presidency  in the 9th National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan, has reached out to some Peoples Democratic Party governors  to brighten his chances of winning the number three position. This is contrary to the ruling party’s earlier position that it would not need the PDP for its candidate to emerge ...

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Anambra Technovation Girls, IFEST Boys Valued At Billions Of Dollars

The Silicon Valley-Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED) says the five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, and the four boys from St. John Science and Technical College, Alor, both in Anambra, are worth several billions of dollars. Chairman of SV-NED, Chief Temitope Ajayi, said after Jumia listed on New York Stock Exchange that the Anambra girls and boys were ...

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JAMB Arrests Female Medical Student Of Usman Dan Fodio Varsity For Impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it arrested a female third year medical student and another undergraduate for attempting to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for other candidates. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that ...

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Buhari Leaves For Chad Tomorrow For CEN-SAD Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on February 4, 1998 with six founding members, the 29-member regional economic community seeks mainly to create a free ...

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Killings: Be Ruthless With Kidnappers, Buhari Orders Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he had directed heads of security agencies in the country to clear the bandits killing innocent citizens in Zamfara State and neighbouring states immediately. He also ordered that kidnappers operating in all parts of the country should be given a similar treatment. The President had met with service chiefs and heads of other security agencies ...

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El-Zakzaky’s Followers Storm British Embassy In Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, yesterday halted both human and vehicular movement at the British High Commission, Abuja, over the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The Shiites accused the British Government of complicity over the detention of El-Zakzaky, which they said, had never issued any statement regarding their leader, but ...

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Senate Attacks FG, Says Only State Police Can Stop Banditry

The Senate on Thursday berated the Federal Government over its inability to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, particularly banditry in the North-West geopolitical zone. It  stressed that introduction of state police remained the only solution to the menace. The Senate took the position following separate motions moved by senators Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba State and his ...

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Lagos Has Highest Foreign Debt Profile —NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria’s foreign debt stood at 25.27 billion US dollars as at 31st December, 2018. The NBS said this in “Nigerian Domestic and Foreign Debt data” for 2018 fourth quarter posted on its website. The bureau said further disaggregation of Nigeria’s foreign debt showed that 11.01 billion dollars of the debt was multilateral. It said that ...

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Okorocha’s Certificate Of Return Suit Suffers Setback As Judge Hands Off Case

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday withdrew from the suit filed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in respect of his Certificate of Return. Okorocha had gone to court seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District. When ...

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