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Disregard May’s Counsel On Same-Sex Marriage, CAN Tells FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the Federal Government to disregard the counsel of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on same sex marriage. The advice is contained in a statement issued by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Dr. Olasupo Ayokunle, in Abuja, on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Lagos Honours Gani Fawehinmi, Unveils New 44-Feet Statue At Ojota

…NLC, NCP, Falana, Odumakin, others eulogise late activist, laud LASG Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday unveiled a new statue of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the ‘Liberty Park’, in Ojota, saying that the 44-feet edifice symbolises the phenomenon that the rights activist represented in his life time. The unveiling of the statue, in commemoration ...

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SERAP Sues Ajasin Varsity, Akeredolu Over Tuition Hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Adekunle Ajasin University and the Government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN over “unfair and arbitrary tuition hike, abuse of power, lack of free, prior, and informed consultation as well as a fundamental breach of legitimate expectations of students.” In the Originating Summons with Suit No:AK/103/18 filed last Friday at the High ...

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Sex-For-Marks Girl Monica Osagie Carpets Probe Panel

Miss Monica Osagie, the student at the centre of a sex-for-mark scandal rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has denied shunning an invitation by the panel probing the audio tapes of her conversation with disgraced Professor Richard Akindele, who demanded five rounds of sex for marks. She made the denial via proxy, and said she was awaiting an invitation by ...

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Buhari Returns To Abuja From London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his visit to the United Kingdom, where he held bilateral talks on Nigeria – British relations and also participated in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ( CHOGM). The President on April 9 left Abuja for London after he announced his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 general election. The News ...

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Stop Playing Nero While Nigeria Burns, Obi Begs

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called Nigerians, especially those in positions of authority, to stop behaving like Emperor Nero, whom he said history recorded as fiddling while Rome was burning. Obi spoke on Saturday at the centenary celebration of Christ the King Parish Aba and the 57th annual Diocesan Synod of the Methodist Church of ...

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Catholic Priest, Ebube Muonso, Escapes Lynching As Masqueraders Invade Adoration Ground

…one feared dead, scores injured, over 22 vehicles damaged Tension is currently brewing in Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state as masqueraders celebrating their Uzo Iyi annual festival, yesterday, invaded Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Uke, killing one and leaving scores injured. Priests were attacked including the Spiritual Director who was shielded by his congregation to escape lynching ...

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National Convention: Fresh Crisis Brews In APC

•Eight govs insist on Oshiomhole, 16 others stick to Oyegun Barely three weeks to the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on May 14, it’s 24 governors and other national leaders remain polarized over their struggle to control the party’s structure ahead of the 2019 general elections. Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence that the party must hold ...

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2019 Presidential Race: 2-Million-Man Match For Bafarawa

Some groups in Kaduna have resolved to organise a two-million-man match to convince former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, to join the 2019 presidential race. Abdullahi Mu’azu, the Coordinator of the groups under the platform of Bafarawa Initiative for Peace, Unity and Progress, made this known to newsmen after a meeting in Kaduna on Friday. He also expressed their readiness ...

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