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Ex-Governor Peter Obi: No hope for Nigeria unless we get our politics right

“This is critical because, for any society, if you get most things right and your politics is wrong, everything will go wrong,” Obi said.

Okoi Obono-Obla: Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public...

Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, says most properties in Abuja are owned by public officials.

UN recognises Aba women’s riot on World Women’s Day

The UN Women has recognised the Aba women’s riot of 1929 as a noteworthy women-led demonstration, which ignited the revolution in the defence of women’s rights in Nigeria.

Ex-President Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Ahead of Wednesday’s general elections in Sierra Leone, former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of the West African nation to conduct peaceful and credible polls.

Pep Guardiola bows to FA rules despite disagreement

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will live by the English Football Association’s (FA) rules even if he doesn’t agree with an FA charge for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned pro-independence campaigners in his native Catalonia.

JAMB begins mock examination, warns candidates against cheating

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will commence the 2018 UTME Mock Examination this Monday as scheduled.

South Sudan: UN condemns violations of freedom of expression

A UN report has revealed that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan.

ANEEJ faults federal govt over Kassim Afegbua

ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev David Ugolor in a statement yesterday said that the police order of arrest on Afegbua confirms apprehensions prevalent in the polity of muzzling of Civic space by the Federal government.

Dictatorial tendencies, nepotism endangering African democracies – Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that democracy will be highly imperiled and risked transmuting to civilian dictatorship without respect for key institutions of democracy by African leaders.

Catholic Church vows to go ahead with banned anti-Kabila march

The influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has vowed to go ahead with today’s peaceful march to demand that President Joseph Kabila leave office.

Senate moves to tackle drug, substance abuse

Following the Senate’s resolution in October on the state of drug and substance abuse around the nation, the Upper Chamber has moved to address the widespread use of drugs and other illegal substances through a stakeholder roundtable with state governments, local governments, traditional rulers, the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria and NGOs.

Why Nigerians must support local govt autonomy – Group

The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), has called on Nigerians to support the ongoing constitutional review seeking to grant autonomy to local governments.


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Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government.

Sultan Abubakar III declares Monday as first day of Rajab

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, March 19, as the first day of Rajab 1439AH.

Minister Udoma Udoma loses brother Inam Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has confirmed the death of his immediate elder brother, Mr. Inam Udo Udoma.

APC could easily rig 2019 polls – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could easily rig the 2019 election if it wanted.

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Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).

Ethnic violence in DR Congo’s northeast displaces at least 60 000

Officials say violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the Hema community and the Lendu ethnic group has now killed at least 150 people and has forced more than 32 000 people to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt: Pep Guardiola lack self-confidence, lives in fear

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been described in less than complimentary terms by former bayern Munich team doctor Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who said the Spaniard “is a person with a weak self-confidence who does everything to hide that from other people,” in his newly released autobiography.

Federal government to deploy NAFDAC, NDLEA at airports, seaports

The federal government is to immediately deploy the National Agency for Food, Drugs and Administrative Control, NAFDAC, and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to all the nation’s airports, seaports, land ports to assist other border agencies in chemical anti-smuggling enforcement.

Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League

Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Sunday crashed out of the 2018 CAF Champions League on a 3-4 aggregate in spite of beating Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in Kano.