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2019: Ex-Governor Lamido vows to defeat President Buhari

The former Jigawa Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over the weekend received over 5,000 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who decamped to People Democratic Party (PDP) and expressed optimism to defeats President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election if he gets the presidential ticket by his party.

Kaduna APC unveils new office

The All Progressives Congress on Thursday unveiled a new state office in Kaduna, saying the decision was in the best interest of members.

Corruption, racketeering hindering federal social investment programme – Maryam Uwais

Corrupt practices in states, exploitation of the vulnerable and other vices are hindering the smooth running of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), the Federal Government has said.

My life is in danger – Kassim Afegbua

Afegbua, who has been in and out of the offices of the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) since Sunday when he issued a statement on behalf of his principal, said the last six days have been traumatic.

IGP Ibrahim Idris denies collecting N10m from Benue tax board

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has denied sending his Assistant Commissioner of Police, ASP, and Commander of the Police X-Squad in Benue, Olukayode Ayilara, to collect N10 million from the Benue State Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS.

PDP mandates its lawmakers to launch restructuring bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mandated lawmakers elected on its platform to commence the process of putting together a bill that will ensure the actualisation of the restructuring of the country.

IPOB praises Tiv for demanding independence

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has applauded the Tivs of the Middle Belt for showing disgust about their state in Nigeria and for demanding for a separate state of Takuruku Republic.

NSCDC officer kills man in Jalingo

An officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps on Thursday night shot and killed a 20-year-old man, David Yusuda, in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.

Ex-Pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina files N500 million suit against federal govt, INTERPOL, others

Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Buhari government.

University of Ibadan commences exam as scheduled

Students of the University of Ibadan, UI, heaved a sigh of relief as the much awaited second semester examination commenced yesterday. Also, people went about their normal activities on the campus without any form of harassment.

2017: At least 81 journalists killed – report

At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2017, as harassment and attacks on journalists have been on the rise, according to the International Federation of Journalists.

Governor Fayose is Pharaoh in Ekiti – PDP chief

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has accused the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, of trying to muscle the party in the state.

Why Nigeria police created SARS – Ex-IGP Mike Okiro

The former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro, has revealed why the Nigeria Police Force set up the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Canadian court suspends part of contentious face veil ban

A Canadian court has suspended part of a controversial law that bans face coverings in the province of Quebec.

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Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting

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God will not let Nigerians down – Cleric

Mr Christian Chigbundu, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Agege Stake, on Sunday urged Nigerians to have faith in God in the midst of challenges facing the the country.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Politics not for miserable people seeking a way out of poverty

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US-Turkish relations at ‘crisis point’ – Rex Tillerson

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Neymar not Real Madrid’s only focus in Champions League tie – Marcelo

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo said it would be a "mistake" if his side just focused on trying to stop Neymar in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain because the Ligue 1 side have quality players throughout their team.

NAF revives quarterly regimental dinner in Lagos

The Nigerian Air Force, Lagos Logistics Command, on Thursday revived its quarterly regimental dinner to foster comradeship among officers.