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Cardinal Onaiyekan urges politicians to eschew selfishness

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John-Cardinal Onaiyekan, has challenged politicians to put an end to lips service and work selflessly and in the fear of God so that the development of the nation could be achieved.

Disgraced US cardinal Bernard Law dies

U.S. cardinal Bernard Law, who was at the centre of a huge paedophile priest scandal that rocked the US Catholic Church in 2002, has died in Rome aged 86.

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson’s disease

American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.

IPOB: Parable of the stubborn fly

Today, how pathetic that lieutenants of the absconding coward who yesterday spoke the language of thunder, evoking the imagery of bloodshed and Armageddon, are suddenly defending that “IPOB is non-violent”.

Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh

Pope Francis will travel to Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year for a landmark visit set to focus international attention on the plight of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.

Singer says she’s suicidal in Facebook video

Singer Annie Lennox on Tuesday said she was “concerned for the safety” of fellow performer Sinead O’Connor after she posted a tearful video in which she said she was “fighting… to stay alive”.

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President Buhari’s achievements has surpassed 16 years of PDP rule – Adebayo Shittu

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has declared that the achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in the last two and half years have surpassed the achievements of former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in sixteen years.

Nigeria is a free-press state – Governor Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun says Nigeria is a free-press state where the media is expected to play critical roles in peace building without inhibitions.

Alexis Sanchez set to undergo Manchester United medical at Carrington

Sanchez is believed to be in Manchester after travelling north on Saturday, while Mkhitaryan is currently in London with his agent Mino Raiola as he prepares to undergo his medical at Arsenal.

Institute alumni seeks federal govt partnership to end herdsmen/farmers’ clashes

The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) has called on the federal government of Nigeria to partner the institute in the search for lasting solutions to the frequent clashes involving herdsmen and farmers across the country in the last couple of years, and most recently in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Plateau, and Zamfara States amongst others.

Plateau board fails to meet 2017 revenue target

Mr Mathaias Hata, the General Manager, Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB), has said that the board was unable to meet its target revenue of N80 million in 2017.

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2019: Federal govt urged to allow attorneys general to handle election disputes

Former Judge of the International Court of Justice ICJ, Prince Bola Ajibola, has advised the federal government to allow Commissioners of Justice and Attorneys General in the states to handle 2019 election disputes.

CNN, New York Times top Donald Trump’s fake news media

President Donald Trump of America on Wednesday night announced the winners of his highly anticipated ‘Fake News Awards’ with CNN and New York Times emerging top on the list.

Nigeria is largest shareholder in AfDB with portfolio of $6 billion – official

The Nigeria Country Director of African Development Bank (AfDB), Ebrima Faai, says Nigeria is the bank’s largest shareholder with a portfolio of approximately six billion U.S dollars.

Telecom operators likely to implement data roll-over period – ALTON

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) says its members are likely to implement the 14 days grace for data roll-over planned by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Biafra: Court rules IPOB proscription legal

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused an application by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra seeking the nullification of the proscription order made against the group on September 20.