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Actors, writers quit White House committee over Trump

Actors and prominent arts figures in the US have resigned from an advisory committee to the White House following President Donald Trump's reaction to deadly white supremacist violence last weekend in Charlottesville.


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No room for herdsmen/farmers clash in Oyo – Police

The Oyo State Police Command yesterday called for peaceful coexistence between the Fulani herdsmen and the farmers, stressing that there is no vacancy for bloodshed in the state.

President Buhari does not need Obasanjo’s advice – APGA’s Victor Oye

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Victor Oye, has taken a swipe at the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his advice that President Muhammadu Buhari should not contest the 2019 election.

Ebonyi Assembly suspends lawmaker over gross misconduct

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Tuesday suspended a female lawmaker who is also the member representing Afikpo North East state constituency in the Assembly for gross misconduct.

Leather industry can create 700, 000 jobs – Ogbonnaya Onu

Nigeria can generate over 700, 000 jobs from the leather industry, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Tuesday in Sokoto.

2019 elections threatened with proliferation of firearms in Nigeria – Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that unless urgent steps are taken to mop up firearms and ammunition in the country, the conduct of 2019 general elections would be threatened by conflicts.

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Gambian military arrests top generals after return from exile

Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said.

Buhari: Ex-President Obasanjo has right to talk – Arewa CF

The Arewa Consultative Forum said on Tuesday that the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 election, was his (Obasanjo’s) democratic rights.

Palestinians strike as Pence visits Jerusalem holy site

Palestinian businesses closed in protest on Tuesday as US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit a Jerusalem holy site and Holocaust memorial.

Four states seek action on oil exploration in Sokoto basin

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said his administration will support the federal government in ensuring success of exploration activities in the Sokoto Basin.

Federal govt seeks ECOWAS support to end herdsmen crisis

The federal government has called for the support of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in providing lasting solutions to the farmers and herdsmen crisis in the country.