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US lawmakers write Nigeria, condemn clampdown on journalists, activists, protesters

Two U.S. lawmakers have written to the Nigerian ambassador in the U.S., Sylvanus Nsofor, over the continuous detention of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.

Task of state building most challenging – Abia governor

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has admitted that the task of building the state of dream of the founding fathers is the most challenging and solicited contributions from sons and daughters of the state to lift it to enviable height.
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OPEC seeks quick resolution of US, Iran, Venezuela conflicts

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has stressed the need for a quick resolution of the conflicts between the U.S., Venezuela and Iran.

Imo governor-elect to prioritise youth empowerment

The Imo Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, says he will give priority to youth empowerment, food production, commerce and tourism.

Federal government knocks Cameroon over deportation of 40, 000 Nigerians

The federal government has condemned the reported deportation of 40,000 Nigerians living in Cameroon as victims of Boko Haram from Rann Local Government of Borno State.

Commonwealth dispatches election observer group to Nigeria

Former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, has been appointed by the Commonwealth to lead its observer group for the February 16 elections in the country.

NCAA to sanction aircraft owners engaged in illegal charter operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to deal decisively with aircraft owners on private operator licence who use their equipment to conduct illegal charter operations.
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Licensed aviation instructor seeks review of charter flight laws

Foremost Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, has called for a review of the laws guiding Charter Flight Operations so that Aircraft Dispatchers can be mandated to ensure safety.

Benue groups to drag federal government before UN, ICC over killings

A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State, comprising Mdgzou U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi’Ngede, have said they are set to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over the persistent killing of citizens of the state by suspected herdsmen.

Ben Arfa appeals to LFP over PSG exclusion

Outcast France international Hatem Ben Arfa has appealed to the French League’s legal committee after again being sent to train with Paris Saint-Germain’s reserves, the LFP told AFP on Friday.

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Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships.

Thugs invade PDP meeting in Delta, one killed, two injured

Gunmen suspected to be political thugs at the weekend invaded a meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Emu-Unor community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

FCT trains rural farmers on plantain, banana production

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the production of plantain and banana for rural farmers.
German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are interested in Club Brugge Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis.

Everton seek to lure Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge

The striker impressed against Manchester United in the Europa League in midweek, and has continued to make a name for himself on the continent since scoring a brace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last year.
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Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.