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Ekiti guber: SDP candidate picks accountant as running mate

Ahead of the July 14, 2018 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Akinloye Ayegbusi, has chosen an accountant and career public administrator, Mary Yemisi Adefolalu, as his running mate.

California Police concerned about marijuana impact on vehicle drivers

California Highway Patrol (CHP) police are more concerned about the impact of smoking marijuana on vehicle drivers, a TV report said on Thursday.

Southern Kaduna indigenes tasked on self-defence

Southern Kaduna People in the Diaspora (SOKAD) has urged the inhabitants of troubled communities in the southern part of the state to defend themselves against further attacks by Fulani herdsmen and unknown gunmen.

Kaduna monarch, wife shot dead by suspected herdsmen

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed a traditional ruler and his pregnant wife in the southern part of Kaduna state.

Swansea hire Carlos Carvalhal as boss until end of season

Premier League strugglers Swansea City appointed Carlos Carvalhal as their manager until the end of the season on Thursday.

Two drivers arraigned for allegedly killing bus conductor

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned two drivers for alleged reckless driving which caused the death of a bus conductor.

Gunmen kill 10 villagers in Kaduna

Gunmen have killed 10 people in attacks on two Christian-dominated villages in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a hotbed of ethnic and religous strife, officials said Tuesday.

Britain escorts Russian ship amid strained relations

A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

‘Sound of Music’ star Menzies-Urich passes on at 68

Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of “The Sound of Music,” which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century, died at age 68, an industry source said Monday.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

No plan to hike fuel price – VP Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday restated that the Federal Government had no plan to increase the pump price of petrol in 2018.

Christmas: Troops recover 200 cows from Boko Haram terrorists

Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Christmas eve, following a report that suspected Boko Haram terrorists carted away over 200 cows at Makandari Village in Kala Balge Local Government Area, mobilized a fighting patrol which pursued the terrorists to Beneri village.

Queen praises terror-hit London, Manchester in Christmas message

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will praise the “powerful identities” of London and Manchester in responding to terrorist attacks this year, during her annual Christmas message on Monday.

Man rams car into German party HQ in ‘suicide attempt’

A 58-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve by ramming his car into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Berlin, police said on Monday.

VP Yemi Osinbajo spends Christmas at fuel depots to monitor supply

The Presidency says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be visiting fuel depots in Lagos on Monday to monitor the loading of trucks and to ensure steady supply of petrol to designated filling stations.

I’ve made it OK to say ‘merry Christmas’ again – Donald Trump

Donald Trump claims he has made it acceptable for Americans to use the phrase 'merry Christmas' again.

Fuel crisis to be resolved soon – VP Yemi Osinbajo

The Buhari administration is doing everything possible to quickly resolve the fuel shortages experienced by Nigerians, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Manchester United need to soldier on after Leicester draw – Juan Mata

Juan Mata says Manchester United need to soldier on through their festive fixtures after back-to-back disappointments against Bristol City and Leicester.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
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Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
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Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.