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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak.

South Sudan president appoints new army chief of staff in unity bid

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak.

Mob sets trucks ablaze after crushing six to death

Two trucks loaded with bags of cement involved in multiple accidents have crushed six persons to death in Ogun State.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: We’ll continue to pursue peace

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to explore all avenue in resolving the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: We didn’t issue any strike notice

Responding to the development, Acting Head of Service, Folashade Yemi, said: “We have had a very peaceful engagement. But we discovered that there are some grey areas that need to be ironed out. By the grace of God, tomorrow, discussions will continue and we believe that we will be able to get everything resolved.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was among the people trapped in the traffic gridlock on the Umaru Yar’Adua Way Tuesday morning.2

In Pictures: VP Osinbajo engages Abuja airport road protesters

Osinbajo was on his way to the airport to catch a flight to Ado-Ekiti, where he launched the school feeding programme of the Buhari administration. The gridlock was caused by the indigenous residents of the Federal Capital Territory, who blocked the road to protest what they called, the land grabbing by the Nigerian Army.
The 42-year-old set fire to his apartment in the south-eastern city of Jinju, about 435km southeast of Seoul. [Yonhap]

Man kills five after setting apartment on fire

A South Korean man set his apartment on fire before stabbing fleeing residents with a knife, killing five people and injuring 13 others.

Lagos street sweepers protest unpaid salary, others

Scores of street sweepers under the “Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI)” of the Lagos State Government on Monday protested their delayed salaries among other grievances, barely two week after staging an earlier protest.
Adams Oshiomhole

Osita Okechukwu: Why Adams Oshiomhole ‘ran away’

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, ran away from the country so that the window of substitution available with the Independent National Electoral Commission for aggrieved aspirants can pass away.

Man climbs telecom mast to protest poor economy

A 28-year-old man, Mr Nurudeen Lliyasu, has climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country.
Yinka Ayefele, a musician, says the meeting with Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Thursday was more or less a set-up by the governor’s team.

Yinka Ayefele: Governor Ajimobi said he would have prevented the demolition if we had...

Yinka Ayefele, a musician, says the meeting with Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Thursday was more or less a set-up by the governor’s team.

Senator Danbaba: Why I left APC

The senator representing Sokoto South Senatorial District, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba, Sunday said he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of lack of equity, justice and fairness to members.

APC: We respect defectors’ right to political association

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concerns over Tuesday’s mass defection of its members at the National Assembly, but noted however that the party respects their rights to political associations.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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