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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government commits to health, welfare of elderly, widows

The Ebonyi State government has pledged commitment to advance the medical well-being and welfare of septuagenarians, octogenarians, nonagenarians, widows and others in the state.

FCTA offers scholarship to Air Force plane crash victim

The FCT Administration has granted scholarship to a 15-year-old girl that was hit and injured on September 28 when two Nigeria Air Force fighter jets collided during rehearsals for Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration.
Squadron Leader MB Baba-Ari

Issa Aremu: NAF pilot killed in Abuja air crash should be honoured

The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate for next year’s election in Kwara State, Issa Aremu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to accord posthumous honour to Bello Baba-Ari.
Paul Usoro

[email protected]: Don’t pollute judiciary with do-or-die politics – NBA warns politicians

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Monday warned politicians not to pollute the judiciary in a bid to achieve political power by all means.
Alex Asogwa

[email protected]: Celebrities lead Independence Day wishes on social media

Some Nigerian celebrities have taken to their Instagram pages to share national wishes and prayers to mark the Independence Day celebrations.

[email protected]: Nigerians facing unimaginable hardship – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed fear that Nigeria might go into extinction if the government fail to uphold the culture of equity, justice, fair play and righteousness to all Nigerians irrespective of political, ethnic and religious differences.

Nigeria wraps up Independence anniversary with military display

The week-long ‘elaborate’ activities to mark the 58th Independence anniversary of Nigeria ended, in Abuja, on Monday, with the display of military strength and skills.

Kebbi government spends N105.5 million on state university, others’ accreditation

The Kebbi State Government says it has expended about N105.5 million to ensure proper accreditation of programmes of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, and other tertiary institutions in the state.
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APC primary outshines Independence Day in Bauchi

The ongoing primaries of the All Progressives Congress have outshone the annual celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day in Bauchi, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.

[email protected]: Ebonyi government commits to health, welfare of elderly, widows

The Ebonyi Government has pledged commitment to advance the medical well-being and welfare of septuagenarians, Octogenarians, nonagenarians, widows and others in the state.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

Muhammadu Buhari urged to intensify crackdown on corrupt money to fund minimum wage

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “intensify his government crackdown on corrupt money and recovery of other illicit wealth by public officials and institutions to fund the proposed N65,000 national minimum wage by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), if he is to fulfil the needs of ordinary Nigerians who continue to struggle to make ends meet, and whom he has called his ‘constituency.’”
President Muhammadu Buhari

Independence: Muhammadu Buhari urges Nigerians to see diversity as source of strength

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, urged Nigerians to see their diversity as source of strength, progress, peace and national development.

Air Force pilot dies in plane crash

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that one of the pilots who was ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier Friday had passed on.

Independence Day: Federal government declares October 1 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 1, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF fighter jets commence aerial rehearsals ahead October 1

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.
Mariachi musicians at Plaza Garibaldi hours after unknown assailants attacked with rifles [Gustavo Graf-Reuters]

Five die after shootout at Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Five people have died after a shootout at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza, a tourist hotspot known for its mariachis.

Multiple rockets hit Afghan capital as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city’s old quarter.

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Rochas Okorocha donates new building to NLC

Governor Rochas Okorocha has handed over an office complex built and furnished by the state government to the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC).

Swiss football riot injures five police officers

Five police officers have been injured in Switzerland during a post-match riot involving supporters of rival football clubs that also caused “massive” property damage, police said Sunday.

Four escape death as fuel tanker hits two tricycles in Yenagoa

Four persons have been critically injured in a ghastly motor accident involving a tanker laden with petrol and two commercial tricycles known as ”Keke NAPEP.”

Police vow to prosecute security personnel using motorcycles in Enugu metropolis

The Police Command in Enugu State says it will prosecute personnel of security agencies using motorcycles otherwise known as `Okada’ in the Enugu metropolis.

Bauchi government, World Bank to construct 1,000 rural access roads

The Bauchi State Government in collaboration with the World Bank is to construct 1,000 rural access roads across the state.
"> The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House would scuttle any plan to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill.