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Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
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Pussy Riot protesters charged over World Cup pitch invasion

Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Vladimir Putin jokes he’s ‘offended’ not to be on US ‘Kremlin list’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday joked that he was "offended" the US Treasury had not included his name in a list of officials and business leaders eligible for sanctions.

Alexei Navalny no threat to ‘political Olympus Putin’ – Kremlin

The Kremlin said Monday it did not regard opposition politician Alexei Navalny as a threat and called President Vladimir Putin the "leader of the political Olympus."

Campaign begins for Russia’s presidential election

Campaigning officially started on Monday for Russia's presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth Kremlin term that would keep him in power until 2024.

Vladimir Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would seek a new six-year term in the country's March elections in a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin.

Vladimir Putin keeps Russia in suspense over re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday gave his strongest hint yet that he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections, but stopped short of announcing his candidacy in a carefully choreographed ceremony.

IPOB: Parable of the stubborn fly

Today, how pathetic that lieutenants of the absconding coward who yesterday spoke the language of thunder, evoking the imagery of bloodshed and Armageddon, are suddenly defending that “IPOB is non-violent”.

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Kebbi State Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Kebbi government approves N30,000 minimum wage for state workers

The Kebbi State Government on Monday approved the immediate payment of the new nationwide N30,000 minimum wage to state government workers, with effect from September.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor pledges continued support for judicial reform

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday pledged to ensure successful implementation of the judicial reform initiated by the state’s new Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba.
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Donald Trump makes unscheduled appearance at UN climate summit

President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance on Monday at the UN climate summit, which he had been expected to skip entirely.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson: APC a toothless bulldog in Bayelsa

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “a toothless bulldog” that lacks the capacity to win any free, fair and credible election in the state.
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Ondo lightning: Community prepares to perform traditional ritual on dead cows

Following the mysterious death of cows at a ‘sacred land’ called Oke Owa in Ijare, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, the community was preparing to perform some traditional rites on the land and the dead cows.