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2019: APC disqualifies two ministers, clears 152 for governorship primaries

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, and her Communication Ministry counterpart, Adebayo Shittu, have suffered a set back in their quest to become the governors of their states.

Governor Yari’s convoy attacked by aggrieved APC members

Seven aggrieved governorship hopefuls, including the deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, had organised a rally in Gusau on Sunday, where a multitude of their supporters turned out to receive them.

President Buhari holds third security meeting in a week

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with service chiefs and other heads of security agencies in his office at the Presidential Villa.

PDP wants President Buhari sanctioned for approving $1 billion to fight insecurity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to reject the recent approval of $1 billion (approx. N370 billion) for the purchase of arms by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Prof. Soyinka: Death sentence for hate speech meant to silence criticism

Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Thursday said the proposed death sentence as punishment for hate speeches in Nigeria currently undergoing deliberations at the National Assembly is meant to silence fierce criticism and opposition in the county.

403 Nigerian military personnel to retire next week – official

A total of 403 military personnel would retire from the armed forces next week, Austine Jekenu, an air vice marshal, Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, NAFRC, has said.

President Buhari orders military crackdown on bandits in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests Atiku Abubakar’s associate over alleged laundering of $4 million

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is reported to have arrested an associate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over alleged laundering of $4 million.
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Police arrest two suspected vandals in Delta community

The Anti-Crime Patrol Team at the Agbor Police Division in Delta State on Tuesday, arrested two suspected vandals identified as Joseph Augustine and Emeka Chukwudi, after they had allegedly vandalized BEDC equipment in the area, among other things.

Rivers APC denies alleged move to scuttle elections

Mr Chris Finebone, Publicity Secretary, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers has denied allegation making round that the party plots to scuttle elections in Rivers.

UNILAG sets up panel to probe collapse of library building

Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have constituted a panel of inquiry to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the partial collapse of the new University Library building being constructed by Dutum Construction Company Limited.

Juventus’ Sami Khedira diagnosed of heart problem

Juventus have been left worrying over the future of Sami Khedira after the Germany midfielder was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.