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Kogi community banishes father of abducted five-day-old baby

The father of the five-day-old male child abducted by two gunmen on April 11 at Ijagbe community in Kogi State has been banished from the community.

Court to open hearing in suit querying Atiku Abubakar’s Nigerian citizenship

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday open hearing in a suit quarrying former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s claim to being a Nigerian citizen by birth.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m vindicated about Atiku Abubakar’s birth place

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the claim by All Progressives Congress (APC) to the effect that former vice president and Presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, is not a Nigerian but a Cameroonian, has vindicated him.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar not a Nigerian – APC tells tribunal

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.
A supporter of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu holds a photograph of Kanu, who is expected to appear at a magistrate court, during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria December 1, 2015. Kanu - an activist who divides his time between the UK and Nigeria, spreading his ethos on social media and Radio Biafra - was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an illegal society. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge court order on his arrest warrant

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to challenge the court order directing his arrest in the United Kingdom.

Nigerian Army warns fraudsters on recruitment exercise

The Nigerian Army on Thursday warned fraudsters against using its recruitment exercise to defraud Nigerians, saying those caught would face the full wrath of the law.

Femi Falana, others ask federal government to end Zamfara killings

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana; Transition Monitoring Group (TMG); Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and other rights activists have tasked the federal government to end the incessant killings in Zamfara State.

Afenifere: Frederick Fasehun’s demise a big loss to Nigeria

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has described the demise of the founder of Odua Peoples Congress, Dr Frederick Fasehun, as a big loss to the country.

Senate invites Ibrahim Idris over alleged threat to Dino Melaye’s life

The Senate on Tuesday directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it’s Committee on Police Affairs over alleged threat to the life of Senator Dino Melaye.
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Atiku Abubakar condemns Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘draconian executive order’

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday condemned the travel ban placed on some 50 Nigerians through the controversial Executive Order 6.

2019: Oby Ezekwesili challenges Muhammadu Buhari to debate

Frontline presidential contender, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has called for a televised presidential debate with President Muhammadu Buhari and other party flag bearers participating in the lead up to the February 2019 elections.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Atiku Abubakar: Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order will lead to capital flight, another recession

The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has said the Executive Order 6 by the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration will lead to capital flight and another recession.
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ANRP: National Assembly resumption postponement insensitive

The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party on Monday described the National Assembly’s rescheduled resumption of plenary to Oct. 9, as insensitive to pressing national issues.

2019: Sultan urges Nigerians to shun conflict, violence

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Nigerians to shun all forms of conflict and violence before, during and after the forthcoming 2019 General Elections.
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UK repatriates £70 million to Nigeria, promises to return more loot

United Kingdom said it has repatriated £70 million stolen by an unnamed Nigerian citizen who was convicted in an Italian court.
A spokesperson for Calgary Police Service, which is investigating the incident, did not provide any details about a man who died after an altercation with border-services agents in Calgary on Tuesday. (CONTRIBUTED-CBSA)

Nigerian man dies at Canadian border while allegedly resisting deportation

A 49-year-old Nigerian man has allegedly died in Calgary, after a confrontation with two Canada Border Services Agency officers, who were charged to ensure his deportation on Tuesday.

2019: EU assures INEC of support for the physically challenged

The European Union Centre for Electoral Support has pledged support to the Independent National Electoral Commission in ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral process.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
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Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.