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There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly on 22nd Sep 2019

Presidency: No plans to alter constitution for President Buhari third term

Nigerian Presidency Tuesday said there are no plans to alter the county’s constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari rule for a third term.

Presidency: Babatunde Fowler not under probe

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation, the Nigerian presidency said ‘categorically’ today, denying the imputations spurred by a query issued by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency responds to Catholic Bishops’ accusation on security

The Nigerian Presidency has responded to the allegation by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria that it is handling the security of the nation with levity.

NIM: Peaceful protest, constitutional right of citizens

The Third Force Movement of Nigeria under the umbrella of the Nigeria Intervention Movement has described peaceful protest as a constitutional right of all citizens.
Omoyele Sowore

Third Force expresses commitment to protest, faults Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

The Third Force Movement of Nigeria on Saturday expressed its support for the nationwide protest, #RevolutionNow!, scheduled for Monday
Isha Sesay

Nigeria reacts as reporter Isha Sesay releases book on Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Presidency has welcomed with reservations a new book titled “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN broadcaster and now a Child Rights activist.
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Nollywood masterpiece ‘2 Weeks in Lagos’ premieres at Cannes

Nollywood romantic movie “2 Weeks in Lagos” has premiered at the 72nd edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.
Leah Sharibu

Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, captured last year February from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital on Saturday, for the Northeast All Progressives Congress presidential campaign.

Elections: Only President Buhari can clean past rot – group

A U.S.-based Nigerian group, “Better Nigeria”, says only President Muhammadu Buhari can clean the rot of the past, hence the need for his return in the fortthcoming elections.
Igbo Muslims

Ndigbo Muslims: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.

Islamic State says 118 ‘casualties’ recorded in attacks in Nigeria

Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the “State of West Africa” that it said resulted in 118 casualties in the past week, according to a video posted on its account on the messaging website Telegram late on Thursday.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Corruption: Goodluck Jonathan lied – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has described claim by former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, that corruption is on the increase in the country as ‘astonishing’.

Presidency attacks HSBC over prediction on President Buhari’s re-election bid

The Nigerian Presidency has reacted furiously after British multinational bank, HSBC, issued a confidential business intelligence predicting President Muhammad Buhari will lose 2019 election.

EU: 800,000 cut off from aid in North-east Nigeria

European states have warned the United Nations that more than 800,000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in North-east Nigeria, contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access.

Premium Times asks Acting President Osinbajo to intervene in reporter’s arrest

Online newspaper Premium Times has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to intervene in the arrest of its reporter, Mr Samuel Ogundipe, by the police.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

Donald Duke: Ex-governors the problem of the Senate

A former governor of Cross River State has said the Nigerian Senate may not be peaceful until former state governors stop becoming lawmakers after leading their states.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: I am not going to America

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has debunked media reports that he will be in the United States later this month.

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Appeal Court upholds Nasarawa governor’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi has upheld the decision of the election petition tribunal affirming the election of Abdullahi Sule as governor of Nasarawa State.
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Bandits abduct university engineer in Anambra

An engineer in the employ of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Emeka Chiaghana, has been abducted.
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Edo APC exco sacks Anselm Ojezua, elects David Imoise as acting chair

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has got messier with State Working Committee of the party passing a vote of no confidence in the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua.
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Donald Trump open to deal with democrats over Barack Obama’s DACA programme

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he would be open to striking a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme if the U.S. Supreme Court were to uphold his decision to repeal the initiative.

Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.