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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana president apologises for Nigerian embassy demolition

The Ghanaian president has apologised to Nigeria over the demolition of its embassy building in Accra, the Nigerian presidency said.

2023: Niger Delta groups declare support for Igbo presidency

Five Niger Delta pressure groups have insisted that the 2023 Nigerian presidency should be reserved for the Igbo or the Niger-Delta would complete its truncated two tenures in 2023.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun: Miyetti Allah has no right to decide 2023 Presidency – Yoruba Group

The Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC) has described as worrisome the declaration of the Miyetti Allah that the South West might lose the 2023 presidency if they go ahead with the security outfit codenamed Operation ‘Amotekun’.

Arewa CF to Igbo: Pick Biafra or 2023 Presidency

Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group in the five states constituting the South East zone, has been asked to make a choice between having Biafra Republic or Nigerian presidency in 2023.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2020: IPOB cautions members to be patient, ignore lies, propaganda

Progenitor and one of the founders of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, has cautioned the large followers of Biafra freedom fighters to be patient and to follow the due process of self-determination in the new year.
A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria cannot afford to watch the making of another insurgency – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency, on Sunday, reacted to the raging debates and harsh reactions that have trailed the arrest and trial of the Convener of ‘Revolution Now’ agitation, Omoyele Sowore.
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.
Two Weeks in Lagos

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.

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Super Eagles skipper announces birth of baby

Al-Nassr winger and Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced the birth of a baby boy to his family.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.

SSANU, NASU threaten to down tools over unresolved issues with federal government

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) said they would proceed on strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government immediately the universities reopen.
The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has denounced reports its facilities spewed crude oil into the Orashi River in Rivers State.

Agip: Rivers oil leakage not from our facility

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has denounced reports its facilities spewed crude oil into the Orashi River in Rivers State.
Barcelona are set to make a €15 million (£14m-$18m) bid for Eric Garcia in the coming days after the defender turned down a contract extension with Manchester City.

Barcelona to make £14 million bid for Manchester City defender

Barcelona are set to make a €15 million (£14m/$18m) bid for Eric Garcia in the coming days after the defender turned down a contract extension with Manchester City.