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President Buhari’s 2019 bid and matters arising

The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing party, APC’s ticket to run for a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp.

Nasarawa killings: Governor Al-Makura condoles with police over loss of officers

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has commiserated with the Nigeria Police Force over the loss of three officers to the recent attacks in the state.

Two Koreas to hold summit on April 27

The two Koreas on Thursday set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.

NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny weather for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Friday morning.

Quarterly fitness: Defend your badge – Sani Zubairu tells FIFA referees

Sani Zubairu, Head of Referees Unit, Nigeria Football Federation, on Friday urged FIFA-badged referees in Nigeria to adequately prove themselves worthy of their ranks by scaling through the quarterly fitness test slated for March 6.

VP Osinbajo: $2 billion needed to revive Lagos-Kano rail line

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said at least $2billion would be required to revive the Lagos-Kano Rail Line as part of efforts to boost local and international trade along the Northern and Southern zones.

Banji Akintoye: Beware of growing Fulani settlements in Southwest, Southeast

According to Akintoye, recent research carried out by some intellectuals in the South-West shows that not less than 175 Fulani settlements are scattered across Yoruba land, saying that each of the settlements “portends serious danger to their host communities.”

Juvenile detention centre registers 40 young offenders for SSCE, UTME

The Borstal Training Institute (a juvenile detention centre) in Abeokuta has declared that 40 young offenders in the institute registered for 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Federal govt not serious about stopping killer herdsmen – Femi Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has accused the Federal Government of failing to tackle Fulani herdsmen, who have been accused of killing defenceless farmers, as it should.

Nigeria records 140 million voice, 93 million internet subscriptions in Q3 – NBS

Nigeria recorded a total of 140 million active voice subscriptions and 93.26 million active Internet subscriptions in the third quarter of 2017.

Buhari’s speech: PDP being consumed by envy – VON chief

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year speech as an action driven by greed.

President Buhari govt most clueless, corrupt – Mike Ozekhome

Chief Mike Ozekhome, constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, on Thursday bared his fangs on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as the “most clueless, most directionless, most irresponsible and most corrupt government” since the amalgamation of the country’s Southern and Northern protectorates in 1914.

Nigeria lost N7.6 trillion to faulty pacts with oil coys – Ibe Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria lost about $21billion (N7.6 trillion) to International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country as a result of non-implementation of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Act of 1993.

Restructuring: Nigeria’s Unity must be our first focus – Senator Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has emphasized that unity is a prerequisite for Nigeria’s development, stability and greatness.

NAPPMED pledges support for fight against fake, counterfeit drugs

The Nigerian Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED), Cross River branch, has pledged full support to the fight against fake and counterfeit drugs and unregulated products in the state.

PDP chairmanship: I won’t work against you – Governor Fayose tells Gbenga Daniel

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared that he would not work against Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s bid for the chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, referring to him as one of the best in the party.

Nobody is imposing me on PDP – Uche Secondus

Former National Deputy Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has rejected insinuation that some interests were trying to impose him on the party as the national chairman.

Buhari’s lopsided appointments driving divisive tendencies – OPC

The group said that Buhari must realise that his lopsided appointment is an act of impunity, which has continued to cause agitations in the country.

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Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Official: Soldiers kill 13 bandits in Zamfara, Kebbi

No fewer than 13 armed bandits have been killed by the military under Operation Hadarin Daji in several villages in the war theatre area covering the three states of Zamfara, Katsina and Kebbi.
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