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Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
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Osun SDP stakeholders ask members to vote for PDP, Atiku Abubakar

Stakeholders of the Osun State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party, led by the pioneer Chairman, Chief Ademola Ishola, have resolved to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Elections: Constituent seeks disqualification of House of Reps minority leader over alleged forgery

With less than six days to the National Assembly election, a concerned constituent in Isoko Federal constituency, Peter Enaruke has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking the disqualification of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, over alleged forgery of certificates purportedly presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

IPOB: Vote in February, become our enemy

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced that anyone who went out to vote in the presidential poll on February 16 would become enemy of the separatist group.
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Atiku Abubakar asks Muhammadu Buhari to resign over comment on economy

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over his Friday’s comment that Nigeria’s economy was in a bad shape.
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PDP: Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering

Following the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that economy is in bad shape, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering.
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Thousands march against Australia’s offshore refugee policy

Thousands of people marched in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday asking the government to bring all asylum seekers held on Nauru to Australia, particularly the children.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

2019: Muhammadu Buhari woos Northern religious leaders, scholars

Ahead of the 2019 general election, President Muhammadu Buhari may have begun a deft move to win North’s powerful stakeholders, especially the Ulamas, to his side in the bid to get re-elected for a second term.

PDP inflicting hardship on Abians – APGA

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has come down hard on the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, accusing the party of inflicting hardship on the people through misrule.

Governor Ortom: Senator Akume plotting to destabilize Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has accused his estranged political godfather, Senator George Akume of conspiring with the enemy of the state to destabilized his government.

PDP commences distribution of 100,000 membership cards in Sokoto

The Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday commenced the distribution of 100,000 membership cards to members, vowing to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Tam David-West: Mistake President Buhari made that’s now haunting his government

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Tam David-West, has opined that President Muhammadu Buhari’s mistakes in his first four months in power are haunting his government.
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Protest in Rivers over alleged N70 billion pension, gratuity arrears

Hundreds of pensioners stormed Rivers State Secretariat Complex in the early hours of Wednesday in protest against non payment of their pensions and gratuities.
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Senator Melaye recall boycott verdict on the APC – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the poor turn out that characterised Saturday’s bid to recall Sen. Dino Melaye (APC/Kogi West) signified a total rejection of the Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration in Kogi.

2019: Ex-Minister Ihenacho vows to help APGA to victory in Imo

Former governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho (rtd), has vowed to support the party to victory in 2019 using his experience he gathered in 2015 when he contested for governor but lost to Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Federal government pledges to aid Nigerians suffering from neurological development disorder

The federal government has pledged to invest in facilities that will offer supporting services for people living with neurological development disorder.

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.