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The Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi, has called on wealthy indigenes of Offa in Kwara to redouble their efforts in ensuring its socioeconomic development.

Olofa of Offa tasks indigenes on communal services

The Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi, has called on wealthy indigenes of Offa in Kwara to redouble their efforts in ensuring its socioeconomic development.
Tonye Cole

Tonye Princewill tasks international community over Tonye Cole’s alleged assassination attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, Tonye Princewill, has condemned the recent alleged assassination attempt on the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 poll, Tonye Cole.

Presidency replies Patel, dismisses proposition on Nigeria

The Presidency has condemned a statement credited to Ms Priti Patel, former Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom, calling on investors to be wary about investing in Nigeria.
Michel Barnier hands over the 585 page Withdrawal Agreement to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, who chairs meetings of EU member states. EMMANUEL DUNAND-AFP

EU ministers agree terms of Brexit divorce

European ministers signed off on Britain’s draft divorce deal yesterday as they launched a “painful” final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties.

2019: US, UK, EU, 22 others insist on INEC independence

As campaigns for the 2019 general election kicks off, the international community has expressed concern over the forthcoming polls, calling for campaigns devoid of hate speech.
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2019: EU, US, UK, others seek transparent, peaceful Nigerian elections

The European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other foreign governments on Sunday demanded a process that would herald free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections as political parties flagged off political campaigns ahead of the 2019 polls.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

APC UK tasks party members to shun bickering, support Adams Oshiomhole

The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on members of the party across the country to shun bickering and rally support for Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
Dominic Raab

Britain’s Dominic Raab resigns as Brexit minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he “must resign” over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: We need Diezani Alison-Madueke back because UK failed to arraign her

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says the EFCC is seeking the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, because the United Kingdom authorities have failed to take legal action against her despite being there since 2015.

Air Peace: Foreign interests sabotaging our foray into international market

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Limited, says it’s planned foray into the international market is being sabotaged by regulatory agencies of the countries where they had been granted the operating licences to fly into as flag carrier on behalf of the Nigerian government.

Adams Oshiomhole: I didn’t meet Bola Tinubu in London

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, had denied meeting with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the United Kingdom over his encounter with the Department of State Services.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC: Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited from UK

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the process for the extraditing former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun.

Afreximbank, CDC sign $100 million agreement to support trade facilitation

The deal which was signed in Casablanca, Morocco, recently will see the CDC provide unfunded risk participation to Afreximbank as the Bank provides trade finance products that include trade confirmation services; trade confirmation guarantee; and irrevocable reimbursement undertakings.
John Boyega

Nigeria’s John Boyega stars in ‘Hold Back The Stars’

Nigerian Hollywood actor John Boyega is set to star in upcoming sci-fi drama ‘Hold Back The Stars’.

James Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says his corruption trial has taught him incredible lessons that he could not have learnt in any institution of learning.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government denies Chief of Staff’s suspension

The Niger state government has described a report of purported suspension of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Niger state as untrue and false.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".