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Ministerial appointments: Not a party affair

The argument that President Muhammadu Buhari should bother more about Atiku Abubakar’s petition against his re-election rather than concentrating on forming a government, loses sight of the ‘no vacuum in government’ philosophy

Enugu government approves recruitment of 1,500 additional teachers

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government explains temporary suspension of national carrier

The federal government Thursday explained that the national carrier, which was earlier billed to kick off in December was suspended temporarily because the process to actualise it was delayed.

NASRDA: Abuja, four states prone to tremor

The National Space Research and Development Agency has identified selected locations in Bayelsa, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Abuja as hot spots for earth tremor.

CSJ: Weak electoral laws responsible for vote buying in Nigeria

The poser now is whether there’s a monitoring mechanism in place between INEC and the political parties to verify if they do not receive funds from outside Nigeria and if they are under obligation to submit their detailed bank accounts for INEC’s scrutiny”.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

2019: President Buhari physically fit for second term – Presidency

The Presidency has said the 800 metres trekking embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Eid-ground in Daura to his private residence is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019.
Joshua Osih

Cameroon opposition chief blames violence on President Biya

Cameroon's opposition leader, who will run for president in October's elections, has pointed the finger squarely at President Paul Biya for the mounting bloodshed in the country's separatist crisis.

Pat Utomi charges Catholics to be active in politics

As the 2019 elections draw near, renowned economist and politician, Prof. Pat Utomi, has called on Catholic faithful in Nigeria to get active in politics and aspire to position to enable them change the system and bring good governance.
Joseph Tshuma

MP: Zimbabwe can’t prosper without involvement of whites

An outgoing member of parliament for Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has claimed that the southern African country cannot prosper without the involvement of whites in its affairs.

UN Envoy: There is a veiled vision to divide Yemen

Al-Sayyad's comments come after a crisis over the island of Socotra, southwest of Yemen. The UAE deployed 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site at the beginning of May.

Sokoto journalists organise lecture in honour of Governor Tambuwal’s late media aide

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has joined friends of his late media aide, Imam Imam, in extolling the deceased’s humble qualities, professionalism and righteousness.

Festus Keyamo: Why I accepted President Buhari’s campaign appointment

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, says he accepted the appointment to be spokesman of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because the president is “an approximation” of the values he cherishes and has fought for in his life”.

#BBNaija: Cee-C breaks down in tears after being ‘left alone’

As Big Brother Naija 2018 nears its conclusion, Cee-C, the most controversial contestant on the show this season, is starting to feel an emotional vacuum.

Cameroon returnees: Adamawa IDP camp records 300 deliveries

No fewer than 300 successful births have been recorded in Fufore Internally Displaced Persons camp hosting Nigerians evacuated from Republic of Cameroon in the past two years.

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Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo, governors raise alarm over increasing population

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Thursday raised alarm over the increasing Nigerian population.
Callixte Nsabimana

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Nsabimana pleads guilty to terrorism

A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali.
Leon Goretzka

Bayern Munich midfielder to miss DFB Pokal final

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Leon Goretzka will miss this weekend’s DFB Pokal final due to injury.

ICPC: President Buhari’s fight against corruption driven by political will

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption is driven by political will.

Former Governor Fayose hails Kayode Fayemi’s election as NGF chairman

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi over his election as the chairman of Nigeria’s Governor’s Forum.