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INEC okays Makarfi as PDP Acting National Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has recognised Sen. Ahmed Makarfi as the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Nick Dazang, INEC’s Deputy Director, Voter Education and Publicity, …

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Hillary Clinton makes history with US presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton secured Democratic Party’s U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton’s former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders …

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Buhari flags-off Abuja-Kaduna rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Abuja-Kaduna standard-gauge railway line at the Idu station in Abuja. With the launch, commercial operations will now commence. A test-run operation was done earlier in the month. The railway line was one of the …

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2 die in fuel fire in Lagos

Disaster crept into Lagos late Monday evening as a petrol tanker laden with 33,000 litre of premium motor spirit ignited a fire in the Cele Bus-stop area of Oshodi Apapa Expressway. Two persons died in the ensuing disaster which witnesses …

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Babangida overthrew me to escape probe –Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said he was toppled in 1985 because he planned to cleanse the military of corruption. Specifically, he said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, masterminded and effected his ouster …

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Ribadu returns to APC, says he’s a loyal party man

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC),  a party he left in 2014 for the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).   Apparently he wanted to contest …

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FG rejects IMF’s economic prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016

FG rejects IMF’s prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016 Despite the forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the Federal Government says the Nigeria’s  economy will grow by 3.3 to 3.5 percent by the end of …

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Bizzare! as Katsina family feeds dog with day-old baby

 A Katsina State Magistrate Court heard on Wednesday listened to a horrific  story of how  a family from Saika village of Batsari Local Government Area fed their dog with a live day-old baby boy. The court was also told that …

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Dogara sacks chairman of appropriation committee

BY CHRIS BURNS, ABUJA The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara  has announced the replacement of the chairman, house committee on appropriation. Abdulmumin Jibrin representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano State was chairman of the committee before he …

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Nigerian Navy arrests Niger Delta Avengers’ major logistics supplier

The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it had arrested a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers. This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, and made available to newsmen in Abuja. According to …

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