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FG Will Continue With Existing Power Projects – Fashola


The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has given the assurance that government will continue with existing power projects inherited from the previous administration.     Mr Fashola made the promise after visiting some power projects in Abuja, as part of his nationwide inspection tour of existing projects under his ministry. He said that the ministry would …

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FG should block physical cash transfer from Nigeria — US-based activist


A United States-based social equality lobbyist, Mr. Brilliant Ajaja, has approached the Federal Government to shut movement of physical money out of Nigeria to check tax evasion by politicians. He additionally gave an understanding into how a few helpless Nigerians abroad serve as fronts for money laundering by politicians with a perspective to stashing their evil gotten riches abroad. According …

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Another Storm Shreds PDP Apart


Chibuzo Ukaibe recounts the events of last week within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the battle for the chairmanship seat further threatens the party’s survival. Nothing prepared members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the events of Wednesday. Like every other Wednesday, party activities at the party’s Wadata Plaza national secretariat were carried out in the now subdued …

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Nigeria Will Redeem Its $100 Million Pledge To MNJTF – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has given the assurance that Nigeria will redeem its pledge of $100 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to enhance the operations of the Task Force against Boko Haram. The President made this disclosure during a high-level meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Buhari revealed …

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Real reasons I conceded to Buhari — Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan smiles during a press conference at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, on May 7, 2013. The leaders of Africa's two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, pledged closer ties on Tuesday in what was hailed as a milestone in a sometime patchy relationship. President Jacob Zuma rolled out a red carpet for his counterpart Goodluck Jonathan as ministers signed nine sectoral pacts covering oil and gas, power, defence and communication. AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken of the tensed moments he faced on March 28, 2015 ahead of his decision to concede victory to President Muhammadu Buhari after that year’s presidential election. “I was actually in that valley on March 28, 2015”, he said. Jonathan also narrated why he relinquished power to Buhari, saying he did not want Nigeria to …

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Pro-democracy group berates S-South for allegedly abandoning S-East


Pro-democracy group, Campaign for Democracy (CD) has flayed the people of South South geopo­litical zone for their alleged lack of support for South-East cause. The group in a statement is­sued yesterday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, by its South-East Chairman, Dede Uzor Uzor, accused the South-South of abandoning their South-East brothers and showing no solidar­ity to Ndigbo over their …

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100,000 jobs will be created when Nigeria starts pencil production in 2018 – Onu


The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that about 100,000 jobs will be created when Nigeria starts producing its own pencils in 2018. Onu stated that this was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to revamp the wholesale production sector. The Minister while speaking with Daily Trust, expressed optimism that the plan would have a meaningful impact …

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INEC fixes Feb. 20 for Imo North supplementary poll


INEC fixes Feb. 20 for Imo North supplementary poll. By Dayo Oyewo The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has fixed February 20, for the re-run polls of the Imo North (Okigwe), Senatorial Zone, Imo State. Disclosing this on Wednesday in the premises of the INEC in Owerri, after a meeting with the candidates of the affected re-run polls, political parties …

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At least 30 killed in Damascus explosions


Three explosions killed at least 30 people in a suburb near the Syrian capital of Damascus, state media reported. The blasts injured 40 others Sunday in Sayeda Zeynab, according to SANA news agency. “Terrorists” detonated a car bomb at a bus terminal, followed shortly by two suicide bombings that targeted onlookers and medics at the scene of the initial attack, …

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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz exchange blows on Sunday TV circuit


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Clinton Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Clinton, Iowa. Donald Trump unleashed a series of insults on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on the Sunday morning talk show circuit, calling his chief rival in the Iowa caucuses “a total liar” and a “nasty guy.” Trump often didn’t wait to …

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Tony Nwoye Gets Anambra East/West Constituency Support

Constituents of Anambra East and West Federal Constituency have pledged their continued support for their representative, Comrade Tony Nwoye after a Supreme Court judgment led to speculations that some Senators had been sacked.

In a stakeholders meeting at Nsugbe on Saturday, the representative commended the constituents for their unreserved support for him throughout the Tribunal trial period. Mr Nwoye also affirmed that the Supreme Court judgment did not uphold the vacation of his seat nor any of the 10 National Assembly representatives as the suit was purely a pre-election matter seeking the authentication …

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AU leaders buckle as Burundi blusters on

Hundreds of people have been killed since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would stand for a controversial third term. At least 230000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.

African leaders failed yesterday to authorise sending in a peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura. Instead, the African Union is to send envoys for more talks, even though previous negotiations have done nothing to end months of conflict. The UN has warned that Burundi risks a repeat of …

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