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Senate shelves probe of $25b NNPC contracts due to pressure

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The Nigerian Senate shelved their scheduled probe into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Following the allegation of abuse of due process made by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, against the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Senate resolved to investigate the matter. The upper house …

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President of Catalonia to announce independence today

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Leaders of Catalonia are expected to announce independence during a meeting of the regional parliament on Tuesday evening, the first since the referendum vote to secede from Spain. Regional president Carles Puigdemont was said to be “finalising” the declaration this morning, La Vanguardia reported, ahead of the 6pm meeting. The Madrid government has warned Mr Puigdemont could face jail if he announces a …

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Aisha Buhari comes hard on Aso Rock clinic mangaement for huge budgetary scandal

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The wife of the president Aisha Buhari , yesterday came hard on the management of the Aso Rock clinic over alleged poor services, asking the authorities to give account of the huge budgetary allocation to the hospital. The demand came as the presidency announced plans to commercialise the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) for better health delivery system amidst mounting …

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Baghdad Is Boiling: 94 Killed in Iraq following surprise Attack on Ramadi

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There are rising tensions in Baghdad between the federal and Kurdish regional governments. Not only has Parliament asked the government attempt to capture Kurdish held oilfields, the Iraqi military is now coordinating militarily with Iran. Turkey has so far resisted shutting the border down but could do so at any time. Also, flights into Kurdistan airports are drying up, but …

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Dictatorship is back and our Democracy is under threat,says NADECO

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Members of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), the group of pro-democracy activists who fought the bitter war for the entrenchment of democracy during the dark days of military dictatorship, are once again back in the trenches. The group, which took the campaign for the sanctity of the ballot paper to the global arena in the wake of the annulment of …

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Buhari: Be fair to the minority people,says Atiku

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Ex  Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the world a good example in the way minorities are treated in the country. He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for drawing the United Nations (UN) attention to the sufferings of Myanmar’s Rohingya people cited by the UN as perhaps the …

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This is why Sen.Aisha Alhassan must be expelled-An APC National Vice Chairman

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South South National Vice Chairman,of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hiliard Eta, has called for the expulsion of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan from the party, describing her open support for an Atiku Abubakar presidency in 2019 as the “highest level of disloyalty.” Eta made the call during an interaction with newsmen in …

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Kenya’s Supreme Court: Hearings on election petition has commenced

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On Monday Judges at Kenya’s Supreme Court commenced  hearing an opposition petition challenging the result of the August 8 presidential election. The seven judges have until September 1 to rule in the case in which opposition leader Raila Odinga alleges computer hacking and fraud handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. The court Monday permitted lawyers for Odinga’s National Super …

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Federal Government has drawn a serious line on hate speech, terms it as….

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The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo stated yesterday that henceforth those found to be promoting hate speech would be treated as terrorists. “The Federal Government has today drawn the line on hate speech. Hate speech is a species of terrorism. Terrorism as it is defined popularly is the unlawful use of violence or intimidation against individuals or groups especially for political ends,” ‎he …

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‘Nigeria is in recession because APC is clueless’

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the current recession arose from what it called the cluelessness of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. According to the opposition party, the incoherent policies and incompetence of the ruling party have significantly reduced the size of the Nigerian economy since it took over. A statement by the National Publicity Secretary …

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Kenya Polls: Battle for the next president hots-up fiercely

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On Tuesday Kenyans voted in large numbers an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy. Electorates  formed long lines at many polling stations before dawn, waiting for the chance to cast ballots in the tightly …

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Fiscal federalism in sight for Nigeria,as Lagos controls its own waterways

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The Lagos State Government yesterday gave a seven-day ultimatum to boat operators and dredgers to align their operations with the July 18 ruling of the Court of Appeal regarding control of inland waterways. The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Lagos, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, spoke during a press briefing jointly addressed by officials of the Ministries of Waterfront Infrastructure …

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