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MTN dealing with NCC not FG, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has stated that the federal government is not dealing directly with leading telecommunication outfit, MTN, contrary to reports that the Nigerian government cornered NCC to deal with MTN directly. Buhari who spoke at a joint press conference with visiting South African president, Jacob Zuma at the presidential villa, Abuja said the hefty fine imposed was …

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Senate President Saraki Bribes Judicial Reporters Ahead Of Corruption Trial

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With his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2016, Senate President Bukola Saraki’s aides have given bribes to judiciary numerous reporters based in Abuja in order to shape the reporting of the trial, two reliable sources have confirmed to SaharaReporters. An undercover investigator for SaharaReporters was present when Mr. Saraki’s aides met with Judiciary reporters …

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Concession Dams to States, Tambuwal Tells FG

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Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged the Federal Government to concession dams under its care to states that are interested in managing them, saying state governments will put such dams to better use for the benefit of the citizenry. Speaking when he inspected irrigation works at the Goronyo Dam in Sokoto, Tambuwal said it will be economically more viable if …

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Falana demands release of Army officer held over Baga raid by Boko Haram

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A senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has petitioned the Nigerian Army authorities demanding the release of Enitan Ransome-Kuti, the former Commander of the Multi National Joint Task Force, who was convicted by a military court martial and sentenced to six months imprisonment. In a letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Mr. Falana said his client was still held in …

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PDP, APC lose members to SDP in Ondo

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Hundreds of the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress members in Ondo State on Sunday defected to the Social Democratic Party in Ode Irele, the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area of the state. The defectors said they decided to join the SDP because they were tired of their former parties which they said had allegedly neglected them, saying …

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Steer clear of Senate, Marafa’s row, Reps warn meddling colleagues

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Some members of the House of Representatives on Sunday asked their colleagues to stop interfering with the crisis in the Senate involving Senator Kabiru Marafa and his colleagues. The House members noted that the Senate and the House were independent arms of the National Assembly, each having its internal rules. They said this implied that none of the arms should …

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Buhari urges Nigerians to join anti-corruption war, says he cannot fight it alone

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called on Nigerians to join hands with his administration to fight corruption, stressing that he cannot do it alone. The President who was represented by the Director of Science and Technology in the Federal Ministry of Education, Sandy Gandy Chega made the call while speaking at the 25th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of …

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Buhari concludes lesser Hajj, departs for Qatar

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday concluded the lesser Hajj to end his visit to Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President and his entourage performed the final Dawaf, which is the circumambulation of the Holy Ka’aba seven times, and offered supplications Allah to round off the pilgrimage. Buhari and members of the delegation have since …

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Buhari Resumes Work after Short Vacation

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday resumed work at the State House in Abuja after a six-day vacation. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president had sent a formal notice of his resumption to the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Constitution. …

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Buhari’s full speech at 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg

Excellency President Robert Mugabe, Chairman of the Union, Excellency President Jacob Zuma, our Host, Excellencies fellow Presidents and Heads of Government Excellency Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, Excellencies, Heads of Delegation, Invited Guests, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. 1.           Please permit me …

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Why I am Not proud to call Buhari my President- Femi Aribisala

Vanguard columnist Dr. Femi Aribisala, in an interaction with Vanguard editors, explains why he is not proud to call president-elect, Gen. Buhari his president. Quite interesting. Read below… How did you come about your claim that INEC rigged the election for Buhari?  There are certain things that are interesting about this election. The first one is that it is one …

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The War Against Boko Haram (Part 1-3)

  This is the truth about Boko Haram attacks on Nigerians. I am so shock to see the deep truth about Nigeria soldiers defending and fighting tough with their lives to ensure that the peace of this nation is totally restored. I employ Nigerians to watch these videos so that we will not be misinformed by politicians who used this …

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Ebonyi PDP LGA Shot Dead

Tragedy struck in the early hours of Saturday, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman for Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mr. Emeka Nworie, was assassinated by unknown gunmen. New Telegraph gathered that the late Nworie’s assailants numbering five, stormed his country home, at about 4:20am, at Onu Nweke Ezeagu, robbed him of his belonging including cash. It …

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