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Nigerians fall victim in fresh South African Xenophobia attacks


The Nigerian mission in South Africa said it had registered displeasure and protested to the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry over attacks on her citizens in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. The Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Martins Cobham, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on telephone from Pretoria, that a Nigerian was killed and four others hospitalised during a …

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President Buhari cannot escape death – JNI


The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot escape death as he is just but a mortal being. The JNI noted that those spreading false rumours of Buhari’s illness and death were unpatriotic. It described as callous, mischievous, those promoting false reports that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo was being pressured to resign. In a statement by …

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No more secrets in Nigeria Military – Spokesman


The Acting Director of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, has assured that the Nigerian military will no longer keep necessary information away from the public. Rabe gave the assurance on Thursday at an interactive session with journalists at the Earnest Ikoli Press Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Abubakar said he has toured media houses and had an interface …

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President Buhari Congratulates Gambia’s President-elect, Mr. Adama Barrow


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow, on his victory in the country’s December 1 presidential election. The Nigerian President also saluted the spirit of statesmanship displayed by the outgoing President of The Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, by conceding defeat, noting that such uncommon gesture is crucial in calming fears of unrest in …

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Emeka Asinugo: Who is killing Biafra?


About a year ago, I wrote an article titled “Biafra is a Challenge, not a Solution”. In that article which was published in my regular columns in the 28 November 2015 edition of Modern Ghana and The Nigerian Voice newspapers, I partly touched on the reason why the Igbo seem controversially trapped in a social circle that many of their …

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Obasanjo has no shame, he is the cause of corruption in Nigeria – Fayose


  The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has blamed the current spate of corruption in Nigeria on former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The fiery governor who used to be in close affinity with the former President but strained relationship after accusing the elder statesman of attempting to impeach him in 2006, described Obasanjo as a laughing stock. In an interview with …

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Nigeria’s problems will persist, except citizens unite – Abubakar


Former military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, says Nigeria has always had social, economic and political problems and they will continue existing to varying degrees of intensity. Speaking on Saturday at the 8th Convocation of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Abubakar said the solution to Nigeria’s challenges was for citizens to unite. He warned political leaders against making frivolous promises to the …

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DSS releases arrested judges


  The Department of State Services, DSS, has released seven senior judges arrested over the weekend.   The judges were released on bail Sunday night on personal recognition.   The seven judges were part of the 15 senior judges under investigation over alleged corruption.     They are: Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court; Adeniyi Ademola of …

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Why we arrested high ranking Judges – DSS releases official statement


  Department of State Services, DSS, has explained that it has, in the past few days, embarked on series of special sting operations involving some Judges of the Supreme, Appeal and High Courts, explaining that the operations were based on allegations of corruptions and other acts of professional misconduct by a few of the suspected Judges. It stated that it …

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