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2018 FIFA World Cup tickets in great demand a day after sales open

Just 24 hours after resuming ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, a total of 159,402 tickets have been allocated to fans from around the world. This number, which represents 98 percent of the currently available inventory, were purchased through FIFA.com/tickets, with only a few products still available in ...

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Anambra: INEC distributes election materials to RACs

INEC offices across the 21 local government areas are currently distributing sensitive and non-sensitive materials for Saturday’s Anambra governorship election, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, has said. Orji told newsmen in Awka on Friday that 10 security operatives would accompany the materials to the Registration Area Centres (RACs). ...

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Groups raise alarm over plot to rig Anambra poll

Some Election Observer Groups have expressed concern over some emerging issues capable of undermining the credibility of Saturday’s Anambra governorship election, if not addressed. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Watching The Vote (WTV) and Coalition of INEC Accredited Observer Oganisations, expressed these concerns in separate pre-election ...

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Botswana President to Mugabe: ‘Resign from office now’

  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe should end his attempts to remain in office after the military seized power, as he has no regional diplomatic support to stay in power, Botswana President Ian Khama said on Friday. The military intervention, which political sources say could pave the way to a national ...

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Kanu not in Army’s custody – Buratai tells court

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to dismiss a suit, seeking to compel him to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Thursday brought an application before the court, ...

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Missing journalist found dead in Anambra

A Cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family. Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, it was gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was ...

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Senate to begin debate on 2018 budget next week — Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr  Bukola Saraki, says the debate on the 2018 appropriation bill will commence on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Saraki, who made the announcement during plenary on Thursday in Abuja, said the debate would last for two legislative days. He said the debate would be between Wednesday and ...

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Police deploy 221 personnel to Anambra governor after Buhari’s directive

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said that 221 police officers were attached to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra for his personal and office protection. Obiano had alleged the withdrawal of his Aide- De- Camp (ADC). A statement by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said that the personnel comprised ...

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Average price for petrol, kerosene, gas increases in October- NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (Petro) increased by 0.1 per cent year-on-year and 1.0 per cent month-on-month in October. According to a report obtained from the NBS website by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the price of ...

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Lagos plans 12-hour street carnival ahead Yuletide

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would hold a 12-hour street carnival on the popular Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, on Dec.3, ahead of the Yuletide. The Special Adviser to Gov.Akinwunmi Ambode on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, at a news conference in Alausa, said that the ...

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