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Osinbajo meets northern traditional rulers over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has held meetings with traditional rulers from the northern part of the country with a view to finding lasting solutions to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country. A statement issued by the spokesman to the vice president, Mr. Laolu Akande on Tuesday ...

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Army denies attacks on IDP camp in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday dismissed as ‘misleading’, reports of a suicide bomb attack at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Pulka community of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. The military also described as ‘fictitious’, the purported killing of six soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush ...

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PDP convention: Oyegun hails Secondus, promises rancour free engagement

The National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, has congratulated his newly elected counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus. In a statement on Tuesday, Oyegun said Secondus should use his experience to ensure that PDP assumes its role as a “responsible” ...

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Convention: At peace meeting, George insists on public apology from Wike

The embittered chairmanship aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has insisted that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike tender a public apology to the people of the South West over an outburst during the recently concluded convention of the party. George restated the decision when ...

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Nigeria’s exports to Indonesia grows by 300 per cent

The Indonesian Envoy to Nigeria, Amb. Harry Purwanto, on Monday announced that Nigeria’s exports of crude oil and agricultural products to Indonesia had between January and August last year increased by 300 per cent. Purwanto, however, told newsmen ub Lagos that Indonesian exports to Nigeria within the period only increased ...

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Prince William, Kate to visit Sweden, Norway in January

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit Sweden and Norway early next year, Kensington Palace, the office of the prince said on Monday. William and Kate,expecting their third child in April, were to visit Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Jan. 30-31, a ...

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APC youth want EFCC to probe PDP over convention funding

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has called on the EFCC to investigate the source of funds used at the just concluded PDP national convention at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Below is a statement signed by Collins Edwin, the National Secretary of APC youths Rennaissance obtained by PoliticsNGR; “APC Youths ...

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FG releases N1.2trn for 2017 capital expenditure

The Federal Government on Monday said it released N1.2 trillion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure during a meeting with a delegation of investors from France in Abuja. ...

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Prosecutors give Zuma deadline to argue graft case

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of January 2018. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) ...

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We’ll decentralize power to state PDP executives, says Secondus

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus, has promised to decentralise power of the party’s national leaders to state executive committees. Secondus stated this on Monday in Abuja at the handover of the party leadership by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee to the new national ...

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