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Nigerian gets UN award volunteer work in Northeast

By Our Correspondent Nigerian born academic, Dr. Rebecca Samuel Dali has received recognition from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for her volunteer work in the Northeastern part of the country. Dali on Tuesday received the prestigious Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation award for her work in trying to reintegrate ...

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D’Tigress maul Egypt 106-72 in Afrobasket competition

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Sunday became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2017 Women’s Afrobasket with two games at hand, after a comprehensive 106-72 win over Egypt in Bamako, Mali. It was the Nigerian girls’ third win in as many games in Group B following their opening ...

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APDA suspends, Dokpesi, others as crisis hit party

By Wale Alaga, Lagos Barely a week after it expelled some staunch members, the newly registered Advanced People’s Democratic Party (APDA) has suspended its Ekiti state chairman, Mrs. Foluke Okeya. The party which had been suspected to be alternate People’s Democratic Party (PDP) sacked three members, including one of its ...

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I have received Buhari’s letter of resumption, says Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has acknowledged receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resumption letter to the National Assembly. Saraki made this known via his twitter handle on Monday. He said, “I have received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the Senate that he has returned to ...

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Finidi, Ogunbote, Maikaba, others listed for vacant national team jobs

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has invited former Super Eagles winger Finidi George; Enyimba FC of Aba Manager, Gbenga Ogunbote; Akwa United Head Coach, Abdul Maikaba and 54 other Nigerian coaches for interviews into various vacant national team posts. Kennedy Boboye who is leading Plateau United to the Nigeria Professional ...

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Fulani herdsmen threaten to sue Fayose over comments on Buhari

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association on Monday threatened to institute legal action against the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, for making disparaging and uncomplimentary statements on President Muhammadu Buhari. The National Coordinator of the body, Alhaji Garus, who disclosed this at a news conference ...

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Why Buhari is working from home – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is working from home. The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, said Buhari’s office is undergoing renovation. He stated this on his twitter handle. “Renovations works are ongoing at the President’s office. He has fully equipped office ...

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FG spent N1.3trn on capital projects in 2016, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that the Buhari administration spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects in 2016, the highest in the history of the country. Osinbajo disclosed this at a plenary of the 2017 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) national conference in Lagos with the theme: “African Business: Penetrating Through ...

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APC members in Ekiti celebrate Buhari’s return

By Sunday Aloba Scores of All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Monday trooped out to celebrate the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after his medical vacation in London. Members orgaised rallies on major streets of the state capital alongside members of the ...

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Reprieve as stranded Nigerian wrestlers depart for world tournament

Reprieve as stranded Nigerian wrestlers depart for world tournament By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Reprieve has finally come the way of the Nigerian contingent to the World Wrestling Championships in Paris, France, who had flight delay as they will now depart on Monday evening aboard Air Ethiopia. The contingent had experienced ...

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