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PDP Chairmanship: S’West aspirants working on consensus candidature-Ladoja

There is a very strong indication that the six aspirants in the race for the National Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the Southwest may reach a consensus and present a sole candidate for the position before Saturday’s Convention. The hint was dropped by former Governor of Oyo ...

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FG identifies 5000 more Nigerians in Libyan camps

The Federal Government has identified 5,000 more Nigerians trapped in Libyan detention camps. Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, Mr Illiya Fachano, told newsmen,“there is a camp with 5000 Nigerians and we need the diplomatic police to escort us to extract them. `There are various camps in the regions of ...

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Abia pensioners protest non-payment of 18 years’ pension arrears

Pensioners in Abia on Thursday staged a protest round the major streets of Umuahia, the state capital, calling on Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to pay their 18 years’ pension arrears. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senior citizens, numbering at least 1,000, drove round the town in hired ...

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Buhari orders crack down on drug traffickers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed law enforcement agencies to deal decisively with those who import, distribute and sell illicit drugs in the country. Speaking at an interactive meeting with religious leaders in Kano on Thursday, the President expressed concern on the growing problem of drugs abuse in the country. According ...

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Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman demand N100m ransom

The abductors of Chief Damishi Sango, Plateau PDP chairman and former sports minister, have demanded for N100 million ransom. “The abductors have contacted the family. Sango was also allowed to speak with the family. His kidnappers want N100 million,” Mr Jonathan Mapis, a family member, told newsmen on Thursday in ...

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We need to improve to do well in Russia, Messi tells team mates

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes they need to improve if they are to stand a chance of winning next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina, who reached the final in 2014, struggled during qualification for Russia, going through three coaches before securing their place at the tournament. And it ...

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Tillerson to tour Africa in 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of 2018, a senior aide said. Earlier on Wednesday, Tillerson said there was no truth to reports that President Donald Trump intended to fire him and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo. ...

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Why private universities produce more first class degrees — Crawford VC

“Private Universities produce more First Class Degree holders because of the lower rate of distractions and the quest for excellence,’’ the Vice-Chancellor, Crawford University, Prof Olurotimi Ajayi, has said. Ajayi made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after a news conference heralding the activities ...

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Ekiti court remands man, 50 for raping minor

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 50-year-old man, Oludele Ajayi, in prison custody over alleged rape of a minor in a bush. The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, ordered that Ajayi should be remanded pending the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Ajayi, whose address was ...

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Justice Ademola retires from Nigerian Bench

Justice Adeniyi Ademola on Thursday tendered his letter of voluntary retirement from the bench of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The judge was due for his statutory retirement in March, 2018, but he suddenly turned in his letter of voluntary retirement dated December 6, 2017. Although his one-paragraph letter was submitted to the ...

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