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Buhari advocates stronger global ties to fight terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing “to curb growing sophistication in global terrorism.” The President made the call when he received Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony ...

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S’ Court fixes January 25 for Dasuki’s appeal against detention

The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing of the appeal filed by a former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Col. Sambo Dasuki until January 25 next year. Dasuki is challenging the June 16, 2016 decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja that dismissed his appeal challenging his continued detention. Justice Mohammed ...

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Ambode, Mike Okiro fight over status of Imohimi, new Lagos police CP

Controversy is currently surrounding the status of the Acting Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Mr. Imohimi Edgal 42 days after he was announced to replace the former holder, Mr. Fatai Owoseni. While a letter purportedly written by the Police Service Commission to the police boss stated that he has ...

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I approved NNPC contracts – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday admitted that he approved the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation joint venture financing contracts as disclosed by the government-owned oil firm. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, confirmed this in a series of tweets on his confirmed ...

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US pull out of UNESCO alleges bias against Israel, seeks reforms of global body

The Government of the United States of America (U.S.A) has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the end of 2018. The arriving at the decision, the spokesman for the State Department, Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday the US ...

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MTN is biggest gainer as internet users jumps to 92m in August – NCC

The major regulators in the telecoms industry, the Nigerian Telecommunications Commissions has revealed that internet users and data subscribers in the various networks in the country has marginally increased to 92 million in August. The commission made this known in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data made available on its website ...

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Buhari extols Ijesa monarch, Oba Aromolaran at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Owa-Obokun of Ijesa-land, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran II, on his 80th birthday. Buhari, in a congratulatory message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina also saluted the majestic Ijesa Kingdom, renowned for its historic military and entrepreneurial prowess. He ...

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Lagos question Davido over friend’s death

Hip-hop singer, David Adeleke aka Davido, has been held by the police in Lagos for giving false information following the mysterious death of a friend that was on a night out with him. According to NewsmakersNG, Davido is being held at the Lion Building Police Station in Lagos for questioning ...

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Buhari support group faults northern youths on claims of hunger, poverty

Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has dismissed a statement credited to members of the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) that “majority of Nigerians are languishing in abject poverty and penury’’. The group said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that such a statement does not reflect the current realities in ...

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USA knocked out of FIFA World Cup

The United States will be missing in Russia next year as they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. They crashed out on Tuesday after a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe ...

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