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Tribune

BREAKING: Police recover stolen Mace under bridge

The Nigeria Police has announced that the stolen mace from the Nigerian Senate has been recovered.

Vanguard

Herders/farmers clash: Arms merchants taking advantage of our porous boarders —PRESCOM

Chairman, Presidential Committee on Small & Light Weapons, PRESCOM, Ambassador Emmanuel Imohe, has blamed the current strife between herders and farmers on unscrupulous arms merchants who are taking advantage of Nigeria’s porous borders to flood the nation with illicit weapons.

The Sun

Shiite protests: Tension in Abuja over text security alert

There is palpable tension in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), following a security alert over a planned “deadly protest” by members of Shiite group Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Friday.

Daily Times

How senator escaped from mace thieves’ car, by Aide

An aide of Senator Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos) has explained how the Senator allegedly escaped an attempted kidnap in the hands of unknown men who stormed the Senate and made away with the mace during plenary on Wednesday

Guardian

Vice President decries delay in passage of 2018 budget

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed concerns that the national budget for 2018 is yet to be passed after seven months with the National Assembly.Osinbajo, during a visit of The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and professions in Abuja, said the presidency is expecting speedy passage of the budget, and would continue to interact with the legislators for a positive outcome.

Daily Trust

Kwara: APC Suspends Mustapha, Saraki’ s Ex- aide

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state Wednesday suspended a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mashood Mustapha.

Leadership

2019: Save Our Democracy, Christian Leaders Tell Nigerians

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Christian Leaders under the auspices of United Christian Leaders Eagle Eyes Forum (UCLEEF) have called on Nigerians irrespective of religious, ethnic and political inclinations to “awake and save our dear nation” as it is the citizenry that have the power, right and choice to make the country great again.

The Nation

Abuja hawkers plead with govt. to provide affordable shops, loans

Hawkers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have pleaded with the government to provide affordable shops and soft loans for their businesses to curb street hawking within the territory.

 

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