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Fayose joins 2023 presidential race

The Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday declared his 2023 presidential bid. In a statement he personally signed, the former governor also dismissed reports on the endorsement of his Anambra State counterpart, Peter Obi, and the South-East for the presidency next year. He said: “Report credited to me that I endorsed Peter Obi […]

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College bursar jailed four years for N16.5m fraud in Taraba

Justice F.J. Agya of the Taraba State High Court, Jalingo, on Thursday sentenced a former bursar of Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Ezekiel Oparinde, to four years imprisonment for N16.5 million fraud. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) confirmed the development in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua. The […]

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Buhari orders police to end Ogun cult killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condemned the cult clashes in Ogun State. At least 15 people have been confirmed dead in cult clashes between members of Eiye and Aiye Confraternities in the state. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President ordered the police and other […]

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One dies in Lagos-Kano train accident

One person was confirmed dead on Thursday when a cargo train travelling from Lagos to Kano derailed at Farin Ruwa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional District of the Nigeria Railways Corporation, Zaria, Abdullahi Alhaji, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Zaria, said the victim […]

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House Leader, Doguwa charges Nigerians to defend themselves against Boko Hram insurgents, bandits

The Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, on Thursday charged Nigerians to defend themselves against the Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and other criminal elements in the country. Doguwa, who made the call at the plenary in Abuja, insisted that security agencies had failed to protect Nigerians. The lawmaker was reacting to […]

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Polytechnic lecturers threaten fresh strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Thursday threatened to embark on a fresh strike over the Federal Government’s refusal to meet its demands. The union gave the government one month to honour the agreement signed by both parties last year. The ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, who disclosed this to journalists at the end […]

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Buhari’s aide, Femi Adesina slams PDP for playing politics with bandits’ attack on passenger train

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for playing politics with the recent attack on a passenger train in Kaduna. Bandits had on Monday night attacked an Abuja-Kaduna train, leading to the death of scores of passengers while countless others sustained injuries. […]

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Oshiomhole charges Nigerians to demand quality education from govt

The former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday charged Nigerians to demand quality education from the government. Oshiomhole, who made the call at an event in Abuja, decried the poor quality of educational facilities in schools. He said: “Talking about education, one thing I want us to do is not to be carried away […]

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Police diffuses another bomb in Kaduna

Police operatives in Kaduna on Thursday diffused another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Rigasa community, Igabi local government area of the state. This came a few days after an IED went off inside one of the coaches of an Abuja-Kaduna passenger train and killed at least eight passengers while 30 others sustained injuries. The […]

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Ex-information minister, Frank Nweke, dumps PDP for APGA

A former Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State. The party officially unveiled the former minister at its secretariat on Thursday in Enugu. He served as minister of information and communication under former President Olusegun Obasanjo […]

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Soludo charges security agents to fish out perpetrators of Nnewi South LGA attack

The Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, on Thursday condemned the attack on the headquarters of Nnewi South Local Government Area and charged security to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act. The governor, who made the call during a visit to the scene of the attack, said mindless destruction of infrastructure by unscrupulous people […]

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2023: Group picks PDP nomination form for Peter Obi

A group under the umbrella of Like Minds for Peter Obi on Thursday picked the presidential nomination form for the former Anambra State governor and declared that he has the requisite skill to lead the country on the path of progress. The leader of the group, Ekene Nwakuche, who confirmed the development in a statement […]

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