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Boko Haram Is Attacking People And You Are Collecting N1,000 Per Car’ — Borno Gov Shouts At Soldiers

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road in the state on Monday afternoon. Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into ...

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Minister: We’ll Pull 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2020

Minister: We’ll Pull 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2020

In what may be termed the first soothing news of 2020, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Monday reiterated Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line ...

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Fani-Kayode Attacks Funtua, Calls Him Uncircumcised Philistine, Ageing Almajiri

The former Aviation Minister and diehard human rights activist, Femi Fani Kayode has attacked Ismaila Isa Funtua for saying that if Igbo (Southeastern Nigeria) must occupy the position of President in 2023 general elections, “they should belong.” Kayode on his ...

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Popular Akesan Market In Oyo Town Razed By Fire

Tragedy struck in Oyo Town in the early hours of Sunday, January 5, 2020, as fire razed Akesan Market, the town’s main commercial centre, almost entirely.According to information obtained on Oyo Global Forum, only few shops and a filling station ...

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A Bag Of Rice Is Now 10,000 Naira As Buhari Blesses Nigerians This New Year

President Muhammadu Buhari Seems to have figured out a working solution to our economic woes for once as a bag of rice hits it’s lowest price in years. I was surprised when I entered the market today to buy a ...

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Malami Breaks Silence, Says FG Is Right To Detain Sowore Despite Court Orders

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar MalamiThe Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has on Thursday backed the Federal government for detaining the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore and former National Security ...

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Kwara Demolishes Saraki’s House In Ilorin

Video & Photos: Kwara Demolishes Saraki’s House In Ilorin.

The Kwara State government has finally demolished the land belonging to the Second Republic Senate Leader, the late Dr Olusola Saraki, located along Ilofa road, GRA, Ilorin.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

I won’t contest in 2023, President Buhari insists

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his intention not to contest the 2023 presidential elections but determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). News Agency of ...

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hate speech

Hate Speech Bill and the controversies

News Analysis by Naomi Sharang, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) One of the bills before the 9th Senate is the Hate Speech Bill, which was reintroduced by the sponsor, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, on Nov.12, 2019. Abdullahi, who is also the ...

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Defamation: Leadership Newspaper employees sue management for N10bn

By Emmanuel Afonne Six employees of the Leadership Group Limited have dragged their employers to court demanding N10billion from it for defamation following publications describing them as thieves. The company had at different dates this month published the names of ...

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