Category Archives: Breaking

Minority Leader Elected Speaker Oyo Assembly

Former Minority Leader of Oyo State House of Assembly, Joshua Olagunju Ojo, has been elected Speaker. According to THEWILL, he speakership election became imperative following the death of former Speaker Michael Adeyemo on April 27. Ojo, representing Orire State Constituency, had also served as Deputy Speaker in the Fourth Assembly (1999-2003) on the platform of…

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U.S Embassy: Nigeria Queries Al Jazeera Over Inaccurate Report

Nigeria has protested to Al Jazeera, an international news television, denouncing a report that it was represented at the official relocation of U.S embassy to Jerusalem. The country is demanding a retraction of the story, a presidential source said on Tuesday. According to THEWILL, the United States officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to…

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Court Drops Criminal Charges Against Defendants In Melaye’s Assassination Saga

A Kogi State High Court, on Tuesday, struck out the assassination case involving the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Taofiq Isa, and four others for want of diligent prosecution. Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district, had in April 2017, approached the court alleging an assassination attempt on his life by Isa…

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Shiite Cleric El Zakzaky, Wife Brought To Court, Charged For Culpable Homicide, Unlawful Assembly

Nigeria’s Shitte cleric and leader of the Muslim Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife were brought before a judge Tuesday in Kaduna to face charges bordering on culpable homicide and unlawful assembly. The pro-Iranian cleric who has been in the custody of the DSS since 2015 after clashes between federal troops…

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Buhari Approves N10bn For Rehabilitation Of Communities In Benue, Others After Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10Billion (about $34m) for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks in parts of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, announced the policy initiative Tuesday during his visits to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Benue State. Osinbajo, according to a statement by his spokesman, Olaolu Akande,…

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Five Dead In Suicide Bomb Attack In Borno Community

Five persons have been killed in Mandariri, a community in Konduga LGA of Borno State, following a suicide bomb attack. Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the those killed were identified as members of the civilian JTF. It was also reported that several others were injured during the attack. According to NEMA’s…

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NASS Raises 2018 Budget To N9.1tr From N8.6tr

The National Assembly has increased the 2018 budget by N508 billion to take it to N9,120, 334,988,225 from the N8.6 trillion presented by the President. This comes more than six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 expenditure profile to the lawmakers for consideration and passage. THEWILL recalls that the document was presented to…

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#RoadToRussia: NFF Releases 30-Man Provisional List For Russia 2018 World Cup

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has released a 30-man provisional list ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Expected names like John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses feature on the list, as well as Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa. See the full list below: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu…

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