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I Am Being Punished For Campaigning For My husband In 2015 – Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan, former first lady and wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has said she believes that she is being targeted by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the role she played in the 2015 election. In a statement on Monday by Belema Meshack-Hart, Chief Press Secretary to the former first lady, Patience accused Ibrahim Magu,…

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NJC Sacks Zamfara Judge, Probes 15 Judicial Officers

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has admitted a letter from the Zamfara State government approving its recommendation for the compulsory removal of Justice Musa Ibrahim Anka from office for allegedly receiving a bribe of N200,000 from one Zubairu Abdumalik in order to deliver judgment in his favour. The Council took this decision at its 83rd…

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#NigeriaAt57: President Buhari Says Biafra Campaigners Are Irresponsible

President Muhammadu Buhari devoted part of the 57th Independence anniversary speech to remind campaigners for the dismemberment of Nigeria of the horrendous experience  of Nigeria’s civil war between 1967 and 1970. Although he did not mention Biafra specifically in the broadcast, the reference was unmistakable as the Indigenous People of Biafra has been the champion…

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UPDATE: Shooting In Las Vegas Leaves Over 50 Dead

At least 50 people have been killed, with over 100 injured, in a shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Musician Jason Aldean, the last performer of the night, performed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when gunshots broke out. Harrowing video of mass shooting during @Jason_Aldean set of #Route91Harvest Festival in #LasVegas.…

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We’ve Released N1.6trn Bailout To States, Local Govts In Two Years – Buhari

The federal government says it has disbursed the sum of N1.642trn bailout funds to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017, stating that the amount was released thus: N200bn in 2015; N441bn in 2016 and N1trn in 2017. President Muhammadu Buhari, who revealed this in a nationwide broadcast to commemorate Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary…

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#NigeriaAt57: VP Osinbajo Prays for Nigeria at Special Church Service| Watch

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that the country’s future would be better than its past. He made the declaration in his remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The Vice President, who made the declaration in the form of prayer, said `: “I declare…

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Nigeria At 57: Independence Day Speech By President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for proper dialogue in response to recent calls on re-structuring and constitutional changes. The President, in his October 1 speech said that although the calls were legitimate, they should take place in a rational manner, at the National and State Assemblies which he described as the proper and legal fora…

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Nnamdi Kanu is Not in Military Custody, Nigerian Army Reveals

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is not in military custody as being insinuated in some quarters. Defence Spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, stated this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday saying that the various military operations going on across the country…

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“Nigerian Governors Are More Powerful Than the President” – Obasanjo

Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that state governors are more powerful than the President of the country, noting that the states’ chief executives have a lot of power. Speaking in an interview with African Arguments, Obasanjo said he does not believe in true federalism, butressing his position thus: “Why are they (the governors)…

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