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Nigeria Disses Amnesty International, Says Report On Alleged Rights Violations By Military Lacks Credibility

Nigeria’s presidency in a statement has said that the report of Amnesty International which alleged human rights violations by the military in its offensive against Boko Haram terrorists lacks credibility and not backed by verifiable evidence. Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesman dissed the AI report in late Wednesday statement. The statement reds: “The recent report…

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Bauchi State’s Deputy Governor Resigns!

The Bauchi State Deputy Governor Nuhu Gidado has resigned from office. Gidado tendered his letter of resignation to the state governor Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday, Punch reports. His decision to resign was as a result of his “waning enthusiasm for the job,” the letter read. He also appreciated the people of the state and the governor for giving him the opportunity to…

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Ondo Assembly Reverses Impeachment Of Deputy Speaker After Governor Akeredolu Intervenes

The Ondo State House of Assembly has reinstated Iroju Ogundeji barely 24 hours after he was impeached from the post, Punch reports. Ogundeji had on Tuesday been impeached after allegations of “gross misconduct” and he was promptly replaced by Bimbo Faloju. 18 of 26 lawmakers had voted in favour of having him impeached. He has however been reinstated, reportedly after the intervention…

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Our Re-Election Will Be Easy Because We Have Kept Our Promises – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari will be easy, Premium Times reports. Mohammed said this while inspecting the 52-kilometre dualised Oyo-Ogbomosho road project in Oyo on Tuesday. The proper way to get the electorate to vote for a candidate is by keeping promises, Mohammed said, and Buhari has done just…

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Trump Cannot Block Twitter Users From Viewing His Timeline, Judge Rules

A United States federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block users on Twitter from viewing his timeline. Trump had been sued by 7 Twitter users after he blocked them for criticizing him on the platform. This block, they had argued, is unconstitutional and violates the first amendment. Giving the ruling, the judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald,…

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Customs Boss Says Only Lazy Nigerians Are Hungry Under Buhari Administration

Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday said only Nigerians are hungry under the present administration, Punch reports. Ali said this during a visit of Buhari Support Organisation, which he led, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House. The group is in support of Buhari’s second term ambitions, he said, as the country has grown in terms…

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We Can Send Buhari Back To Daura, Sowore Says As He Is Welcomed To Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerian youth on Tuesday travelled from different parts of the country to Lagos where they defied the downpour to welcome 2019 presidential aspirant, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, at the Muritala Muhammad International Airport with songs of victory and colorful cards. The young men and women said they were happy to get drenched in their…

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Catholics Hold Mass Procession Against Killings

The Catholic Mission in Nigeria has organised a nationwide prayer and peaceful protest against incessant killings and attacks in some region of the country. Catholics in Edo, Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa, Kwara states and other parts of the country on Tuesday occupied the streets marching peacefully. The Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen…

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Omo-Agege Appears Before National Assembly Probe Panel On Mace Theft

Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has appeared before the joint Senate and House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to investigate the invasion and mace snatching at the Senate chamber on April 18, 2018. The committee had, last week, invited senators Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume over their alleged roles in…

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