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Buhari In London, Tells Why He Declared Re-Election Intention Early

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he declared his intention to seek reelection on Monday during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not. So, I felt I should break the ice. We…

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Mark Zuckerberg Apologises To Congress Over Massive Facebook Data Breach

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to US lawmakers for the leak of personal data on tens of millions of users as he faced a day of reckoning before a Congress mulling regulation of the global social media giant. In his first-ever US congressional appearance, the Facebook founder and chief executive sought to quell the…

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EFCC Parades 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Caught In Ajah & Lekki

The Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed the arrest of 14 suspected internet fraudsters in the Badore area of Ajah, Lagos State, today. According to the commission, the suspects were arrested yesterday by the Lagos Zonal office acting on intelligence report. Items recovered by the EFCC include exotic cars, laptops and various charms. The names…

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President Buhari Receives Archbishop Of Canterbury & Nigerian High Commissioner At Abuja House In London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday left Nigeria for Britain in order to hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for 18-20 April. Today, his media team shared photos from where he is staying at the Abuja House in London as he received the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Nigerian High Commissioner…

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Nigeria’s Population Over 198m – NPC

The Nigerian Population Council (NPC) has pegged the country’s population at 198 million, Punch reports. Chairman of the NPC, Eze Duruiheom, revealed this while delivering a talk on “Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration” at the 51st Session of Commission on Population and Development in New York. Duruiheom said the population had grown at an average annual rate of…

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No Money To Hold ‘Owambe’ Under Buhari Govt, Says Amaechi

  Mr Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister of Transportation has said President Muhammadu Buhari has ended practice of getting ‘free money’ from government under different illicit guises and as such, there is no fund to be deployed for frivolities Nigerians are known for like ‘owambe’ (parties). The minister said this at the presentation of a book…

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Plane Crash In Algeria Kills At Least 100

A military airplane has crashed in Algeria, killing at least 100 people, Al-Jazeera reports. The military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria near the Boufarik airbase, outside Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The plane was carrying troops and was headed for a military base in Bechar, southwest Algeria. Speaking to The Associated Press, Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman…

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IPOB Supports Buhari’s Re-Election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “welcome development”. In a statement released on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, the pro-Biafra group said the president’s decision portends goodwill for its members. “We have always maintained that the rebirth of Biafra will happen under Buhari…

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