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Earthquake: President Buhari Condoles with Mexico

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with the President of Mexico, Enrique Pina Nieto, over the devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of 65 people in that country. The powerful 8.1 tremor that hit the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca registered 8.2 on the Richter scale, damaging buildings and created fear of Tsunami. Nigeria’s Ambassador to…

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Farmers Will Get 4m Bags of Fertilizers Before 2017 Ends – Presidency

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) has promised to deliver 4 million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertilizer to farmers, at an affordable price, before the end of the year. Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Mallam Garba Shehu disclosed this at the weekend on Hannu Ya Dawa, an audience…

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Army, IPOB Members Clash During Show of Force Operation Near Kanu’s Umuahia Home

One person was injured on Sunday evening when soldiers reportedly opened fire on supporters of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu at his Afraukwu Umuahia country home, Abia state. Narrating the incident to journalists, Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the soldiers stormed the IPOB leader’s home in an armoured tank…

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Buhari’s Performance Will Determine My Support For Him in 2019 — Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that only the overall performance of President Muhhamadu Buhari’s would determine his support for him in 2019. Obasanjo, in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Saturday stated that Buhari had started dealing with the problem of bribery, corruption and the war against insurgency the country. He explained…

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Gunmen Invade Catholic Church In Lagos, Shoot Priest

Three gunmen, on Friday, invaded St. Thomas’ Catholic Church, Onilekere, Ikeja, shooting the parish priest, Rev. Daniel Nwankwo at close range. The gunmen were said to have approached the priest around 8:30am, shortly after he had concluded the day’s morning mass, and demanded audience with him which he granted without suspicion. But as soon as…

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Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead At 78

Country music star, Don Williams, nicknamed “Gentle Giant” has passed at the age of 78. According to Billboard, the singer’s PR team confirmed the news, saying he died “after a short illness.” Williams was behind hit songs “Tulsa Time” and “It Must Be Love,” which topped the charts after they were released. His tribute album “Gentle Giants: The…

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Florida Residents ‘Should Be Prepared To Evacuate’ – Governor Warns Ahead Of Approaching Hurricane Irma

Florida Governor Rick Scott warned that all of the state’s 20 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate as Hurricane Irma bears down for a direct hit on the southern U.S state. “This storm is powerful and deadly,” Scott said in a briefing in Palm Beach. “Do not ignore evacuation orders. Remember, we can rebuild your home, we can’t…

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ASUU Agrees with FG, to Suspend Strike

Reports say that the striking university lecturers have reached a truce with the federal government and will suspend their industrial action anytime from now. The lecturers were represented by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a marathon meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government. ASUU is expected to convene its National Executive Council (NEC)…

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