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Nigeria, South Africa relations to get new boost, says Osinbajo

ABUJA—The frosty relationship between Nigeria and South Africa over failed arms deal during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan would soon give way for a friendly diplomatic relations. The assurance was expressed weekend by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who was on official trip to South Africa. Speaking to Journalists while in South Africa, Osinbajo after a meeting with ...

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Nigeria’s UN Mission Embarrasses President Buhari

This source told SaharaReporters by phone that “if I had to say it, many members of the [official Nigeria] delegation are not happy. Could things have been better organized? Yes.” SaharaReporters has also spoke with other members of the delegation who place these blunders on the shoulders of the Nigerian Mission to the UN and Ambassador Joy Ogwu for not ...

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Ogun’ll immortalise HID Awolowo, says Amosun

news The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said the state government will immortalise the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, the late Chief Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, for her good deeds. He said this on Sunday while speaking with journalists at the Ikenne country home of the Awolowos, during his condolence visit to the family. The governor, who just returned ...

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Saraki: Senators set for stormy session tomorrow

  There are indications that Senators that are opposed to Dr. Bukola Saraki’s leadership of the Senate are poised to ask for his resignation when the upper federal legislative chamber re-opens on Tuesday (tomorrow). The anti-Saraki Senators are citing the trial of the Senate president by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false asset declaration as a reason for ...

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Mecca tragedy: Nigerian man, wives, mother, stepmother die

  The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, stepmother and two wives in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. The agency also confirmed that the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, was ...

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Saudi Arabian Hajj stampede death toll rises

The death toll from Thursday’s stampede during a Hajj ritual outside of Mecca has risen to 769, Saudi Arabia’s health minister has said. At a press conference on Saturday, Khalid al-Falih also said the number of people injured had risen to 934 during the crush in the tent city of Mina while on their way to perform a ritual on ...

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Pro-Lawan senators move to impeach Saraki

  There were indications on Friday that members of the Senate Unity Forum had started wooing senators loyal to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. Saturday PUNCH reliably gathered that the move was part of fresh efforts to change the leadership of the Senate. The group comprises senators, who were opposed to the emergence of Saraki as senate president. It ...

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£3,000 visa bond plan being reviewed – UK

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Andrew Pocock, has said the British government is reviewing its plan to introduce a £3,000 visa bond scheme. He also said while there were security concerns in Nigeria, they were not overwhelming in many respects and could be managed.   Pocock said this on Wednesday when he visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange to ...

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Burkina Faso | I am Still the Head of National Democratic Council – Gen Diendere

Burkina Faso’s General Gilbert Diendere said on Tuesday he remained the head of a military junta that staged a coup last week and was awaiting the outcome of a summit of West African leaders being held in Nigeria. “I’m not stalling for time. I’m within the time allotted to me,” he told a news conference, reiterating that he was still ...

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Cross River Cabinet Nominees To Face Aptitude Test

Nominees for appointment as Commissioners in Cross River State will be subjected to intense scrutiny. A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr Christian Ita, confirmed this, saying the nominees will undergo a mandatory aptitude test before confirmation is granted. The statement confirmed that they are not the only ones to take the test, as chairmen, ...

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King Sunny Ade Celebrating the King at 69

  In commemoration of the juju King’s birthday, Pulse Nigeria highlights the accomplishments of the legend. Since the 60s, King Sunny Ade has remained a major influence in Nigerian music most especially in the growth of the ‘juju’ music. In commemoration of the juju King’s birthday, Pulse highlights the musical accomplishments of the legend. The 60s King Sunny Ade is ...

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Saraki Arrives Code of Conduct Tribunal, Live Coverage Barred

  The Senate President is accompanied by his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other Senators, as well as former Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko. The Tribunal has, however, barred all media outfits from broadcasting the proceedings and security has been tightened at the venue of the trial. The FCT Police Commissioner,  Mr Wilson Inalegwu, is in charge of security at ...

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Oyo Governor promises to pay salary arrears this week

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday assured workers in the state that their outstanding salaries would be paid this week. Ajimobi gave the assurance in Ibadan while addressing newsmen after an unscheduled inspection tour of ministries and departments at the state secretariat. The governor confirmed that the state had received the bailout fund from the Federal Government, adding ...

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Over 50 killed, 95 injured in Maiduguri blasts

  At least 50 people were reportedly killed with 95 critically sustained injuries as a result of multiple explosions that rocked Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar suburbs of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Sources from National and International Humanitarian agencies that participated in the evacuation of the victims told our Correspondent. Other hospital sources put the death toll to ...

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Buhari is a liar and has deceived you, says Shekau

Nigeria’s military on Saturday claimed further gains in its counter-offensive against Boko Haram, but the group’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed the talk of success as “lies”. Army spokesman Sani Usman said troops destroyed more rebel enclaves and camps in the restive state of Borno, which has been worst hit by the six-year Islamist insurgency. “The fight against the terrorists ...

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EKITI TEACHERS GET N144M VEHICLE, HOUSING LOANS FROM GOVERNMENT

Ekiti State Government has disbursed about N144m as vehicle and housing loans to 712 teaching and non-teaching staff in the state’s teaching service. The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Chief Toyin Ojo, who made this known in Ado Ekiti, said N63m of the sum was disbursed as car loans to 257 teaching and non-teaching staff, based on their grade ...

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Pope Francis encyclical calls for end to fossil fuels

    The Pope has issued an encyclical, calling for fossil fuels to be “progressively replaced without delay”. Pope Francis urges the richer world to make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption to avert the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem. Environmentalists hope the message will spur on nations ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris in December. But parts ...

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The great Moldovan bank robbery

It’s a mystery that’s thrown Europe’s poorest nation into deep crisis – $1bn has vanished from three of Moldova’s leading banks, much of it passing through UK companies. A confidential report has blamed 28-year-old businessman, Ilan Shor, but in an exclusive BBC interview he proclaims his innocence. Ilan Shor isn’t tall. So his personal assistant keeps telling him to adjust ...

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South Carolina church shooting: Nine die in Charleston ‘hate crime’

Nine people have died in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. City police chief Gregory Mullen described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a “hate crime”. Police later issued surveillance images of the suspect – a white male in his 20s – and a vehicle. The church’s pastor, state Senator Clementa ...

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Abandoned Boko Haram bombs explode, kill 20

    An abandoned sack containing Improvised Explosive Devices exploded in Monguno, Borno State, killing and injuring many members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and residents. Eyewitnesses gave different figures on the death toll. While one of our correspondents was told by a resident that 20 people lost their lives, theAssociated Press first reported 23 and later updated it ...

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Saraki, RMAFC Agree to Review Lawmakers’ Earnings as Rights Groups Protest

  Senate President Bukola Saraki wednesday met with officials of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to ascertain the exact cost of wardrode allowance for lawmakers and how to effect a cut in lawmakers’ allowances. Saraki, who made this disclosure known on his tweeter handle, said the commission would publish the earnings of lawmakers and simultaneously reduce the allowances in ...

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Buhari is not too old to govern Nigeria’ – Presidential aide says

The President is said to be very fit and capable to discharge his duties as at when due.     The Presidency has reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s age, 72, is not a barrier for him to cope with the demands of his office. Buhari had said on Monday, June 15, while speaking with the Nigerian community at the Nigerian ...

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Aso Villa authorities reject 253 DSS officials

  Apparently still not sure of the shape security around President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take in the coming days, authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have rejected about 253 officials of the Department of State Services recently transferred to the Presidential Villa. Investigations by one of our correspondents on Wednesday revealed that the affected security ...

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Tinubu’s wife refuses to shake hands with Saraki

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central in the Senate on Wednesday refused to shake hands with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Oluremi is the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. This happened when Saraki was administering the oath of office and allegiance on the 28 All ...

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Stolen Assets Recovery: Buhari Demands Fuel Imports From Oil Marketers Implicated In Fraud

Facing a huge cash crisis, President Muhammadu Buhari has resorted to unusual strategies for recovering some of the funds stolen from Nigeria’s treasury through a series of shady deals between former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and a group of indigenous oil companies and oil marketers she and former President Goodluck Jonathan favored.   Former Governor of the Central Bank of ...

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Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote – live

gay marriage As the cliche goes, success has many fathers and in the context of the Yes victory in the Irish gay marriage vote there will be many politicians who will want to claim the credit. It is a fact that this referendum was the brainchild of Eamon Gilmore, leader of the Irish Labour Party back in 2011. He insisted ...

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Rivers election: We won’t forgive killers, arsonists – Buhari

ABUJA—Hard times await perpetrators of violence before, during and after the recent governorship elections in Rivers State as the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) said he will not “forgive or forget” their evil acts. Buhari spoke, yesterday, when the state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, paid him a congratulatory visit in Abuja. Buhari, who said he owed the people ...

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Cameron, four Nigerians win in UK election

Top left: Osamor; top bottom: Onwurah; middle: Cameron; top right: Grant; top bottom: Umunna. In one of the most keenly contested general elections in British history, four Nigerians won seats to the revered parliament, making it the first time such feat would be recorded Against all odds, David Cameron has won his re-election bid in one of the fiercest polls ...

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AU organ wants creation of United States of Africa

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union has suggested that African countries should team up and quickly move towards the creation of the United States of Africa.The ECOSOCC said this in its reaction to the xenophobic violence against migrants and migrant workers, including Nigerians, by South African citizens. Source: AU organ wants creation of United States of ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Project Fi – Google’s Wireless Carrier Network

    Google has announced its plan to start a new wireless carrier called Google Fi. The search giant released details today on its website explaining the price, compatibility and rollout of its new networks. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to ...

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Details Revealed On Why IGP Abba Was Sacked

  There were also concerns that IGP Abba did not facilitate PDP victory in many States, which may have cost Jonathan his re-election bid. This includes information which leaked regarding AIG Tunde Ogunsakin’s deployment to Rivers State before the gubernatorial elections.   After more than a week of pressure from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders it was announced today that ...

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Jonathan to hand over on May 29th- FG

    The Federal government on Wednesday clarified that the dinner being organised for the president elect on May 28 is not meant to be for a formal handover to president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the May 29th hand-over date remains sacrosanct. Making the clarification Wednesday, Minister ‎of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, said the dinner would still be hosted by Jonathan ...

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Lawyers task Buhari on good governance, campaign promises

An advocacy group, Lawyers for Change, has charged the President elect, General Muhamadu Buhari, to focus on his campaign promises, especially with regards to recovering the Chibok girls abducted over a year ago. National coordinator of the group, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, also admonished newly elected politicians both at the national and state levels not to bask in the euphoria of past ...

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NNPC has started refunding unremitted $1.48bn –Alison-Madueke

The Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has started refunding the $1.48bn unremitted fund into the Federation Account as recommended by an audit firm, PriceWaterHouse Coopers. She however did not disclose how much has for far been refunded by the corporation. She also denied reports that she was seeking the ...

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