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Swearing in of president, vice now to be in Assembly chambers

The Senate has passed a Bill for an Act enacting that henceforth, inauguration of the President and Vice-President of Nigeria will be holding at the National Assembly Complex. The resolution of the Senate came through a report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which was overwhelming voted for in plenary. The Bill is sponsored by Deputy President of the ...

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Court jails security man in Jos for raping minor

An Upper Area Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital has sentenced a 31–year-old security man, Joseph Vongjen, to four years in prison, for raping a 13-year-old girl. The presiding judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Vongjen on Friday, after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for mercy. “You will spend four years in prison for this callous act; ...

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Amnesty accuses Cameroon of torturing detained activists

Amnesty International on Friday accused Cameroon of detaining no fewer than 500 people “like sardines” in overcrowded detention facilities following mass arbitrary arrests in two English-speaking regions. The human rights watchdog said in a statement that the detainees were arrested when protesting in dozens of towns in Cameroon’s Anglophone North-West and South-West regions on October 1. English speakers in the ...

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Alleged N1.5bn fraud: Court grants Edo APC woman leader, 4 others bail

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court has granted Mrs. Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. The other defendants are: Adama Osabuohien, Prince Stephen Alao, Dove Momodu and Mallam Ali Sulayman. Ovbiagele also ordered the defendants to produce a surety each in like sum. The judge ordered ...

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George Weah in early lead in Liberian presidential poll

Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country ...

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World Bank gaffe: Buhari means well for all Nigerians, says Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a news publication in a national daily purporting the President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered major global financial institutions to tailor their activities towards the northern parts of the country. In debunking the allegation, the Presidency in a statement issued on Friday stated that President Buhari means well for all parts of the country. In the ...

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I’m sure Nigeria will have a great World Cup-Wenger

Alex Iwobi appears to have won Nigeria a fan in his club manager at Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is tipping Nigeria to do well at the World Cup in Russia next year. Wenger made this known in a video on Facebook posted on the official page of Arsenal while congratulating Nigeria on their qualification for the World Cup, which was ...

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NFF set to pressure England’s Ojo to switch nationality to Nigeria

Top brass of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) will in the coming days arrive the United Kingdom for talks with on loan Liverpool and England U21 forward Seyi Ojo. If all goes well with the trip, the NFF officials are expected to discuss with the young lad, the possibility of a switch of allegiance to Nigeria from England. Ojo ...

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Buhari re-appoints Orji as boss of Sovereign Fund

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr. Uchechi Orji as Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). This is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday. Orji was first appointed in October 2012 for an initial term of five years, renewable for another term of ...

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Ambode canvasses executive, legislative collaboration in governance

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that constant parley and collaboration between the executive and legislative arms of government was critical to effective governance. Ambode said this at the 14th edition of the Lagos State Executive and Legislative Parley, with the theme: “Lagos, the Rise of a Mega City: A Collaboration that Works’’. He said that such a ...

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