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Kano announces death of two pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

By Musa Madobi, Kano Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced the death two pilgrims from the state during recently concluded hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi told newsmen in Kano on Thursday via teleconferencing from Makkah in Saudi Arabia that the deceased who were males after performing their Hajj rites at the Ararat. ...

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Aspirants reject Fayose’s deputy as PDP flag bearer Two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, Chief Dare Bejide and Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, has rejected the adoption of Prof. Kolapo Olusola as the party’s “sole candidate” by Governor Ayo Fayose and his loyalists. Fayose had at a event in the state capital picked his deputy as the PDP ...

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Recession: There is more to be done – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday that the country’s exit from recession was in tandem with the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation will experience economic growth in 2017, but said however that a lot of work still need too be done. The party dismiss the statement credited to the main opposition party, the PDP that ...

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2018: Council boss greets ELeka over PDP’s stakeholders’ endorsement

The Chairman of West Local Government, Hon. Kolawole Omotunde has described the decision of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders to endorse Ekiti deputy Governor Professor Olusola Eleka as the candidate of the party in the 2018 governorship election as “a reward for loyalty to service”. Omotunde who was present at the stakeholder’s meeting on Wednesday alongside other 15 local council chairmen, ...

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I will support Atiku even if Buhari runs in 2019, says Alhassan

By Our Correspondent The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her resolve to support the presidential bid of a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to recontest. Speaking in an interview aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service on Wednesday, she added that “Atiku is my godfather even before I ...

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Doctors in Abuja shun strike government moves to pay arrears of allowances

General Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Roland Aigbovo, the said the chapter was yet to join the ongoing nationwide strike. Aigbovo who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday explained that the chapter could not join the strike because its management was presently discussing issues relating to ...

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Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran. Oladiran in his ruling ordered the ...

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Oil price moves towards $55 after Hurricane Harvey fallout

Oil prices rose on Wednesday as strong global refining margins and the reopening of United States Gulf Coast refineries provided a more bullish outlook after sharp drops due to Storm Harvey. Brent had gained 82 cents to 54.20 dollars a barrel by 1215 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 55 cents at 49.21 dollars a barrel. ...

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Tambuwal denies defection rumours, says ‘I remain a committed APC member’

By Kabiru Wurno, Sokoto Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has dismissed an online publication suggesting that he may likely dump his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party. In a statement signed by his media aide, Mallam Imam Dalhatu Imam in Sokoto on Wednesday, the governor however stated in unwavering committed to the party, saying “I ...

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Effects of exiting recession won’t be immediate, says bureau

The Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Yemi Kale, has said that the effect of Nigeria coming out of recession will not be immediately felt by the people. Kale made the statement in Abuja on Wednesday at a news conference. “There is a different stage Nigeria must go through before the masses will feel the effects of ...

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