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We won’t succumb to APC’s harassment, say PDP

The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led government of deliberately harassing its members, saying the party would not succumb to any form of harassment. PDP in a statement issued by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Wednesday accused the Muhammadu Buhari led government of deliberately planning and executing an ...

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Oyo 2019: Drama as Alao-Akala shuns communications minister Shittu during visit

There was a mild drama on Sunday at the Ogbomosho country home of a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala when the Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu who paid a courtesy visit. According to sources close to the Ogbomosho born politician, the former governor shunned Shittu who came with a retinue of aides and supporters as ...

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Adeyemi College will soon become a university, says provost

Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, on Wednesday in Akure said that the college would soon be converted to a university. Ogen made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State chapter, Mr Ojo Oyewamide Represented by the Head of ...

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2019: PDP renews pressure on Atiku to return

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has renewed its call on former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to return to the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. State Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Tahir made the call while speaking the party’s stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola, saying “ It is not a wise decision for Atiku to abandon ...

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Protesting teachers sack Kaduna Assembly over test

Teachers in Kaduna State under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have sacked the state House of Assembly. In the peaceful demonstration that later turned violent, the angry teachers destroyed properties within the premises of the Assembly Complex. They are protesting the decision of the state government to conduct what it (the government) termed a competency examination ...

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Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown

Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge announced on Saturday. They face allegations of money laundering, bribery, extortion and exploiting public ...

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Okorocha to unveil Liberia president’s statue

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha of Imo is set to unveil the statue of another African president, weeks after a national outrage over the unveiling of a multi-million naira statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Okorocha’s latest statue, a monument of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, is scheduled to be unveiled on November 9. The statue and two ...

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Buhari presides over FEC meeting, as Kyari, Oyo-ita `reconcile’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. Newsmen report that others attending the meeting included the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita as well as some presidential aides. observed that before the ...

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Joshua keen to fight New Zealander, Parker next year

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year, but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, while Parker holds the WBO crown. American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title. “Eddie ...

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Anxiety in Africa as race to World Cup reaches final lap

The African continent will this weekend stand still in anticipation as the third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws to a close. Three of the five tickets to next year’s tournament in Russia are still up for grabs, with the remaining two already snatched by Nigeria and Egypt. But there is still all ...

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