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  • In China, Kalu explains defending Buhari

      *Says gov’s visit to Buhari vindicates him Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has responded to questions on his recent positive views about President Muhammadu Buhari. He also noted that visit by the APC national chairman, governors and a minister to Buhari in London…

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  • Aluko, Nigeria and the corruption monster

    There is this bombshell of a book I got from my barber last week.  He seemed excited by the book, and asked if I had read it. “Oga, you have to read it,” he said. “It tells you everything, how our leaders, especially the military, destroyed this country. It tells you the reason we are…

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  • Cameroon on brink of collapse

    • English-speaking Ambazonia insists on independence   By Emma Emeozor Fifty six years after British Cameroon and French Cameroon united to become the Republic of Cameroon following a United Nations-sponsored referendum, the marriage seems to be heading for collapse. The English speaking region has repeatedly accused the French speaking Cameroon-dominated government of marginalization and high-handedness…

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  • 2017 Hajj: NAHCON explains hike in Hajj fare

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday attributed the hike in Hajj fare to the current economic depression and devaluation of Naira against major currencies. Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, the NAHCON Commissioner for Policy, Personnel Management and Finance, made the assertion in Ilorin, at a day sensitisation for stakeholders. Yusuf said that intending pilgrims…

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  • Zuma denies seeking residency abroad

    South African President, Mr Jacob Zuma, on Monday denied allegations that he had sought residency in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “I would like to reiterate that I do not own any property outside South Africa. “Further, I have not requested anybody to buy a property for me or on my behalf abroad,” Zuma…

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  • Lagos council polls: PDP, Accord win 7 seats

    Details of final results of Saturday’s local government election in Lagos released by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) on Monday indicated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won four councillorship seats in the polls. A statement issued by the commission ‘s Director of Publicity, Mr Oladapo Olatunde, indicated that Accord Party also won…

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  • Jailbreak foiled in Bayelsa

    Security operatives have foiled an attempted jailbreak by some inmates of Okaka Prisons in Yenagoa. Mr. Victor Chiabua, Controller, Nigerian Prison Command in the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, that the incident occurred at about 9.02pm on Sunday. Chiabua said that the investigation revealed the six inmates detonated an an…

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  • Naira rebounds against dollar at parallel market

    The Naira on Monday regained strength against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency gained one point to exchange at N365 to the dollar at the parallel market, stronger than N366 posted on Friday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N475 and N420,…

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  • Vatican economy minister faces sex abuse charges in Australia

    Cardinal George Pell, Vatican’s economy minister, will  make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sex crimes. Pell,  on June 29 became the most senior Catholic to be charged with sex crimes  before a Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. He has vowed to fight the still-unspecified charges, calling them false and the result…

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  • Court fines NAFDAC N2m over Fanta, Sprite

    A Lagos State High Court has ordered that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pay fine of N2 million for approving Sprite and Fanta, products of the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC). The court also dismissed NBC’s application seeking a stay of execution of the judgement where it was asked…

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