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3 female suicide bombers die in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri– Victor Isuku, yesterday confirmed that at about 2030hrs, at Molai Angwar, three female suicide bombers detonated IED, killing selves at Molai General Hospital, located at an outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state. The trio trapped the IED on their vests and attempted to gain entry through the exit gate of the hospital, […]

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Karu: FCT’s ghost hospital

The General Hospital Karu at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has a shortage of staff , basic drugs and equipment. In contrast, the Indian-owned Primus Super Specialty Hospital which sits on the land on the General Hopital is brimming with paƟ ents and business as JOSEPHINE ELLAEJEH highlights in this report More than five months […]

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Tozali: Africa’s culture on the runway

Recently, Tozali Fashion Magazine, which is owned by Hajiya Mamuna Yaya Abubakar, held its maiden African Fashion and Cultural Week which was dedicated enƟ rely to men wears, as the models show-cased the contnent’s rich cultural heritage. HAWWAH GAMBO witnessed the event. Fashion shows are few and far between in Northern Nigeria. Similarly, northerners are […]

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Buhari’s men at war

By Ibraheem Musa– In the last 29 months, one of the de- fining attributes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is the general lack of coordination and the open spat between top government officials over policy issues. Kachikwu/Baru row On Tuesday last week, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu accused the Group Managing […]

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Buhari’s 2019 presidential ticket not sacrosanct, South West APC declares

A former acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Akande, on Thursday in Ibadan said President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to inform South-west leaders of the party that he would recontest in 2019. Mr. Akande also said that Mr. Buhari, a member of the ruling party, will have to contest with other members […]

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Chad stops fighting Boko Haram, withdraw troops

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said. The pull-out over the past two weeks could weaken a region-wide struggle against the militants who have killed tens of thousands of people, forced many more to flee and triggered […]

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PDP not playing opposition role properly – Abdulsalami

By Aideloje Ojo Minna– A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not properly played credible opposition role in the current political dispensation and governance of the country. Abubakar stated this while receiving a chieftain of the party, Raymond Dokpesi, who visited him at his residence […]

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Baru/Kachikwu row: Confusion as Osinbajo denies approving N640bn contract

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Vivian Okejeme and David Agba, Abuja– The riddle posed by the row between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, appears far from over as the Presidency gave conflicting positions on the N640 billion contract awarded by […]

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Senate probes NIS revenue-sharing formula

By Taiye Odewale Abuja– The Senate yesterday frowned on the “unfavourable revenue sharing formula” being used on yearly basis by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in which the bulk of the revenues generated ended in the coff ers of contractual private firms.   Th is was as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, declared the arrangement […]

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Restructuring: Tambuwal, Atiku, NEF, JNI, CAN disagree

By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna– Prominent northerners yesterday gathered at Arewa House, Kaduna expressing divided opinions over restructuring of Nigeria as the debate rages on.   Former House of Representatives Speaker and Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said, North was not against restructuring, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar insisted on power devolution to […]

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No confirmed monkey pox case in Nigeria – FG

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja There is no confi rmed case of monkey pox in the country yet, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said.   The minister disclosed this yesterday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.   He said the Centre for Disease Control had […]

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Strike: FG talks tough on ‘no work, no pay’, wants fixed tenure for labour leaders

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja– The federal government has said it would henceforThenforce the ‘no work, no pay rule’ contained in the country’s labour laws if its employees in any sector of the economy go on strike.   Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the end of the weekly Federal […]

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PDP begs Nigerians: Forgive us for failing you

By Lateef Dada Osogbo The Peoples Democratic Party has admitted making mistakes while in charge as Nigeria’s ruling party.   It therefore called for forgiveness from Nigerians as well as support to liberate them from the governing All Progressives Congress.   Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi , made the […]

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I, not Buhari approved N640 billion oil contracts, Osinbajo contradicts NNPC GMD

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday admitted that he approved the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation joint venture financing contracts as disclosed by the government-owned oil firm. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, confirmed this in a series of tweets on his confirmed Twitter handle, @akandeoj. Akande said […]

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Narrow escape as Kogi governor’s security aides molest, threatens to kill journalist

Deputy editor of Daily Post, Wale Odunsi has narrowly missed death when he was molested by security aides attached to Government House, Kogi in Lokoja. A man dressed in mobile police personnel in the Government House slapped the editor before threatening to shoot him. Odunsi had travelled to the state to honour an invitation to […]

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Restructuring: Blame Aguyi-Ironsi for our woes –Zoro

By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Abuja– A federal lawmaker, Sani Zoro Mohammed, has said more than any individual or group, late Head of State, General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi should be blamed for the present woes the nation faces in its 57 years of independence, leading to incessant calls for restructuring. He also cautioned advocates of restructuring, warning […]