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DEFECTION: 5 APC GOVERNORS RESUME LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST PDP TODAY

Today, at a Federal High Court in Abuja, the five PDP governors who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) will resume a fierce legal battle against their former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the issues of their defection. The governors, who recently defected...

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TAMBUWAL IN SECRET MEETING WITH OBASANJO, IN ABEOKUTA

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where the two men held secret talks for almost an hour. Mr. Tambuwal was accompanied by Kawu Sumaila, the deputy minority leader of the H...

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BOKO HARAM: NORTHERN GOVS ASK FG TO IMPLEMENT FORUM’S RECOMMENDATION

The Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF)  has called on the Federal Government to deploy more security personnel with superior military equipment as well as adopt measures to boost their morale to enable them effectively fight the insurgents and other threats to securit...

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MARIA VON TRAPP, LAST MEMBER OF SOUND OF MUSIC FAMILY PASSES ON

Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, the inspiration behind the  ‘Sound of Music’ film has passed away. She was 99 and died peacefully at her home in Vermont, USA. Her brother, Johannes vin Trapp described her as “a lov...

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PRESIDENTIAL MEDIA CHAT TO HOLD TOMORROW, MONDAY THE 23RD

Another edition of the Presidential Media Chat will hold on Monday. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the programme would be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authorit...

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GOV. TANKO AL-MAKURA OF NASARAWA, ALLEGES PLOT TO ASSASSINATE HIM, HIS BROTHER

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has alleged a plot to assassinate him and his elder brother, Ahmadu, who is the Emir of Kwandere. Reacting to the alleged assassination attempt on his brother, Friday evening, by gunmen at the Emir’s home in Lafia, Mr. Al-Makura ...

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CBN ACTING GOVERNOR, ALADE, OTHER DEPUTY GOVERNORS INDICTED FOR ALLEGED FRAUD; RECOMMENDED FOR SACK

PREMIUM TIMES: Even though the CBN governor and the bank’s deputy governors were indicted and recommended for sack, the president moved against Mr. Sanusi alone. The Central Bank’s new acting governor, Sarah Alade, and all of the bank’s deputy governors took part in the a...

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PDP VS. TAMBUWAL: COURT ADJOURNS TILL MARCH 24

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to determine whether or not 37 members of the House of Representatives who recently defected from the party to the All Progressives Congress, APC, can initiate, move or support any motion to rem...

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SANUSI’S SUSPENSION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – SEN. BUKOLA SARAKI

The Senator representing Kwara Central Constituency and the Chairman of the Senate Committe on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has condemned the removal of Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, describing it as unconstitutional and capable of...

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AFROGALA IN PICTURES

The Afro Caribbean Society of Imperial College, London organise a much lauded cultural showcase every year. It’s called Afrogala and the theme for this year’s edition was ‘The Untold Stories’. Find below pictures from the event; The pictures were t...

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GOVERNOR SERIAKE DICKSON PLEDGES TO USE PUBLIC FUNDS TO REBUILD PRIVATELY OWNED MEDIA FACILITY

Late night on Thursday, a massive late night electrical fire gutted the studios, offices and transmission facility of the AIT/Raypower Station in the Elebele area of Bayelsa State. In a surprise announcement, Governor Serike Dickson has pledged to use public funds to rebu...

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GOVERNOR SUSWAM CRIES FOR HELP, AS ARMED MILITIA ARE DESTROYING LIVES AND PROPERTY IN BENUE

Recently there have been clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Benue state. Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has said armed men were causing destruction of lives and property in Benue and beyond. Mr. Suswam told State House Correspondents in Abuja on Friday that t...

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KANO EMIRATE COUNCIL ASKS JONATHAN TO REVERSE SANUSI’S SUSPENSION

The Kano Emirate Council has condemned the suspension of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido, by President Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement in Hausa on Friday, the most senior Councillor in the Council, Tijjani Hashim, described President Jonathans actions as ...

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NIGERIA GOVERNORS CALL EMERGENCY MEETING OVER SANUSI

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has summoned an emergency meeting of its members for Monday to discuss the implications of the suspension of the Governor of Central Bank, CBN, Lamido Sanusi, and react appropriately to the development. According to a notice of meeting s...

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DENNIS BERGKAMP: CLOSE TO GOD

Arsenal unveil a statue to honour Dennis Bergkamp today. I pay tribute to my favourite footballer of all time whilst part reviewing his biography published last year.  People tend to get immortalized in death. This doesn’t apply to Dennis Bergkamp because he’s...