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Sultan announces September 1 as Sallah

 Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar ,111, has declared September 1, 2017, as Eid-el-Kabir day. Abubakar, who is the Chairman, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the declaration, following the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja, on Tuesday ...

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53-year-old man docked for defiling 8-year-old girl

A 53-year-old man, David Ajayi, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Ajayi, who resides at 5, Moshalashi St., Somolu, is facing a charge of defilement. According to Police ...

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N513bn spent on debt servicing in 2017 — NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has expressed concern over Nigeria’s level of indebtedness, declaring that the country’s debt in relation to revenues have reached critical levels. NEITI, in its latest Quarterly Review, published on Sunday which focused on ...

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Port Harcourt wins bid to host 2018 Africa wrestling championship

By: Felix Ikpotor Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, Nigeria has won the bid to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship. The announcement was made at the United World Wrestling meeting in Paris at the weekend. Nigeria defeated former host, ...

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23-yr-old UNIPORT student, defiles, murders, mutilate 8-yr-old girl

 Rivers State Police Command has explained how a 23-year-old man, Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike, awas, weekend, apprehended in Okporo area of Port Harcourt, with the corpse of an eight-year-old girl by a local vigilante group. The suspect is asaid to ...

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Nine perish in Lagos boat mishap

Lagos State Government has confirmed that nine persons died in a boat mishap which occurred on Sunday in Ilashe area of the state. According to a  statement by the Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Authority, Engr. Abisola Kamson, the ...

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Mitee sues FG over neglect of East West Road

Renowned environmental activist and former president of the  Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Barr. Ledum Mitee, has dragged the Federal Government before a Port Harcourt Federal High Court, over the deplorable state of the East West Road, ...

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Buhari’s speech: Nigeria’s unity settled, not negotiable

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Monday,  said the unity of the country is not open to any form of negotiation. The President, in his first statement to Nigerians since his returned to the country after a 104-day medical vacation in London, ...

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Jubilation in Aso Rock, Daura as Buhari returns

The presidential villa Abuja is agog with activities as staff and security personnel are making last minute preparations to receive President Muhammadu Buhari who is expected back to the country. In Daura, the hometown of Buhari in Katsina state, residents ...

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INEC inaugurates committee on e-voting system

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has inaugurated a 20-member Inter-Agency Technical Committee to assess a newly-developed e-voting system. The commission in a statement issued by its Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Thursday in Abuja revealed ...

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