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Armed youths killed scores in Akwa Ibom/Cross River boundary clash

Akwa Ibom]–Another round of battle erupted again on Saturday as armed youths, from Ikot Offiong in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, reportedly killed scores of fishermen during another attack of Ikot Ada Akpan Community in Oku-Iboku, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday. Dr. Demson Ekong, an indigene of the area told Vanguard that, the attackers came in six …

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Replace Babachir with Onu, ex-Gov Attah urges Buhari

Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari is most likely searching for the replacement of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. With the …

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Expelled PUNCH correspondent called back to Aso Rock

[Abuja]–The director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, has asked, the state house correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Olalekan Adetayo, to return to the presidential villa in Abuja. Report has it that Adetayo was  barred and expelled from the villa over a story on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, published on Sunday by his media house. However,  in a …

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New crude oil swap deal by FG: Niger Delta being sidelined-PANDEF

Abuja]–A member of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Mr. Famous Daunemgha, has lamented that the people of the Niger Delta have been sidelined under the Federal Government’s new crude oil swap deal otherwise known as Direct Sale and Direct Purchase (DSDP). It will be recalled that the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  had in 2016, replaced the offshore …

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UPDATED:Akeredolu, Fayose, Amosun, Babalola, others witness last rite as Adeleke gets buried amid tears

[Osun]–Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Cabinet nominees, Chief S O Babalola were among family members and sympathizers who witnessed the last burial rite of  Sen. Isiaka Adeleke as he was buried amidst tears in his resident. The remains of the Senator who died in the early hour of Sunday …

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“JAMB is a total failure” — UI ASUU Chairman

[Ibadan]–Dr. Deji Omole, the chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has declared that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as currently led by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede is a total failure.   Speaking on behalf of the Union, the chairman lamented about the problems being encountered by candidates to register for the examination saying …

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CAN ask FG: for how long will Nigerians lose their lives to herdsmen attacks

[Abuja]–The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has asked the Federal government how long will Nigerians continue to lose their lives as result of herdsmen attacks in the country.   The body had tasked the Nigerian government to ‘stop making excuses’ for what it regarded as government’s failure to curtail the menace of herdsmen attacks in the country.   The President …

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Toilet Arrest: Nigerian pastor alleged of sexual assault arrested in South African toilet

South Africa]–The South African police force has arrested Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, accused of sexually molesting girls in his congregation.   Mr. Omotoso, who is based in Durban, South Africa, was arrested inside the toilet at the Port Elizabeth Airport shortly after he disembarked from his flight, and has been arraigned in court where he was denied bail and will …

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“Nigeria will surely breakup” — Ex-Senator, says Britain is a key problem to Nigeria

[Interview]–A former member of the Senate, a delegate to the National Conference and Chairman of the committee that laid the framework, Senator Femi Okurounmu, has declared that Nigeria’s breakup is inevitable and that Britain is one of Nigeria’s headaches.   He made the statements in an interview with The Sun, adding that it is not compulsory that Nigeria will remain …

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Suspend anyone linked to the cases, Buhari tells Osinbajo-led panel

Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Osinbajo-led presidential panel probing the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, to suspend all government officials linked to both cases. This disclosure was made by a top presidency source who spoke with the Daily Trust. The panel, …

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