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  • Atiku to Nigerians: We must renegotiate our union

    Former vice president Atiku Abubakar said on Tuesday that Nigeria, as it is currently constituted, is failing and greater autonomy needs to be granted to the states, the Premium Times has reported. Mr Atiku made his comments while speaking at the official launch of ‘We Are All Biafrans’, a new book by journalist and scholar […] More

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  • Confusion as Soldier, policemen fight in banking hall

    Customers who went to a new generation bank in fomer Nigeria capital city, Calabar got more than they bargained for when a fight broke out between a soldier and some four mobile policemen inside the bank at about 11 am Tuesday. It could not be ascertained what the cause of the squabble was, but a […] More

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  • FG takes over guardianship of Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram and now admitted into US Schools

    The federal government says it is now in charge of the Chibok schoolgirls who were admitted into US schools after fleeing the custody of Boko Haram. Two-hundred-and seventy-six girls were kidnapped, while 57 managed to escape, the government said two have been rescued – though there is controversy over the identity of one – and […] More

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  • 4 people killed as Trader’s alleged Facebook post blaspheming Prophet Mohammed sparks religious riots in Niger State

    Religious riots broke out in Pandogari, a town in Rafi Local government area in Niger State over an alleged Facebook post by an Igbo trader, 24-year-old Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Emmanuel was lynched on Sunday, May 29, 2016 by a Muslim crowd and the religious riots spread to other parts of […] More

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  • Man breaks record, runs 17 days’ marathon for disease awareness

    A Nigerian, Fadesola Adedayo, has made history after completing a 17 days marathon race from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos, to raise awareness for Steven Johnson Disease. Steven Johnson Syndrome is a rare skin disease. Fadesola, 25, reached the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos at 12:013pm after covering 11 states and 717 kilometres […] More

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  • Governor Wike appoints Joseph Yobo as SSA on sports development

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed a former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development. Wike also appointed Mr. Chibuzor Aholu as the Senior Special Assistant on Financial Matters. The appointments, according to a statement issued on Tuesday in Port Harcourt by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic […] More

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  • Facebook using people’s phones to listen in on what they’re saying, claims professor

    Facebook is listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed. The app is using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed. Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people […] More

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  • “I killed my Aunt because prayer warriors told me she was spiritually behind all my problems” – 28-year-old man

    A 28-year-old man, Uwem Akpanebe, who killed his 75 years old aunty, Josephine George, yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said he was told by prayer warriors that she was behind his travails. The suspect, detained at Akwa Ibom State Police headquarters, Uyo, told Vanguard that he decided to kill his aunty as the prayer […] More

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  • Americans Applaud Nigeria For Banning “I Am Cait” From Cable Television

    Just weeks after Nigeria successfully boycotted the show “I Am Cait” and got it banned from cable television on the continent, many Americans have hailed the move, applauding Nigerians. According to comments on Yahoo! which carried the news item, many Americans supported the decision which has overwhelming support in Nigeria but has been frowned upon […] More

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  • Woman stabs self to death after testing positive to HIV in Enugu

    A woman who tested positive to the HIV Virus has decided to end her life by stabbing herself to death in Enugu, Nigeria. The 46-year-old woman identified as Celestina Mamah, has reportedly stabbed herself to death in a bush in Enugu State after she learnt that she has tested positive to HIV Virus, Daily Post […] More

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  • Egypt asked to apologize for calling African countries ‘dogs and slaves’ at UNEA Nairobi meeting

    Egypt has been asked to apologise to other African countries for calling them “dogs and slaves” during the recent United Nations Environment Assembly meeting in Nairobi, The Star Kenya reports Yvonne Khamati, chairman Africa Diplomatic Corps Technical Committee, condemned the utterances made by the country’s head of delegation at the summit which ended on May […] More

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  • I will soon reveal how Abacha, Abiola died – says Al-Mustapha

    Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, yesterday, said he would soon reveal how his boss and the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Bashorun MKO Abiola, died. Disclosing that Abacha and Abiola’s deaths were from same source, Al-Mustapha said he would make […] More

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