Coup against me during 2015 elections –Buhari

Coup against me during 2015 elections –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday revealed how many Nigerians and some media outfits tried to scuttle his march to Aso Rock. He described the postponement barely 10 days to the poll as one of the many plots by former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his agents  against him. The election which was originally scheduled for February 14, was shifted to March 28 ostensibly to give the Army enough time to tackle the Boko Haram insurgents in…

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Fleeing Armed Robbers In Port Harcourt Abandon Their Operational Car Containing N137m (Photos)

Fleeing Armed Robbers In Port Harcourt Abandon Their Operational Car Containing N137m (Photos)

Some armed robbers that attacked a new generation bank at Trans-Amadi road in Port harcourt, Rivers state yesterday October 14th abandoned their operational vehicle, a Lexus jeep after they were overpowered by the Rivers state police command who engaged them in a fierce gun battle. Items recovered from the vehicle included stolen money to the tune of 137 million Naira, one AK 47 rifle, rocket, an English made pistol and six magazines. The fleeing robbers…

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Buhari Receives National Identity Card

Buhari Receives National Identity Card

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday issued with his National Identity card by the Director General of the National Identity Management Corporation (NIMC), Chris Onyemenam. The president on receipt of the card, directed the NIMC to ensure harmonisation and integration of data obtained by other government and non-governmental agencies. Briefing State House correspondents on his mission to the Villa, Onyemenam said  “First, we demonstrated to the president how the national identification number can be used…

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Obama to extend US military role in Afghanistan

Obama to extend US military role in Afghanistan

Barack Obama plans to extend the US military’s role in Afghanistan and keep the current force of 9,800 troops through most of 2016, Al Jazeera has learned, amid a surge in Taliban attacks. Obama had aimed to withdraw all but a small US embassy-based force in the capital Kabul before leaving office in January 2017. Fault Lines – This is Taliban Country Under the new plan, troop numbers will fall to 5,500 starting some time…

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Rapists, paedophiles invade Enugu

Rapists, paedophiles invade Enugu

The stories were all the same. Their common denominator was chilling. For instance, there was the story of a 78-year-old landlord who defiled his tenant’s daughter. There was also that of a 10-year-old girl who was defiled by a student in one of the high institutions in Enugu. The student in question was staying with the girl’s family. Narrating her story, the nine-year-old girl (name withheld) said that her landlord used threats and intimidation on…

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Ministerial List: Buhari must be screened if he’s Petroleum Minister—SENATE

Ministerial List: Buhari must be screened if he’s Petroleum Minister—SENATE

ABUJA—Strong indications have emerged that today’s plenary session, where the Senate would unveil the ministerial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari, may be stormy as senators are saying the President must, in line with the constitution, submit himself before the Senate for screening if he appointed himself Minister of Petroleum. They are also set to reject an incomplete list, saying the constitution provides for a nominee from each state of the federation and that any list…

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Police rescue 35-year-old man from mob attack

Police rescue 35-year-old man from mob attack

A patrol team of the Bayelsa State Police command at the weekend, rescued a man from being lynched by a mob after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl along the Akenfa area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. According to investigation, the 35-year- old suspect identified as Akpobomei (surname withheld) was apprehended by the angry crowd after defiling the girl. Checks indicated  that the victim was lured out of her parents’ home by the suspected rapist with sweet and…

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Oct 1 spendings: el-Rufai lied – Jonathan

Oct 1 spendings: el-Rufai lied – Jonathan

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday dismissed allegations from Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai that his government blew a whop­ping N64 billion on October 1 independence anniversary celebrations between 2011 and 2014. He said only N332.6 million was spent on anniversary cel­ebrations from 2012 to 2014. He did not give any spending detail for 2011. Jonathan who spoke through his former minister and deputy chairman of the Ministry of National Planning, Dr. Abuba­kar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, equally…

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Stop condemning homosexuals, they don’t deserve it – Catholic Bishops

Stop condemning homosexuals, they don’t deserve it – Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has called on Nigerians, especially the media to stop condemning gay people. The bishops reiterated their earlier stand that gays and lesbians did not deserve severe punishment or jail term. In an article titled “Still on Same-Sex Union and the Stand of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria”, by the group’s director of social communication, Chris Anyanwu, the CBCN accused journalists of twisting the position of the bishops….

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How Mr. Integrity, Gamaliel Onosode passed on at 82

How Mr. Integrity, Gamaliel Onosode passed on at 82

NIGERIA yesterday lost one of her finest technocrats, Deacon Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode, fondly referred to as ‘Mr. Integrity’ by his admirers. He died at the age of 82 after a protracted illness. The family spokesperson, Ese Onosode, told The Guardian that the elder statesman was, on Sunday night, flown in alive from the United Kingdom in an Air Ambulance in line with his wishes. He died at about at 8.15a.m. at his Adelabu Street home…

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