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Liberals win majority in Canadian federal elections

  BBC Economists at some of Canada’s big banks are upgrading the country’s economic forecast in the wake of the Liberal Party’s sweeping victory in the election Monday. But they warn that the Liberals’ planned deficit spending could result in interest rates rising sooner than expected, which could put pressure on mortgage-holders. And the party’s […]

Ideye leads Olympiacos to away victory

Brown Ideye netted in the 79 minutes to ensure victory for his team. Ideye Brown scored from an almost impossible angle as the Greek champions built on their Arsenal win with another away victory. Olympiacos took the points at Dinamo Zagreb that many predicted following their triumph at Arsenal, but victory was hard-fought in Croatia. The […]

EFCC mulls prosecution of Akpabio

As petitioner fires new petition to Buhari By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor After two days of grilling over a corruption petition concerning the eight years of his stewardship as Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is now weighing options on whether it had gathered enough evidence to charge […]

Flood sacks 1,000 in Rivers, submerges 50 buildings

A source disclosed that many people have already   fled their various communities to safe areas. Farmlands and livestock have also been washed away, he said. It was gathered that victims were taking refuge in schools and some public buildings that were not yet affected by the flood. Commenting on the flood, some of the victims lamented the disaster, and the […]

President meets Tambuwal, Wamakko over ministerial nominee

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, had a fruitful one hour discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari on matters surrounding the nomination of Ms. Aisha Abubakar as a ministerial nominee from Sokoto State. At the moment, all issues ‎are being resolved, according to a statement by Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal`s spokesman. (Source: […]

Terror war: Weather, logistics hampering operations, military tells Buhari 1

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The hope of routing Boko Haram by end of December seems remote as the military told President Muhammadu Buhari how the current weather conditions in parts of the country and some logistics issue have been hampering the terror war. The service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi […]

Senator identifies 13 factors responsible for Boko Haram 2

Senator Shehu Sani sensationally listed 13 factors responsible for the growth of Boko Haram in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. Sani, who represents Kaduna Central in the Eighth Senate, said this when he received a delegation of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) in his Kaduna office yesterday. “I have been able to identify 13 […]

Immigration: EFCC questions former Interior Minister over recruitment stampedes, fraud

(ABUJA) The immediate past minister of the Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, was grilled yesterday October 19, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in the April 2014 Immigration recruitment incident that claimed over 20 lives. Spokesman of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Moro’s interrogation by operatives of the anti-graft […]

Government to open communication centre in effort to counter Boko Haram

(ABUJA) The Federal Government is to set up a crisis communication centre that will provide information to counter violent extremist ideology especially in the North-East. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure when he met with the US Special Envoy on Counter Terrorism Communication, Rashad Hussain, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Osinbajo, the […]

Pistorius freed from jail, but under 4-year house arrest

Pistorius freed from jail, but under 4-year house arrest Oscar Pistorius was released from prison in South Africa Monday and placed under house arrest, Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said. The former Olympic athlete had been in prison since October last year, when a judge sentenced him to five years for culpable homicide in the […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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