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Nigeria’s sports minister ‘cultural outfit’ draws mixed reactions

Nigerians have expressed divergent views as the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong appeared half-naked in cultural wear at a carnival in his hometown, Tarok, Plateau state. According to the minister, the carnival, Ntim Otarok Cultural Carnival, is a “demonstration of bravery and show of strength.” It is an annual celebration aimed at […]

Ex-President Shehu Shagari dies at 93 – Laid to rest in Shagari village

Shagari passed away at theNational Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the […]

Video: Why we killed Ex Defense chief, Alex Badeh – Suspect

Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba n armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.),because they wanted to rob him. Rabi said this while being interrogated by policemen in Hausa language. Our correspondent obtained a video clip of […]

Nigeria to become 14th best global economy by 2050 – TETfund

The Executive Secretary of the fund, Dr Abdullahi Baffa-Bichi said this during an interactive session with members of the Buhari Support Political Group, “One 2 Tell 10’’, on Wednesday in Kano. According to him, indices of growth and development are manifesting following the sound and excellent economic policy introduced by the administration of President Muhammadu […]

Zamfara killings: Fayose accuses FG, APC of plot to present candidates through back door

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal Government of plotting to hide under the killings in Zamfara State by armed bandits to impose emergency rule on the state. Fayose alleged that the ultimate goal of the planned emergency rule was to pave way for a fresh […]

Ambode officially endorses Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat ticket

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Monday last week, officially endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, saying that the duo were prepared for the campaign and ready to take on the task of moving the State to greater heights. […]

Plateau: Lalong presents N148.7b for 2019 fiscal year

Gyang Bere, Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has presented the Sum of N148.7 billion as budget for the 2019 fiscal year. Governor Lalong, who presented the budget tagged ‘Budget of Rescue and Infrastructural Growth’, on Monday, at the state’s House of Assembly, said his administration would prioritise continuity in governance, policy and programme […]

Do Election Debates Really Matter? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | December 21, 2018 –  Since  the Vice Presidential debate on December 14 2018 between the candidates  of selected five political parties, there have been continuous spin not only on who won the debate  but also on whether Buhari would show up for the presidential debate slated for […]

Burundi names Gitega as new capital

Burundi declared the small central city of Gitega the country’s new political capital on Saturday, in line with a presidential promise made a decade ago. A government spokesman named Gitega while also stating that the previous capital Bujumbura, on the north-eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, would in future function solely as the country’s economic centre. […]

13 political parties endorse Obahiagbon for Senate

Tony Osauzo, Benin Ahead of next year’s general elections, 13 political parties in Edo State under the banner of Progressives Registered Political Parties (PRPP), have adopted Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon and Mr. Washington Osifo as their candidates. 2019: Obahiagbon, Sen. Urhoghide trade blames over billboards destruction Obahiagbon and Osifo are candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), […]

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