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Zainab Aliyu Poses With Nigerian Officials In Jeddah After Release From Detention

he release of innocent Nigerian detainee Zainab Aliyu from detention in Saudi Arabia was completed on Tuesday, after which the Maitama Sule University, Kano student posed with Nigerian officials before the cameras, as captured above. The picture was taken in Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city and modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to […]

Senate passes N8.916trn budget

Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate has passed an N8.916 trillion 2019 budget. It was passed after a thorough debate and deliberation by lawmakers. President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the budget on the 19th of December, 2018. With the passage, the President is expected to assent to the Bill any time soon . -Sun

2019 polls: How South East APC leaders sabotaged party –Kalu

Magnus Eze, Enugu Former governor of Abia state and senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has flayed some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for frustrating the efforts of committed party members in the zone during the just-concluded elections. This was as Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, and his Labour and Employment counterpart, […]

N19.4bn arms funds: Court fixes June 11 for trial of Dasuki, others

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, on Monday, fixed June 11 for trial to begin for former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Amb. Bashir Yuguda, in the alleged misappropriation of N19. 4 billion arms funds. The EFCC charged Dasuki, Yuguda alongside former Governor of Sokoto State Attahiru Bafarawa, his […]

CBN targets 20% increase in micro-credits by 2020

Omodele Adigun, Uche Usim and Chinwendu Obienyi In a bid to increase access to financial services for the nation’s economically active poor, enhance job creation and reduce poverty, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that it will be targeting an increase in total micro-credits to at least 20 per cent by 2020. This was even as it […]

CAN to FG: Release El-Zakzaky, Dasuki now

Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government  to release  the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Ayokunle, who is the president of Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), also enjoined government to ensure the release […]

Uganda clinches $160m marijuana export deal to Canada, Germany

Joseph Inokotong, with agency report, Abuja At a period many African countries are experiencing financial crunch partly due to their inability to look inwards for alternative sources of income, the government of Uganda is smiling to the bank in marijuana transactions with Canada and Germany.  Though it is still illegal to use marijuana in Uganda, the government, in […]

Anger over 2023 presidency

Magnus Eze, Enugu, Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja National president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, has come under attacks over comment that the north will retain the presidency beyond 2023. Bodejo who spoke at the weekend  categorically told southerners, particularly the South East and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, believed to be jostling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari to forget […]

Kim, Putin hold talks in Russia tomorrow

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet tomorrow in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, a Kremlin official said. The visit is part of Kim’s effort to build foreign support after the breakdown of a second United States-North Korea summit in […]

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State group yesterday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday. The claim emerged more than 48 hours after the near-simultaneous blasts tore through three high-end hotels popular with foreigners and three churches packed with Christians […]

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