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    Metro Nigeria Police Confused, Clueless Over Senator Arise's Abduction

    The Nigeria police doesn't have a clue about the kidnapping of Senator Ayo Arise who was abducted on his way to Abuja from Ekiti state on Sunday. The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, who earlier confirmed the incident, said "I am not allowed to comment on incidents...
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    World Ugandan Govt to Import 200 Cuban Doctors Because Local Doctors Are on Strike

    The Ugandan government has finalized plans to import 200 specialized Doctors from Cuba to address the challenges affecting the health sector in the country following the strike action of local doctors. The doctors went on strike fed up with what they say are the lowest wages in Africa and a...
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    Politics PDP Outlaws Presidential Ticket Campaigns at Upcoming Convention

    The PDP's Convention Planning Committee has banned the display of campaign posters of any presidential aspirants at the Eagle Square venue of the convention. The panel is tasked with organizing PDP's elective national convention coming up on Saturday in Abuja, The committee, headed by the...
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    Politics Nigeria: Saraki Raises Red Flags Over 2018 Budget

    Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed worry over the rising amount budgeted for recurrent expenditures by the country over the years. The sum of N2.65 trillion was appropriated as recurrent expenditure in the 2016 N6.06 trillion budget. In the 2017 N7.3 trillion budget, N2.9 trillion...
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    Metro Cardinal Okogie Blasts President Buhari's Government

    Ex President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has condemned the Muhammadu Buhari government, demanding why life is becoming harder for Nigerians after it promised them change. He said this in a piece sent to media houses on Tuesday titled 'The Truth and...
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    Metro Adeosun: FG Attaches One Major Condition to Payment of Whistle-blowers

    Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has announced that the federal government is ready to pay N421.33m to beneficiaries of the whistle-blower policy. She said the amount included that of the whistle-blower for the cash recovered from a building in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. “The total...
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    Metro ASUP Suspends Strike

    The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called off its 15-day strike action. The lecturers had refused to go to classrooms following irreconcilable differences with the government. Chairman of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta chapter Mr. Kola Abiola, said the union...
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    Politics El-Rufai Sacks 4,042 Workers to 'Restructure' Kaduna Public Service

    According to Alhaji Jafaru Sani, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, the state government has sacked 4,042 local government staff in the state's 23 LGAs. 3,159 sacked staff had put in 10 years and were retired while the remaining 893 had their jobs...
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    Metro Osinbajo Tells Nigerians to Brace for Electricity Tariff Hike

    According to Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a hike in electricity tariff is inevitable. Speaking at the Sixth Presidential Business Forum held at the old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, he urged Nigerians to brace for a new regime. However, government isn't going to implement...
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    Metro Arewa Youths - 3 Major Reasons Buhari Should Not Contest in 2019

    The President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abandon his right to contest the 2019 presidential election. According to him, "the truth is that our expectations of this government have not been met. Everything they promised during the campaign and in...
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    Sports Nigeria: We Are Set To Begin Preparations For 2020 Olympics - Sports Minister Dalung

    Nigeria's Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has directed that preparations for the 2020 games begin soon. Dalung gave the directive to the National Sports Federations at the closing ceremony of the 2017 National Karate Open Championship in Abuja. According to him, preparations must...
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    Politics Atiku Leaving APC Hastily Was A Mistake, Buhari Hasn't Declared for 2019- Ahmed Lawan

    According to Ahmed Lawan, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, left the APC hastily. Mr. Lawan is one of Atiku associates, he said Atiku leaving APC at the moment is a mistake. “He (Atiku) told the whole world that he was in the APC to stay, and that even if anything would make him to leave...
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    Metro Bishop Oyedepo: I Feel Good When People Say I Use Church Money To Fly, Maintain Private Jets

    Bishop David Oyedepo has stated that he feels good when accused of flying private jets and maintaining them with church’s money. He stated this in an interview with the Education Explorer when quizzed if the allegation that he uses church money to main his jets trouble him. “I feel very good...
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    Metro EFCC Gets Go-ahead to Arrest Ex-NIA DG Ayo Oke

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained arrest warrants for a former Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Ita Ekpenyong and ex-Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ayo Oke. The commission also got the permission to search...
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    Metro EFCC Reportedly Delaying Payment of Ikoyi Whistle-blower

    The ministry of finance is ready to release the payment of the person who led the EFCC to a horde of cash at an apartment in Ikoyi, The Punch reports. However, the final payment is being delayed by some processes in the EFCC. “The ministry of finance is not directly involved in the recovery...
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    Politics Jonathan Advises Atiku to Beg Obasanjo For PDP Presidential Ticket - The Nation

    Goodluck Jonathan has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to seek Olusegun Obasanjo's help to secure the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party. According to a report from The Nation, Jonathan said Atiku must beg or apologize to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to get the...
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    Politics Ikoyi Whistle-blower Rejects FG's N325m, Insists on 5 Percent of Whole Loot

    Yakubu Galadima, the lawyer of the whistle-blower who led the EFCC to the horde of cash- $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn), recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi has stated that the whistle-blower won't accept anything less than 5 per cent. When asked if his client would accept anything less than...
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    Politics 2019: Even Buhari Himself Is Not Interested In An Automatic Ticket - Kalu

    According to ex-governor of Abia state Orji Kalu, President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in an automatic re-election ticket in 2019. “He is a man that is very fair and free in what he does," he said on Saturday. “And his feeling is that if any candidate is willing to contest against him...
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    Politics Buhari- How My Govt Saves Nigeria N25bn Every Month

    President Muhammadu Buhari has scored himself high on fighting corruption, saying his administration saves the nation about N25 billion monthly. He stated this in Jos on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executice Course 39 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic...
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    Politics EFCC Making Things Uncomfortable for Ex Gov Suswam, Seals His Properties

    The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed down three properties owned by ex governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam. The inscription ‘EFCC keep off’ were sprawled across the properties. They include the Metropolitan hotel along FMC road, a residential building still under...
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