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Boko Haram’s ‘Accountant’ Arrested by JTF

The onslaught of the security services against Boko Haram seems to be paying off with the arrest of a top operative of the Islamist group described as ‘The Accountant.’ `The Accountant’ was said to be in transit between Kano and ...

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House of Reps Members Want a N7m Pay Increase

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday launched a campaign for a N7m increase in their quarterly allowances, barely 24 hours after resuming from a two-month recess. Each member of the House currently enjoys  N27m per quarter  as allowances ...

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Beyonce Designs Onesies To Support Obama Campaign

Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles have designed a line of onesies (baby tee shirts) to support  President Obama during his re-election campaign. The mother-daughter duo designed three simple white baby onesies with campaign slogans for Obama printed on the front in ...

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Obama Attends Jay Z and Beyonce’s Dinner

Barack Obama stopped by the 40/40 club last night to attend a fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce. The 44th President is in New York to raise awareness for his campaign as well as attend the opening of this year’s ...

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Lawmakers Urge FG to Fight for Bakassi

Fresh facts were revealed recently that some evidences which could prove that Nigeria owns Bakassi were concealed during trial.  Following these fresh facts, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Nigeria Bar Association variously urged the Federal Government to appeal the ...

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FG Says No Going Back on N5000 Note

The Federal Government, yesterday, disregarded criticisms against the introduction of N5,000 note  in the country, insisting that there was no going back on the decision. Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, conveyed government’s position on the issues, Tuesday night in ...

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Senate and House of Reps do not Support the N5,000 Note

The Senate and the House of Representatives joined forces, yesterday, as they resumed from their two-month recess and asked President Goodluck Jonathan to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from going ahead with the ...

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Soyinka Wants Nigeria to Get Back Bakassi

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, urged the Federal Government to appeal against the ceding of Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon. Soyinka said this at the commemorative lecture of rights activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, at 79 in Lagos on Monday. He said ...

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Bakassi May Belong to Nigeria

Fresh facts have emerged, showing that the disputed Bakassi peninsula which the International Court of Justice, ICJ, ceded to Cameroon, actually belongs to Nigeria. Vanguard gathered that the jurists at ICJ might have been misled by the legal teams of ...

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CONFIRMED!!: Boko Haram’s Abu Qaqa, Killed

In what appeared to be a major victory against the Boko Haram sect, the Joint Military Task Force confirmed, yesterday, that the sect’s spokesman, Abu Qaqa, has been killed, while two other members were arrested after a shootout between the ...

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Ex Minister Emmanuel Iheanacho Has Been Released

A former Minister of Interior and owner of Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, arrested on Friday, has been released by the Lagos State Command of the State Security Service (SSS). Vanguard gathered that the former minister was ...

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Boko Haram Can’t Islamise Nigeria – Obasanjo

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, told members of the Boko Haram and their sponsors that they were living in a fool’s paradise if they believed that they could win their current war against the Nigerian state. Obasanjo, who was ...

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Unemployed Ijaw graduates give Chevron 7–day ultimatum

GRADUATES of tertiary institutions from Egbema and Gbaramatu kingdoms in Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State, Wednesday, gave Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, a seven-day ultimatum to provide them means of livelihood. They threatened to disrupt ...

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CBN Governor tell Obasanjo: “You’re a Good Farmer but a Bad Economist”

I had reported earlier that former President  Olusegun Obasanjo had heavily criticized the introduction of the 5000 naira note  saying it would increase inflation, kill production and affect small businesses negatively. The CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi has now reacted to the  former President’s statement against the introduction of the ...

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Eedris Abdulkareem Vs Olusegun Obasanjo

Self-acclaimed rap pioneer in Nigeria, Eedris Abdulkareem has dropped his new single. This single apparently was inspired by his renewed exchange of words with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The new single is titled ‘Baba’. In the single, the LaKreem/Kennis artiste relays ...

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Taliban Plan to Kidnap or Kill Prince Harry

The Taliban on Monday said they were doing everything in their power to kidnap or assassinate Prince Harry during his tour of Afghanistan. Just four days after the 27-year-old arrived in the volatile Helmand province, militants confirmed that he was ...

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German Hospital Bars Visitors From Dame Jonathan

Officials of Horst Schmidt Klinik, the German Hospital, where the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is receiving  treatment, yesterday, barred visitors and some top Nigerian officials, who went to see her. An official of the hospital said that some top Nigerian ...

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Iraq Vice President Sentenced to Death

Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, who fled the country months ago, was sentenced to death Sunday, by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fuelled sectarian tensions in the country. Hashemi ...

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Reflecting on 9/11: Have We Learnt Any Lessons?

I’m filled with mixed feelings today. For one, I’m excited that the NYFW is still ongoing. For another I can’t help but feel sad from the memories of the 9/11 attack. The memories feel fresh and linger on. I had ...

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Obama’s Take on Nicki Minaj’s Rap

There’s one more thing to like about President Barrack Obama; and that is the guy  listens to rap and sure gets the shenanigan. How cool is that? Just when the world was thinking that Nicki Minaj was anti-Obama; with a couple ...

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Anambra Governor Denies Ownership of Orient Refinery

Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, on Monday denied allegations linking him with the ownership of Orient Petroleum Resources Limited. Obi, in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Chief Joemartins Uzodike, described the allegations being ...

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LASG To Introduce Chinese Language in Public Schools

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, said on Monday that the state government would introduce Mandarin, or Chinese language, in public schools’ curriculum as  from next session. Oladunjoye said this in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Public Relations ...

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