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FUGA VC Bags Another Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award
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FUGA VC Bags Another Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

Prof. Andrew Haruna, Vice Chancellor, Federal University Gashua (FUGA), Yobe State, has emerged winner of the 2016/2017 Kwame Nkrumah leadership award in the…

EFCC Arraigns Bauchi Unionists for N217m Loan Scam
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EFCC Arraigns Bauchi Unionists for N217m Loan Scam

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned the duo of Usman B. Abdurahman (KILISHIN DAS) and Hafizu Dauda of the…

Court Dismisses Six Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu For Lack Of Evidence
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Court Dismisses Six Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu For Lack Of Evidence

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed six counts of the eleven count charges against Nnamdi Kanu, the self acclaimed leader…

Trump Delivers Unity Speech Amid A Divided United States
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Trump Delivers Unity Speech Amid A Divided United States

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

In the face of a visibly politically divided America, President Donald Trump delivered his maiden State of the Union address on Tuesday, which sought…

N1.4bn Fraud: Daudu, Jailed Kogi Lawmaker Loses Appeal
North-Central, Regionals
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N1.4bn Fraud: Daudu, Jailed Kogi Lawmaker Loses Appeal

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by a former member of the Kogi State House…

Two Auto Crashes Leave 25 Passengers Dead In Imo State
Regionals, South-East
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Two Auto Crashes Leave 25 Passengers Dead In Imo State

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

25 people have died in two separate ghastly motor accidents that occurred on Monday on the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway in Imo State. It was…

N-Power Beneficiaries Protest Delay In Posting, Salaries
Regionals, South-West
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N-Power Beneficiaries Protest Delay In Posting, Salaries

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

A number of beneficiaries of the Nigerian Volunteer Corps, N-power, on Tuesday protested against the delay in their posting to various government ministries…

NOA, Big Brother Naija And The National Hypocrisy Commission, By Japheth Omojuwa
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NOA, Big Brother Naija And The National Hypocrisy Commission, By Japheth Omojuwa

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

The other day, the Director General, National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, speaking, said: “A significant percentage of our younger ones will not…

I Will Not Contest Against Buhari In 2019 Or Support Anyone Who Does – Tinubu
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I Will Not Contest Against Buhari In 2019 Or Support Anyone Who Does – Tinubu

Toluwalase Bakare - Mar 01, 2017

A chieftain of the All progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has categorically stated that he will not contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or…

NASS, Presidency Resolve Differences over Social Intervention Fund
Politics and Governance
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NASS, Presidency Resolve Differences over Social Intervention Fund

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

Contrary to reports in certain sections of the media, the two chambers of the National Assembly and the Presidency have settled their differences…

Lagos: Danfo Buses To Be Upgraded To International Standard
Regionals, South-West
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Lagos: Danfo Buses To Be Upgraded To International Standard

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

The Lagos State Government has indicated plans to upgrade the yellow buses known as Danfo, that characterise the state, to international standard. The…

Abuja Airport Closure: FG Completes Repairs Of Kaduna-Abuja Road
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Abuja Airport Closure: FG Completes Repairs Of Kaduna-Abuja Road

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the Kaduna-Abuja road which was given an emergency facelift with the sum of N1.1 billion. The repair…

Banning Okada Riders Will Impact The Economy Negatively – Amaechi
Economy and Finance
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Banning Okada Riders Will Impact The Economy Negatively – Amaechi

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said banning commercial motorcyclists otherwise know as Okada riders will impact the economy negatively. He said this…

Amina Mohammed Sworn In As UN Deputy Secretary-General
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Amina Mohammed Sworn In As UN Deputy Secretary-General

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed was on Tuesday sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN…

Fire Razes Banky W’s Apartment In Lagos
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Fire Razes Banky W’s Apartment In Lagos

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 28, 2017

Fire has razed the Lekki apartment of ace Nigerian R'n'B singer, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W. The singer however made it…

Police Parade Nine Suspects For Various Offences
North-Central, Regionals
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Police Parade Nine Suspects For Various Offences

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The police in Abuja on Monday, 27th February 2017 paraded nine suspects for various offences ranging from kidnapping, car theft, to unlawful possession…

Defence Stalls Duru’s Trial With Motion
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Defence Stalls Duru’s Trial With Motion

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

Justice Peter Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, on Monday, February 27, 2017 reserved ruling on whether or…

EFCC Asks Court To Preserve Interim Forfeiture Order On Malabu Oil
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EFCC Asks Court To Preserve Interim Forfeiture Order On Malabu Oil

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice John Tsoho has reserved ruling for March 13, 2017 whether or not to vacate…

Facebook Commends Saraki For Opening Up National Assembly
Politics and Governance
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Facebook Commends Saraki For Opening Up National Assembly

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The Office of the President of the Senate has expressed delight at the endorsement of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for opening…

Air Peace Suffers Tyre Blowout At Lagos Airport
Regionals, South-West
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Air Peace Suffers Tyre Blowout At Lagos Airport

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The flight of an Abuja bound Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace was on Monday aborted after the plane's tyre suffered a…

FG Appoints Five New Directors For NCAA
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FG Appoints Five New Directors For NCAA

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The Federal Government on Monday appointed five new Directors and one General Manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). This is contained…

Humanitarian Intervention: Tuface Donates N3.5m To UN
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Humanitarian Intervention: Tuface Donates N3.5m To UN

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

Ace Nigerian Musician, Tuface Idibia has donated the sum of N3.5 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to support…

Transaction Error: EFCC Recovers N900,000
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Transaction Error: EFCC Recovers N900,000

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered a sum of N900, 000 (nine hundred thousand naira) mistakenly deposited into the account…

Bird Flu Kills 42,000 Birds In Plateau State
North-Central, Regionals
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Bird Flu Kills 42,000 Birds In Plateau State

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

At least 42,000 birds have died from Avian Influenza otherwise known as bird flu in 12 farms in Plateau, between January and February…

Timi Frank Lauds TB Joshua Over Future Of African Youths’ Project
Politics and Governance
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Timi Frank Lauds TB Joshua Over Future Of African Youths’ Project

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has lauded the head of Synagogue Church of All Nations,…

Full List Of Winners From 2017 “Goofy” Oscars
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Full List Of Winners From 2017 “Goofy” Oscars

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

The 2017 edition of Academy Awards also known as Oscars which held on Sunday had a tinge of goofiness when screen legends Warren…

Niger State: Students Force Randy Lecturer To Mop Floor, Wash Toilet
North-Central, Regionals
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Niger State: Students Force Randy Lecturer To Mop Floor, Wash Toilet

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

A lecturer in the Department of English, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Isiaq Yusuf, popularly called I.G. Yusuf, got more than…

FG To Engage Another 350,000 Unemployed Graduates Under 2017 Budget
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FG To Engage Another 350,000 Unemployed Graduates Under 2017 Budget

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

As different sections of the executive arm of the Federal Government are now defending the 2017 budget proposals before the National Assembly, new…

BBNaija: Fake Housemates Evicted From Reality TV Show
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BBNaija: Fake Housemates Evicted From Reality TV Show

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 27, 2017

Jon and Ese, the two fake housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Naika (BBNaija) reality TV show have been evicted. The duo who…

Buhari & The Imperative Of The Unattractive Road, By Ademola Adesola
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Buhari & The Imperative Of The Unattractive Road, By Ademola Adesola

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

No one needs to be that poet, Robert Frost, to understand that walking the road (not) less taken is not the same as…

PHOTOS: Army Arrests Foreign Terrorists In Gombe
North-East, Regionals
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PHOTOS: Army Arrests Foreign Terrorists In Gombe

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

Troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested 3 suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists…

DSS Intercepts Cache Of Arms, Incriminating Items Belonging To Ex-Gov. Suswam
Politics and Governance
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DSS Intercepts Cache Of Arms, Incriminating Items Belonging To Ex-Gov. Suswam

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday, February 24 intercepted a cache of arms and other incriminating documents following a search warrant carried…

To Boost Economy, Nigeria Eases Access To Visa For Foreigners
Economy and Finance
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To Boost Economy, Nigeria Eases Access To Visa For Foreigners

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

In a bid to attract foreign investors and bolster the economy, the Federal government has eased the access to visa for foreigners who…

Consumption Of Catfish Is Healthy – Farmers’ Association
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Consumption Of Catfish Is Healthy – Farmers’ Association

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

The Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria has described as mischievous and misleading reports making the rounds that the consumption of catfish is unhealthy for…

Buhari Has Not Disappointed Me, He’s Not Strong On The Economy – Obasanjo
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Buhari Has Not Disappointed Me, He’s Not Strong On The Economy – Obasanjo

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since his assumption of office in 2015. He commended Buhari…

Buhari’s Absence Won’t Affect Governance, We Are Lucky To Have Osinbajo – Oyegun
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Buhari’s Absence Won’t Affect Governance, We Are Lucky To Have Osinbajo – Oyegun

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun, has said the absence of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari will not affect…

Cult Clash Leaves Four Dead In Ondo Town
Regionals, South-West
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Cult Clash Leaves Four Dead In Ondo Town

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

Four persons died on Friday in Ondo town, South-west Nigeria following a bloody clash between two rival cults. Confirming the incident to newsmen,…

Kwara State: Fire Burns Two Fulani Children To Death
North-Central, Regionals
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Kwara State: Fire Burns Two Fulani Children To Death

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

Tragedy struck in a Fulani settlement, in Ayedun community in Oke-ero local government area of Kwara State when two children were burnt to…

Kidnapped German Archaeologists Regain Freedom
North-West, Regionals
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Kidnapped German Archaeologists Regain Freedom

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

The two German archaeologists who were recently abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State have been released. Reports indicate that the victims, Professor…

VIDEO: Saraki Checks Dino Melaye’s Blood Pressure In Potiskum
Politics and Governance
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VIDEO: Saraki Checks Dino Melaye’s Blood Pressure In Potiskum

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 26, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday took some time off politics to revisit his medical profession during the commissioning of an 8o-bed hospital…

If You Can Destroy One Street Light Without Consequences…, By Pius Adesanmi
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If You Can Destroy One Street Light Without Consequences…, By Pius Adesanmi

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 25, 2017

Due to rampant abuse and corruption, President Buhari has ordered the scrapping of special intervention funds for tertiary institutions in 2017. Special intervention…

Senate President Bukola Saraki Now Dikko Of Potiskum
Politics and Governance
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Senate President Bukola Saraki Now Dikko Of Potiskum

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 25, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki was on Saturday conferred with the traditional title of Dikko of Potiskum in Yobe State, North-east Nigeria. The honour…

Dogara Lauds World Leaders For Pledging $672m To Tackle Food Crisis in N/East
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Dogara Lauds World Leaders For Pledging $672m To Tackle Food Crisis in N/East

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 25, 2017

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has lauded World leaders who converged on Oslo, Norway, for pledging $672 million…

Saraki Charges FG To Ensure Efficient Running Of Hospital
Politics and Governance
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Saraki Charges FG To Ensure Efficient Running Of Hospital

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 25, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure the efficient running of an 80-bed hospital built by…

Let Your Women Breathe, Omotola Appeals To Men
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Let Your Women Breathe, Omotola Appeals To Men

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

Ace Nollywood actress, wife and mother, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has appealed to men to allow their women breathe so that they can attain…

Fraud: Seun Egbegbe Granted N5m Bail
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Fraud: Seun Egbegbe Granted N5m Bail

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

Controversial Nollywood actor and film producer, Seun Egbegbe was on Friday granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Egbegbe and…

Dasuki’s Trial Stalled As Witness Raises Fresh Motion
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Dasuki’s Trial Stalled As Witness Raises Fresh Motion

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

The trial of a former National Security Adviser, NSA, to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the…

Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko To Forfeit 17 Cars To FG
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Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko To Forfeit 17 Cars To FG

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

Justice S.M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday February 24, 2017 gave an interim order for the forfeiture…

VIDEO: Jitters As Osinbajo Pays Surprise Visit To Lagos Airport
Politics and Governance
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VIDEO: Jitters As Osinbajo Pays Surprise Visit To Lagos Airport

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

It was a jittery scene on Thursday when acting President Yemi Osinbajo paid an unscheduled visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja,…

UN Agency Seeks Ban On Plastics, Says They Threaten Our Planet
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UN Agency Seeks Ban On Plastics, Says They Threaten Our Planet

Toluwalase Bakare - Feb 24, 2017

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned that the spate of plastics usage in the world poses a great threat to the planet…

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