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I had a very successful UN outing — Buhari

ShareAt the conclusion of his five-day activities during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71), President Muhammadu Buhari declared that he had a very successful outing. Addressing the media to round...

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I’m ready to face probe – Emir Sanusi

ShareA former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has declared his readiness to face investigations into his tenure at the top bank. Mr. Sanusi’s comments came as a response to a...

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Wike appoints Special Assistant on TRAFFIC LIGHTS

ShareTHE Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has ppointed Daye Graham-Douglas as his Special Assistant on Street/Traffic Lights. The governor in an online statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, yesterday...

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Iwobi Named Arsenal Vs Chelsea Man Of The Match

ShareNigeria youngster, Alex Iwobi, was awarded Man-of-the-Match in Arsenal’s 3-0 win against Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday. Iwobi was in Arsenal’s starting 11 and was a handful for the Chelsea defence throughout the...

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There is hope for Ghana – Akufo-Addo’s daughter

ShareGyankroma Akufo-Addo, daughter of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has echoed words of her father and urged Ghanaians to have hope in Ghana despite the “misery” they are going through under the Mahama administration. Gyankroma...

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Gabon: Ping rejects court ruling on Bongo election win

Share Jean Ping says Constitutional Court demonstrated “bias” in its “unjust” decision to validate Bongo’s presidential win. Gabon’s Constitutional Court declared Bongo winner of the election [Gerauds Wilfried Obangome/Reuters]   Gabon’s opposition leader Jean...

File Photo. The United States will call for Syria's President Bashar- El Assad to step down. The movie follows attempts to stop El Assad's regime brutality against his people who are seeking democratic reforms. In this Picture Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks to the media after his meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy on Middle East peace process at the Elysee palace, Paris, France on November 13, 2009. Photo by Ammar Abd Rabbo/ABACAUSA.COM 0

Syria Believes It’s on Way to Military Victory

ShareSyria’s top diplomat told the world’s nations Saturday that his country’s belief in military victory is greater now because the army “is making great strides in its war against terrorism” with support from Russia,...

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New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton

Share In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty...

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Netanyahu to meet Sunday with Trump, Clinton

ShareIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to meet separately with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this coming weekend, people familiar with the arrangements confirmed on Friday. After Haaretz reported this week that Netanyahu...

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The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow

ShareIn March, in a bold “Oh yeah?” moment during an interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper’s dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign...

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New York Times endorses Clinton for president

ShareThe New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Saturday, saying her intelligence, record of public service and other strengths qualify her for the White House. In an editorial, the influential Times as...

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Arsenal thrash Chelsea 3-0

ShareArsenal gave manager Arsene Wenger a 20th anniversary to remember as Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil scored in a slick 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday. This week marked 20 years since...

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Police arrest man for raping 15-year-old daughter

ShareThe Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter and administering drugs on her to prevent pregnancy. The spokesperson of the state Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the...

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Terrorists threaten to bomb UI before October 1

ShareThere was tension in the University of Ibadan on Friday as a threatening message that purportedly emanated from a group, al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, was circulated among some staff of the institution and on...

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Why Nigeria got into trouble – Buhari

ShareThey converged from different parts of the United States of America. Top rate professionals all, Nigerians whom Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters and International Relations, described as “15...

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Ezenwa: Super Eagles Must Beat Zambia In Ndola

ShareSuper Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has tasked the side to go all out for a win in next month’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture against Zambia. The three- time African champions will face...

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Kwara shuts 10 private schools built with wood

ShareThe Kwara Government on Friday said it had shut down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorisation from the state government. Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau...

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Ogun doctors suspend three-month strike

ShareThe National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) Ogun State Chapter, has suspended its three-month-staggered strike. A release jointly signed by the Chairman and the Secretary, Dr. Oladunni Adetola and Dr....

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Iheanacho ready for another Manchester derby

ShareSuper Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, is already gearing up for another Manchester derby after Manchester City were drawn against Manchester United in the EFL Cup fourth round. The Nigerian international was in action on...

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You are not authorised to kill, IG tells SARS

ShareThe Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives against torture and extra-judicial killings, saying no policeman in the world had the right or authority to kill crime suspects. He...

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Egbin power plant may be shut over rising debt

ShareThe nation’s electricity woes may worsen in the coming weeks as liquidity and gas supply issues are threatening the operation of its biggest power station, Egbin. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Egbin...

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FG, governors okay sale of national assets

ShareThe National Economic Council, which comprises Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state governors, has endorsed plans by the Federal Government to sell some national assets as part of efforts to address the current economic...

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Flamingoes jet out to U17 World Cup Monday

Share Nigeria’s Flamingoes will jet out for the FIFA U17 World Cup in Jordan on Monday, officials have disclosed. The women’s U17s build-up for Jordan 2016 has been limited to test matches against local...

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Dangote: Why I Want To Buy Arsenal In 2019

ShareAfrica’s richest man, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote, has reiterated his plans to buy Premier League club Arsenal. Dangote, worth $10.9 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, had said last year he would make...

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Deutsche Bank: Won’t pay! Can’t pay?

ShareBILLS for pre-crisis buccaneering are still coming in. Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, confirmed on September 15th that America’s Department of Justice (DoJ) had asked for $14 billion to settle possible claims connected with...

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Yellen helps Clinton dodge a bullet

Share Scratch one big economic worry off the list for Hillary Clinton. Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday kept their key interest rate steady, avoiding a potential stock market disruption and putting the central bank...

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Cruz warms to Trump

ShareTwo months after snubbing Donald Trump at the Republican convention, Ted Cruz is now praising the GOP presidential nominee for inserting himself in Congress’ eleventh-hour negotiations over a government funding bill. On Wednesday, Trump...

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Trump’s campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million

ShareDonald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid his family’s businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national...

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Lagos, Kaduna, Edo owe foreign creditors $1.84bn

ShareLagos, Kaduna and Edo, with a combined foreign debt profile of $1.84bn, are the most indebted states of the federation as far as subnational foreign debts are concerned, investigation has revealed. Statistics obtained from...

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EFCC freezes Patience Jonathan’s personal $5m account

ShareThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc. Impeccable sources within the agency told our correspondent on Wednesday that...

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‘Recession can’t end in three months’

ShareThe President Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tony Ejinkeonye has disagreed with the Federal Government’s promise to end recession by December this year. Ejinkeonye who was reacting to the Central Bank of Nigeria...

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Oyo to export Aso Ofi fabric to increase IGR

ShareOyo State has concluded plans to export Aso Ofi local fabric as part of efforts to increase its internally generated revenue (IGR). Besides, the government said the fabric’s vast tourism potential would be explored...

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CAN calls for 3-day fasting, prayers for Nigeria

ShareChristian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for three-day fasting and prayer session for the nation in commemoration of its 56th Independence anniversary coming up on October 1. Nigeria gained independence from British colonial...

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Recession: Sanusi backs sale of assets

ShareImmediate Past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has thrown his weight behind the sale of government assets to enable it pull the economy...

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Yaya Toure’s agent hits back at Pep Guardiola

SharePep Guardiola on Tuesday in a press conference insisted that for Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure to come back to the team, his agent will have to apologize for the things he’s said against...

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SA cannot afford free education: researcher

ShareDurban – South Africa cannot afford free tertiary education, a yet to be published research paper has found. The paper was presented on Tuesday at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Teaching and Learning Conference by...

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Female IDPs turn prostitutes in Borno

ShareThe Network of Civil Society Organisations in Borno State, has claimed most female members of the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in the state have turned to prostitution to survive. The Chairman of the CSOs,...