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Pensioners threatens to pull out of NUP

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The lingering hardship faced by federal retirees under the old pension scheme is making some groups to threaten to pull out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners due to its alleged inability to protect the interest of the retirees. Some pensioners have also dissociated themselves from different allegations of fraud levelled against the pension administrators/regulators. Specifically, All Sectoral Units, operating ...

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We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US

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The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, the American government also said it would not discuss the reasons Atiku is being denied entry into the US. ...

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Kim Jong Un’s top aide executed by North Korean death squad –Report

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A key member of Kim Jong Un’s inner circle touted as a powerful military figure mysteriously vanished from public life recently, sparking rumors he was executed by a North Korean death squad after allegations of bribery, recent reports indicated. Hwang Pyong-so, a Vice Marshall who held the most senior position in North Korea’s military, hasn’t been seen in public since ...

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Alabama: Jones wins Alabama senate seat for Democrat

Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones holds a press briefing in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moore’s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims The Democrat Doug Jones has beaten his Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Roy Moore in the die hard Republican state of Alabama, setting off a political earthquake likely to shake Washington. His victory in a special election for ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan land got a deposition notice from 21 Ibadan Kings

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The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan ...

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Full text of Trump’s speech on Jerusalem

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Here is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on Jerusalem, in which he recognized the disputed city as Israel’s capital: When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed ...

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US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views. Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine. Buhari had, at a seminar organised by the Supreme Council for Sharia ...

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Men are to blame for Nigeria’s woes –Ezekwesili

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A former Vice-President of the World Bank and former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said that male political leaders are to blame for the poor state of affairs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She also absolved women of any blame, saying they have had only a “marginal” role to play in the poor governance that has ...

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FG opts against $550m Chinese loan for communications satellites

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 12:  President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President, Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during the signing ceremony at Great Hall of the People on April 12, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by /Kyodo News - Pool/Getty Images)

The Federal Government has backed out of a plan to take a loan of $550m from the Chinese Export and Import Bank for the construction of two new communications satellites. The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said this in an interview with our correspondent on the sidelines of the Alliance for Affordable Internet – Nigeria Coalition meeting chaired by ...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Wednesday, South Korean military officials said, the first such launch in two months and  just a week after the US slapped fresh sanctions on the hermit state and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism. The North has stoked international alarm over its banned nuclear missile programme but before Wednesday had not staged a ...

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Budget: FG adjusts 2018-2020 MTEF/FSP by N1.5tn

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The Federal Government on Monday gave details of the adjustments it made to the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, explaining that they were incorporated in the 2018 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President, had before the budget presentation, submitted an earlier version of the MTEF, but captured ...

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Mugabe And His Wife Secures $10m ‘Goodbye Package’

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Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and wife Grace, have secured themselves a good deal, as it has been revealed that the couple will receive $10million and, immunity from prosecution as part of the deal they are terming the “golden goodbye” package. The 93-year-old, who finally resigned after 37 years in power, reportedly bargained with the military to allow him and ...

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Reps committee to probe alleged missing $60bn petroleum profit tax

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House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions says it will investigate alleged missing $60.3bn Petroleum Profit Tax and Royalty revenues at the Central Bank of Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, Mr Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), stated this on Wednesday in Abuja following failure by the CBN to appear before the committee to defend its submissions over the alleged infractions. He said ...

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Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

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President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes. “Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. North Korea is already under a wide ...

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Nigerians deserve to know why Nigeria Airways failed –Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was under tremendous pressure from some prominent Nigerians desirous of establishing another national carrier for Nigeria. He, however, said his position remained that Nigerians need to know how the nation lost the former national carrier, Nigeria Airways. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari ...

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BREAKING: Mugabe agrees to resign

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule appeared at an end Sunday after a source confirmed he had agreed to resign and was preparing to address the nation. Mugabe’s grip on power was broken last week when the military took over, angered at his wife Grace’s emergence as the leading candidate to succeed the 93-year-old president. “Yes he has agreed to ...

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UPDATE: Zimbabwean army, ruling party decide Mugabe’s fate today

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President Robert Mugabe will meet with the top officers of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces on Sunday (today). This was disclosed by the Chairman of the negotiating team, Fidelis Mukonori, according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. Mukonori said this would be the second time that Mugabe and the ZDF command would meet, the first meeting having taken place on Thursday. “The negotiating ...

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Crunch talks as Mugabe and generals thrash out his exit

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Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign Sunday after tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters celebrated the apparent end of his 37-year regime. Mugabe’s hold on power was broken this week when the military took over in a dispute over who would succeed the 93-year-old president, the world’s oldest head of state. Mugabe remains ...

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