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Obasanjo Bags AFRIMMA’s Leadership Award

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been honoured with the Leadership in Africa Award by organisers of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), we gather. The former president was given the diadem on the occasion of the 4th AFRIMMA Awards and Festival which held on October 8, at the House of Blues, Dallas, Texas, United States. Tauted as the biggest ...

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African leaders must speak with one voice – President Buhari to Alpha Conde of Guinea

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President Buhari has said that African leaders must speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, Turkey, President Buhari said leaders should learn from history to effectively tackle conflicts, violent extremism, and proliferation ...

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Kaduna refinery dormant, PH, Warri producing below 30% — NNPC

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There seems to be no end in sight to the downward operational performance of Nigeria’s refineries since the beginning of 2017 despite several interventions made to reinvigorate the facilities by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.. The latest monthly oil and gas report released by the national oil firm showed that the cumulative capacity utilisation of the nation’s three refineries dropped ...

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Three soldiers killed as troops bomb B’Haram camp

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Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement was discovered at the Urga area of Konduga in Borno State. Our correspondent learnt that the settlement, said to be highly populated, was discovered by an ...

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Oni has no fraud case to answer – Ekiti lawmakers

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has said the former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, is not being probed over any allegation of mismanagement of public funds while he presided over the state. The lawmakers added that the query about Oni, submitted by its Public Accounts Committee as part of the 2015 reports by the state’s auditor-general, was quashed for ...

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Erdogen’s wife hosts Aisha Buhari, others in Turkey

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Wife of Turkish President, Mrs. Emine Erdogen, on Friday hosted Mrs Aisha Buhari and wives of other D-8 countries. See photos>>>

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Banking sector remains positive

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Bearish sentiments dominated the Nigerian equities market this week as the market closed the week down. The NSEASI shed 0.65% in the week, settling the year-to-date (YtD) return at 36.22%. Market breadth was pegged at 0.62x representing twenty four (24) gainers and thirty-nine (39) losers. nINTBREWemerged as the top gainer for the week with a 21.77% share price appreciation, pushing ...

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Jonathan at 59: PDP, Fani-Kayode describe ex-President as icon of democracy

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Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said yesterday that if former President Goodluck Jonathan had not conceded the 2015 Presidential election and congratulated his opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria would have been plunged into a cauldron of fire. This came as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the former President on his 59th birthday, describing him as an “Icon of democracy and a ...

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I’ll make Nigeria attractive for investment – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment. Buhari made the pledge in his statement at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation at Istanbul, Turkey. He said it was his belief that only economies that promote trade and attract ...

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I will never return to PDP, says Obasanjo

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the  National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to ...

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Senate to probe Paris Club refunds, others

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The Senate on Thursday resoled to probe how the Paris Club Refunds and other bailout funds to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The Senate’s decision followed a point of order raised by Sen. Samuel Anyanwu (PDP- Imo) during plenary, who afterwards, sought the leave of the Senate to move a motion on the matter during the next ...

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Nigeria wins re-election into UN Human Rights Council

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Nigeria has won a re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election held on Monday at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Samson Itegboje, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that Ghana and Sierra Leone ...

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Buhari’s failure pushing Atiku to contest in 2019 –Group

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will be contesting 2019 presidential election because of the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Support Group has said. The Director-General of the Atiku Support Group, Mark Wosi, said this on Friday, while confirming the intention of Atiku to contest the presidency in ...

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France to strip Weinstein of Legion d’Honneur – Macron

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France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d’Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. “I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour)” from Weinstein — accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape — Macron said in a televised interview. Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d’Honneur, ...

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Africa has been undermined – Jacob Zuma

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The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Saturday, said that the Africa continent has been undermined. Zuma stated this in Owerri, after the signing of Momoranda of Understanding, MOU, between Zuma foundation and Rochas Foundation of Africa. Just as he said that the liberation of Africa would be possible if the younger ones are adequately equipped educationally. The South Africa ...

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Buhari congratulates Chinese president on communist party’s congress

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the mutually beneficial cooperation that exists between Nigeria and China. According to a statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President stated this in a congratulatory letter he sent to President Xi Jinping on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The Chinese President is ...

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Government alone can’t fund universities – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says government alone cannot provide the kind of support required for universities to develop at the rate expected of them. He said a lot of the support had to come from alumni of the universities as well as the private sector. According to a copy of his speech made available to journalists on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on ...

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World Bank: Buhari’s poor management of Nigeria’s diversity caused controversy – Ezekwesili

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A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, says President Muhammadu Buhai’s poor handling of Nigeria’s diversity was the main cause of the controversy generated by the recent revelation of the World Bank. Ezekwesili, who is also a former Vice-President of the World Bank, however, said the focus of the World Bank on the war-torn areas of the North-East was in ...

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