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Mixed reactions trail the merging of religious studies as CAN fumes

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Nigerians have continued to react to the removal of Christian religious Knowledge (C.R.K.) from the school curriculum by the NERDC. The agency had merged CRK with Ethics and social studies, a move which has prompted reactions from the Christian Association of Nigeria. CAN has condemned the move as a plot to Islamize the country. Sources from the Ministry of Education ...

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Nigeria is too big to run – Ekweremadu

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The Deputy Senate president noted that the present structure of the country has made it difficult to administer and calls for the reduction in size. Ekweremadu stated this while speaking with newsmen on Monday. He further said, ” We believe that the Federal Government as presently constituted is too big and we need to adjust it. “In a situation where ...

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Northern group writes Acting President to let Igbos go

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NORTHERN YOUTH COALITION WRITES OSIBANJO FORMALLY, DEMANDS THAT THE IGBOs BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BIAFRA NOW. June, 19th 2017 His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President, The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja OPEN LETTER Your Excellency, APPRECIATION On behalf of this coalition and all the peace-loving people of Northern Nigeria, we begin this letter by commending your efforts towards ...

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FG signs MOU with Dangote for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road.

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Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fasola has signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, Flour Mills of Nigeria and NPA for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road Lagos. While speaking on Saturday in Lagos at the signing, Fasola stated that it was difficult to move cargo due to the gridlock caused by the ...

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290000 applicants signed up for N-Power in 3 Days- FG

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Over 290,000 applicants have signed up for N-Power job on its portal on Friday, just three days after the portal was opened, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on job creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede. He announced this during an interactive session with the first batch of the scheme’s beneficiaries in Edo at the Urhokpota Hall, Benin City. Afolabi ...

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El Zakzaky is still in custody because we can’t get him a house -Lai Muhammed.

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The Minister dropped the hint in Abuja on Friday while speaking to newsmen. According to him, Ibrahim El zakzaky and some members of his family and Shiite members are in protective custody with the DSS. “I think there’s a deliberate misunderstanding on the issue, number one, if a judgment is given and that judgment is appealed, you cannot accuse the ...

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Osinbajo calls for peace as he meets with South East Leaders.

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Let me first say how deeply grateful I am that you have responded so well and so quickly at very very short notice to this invitation. Yesterday I kicked off a series of consultations and engagements with Leaders of Thought from the Northern States of Nigeria. It was a very useful meeting and today’s meeting is the second in the ...

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 Shocking details about Abiola’s death as revealed by AL Mustapha

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At an interactive session with reporters, Al-Mustapha alleged that some leaders received bribe from the killers of Abiola. He claimed to have captured those who collected the bribe on tape and submitted a copy of the video to Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court. AL Mustapha noted that Ayo Opadokun, renowned political activist, forced him to speak out ...

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 THE HOPE THAT NEVER WAS? SHOUT OUT TO NIGERIA’S BLOCKING ‘4’

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Its twenty four years already when Nigerians regardless of their ethnicity, religion or socioeconomic status trooped out enmasse to vote for the candidate of their choice. Not even the chauvinistic elites could deter Nigerians, as we all left all to pursue all. For the first time, we   possess a common bond in the pursuit of a common destiny. Moshood Kasimaawo ...

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Nigerian-Born British Chinyelu “Chi” Onwurah wins in UK elections.

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British-Born Nigerian, Chinyelu Chi Onwurah has won the first seat of the night at Newcastle Central. Newcastle has become the first general election constituency to declare in a landslide victory. The Labour candidate defeated other candidates where Houghton and Sunderland South, were beaten by Newcastle to declare election results since early 90s. Newcastle Central declared at 11pm, just an hour ...

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Igbo Quit Notice; Signatories yet to be arrested

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Despite the order given by Governor Nasir El Rufai that individuals who signed a communique issued by a coalition of northern youths in Kaduna ordering all Igbos in the north to leave before October 1, it was gathered that the Nigerian Police is yet to carry out any arrest. Signatories to the statement are Nastura Sharif (Arewa Citizens Action for ...

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How $115m was shared by Diezani, Witness

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Witness to the EFCC revealed before the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, that the Resident Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Kwara State received a sum of N1m cash from the former minister of Petroleum resources to compromise the 2015 general elections. The Commission also gave out names of beneficiaries of alleged bribe paid by Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke ...

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El-Rufai orders arrest of Northern Coalition Youth Signatories

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This is a swift response to the threat made by the group of Northern coalition against Igbos in the north to quit Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered that all signatories to the three-month ultimatum issued by members of a coalition of northern youths to all Igbos to leave northern Nigeria. The governor, in a statement by his Senior ...

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War looms as Northern Coalition orders Igbos to vacate Northern cities

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Any Igbo man or woman who stays does that at his/her own risk, says coalition Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, on Tuesday, ordered Igbos resident in the 19 states of the North to live within the next three months or be forced out after the expiration of the October 1, 2017 deadline. The coalition also call on Northerners to quit the ...

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Floyd Mayweather to engage with Dogara in a boxing bout in Nigeria

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Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr, will arrive in Nigeria on June 12 a historic day in Nigeria. The chairman of Tettrazzini Group of Companies, the parent company for Zzini Media, Donatus Okonkwo, organizers of the event, told news men on Monday that Mayweather among other things will be involved in a charity bout with the Speaker of the House of Representative, ...

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Nigeria’s former Minister of Health and Head UNFPA, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin is dead

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He died at the age of 68. He was a former provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and also served as the head of Nigeria’s Aids Control Agency NACA

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FOUR GULF STATES BLACKLISTS QATAR AS SPONSOR OF TERROR

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Saudi Arabia and three other gulf countries have cut ties with Qatar claiming it supported the Muslim Brotherhood and backing Iran. The countries, including United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, have also closed access to Qatar by sea and air and have ordered citizens resident in the country to leave within two weeks. Qatar had been engaged in regional coalition ...

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Mass Exodus in the PDP if……Sheriff Wins

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In what appears to be a recurring tone by aggrieved PDP members throughout the country, Osun State factional chairman Dr Bayo Faforiji, on Saturday said only the awaited verdict of Supreme Court on the leadership crisis in the party would determine the authentic state executive of the PDP in Osun. He stated that in the event that Sheriff wins at ...

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