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Court: Evans’ case adjourned till July 27

Court hearing has been further adjourned till July 27, 2017 in the N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Inspector-General of Police by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans. Justice Chuka Obiozor refused to entertain the Evans’ case on Thursday on the basis that his lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, had yet to pay the punitive fee (N20, 000) awarded against him at ...

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Budget : Osinbajo proposes N135.6bn virement for sector funding

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The acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has submitted a proposal virement of N135.6bn to the National Assembly today. The fund is set to cover projects across many MDAs, especially the Ministry of Power/Works/Housing. This request was made in a letter dated July 18, 2017, which was read to members of the House by its Speaker on Thursday, in Abuja. The ...

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How Senate President Saraki Blackmailed INEC Chairman With TETFUND Probe In Order To Halt Dino Melaye’s Recall

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has halt the action on efforts by voters in Kogi West to recall Senator Dino Melaye which came as a result of the Senate’s decision to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). After a meeting earlier today, INEC decided to freeze the recall effort, citing legal complications. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, served as ...

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South African court rules against single-religion schools

South African court rules against single-religion schools

By Robert Njeru The Johannesburg High Court has passed a ruling outlawing single-religion schools in South Africa. This means that it is now illegal for public schools to promote any one religion at the exclusion of others. This ruling has drawn mixed reactions from various circles. According to the High Court, promotion of any particular religion at schools is bound ...

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Ousted South Korean President Supposedly Signed off on a Deal to get rid of Kim Jong Un

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By Robert Njeru South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye supposedly signed off a plan to get rid of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un using all available options, including assassination and exile. According to a recent report by the Asahi Shimbun, a famous Japanese newspaper, an inside source revealed that Park Geun-hye approved a plan for “leadership change” in North Korea. ...

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Al Jazeera faces the most serious threat to its existence

Al Jazeera faces the most serious threat to its existence

By Robert Njeru Neighboring Gulf countries have made an ultimatum that seeks to shut down Qatar-based Al Jazeera, which has been around for the last 20 years. According to Giles Trendle who is the managing director of Al Jazeera English, this represents the biggest challenge that the media house it has ever faced. Over the years, Al Jazeera’s journalists have ...

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Three journalists quit CNN after retracted article

Three journalists quit CNN after retracted article

By Robert Njeru CNN recently retracted the publication of a Russia-related article and as a result, three of their journalists have quit. The journalists are Eric Lichtblau, an editor; Thomas Frank, who wrote the retracted story and Lex  Haris, the executive editor in charge of the channel’s investigative unit. The article had been posted on CNN.com before it was retracted ...

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Trudeau says that Record-breaking Canadian sniper should be celebrated

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that Canadians should “celebrate” a Canadian sniper who delivered a record-breaking kill shot in Iraq. He was also quick to defend Canada’s position in Iraq, describing their mission as a non-combat one. According to Trudeau, Canadian forces have been doing their duty as part of the coalition against Daesh. What happened is consistent with ...

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Asylum Seekers who Fled Trump get Stuck in Limbo in Canada

Asylum Seekers who Fled Trump get Stuck in Limbo in Canada

  Thousands of people who fled to Canada to avoid President Donald Trump’s onslaught on illegal migrants are now trapped in limbo. These refugees were afraid of being deported and detained by immigration officers at upcoming check-ins. This is despite some of them working and living in the U.S. legally. According to Reuters, majority of the refugees are having a ...

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Akinwunmi Adesina wins Nobel prize for Agriculture

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Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, The World Food Prize, The Hall of Laureates, described Adesina as “someone who grew out of poverty, but whose life mission is to lift up millions of people out of poverty”. The prestigious $250,000 prize is given annually to a person who has worked to advance human development by “improving the quality, ...

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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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