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750,000 march for separatists’ release in Barcelona

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Some 750,000 people protested in Barcelona on Saturday demanding the release of jailed separatist Catalan leaders, local police said. The march, organised by pro-independence groups, saw crowds line an avenue in the Catalan capital waving flags and chanting “freedom for political prisoners”.

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Mambilla: FG, Chinese consortium sign $5.8bn power plant agreement

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 and a consortium of three Chinese firms on Friday signed an agreement for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Plant worth $5.79bn. According to the government, the project which is being constructed in Taraba State is expected to be completed in six years. Funding for the power plant will come from China and the ...

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Tandoh replaces Tinubu as LSSC boss

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

A former Director of Sports at the Lagos State Sports Council, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The governor also appointed Babatunde Bank-Anthony as the new Director-General of the commission. Bank-Anthony was the former Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Sports Endowment Funds. The appointments ...

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Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

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One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on ...

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Trustworthy Nigerians Needed Globally – Yemi Osinbajo Preaches

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The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerian youths to recommit to the principles of hard work, diligence, and credibility saying the world is in search of a trustworthy Nigerians. Speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan where 39 students of the institution graduated with first-class Honours, Osinbajo said Nigeria is painted black by ...

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I don’t need high chiefs’ endorsement to install chiefs – Olubadan

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The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday stated that he did not need the endorsement of the high chiefs before conferring honorary traditional titles on recipients. Our correspondent learnt that the monarch will on November 11, 2017, honour the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, with the title of Agbaakin Afiwagboye of Ibadan land, and others, a development ...

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Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

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Former US president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans. As a prospective juror, Obama joined fellow citizens at Cook County’s Daley Center courthouse, all waiting to see if they would be chosen to serve on a trial. The former leader of the ...

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FG saves N4.7bn monthly through TSA – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration was saving about N4.7bn monthly through the full implementation of its policy on the Treasury Single Account. He said over 20,000 bank accounts belonging to the Federal Government had so far been consolidated into one. Buhari disclosed this while declaring open the 2017 e-Nigeria Conference organised by the National Information Technology Development ...

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Australia goes tough on dual citizenship, forces lawmakers to declare statuses

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Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced plans on Monday to force all lawmakers to declare that they are not dual nationals as he seeks to defuse a political crisis that saw his deputy ejected from parliament. Turnbull’s centre-right coalition government was thrown into disarray in October when the High Court ruled that five lawmakers, who were dual nationals, including Deputy ...

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American citizen jailed over insulting tweet on Mugabe

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The Zimbabwean police today dragged an American citizen, Martha O’Donovan, to the magistrate’s court and charged her with insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter. The tweet for which Martha was charged was a retweet of the tweet 29 September by @mmatigary. But in the police charge in court, she was accused of creating the account. While Martha spent Friday night ...

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FG to support universities affected by insurgency – Buhari

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President Muhamadu Buhari said Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Buhari, who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, said government would provide special fund to MAUTECH to enable it complete some vital projects. “In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the north eastern part of the country, I ...

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N388bn Paris Club Loan spending protected by professional privilege, confidential – AGF

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the record of spending of N388.304bn London Paris Club Loan refunds by 35 states “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.” Idris was responding to the suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project seeking “an order of mandamus directing and/or compelling the ...

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We’ll deal resolute, merciless punishment on US – North Korea

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North Korea on Sunday warned Donald Trump against making “reckless remarks” as the US president began a marathon Asian tour dominated by the nuclear threat from Pyongyang. Ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Americans were pressing for the president’s early impeachment because tough remarks by a “spiritually instable” Trump could bring about “nuclear disaster to the US mainland”. After arriving ...

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Osinbajo’s state has the highest number of federal appointments — Presidency

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The Presidency, on Saturday, revealed that Ogun, the home state of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, had the highest number of Chief Executive Officers appointed to head federal agencies by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. This was contained in a graph made available to journalists by the Presidency to fault a recent media report that 81 out of 100 appointments made by ...

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Trump doesn’t know what it means to be president –George Bush

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Ex-President George W Bush has criticised Donald Trump, saying “this guy doesn’t know what it means to be President”. Mr. Bush went on record along with his father, George HW Bush, to discuss their thoughts on Mr Trump as part of a new book about the pair. “I don’t like him. I don’t know much about him, but I know ...

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I wish I could bring my son back to life, Tinubu laments

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has broken his silence on the demise of his eldest son, Jide, online medium, Cable, has reported. Jide died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, his grieving father reportedly disclosed. As reported by Cable, Tinubu said no parent should experience such bereavement, adding, “I wish I could bring back my son, but I ...

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Clinton cheated in 2016 Democratic primaries, party official says

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Explosive revelations by a top Democratic operative that the 2016 primaries were tipped in Hillary Clinton’s favour have convulsed the party as it struggles to rebuild, and whipped up accusations of cheating from President Donald Trump. Donna Brazile, the Democratic National Committee’s interim chairwoman during key months of the presidential campaign, said Clinton’s team essentially took over day-to-day operations of ...

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We didn’t endorse Fayose for president – CAN

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The Christian Association of Nigeria says it has not endorsed the presidential ambition of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The national leadership of the Christian body, in a statement on Thursday, described its reported endorsement of Fayose for President in 2019 as a farce. It urged the public to disregard the report. The statement quoted CAN’s Director of National ...

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