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My aides are too slow, says Mugabe

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has blamed his aides for the country’s economic failure, describing them as “slow”. “We have managed to sustain our economy but we have inbuilt resistance within the system. We have some people who do not think the same way we do. They have different ideas and do not take the same stance as you.

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Tension in Mile 12, residents flee

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More tension is brewing in Mile 12 area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, following Thursday’s deadly clashes between Yoruba and Hausa in the bustling produce market. Some residents are said to be fleeing the affected areas.

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Cattle market ‘financing’ Boko Haram shut in Borno

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Nigeria’s military has closed one of Africa’s biggest cattle markets, charging sales of stolen animals is helping finance Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency, according to angry residents who say thousands of people have lost jobs, beef is no longer available and animals are dying in a sealed abattoir.

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Yahaya Bello welcomes twin boys

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governor, Hajia Hafi Bello, has given birth to twin boys at a private hospital in Abuja on Friday 4 March, 2016. A statement released this evening by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, Mr. Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, ‎said the children and their mother are in good health.

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Need For State Police In Nigeria

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Nothing better justifies the need to now collectively push for the establishment of state police in Nigeria than the current security challenges facing the country and for which the police now seems overwhelmed. It is now common knowledge that the security of life and properties of the citizens remains a cardinal objective of setting up a government.

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Okowa lauds Obasanjo at 79

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Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has felicitated with former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as he turns 79 years. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Governor Okowa, prayed for the continued grace of good health and mind for Chief Obasanjo.

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Women Arise protest at Kirikiri court over battering of housewife

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Dr Joe Okey-Odumakin and members of the women Arise Against Domestic violence on Friday protested at the premises of the kirikiri Magistrate’s court over the battering of a housewife by her husband in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

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Siasia calls Balogun, says only fit players will battle Egypt

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Samson Siasia has extended invitation to FSV Mainz 05 of Germany defender Leon Balogun ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

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Obasanjo’s place in history is assured – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulated former president of Nigeria and elder statesman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), as he turns 79 on March 5, 2016, noting that, his place in history is assured.

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Badeh took NAF’s N3.9bn in 12 months –EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed 10 counts of money laundering against the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), accusing him of removing a total sum of N3.9bn from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force between January and December, 2013. Badeh, who has remained in EFCC custody since February 8, is charged …

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Buhari Holds Bilateral Talks With Turkish President

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President Muhammadu Buhari is holding bilateral talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Turkish President, who arrived in Abuja at about midday on Wednesday, was accorded all the presidential honour by the presidential guards before both leaders retired into the President’s office for the meeting. At the meeting, President Buhari said that …

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Abduction: 14-yr-old Ese Oruru 5 months pregnant

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14-year-old Ese Rita Oruru, the Delta State-born girl-child, resident in Bayelsa, who was abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, but rescued by the Police in Kano, has been discovered to be about five months pregnant, very reliable sources have told Vanguard. Ese Rita Oruru, arrived Yenagoa yesterday and she is presently quartered at the police officers mess Yenagoa. She came …

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Nigerian judge sanctioned for alleged misconduct and Injustice

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The National Judicial Council, under the chairmanship of Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, has barred Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the federal High Court from being elevated to the Court of Appeal, or any higher judicial body till her retirement. Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia was also placed on the council’s “watch-list” for the next four years. The judge was sanctioned for …

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How my son brought Ese Oruru to Kano – Yunusa Yellow’s father

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The father of Yunusa Yellow, the alleged abductor of Bayelsa teenager, Ese Oruru, on Wednesday gave details of how his son met and took the teenager to Kano in 2015. Dahiru Bala, 55, told PREMIUM TIMES in his Tofa village home in Kura Local Government Area of Kano State that sometime in 2015 his son called to inform him about his plan …

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Court orders EFCC to release of Jonathan’s former ADC Immediately

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered the immediate release of the Aide de Camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe, on liberal terms. The judge, Yusuf Halilu, said the Economic and Financial Commission Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no right to detain Mr. Adegbe for more than 48 hours, without charging him to court. Mr. Halilu stated …

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Asaba records first rainfall

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Asaba and its environs in Delta registered its first rainfall on Monday night NAN reports. The rain, which started at about 11:45 p.m. on Monday, stopped at about 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday and came without wind and thunderstorms.

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Ogoni Oil Spill: UNDP promises to support FG on speedy clean-up

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The UN Development Programme (UNDP) says it will support the Federal Government in ensuring that clean-up of oil spills in Ogoniland takes place as soon as possible.

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Buhari hails Adeboye at 74

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, as he turns 74 years on 2 March, 2016.

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Edo judge washes hands off case against Oshiomhole

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Justice Esohe Ikponmwen of Edo State High Court on Tuesday washed her hands off a case brought before it by the sacked Chairman of Oredo local government council, Osaro Obazee, against the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole‎, the State House of Assembly and two others over his alleged illegal removal from office by the House.

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3 illegal bunkerers burnt to death in Isolo area of Lagos

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Three men were burnt to death in an early morning accident on Tuesday in Isolo area of Lagos after their vehicle carrying plastic jerry cans of fuel caught fire.

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Trump orders Secret Service to remove black students from rally

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Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump ordered Secret Service agents to remove a number of black students from his Georgia rally on Monday evening, according to The Des Moines Register.

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Ese Oruru leaves Kano for Abuja – Police

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The police department in Kano, Zone 1 Police Command has confirmed that abducted Bayelsan teenager, Ese Oruru, is on her way to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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CCT shifts Saraki’s trial to 11 March

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT has shifted the date for the commencement of the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki on charges of false assets declaration from 10 to 11 March, 2016, Ibraheem Al-hassan, Head, Press & Public Relations of Tribunal said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Court orders EFCC to release Jonathan’s ex-ADC‎ on bail

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Justice Yusuf Halilu of Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Abuja on Tuesday directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release former aide de camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe who has been in the detention of the anti graft agency since 11 February.

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Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan govts must account for all recovered loot – Court

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has held that successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 “breached the fundamental principles of transparency and accountability for failing to disclose details about the spending of recovered stolen public funds, including on a dedicated website.”

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Tongeji Island won’t go the way of Bakassi — Amosun vows

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has assured that his administration is determined to ensure government presence on Tongeji Island in Ipokia by providing top notch public infrastructure in the border town.

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N2bn Fraud: Twist as Judge returns Oronsaye’s case file

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The N2bn fraud case involving a former Head of Service, HoS, to the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, would have to start de novo as the presiding judge, Justice J. T. Tsoho, has said he has been “instructed” to return the case file to Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who was initially assigned the case in July 2015.

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DANIELLA OKEKE STEPS TO CHURCH FOR MARRIAGE

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Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke, is a beauty to behold any day as she looks stunning her braids maid outfit which she wore for her friend’s wedding over the weekend.

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SEE WHAT A NIGERIAN STUDENT DID TO AMERICAN SINGER, CIARA

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Nigeria land is green and full of great talents which we often tend to overlook but widely appreciated by foreigner.

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THE MAIN REASON I’M STILL MARRIED TO MY MILLIONAIRE HUSBAND- DAKORE AKANDE

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Delectable Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson- Akande is one of the lucky stars that got married into a Billionaire’s home. However, the pretty mother of two lovely girls has cleared the airs that she married her hubby, Mr. Akande because of his father’s immense wealth.

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