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Breaking: Access Bank acquires Diamond Bank

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Access Bank Plc has finally acquired Diamond Bank Plc. According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, according to TheCable. Another source said confirmed that the deal has been sealed, awaiting final ratification from the regulatory body. The acquisition was midwifed by the …

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Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno Community again

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One soldier has paid the supreme price as troops of the Nigerian Army repelled a suspected Boko Haram attack on Gudumbali community in northern Borno State on Saturday. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu. According to Nwachukwu, the soldier died after a gun battle with the …

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Osinbajo’s house-to-house campaign excites residents

VP commences door2door campaign at Jimiku family compound in Karu abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday commenced door-to-door campaign at Nyanya and Karu suburbs of the FCT, prompting residents to troop out chanting “Sai Baba’’. He took the campaign to door steps in support of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo was given a rousing welcome as …

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Court orders EFCC, DSS, Police to produce Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

Diezani Allison Madueke

A Federal High Court judge gave what appears to be a tall order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Department of State Security, DSS and the Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. Alison-Madueke is based in London, facing a probe by an anti-graft agency and the EFCC only recently began to …

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Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Dismissed OAU Lecturer Denied Bail

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The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele. Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution. The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen …

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Vote Adedeji Sunmade David As Treasurer LUTH/CMUL Staff Co-operative Multipurpose Society Ltd

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A new water has spring up and a new fish has emerged from the stables of Audit Department, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, towards a better society; purposely, for the welfare of staff members of the establishment we all belong to; it is imperative we all troop out en masse to vote for Mr. David Sunmade Adedeji as treasurer of our …

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Senior surgeon collapses, dies after conducting 4 operations

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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has been thrown into mourning, following the death of one of the senior surgeons, and Registrar, Dr. Okeoghene Edigba.

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$1 million bra unveiled in U.S.

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Victoria’s Secret has unveiled their annual “Dream Angels Fantasy Bra” and its shining Swarovski crystals which has a hefty price tag of $1 million.

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Labour suspends nationwide strike

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The planned nationwide strike by the labour unions over a new minimum wage has been shelved for now. The strike was scheduled to start on Tuesday.

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Immigration arrests, prosecutes 3 over passport racketeering

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a Passport Officer, Peter Ethan and two others, over an attempt to procure Nigerian passport with false breeder documents.

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Taliban attacks kill 56, injure 379 on Afghan election day

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Taliban attacks on the Afghan parliamentary elections left no fewer than 56 civilians dead and 379 wounded, the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report on Tuesday.

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Ebonyi Govt increases corps members allowances

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The National Youth Service Corps members in Ebonyi are currently receiving the increased monthly allowances granted them by the state government.

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Bus conductor allegedly stabs man with broken bottle

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A 20-year-old bus conductor, Sani Iliya, on Tuesday appeared in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stabbing a man with broken bottle.

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Air Force destroys Boko Haram camp, neutralises insurgents

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The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Ngwuri Gana, Borno and also neutralised several of the insurgents

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President Buhari receives Prince Charles, wife at Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Prince Charles and his wife, Princess Camilla at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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How I escaped from Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has spoken of how he managed to escape from Nigeria. Mr. Kanu, who spoke in an interview with an Isreali TV Station posted on YouTube on Monday, said his relatives helped him out of the country. “Nigerian Army came to my house to kill me,” Mr Kanu said of …

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Ambode Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has conceded defeat and congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos Governorship primary. Governor Ambode made this announcement on Wednesday during a press conference in Lagos. He called on Lagosians to support the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 governorship elections. “APC is a great party and the …

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BREAKING: NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the starting of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s …

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BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

National Assembly

The National Assembly says it has postponed its resumption to October 9, 2018. The lawmakers had been on recess since July. They were to resume on Tuesday but has now been postponed. A statement issued by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori informed the lawmakers of the postponement in resumption. “This is to inform all distinguished senators and …

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Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

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The Federal Government says the sale of 21 per cent of its equity in the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting (NSPM) Plc to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will yield about N17 billion. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at the official signing of the agreement for …

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Osun Decide: PDP’s Adeleke missing at TV debate

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*APC’s Oyetola explains salary payment misconception Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, was the only major candidate that shunned the Osun State Governorship debate organised by Channels Television on Sunday. Adeleke’s podium with his name written on it remained vacant from the beginning to the end of the two-hour debate. The event started at 7:00 p.m …

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NYSC saga: Finance Minister, Adeosun resigns

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Daily Trust reports that Adeosun decided to quit Buhari’s administration following her forged National Youth Service Corps certificate. In recent times, Adeosun had been in the eyes of the storm as it was discovered that she forged her NYSC Certificate which she used in …

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200 Kogi Communities Submerged By Flood

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No fewer than 200 communities have been submerged by flood in Kogi/Koton-karfe local government area of Kogi State. With the communities already washed away by ravaging flood that has displaced thousands of residents in the communities, the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday made a passionate appeal to the federal government and public spirited individuals to come to the aide …

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Foreign Loan: China not father Christmas, says Chinese Envoy

China President Xi Jinping

The Charge d’ Affaires of China Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Lin Jing, says China is not a Father Christmas, but rather, looking for a win-win partnership with Africa and Nigeria. Jing made this declaration on Thursday in Abuja at a roundtable on the Review Dialogue on the just concluded 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). At …

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Osun election: WAEC ready to speak on Adeleke’s certificate

Senator Ademola Adeleke

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has promised to respond adequately to a court order mandating it to confirm whether Ademola Adeleke, Osun State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate wrote the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in 1981. ICIRnigeria.org reported that Demianus Ojijeogu, the council’s head of public affairs said although WAEC has not been served the court order, it …

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Buhari Appoints Yusuf Bichi As New DSS DG

Yusuf Magaji Bichi, New DSS Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). The appointment takes effect from Friday, September 14, 2018. Mr Bichi will replace Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who has been in the acting capacity after the dismissal of Lawal Daura. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to …

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Ibrahim Shekarau Defects From PDP To APC

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Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday in Kano State. The former governor explained that he took the decision as a result of the current …

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NDLEA raids clubs, hotels and joints for drugs in Ibadan

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, on Monday commenced the raiding of hotels and clubs in Ibadan. The agency said that the action was to check drug trafficking and the use and sales of abusive substances. The state Commandant, Mrs Omolade Faboyede, said this through the agency’s Public Relations Officer {PRO} Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, in Ibadan. …

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Migrants to Europe from Syria, Iraq, Guinea overtake Nigerians, Ivorians

The country of origin  of desperate migrants to Europe crossing the perilous central Mediterranean has changed with Syrians, Iraqis and Guineans overtaking migrants from Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Last year, Nigerian migrants topped  the list of nationalities who embarked on the dangerous journey. They were followed by the Guineans and then the Ivorians. With new report by UN refugee agency, …

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APC will win 2019 elections – Polls

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Polls conducted by an independent body have favoured All Progressives Congress (APC) having a landslide victory in the 2019 governorship elections. The polls were conducted by Europe-based pollsters Zeus Polls, the Nation reported. The Zeus Polls had earlier predicted the victories Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi. The latest findings signed by Polls Chief …

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