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Nigeria Takes Delivery of Two New Helicopter Gunships…

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday took delivery of two Mi-35M helicopter gunships that the federal government ordered from Russia. The Antonov aircraft, which brought the new Mi-35M helicopters, touched down on the runway at NAF Base Makurdi at exactly 12.20 p.m. The Chief of Aircraft Engineering at NAF …

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Osun Court Remands Man for Stealing Catfish…

A Magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Monday remanded a 23-year-old man, Abiodun Olasunkanmi in Ilesha prison for allegedly stealing cat fish, worth of N800,000 from a fish pond in the state. The prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun informed the court that the defendant committed the offense …

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Former Kano Governor Declares 2019 Presidential Ambition…

A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau has formally declared his intention to contest for the 2019 presidential elections. Shekarau seeks to contest under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former education minister pointed out that his decision was spurred by numerous clarion calls. He said; …

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SARAKI: “Nigerian Youths Able to Match their Peers Worldwide”…

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday explained that Nigerian youths have capacity to match their counterparts in the world. He spoke at the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Yikpata, Kwara State. Saraki urged the Nigerian leaders to do everything humanly possible to give youths the opportunity …

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Senator Dino Melaye Released from Police Custody…

Dino Melaye, the Kogi senator who was arrested in Abuja early Monday, has been released after a stand-off that lasted about two and a half hours, his spokesperson said. Mr Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, was arrested by the Nigerian Immigration Service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Monday …

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FG: “No Minister Shunned US-Nigeria Investment Forum”…

The Federal Government has denied media reports that Ministers who were invited to the US-Nigeria Investment Summit in Washington, DC, on April 19 shunned the forum. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued in London on Monday, said most of the Ministers who were …

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Nigeria to Fight Against Plastics by Phasing Out Plastic Bags…

The Nigerian administration has expressed its commitment to phase out the use of non-biodegradable plastics. This is on the sidelines of the 2018 Earth Day celebrations. The announcement to this effect was made by Ibrahim Jibril, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment. According to him, the country’s government plans to …

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Zimbabwe Sacks 16,000 Striking Nurses…

Zimbabwe on Wednesday sacked 16,000 striking nurses, as the new government sought to keep a lid on labour unrest in the build-up to the first elections since the fall of Robert Mugabe. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga accused the nurses of staging a “politically motivated” walkout and said they would be …

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Buhari Attacks Nigerian Youths for Wanting Everything Free…

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lambasted Nigerian youths in London. Buhari said most Nigerian youths want everything free without doing anything. Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, Buhari said youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to Buhari, a lot of …

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3 Taraba Varsity Students Killed by Falling Trees in Cameroon…

Three students of the Taraba State University lost their lives when they were hit by falling trees during a rainstorm at the Bouba Njidda National Wild Life Park in Cameroon. This was disclosed by The Deputy Registrar, Information and Publication of the university, Malam Sanusi Sa’ad on Wednesday. Sa’ad in …

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