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2023 president: North’s elders give conditions

THE North will support the presidential candidate with genuine commitment to deal with its problems and meet the region’s aspirations in 2023, the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) said on Sunday. Its convener Prof. Ango Abdullahi said: “The forum has observed that political maneuvres around the 2023 elections are targeting the …

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We are broke – House of Representatives

THE House of Representatives is facing serious cash crunch, its spokesman Benjamin Kalu said at the weekend. He said the problem of funding is hampering the implementation of its programmes and slowing down its activities, including several investigations pending before it. Besides, the budget of the lower chamber of the …

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Many feared dead as Boko Haram attacks Auno town

An unspecified number of people have been reported killed in a night attack on Auno town by some suspected Boko Haram elements. Eyewitnesses disclosed that a large number of vehicles loaded with goods, shops and houses   were also set ablaze by the suspected insurgents who sneaked into the town and …

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Again, EFCC arraigns Adoke over alleged money laundering

Mohammed Adoke, former Attorney General of the Federal (AGF) and Minister of Justice, was, on Monday, arraigned by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, Abuja on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering. Adoke is being charged before Justice Binta Nyako alongside one Aliyu Abubakar. News Agency of Nigeria …

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Raped teenage girl rescued after 27 days in captivity

Police in Anambra state said they have rescued a 14- year-old girl allegedly kidnapped in Onitsha, Anambra State. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement on Monday, said three suspects, including a female were also arrested in connection with the abduction. He said the victim held hostage for 27 …

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Buhari, PM Trudeau hold talks to strengthen ties

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, described Nigeria-Canada relations as ‘very cordial’, expressing his desire to further strengthen bilateral ties. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement, in Abuja on Sunday, said the Nigerian leader met with Canadian Prime Minister …

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NNPC records 16% increase in gas supply to Power in November

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said that the daily average natural gas supply to gas-powered plants in November 2019 increased by 16.53 per cent to 645 mmscfd. The Corporation disclosed this in its Monthly Financial and Operations Reports (MFOR) released in Abuja, on Sunday. The increment, it said was …

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