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Kidnapped expatriate contractors in Niger Delta released – police

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, the police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Reports say police had earlier given accounts of how many had been seized and what their nationalities were, and that they all worked for cement company …

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US Sex scandal: Accused lawmakers deny allegation, insist on proof

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, mandated its committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged sexual misconduct against three of its members. This followed a motion brought under Order six, Rules two and 22 of the House Standing Orders by one of the accused, Rep. Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue). In the motion, Gbillah described the action …

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Buhari’s medical trip, a blot on Nigeria’s image – Dr. Enabulele

By Dr. Osahon Enabulele   I heard with shock and disappointment the statement issued on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Mr. President, informing the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed on a 10-day medical vacation to London from Monday, June 6, 2016, during which period he is billed to see an …

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FG to withdraw troops from Niger Delta communities, opts for dialogue

The Federal government has directed that troops should be withdrawn from Niger Delta communities as part of efforts to find an amicable solution to the spate of pipelines vandalism in the oil producing region. The directive was given at the end of an emergency  security council meeting which took place on Tuesday with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presiding. The meeting, …

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Buhari not incapacitated – Adesina

The Presidency on Monday maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari is not incapacitated by his ear infection from carrying out his functions. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke with reporters at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as the President was leaving for London, said it was wrong to refer to the …

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FIFA President to visit Nigeria, recognises Pinnick as NFF President

Indications have emerged that the President of Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has thrown its weight behind Amaju Pinnick’s led Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)   The pointer to this, is the announcement by the Pinnick led Executive Committee on Sunday that the President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, will visit Nigeria in June.   The …

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Ozekhome, MRA say Lai Mohammed’s loan request from NBC is illegal, unlawful

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome and the Executive Director of Media Right Agenda, Edetaen Ojo have described the memo emanating from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for a loan request to embark on a foreign trip as illegal and unlawful. Citing the minister’s action as a violation of the provisions …

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