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Why we didn’t stop Nigerian who joined ISIS –Turkish envoy

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The outgoing Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Mustafa Pulat, has said that Turkey does not stop the son of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria who crossed the Turkish border to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria in February 2015, because there was no information on the suspect. Pulat explained that... [Read More...]

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AU, ASUU urge Morocco to free Western Sahara

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The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Nasir Fagge, and other African Union leaders have intensified calls for the liberation of Western Sahara which has remained under the occupation of the Moroccan government for over 30 years. Western Sahara is documented as Africa’s last colony still under colonisation by Morocco since 1975. Speaking on... [Read More...]

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Nigeria’s federalism lopsided, says Ijaw National Congress

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The people of Ijaw ethnic stock in Nigeria, under the auspices of Ijaw National Congress, have said the current structure of the Nigerian state is skewed in favour of the majority ethnic nationalities. They, therefore, argued that since the secession treaties between the Ijaw and the British colonial authorities had lapsed and that the instrument... [Read More...]

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European markets slide on Greece concerns

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European markets pulled back on Tuesday as investors remained wary about progress on a deal to prevent Greece from defaulting, analysts said. The AFP reported that in late morning trading the CAC 40 in Paris dropped 0.53 per cent to 4,998.46 points and in Frankfurt the DAX 30 fell 1.06 per cent to 11,436.31 points.... [Read More...]

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C’ River gov scraps weekly council meeting

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Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday scrapped the weekly executive council meeting. The meeting is a platform for the governor and his deputy to meet with commissioners, special advisers and permanent secretaries to review government activities on a weekly basis. But on his second official day in office, Ayade at a... [Read More...]

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Aisha Buhari mourns Al-makura’s mother-in-law

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The wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Monday paid a surprise visit to Jos to condole with the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura over the death of his mother-in-law, Hajia Aisha Musa. Hajia Musa passed on in the early hours of Monday at the age of 85 in her residence in Jos. She... [Read More...]

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Osun earned N204bn in four years –Aregbesola

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The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, said on Tuesday that the state earned N204bn from the federation account, internally generated revenues and other accruals from Abuja between 2010 and 2014. The governor gave this explanation in his speech when he inaugurated the sixth assembly in the state. Aregbesola spoke just as Mr. Najeem Salaam... [Read More...]

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Buhari seeks Senate approval to appoint 15 advisers

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the approval of the Senate to approve 15 Special Advisers who will assist him to carry out his functions as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The President, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, David Mark, said his request was in accordance with Section 151... [Read More...]

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