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Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

Thousands of Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies. Leaders in both Asian countries have joined a global chorus of [...]

December 8, 2017 International

Libya returnee rejects Gov. Obaseki’s monthly stipend, says Libya offers better pay

A 27-year old Libyan deportee, Obehi Diamond, has rejected the offer of N20,000 as monthly stipend from Governor of Edo state,Godwin Obaseki. Obehi described Libya as the best country where a young man can work and earn good money if [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Why I stopped my international friends from attacking Yola prison over my detention – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President, on Friday revealed how his “international friends” almost set him free from Yola prisons through commando-like style. He made the disclosure while speaking at the 20th anniversary of the death of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, a [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Buhari reveals why PDP must not return to power in 2019

President Muhammad Buhari has expressed shock that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is determined to return to power in 2019 despite the alleged atrocities they committed while in power. Buhari said this during an interactive session with community leaders in [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Ambode to present 2018 Budget to Lagos Assembly on Monday

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will present the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the state House of Assembly for approval on Monday. A statement by Ms Bose Lambo, Director, Public Affairs of the Assembly, said the presentation would commence at [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

South Sudan blames Ugandan rebels for killing legislator

South Sudan has blamed rebels for killing a regional parliament legislator in neighbouring Uganda. Alfred Duku, minister for information, culture, youth and sports in South Sudan’s Yei River state said the MP, Jacob Gale, was killed late on Wednesday.   [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Arsenal Beach soccer team vows to conquer Copa Lagos

Arsenal BSC arrived in Lagos yesterday full of confidence that it will win the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Championship, which begins today at the Eko Atlantic City. The club was received on arrival by members of Naija Gunners, the umbrella [...]

December 8, 2017 Sports

IBB, Jonathan wade into South West PDP discord

Ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida and Ex President Goodluck Jonathan, have begun prevailing on the leadership to concede the position of national chairman to the South-West, [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Government issues conflicting reasons for fuel shortage

Nigerians wishing a quick end to the scarcity of fuel across the country may have more days to wait going by the explanation offered by Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu. Kachikwu at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday [...]

December 8, 2017 Government and politics

Nigerian states, FG hit by N25b revenue shortfall

FG hit by N25b revenue shortfall: Nigerians States, the Federal  and Local Government in  October shared N532.7 billion which shows a decline of N25.3 billion when compared to what they shared in September. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr [...]

December 8, 2017 Economy