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Panic As Suspected Ritualists Behead Herdsman In Ekiti

There was panic in Omu town, in Oye Local Government area of Ekiti State, after a herdsman, Ahmed Dele, was beheaded by yet-to-be identified persons. The Punch gathered that the assailants chased the deceased while he was grazing his cattle, caught up with him some few kilometers away from the town and beheaded him. Speaking on the incident, the Secretary to Jamunati Fulbe Association of Nigeria in the state, Idris Salaudeen, said the victim, who was a member of the association, and a

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Lying Lai Mohammed – Fani-Kayode

Lying Lai Mohammed By Femi Fani-Kayode “This is not the time for preaching peace when the enemy is ready to destroy the world. To forgive Islamic terrorists is up to God but to send them to see God is my duty” – President Vladimer Putin. This article was written by Femi Fani-Kayode. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Is there any sane person that disagrees with Putin? Evidently there

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Corruption: Organised Labour Wants Names Of Looters Published, ‘Hands’ Of Culprits Cut Off

The leadership of the organised labour and their civil society allies on Wednesday protested in Abuja. During the protest, the organised labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), alongside their Civil Societies allies, demanded that the Federal Government reveal the identities of those that looted the common wealth and also asked that their hands should be cut off to serve as deterrent. They also lamented that nothing so much had been

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President Buhari Is A Victim Of His Own Transparency – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described President Buhari as being a victim of his own transparency following the ongoing controversy over the president’s vacation. Lai Mohammed said this while addressing State House Correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adding that even though the President while embarking on his vacation informed the National Assembly and transmitted power to his Vice President,

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S/Africa Unveils 260 Dollars A Month Minimum Wage | Which Is Four Times Better Than Nigeria’s N18,000

The South African government has unveiled a national minimum wage of 3,500 rand ($261) per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the announcement follows protracted negotiations between the government and labour unions. The Deputy President also added that the national minimum wage, which equates to 20 rand ($1.50) per hour, would come into effect in May 2018. “The balance we have sought to strike is that it must not be too low, so that

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Buhari And The Prophets Of Baal

Buhari And The Prophets Of Baal – Abimbola Adelakun “They prayed to Baal from morning until noon, shouting ‘Baal, answer us!’ But there was no sound, and no one answered… At noon, Elijah began to make fun of them… The afternoon passed, and the prophets continued to act like this until it was time for the evening sacrifice. But no voice was heard; Baal did not answer…” 1 Kings 18:26-29. This piece was written by Abimbola Adelakun. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the

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Senate Comes For Amaechi: “You Lied To Nigerians”

The Senate on Wednesday described the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi as “a liar”, adding that he should immediately withdraw his comment that the upper chamber was delaying infrastructure development. In a statement signed by the Senate’s spokesperson, Sen, Aliyu Sabi, the senate said it was not delaying any construction and that the minister told a lie. Amaechi had earlier during a townhall meeting in Ilorin, Kwara state said that the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan and

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Reactions Trail Emir Sanusi’s Call For “Mosques To Be Converted To Schools”

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, has charged northern governors to build a giant remedial college to accommodate all northern candidates, who fail to secure admission into conventional universities. Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), made this known on Tuesday, in his address at the joint convocation of 2,000 teachers held at the Kano Government House. While lamenting that the North had been lagging behind educationally, the Emir called for the

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“Buhari Told Me He Wants A VP That Can Hold The Nation Together If He Dies” – Pastor Bakare

Tunde Bakare, a prominent Lagos pastor and the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, was quoted to have revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari always wanted a Vice President that could hold the nation together in case he died. According to TheCable, Bakare said that was why Buhari selected him as running mate in 2011. It would be recalled, the duo contested the election under the platform of the then Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), but lost to the Peoples Democratic Party

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Boko Haram Is Now Broke – UN

The United Nation (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has stated that the Boko Haram group is currently plagued by financial difficulties. Feltman made this statement known on Tuesday while briefing the Security Council on the UN Secretary-General’s Fourth Report on the threat the group poses to international peace and security efforts to “check and roll it back”. The UN envoy also stressed that Boko Haram was under intense military pressure, but warned

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“Nigeria To Stop Importation Of Fuel By 2019” – Ibe Kachikwu

According to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria will stop importing refined petroleum products by 2019. The minister said this on Tuesday in Abuja at a public hearing on the review of petroleum pricing template for Premium Motor Spirit organised by the House of Representatives. He said that within two years, the Federal Government revived refineries that were non-functional to contribute about eight million out of over 20 million litres of petrol consumed

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Nigerians react to President Buhari’s new photos | Photoshopped or Coincidence?

This afternoon, the presidency shared new photos of President Buhari in the UK. He received APC National leader, Bola Tinubu and former Osun state governor, Bisi Akande at the Nigerian House where he is residing. Some Nigerians claim the photos are photoshopped as they show President Buhari wearing the same Kaftan and Cap he wore in previously released photos. Atiku visited him in 2016 while he was in london. Tinubu and Bisi Akande visited him today in London Feb 09-2017. <br

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