Ayade presents N1.3trn budget for 2018 — highest ever by a Nigerian state

Ben Ayade, Cross River governor, has presented a budget of N1.3 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state house of assembly. The budget is the largest for a single state in Nigeria’s history. Lagos state held the record

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“Buhari’s plan to seek re-election is a slap on Nigerians”- Group

A civil society group, Sage Africa, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should focus on fulfilling his electoral promises, noting that he has not done enough to deserve re-election. It said the President should not be nursing the hope of a

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Watch video of herdsmen grazing cattle at Aso Presidential Villa

A video has shown herdsmen grazing their cattle around the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja. The video, exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES Thursday, shows a column of cattle led along a road near the entrance to the vice president’s

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US threatens to destroy’ North Korean Regime

The United States warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out but its call for nations to cut ties with Pyongyang was rejected by Moscow while Beijing sidestepped talk of an oil embargo. Washington urged

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Machete-wielding man shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’, hacks 3 Borno students to death

Three primary school students have been hacked to death in Borno State by an attacker with a machete, TVC News reports. According to TVC, the suspected Boko Haram member ran into the school in Kwayan Kursar town, on Borno’s southernmost border

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Over 40% of Unizik staff watch pornography at work – Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku on Thursday said over 40 percent of the staff of the university watch pornographic videos and other illicit films at work. According to the VC, he was able to monitor the

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Silva extends Man City contract

David Silva has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Manchester City until 2020. The 31-year-old Spaniard joined the Blues from Valencia for £24m in 2010. The midfielder has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and

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VIDEO: President Buhari returns from Abidjan

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire where he participated in the 5th EU-AU Summit. The president participated in many bilateral meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where he met with Nigerians and also hinted on future

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The enemies in President Buhari’s camp – by Ademola Adeoye

I have read through scores of articles in the last 365 days—unveiling some of the perceived enemies in the camp of Mr. President, but each time I read through those articles, it becomes clear to me as water that most

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Group storm Libyan embassy to protest slave auctions

Civil Society Organisations on Thursday protested the reported slave trade of Africans in Libya. A report by CNN had revealed that Africans, Nigerians inclusive, were auctioned as slaves for as low as $400. Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, said

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