Putin slams ‘aggressive’ new US defence strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the new defence strategy unveiled by US counterpart Donald Trump as “aggressive,” saying Moscow would take that into account in its own actions. The new National Security Strategy launched earlier this week “in

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Looters’ll have no breathing space under Buhari – Olumilua

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and son of the former Governor of the old Ondo State, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, has said that treasury looters will have no breathing space under President Muhammadu Buhari. He, however, urged the

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2018 : Akeredolu, Dankwambo propose N171b, N104b budgets

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State, on Friday, presented a total sum of N171 billion budget of the state for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. Of the N171 billion estimate, Akeredolu earmarked N81.521 billion

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Buhari: I saw unbelievable things when I assumed office

President Muhammadu Buhari says he saw “unbelievable things” when he assumed office in 2015. Femi Adesina, his spokesman, quoted him as saying this while receiving supporters under the aegis of the Governance Support Group in Abuja. “Some of the things

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PDP: Buhari should appoint a competent petroleum minister if he cannot perform

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish his position as minister of petroleum if he cannot rise up to the responsibilities of the office. The party said this in reaction to the fuel scarcity across the

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Strike by Arik Air cabin crew leaves passengers stranded across Nigeria

An unannounced industrial action by the cabin crew of Arik Air leaft hundreds of its passengers stranded in various airports across the country. Lagos and Abuja were the worst hit as the airline has its major customers there. The cabin

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Nigeria’s unemployment worsens as 18.8% are jobless

Nigeria’s unemployment rate worsened from 16.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017 to 18.8 percent in the third quarter of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The NBS said the number of people within the

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Transfer: Conte makes Bonucci contact

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been in touch with Leonardo Bonucci amid reports the defender is unhappy at AC Milan. Bonucci only joined Milan in the summer in a shock €40 million deal from Juventus but is already looking for a

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VOXPOP: Is FG’s plan to spend $1bn to fight against terrorism justified?

By Amin Isah, Abuja The National Economic Council has asked the Federal Government to withdraw $1bn from the $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and use it to fight insurgency in the North East. Some Nigerians have dragged the

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Nigeria gets FIBA 3×3 World Cup wildcard

Nigeria will compete in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup holding in Manila, Philippines from June 8-12, 2018 after being awarded a wild card by the Federation of International Basketball Associations, FIBA. This latest decision was relayed through a letter

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