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Why piles of cash keep turning up in Nigeria

Nigerians have been shocked and bemused after huge piles of cash have been unearthed in various parts of the country in recent months. Journalist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what is going on. In February, $9.2m and £750,000

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Stephanie Otobo releases gospel music video titled ‘I depend on You’

Stephanie Otobo, who recently filed a $5m lawsuit against clergyman Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Canada, has released a gospel music video titled ‘I depend on you’. The Canadian based lady made news after she was arrested and detained in a Lagos

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UN wants probe into killing of blogger Yameen Rasheed

The United Nations has called for an immediate investigation into the killing of a liberal blogger in the Maldives, calling on the government to ensure the safety of dissidents in the troubled honeymoon destination. On Monday, the High Commissioner for

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UN raises famine alarm in Yemen

The United Nations has warned that millions of Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help. It has issued a call to action – hosting an international meeting in Geneva to drive donations. In Hodeidah, one

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Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign coordinator defects to APC

Coordinator of the 2015 Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign organisation in Enugu state, Chief Rex Onyeabor, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Onyeabor was a member Board of Trustee, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic

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Protesters demand Andy Uba’s expulsion from senate over alleged certificate forgery

The Anambra Youth Movement (AYM) has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to suspend Andy Uba, senator representing Anambra south, over alleged falsification of his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate. In a rally on Tuesday, members of the movement

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Nigerians can now get UK Visa on same day of application – UK Embassy

The British government has announced a special service for Nigerians which enables them to get their UK visa on the same day of application. British High Commissioner, Mr. Paul Arkwright disclosed this on Monday at the 40th anniversary of the

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Ekiti State is now part of Biafra – Governor Fayose

Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has claimed the state is now part of Biafra. Fayose was speaking to newsmen, during the bail hearing of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court that

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NLC warns Kogi State govt on harassments of students and payment of salaries

Mariam Sanni, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has warned the Kogi State government to immediately release the students who were arrested and detained during a peaceful protest held in Lokoja, Kogi State. In a press release signed by the President

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Osinbajo panel quizzes suspended SGF, Lawal for hours

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, was on Tuesday quizzed by committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate him and the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke. Lawal appeared

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