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2019 polls: Avoid politicians, CJN tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday admonished judges to be wary of the antics of politicians as Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections. Speaking in Abuja while declaring open this year’s Annual Conference of Justices

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Court declares State of Osun illegal

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has declared that the change of name of the state to “State of Osun” by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola is illegal, null and void. Delivering the judgment on Thursday, Justice Yinka Afolabi ruled

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Fuel scarcity to end soon – Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured governors of Nigerias 36 states that the ongoing fuel scarcity will end in 48 hours. Mr. Kachikwu gave the assurance on Thursday while briefing members of the National Economic Council,

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Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe and his wife Grace have not been seen in public since he was forced

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Officials Secret Act: Army to punish defaulters

The Nigerian Army says it would deal ruthlessly with any officer and soldier caught divulging official secrets. The army has also warned its personnel engaged in internal and external security operations against violating established rules of engagement, pointing out that

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Umahi carries out minor cabinet reshuffle

Governor, Chief David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Thursday, effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. The Commissioner for Finance, Dr Dennis Ekumankama was moved to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry while the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Deacon Obinna Nwachukwu

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President Buhari returns to Nigeria after paris summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after attending the One Planet Summit in Paris, the capital of France. He was received on Thursday evening by some state governors, including Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at the Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Benue gov presents N178.3bn 2018 appropriation estimate to State Assembly

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has presented the total sum of N178, 377,811,608.00 as 2018 budget estimate to the State Assembly. Tagged ‘Rural Transformation Consolidation Budget’, the 2018 appropriation estimate was N4, 980,968,881.00 less than 2017 budget which was

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EFCC Chairman, DSS DG appear before senate panel

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, are before a Senate panel to discuss the clash between EFCC and DSS officials. The clash began when operatives of

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Pandemonium as ‘traders’ attack FCDA official in court

There was pandemonium at the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja on Thursday as some persons suspected to be traders of Utako market in Abuja attacked an official of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) simply identified as Dennis. The

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