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Nasarawa NNPP chieftain shot in suspected assassination attempt

  Former Nasarawa Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim-Abubakar has survived a suspected assassination attempt.   He recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) where he won the ticket for the Doma South House of Assembly seat.   The Police Command has commenced an investigation of the incident, assuring that the perpetrators would arrested.   The Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel told reporters that the politician was attacked on Rukubi – Doma Road.   Ibrahim-Abubakar said it occurred on…

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APC postpones inauguration of Tinubu campaign council

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the inauguration of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the Party’s 2023 candidate, Bola Tinubu.   The event earlier scheduled for Monday was postponed to Wednesday, September 28.   Bayo Onanuga, PCC Director of Media and Publicity, made the announcement in a statement Sunday night.   Members nominated to serve in the various directorates are to report at the campaign headquarters on the new date.   They are expected to participate in the special prayer sessions marking the commencement of the presidential…

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PHOTOS: Peter Obi, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed meet with Babangida, Abdulsalami

  Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, paid a courtesy visit to Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former head of state, on Sunday.   Obi and Baba-Ahmed also met with Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state.   The LP chieftains met with the former military leaders at their residences in Minna, Niger state capital.   Obi said they had insightful conversations on the state of affairs of the country with Babangida.    “Today, my running mate, Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed and I…

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Super Eagles storm Oran today for Algeria clash

The Super Eagles will hit Oran today ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria. The West Africans pitched tent in Constantine last week Monday where they took on Algeria’s home-based side in a test game last Friday. The game at the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw with Alex Iwobi and Cyriel Dessers on target for the Super Eagles. Jose Peseiro’s side held their last training session in Constantine on Sunday night 22 players are now available for selection after assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong…

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Nigeria would’ve been partly sold to China but for Buhari, APC – Yahaya Bello

  Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello has stated that Nigeria would have been partly sold to China.   He said the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government halted it.   The governor made the comment when he was interviewed on Arise TV.   Bello was asked what the ruling APC intends to do about the state of the economy and unemployment.   His attention was called to the over 50 per cent rate and the 13,000 healthcare workers who have relocated to the United Kingdom…

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Tinubu leaves Nigeria for London

 The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, on Saturday, left Nigeria for London, the United Kingdom. It was gathered that Tinubu and Shettima decided to take a break to prepare them for campaigns. Tinubu and Shettima’s trip to London coincided with that of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who also travelled to London with his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Friday. According to the schedule released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, campaigns for the presidential election…

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Tension as unknown gunmen kill Kano traders

 There was tension at Sabon Gari Quarters in the Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State after two traders, Ifeanyi Ilechukwu and Chibuke Emannuel, were killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins. An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident occurred on Saturday around 8pm at 25, New Road, Sabon Gari. He said, “The gunmen first shot at their first target, Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, who died instantly, while they gave the second target, Chibuke Emannuel, a hot chase before he was shot.” Ilechukwu, a battery dealer, was said…

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Naira plunge continues as dollar demand grows

Naira gained marginally against the U.S. dollars on Friday, appreciating 0.04 per cent a day after it fell at the spot market. But overall, the currency continued a fall that has been made worse by increasing demand for dollars. The currency opened trading at N434.83 per $1 but closed at N436.33 to a dollar as against N436. 50 it traded in the previous session on Thursday, data from the FMDQ, where forex is officially traded, showed. The local unit traded between N436.50 and N436.25 to a dollar within the past…

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Police Arrest Suspected Bayelsa Kidnapper

  Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested a suspected kidnapper identified as John Lyon who operates in Bayelsa State. The spokesperson for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of the suspect on Sunday in Yenagoa, the state capital. According to him, the suspect who was apprehended on September 15 is in the command’s custody, and more details about his arrest will be provided on Monday. Lyon who is known to flaunt his wealth on social media is alleged to be involved in several…

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’25 Million Nigerians Suffering From Hunger’

  At least 25 million Nigerians are suffering from hunger, according to Prof Kola Matthew Anigo, National Coordinator of Academic and Research Network for Scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (ARN-SUNN). He said this in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, while delivering his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 52nd annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Speaking on the theme of the conference, “Bridging the Malnutrition Gap: Nutrition Multi-sectoral Commitments for Sustainable Nutrition in Nigeria”, Anigo lamented prevalence of malnutrition in Nigeria. He said…

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