Day: January 9, 2019

ICC to Rule on Gbagbo Release Next Week

International Criminal Court judges will rule next Tuesday on whether to release former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo as his trial for crimes against humanity drags on, the court said. Gbagbo, 73, has spent seven years in detention in The Hague accused of fomenting bloodshed after refusing to accept defeat in elections in the West […]

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Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Resigns

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment. The Minister resigned to run for the 2019 election as a member of the House of Representatives in the February 16 general elections. She made this known in an interview with State House correspondents before the commencement of Federal Executive Council (FEC) […]

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APC Lagos Rally: Oppositions Donate N.5m to Injured Journalists

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Wednesday announced the donation of N500,000 for medical treatment of the two journalists injured at the rally of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos on Tuesday. Imo Ugochinyere, the coalition’s first national spokesperson, made the announcement in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. The statement read, […]

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Osibanjo Reveals How Fake News got Him in Trouble With Wife

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed how fake news almost caused him marital peace recently. The Vice President spoke at a a BBC symposium on fake news tagged, ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News’, in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, a blog put up a picture depicting him posing with strippers which was later verified to […]

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How I Escaped Death At Lagos APC Rally – Journalist

A News-Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke,  has recounted his experience after escaping death from the gunshot at the flag-off campaign of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos. Nigeria Politics Online had reported that three journalists, including the Group Political Editor of The Nation newspaper, Emmanuel Oladesu, News-Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke, […]

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Three SS-1 Students Remanded for Gang-defiling Classmate

Three  Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students (names withheld), who allegedly gang-defiled their 15-year-old classmate, were on Wednesday remanded in a juvenile home. The teenagers aged:  16, 16 and 14-years were docked at  a Tinubu Chief Magistrates Court  which also doubles as a Family Court. They are  facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful […]

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Buhari Inaugurates Advisory Committee on Minimum Wage

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage and reiterated his commitment to its payment. Inaugurating the committee shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Buhari restated his committment to an upward review of the minimum wage “as it is time to do so’’. […]

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2019: Tinubu Dancing Around Anti-people Gov’t, Says PDP

By Akilani Abdullah The People Democratic Party has described the comment by a National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu where he claimed the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar does not deserve another shot at power as undemocratic. Recall that following Tinubu’s appointment on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari to spearhead the APC […]

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NAF Buries Helicopter Crash Victims

The Nigeria Air Force on Tuesday laid to rest the remains of the five NAF combat crew, who lost their lives in a Mi-35M attack helicopter last week. Recall that NAF combat crew Mi-35M attack helicopter had crashed during an operation against Boko Haram insurgents last week. The deceased officers and airmen were buried on […]

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PDP Loses Top-notch Members to APC

The suspended Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Sen. Babayo Gamawa and a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, Kaulaha Aliyu, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Two defecting top members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were received at the presidential villa by President Muhammadu Buhari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports […]

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