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Buhari’s Government Good At Lies- Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja on Thursday when he received one of the national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, and members of his campaign team in …

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Senate Orders Banks To Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s Accounts

Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, yesterday got a reprieve as the Senate Committee investigating the petitions against the freezing of her accounts, directed that they should be unfrozen. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, after subjecting the management of four different banks where the First Lady …

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China Arrests Corrupt Fugitive Officials In Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China said it had arrested 3,339 fugitives who fled to Nigeria and 89 other countries  to escape prosecution for corruption. The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Zhou Pingjian, stated that 628 of the suspects were former officials from whom N468bn (9.36bn yuan) was recovered. The envoy …

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Mugabe’s Wife Sues Trader Over $1.3m Diamond Ring

The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a US$1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. “First lady Dr Grace Mugabe is suing fugitive businessman Mr Jamal Joseph Ahmed for US$1.23 million over a diamond …

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Monkeypox Cases Inrease To 74 In 11 States – FG

The Monkey pox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday. Addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Adewole dismissed the reports that the military has been spreading the virus through …

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Niger Delta Militants Kidnap 4 British Nationals

Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday. The four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of Delta State, said Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community. Fakama said locals were “saddened” by …

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Man Who Was Wrongly Accused Freed After 23 Years In Jail

Surrounded by news cameras and supporters, Lamonte McIntyre hugged his mother on Fridayfor the first time as a free man in 23 years. The 41-year-old Kansas native was wrongly convicted of a double murder and finally set free after spending more than half of his life behind bars. He was …

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EFCC Accuses Fayose Of Diverting N680m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of diverting N680m from the state’s coffers to a private fixed deposit account, which was yielding N6m interest every month. The N680m was alleged to have been part of the bailouts paid to the state government …

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Five Remanded For Stoning Man (70) To Death

A Kano State Senior Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded five men in the prison custody for allegedly kidnapping and stoning a 70-year-old man, Usman Danbuba, to death. The accused were identified as Wada Mohammed, 30; Ya’u Muhammad, 22; Musa Inusa, 35; Sale Buba, 27; and Sule Garba, 45. They were charged with …

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N.Korea ‘Hackers Steal US-South Korea War Plans’

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans …

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Monkeypox Spreads To Lagos, 2 Cases Recorded

The Lagos State Government confirmed  that it has recorded two suspected cases and appealed to residents to remain calm and vigilant. Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris told reporters that the two suspected cases were currently being investigated. “Though no confirmed case has been recorded, there is need to sensitise …

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Japan Scientist Grow Drugs In Chicken Eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday. If the scientists are able to safely produce “interferon beta”, a type of protein used to treat illnesses including …

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Nigeria: Govt To Ban Open Drugs Markets From 2019

Open drug markets will be outlawed in Nigeria and shut down by the end of next year, the federal government has said. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made this known on Monday in Lagos at a workshop organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control …

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