Category Archives: Local News

BREAKING: I don’t want to be misquoted, Amaechi tells Lagos journalists

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The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, visited the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, where he met Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for about one hour. At the end of the meeting, Amaechi declined to talk to journalists saying, “I don’t want to be misquoted.” Details later.

Abacha loot: Nigeria set to receive $321m from Switzerland, says AGF

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said the government of Switzerland is set to return in tranches the sum of $321m stolen from Nigeria and stashed in the foreign nation by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, and his family. A statement by the AGF’s […]

Tanzanian journalist missing after murder reports

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A Tanzanian journalist who reported on a string of murders of officials and police has been missing for the past two weeks, the two newspapers he works for have said. Azory Gwanda, a reporter for the Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, wrote several articles investigating attacks in Kibiti district in Pwani province, which surrounds Tanzania’s […]

UPDATED: Spain drops European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

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Spain has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, who fled to Belgium after the regional parliament declared unilateral independence, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. In a statement, the court said Judge Pablo Llarena, in charge of the case, decided to withdraw the warrant as […]

Car bomb blast kills eight in Syria

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An explosives-laden bus blew up Tuesday in a predominantly pro-government neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs that has been repeatedly targeted, killing eight people, state television said. The blast rocked a street in the Akrameh neighbourhood mostly inhabited by members of the Alawite minority to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs. “The toll in […]

Buhari will know his friends after leaving power – Sani

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THE lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not know those who love him until he leaves office. Sani, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said what politicians told Buhari or said about him in public was not the same as when they discussed in private. According to the lawmaker, […]

I’m still entitled to $800m compensation, says Kanu

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The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that despite being granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja where he is being prosecuted alongside others on charges of treasonable felony, he is still entitled to the $800m compensation for his alleged unlawful arrest and detention in 2015. This […]

We heard Trump boasting about grabbing women by their genitals – Billy Bush

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Former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush broke his silence Monday to confirm he and seven other people witnessed President Donald Trump boasting about grabbing women by their genitals. Bush accused Trump of engaging in “revisionist history” amid reports the president was questioning the authenticity of a recording featuring the lewd comments leaked just a month […]

IGP: FG amends falsehood charges against Misau

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The Federal Government has amended the charges of spreading injurious falsehood preferred against the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau. Misau was earlier arraigned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja on October 19, on five counts of making injurious falsehood against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the […]

FG sets up panel to resolve migrants’ crisis

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with the officials of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the National Emergency Management Agency and the refugee commission over the fate of Nigerians still stranded in Libya. The meeting, which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja came a few hours after President Muhammadu […]