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Emir Sanusi seeks ban of underage marriages, warns against flippant polygamy

The Emir of Kano, HRM Muhammadu Sanusi II has canvassed a ban on the marriage of women below 18 years, stressing that the time had come when the Muslim community should live by the reality of economic recession and consequences

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Opinion: Gov. Fayose’s ban of open grazing in Ekiti State is illegal

By Nelson Ekujumi Just this morning, news broke in the media of Governor Ayodele Fayose verbal pronouncement of ban of herdsmen from open grazing of their flock in Ekiti state in reaction to the recent attack on a community in

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Witchcraft: Police Arrest Man Who Burned Child With Hot Knives in Eket

By Joe Eno   Akwa Ibom State – The Police in Eket, Nigeria have arrested a 34 year old man, Mr. Albert Silvanus Uso, for burning his stepson with hot knives before abandoning him over witchcraft allegations. Mr. Uso who

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Okorocha threatens to privatise Imo varsity if workers fail to call-off strike

The Imo State Government has read the riot act to striking staff members of the state-owned university, threatening to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for the Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession the institution if

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Ban On Cattle Grazing Reserves: Afenifere Backs Fayose

Our attention has been drawn to the courageous move by the Ekiti state Governor,Mr Ayodele Fayose to ban cattle grazing in the state.   The action of the governor is a timely move to strengthen the civilization that places higher

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HURIWA accuses EFCC of political witch-hunt, demands action on allegations against Amaechi

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has declared that the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the sources of campaign fund of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, while focusing extensively on

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IPOB says Biafraland goes beyond Igbo-speaking areas, hails N’Delta militants for demanding Kanu’s release

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that Biafraland should not be construed as comprising only areas inhabited by the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria. This was as it commended the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, and the Red Egbesu Water

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Governors support hike in fuel price, set to access $3.25bn World Bank funds

Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria have expressed support for the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to increase the pump price of petrol from N86 to N145 per litre, saying that the policy is in the

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Okupe tells court how Jonathan approved payment of N400m to Metuh

Special Adviser to then President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has revealed how his former principal paid N400 million to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh for publicity efforts for

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FG invokes no work, no pay as NLC begins strike

As the Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, begins strike to protest the increase in petrol pump price from N86:50 to N145 a litre, the federal government has warned civil servants against taking part in the

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Darkness looms as nationwide electricity supply drops to 1,400mw

The total amount of power available to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to distribute to home and offices across Nigeria has dropped to 1,400 megawatts, MW, as at 12midnight, Tuesday 17th, May, 2016, sparking fears of the country being

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Fuel price hike: Ignore court judgment and protest, Balarabe Musa tells Nigerians

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has reiterated its call on Nigerians masses and civil to ignore the Labour unions and protest against the increment of pump price of petrol despite judgment of the Industrial Court stopping planned strike

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We’re helpless over diversion of LG funds by governors – Chairmen lament

Chairmen of the local government areas in the country, under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON have lamented what they termed reckless diversion of council funds by state governors, regretting that they are handicapped by

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Fuel hike: Court halts planned strike as Catholic Church begs labour to have rethink

The National Industrial Court, NIC, has asked the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to suspend its planned strike, pending the hearing and determination of a suit brought before it by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN.

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Sponsor of Grazing Bill defends proposed legislation, says public outcry unnecessary

The lawmaker, who sponsored the contentious National Grazing Routes and Reserves Bill, Hon. Sunday Karimi has come out to state that many Nigerians who are strongly opposing the proposed legislation have not even read and digested the content. This was

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Fuel price hike: Nigerians should prepare for war, says TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working to promote democracy and good governance in Nigeria, stoutly rejects the N145 pump price of petrol imposed by Federal Government. To say the least, this imposition portrays the

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New fuel price: Buhari deceived Nigerians, says Falana

Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians by reneging on his campaign promise of not increasing the pump price of petrol if voted into office. Stressing that the increase in the

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Militants seek Republic of Niger Delta, to display currency, flag, passport

Give two weeks ultimatum   Emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers yesterday expressed its resolve to launch Niger Delta’s currency, passport, ruling council, territory and flag in October 2016, disclosing that its membership stretches across states in the Niger

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Killing of soldiers: Perpetrators not from Foropa community – Southern Ijaw LG boss

Condemns act   The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council, Mr. Joshua Macaiver and chiefs of the area on Thursday in Yenagoa, condemned the killing of three security personnel of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Foropa

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Agric minister, Audu Ogbe expresses wish for oil price never to rise again

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed his wish for the price of oil in the global market never to rise again, stressing that oil boom led to the neglect of the agriculture sector, which

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IPOB berates Debe Ojukwu over comments against Kanu’s leadership

The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned comments credited to Mr. Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, one of the sons of the late Biafra warlord; Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that Kanu was not the group’s leader, insinuating that the

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Nigeria’s Quota system and Cut-Off Marks: Anambra and Imo are discriminated

By AFRIPOL For many years, the Federal government of Nigeria has promulgated and implemented cut-off marks for all candidates seeking admission into Federal Government Colleges or Unity Schools as they are popularly known. But the policy of assigning different cut-off

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Nigerians are really suffering – APC Nat’l Chairman

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has observed that Nigerians are suffering but stressed that the government is not “shutting its eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real”.

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Photo news: Igbos in Canada protest against the massacre of Igbos in Enugu by Fulani hersdmen

Igbos in Canada – young, old, men and women, under the auspices of “Igbo Canada Community Association (ICCA)” protest on the streets of Toronto against the massacre of the Igbos in Enugu by Fulani hersdmen.       Photos: (ICCA)

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Dickson cries out, says Bayelsa is facing oppression by FG

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has expressed concern over the poor representation of the state in all cadres of the federal civil service, with a call on the Federal Government to redress the trend which he described as “unfair

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DIckson probes Bayelsa salary fraud, sets up commission of enquiry

Right step in right direction, say workers   The governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson on Friday in Yenagoa set up a nine member judicial commission of inquiry to investigate fraudulent falsification of government payroll and other accounts.

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Extend death sentence for kidnappers to treasury looters – Lawmaker begs National Assembly

The Deputy Whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Omotayo Oduntan on Thursday suggested that the death sentence being considered by the National Assembly as punishment for kidnappers should be extended to public office holders found to have

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Obasanjo donates three-year old chimpanzee to animal conservation centre

In recognition of the special care needs of chimpanzees, former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has donated a three-year old chimpanzee in his Wildlife Park named Patience, to an animal conservation organization, Pandrillus Foundation. Founders of the organisation, Liza Gadsby and

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Analyzing Labour demand for N56, 000 new minimum wage: How feasible?

By Nelson Ekujumi   On May 1, 2016, Nigerian workers just like their counterparts all over the world celebrated workers day, which is a day set aside globally for reflections on the working conditions of the worker with a view

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Grazing reserves: Go and defend your lands, Yoruba youths tell Southerners

Say Fulani want to declare war in Nigeria Ask Yoruba N/Assembly members to kill grazing reserve bill on arrival   A socio-political organisation, Yoruba Youth Council (YYC), has rejected the agitation for grazing reserves for Fulani cattle rearers across the

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