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Nigeria Army Totally Denies Killing 150 At Biafra Demonstrations

Nigerian authorities have denied claims by Amnesty International that security forces killed at least 150 activists and demonstrators who supported the secession of Biafra, an area in the south-east of the country. An army spokesman told Reuters that Amnesty’s allegation, the latest in a series of charges levelled by the …

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Universities Selling Bread & Water? – Jega Blasts FG

The former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has criticised the trend where universities engage in bread and sachet water production to generate funds. Jega, who is the Pro-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, expressed displeasure over the trend at the opening of the three-day 2016 Nigerian …

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Buhari To Attend Africa-Arab Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea holding on Nov. 23. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said in Abuja on Monday the summit would be attended by Heads of State and Governments from Gulf and African countries. …

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Buhari Won’t Be Alone In 2019 – Presidency Replies Buba Galadima

Presidential spokesperson, Mal. Garba Shehu has dismissed suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 as unfounded and utterly ridiculous and asserted that ordinary Nigerians are the backbone of his mandate and the only reason he ran for the office is to protect them against the rapacious merchants …

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Nigeria Experiences Steady Growth In Non-Oil Sector

National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has released the third Quarter GDP figures of the Nigerian economy. The report reveals a consistent growth in Agric and Solid Mineral sectors, indicating the success of the Buhari administration’s economic policies even though overall economy is still in recession. This is disclosed in a …

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Niger Delta Chief Sues Shell At The High Court In London

King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi holds up a plastic bottle containing contaminated water from his community in Nigeria, proof of oil pollution that he blames on Royal Dutch Shell — and on which he hopes a London court will deliver justice. “My people are drinking this water,” said the tribal …

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Nigerian Government To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years

The Buhari administration is considering extending validity period for international passports from its current five to 10 years, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service has said. Muhammad Babandede told reporters in his office on Saturday that Nigerians should expect an announcement on the policy changes in the coming months. “We …

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