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Buhari begs clerics to pacify Nigerians over economic hardship

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday appealed to religious leaders in the country to carry the message of hope to the people that things would improve. Speaking at a meeting with the Council of Abuja Imams at the State House, in Abuja, the President urged the religious leaders “to keep calming the …

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Delta to immortalise Stephen Keshi

As a mark of honour for his contribution to football in Nigeria, Delta state government has revealed that plans are underway to immortalise the late ex-Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, who passed away in June. Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, who made the disclosure in his speech during the …

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FG promises to generate 6, 000 megawatts by Dec 2016

The Federal Government has promised to generate 6, 000 megawatts by December 2016 based on the measures put in place to achieve maximal supply of electricity to consumers in the country. The Minister who was represented by the Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, maintained that …

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Military bombing: Navy blocks Lagos, Ogun creeks to stop vandals

The Nigerian Navy on Friday said it had successfully blocked all escape routes of the pipeline vandals in the Arepo area of Ogun State and Isawo, Ikorodu in Lagos State. The Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Fergusson Bobai said this at a news conference held at the …

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Sheriff hails Abuja court ruling, says ‘fine’ judges exist

The disputed Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Alimodu Sheriff, has commended the ruling of Justice Okon Abang, nullifying a Port Harcourt ruling that recognised the party’s caretaker committee. Sheriff said the ruling of the court had boosted his desire to wipe out impunity even as he …

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Hard times ahead for Nigerian economy, says Lemo

Lemo, according to the statement, said it was regrettable that despite the progress made by the country on the political front, available indices “have unveiled the painful lop-sidedness of Nigeria’s economic prosperity.”

He was quoted as saying, “Nigeria economic activities are expected to shrink by 1.8 per cent …

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Iheanacho, Adarabioyo start as City beat Dortmund

Pep Guardiola got his first taste as Manchester City’s manager Thursday night after beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties in a friendly, but expressed concern about the looming English Premier League season.

He gave Oleksandr Zinchenko, Tosin Adarabioyo and Kelechi Iheanacho starts and the chance to impress their new boss …

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Man rapes church member after her birthday party

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old man, identified only as Damilola, for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on Omole Estate, in the Ojodu area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim, Favour (pseudonym) and Damilola were members of a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church …

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Military bombards Lagos, Ogun creeks, scores feared killed

Some soldiers also surrounded the area to make sure that if any of the militants should run out, they would be gunned down.”

A resident said people in the area had started fleeing their homes due to the bombardment.

Another resident in the Imushin area of Ogun State told our …

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