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Presidency Receives 2018 Budget From National Assembly

The Presidency has received the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The President’s liaison officer to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang confirmed that he received the budget from the legislature on Friday and that the consideration of the budget by the President would follow.

Senate President Bukola …

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Time for Nigerian Youth To Wake Up, Says Alaafin Of Oyo

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has asked Nigerian youth to "wake up" and rise to the challenge of developing the country by participating in politics. ‎ The revered monarch, who spoke during a courtesy call to his palace by presidential hopeful Omoyele Sowore, said men of ideas now …

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BREAKING: Cameroon anglophone leader gets 15 years’ jail for ‘terrorism’

A leader of Cameroon’s English-speaking community was handed a 15-year prison sentence on Friday over his alleged role in the anglophones’ ongoing fight for their rights in the French-majority country.

The military court in Yaounde found radio journalist Mancho “BBC” Bibixy guilty of “acts of terrorism, hostility against the …

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FCTA approves N700m for 75 persons 14 years after their compulsory retirement

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Friday approved payment of over N700m to 75 staff members of the Federal Capital Development Authority who were affected by 2004 compulsory retirement. The FCT Permanent Secretary, Chinyeaka Ohaa, disclosed this while receiving the retirees on behalf of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello …

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FG declares Tuesday, May 29, public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, 2018 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement in Abuja on Friday by the Permanent Secretary in the …

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South Africa to Launch 🚀 First Optical Telescope 🔭

South Africa is launching its first automated optical telescope on Friday in the province of Northern Cape, the headquarters of the country's space exploration project.

The Meerlicht optical telescope could soon help unravel the mysteries of the universe, beginning with a closer look at the vast African skies.

Optical telescopes …

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Fani-Kayode’s wife delivered of a set of triplets

Precious Chikwendu, wife of the former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been delivered of a set of triplets on Friday. Fani-Kayode shared the news on his verified Twitter handle.

The triplets, who are all boys, have been named Ragnar, Aiden and Liam. Today is also the birthday of the new …

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Armed policemen invade residence of ex-President Jonathan’s aide

Some armed policemen allegedly invaded the Arogbo community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday, shooting into the air. The community is said to be the hometown of a former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, whose house was reportedly …

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Naval officer, twin brothers arrested for robbery

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Oyo State Police Command has arrested a lance corporal with the Nigerian Navy, Jimoh Adesoye, 28, twin brothers, and 12 other suspects for robbery and receiving stolen goods. While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, said the naval rating used …

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DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people

About 50 people have died after a boat capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The vice-governor of Tshuapa province in the north of the country said the cause of the accident was not clear. He said another 50 people had survived when the boat …

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Cabinet Asks Israeli Defence 💪 Force to Withdraw from Gaza Strip 😱

South Africa's Cabinet called on the Israeli Defence Force to withdraw from the Gaza strip and bring to an end "the violent and destructive" incursions into Palestinian territories.

Presenting the outcomes of Wednesday's Cabinet meeting to the media on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said: "Cabinet condemned in the strongest …

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Update- Gombe State House Mace Stolen

The Mace of the Gombe State House Assembly has been stolen during a session to remove the Minority Leader. The Minority Leader, Mohammed Usman Haruna, was reported to have held a press conference on May 5 condemning the ward congress of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

This angered …

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