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Former Nigerian governor jailed for five years

A former Nigerian state governor was jailed for five years on Monday after being found guilty of corruption related to procurement of cars while in office, a judge said. James Bala Ngilari – who was governor of northeastern Adamawa state for seven months until May 2015 – was convicted of …

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Nigeria’s president has been ill for six weeks. What now?

SITTING on the pavement outside the Lagos state government secretariat, Empero flicks through newspapers, looking for jobs. “We are smiling and we are dying,” says the 36-year-old, a town planner by trade. Nigerians are known for their dramatic turn of phrase. But recent events may justify such rhetoric. The economy …

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Court dismisses six charges against Kanu, others

ABUJA – Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck-out six out of the eleven count criminal charges the Federal Government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and three others. In a ruling, Justice Nyako …

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Fayose slams Obasanjo for attacking Jonathan

Governor of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged former Head Of State, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to stop attacking the immediate ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan. Fayose called on Obasanjo to allow Jonathan retire into private life “devoid of mudslinging from an elder statesman like Obasanjo.” According to a statement issued in …

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Edo speaker escapes Assassination

Justin Okonoboh (pictured left), speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, says he escaped assassination attempt at Igueben local government area of the state, on Friday evening. Okonoboh disclosed this to reporters in Benin, the state capital, on Saturday. He thanked his backup driver and his security aides. “On …

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South Africans responses to why they attack Nigerians

 The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Lulu Mnguni, says the root cause of attacks by citizens of his country on Nigerians and other nationals was the believe that their means of livelihood was under threat.The envoy spoke in reaction to fresh xenophobic violence in South Africa. Mnguni, who …

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Why we set up Biafra embassy in Spain –IPOB

From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the reason it chose to open a first substantive mission, which it termed embassy in Vitoria Spain, was due to of the country’s rich knowledge and history of fighting for freedom. The group noted that it …

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