Category Archives: Politics&Government

Lawan: I lost to Saraki in 2015 because ‘it wasn’t God’s time’

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he did not occupy the country’s number three position in 2015 because it was not God’s time. Speaking with reporters during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawan said despite not holding the office, he worked with Bukola Saraki, former senate president, for the good of Nigerians. In 2015, Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila,

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Boko Haram: Shekau critically ill, wants prayers from Nigerians – Borno pastor

Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state, says Abubakar Sheaku, Boko Haram leader, is critically ill and wants prayer from Nigerians. Delivering a sermon in church on Sunday, Yuana said last night, he had a “revelation” that the Boko Haram leader’s health condition is very bad. He said Shekau, who needs prayers from both Christian

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Terrorism: Nigerian soldiers confront Boko Haram in Gujba, kill 28 – Army Official

At least 28 members of the Boko Haram were killed Saturday in Gujba, Yobe State, in an encounter with soldiers, the Nigerian military said on Sunday. One soldier was also killed in the encounter, military spokesman Bernard Onyeuko said in a statement Sunday evening. Read the statement by Mr Onyeuko, a brigadier general, below. “Troops of the newly launched Operation

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Gunmen attack Ebonyi police station, kill three officers, steal two rifles

The police ask the public to assist with information to arrest the gunmen. Gunmen on Friday night attacked a police station in Ebonyi State, killing three police officers. Two others sustained bullet wounds in the attack on Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the the slain officers included two male

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Herdsmen Banditry: Seven feared killed as Amotekun combs Oyo forests for kidnappers

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The cause of the clash which reportedly started on Saturday morning could not be immediately ascertained but while some said the security outfit attacked Fulani settlements, others

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BREAKING: I won’t attend Biden’s inauguration – Trump

President Donald Trump says he will not attend the inauguration of Joe Biden, his successor. Trump, who has repeatedly contested his defeat in the recent election, announced this via Twitter on Friday. Biden will take over from him on January 20, 2021, an event which the outgoing president ought to attend as is often the case. “To all of those

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COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to take vaccine ‘on live TV’

Faisal Shuaib, executive director and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says provisions would be made for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end of January. Speaking at the media briefing of the

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Elon Musk become world’s richest man

Elon Musk, the South Africa-born American CEO of electric car company, Tesla, has become the world’s richest man. Musk overtook Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, on Thursday, following a 4.8 percent surge in Tesla’s share price. The 49-year-old had his net worth rise $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top

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Our leaders steal money, go to Jerusalem, Saudi to pray – Bishop Kukah

The cleric lambasted them during the wake mass for Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Kaduna. His sermon was titled, “A Nation in Search of Its Soul”. Kukah said citizens usually complain that the country is full of churches and mosques but cannot find the values of religions in their leaders. “We sin at home by

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US Elections: Pence has can reject fraudulently chosen electors – Trump

Ahead of Wednesday’s joint session of the congress, US President Donald Trump says Mike Pence, the vice president, has the power to “reject fraudulently chosen electors”. The January 6 session is usually a formal exercise presided over by the vice-president acting in as presiding officer of the senate to certify Electoral College votes. In the November 3 presidential election, Joe

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