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Oyetola commiserates with Afenifere over Odumakin’s death

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The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has commiserated with the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, over the demise of its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, who died in the early hours of Saturday. He described Odumakin’s death as a great loss to Yorubaland and the nation at large, noting that his contributions to the enthronement and growth…
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Zamfara ex-commissioner dumps PDP for APC

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Sanusi Maradun, a former Commissioner for Social Welfare in Zamfara, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). NAN reports that Maradun announced his defection on Saturday in Gusau, Zamfara State capital. The politician said he decided to join the APC based on its success in retaining grassroots politics…
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PDP, Igbo group mourns Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin

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A socio-cultural organization, World Igbo Peoples Assembly, WIPAS, has reacted to the death of Dr. Yinka Odumakin. The late Odumakin was a Rights Activist and the spokesman of the apex Yoruba socio-cultural body, Afenifere until his demise. WIPAS, in a press statement issued by its Board of Trustees, Chairman, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, on Saturday, expressed…
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Those who attacked Ebonyi communities, Soludo won’t be spared – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Monday night attack on three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The President directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers and make them face justice. The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities. The Nigerian leader stressed that the perpetrators of the “heinous…
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Nigerian govt threatens striking doctors

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The Federal Government has threatened to implement the ‘no work, no pay’ policy if the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) refuse to resume work. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, issued the threat when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “By Tuesday, I will invite them back. If they become…
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Police, soldiers foil Boko Haram attack on Borno commissioners, kill 7

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Boko Haram terrorists were killed when the Police and Army repelled an assault on a convoy of some top Borno government officials. Commissioners for Justice – Kakashehu Lawal; Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement – Mustapha Gubio, and Local Government and Emirates – Sugun Mai-Mele were attacked. The incident happened along Monguno-Nganzai road as they drove from…
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APC divided over tenure extension plot

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) is split over the purported tenure extension plan by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC). The committee, led by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, was constituted after the ouster of National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, in 2020. Although, the CECPC got an extension to stay on till June 2021, there…
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PDP risks dire consequences – Makinde

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Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde says there would be a terrible outcome if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) allowed undue interference in its decisions. He warned the National Working Committee (NWC) against shifting the Southwest Zonal Congress scheduled for Saturday, April 10. In a statement on Friday, Makinde said he was glad that the NWC bowed…
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Boko Haram releases video showing downing of NAF fighter jet

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A Boko Haram faction has released footage showing the downing of a Nigerian fighter aircraft. HumAngle reports that the video showed fighters carrying Rocket Propelled Grenade, artillery equipment, the corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris. The website shared screenshots of the crashed jet, both mid-air and on the ground, on Friday via its…
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Funtua: Another Katsina market suffers fire outbreak

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A section of another market at Funtua, the commercial nerve of Katsina State is reported to have been consumed by fire about the early hours of Friday, destroying properties worth millions of Naira. This is happening barely two weeks after the Katsina Central Market was gutted to the ground by a yet to be investigated…
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Easter: Pray for Nigeria’s security, its leaders – APC charges Christians

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged Christian faithful to seek God’s intervention over the country’s security and other crisis bedevilling it. The party urged Christians to dedicate themselves to more prayers during the Easter period, particularly in praying for their leaders. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and Chairman of APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary…
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Nigerians in London storm Abuja House, tell Buhari to return home [VIDEO]

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Some Nigerians in the United Kingdom have stormed the Abuja House, 2 Campden Hill, Kensington, London demanding for president Muhammadu Buhari’s repatriation. In a video tweeted on his verified Twitter handle, a Nigerian broadcaster and former presidential aide, Reno Omokiri, said they were there to chase the president back home. “The Police came but the…
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Kashamu loyalists dump PDP for APC in Ogun, say Amosun is their leader

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Some loyalists of Late Senator Buruji Kashamu have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, saying they want former Governor, Ibikunle Amosun to be their leader. DAILY POST reports that the PDP defectors were received into the APC by Amosun at his Ibara, Abeokuta residence on Thursday.…
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Easter: Kaduna NLC felicitates with Christians

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council has felicitated with Christians and urged them to use the Easter period to pray for the end of kidnapping, armed banditry, killings and all other forms of criminalities in the state and Nigeria. Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, the Chairperson of the State Council made the call on…
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