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Why El-Zakzaky is still in detention, by Presidency

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The Presidency yesterday said the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is still being detained for public interest and security implications.

Nigeria Air Force begins probe of accidental air strike

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has launched a probe into Tuesday’s accidental air strike that killed scores at the IDPs camp in Borno State.

Groups hold one million man support march for President Buhari

Posted on Thursday, 19 January 2017 No comments

A group of Nigerians, under a group, Movement of the People Forum {MOP-F}, have staged a one million man walk round Abuja to support Buhari’s administration The Nigerians drawn from all works of life early hours of Thursday converged in Abuja to hold a one million man march in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Nigeria explains deployment of troops to The Gambia

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The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has explained that Nigeria deployed military personnel to The Gambia as part of ECOWAS Standby Force to protect the people and maintain sub-regional peace and security.

Senegalese troops enter Gambia to force out Jammeh

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Senegalese troops on Thursday afternoon reportedly moved across the border into The Gambia following the swearing in of Adama Barrow as the country’s new president.

AFCON 2017: Tunisia defeat Algeria 2-1

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Tunisia bounced back in Group B when they beat Algeria 2-1 in their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations tie at Stade de Franceville yesterday.

FG urged to approve amnesty programme for militants

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The federal government has been urged to take necessary action to end the crisis rocking Niger Delta region by approving Amnesty program for the militants.

Fresh Fuel scarcity looms in Nigeria

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Many Nigerians may be in for a round of fuel scarcity this new year, as marketers have stopped importation of the product.

I won’t defect to APC, says Ekweremadu

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu yesterday said he would not defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) to save his job.

5.2 million Nigerian IDPs face acute starvation - Senate

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The Senate yesterday said severe starvation faced Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

Air chief - 'Bomb strike on IDP camp a tragic mistake'

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Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, yesterday described the bombing of an Internal Displaced Person’s Camp by an Air Force fighter jet as a tragic mistake.

Red Cross - 'IDP camp death toll now 76'

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) said yesterday no fewer than 76 people were killed in Tuesday’s accidental Air Force strike on IDPs’ camp and more than 100 injured. This raised the death toll above the 52 announced by Aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), after the fatal strike.

‘We are government-in-waiting’: PDP talks tough

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The Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said it was not just an opposition party but a government-in-waiting.

Naira now N490/$1

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Wednesday, commenced sale of dollars to bureaux de changes (BDCs) prompting the naira to appreciate to N490 per dollar, from N497 earlier this week, in the parallel market.

Senegal gives Gambia's Jammeh midnight to vacate presidency seat.

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Senegal, a neighbouring country to Gambia has given President Yahaya Jammeh till midnight to step down otherwise military action would be engaged to oust him. To make true the warning, Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in what seams a show of might to further signal to Jammeh he would be ousted militarily if he refuses to step down.

“Our troops are on alert… The ultimatum takes effect at midnight,” when Jammeh’s mandate is due to expire, army spokesman Colonel Abdou Ndiaye said.

“If a political solution fails, we will engage” in operations in The Gambia, he said, confirming that troops were heading to the border. Recall that the Gambian parliament has extended Jammeh’s stay in office for another 90 days, a move that has further added fuel to Jammeh’s clinching to the country’s presidential seat eventhough Wednesday is supposed to be his final day in office as the Gambian president.

However, Nigerian Government has equally sent in some air, naval and will also send ground troops to join forces with the Senegalese troops to ensure President-elect, Adama Barrow is installed as The Gambia’s President on Thursday.

Also, The U.N has equally backed the West African nations in the bid to ensure either a peaceful handover in The Gambia or use military force to archieve same should Jammeh insist on clinching to power. Jammeh who had called Barrow to concede defeat after losing in the December 1, 2016 election held in the country later made a volte face, refusing to accept the outcome of the election and has since voiced strongly that he would not allow the President-elect, Barrow installed as the country’s president unless a fresh election is conducted.

He claimed many of the Gambian citizens were disenfranchised. Jammeh has been the country’s president since taking power in a bloodless coup in 1994.

Meanwhile, thousands of Gambians have fled the country while UK and Dutch tourists are being evacuated from the tiny West African state, which is popular with European holidaymakers because of its beaches.

President Buhari’s economic recovery plan to be launched in February – VP Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that plans had been concluded to launch the economic recovery plan of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in February.

Nigerian electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor is dead

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Nigerian electro-funk pioneer, William Onyeabor died in his sleep this week, his record label Luaka Bop announced on Wednesday.

President Buhari doesn’t have what it takes to run Nigeria – Governor Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said Nigerians don’t need counselling to reject the ruling All Progressives Congress during the 2019 general elections.

Obama holds farewell press conference

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US President Barack Obama will give his final presidential press conference Wednesday, a traditionally mild-mannered ritual given fresh political weight by the rocky handover to Donald Trump.

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine

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A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.
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