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    Court acquits APC chieftain of fraud charges – TODAY.NG

    The senatorial leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State South Senatorial District, Dr. Taiwo Malumi, has been discharged and acquitted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, of charges of obtaining money by false pretence. Malumi, a medical doctor and Managing...
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    Quota system, zoning, killing Nigeria slowly –Mbonu, presidential aspirant – The Sun News

    Samuel Mbonu, is a US based Nigerian and a former commissioner for Housing and Community Development in Maryland. He has declared his intention to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential contest. He argues that for Nigeria must move forward and compete favourably …...
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    IG Drags Senate to Court over His Censure – Thisdaylive

    The Inspector General of Police (IG) Thursday dragged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Senate to the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court over the resolution … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News
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    Court freezes INEC account – Daily Post Nigeria

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is in a fix after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the freezing of its accounts over a N34bn contract, thereby threatening the upcoming elections in Ekiti and Osun states. The Court also ordered the deduction of over N17 billion …...
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    Falana Disagrees With Belgore On Legality Of GCFR Title For Abiola – Channels Television

    A senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has disagreed with a retired Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Alfa Belgore, on the legality of the national honour conferred on MKO Abiola – the presumed winner of the June 12, !993 Presidential Election. President Muhammadu Buhari had …...
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    More Building Blocks Of Life Found On Mars – Channels Television

    A NASA robot has detected more building blocks for life on Mars — the most complex organic matter yet — from 3.5 billion-year-old rocks on the surface of the Red Planet, scientists said Thursday. The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence ....... Read more via Channels...
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    Uganda’s Barbra Kaija wins Africa Editorial Leadership Award – The Independent Uganda:

    New Vision Editor-in-Chief Barbra Kaija on Thursday received the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award 2018 at a ceremony at the ongoing WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress and World Editors’ Forum in Estoril-Cascais, Portugal. The award recognises an exemplary...... Read more via The...
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    ‘We Only Endorsed Mugabe as Candidate Out of Fear’ – AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

    Former President Robert Mugabe so terrified Zanu PF supporters that most only publicly backed him out of fear for their very lives, the ruling party’s national chairperson has claimed. The long-time Zimbabwean strongman was toppled by popular military coup last November, ending what critics...
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    Terror Attacks in Mozambique Need Monitoring – AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

    Disturbing events in Mozambique’s Mocímboa da Praia area in the Cabo Delgado region, close to Tanzania, have hogged the limelight since October 2017. However, the past few weeks have seen an escalation in attacks by alleged jihadist insurgents. These attacks have created scary news headlines...
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    Putin heads to China to flaunt his friendship with Xi – CNN

    (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China for a state visit Friday, his third trip in just over one year as Beijing and Moscow look to promote their special relationship. Warmer ties between the two countries have been highly-publicized in Russian and Chinese state media in recent...
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    US Embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issue – AP News

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city. The alert urged Americans … Read...
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    Romney predicts Trump’s re-election in 2020 – ABC News

    He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney now predicts that Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential … Read more via ABC News – Get more World News
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    Austria to shut seven mosques, expel ‘several’ imams – Punch Newspapers

    Austria will expel “several” foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged in April of children in...
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    MKO Abiola: You forgot Nwosu who conducted June 12 poll – Law professor chides Buhari – Dailypost

    A professor of law, Joy Ezeilo has decried President Muhammadu Buhari’s non-recognition of Prof Humphrey Nwosu, former Chairman of defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, NECON. Nwosu conducted the June 12, 1993 presidential election, adjudged to be the freest and most credible in...
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    I was rigged out three times – Buhari – Daily Post Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday stated that he was robbed of the presidency three times after defeating his opponents. He said this on Thursday when he hosted Nigerian artistes and Youth organisations to breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He, however, observed that the...
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    Eedris Abdulkareem attacks Obasanjo – Daily Post Nigeria

    Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem has taken former president Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners. In a new song entitled ‘Letter To Obasanjo’, he said the retired general was the problem of Nigeria. The controversial rapper also accused Obasanjo of corruption and killing the people of Odi in...
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    AGF To Senators, Reps: You Can’t Threaten Buhari – OluFamous.Com

    Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has faulted the National Assembly over some impeachable issues raised against President Muhammadu Buhari. He also said any senator or a member of the House of Representatives accused of any wrongdoing must be investigated and...
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    ‘Declare December 31 ‘Democracy Destruction Day’ to celebrate your 1983 coup’ – Lailas News

    Senator Abaribe tells Buhari Reacting to President Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day effective from 2019, Enyinnaya Abaribe, a PDP senator...... Read more via Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog – Get More Nigeria Political News
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    Despite ban in Nigeria, Ghana, search for abortion pills highest in both countries – Premium Times

    While Nigeria’s abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries its citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed. Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest … Read more via nigeria –...
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    Bayelsa moves to stamp out illegal crude oil refineries – Vanguard News

    YENAGOA—Hard time awaits illegal crude oil refinery operators in the deep mangrove swamp of Bayelsa State as the state government is set to establish a task force to check their activities to protect the environment. Dickson The state governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, stated this in …...