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Obama To Visit A Mosque For The First Time As President

President Barack Obama plans to visit a U.S. mosque for the first time during his presidency on Wednesday. The visit comes after he called for Muslim Americans to help fight extremism. The White House said on Saturday that the president’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore would “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the ...

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Gunbattle in Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks city

Hundreds of residents of Dalori, a suburban settlement 5km on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked on Saturday night, residents said. Many are said to have been killed and injured by the insurgents who took the quiet village by surprise at about 7pm. “The whole village has been set ...

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‘That is why we let Dzeko and Jovetic go’ – Pellegrini hails Iheanacho hat-trick

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a hat-trick and earned praise from manager Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City crushed Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Kelechi Iheanacho’s hat-trick against Aston Villa proves the club were right to allow established stars Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic to leave. The 19-year-old striker took full advantage of Sergio Aguero being ...

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FCT minister inaugurates Goodluck Jonathan Expressway

The Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, on Saturday opened part of Goodluck Jonathan Expressway in the Central Business District of the capital to ease traffic. Before now, the Goodluck Jonathan expressway was known as Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX). Mr. Bello urged the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to consider the full expansion of the ...

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Nigerian military reveals Boko Haram’s new tactics to bomb Nigerians

The Nigerian military on Saturday alerted Nigerians to a new tactic it said Boko Haram terrorists have adopted in launching successful suicide bombings in locations in the North-west. In a statement made available to newsmen, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters, Rabe Abubakar, said terrorists, known for using young female suicide bombers to launch attacks, have now switched to disguising ...

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Olisa Metuh resumes work, hosts British lawmakers (See Photos Below)

The National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who regained his freedom after meeting his bail conditions on Thursday, resumed work at PDP office on Friday. Metuh met with members of the British Conservative Party. This is according to tweets from the official handle of the PDP. The British Conservative Party’s delegation was led by Mark ...

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BIAFRA: DUTCH LAWYERS FILE COMPLAINT AGAINST BUHARI AT THE HAGUE

Dutch lawyers have filed a case against Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for alleged crimes against humanity against pro-Biafran activists. The pro-Biafran activist group led by the imprisoned Nnamdi Kanu has filed a complaint against Muhammadu Buhari in The Hague, accusing the Nigerian president of war crimes. Thousands of people in southeast Nigeria have demonstrated in recent months, demanding independence for ...

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Oduah, Ubah, not sacked!

The senator representing Anambra North, Stella Oduah (PDP) on Friday, January 29 said that her sack rumors were “mere interpretations” of the Supreme Court’s rulings. In a statement by Cynthia Ferdinand, Press Secretary to the Senator, Oduah therefore stressed that she and all the other lawmakers from Anambra state have not been sacked by the Supreme Court contrary to media reports. ...

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$2.1b arms deal: EFCC traces N4.7b curious transfer to ex-minister Obanikoro’s sons’ account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered about N4.745 billion curious transfers made into the account of two sons of a former Minister of Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro. The sons are Babajide and Gbolahan, who are both directors of the company used in siphoning the funds. The suspicious funds were said to have been paid into the account ...

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Hamas ready for fresh conflict with Israel: Gaza chief

Ismail Haniya said the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’s military wing — were preparing “for any future clashes with the Zionist (Israeli) enemy”. “East of Gaza City, underground heroes build tunnels” along the border with Israel, while west of the city they are “testing rockets every day,” said Haniya. He was speaking to thousands of mourners gathered at the Great ...

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