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Any officer or soldier of the Nigerian Army hobnobbing with politicians will be penalized – Chief of Army Staff Buratai

It's only fair to share...The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned soldiers to steer clear of politics, adding that he received information that some individuals had been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons.   Buratai warned that men and officers caught in meetings with politicians would be penalised.   The Director, Army Public Relations, ...

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We are ready to provide recording of conversation between Lavrov and Trump – President Putin

It's only fair to share...Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of the exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump, who is accused of sharing classified intelligence.   “If the US administration finds it possible, we are ready to provide a recording of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump to the ...

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DR Congo: Gunmen belonging to religious sect invade prison, frees leader and 50 other prison inmates

It's only fair to share...Gunmen from a Christian sect have stormed a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, freeing their leader and about 50 other inmates, a government spokesman says. Shots were fired and vehicles torched as Ne Muanda Nsemi was freed from the jail in Kinshasa, witnesses said. Police are suspected to have shot dead several prisoners, ...

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South East excluded from 5.9 Billion Dollar rail infrastructure – Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe [LOOK]

It's only fair to share...Leader of the South-East caucus in the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has protested against the alleged exclusion of the eastern rail line from the ongoing rail projects by the Federal Government.   Abaribe, in his motion at the plenary on Tuesday, alleged that the South-East would not benefit from the projects for which the government was ...

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End of economic recession does not mean economic prosperity for the people – Bola Tinubu

It's only fair to share...More powers and resources need to devolve to the states – Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu   ‘Nigeria is at a juncture where it must redefine itself or forever forfeit the right of way to a better future’   National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos ...

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VIO should stay off our roads permanently – Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

It's only fair to share...VIOs and the FRSC contribute to gridlock in Lagos State – Governor Ambode The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said Vehicles Inspection Officers had been permanently banned from all Lagos roads.   The governor also asked the Federal Road Safety Corps to restrict the operations of its men to highways and stay off state ...

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I did not attend the wedding of my son because it is a demonic gathering – Obasanjo’s wife

It's only fair to share...The wedding solemnization between former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s son and his beau, Tope Adebutu, was held on Saturday, May 13. Interestingly, the mother of the groom, Taiwo Obasanjo, who had fought wildly for the wedding not to take place was absent. Taiwo who is hale and hearty deliberately missed out on the wedding as her efforts ...

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I will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish forces fighting in Syria says President Erdogan at a news conference with Trump

It's only fair to share...Despite the differences, the two presidents pledged to strengthen US-Turkish relations Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and US President Donald Trump at a news conference in Washington. Photo: 16 May 2017 [Image copyright: EPA] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated after talks in Washington that he will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish ...

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Sacked FBI boss James Comey allegedly ordered to drop inquiry into former NSA Flynn’s links with Russia

It's only fair to share...President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report. “I hope you can let this go,” Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey after a White House meeting in February, according to a memo written by the ex-FBI director. The memo was ...

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Brazil: Lawmakers protect their agribusiness by attacking indigenous rights of locals

It's only fair to share...A congressional commission in Brazil led by a powerful farming lobby has recommended dismantling the country’s indigenous rights agency, Funai. It said the agency currently run by anthropologists should be replaced with one controlled by the justice ministry. The panel also said about 80 Funai officials should be prosecuted for backing what it considered illegal land ...

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