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2019: Re-Election Fever Raids NASS as Governors Spoil For War

It's only fair to share...By Akanimo Sampson | FEDERAL lawmakers in Nigeria who are not in the good books of their governors are currently fighting the political battles of their lives as horse-trading for the 2019 elections hot up behind the curtains in the 36 states of the federation.     Some of the governors are bracing to abort the ...

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Budget Row: Dogara Dares Osinbajo, Threatens Impeachment

It's only fair to share...By Akanimo Sampson | SPEAKER of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has taken on the country’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, saying the Legislative arm of the Federal Government has powers to introduce new projects, add, remove or reduce items in appropriations bills send to them for legislation by the Executive arm.     Dogara ...

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Your meeting with Igbo leaders an insult to sensibilities of Biafrans – IPOB blasts Nigeria’s Acting President

It's only fair to share...The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the meeting between the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and some Igbo leaders of Thought, saying it was a “senseless, futile” gathering.   Recall that Osinbajo had yesterday hosted some Igbo leaders at the Presidential villa, Abuja.   Issues bordering on the ultimatum issued by Northern youths that Igbos ...

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Trump criticized over mass arrests, deportation of Iraqi Christians in the US

It's only fair to share...A large roundup of Iraqi Christians by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been met with widespread criticism toward President Donald Trump, who previously pledged to protect such communities from persecution in the Middle East.   Dozens of Iraqi Christians and other immigrants were seized over the weekend in a series of ICE raids, many of ...

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Jibrin expelled from APC for anti-party activities

It's only fair to share...The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, says it has expelled Abdulmumuni Jibrin, the member of the House of Representatives who was suspended for accusing the leadership of the House of budget fraud. Mr. Jibrin represents Bebeji Federal Constituency. The chapter of the party said Mr. Jibrin was expelled for ...

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Accused of 60,000 deaths, Congolese warlord says Rwanda genocide shaped him

It's only fair to share...A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the “horrific events” he saw during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent “it happening again”.   Almost two years after his trial opened, Bosco Ntaganda took the stand for the first time expected to talk about events in ...

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Somalia: 9 killed in suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu restaurant

It's only fair to share...Suicide bombing hits popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital   Police say the death toll has risen to nine in an attack on a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital.   Police say a hostage situation is unfolding inside the Pizza House in Mogadishu as gunmen are holed up inside and security forces try to secure the scene. ...

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Bank Robbery in Owerri: Policemen say Nigeria is not worth dying for

It's only fair to share...Following the killing of two policemen in a robbery at a Zenith Bank branch in Owerri, Imo State, some men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have decried the alleged abandonment of their family members by the police authorities.   The operatives, who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity, lamented that meager welfare package, ...

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