Man From Niger Republic Climbed Azman Aircraft At Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed the identity of the man who climbed on the wings of an Azman Aircraft, waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. The man said to be a Nigerian, was identified as Mr Usman Adamu and he reportedly lives in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State. Breifing journalists on Saturday in Kano, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu said the stowaway is currently in custody of the…

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JUST IN: Timi Dakolo raised alarm over policemen with guns at his house

Moments ago, Timi Dakolo raised alarm that strange men with guns were at his house. He has now shared an update saying they are police officers sent to deliver a letter of ‘invitation for questioning’ to him and his wife, Busola over the rape allegations she levelled against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. According to him, ‘sending a bus load of armed policemen and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police deliver a letter?…

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For Bayelsa to have Three Senators As Kano, Nigeria’s Constitution Is Fair, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the 1999 Constitution as fair to all segments of the country. To justify his position, Buhari cited the fact that each of the 36 states must have a minister representing it in the cabinet. He also noted that it was for the same reason that Bayelsa, a small state with only eight local governments, would have three senators in the National Assembly, compared to a big state like Kano with 44 local governments, also having three senators. Buhari spoke in Abuja when members of the…

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“Fulani Herdsmen Always Take The Blame For Others Criminal Act” -Femi Adesina

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina says it is stereotyping to tag all criminal activities taking place in the country to Fulani herdsmen. The presidential spokesperson said this in an interview with an online news platform earlier. ‘Even when other criminals strike, it is Fulani Herdsmen. It is stereotyping. It is finger-pointing which is not based on facts. I am not saying that there are no challenges about Fulani herdsmen due to climate change, dwindling resources and things like that. Yes, we have those challenges. But…

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Cease from violent street protests, FG Warns Shiites

The Federal Government has told the El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to cease from violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried. Shiite members have been on a series of protests demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in custody since fighting between his supporters and the army broke out in December 2015. The Shi’ia leader is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among others. In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to…

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“How Nigerian President, Buhari Can Avert This Looming War” -Dele Momodu

BY DELE MOMODU Fellow Nigerians, I know some fanatical supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling party APC will likely dismiss this intervention as coming from an alarmist or Prophet of doom, but so be it. History has taught me a lot of lessons and so has Literature done as well. Anyone familiar with Literary appreciation would have encountered what is often referred to as “tragic heroes”, an oxymoron of sorts. Many leaders usually end up as tragic figures because of their proclivities for obstinacy and obduracy. They are…

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AFCON’s best XI : Ighalo only Nigerian player in the FINAL LIST

Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven from the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ighalo is the only Nigerian in the African best XI named by Confederation of African Football on Saturday morning. The list was mainly by Senegal and Algeria players. The 30-year old scored five goals to win the highest goal scorer gong in the African football show piece in Egypt. Expectedly, Algeria’s Rais M’Bolhi is named as the best goalkeeper because he conceded just two goals throughout the tournament.…

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Herdsmen can exercise their right as Nigerians and defend themselves – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has asked herdsmen across the country to defend themselves against ethnic militia groups. In an interview with Punch published on Saturday, Saleh Alhassan, national secretary of the group, said herdsmen can exercise their right to free movement as Nigerians. He said governors in the south would be held responsible if there is an attack on herdsmen. “We are Nigerians and we have a history. Anybody that thinks he can wake up and take on the Fulani pastoralist is making a grievous mistake; we are well…

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Xenophobic Attacks: Fear Grips Nigerians Abroad

The Centre for Protection of Nigerians in the Diaspora (CPND) says many Nigerians living abroad are living in fear as a result of xenophobic attacks, especially in South Africa. The President of CPND, Alex Orji made the assertion during the candlelight procession in honour of the slain Nigerian, Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, who was killed in a hotel in South Africa. The procession was held at the Liberty Bridge, Maryland, Lagos. Orji said that Nigerians deserved better treatment from the South African Government away from the killings being experienced. “The reason…

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FG should adopt ranching to allow other farming activities – Ortom

BY HENRY IBYA, MAKURDI Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has called for synergy between the society of Nigeria Soil Science and the Benue State Government in carrying out quality analysis on Soil specifics in order to effectively manage the soil for Farmers to improve agricultural yields. Governor Ortom,who was speaking at the conference of the society held in Makurdi, pointed out that Benue as the food basket of the Nation with most of it’s population engaging in farming both for income generation and subsistence, the soil has been over used.He…

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