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Shiite leader El-Zakzaky reported to have lost one eye while in detention while his wife still has bullets in her body

ISLAMIC Movement of Nigeria (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is reported to have lost one eye and in urgent need of medical treatment as his health has deteriorated while he is being held in custody.



Saraki denies Atiku travelled to the US as his aide saying APC is just peddling scare stories

SENATE president Senator Bukola Saraki has rubbished reports that the former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar travelled to the US as one of his aides saying that the claims were just an act of desperation by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).



Briton flees Nigeria after being granted bail in fraud case involving Imo traditional ruler

BRTISH businessman Syed Mohammed Kamran who is standing trial in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a traditional ruler in Imo State of N10,320,000 is thought to have absconded and fled the country.



Andy Uba says some of those standing against him are illiterates who cannot even spell their names correctly

ANAMBRA South Senatorial District All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Senator Andy Uba has dismissed his opponents in next months' elections saying he will sweep to victory because some of those standing against him are illiterate and cannot spell their names.



Nigeria's budgetary projections get a boost after global crude oil prices rise to $62 a barrel

NIGERIA'S prospects of realising her 2019 budgetary commitments have increased over the last few days after global crude oil prices rose slightly to $62 a barrel despite bearish news indicating that the world economy would suffer from the effects of a Chinese slowdown.



Super Eagles centreback Chidozie Awaziem joins Turkish side Caykur Rizespor on loan

SUPER Eagles centreback Chidozie Awaziem has joined Turkish first division side Caykur Rizespor after failing to make his mark in the first team of Portuguese side FC Porto despite a successful time on loan to Nantes of France last season.



Sodje brothers serving jail terms after being found guilty of diverting charity funds to personal use

NIGERIA's footballing Sodje brothers are keeping mum after it was revealed yesterday that Efe and Stephen along with cousin Bright were jailed in 2017 following their conviction for siphoning money donated towards their charity.



Fulani cattle herdsmen burn down Catholic seminary in Adamawa as they raise Bare town to the ground

GUNMEN suspected to be Fulani cattle herdsmen have attacked the Bare community in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State and burnt down a Catholic seminary and  a number of houses



Niger Delta militants give Buhari and APC conditions that must be met for elections to hold in the south-south

NIGER Delta militants have presented President Muhammadu Buhari with a list of conditions that must be met for there to be peaceful elections in the south-south next month including a demand that the chief judge of Nigeria be left in place.




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