Borno's Governor Zulum asks 30 Saudi-based cleric to pray for an end to Boko Haram's insurgency

GOVERNOR Babagana Zulum of Borno has engaged the services of 30 Saudi Arabian-based Nigerian clerics asking them to offer special prayers that will lead to Boko Haram abandoning its war of insurgency and laying down its arms.

 

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Osinbajo throws his weight behind restructuring plans that will make states more powerful

VICE president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has thrown his weight behind plans to make Nigeria's 36 states more independent pointing out that the country will be a lot more prosperous if the federating units had more powers.

 

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Germany and Nigeria sign €70m bilateral agreement covering renewable energy generation and education

NIGERIA has signed a  €70m financing bilateral agreement with Germany that will involve the provision of funding for a host of socio-economic programme including the generation of renewable energy and the provision of education.

 

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Israel Adesanya becomes world middleweight boxing champion with second round knockout

NIGERIAN-born boxer Israel Adesanya knocked out Australia's Robert Whittaker early this  morning to become the undisputed middleweight boxing champion of the world in a development that has seen him become one of the fastest ever champions.

 

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Goodluck dismisses Cameron's story saying UK offered to help rescue Chibok girls

FORMER Nigerian president Dr Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the version of events surrounding the kidnapping of the Chibok girls in 2014 put forward by ex-British prime minister David Cameron saying that at no stage did the UK offer to help rescue them.

 

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Nigeria needs to draw up its own agenda for Putin’s African summit as this may be an unexpected lifeline to fast-track development

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) President Vladimir Putin has seen the recent moves by Japan and China to corner African resources and gain footholds in their growing markets, so true to type, he has decided to act. Top marks to the former KGB man for fighting his corner

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Buhari close aide Nasir Danu arrested at Heathrow Airport with false Maltese passport and £200,000 in cash

ONE of President Muhammadu Buhari's close associates Nasir Danu said to be the go-between who hooks up contractors with first lady Aisha Buhari has been arrested at Heathrow Airport in the UK with a fake Maltese passport and more than £200,000 in cash.

 

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Tinubu and Buhari's kitchen cabinet to step up attacks on Osinbajo after 80% of pollsters found him to be presidential material

MEMBERS of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with eyes on the 2023 presidential ticket are expected to step up their attacks on vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo after a recent poll revealed 80% of respondents considered him presidential material.

 

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Nigeria cannot afford to live with the vagaries of the global oil market so should set five year prices for her petroleum product exports

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Global crude oil prices have been dancing Atilogwu over the past few weeks as the prospect of war between the US and Iran looms. Donald Trump threatened to attack Iran, blaming them for the attack on the Saudi oil facility. Personally I doubt he will be able to get US backing for an attack, know the effect it will have on the world economy

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Tyronne Ebuehi recalled for Brazil game as Kenneth Omeruo drops out with injury

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has recalled Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi for the October 13 friendly against Brazil as a replacement for Leganes and ex-Chelsea centreback Kenneth Omeruo who has to withdraw with an injury.

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