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Insecurity: FG orders arms, ammunitions from Slovakia

A cargo airplane laddened with assorted arms and ammunitions has been delivered to the Federal Government of Nigeria for the prosecution of war against terrorism and other forms criminal activities plaguing the country. A statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa indicated that the, cargo plane landed on Monday at Nnamdi… Read More »

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Akeredolu clears air on legalizing ‘Marijuana’ in Ondo State

The Ondo State Government has cleared the air on its plans to legalize Marijuana in the state. DAILY POST recalls that Akeredolu had urged the Federal Government to beam focus into the medicinal cannabis industry as parts of measures to diversify the country’s economy. Akeredolu said Ondo State, which is known for its fertile land… Read More »

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At last, National Assembly okays June 12 as Democracy Day

June 12, the date in the nation’s history when the acclaimed freest and fairest election was conducted in 1993, is now the National Democracy Day. With an expressed endorsement yesterday by the Senate of a bill earlier passed by the House of Representatives to that effect, June 12 has become fully immortalised, after about 26… Read More »

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Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God gives power. Akiolu made the statement when participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru,… Read More »

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Knocks for FG as family, friends mark Leah Sharibu’s birthday

As families and well-wishers marked the 16th birthday of abducted Leah Sharibu yesterday, the Federal Government was urged to go the extra mile to secure her release from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists. The fresh call for Sharibu’s release was further reinforced by the arrival into the country on Monday of Zainab Aliyu, a… Read More »

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No apologies for my Lagos godfather views –El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said on Monday that he had no apologies for his views on how to retire godfathers from politics in Lagos State. The governor stated that his views were his views and would not retract them or tender an apology because anyone felt offended by them. El-Rufai spoke with… Read More »

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Buhari‘s inauguration still holds May 29, not June 12 —Presidency

The Presidency has said there is no truth in reports that the Federal Government is considering shifting the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term from May 29 to June 12. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the clarification in an interview with our correspondent on… Read More »

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‘Why Buhari reappointed Emefiele as CBN governor’

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and asked the Senate to confirm him. By the reappointment, which came after wild speculations, he has become the first governor of the apex bank to get a two-term mandate since the return to civil rule in 1999.… Read More »

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Ganduje cuts Sanusi’s influence, splits Kano emirate into five

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, may lose his dominant control of the prestigious emirate as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday signed into law a newly passed bill on the appointment and deposition of emirs. Essentially, the law created four new traditional institutions and emirate councils each with a substantive first class title of emir.… Read More »

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Tinubu: Our godfather produced Buhari, show what you’ve done – Yoruba youths blast El-Rufai

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide has described remark by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai that he would teach people of Lagos State how to end godfatherism as “abysmally insulting”. The youths said El-Rufai lacked the credibility to utter such seditious statement in Yoruba land. Addressing journalists yesterday in Lagos State, the council’s president,… Read More »