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I can’t be Nigerian president at 77, says Abdulsalami


Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar says he cannot return as civilian president of Nigeria, asking what he could do if elected president at 77. He said it was high time the old generation mentored and encouraged younger Nigerians to take over the leadership of the nation. He spoke …

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German Nurse Accused of Murdering 100 Patients

The trial of a former nurse in Germany accused of murdering 100 patients has begun with a minute’s silence in the northern town of Oldenburg. Detectives say Niels Högel, 41, administered fatal doses of medication to the people in his care at two hospitals in northern Germany. His motive, they …

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CAN alleges threat to democracy, declares three-day prayer

CAN President, Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle

The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It stated that the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation.” The acting CAN General Secretary, Daramola Bade, in a statement on Tuesday,  …

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Female politicians more trustworthy – Obasanjo


Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday urged Nigerian women to get more involved in political activities, saying from his experience, female politicians were more trustworthy than their male counterparts.   Obasanjo, who spoke at a retreat in support of women’s participation in government, political processes and the work place organized by the …

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We’ll resist rigging with absolute force in 2019 — PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) “not to mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians.” The party said in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that it would resist rigging of the 2019 general polls‎ …

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‘We should stop pretending, everything is wrong with Nigeria’


  Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that leaders at all levels must accept their responsibility because they cannot continue to pretend that all is well with the nation. “Everything is wrong with our nation and we must as a matter of urgency rise to the challenges,” he stated. Speaking …

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Obasanjo to Dogara: Saraki’s treatment awaits you


A former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday said Speaker Yakubu Dogara may face the kind of harassment by security agencies that Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently facing. Obasanjo said he has received credible information of a plot against the Speaker to give him the Saraki treatment. In a …

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