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Nigeria's Buhari home after 100-day treatment in London

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Nigeria's Buhari home after 100-day treatment in London

- ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday (Aug 19) after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. His plane touched down around 4.35pm (1535 GMT) at the international airport in Abuja, an AFP correspondent said. Wearing a black caftan with a cap to match, the 74-year-old left the aircraft unaided and was met by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other senior government officials, including ministers, security chiefs and state governors
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Nigeria's Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain - presidency

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Nigeria's Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain - presidency

- ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return on Saturday from medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a presidential spokesman said. The presidency has not disclosed the precise nature of the 74-year-old's ailment, which has led to speculation in Nigerian media and on social media about his illness and whether he will seek a second term by contesting the 2019 election
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Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'

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Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'

- ABUJA: More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday. Some 270 girls were originally abducted by the Islamist group but 82 were freed in May this year after mediation, adding to 24 who were released or found last year
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UNICEF, EU battle water-borne diseases in Bayelsa

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UNICEF, EU battle water-borne diseases in Bayelsa

- The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is worried about water-borne diseases in the country especially in the Niger Delta region. The UN interventionist agency is particularly concerned that lack of access to potable water has led to deaths among infants. UNICEF in partnership with the European Union (EU) is deploying environmentally-friendly technology, resources and expertise to reduce and gradually eliminate water-related diseases killing children in various states in the Niger Delta
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Police nab notorious armed robber, kidnapper in Aba

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Police nab notorious armed robber, kidnapper in Aba

- Police Patrol team attached to the Central Police Station (CPS), Aba Area Command has reportedly arrested a member of a four man notorious armed robbery gang operating in and within Aba identified as Ejiagba Michael. This is even as a kidnap suspect, Prince Agorom was also arrested by another team of police patrol team from the CPS. While Michael in company of his gang members was alleged to have stolen N300, 000:00, one Gionee Mobile Phone amongst other valuables and has since admitted to the crime
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No one should worship in fear globally – US

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No one should worship in fear globally – US

- The United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, has said that no person should live in fear, worship in secret or face discrimination because of his or her religious belief globally. Tillerson, who made the assertion while releasing the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, said that President Donald Trump had said that people should worship according to their conscience. According to him, the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report indicates that many governments around the world use discriminatory laws to deny their citizens freedom of religion or belief
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Africa's richest man wants to buy Arsenal - and the Nigerian billionaire believes Stan Kroenke could sell

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Africa's richest man wants to buy Arsenal - and the Nigerian billionaire believes Stan Kroenke could sell

- Africa's richest man has expressed a desire to buy Arsenal, The 60-year-old Nigerian billionaire has a fortune believed to total around $12.9billion (£10bn), he is also an ardent Arsenal fan. Aliko Dangote has never hidden his desire to take control at the Emirates and insists he will make his move once the construction of an $11bn oil refinery in Lagos is completed
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Fed Govt gives varsities nod to conduct post-UTME

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Fed Govt gives varsities nod to conduct post-UTME

- The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said in Abuja that universities, polytechnics and other institutions were free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions. He explained that the Federal Government scrapped the controversial examination in order to fully understand what was going on in the institutions
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Police detention: Evans knows fate August 29

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Police detention: Evans knows fate August 29

- A Federal High Court in Lagos will on August 29 deliver judgment in a N300million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, challenging his continued detention by the police. Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka fixed the date Wednesday after taking arguments from Evans’ lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje and lawyers for the police.Read More.
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5,571 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia

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5,571 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia

- A total of 5, 571 pilgrims from Kaduna State have been transported to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj. The Spokesman of the state Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Yunusa Abdullahi, said on Tuesday the pilgrims were transported in 14 flights. The spokesman said 3,931 males and 1,640 females were transported by two airlines engaged by the board. Abdullahi said Medview airline had so far transported 3, 362 pilgrims in 10 flights, leaving the firm with 1, 179 more intending pilgrims to complete the exercise
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Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

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Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

- Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking tensions in the country, as calls grow for him to either return or resign. Buhari, a northern Muslim, has been in London since May 7 to receive treatment for an undisclosed ailment, appointing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a southern Christian, to act on his behalf. There have been series of rallies in Abuja since August 7 over the long absence of the 74-year-old retired general who led a military regime in the 1980s
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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

- Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists
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Nigeria violence: Female suicide bombers kill 27

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Nigeria violence: Female suicide bombers kill 27

- Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women blew themselves up outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state - a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. There has been an upsurge in violence in the city in recent months
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Fury as ailing Nigerian president passes 100 days abroad

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Fury as ailing Nigerian president passes 100 days abroad

- HEALTH | NIGERIA. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking tensions in the country, as calls grow for him to either return or resign.Buhari, a northern Muslim, has been in London since May 7 to receive treatment for an undisclosed ailment, appointing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a southern Christian, to act on his behalf.There have been series of rallies in Abuja since August 7 over the long absence of the 74-year-old retired general who led a military regime in the 1980s
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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

- Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at least three suicide bombers entered Mandarari's market around 5 p.m. posing as buyers, then an undetermined number went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict while at least one stayed at the market
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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

- Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place on Tuesday in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of restive Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists
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Adeboye’s role in my life, by Osinbajo

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Adeboye’s role in my life, by Osinbajo

- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday gave an insight into the roles played by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in their political lives. The pastor of the influential Redemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) gave them the advice that infleuced their decisions to accept public office, they revealed. The two leaders spoke at the Youth Centre of the RCCG on Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday during the presentation of a book Pastor E
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  • Nigeria's Buhari home after 100-day treatment in London
    Nigeria's Buhari home after 100-day treatment in London

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday (Aug 19) after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. His plane touched down around 4.35pm (1535 GMT) at the international airport in Abuja, an AFP correspondent said. Wearing a black caftan with a cap to match, the 74-year-old left the aircraft unaided and was met by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other senior government officials, including ministers, security chiefs and state governors
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    Places: Nigeria |  Singapore | 

Politics & Government

  • Fed Govt gives varsities nod to conduct post-UTME
    Fed Govt gives varsities nod to conduct post-UTME

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said in Abuja that universities, polytechnics and other institutions were free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions. He explained that the Federal Government scrapped the controversial examination in order to fully understand what was going on in the institutions
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Sports

  • Manchester United Bus Clamped in Dublin
    Manchester United Bus Clamped in Dublin

    , thenationonlineng.net

    One fan has caused confusion after attaching a clamp to the Manchester United team bus as it was left parked up in Dublin outside The Marker Hotel. A picture circulated on social media on Wednesday of a man appearing to attach a wheel clamp to United’s team coach, prompting social media to react in dismay. The image led to Twitter users raising concerns over why United’s bus was clamped before it was later revealed to be a prank
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  • Nigerian student third in World Microsoft Word Competition
    Nigerian student third in World Microsoft Word Competition

    , thenationonlineng.net

    A 16-year-old student of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, Katherine Eta, has emerged the third place winner for Microsoft Word in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship hosted by Certiport in Anaheim, USA. Eta competed against 156 other finalists from 49 countries for the competition which had more than 560,000 candidates. The competition involves contestants demonstrating their superior skills in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® Zenith Bank and Readmanna supported her in her trip to the USA and she was the only African student to win a medal in the competition
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Health

  • Cholera kills two in Lagos
    Cholera kills two in Lagos

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Lagos State Government confirmed on Tuesday that two people have been killed in a new cholera outbreak in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who disclosed this during chat with journalists, said the outbreak was caused by contamination of water sources with faecal matter from faulty septic tanks and soak-away following the heavy rainfall experienced recently in several parts of the state
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Family & Parenting

  • “Didn’t Know My Husband Has a Small Manhood Until Our Wedding Night”, Woman Begs for Divorce After 1week of Marriage
    “Didn’t Know My Husband Has a Small Manhood Until Our Wedding Night”, Woman Begs for Divorce After 1week of Marriage

    , thenationonlineng.net

    “My name is Juliet, the problem started on our wedding night. My husband bounced on me to perform his manly duty but it wasn’t up to 7mins, He said he is tired and that he cannot go further. I was shocked to hear that… And to worsen the matter, he poured out his yoghurt in just 3minutes of penetration and he was breathing hard
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Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • Boko Haram: Between Oil and Religion -By Bukar Raheem
    Boko Haram: Between Oil and Religion -By Bukar Raheem

    , opinionnigeria.com

    Imam Abubakar Shekau (the Boko Haram leader prefers to be addressed as such) has always been in a desperate bid to be seen as a religious fanatic since he took the reins of an insurgency to demand the strict application of Islamic Sharia law across Nigeria. With the benefit of hindsight, there are a lot to question about this declared motive as each successive day and every additional outrage committed by the Shekau led terrorists add up to build the collage of a picture that tells a different story from the one he has been peddling
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Adeboye’s role in my life, by Osinbajo
    Adeboye’s role in my life, by Osinbajo

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday gave an insight into the roles played by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in their political lives. The pastor of the influential Redemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) gave them the advice that infleuced their decisions to accept public office, they revealed. The two leaders spoke at the Youth Centre of the RCCG on Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday during the presentation of a book Pastor E
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Education

  • Caleb Varsity in exchange programme with S. Korea on entrepreneurial education
    Caleb Varsity in exchange programme with S. Korea on entrepreneurial education

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Authorities of the Caleb University, Imota in Lagos State, has entered into an educational exchange programme with a South Korean University to improve its entrepreneurship programme for students. The university Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Daniel Aina, made the disclosure on Tuesday at a news briefing in Imota, near Ikorodu. Aina said that the exchange programme would make students of the institution to become self-reliant on completion of their academic pursuit
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Farming

  • FADAMA III empowers 660 rice farmers in Oyo with N121m farm inputs
    FADAMA III empowers 660 rice farmers in Oyo with N121m farm inputs

    , thenationonlineng.net

    No fewer than 660 rice farmers in Oyo State on Thursday benefited from cash and farm inputs worth N121.07 million under the FADAMA III Additional Financing project. Mr Oyewole Oyewumi , Oyo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development disclosed this in Ibadan during the flag-off of fund disbursement and inputs distribution to rice production groups. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme was organised by the Oyo State FADAMA III Additional Financing Project
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Travel & Recreation

  • Eagles’ road-travel likely to affect performance – Coach
    Eagles’ road-travel likely to affect performance – Coach

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Assistant Coach of Nigeria Air force (NAF) FC,Atere Osiobe on Friday said that home-based Super Eagles’ road-travel to Benin Republic would likely affect their performances negatively. Osiobe said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The coach was reacting to the travel of the team by road to Benin Republic for Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers
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Law & Crime

  • Nigerian man convicted in elaborate tax fraud scheme
    Nigerian man convicted in elaborate tax fraud scheme

    , oregonlive.com

    A Nigerian man accused of who obtaining more than 125,000 stolen taxpayer identities from across the United States has been convicted in federal court on 19 counts of mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. A federal jury in Medford returned the verdicts Friday against Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 34, who lived most recently in Bowie, Maryland
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Life & Style

  • “Didn’t Know My Husband Has a Small Manhood Until Our Wedding Night”, Woman Begs for Divorce After 1week of Marriage
    “Didn’t Know My Husband Has a Small Manhood Until Our Wedding Night”, Woman Begs for Divorce After 1week of Marriage

    , thenationonlineng.net

    “My name is Juliet, the problem started on our wedding night. My husband bounced on me to perform his manly duty but it wasn’t up to 7mins, He said he is tired and that he cannot go further. I was shocked to hear that… And to worsen the matter, he poured out his yoghurt in just 3minutes of penetration and he was breathing hard
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Media & Information

  • Obaseki inspects state media outfits, to revamp EBS, Observer
    Obaseki inspects state media outfits, to revamp EBS, Observer

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the state radio and television stations, Edo Broadcasting Service and the Nigerian Observer, publishers of the Observer newspaper titles and hinted that the media outfits would be overhauled for optimal performance. Speaking after inspecting the facilities at the Edo Broadcasting Service in Benin City, Obaseki said his administration has resolved to leverage on digital technology so that the media outfit can compete favourably with similar enterprises across the country
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Motoring

  • Forestry Association decries conditional approval for C/River Super Highway project
    Forestry Association decries conditional approval for C/River Super Highway project

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) on Monday expressed concern over the conditional approval given for the construction of the Cross River Super Highway project. The President of the association, Prof. Labode Popoola, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Popoola said that there was no way the forest reserve would not give way for the project
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