APC: We’ve not discussed Buhari’s resignation

  The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC), on Sunday  said  that it has not yet discussed on the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as being canvassed by some persons  National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi stated this in reaction to a statement by  Gen. Alani Akinrinade,(rtd)  that the President should resign if he cannot cope with the rigours of the office. Some other persons and groups that have also called for the resignation of President Buhari are: Bishop Lawrence Osagie‎, Founder of Powerline…

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Nigeria currently testing locally produced ‘cure’ for epilepsy – Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has disclosed that one of the agencies under the ministry may have developed a drug for the treatment of epilepsy. Onu, made this disclosure at an investment forum organised in New York by his ministry for Nigerians in the United States. He said one of the agencies under the ministry is working on what could turn out to be a cure for epilepsy. He said the product already passed through various stages of tests and trials and is only awaiting the final…

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Inciting statements: Kano police arrest Lamido

Former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido has been picked up by the police in Kano over alleged inciting statements. Sule Lamido was allegedly quoted to have told his supporters to be even violent in case the local government elections do not favour them and make sure the opposition PDP wins the elections. Kano is an APC controlled state. Lamido, who was picked at his Kano Sharada Kano home in the early hours of Sunday, was whisked away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police Kano. The alleged statements…

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Labour to protest planned removal of minimum wage from exclusive list

  The organised labour on Saturday said it would mobilise workers across sectors of the Nigerian economy to protest moves to remove minimum wage from the exclusive to concurrent legislative list. Mr Joe Ajaero, the President, United Labour Congress (ULC) said at the pre-2017 May Day seminar organised by ULC, in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the concurrent list stipulates that powers are shared jointly by both the central and regional or state governments as stipulated in the Constitution, even though both governments can make law…

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Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

  US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping “one promise after another”, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the first US leader to miss the annual event since Ronald Reagan in 1981. Earlier, big rallies were held against Trump’s climate change policies. At the rally in Harrisburg, the president said the media should be…

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Cuba military plane crash kills eight

  A military plane has crashed in the mountainous west of Cuba, killing all eight personnel on board. A military statement said the twin-engine turboprop Antonov AN-26 had crashed in the province of Artemisa on a flight from Playa Baracoa, just outside the capital Havana. The cause of the crash is unclear and an investigation has been launched. The site of the accident was said to be the Loma de la Pimienta mountain about 80km (50 miles) west of Havana. “The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died,”…

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Ortom: I’ll settle my rift with Suswam soon

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said his unending political face-off with his predecessor and former governor of the state, Dr. Gabriel Suswam will soon become history. He specifically said he is waiting for the completion of the investigation being carried against him by the Department of State Services (DSS), in whose custody the ex-governor is at the moment. Suswam has been in custody of the DSS for over two months, following the discovery of what the service called ‘incriminating items’ from two exotic cars allegedly belonging to the former governor,…

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