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Buhari hosts Italian Prime Minister in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi who is on official visit to Nigeria at the State House, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

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Alleged N1trn rail contracts scam: Reps invite Amaechi, NRC MD, others

Memebers of the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on failed rail contracts have summoned the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade; former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru; and former Minister of Transport, Idris Umar, to explain their roles in the alleged N1 trillion rail contracts scam.

The adhoc committee is headed by Ehoizuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, PDP, Ikpoba/Oha Federal Constituency.

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President Buhari jets off to France, London on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an official visit to France and Britain on Tuesday. He will on Wednesday address a special session of the European Union Parliament. Buhari will also hold talks with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker on the same issues before leaving Strasbourg for London to join other world leaders at the Supporting Syria and The Region Conference scheduled to open in the British capital on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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Arms deal: EFCC raids ex-VP Sambo’s office, seizes $50,000

The EFCC on Monday raided the Abuja office of the former Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo, taking away $50,000 from his safe. The raid was carried out. A source close to the operation confirmed to Vanguard on Monday that the operatives broke into the Safe kept by the former vice president and removed whatever valuable they found, including top branded wrist watches, assets declaration forms, and list of landed property.

The raid, it was learnt followed the discovery that one of Sambo’s aide, known as Daboh, was found to have collected the sum of N25 million from the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, as part of the sum he got from the former NSA, Dasuki Sambo

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White House wants $1 billion to fund cancer ‘moonshot’

The White House said Monday it wants $1 billion to “jump-start” a new task force to end cancer, known as the Moonshot initiative headed by Vice President Joe Biden.

Already $195 million has been allocated to the National Institutes of Health so that work on new cancer research can begin immediately, a senior administration official told reporters.

President Barack Obama’s proposal for the fiscal year 2017 budget, being released February 9, will seek to add another $755 million for new cancer research at the NIH and US Food and Drug Administration.

Fayose warns Buhari – ‘Allow judiciary to do its job’

Fayose warns Buhari - 'Allow judiciary to do its job' Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the democratic principles of separation of powers by allowing the judiciary to do its job in proper prosecution of people accused of corruption.

African leaders to withdraw membership from ICC

African leaders to withdraw membership from ICC

African leaders have backed a Kenyan proposal pushing for a pullout from the International Criminal Court (ICC), leaders said Sunday, repeating claims it unfairly targets the continent. Chad’s President Idriss Deby was elected the African Union (AU) chairman.



Chris UbaAnambra PDP: Stop Deceiving The Public, Chris Uba Tells Andy, Oduah

A key member of the Ejike Oguebego-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, has warned his brother, Senator Andy Uba, and former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah and others to stop deceiving the public by parading themselves as senators .

PDP . Stella Oduah & Andy Uba

Chris Uba, who described himself as “Senator representing Anambra South” while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, said he was shocked that those who should be conversant with the laws of the land could be deceiving the public regarding their true status after the Supreme Court failed to recognise the dubious way through which they got to the Senate.

Obasanjo blasts Nigerian governors – ‘Stop living like emperors while Nigerian citizens suffer’

Obasanjo blasts Nigerian governors - 'Stop living like emperors while Nigerian citizens suffer'President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday lambasted some state governors in Nigeria for living like emperors while demanding sacrifice from the citizens for Nigeria to survive the hard times.

Jonathan bought substandard weapons to fight Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

Jonathan bought substandard weapons to fight Boko Haram – Lai MohammedThe weapons purchased by former president, Dr. Goddluck Jonathan, to prosecute the war against Boko Haram were substandard, the Federal Government has said. The ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, had in an interview with France24 claimed that the successes recorded in the war against the Boko Haram were as a result of the weapons purchases during his administration.

South Sudanese Troops Accused Of Suffocating 50 Civilians To Death

South Sudanese troops accused of suffocating 50 civiliansSouth Sudanese government troops have reportedly killed 50 civilians by keeping them in a hot container where they suffocated, a commission monitoring the ceasefire between the government and rebels said.

Why we transferred Father Mbaka — Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church on Monday clarified the recent transfer of Father Ejike Mbaka, saying the controversial priest was merely being sent to where he would be more useful to the church. The Secretary-General of the Catholic Secretar‎iat of Nigeria, Reverend Father Ralph Madu said transfer of priests within the catholic church is a “normal church procedure. Mbaka’s own is not an exception. The Bishop has the right to post any priest wherever he feels his service would be more useful to the church.”

Guardiola to take over at Man City

OFFICIAL: Guardiola to take over at Man CityPep Guardiola will take over as coach of Manchester City on a three-year deal, the English club said Monday after announcing the departure of incumbent Manuel Pellegrini at season’s end.


Masquerade treks from Abuja to Okene to celebrate Yahaya Bello

Masquerade treks from Abuja to Okene to celebrate Yahaya BelloEbira community residents in Abuja have walked to Okene with their masquerade, Anupo, to celebrate the inauguration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the new Governor of Kogi State.

APC. Lai Mohammed. National Publicity SecretaryNigerian government attacks Jonathan over Boko Haram weapons claim

The Nigerian government in in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, described as “unfortunate and unsubstantiated” the statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan attributing the recent successes in the war to the weapons bought by his administration that were delivered after he had left office.

Niger Delta youths warn FG against scrapping maritime varsity

Niger Delta youths warn FG against scrapping maritime varsitySome Niger Delta youths, under the aegis of Youth Coalition Force for Niger Delta, said they have petitioned the National Assembly over an alleged plan by the Federal Government to cancel the Nigerian Maritime University, sited at Okerenkoko, in the region.

Nurse survives Lassa fever in Ekiti

Nurse survives Lassa fever in EkitiA Nigeria nurse survives Lassa fever in Ekiti state. A student nurse, who got infected with Lassa fever, has been discharged from the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, where she had received treatment.


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