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    Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan
    The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more. The killing is likely to have consequences for ongoing talks between the...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 382
    Reps member at 36-hour non-stop clubbing at Shina Peller’s Quilox
    This is even as the lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency, Akin Alabi on Saturday declared opened a 36-hour non-stop party at Quilox Club. The lawmaker who is the founder of Nairabet, a popular online sporting bet outlet...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 385
    US watchlist: Centre writes Trump, demands apology within 72 hours
    The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, CESJET, made this request in an open letter addressed to Trump on Sunday. CESJET joined the Federal Government to rubbish the religious violation tag on Nigeria, especially as there is no...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 391
    'Buhari’s $29.26b loan request is killer blow to economy'
    He told The Guardian yesterday that the amount of borrowing in the past by the Buhari administration had not been justified, making it difficult to ascertain if the $29.26 billion loans, if passed, would also be used judiciously. Tella, who...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 386
    Eight die after drinking coconut wine
    Eight people died and hundreds were taken to hospitals in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine believed to contain high levels of methanol, authorities said Monday. The victims all attended gatherings over the weekend in the town of...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 386
    Igbo president will make Nigeria super power, says Ohanaeze
    In a statement in Abakaliki yesterday, the national president of OYC, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, noted that Nigeria would be better with an Igbo man as president, citing the Igbo’s entrepreneurial spirit, vigour, and resilience. The statement read...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 422
    'Buhari’s $29.26b loan request is killer blow to economy'
    He told The Guardian yesterday that the amount of borrowing in the past by the Buhari administration had not been justified, making it difficult to ascertain if the $29.26 billion loans, if passed, would also be used judiciously. Tella, who...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 338
    ISIS-backed fighters kill six and abduct five in Borno
    Around 30 fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group took control of the highway near Gasarwa village, 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. They stopped motorists and demanded their...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 377
    Yuletide: APGA berates Ikpeazu over Abia workers’ salaries, pension arrears
    This was as the party appealed to the governor to show some sympathy rather than wickedness to workers and pensioners by paying what is due to them especially during this Yuletide season. Hon. Nkem Okoro, in a statement on Sunday in Umuahia,...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 385
    Damaturu: Shehu Sani, Nigerians react as Boko Haram kills 7 travellers
    Suspected fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) Sunday attempted to infiltrate Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. The incident which happened in the late hours saw an attempt by the suspected terrorists to take over the...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 369
    Why I resigned as Gov. Matawalle’s Special Adviser – Marafa
    According to him, the insinuation that there is a rift between him and the governor is far from the truth. This was contained in a statement he signed and made available reporters on Sunday. He said he resigned to enable him to concentrate...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 363
    NASS: Islamic group reacts as Gbajabiamila vows 9th Assembly will not fight Buhari govt
    According to to the human rights group, harmony between the legislature and the executive can only translate to progress for the nation. This was in reaction to the comment made by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila,...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 405
    Nigeria accuses U.S. of sowing mistrust among Nigerians
    The Federal Government yesterday rejected the United States’ (U.S.) designation of Nigeria as a country that perpetrates severe violations of religious freedom. It also accused the U.S. of attempting to sow the seed of mistrust among the various...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 324
    LaLiga: Real Madrid finish 2019 behind Barcelona
    Los Blancos hit the woodwork three times, but failed to find the back of the net at the Santiago Bernabeu. It was Real’s third draw in a row, after 1-1 and 0-0 stalemates away to Valencia and Barca respectively. The result also means...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 367
    Harmattan: EEDC issues alert on knockouts, others
    This was conveyed in a statement over the weekend by the Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh. While making the call, Ezeh recounted the losses EEDC and some members of the public had suffered over the years due to the uncontrolled and...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 372
    FIRS: Presidency finally opens up on why Fowler was removed
    Fowler, whose term of office expired on December 9, 2019, was replaced by Muhammad Nami. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, while speaking with journalists at the weekend in Abuja, also said that it...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 365
    Government accuses U.S. of sowing mistrust among Nigerians
    The Federal Government yesterday rejected the United States’ (U.S.) designation of Nigeria as a country that perpetrates severe violations of religious freedom. It also accused the U.S. of attempting to sow the seed of mistrust among the various...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 462
    Hoodlums in looting spree as fire razes Edo market
    It was gathered that the fire started at about 11:00a.m. from the goat section before spreading to other parts of the market. A five-storey building housing the Edo Property Development Agency (EDPA) was also razed. Owners of buildings close to...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 394
    Why we cut bank charges, by CBN
    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reduced all bank charges, with some getting more than 50 per cent cut, with effect from January 1, 2020. According to the apex bank, the decision, which came amid public outcry against multiplicity...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 382
    Don't worry, Modi tells India's Muslims
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought Sunday to reassure India’s Muslims over a new citizenship law that has sparked deadly protests and put his Hindu nationalist government under pressure like never before. At least 25 people have died in almost...
    By Ola December 23, 2019 424
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