Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele, is dead. The death of the Ondo born public relations specialist was announced by his son, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, on his facebook page. He explained that his father died after a brief illness on Thursday night but did not state where he died. “With thanksgiving for his life, …

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The Federal Government has reiterated its decision to curb social media menace, saying criticisms will not stop it from going ahead with its planned efforts to sanitise the social media space. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday when he met with the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers in Abuja. …

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President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned the violence that had characterised campaigns in Kogi and Bayelsa state which are set to hold their gubernatorial elections on Saturday, November 16. Jonathan, who handed over to Buhari in 2015, described signals  coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one …

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Super Eagles’ fans have expressed displeasure over the quality of television broadcast of Nigeria versus Benin Group L opener of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday. Football lovers who took to the social media to complain about the match lamented that the cameraman found it difficult to focus in the direction of …

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The House of Representatives has asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to suspend its new policy requiring the National Identity Number for candidates to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. At plenary on Wednesday,  Zainab Gimba moved a motion calling for the suspension of the policy till 2021. While unanimously adopting the motion, …

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Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, was petitioned by Human Rights Activist, Mr Mike Ebah, to make an order disqualifying Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for Kogi in the Nov. 16 governorship election on alleged poor mental health records. NAN reports that the prayer was contained in a suit bearing file …

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Following the suspension of APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the Edo Peoples Movement, a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state, on Wednesday also announced the suspension of Governor Godwin Obaseki; his deputy, Philip Shaibu; and the Secretary to the State Government, Ogie Osarodion. Announcing the suspension at an enlarged meeting and …

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Following his comments never to set foot in South Africa during the Xenophobic attack, Nigerian rapper Burna Boy is set to perform at a concert in SA later this month. However, local musicians and event organisers have objected to Nigerian rapper Burna Boy’s inclusion at the anti-xenophobic concert, claiming the star incited hatred with his …

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Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) at Opera Square in Accra, on Tuesday, shutdown fifteen more shops belonging to Nigerians bringing the number of shops to about 70. The latest showdown is part of GUTA’s plan to cripple Nigerian businesses in the nation’s capital. Nigerian businesses at the Tip Toe Lane at …

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Party chairmen of the All Progressives Congress across the 18 local government areas of Edo State, on Tuesday, passed a vote of no confidence on the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The Edo State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, also said its former secretary, Lawrence Okah was removed because …

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