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July 27, 2017 6:19 AM No to regionalism, yes to resource control —Igala leaders

ENUGU— THE Biafra Reformation Movement, BRM, has said the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to boycott Anambra governorship election is not in the interest of agitation for a separatist state of Biafra. The group argued that such a call is an invitation to anarchy and an opportunity for Igbo enemies to unleash their desire on the Igbo nation 11

July 26, 2017 8:21 PM Prominent Nigerian pastors declare 40 days fasting for capture of Abubakar Shekau

Nigerian clerics, numbering over 500 stormed the city of Abuja on Wednesday July 26 to pray for the capture of the kingpin of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau. gathered that the clergymen, drawn from many religious backgrounds, also called on Nigerians to intensify prayer for the safe return of the remaining Chibok girls 10

July 26, 2017 8:13 PM Caf would back Morocco World Cup bid – Amaju Pinnick

Caf executive committee member Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that African’s football governing body would support any bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup. The 2026 event is the next one up for grabs, with Russia set to host the 2018 tournament and Qatar named as the host for 2022. And with the United States, Canada and Mexico already announcing 15

July 26, 2017 7:04 PM 1999 Constitution Review: How Senators voted on 33 Bills

On Wednesday the Senate considered and voted for the passing of some of the bills they received in a 33-item report on the fourth review of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria. 97 Senators were present at plenary for the constitutional review and a voting process was used to consider the bills. Bill No. 1: To allow former lawmakers be Members of the Council 13

July 26, 2017 3:07 PM Emir of Tsafe dies at 62

The Emir of Tsafe known as Yan' doton Tsafe Alhaji Habibu Aliyu in Zamfara state is dead. This was made known by the state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Muttaka Rini, on Wednesday, July 26. Alhaji Aliyu died at the Usman Danfodio University Teaching hospital Sokoto after a protracted illness. He is survived by four wives 10

July 26, 2017 2:26 PM Lagos Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 8

The death toll in Tuesday’s collapsed building on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has risen to eight, with 15 others rescued so far. A four-story building collapsed at Massey Street on Lagos Island on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. with many people trapped in the building. As at Tuesday evening, two dead bodies were evacuated from the building while 12

July 26, 2017 1:22 PM Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Habibu Aliyu is dead

The Emir of Tsafe, Yan’ doton Tsafe, Alhaji Habibu Aliyu of Zamfara state is dead. This is contained in a statement signed by the Zamfara State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Muttaka Rini. According to the statement, the monarch passed away at the Usman Danfodio University Teaching hospital Sokoto after a protracted 11

July 26, 2017 11:48 AM Newspaper review: I'm getting better

Nigerian Newspapers on Wednesday, July 26, have focused on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari amongst other top stories. The Punch reports that the Presidency, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had initially barred politicians and other individuals from visiting him in London, the United Kingdom, where he has been receiving medical attention 12

July 26, 2017 11:00 AM Nigeria's Buhari: dog owner cleared after court saga over name

Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace. A judge in south-west Ogun state found the prosecution had failed to substantiate the charges 13

July 26, 2017 8:19 AM NAPTIP arrests Italian-based Nigerian lady over human trafficking

BENIN—THE authorities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a 47 year-old Italian based Nigerian lady, Mrs Lasiru Rossato Dolly, for her alleged involvement in human trafficking. The mother of one married to an Italian man was remanded yesterday by the Magistrate Court in Benin City headed by Chief 14