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Soldiers killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in a gun battle with militants.

Four soldiers have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in a gun battle with militants, police say. The clash occurred in Pulwama district, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday. Meanwhile Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions. India recalled its top diplomat…

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INEC retrieves sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation.

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation. The materials were distributed last week in preparation for the February 16 election. The INEC in Lagos State said it had retrieved all sensitive materials for the rescheduled…

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Nigeria Customs Service donates relief materials to orphanages.

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has donated 68,256 units of 50-kilogramme bags of rice, clothing and other relief materials to some orphanages in Lagos and South West states. Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, who announced this at the flag off of the donations in Lagos, recently, said the exercise is in line with a presidential…

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Kaduna State Government condemns attempts to politicize killings in kajuru.

Kaduna State Government condemns in the strongest terms attempts to politicize the killings in Kajuru, saying that only irresponsible and insensitive people can recklessly dismiss the deaths of members of a community with whom they have no contact. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel…

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Missing Kenyan activist, Caroline Mwatha found dead.

Missing Kenyan activist, Caroline Mwatha has been found dead. Ms Mwatha worked documenting extrajudicial police killings but police believe she may have died from abortion-related complications. Kenya’s Director of Criminal Investigations said Six people have been held in connection with her death. Ms Mwatha disappeared last Wednesday and efforts to find her spawned the trending…

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Obasanjo debunks claims that his administration wasted $16 Billion Power Sector Funds.

Meanwhile, in a reply to queries on what happened to the $16 billion power sector funds under his administration, the former President Olusegun Obasanjo is of the view that those who believed his administration wasted the funds on power project implementation with nothing to show for it lacked proper understanding. Obasanjo said it was wrong…

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President Buhari vows to recover the $16 Billion Power Funds lost during the Obasanjo’s Administration.

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday vowed to recover the $16 billion power funds that went down the drain during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. The President was at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, for the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said his administration will go after all those involved…

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American ambassador to Nigeria dismisses claims by the Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign Council that his country was supporting the opposition.

American ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has dismissed claims by the Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign Council that his country was subtly supporting the opposition as the general elections approach. The director, strategic communications of the team, Festus Keyamo, on Monday, lampooned Symington and other Western diplomats saying their recent statements on the elections showed they…

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President Buhari expresses sadness over tragic death of some APC members at the presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic death of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a stampede at the presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers, on Tuesday. It was reported that four people died in the stampede. Many others were injured.The presidency did not, however, quote any casualty figure.…

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Eight governorship aspirants in Zamfara state called for the Intervention of the National Judicial Council, (NJC), over the moves by the State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.

Eight governorship aspirants in Zamfara state have called for the Intervention of the National Judicial Council, (NJC), over the move by the State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari to enforce the judgments of a state High Court on Zamfara APC candidates tussle. Addressing the Media at the Secretariat of the Kaduna NUJ Council, on behalf of the…

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