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I am not interested in being Senate President now – Apkabio

The former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said he is not interested in being senate president now. The position of Bukola Saraki as senate president is threatened as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its lawmakers have asked him to resign his position or be removed having defected to the

Saraki Betrayed Us… I Regret Supporting Him –Ndume

Borno south, says he regrets supporting Bukola Saraki to emerge senate president. Speaking on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme, the lawmaker accused Saraki of targetting those who oppose him. In March 2017, the lawmaker was suspended for “embarrassing” Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. Ndume had demanded that the upper legislative chamber investigate the allegation

Ailing McCain Plans Own Funeral, Bars Trump

Ailing US Senator John McCain is organising his funeral and has barred President Donald Trump from attending when he dies. The Arizona Senator, who was a Republican presidential candidate, loathed Trump so much that he planned to dish him from beyond the grave, reports said. The Arizona Republican, who has brain cancer,

IPOB Declares May 30 Sit-At-Home Protest

  The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30, 2018 sit–at-home day in remembrance of the Biafra struggle, victims of Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram violence and those who died in the hands of security agencies in Nigeria. In a statement on Friday by its spokesperson Emma Powerful, the pro-Biafra group

Police release photographs of Offa bank robbery suspects

The Nigeria Police Force has released the pictures of suspected robbers, who raided several banks in Offa, Kwara State, on April 5, 2018. It explained that it was making progress in its investigation into the heist in which over 30 people, including policemen, were killed and millions of naira stolen. Police spokesperson,

Fears grow for massive rise in sex-selective abortions

Scientists have sparked controversy after creating a pin-prick test that can determine the gender of a baby after just eight weeks. Concerns have been raised the test could trigger a rise in sex-selective abortions, especially in countries such as India and China where families desire boys over girls for cultural reasons. A

79% of N’East citizens are food insecure – Report

Borno, Yobe and some states in the North East of Nigeria have recorded over 100 per cent increase in prices of food in the last two years. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that between January, 2016 and January, 2018, and even up to last month, food prices

Algeria mourns 257 killed in its worst-ever air crash

ALGIERS, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 257 people were killed on Wednesday morning in a military plane crash in Algeria's Blida Province, 30 km southwest of the capital Algiers. The tragedy came just moments after the plane took off from the Boufarik military airport, with the majority of the