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Zuma defies ANC’s order to resign

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis. Theguardian.

com  reports that the decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of […]
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Sat, 19 May 2018 17:18:48 +0200
If the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, thought she was being frugal by wearing an old dress to the wedding of her brother-in-law on Saturday, she was mistaken. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were joined in holy wedlock on Saturday at St Georges...
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Lagos hails Dangote’s decision to employ LSETF’s trainees
Wed, 16 May 2018 03:07:25 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has said the Dangote Group and other partners of the State Employment Trust Fund’s Employability Support Project have agreed to employ the over 350 graduates of the project following the completion of an eight-week...
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Enemies within Oyo APC benefitted from my government –Ajimobi
Tue, 15 May 2018 02:18:38 +0200
Femi Atoyebi The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has alleged that some of those who are against him in the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress benefitted from his administration through political appointments he offered them. The governor...
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We’re not involved in toll gate clash – Seven-UP
Wed, 23 May 2018 02:04:14 +0200
Samson Folarin The Management of Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited has distanced the company from a fight on the Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Alausa, Ikeja, during which some officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority were injured. The company...
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Biafra Day celebration: Soldiers, police beat up PUNCHman
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:58:16 +0200
Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Imo State correspondent of The PUNCH, Emeka Ihiegbulem, was on Tuesday beaten up by the men of the Nigeria Police Force, soldiers and other security agencies during the 18th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Movement...
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We’re not infected with Lassa fever – Victim’s family
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:52:16 +0200
Peter Dada,  Akure The family of late Mrs. Rasheedat Mohammed, who was reportedly killed by Lassa Fever a few weeks ago, has said no relative of the deceased was infected with the deadly disease. PUNCH Metro had reported that Mohammed, a member of staff...
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Court remands five men who allegedly raped, videotaped teenagers
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:50:42 +0200
Peter Dada,  Akure A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ondo town, Ondo State, has remanded five persons in custody for allegedly  raping and torturing two teenage girls ( names withheld) in the town. The five accused –Bode Akinsiku, Femi Olabanji,...
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Gunmen kidnap Zamfara commissioner’s wife, two children, relatives
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:48:14 +0200
Deji Lambo Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State after some gunmen reportedly stormed the house of the state Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Skills Acquisition, Abdullahi Bore, and abducted his wife, two...
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Cyber fraudster impersonates Ambode’s wife
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:47:04 +0200
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, has raised the alarm on the activities of a yet-to-be identified person, who has been impersonating her on the Internet for alleged fraudulent purposes. It was gathered that the...
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LAGS okays flyover for Fagba area
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:41:28 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday approved the construction of a flyover at the Fagba intersection to ease gridlock and reduce travel time in the area. Ambode approved the construction of the bridge after an inspection...
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Ambode seeks strategic planning in govt
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:39:31 +0200
Samson Folarin The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said any government could fail if it refused to adopt proper strategic planning. The governor said strategic planning was needed to achieve success in governance and boost productivity....
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Lagos promises improved workers’ welfare
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:38:14 +0200
Samson Folarin The Lagos State Government has promised to improve the welfare of workers in the state, saying it has increased the budgetary provision for staff housing loans from N50m to N100m for the purpose. The state Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade...
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$16bn power projects: Buhari attacks Obasanjo, ex-President reacts
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:30:55 +0200
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Priests, parishioners buried in Benue, Catholics protest nationwide
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:20:32 +0200
Our correspondents The two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners slain by suspected herdsmen on April 24 in Benue State were buried on Tuesday amid nationwide peaceful protest by the Catholic faithful. The two priests, Rev Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix...
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Lagos spare parts dealer kills lover, stuffs corpse in bin
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:15:56 +0200
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