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APC alleges plan to remove Borno State Governor

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Federal Government against going ahead with its reported plan to remove the elected Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima and appoint a military administrator to oversee the affairs of the state, as a way of intensifying the fight against the Boko Haram sect. In a statement issued […]

CAF picks Kenya to host 2018 CHAN, appoints Nigeria’s Bassey into “committee of experts”

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Kenya will be hosting the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided. This was one of the decisions arrived at during the continental football governing body’s Executive Committee meeting held in Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 21. According to a statement on the confederation’s website, the decision followed the receipt […]

NEMA distributes relief materials to 6,000 displaced persons in Borno – Official

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it distributed relief materials to 6,000 displaced persons in Isghe and other communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. This is contained in a statement by NEMA’s Press Officer, Mr Manzo Ezekiel, on Monday in Abuja. The the displacement is caused by persistent attacks by Boko Haram […]

Egypt’s Government resigns, paving way for military chief to run for President

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Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was sworn in on July 16, less than two weeks after Field […]

National Confab: Gov Fashola parleys with Lagos delegates

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Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday in Ikeja met with delegates from the state to the forthcoming National Conference on the agenda of the state for the conference. The six delegates include a former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu and a former Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr Supo Shasore. […]