Monthly Archives: March 2019

Why I want to be House of Representatives Speaker – Gbajabiamlia

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has officially declared his intention to run the for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr Gbajabiamila made his declaration in Abuja Sunday afternoon. He tagged his campaign ‘Nation building, a joint task.’ Addressing an audience of lawmakers, journalists and well-wishers, Mr Gbajabiamila said he sought the

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Moroccans defy rain to welcome Pope

The people of Morocco on Saturday defied the heavy downpour to welcome Pope Francis to their country. The Pope was received at the Rabat Sale Airport by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and was immediately driven to the Esplanade Mausoleum where a grand reception had been organised for him. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that

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Zamfara APC Crisis: Yari offends God by claiming primaries held – Marafa

Kabiru Marafa, the senator representing Zamfara Central, says Governor Abdul’azeez Yari has offended God for insisting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted party primaries in the state. Mr Marafa, who fielded questions from State House correspondents on political developments in Zamfara state, faulted the governor for initiating legal action over the matter. He said the governor should ask God

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Lead Poisoning: Over 150 affected children still undergoing treatment in Zamfara – NGO

The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), says no fewer than 150 children affected with lead poisoning in Zamfara are still undergoing treatment. Simba Tirima, Deputy Head of Mission, MSF in Nigeria, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. In 2010, an unprecedented outbreak of lead poisoning was discovered in Zamfara,

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148 people killed, 545 houses destroyed in repeated attacks on Kaduna community – Official

The Adara Community in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State says it requires about N50 million to rebuild 545 houses destroyed by gunmen following a series of attacks. The Chairman of the community, Mumini Madugu, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday. He said the attacks left thousands of the

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Ogbeh laments ‘extremely disturbing’ delay clearing Nigeria’s agricultural products for exports

Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has appealed to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to ensure speedy evacuation and clearing of agricultural produce for export. Mr Ogbeh made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He was reacting to current delay in evacuation of cashew nuts worth $300 million for

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