Category Archives: NIGERIA

Atiku, PDP head to Supreme Court as tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory

• President ‘eminently qualified’ to contest poll, panel declares • Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Bello, Okorocha, others, hail ruling • Verdict unjust, say CUPP, Musa, Galadima, others • It’s time to move nation forward, put bickering behind, says Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which dismissed the suit filed by the

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Dakolo demands apology from Fatoyinbo over alleged rape

• Lists Ashimolowo as witness in case against COZA founder Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo has asked the founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, to tender a public apology to her for allegedly raping her when she was a teenager. Dakolo, wife of inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, finally dragged Fatoyinbo, to court over her rape

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Police beef up security in Abuja as Shiites hold procession today

• Vow to treat march as act of terrorism • FG plotting to implicate IMN members, sect alleges • Abuja residents worried over possible violent clashes The Nigeria Police Force has beefed up security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of today’s Ashura procession by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The Guardian yesterday witnessed a deployment of police

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Minister optimistic ICT will lead contribution to Nigeria’s GDP

Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, is optimistic that with the second quarter contribution of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sector will floor oil and gas in two years’ time.He disclosed this in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) put ICT’s contribution to the

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Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

• President receives report of special envoy • 640 have registered to return home, says Dabiri-Erewa • Ezekwesili, others ask Ramaphosa to apologise President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the immediate evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.He gave the instruction when he received the report of the

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