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Fulani cattle herdsmen leader says they will accept peace but anti-grazing laws need to be scrapped

FULANI cattle herdsmen leader Ahmed Yandeh  has declared that his members may be willing to lay down their arms and cooperate with state governments if grazing reserves are defined and anti-grazing laws are scrapped.

 

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Access Bank picks up award for Best Commercial Banking Capabilities at Euromoney's London awards

NIGERIA'S Access Bank was named as having the Best Commercial Banking Capabilities at a global awards ceremony in London organised by leading global financial publishing house Euromoney.

 

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Buhari to deliver nationwide address on whether he will seek re-election next year or not

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari intends to deliver a nationwide television address soon during which he will either formally declare himself a candidate for next year's elections or announce that he will be standing down and retiring.

 

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Tunde Bakare lashes out at pastorprueners saying no one should be compelled to pay tithes

FORMER vice presidential candidate Pastor Tunde Bakare has lashed out at the leaders of pentecostal churches in Nigeria over the habit of collecting tithes from their followers saying nobody should be compelled to make such payments.

 

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Bola Tinubu writes stinging eight page letter to APC chair Oyegun accusing him of tearing party apart

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has written a stinging letter to the party's national chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun accusing him of frustrating efforts at reconciling aggrieved members who have differences.

 

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Australia's deputy prime minister resigns following new case of sexual harassment

AUSTRALIA'S deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to step down after being involved in a sex scandal that involved him having an affair with a now-pregnant former aide and now facing fresh sexual harassment claims.

 

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Nigeria drops 12 places to 148 in latest Transparency International Corruption Perception Index

TRANSPARENCY International has published its 2017 Corruption Perception Index showing that Nigeria has dropped 12 places to 148th out of the 180 places it surveyed from 136th position in 2016.

 

In the latest rankings, Nigeria scored 27% and is in 148th position alongside Comoros and Guinea. Botswana was ranked the least corrupt country in Africa with 61% and occupies 34th position globally.

 

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New Ipob leadership disassociates itself from Nnamdi Kanu's attack on Abia's Governor Ikpeazu

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leaders have lashed out at their founder Nnamdi Kanu asking all other pro-Biafra groups to eschew his course of action and throw their weight behind Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

 

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Benin evangelical church refuses to refund member's N111,000 accidentally paid into its account

BENIN City evangelical church Glory Arena has refused to refund a sum of N111,000 ($306) to a member who accidentally paid the cash into its account saying that the giver should accept that it was an offering made to God.

 

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Nigerian Army rescues 50 pupils from Yobe secondary school abducted by Boko Haram earlier this week

NIGERIAN Army troops have rescued 50 pupils from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi in Yobe State who were kidnapped by Boko Haram earlier this week during a raid on the town.

 

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