Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia commits suicide to avoid being arrested for corruption

FORMER Peruvian president Alan Garcia has died in a Lima hospital after he shot himself in the head to avoid the humiliation of being arrested and prosecuted in connection with a bribery scandal while he was in office.



Federal government approves $20m loan to Lagos State to enable it address transportation crisis

FEDERAL government ministers have agreed to loan Lagos State $20m to enable it implement its strategic transportation plan that will involve introducing an urban mass transit network to cope with the choking city.



Walter Onnoghen found guilty of false asset declaration by Code of Conduct Tribunal

JUSTICE Walter Onnoghen has been found guilty of false asset declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and officially removed from office as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC).



Coalition for the Inclusion of Women in Governance asks Buhari to give 50% of all appointments to women

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been challenged by the Coalition for the Inclusion of Women in Governance (CIWG) to make sure that at least 50% of all his appointees during his second term in office are female.



Gombe State to establish Nigeria's first ever hippopotamus colony under wildlife protection programme

GOMBE State government has announced plans to establish a hippopotamus colony at Dadin Kowa under an ambitious wildlife protection programme aimed at saving the animals from extinction and combating the threat they currently pose to fishermen.



APC's Yahaya Bello launches his campaign for second term as Kogi State governor

KOGI State's Governor Yahaya Bello has officially launched his bid for a second term in response to the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) to hold gubernatorial elections on November 2.



Our senators recent vote against outlawing petroleum cars epitomises our short-sightedness

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Yesterday, a bill sponsored by Senator Ben Bruce-Murray to outlaw petrol and diesel cars by 2035 was rejected by the senate. Typical of us and the way we think, many senators spoke against the bill saying we do not manufacture electric cars and as such, they would not be available to users, so outlawing fuel automobiles would cause untold hardship to users and members of the public


APC youth leaders demand the zoning of all National Assembly leadership positions

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leaders have been warned by the youth section of the party to zone out all the National Assembly leadership positions currently up for grabs to avoid alienating large sections of Nigerians in the future.



Atiku to call IT experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to prove results were altered on Inec's server

FORMER vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is to call IT experts from Microsoft and IBM as witnesses when his case gets heard at the election tribunal as part of his submission to prove that he won Nigeria's last presidential elections but the results were doctored.



Buhari offers condolences to France and prays for French Christians over the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

PRESIDENT M Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron over the recent fire incident that gutted parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.




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