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APC confident of winning Kwara next year after emerging victorious in yesterday's bye-election

NIGERIA'S ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that its victory in yesterday's bye-election in Kwara State is a sign that it will wrestle the state from senate president Senator Bukola Saraki in next year's elections.



Rivers State's APC governorship candidate Tonye Cole survives what is considered assassination attempt

RIVERS State's All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate Tonye Cole has narrowly escaped assassination at Bakana-Kalabari while he and his campaign team were on a ward visit after a team of gunmen opened fire on them.



US intelligence warns that Boko Haram and other Isis affiliates will soon be able to launch drone attacks

AMERICAN intelligence experts have warned that Boko Haram might soon be able to launch drone attacks as it and other Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) affiliates have reached a threatening stage in their use of modified variants.



Aregbesola said he did not earn one kobo as salary during the eight years in which he was governor

OSUN State governor Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that he did not earn a kobo in salary during the eight years which he governed the state and he does not have bank accounts where money was kept in any part of the world.



Nigeria qualifies for 2019 Nations Cup following Eagles draw away in South Africa

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles have qualified for the 2019 African Nations Cup after securing a point in a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg yesterday that guarantees the team will be one of the two qualifiers from the group.



Osun, Kogi and Nasarawa judged to be the three dirtiest states in Nigeria as FCT, Akwa Ibom and Cross River are adjudged clean

NIGERIA'S Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the two far southern eastern states of Cross River and Akwa Ibom have been adjudged to be the cleanest three regions of the country according to the finding of a recent survey published by Clean-Up Nigeria.



Government successfully raises $9.5bn through the sale of bonds to fund the 2018 budget

GOVERNMENT ministers have successfully raised $9.5bn from the sale of bonds as part of a desperate attempt to raise the necessary finance to fund the 2018 budget which had faced the risk of not being met due to falling oil revenue.



Shehu Sani joins labour unions in condemning governors for failing to commit to new minimum wage

KADUNA Central Senatorial District lawmaker Senator Shehu Sani has criticised Nigeria's state governors over their inability to pay N30,000 ($62) as a new minimum wage as agreed between the federal government and organised labour unions.



Mimiko reveals that he bowed out of presidential battle because it is two-horse race between Buhari and Atiku

FORMER Ondo State governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko has revealed that he dropped his presidential ambition and decided to run for senate because the race for Aso Rock is a straight fight between President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.




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