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AFP AGENCY REPORT Business

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it had shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a “coordinated” attempt to sway public opinion on political issues ahead of November midterm elections, but cannot identify the source. It said the “bad actor” accounts on the world’s biggest social network and its photo-sharing Read more

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National Politics

Saraki reveals why he dumped APC for PDP [Full Text of Speech]

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday revealed reasons why he dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki in his speech why announcing his defection said it was not a decision he had made lightly. He, however, said while he takes full responsibility for this decision, he will Read more

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NAN National

INEC officials arraigned, remanded in prison for money laundering

Three members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been remanded in prison custody for alleged money laundering, NAN reports. They were remanded by the Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Justice Muslim Hassan. The INEC officials are Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba, and Ogunmodede Oladayo, who were brought before Read more

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National

US says killings in Nigeria not acceptable, calls for prosecution of perpetrators

The United States Government has said the killings of innocent citizens in Nigeria is simply not acceptable and asked the Federal Government to step up efforts to stop the bloodshed and punish perpetrators. The Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy, Mr. David Young, said this on Monday while addressing a peace and security conference in Read more

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Africa AGENCY REPORT

Zimbabwe Presidential Election: Chamisa claims ‘resounding’ win

Zimbabwe’s opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa claimed to be “winning resoundingly” in his bid to unseat incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Chamisa made the claim in an early morning tweet Tuesday as official results of the election held Monday were being awaited. “We now have results from the majority of the over 10,000 polling stations. We’ve Read more

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National Politics

Atiku set to rescue Nigeria from incompetence, shortcomings of Buhari’s Govt. – Segun Showunmi

The spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation (AACO), Segun Showunmi has said former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar is poised to rescue Nigeria from the incompetence and shortcomings of the present administration which has added socioeconomic and political backwardness to the country’s numerous challenges. In an interview with Read more

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Brands Business

Sokoto Cement announces a record N3.3Bn profit after tax

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) has recorded gross profit of N3, 223,853‎, 347 after tax and N7, 605, 209, 592 before tax in the 2017 financial year despite numerous challenges. Executive Chairman/CEO of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu who made this known on Thursday in Sokoto State at the company’s 39th annual general meeting identified shortage Read more