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Just In: Court nullifies additional four new Emirates created in Kano

A Kano State High Court, on Thursday, nullified the appointment and creation of four additional Emirates in Kano State. The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled that due process was not followed in the creation of the Emirates. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had in May 2019, assented the bill seeking the establishment of four Read more

Tokyo 2020: Organisers unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday unveiled the $523 million venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming that will seat 15,000 fans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. Construction is 90 percent complete at the four-storey Aquatics Centre and is due to be finished on schedule by the end of February, officials said. “We Read more

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GTI Report: Herders killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram

Attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, compared to the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism, globally. Afghanistan, Read more

Sowore planned to topple Buhari with #RevolutionNow – DSS/newsheadline247/NAN

Sowore, Agba Jalingo are prisoners of conscience, Amnesty declares

Amnesty International in Nigeria has said the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and Agba Jalingo is a matter of shame for the country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Seun Bakare, the organisation’s programmes manager, said Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Olawale Bakare, an activist, and Jalingo are prisoners of conscience for criticising the Read more

newsheadline247/Lagos Gridlock: Govt apologises to residents, says it’s momentary
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Lagos Gridlock: Govt apologises to residents, says it’s momentary

The Government of Lagos State has appealed to residents, commuters and motorists to bear with it over serious traffic currently being experienced in several parts of the state. Giving details and reasons of the recent tough gridlock in most parts of the metropolis, Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement, Read more

newsheadline247/Coca-Cola CEO, James Quincey in Africa, Defines Region as Company’s Future Growth Driver
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Coca-Cola CEO, James Quincey in Africa, Defines Region as Company’s Future Growth Driver

LAGOS, Nigeria, November 20, 2019/ — The Global CEO and Chairman of The Coca-Cola Company (, James Quincey culminated a tour of Africa last week. Accompanied by his extended leadership team, the visit was a testament of Coca-Cola’s commitment to Africa and its interest in the vast opportunity that the continent presents in driving the Read more

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PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The senators, led by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, announced the rejection at a news conference in Abuja. INEC had declared the candidates of the Read more

newsheadline247/Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 62 – ‘Your of patriotism will continue to inspire generations’
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Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 62 – ‘Your legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who clocked 62 on November 20, 2019, as a leader whose legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations.  Buhari in a congratulatory message signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, extolled Jonathan for his good counsel to leaders in Nigeria and around the world Read more