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Coalition for Nigeria:‎ Obasanjo’s full statement during registration [The Full Text]

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday registered with newly formed Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM. He registered in Ogun state at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta. Obasanjo said the coalition was on course to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Read more


Shannon No. 3 US diplomat quits

Agency Report Tom Shannon, the U.S. State Department’s third-ranking official said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit in the Donald Trump era. Shannon, who serves as undersecretary of state for political affairs, is the most senior career diplomat at the State Department and has been a fixture among Read more

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Obasanjo registers with Coalition for Nigeria, says movement set to defeat APC, PDP in 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday in Abeokuta registered with Coalition for Nigeria (CN) In a well-attended exercise at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, the former president said the coalition is on course to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 nationwide. “This Read more

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Buhari picks new CBN deputy governor as Abba Kyari’s behind the door scheme for candidate fails–saharareporters

In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the CBN. But a fresh report emanating reveals alleged desperate moves made by the Chief of Staff to Read more


Togo healthcare workers join strike as protests mount

AFP… Togo’s government was facing fresh turbulence on Wednesday as healthcare workers went on strike, joining thousands of demonstrators holding opposition protests on the streets. The two-day nationwide strike was called by the National Union of Hospital Practitioners of Togo (SYNPHOT) who are demanding better equipment and more nursing staff. “The strike is well-followed throughout Read more

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Money Laundering: Fani-Kayode’s ‘heart related’ ailment stalls trial

The courtroom at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court broke into a suppressed laughter on Wednesday when Norris Quakers, the lawyer to former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, told the judge that his client’s complaint of a heart-related ailment should be taken seriously due to recent cases of heart-related deaths. “It is not a Read more

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Reps set to probe Police IG over Peace Corps

Agency Report Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (Coalition-JE), has written a petitioned to the House of Representatives against the IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The group petitioned the House over what it described as “total disregard of court judgments” by the Inspector-General of Police. Hon. Rita Orji, member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal Read more


Aubameyang joins Arsenal for record fee

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for a record fee for the Gunners, a reported £56 million ($79.2 million, 63.7 million euros), from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, both clubs confirmed Wednesday. The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Dortmund since joining in 2013, signed a long-term contract with the storied London club. His Read more


Coalition Movement Launched, Not Political Party

Obasanjo’s touted Coalition Movement has been launched just about a week after the former president wrote a scathing letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The movement was launched at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, the federal capital territory. On Tuesday, January 23, Obasanjo unveiled a lengthy and critical public statement which suggested the formation Read more