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Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:53

My Government is not after anyone –Buhari

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President Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence broadcast on today assured Nigerians that his government was not persecuting anybody but said all must be ready to account for their deeds.

Victims of the multiple blasts blamed on Boko Haram, lie on mattresses at the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, on September 21, 2015. Boko Haram carried out its deadliest attacks on the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, killing scores in a series of coordinated bomb blasts. Locals in Maiduguri said at least 85 people were killed in a series of bombings blamed on Boko Haram, disputing a lower figure of 54 given by police. AFP PHOTOBoko Haram carried out its deadliest attacks on the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, killing scores in a series of coordinated bomb blasts.

Maskandi musician Zanefa Ngidi. Picture: iolJohannesburg - Maskandi artist, Zanefa Ngidi, could find himself in trouble after he was apparently taken to the Human Rights Comission over his controversial lyrics.

Zanefa's latest single has people hot under the colalr, especially since the title, Abahambe Osbari, translates to "Foreigners must go."

Muhammadu BuhariNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is considering closing some embassies abroad, his office said on Tuesday, as public finances have been hit hard by a slump in vital oil revenues.

A committee will review all Nigerian embassies to determine those that are essential, the presidency said in a statement.

Biafran Independence supportersThere is evidence that pro-Biafran separatists in Nigeria are targeted by police, Amnesty International told IBTimes UK, one day after dozens of people belonging to groups advocating for a separate state were arrested.

Pope FrancisPope Francis announced radical changes for the Roman Catholic Church Tuesday in the complicated and costly process of annulling or dissolving marriages.

The pope gave bishops around the world authority to judge many annulment requests quickly, by themselves,

South African Special Force in a training sessionJohannesburg (AFP) - The United States embassy in South Africa on Tuesday issued a rare "terrorist threat" warning to US interests in the country, and advised its citizens to be on heightened alert against attack.

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The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina says Nigeria is an African economic powerhouse that has a critical role to play in the growth of the continent's economy.

Oba Okunade Sijuwade A revered monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, has been buried after thousands attended his funeral. Traditional rites to honour Oba Okunade Sijuwade - a king of the Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria was committed to mother earth on Friday the 14th of August at the city of Ife.

A Nigerian train coach named after former president, Goodluck JonathanPresident Muhammed Buhari yesterday demanded an explanation from the ministry of finance on the over $1billion foreign loans obtained by the immediate past administration for rail projects but diverted to other purposes.

Specifically, he frowned at the diversion of a substantial part of the loan of $1.005 billion from the Chinese Exim Bank, which was obtained for the construction of a standard gauge rail line linking Lagos to Kano.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, U.S. congresswomen, Frederica Wilson , left, Sheila Jackson Lee, right, speak during a press conference at the U.S embassy in Abuja Nigeria. Wilson and Jackson Lee said Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign must hold every single newly elected official responsible for the freedom of scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than 15 months ago. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)Minneapolis, United States — A MEMBER of the United States House of Representatives, Hon. Frederica Wilson (D, Florida) has said that Nigerians and indeed the mass media, should henceforth, put more pressure on their overpaid elected representatives at the national and state assemblies to find the missing 219 Chibok girls and end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu appointed by President Buhari as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu appointed by President Buhari as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
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