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‘I know you can end Boko Haram without foreign support’ –...

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says he is confident that troops in the north-east will end Boko Haram insurgency soon. In a statement issued by Sagir Musa, army spokesman, on Friday, Buratai also reminded the troops that they have done it before, and that “they will do it again...

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Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll

Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested,...

Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, says fathers who send out their children to beg for alms should be arrested. Sanusi spoke on Thursday at a conference Future Assured Initiative, the non-governmental organisation of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, organised in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) The emir...



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Gov. Sanwo-Olu and others sign the N100bn bond

Lagos raises N100bn bond to finance infrastructure

Lagos State Government has opened a new chapter in its stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, signed documents for the issuance of N100.33 billion bond, which the State raised from capital market to fund infrastructure and pressing capital projects. At a signing ceremony...



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Diogo Jota has now scored six goals in his last two Europa League games

Jota hat-trick helps Wolves thrash Espanyol

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo accepts the club's fans may start to dream of Europa League glory after his team took a huge step towards reaching the last 16 by thrashing Espanyol. Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick for the second consecutive game in the competition and Ruben Neves hit a...
Alexandre Lacazette fired in his eighth goal of the season

Team mates’ support key to ending Lacazette goal drought – Arteta

Alexandre Lacazette needed his team-mates' support to bounce back from his goal drought, said Mikel Arteta as the striker grabbed the winner in Arsenal's Europa League win away to Olympiakos. He went nine games without a goal before scoring against Newcastle on Sunday, and on Thursday gave Arsenal the upper...





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Okada Restriction: Sanwo-Olu’s action in the best interest of Lagos, by...

"If you care about the security of Lagos State, support your Governor on the restriction of Okada and Keke." This was the submission of the former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola at a recent interaction with newsmen in Lagos. I have followed news...
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Nigeria’s mounting insecurity and the community policing conundrum By Alex Okumo

The national security challenge is getting worse. The situation is so bad that Nigerians could be said to be literally living precariously sandwiched between dreaded terrorists, merciless bandits, cruel kidnappers, and ruthless ritual killers. It is as if Nigerians are under a siege by these forces such that wherever...