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Fact check: More than 80% of Nigerians lack safe drinking water

No less than 90.8 per cent of Nigerians lack safe drinking water, reports say. Reacting to a recent claim by a writer that over 80 per cent of Nigerians lack water that is suitable for drinking, an independent fact-checking organisation, Africa Check, notes t
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Fact check: More than 80% of Nigerians lack safe drinking water

No less than 90.8 per cent of Nigerians lack safe drinking water, reports say. Reacting to a recent claim by a writer that over 80 per cent of Nigerians lack water that is suitable for drinking, an independent fact-checking organisation, Africa Check, notes that a large survey of households published in 2017 found that 90.8 […]

Man gets three-year jail for selling cat meat to unsuspecting buyers

A man, James Kimani, was on Monday sentenced to three years in jail after he was found skinning a cat in Nakuru town, Kenya, on Sunday. Nakuru Chief Magistrate, Bernard Mararo, convicted Kimani after he pleaded guilty to charges of slaughtering and selling c
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Man gets three-year jail for selling cat meat to unsuspecting buyers

A man, James Kimani, was on Monday sentenced to three years in jail after he was found skinning a cat in Nakuru town, Kenya, on Sunday. Nakuru Chief Magistrate, Bernard Mararo, convicted Kimani after he pleaded guilty to charges of slaughtering and selling cat meat to unsuspecting customers, reports CitizenTV Kenya. Kimani was arraigned on two […]

N450m alleged fraud: Belgore seeks court’s permission to attend daughter’s graduation abroad

Oladimeji Ramon A former governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Mr. Dele Belgore (SAN), who is being tried for an alleged fraud of N450m, has urged the court to permit him to attend the graduation of his daughter in the United Kingdom. In an application by hi
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N450m alleged fraud: Belgore seeks court’s permission to attend daughter’s graduation abroad

Oladimeji Ramon A former governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Mr. Dele Belgore (SAN), who is being tried for an alleged fraud of N450m, has urged the court to permit him to attend the graduation of his daughter in the United Kingdom. In an application by his lawyer, Mr. Ebun Shofunde (SAN) on Monday, Belgore urged […]

Buhari dissolves NABTEB board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Governing Board of National Business and Technical Examination Board. A statement, made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, sai
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Buhari dissolves NABTEB board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Governing Board of National Business and Technical Examination Board. A statement, made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, said the approval was with immediate effect. Echono said the President had also directed the Minister of Education, […]

Prince William meets Syrian refugees at historic site in Jordan

Prince William met with a group of Syrian refugees while visiting Jordan’s archaeological site of Jerash on Monday. Accompanied by Jordan’s Crown Prince al-Hussein bin Abdullah, William took a tour of the Roman site, located around 48 kilometres north of
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Prince William meets Syrian refugees at historic site in Jordan

Prince William met with a group of Syrian refugees while visiting Jordan’s archaeological site of Jerash on Monday. Accompanied by Jordan’s Crown Prince al-Hussein bin Abdullah, William took a tour of the Roman site, located around 48 kilometres north of Amman. He then met with a group of Jordanian and Syrian refugee children who attend […]

PhD scandal: ICPC detains Osun rector, poly shops for replacement

Samson Folarin  The embattled Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Akinola Olaolu, has been arrested and detained at the Ibadan office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. Our correspondent gathered that Olaolu was arrested o
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PhD scandal: ICPC detains Osun rector, poly shops for replacement

Samson Folarin  The embattled Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Akinola Olaolu, has been arrested and detained at the Ibadan office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. Our correspondent gathered that Olaolu was arrested on Friday by the agency for allegedly forging his certificates. PUNCH Metro had reported that there was a crisis […]

We will play Argentina with a tough mentality – Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that the Super Eagles must be on the attack against Argentina in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday and diligently take the chances that come their way against the two –time World Cup winners.“Simply put, we must take even half cha
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We will play Argentina with a tough mentality – Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that the Super Eagles must be on the attack against Argentina in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday and diligently take the chances that come their way against the two –time World Cup winners.“Simply put, we must take even half chances, and be on the offensive as much as possible. Perhaps, a […]

FIFA World Cup and the Super Eagles

Olaboludele Simoyan dear Super Eagles, The 2018 FIFA World Cup has started. Our prayer is that you make us proud and make history happen for Nigeria and Africa this year. Whatever be the outcome, make sure that you show the world the ‘NAIJA SPIRIT’ – th
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FIFA World Cup and the Super Eagles

Olaboludele Simoyan dear Super Eagles, The 2018 FIFA World Cup has started. Our prayer is that you make us proud and make history happen for Nigeria and Africa this year. Whatever be the outcome, make sure that you show the world the ‘NAIJA SPIRIT’ – the indomitable spirit that is also the spirit of the […]

NABTEB suspends registrar, four directors over N49m contracts

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Business and Technical Examinations Board has suspended its registrar, Prof Ifeoma Abanihe, and four directors over their failure to account for N49m contracts awarded by the examination body. The suspension, which followed a
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NABTEB suspends registrar, four directors over N49m contracts

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Business and Technical Examinations Board has suspended its registrar, Prof Ifeoma Abanihe, and four directors over their failure to account for N49m contracts awarded by the examination body. The suspension, which followed an investigative panel report, was contained in a letter signed by the Chairman, NABTEB Governing Board, Prof Leonard […]

Family disrupts Lagos funeral, wants son buried in Edo

Samson Folarin Pandemonium broke out at an event centre at Mayfair Gardens Estate, Lekki, Lagos, venue of the service of song for the late Assistant Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Patrick Imongiere, after his relatives fro
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Family disrupts Lagos funeral, wants son buried in Edo

Samson Folarin Pandemonium broke out at an event centre at Mayfair Gardens Estate, Lekki, Lagos, venue of the service of song for the late Assistant Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Patrick Imongiere, after his relatives from Edo State allegedly disrupted the ceremony and chase away mourners.  PUNCH Metro learnt that policemen from the […]

Who’s saying what at the 2018 World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup: “Professional. Clinical. Bring on Belgium and the knockout rounds.” — England captain Harry Kane on Twitter after his hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Panama took him to the top o
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Who’s saying what at the 2018 World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup: “Professional. Clinical. Bring on Belgium and the knockout rounds.” — England captain Harry Kane on Twitter after his hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Panama took him to the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts. “What a performance today from all the […]

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama to seal qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage on Sunday. While Gareth Southgate’s side will join Belgium in the last 16, Group H is still up for grabs after Colombia eased past Poland an
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Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama to seal qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage on Sunday. While Gareth Southgate’s side will join Belgium in the last 16, Group H is still up for grabs after Colombia eased past Poland and Japan drew with Senegal. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things […]

Inlaks gets ISO certification

Nike Popoola Inlaks Computers Limited has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20000:2011 certification by the Professional Examination Certification Board, a Canadian organisation in audit management systems and processes. The certifications are the world
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Inlaks gets ISO certification

Nike Popoola Inlaks Computers Limited has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20000:2011 certification by the Professional Examination Certification Board, a Canadian organisation in audit management systems and processes. The certifications are the world’s highest accreditations for Quality Management System and Information Technology Service Management. At the presentation ceremony in Lagos, the Director, Infrastructure […]

Waste managers lament crisis in Lagos

FeyisayoPopoola The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria has lamented over the delay in the resolution of the crisis of waste management in Lagos State. The Chairman, AWAM, Oladipo Egbeyemi, said in a statement on Friday that there had been recent stateme
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Waste managers lament crisis in Lagos

FeyisayoPopoola The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria has lamented over the delay in the resolution of the crisis of waste management in Lagos State. The Chairman, AWAM, Oladipo Egbeyemi, said in a statement on Friday that there had been recent statements by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on the Cleaner Lagos […]

Prioritise fire safety systems when renting homes – Expert

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A safety expert, Charles Iyo, says there is a need for prospective renters to ensure proper installation of fire systems in buildings before they rent them. Iyo, who is the Regional Manager, Africa, Eaton, said housing challenges, espec
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Prioritise fire safety systems when renting homes – Expert

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A safety expert, Charles Iyo, says there is a need for prospective renters to ensure proper installation of fire systems in buildings before they rent them. Iyo, who is the Regional Manager, Africa, Eaton, said housing challenges, especially in urban areas of the country due to high migration, had reduced fire safety considerations, as […]

Danish Maersk Line ship rescues 113 migrants in southern Italy

The world’s leading container shipping company Danish Maersk Line on Saturday said one of its vessels rescued 113 migrants off the coast of southern Italy. The container ship called Alexander Maersk changed its course after picking up a distress signal
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Danish Maersk Line ship rescues 113 migrants in southern Italy

The world’s leading container shipping company Danish Maersk Line on Saturday said one of its vessels rescued 113 migrants off the coast of southern Italy. The container ship called Alexander Maersk changed its course after picking up a distress signal early Friday, Mikkel Elbek Linnet, spokesman at Maersk Line, told AFP. He did not specify […]

Godfather syndrome may hinder ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run’ law — Lagos Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins, said “Not-Too-Young-to-Run” law may not be effective if political godfather syndrome continued to exist in the polity. Martins told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on Sat
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Godfather syndrome may hinder ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run’ law — Lagos Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins, said “Not-Too-Young-to-Run” law may not be effective if political godfather syndrome continued to exist in the polity. Martins told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on Saturday that besides the syndrome, there were other factors that could hinder the law from fulfilling […]

Nigeria vs Iceland: Super Eagles’ Ikeme beats cancer

Carl Ikeme, who is the first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles on Saturday revealed that his cancer is in “complete remission.” Ikeme shared the news on his Twitter handle, writing; “After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to s
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Nigeria vs Iceland: Super Eagles’ Ikeme beats cancer

Carl Ikeme, who is the first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles on Saturday revealed that his cancer is in “complete remission.” Ikeme shared the news on his Twitter handle, writing; “After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION.” He added, “I still have hurdles to […]

Bayelsa removes 28,000 ‘ghost’ workers from payroll

The Bayelsa government said the ongoing public service reforms has reduced its workforce from 55,000 to 27,000, thus fishing out and expunging 28,000 ghost workers from its payroll. The Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made thi
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Bayelsa removes 28,000 ‘ghost’ workers from payroll

The Bayelsa government said the ongoing public service reforms has reduced its workforce from 55,000 to 27,000, thus fishing out and expunging 28,000 ghost workers from its payroll. The Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Yenagoa. Iworiso-Markson was reacting to criticism by the Bayelsa chapter […]

OPEC allies including Russia back output hike — Angola

Russia on Saturday joined partner countries in backing an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response to growing global demand, Angolan Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo said. “We have agreed,” Azevedo told reporters after a meeting with OPE
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OPEC allies including Russia back output hike — Angola

Russia on Saturday joined partner countries in backing an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response to growing global demand, Angolan Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo said. “We have agreed,” Azevedo told reporters after a meeting with OPEC ministers and 10 non-OPEC partner countries in Vienna. The green light was widely expected after energy ministers […]

China dog meat festival opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs. The annual Yulin dog meat celebration ope
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China dog meat festival opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs. The annual Yulin dog meat celebration opened without a hitch on Thursday, a day after a South Korean court announced […]

Five activists allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint

Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking were allegedly abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police said on Friday. The women, who work with a non-governmental organisation suppor
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Five activists allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint

Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking were allegedly abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police said on Friday. The women, who work with a non-governmental organisation supported by local Christian missionaries, were staging street plays against human trafficking in Khunti, a predominantly […]

Germany vs Sweden: Joachim Loew expects turnaround in World Cup ‘final’

World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their second group match against Sweden, dubbed an “early final”, with Joachim Loew’s team knowing defeat on Saturday would effectively end their campaign. The pre-tournament talk in
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Germany vs Sweden: Joachim Loew expects turnaround in World Cup ‘final’

World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their second group match against Sweden, dubbed an “early final”, with Joachim Loew’s team knowing defeat on Saturday would effectively end their campaign. The pre-tournament talk in Germany focused on the bid to become the first team for 56 years to retain the World Cup. But […]

FIFA Fan Fest records 2.5m visitors

The 2018 World Cup FIFA Fan Fest, which created new World Cup stadiums to cater for non-ticket-holding fans, have already welcomed 2.5 million visitors. World football governing body FIFA, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee and the Russia 2018 Host Ci
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FIFA Fan Fest records 2.5m visitors

The 2018 World Cup FIFA Fan Fest, which created new World Cup stadiums to cater for non-ticket-holding fans, have already welcomed 2.5 million visitors. World football governing body FIFA, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee and the Russia 2018 Host Cities who announced this on Friday said they were thrilled about this development. The News […]

Brazil vs Costa Rica: Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar’s fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was subje
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Brazil vs Costa Rica: Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar’s fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was subjected to rough treatment in a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, his first competitive appearance […]

American teacher to officiate Nigeria, Iceland match

New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will officiate Nigeria’s Rusia 2018 second Group D match against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd. The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealan
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American teacher to officiate Nigeria, Iceland match

New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will officiate Nigeria’s Rusia 2018 second Group D match against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd. The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealand and Tevita Makasini, a Tongan high school tutor. The News Agency of Nigeria reports […]

Trump to meet the Queen on UK visit —Reports

Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits the UK next month, according to reports. Originally the US president was invited for a full state visit but after an outcry, it was downgraded to a working visit. However, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sk
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Trump to meet the Queen on UK visit —Reports

Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits the UK next month, according to reports. Originally the US president was invited for a full state visit but after an outcry, it was downgraded to a working visit. However, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News that a meeting with the Queen […]

FG to begin repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July. Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, disclo
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FG to begin repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July. Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, disclosed this on Wednesday at the occasion to commemorate the 2018 World Refugees Day in Abuja. She said that the Federal […]

‘Better me than the players’: Southgate England’s first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday. Southgate leapt from the bench in joy as Harry Kane scored an injury-ti
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‘Better me than the players’: Southgate England’s first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday. Southgate leapt from the bench in joy as Harry Kane scored an injury-time winner to get England’s campaign off to a winning start against Tunisia on Monday. READ ALSO: Trump […]

34 Nigerians deported from America

No fewer than 34 Nigerians were, on Wednesday, deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at  2.30 pm. The deporte
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34 Nigerians deported from America

No fewer than 34 Nigerians were, on Wednesday, deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at  2.30 pm. The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Omni Air […]

World Cup: Spain coach Hierro picks Carvajal for Iran match

Coach Fernando Hierro welcomed Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up on Wednesday as 2010 World Cup winners Spain bid to keep pace with Portugal in Group B with victory against Iran. Real Madrid’s Carvajal, who has recovered from a hamstring inju
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World Cup: Spain coach Hierro picks Carvajal for Iran match

Coach Fernando Hierro welcomed Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up on Wednesday as 2010 World Cup winners Spain bid to keep pace with Portugal in Group B with victory against Iran. Real Madrid’s Carvajal, who has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered in the Champions League final win over Liverpool, replaces Nacho at right-back […]

Janet Jackson reveals ‘intense’ battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an “intense” battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism. In an essay in the latest issue of Essence, a magazine geared toward African Amer
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Janet Jackson reveals ‘intense’ battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an “intense” battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism. In an essay in the latest issue of Essence, a magazine geared toward African American women, the 52-year-old pop superstar said that she has found joy after giving birth to […]

Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the sta
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Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the start of two separate school tests, AFP journalists in Algiers […]

You shouldn’t have signed the altered Budget 2018, Nigerians tell Buhari

Nigerians have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not have signed the 2018 budget, which he did amidst claims that the National Assembly “tampered” with the document. Buhari had lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Act, which he signed into law o
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You shouldn’t have signed the altered Budget 2018, Nigerians tell Buhari

Nigerians have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not have signed the 2018 budget, which he did amidst claims that the National Assembly “tampered” with the document. Buhari had lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Act, which he signed into law on Wednesday, would be difficult — if not impossible — to implement because of the […]

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