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APC senators, aspirants reject party’s indirect primaries – Punch Newspapers

John Alechenu, Niyi  Odebode  and Leke Baiyewu Some All Progressives Congress senators and aspirants have opposed the Wednesday decision of the party, which granted the request of the APC governors on the mode of primaries for choosing candidates for the 2019 elections. The APC National Executive Committee, after its meeting …

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Politicians devise new tactics of vote-buying, woo PVC holders on WhatsApp – Punch Newspapers

Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Success Nwogu, Jesusegun Alagbe, Olaleye Aluko and Dayo Ojerinde As 48 governorship candidates from 48 political parties jostle for 1,246,915 votes in the Osun State governorship election holding on Saturday (today), some of the contestants and their political associates have devised new means and tactics to …

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FG stops levy paid by Nigerians with dual citizenship at airports – Punch Newspapers

The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service, to with immediate effect, put an end to the payment of fines by Nigerians holding dual citizenship at the nation’s International Airports. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this in a statement issued by Dr Mohammed Umar, …

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Retirement is a ‘curse’, South-East pensioners lament – Punch Newspapers

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Pensioners in the South-East zone on Friday lamented that retirement from civil service has turned out to be a curse for them, rather than a blessing. The pensioners bemoaned their plight at the South-East Zonal meeting of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, in Enugu. The senior citizens …

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New security strategy will enable US conduct cyberattacks freely –Adviser – Punch Newspapers

The US will be able to conduct and counter cyber attacks more freely under a new cybersecurity strategy signed on Thursday by President Donald Trump, National Security Adviser, John Bolton said. “Our hands are not tied as they were in the Obama administration,” Bolton said while outlining the National Cyber …

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Osinbajo visits Anambra, Delta, sympathises with flood victims – Punch Newspapers

Tony Okafor and Theophilus Onojeghen The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday visited some flood-ravaged areas of Anambra State to sympathise with the affected residents. He assured them that the Federal Government would intervene by supplying them with food and other relief materials. At Umueze Anam, in the Anambra West …

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Rwanda discovers mass graves with 5,400 bodies – Punch Newspapers

Rwandan authorities have discovered the bodies of 5,400 victims of the 1994 genocide, the executive secretary of Genocide Survivors Organisation Ibuka said on Thursday. The executive secretary, Naphtal Ahishakiye, added that the bodies were exhumed from 26 mass graves in the Masaka and Kicukiro districts of the capital, Kigali. “A …

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Divorce-seeking housewife dies during child bearing – Punch Newspapers

An Ibadan Customary Court sitting on Mapo Hill on Thursday struck out a case of infidelity brought againsta woman following her death. The petitioner, Marian Folalu, a housewife, had asked the court to dissolve her 20-years marriage to her husband, Kayode, over the controversy surrounding her fifth pregnancy that she …

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