2019 is the Atiku year – Atikunation

Fateema Muhammed, director-general of Atikunation Independent Campaign Group (ICG), says 2019 is the “Atiku year”. In an interview with Global Excellence, Muhammed said the group aims to introduce the “real Alhaji Abubakar to Nigerians” and to “campaign and mobilize the electorate to vote for him”. According to her, Abubakar is the right candidate to take Nigeria and Nigerians to the promise land. Asked if the group had his support, she said: “I will only ask you to watch as events unfold. Very soon you will have answers to this question…

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We warned Nigerians that Libya is deadly, says @abikedabiri

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says Nigerians were warned against going to “deadly and dangerous” Libya. Dabiri-Erewa said this in reaction to the report of ongoing auctions of African nationals in the North African country. Speaking on Channels TV programme, Politics Today, on Thursday, she said: “NEMA, my office, IOM told Nigerians that avoid Libya, it is deadly, it is dangerous, don’t go there. “Also on the news, you have cases of Nigerians being brought back from Libya on a regular basis….

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The Incredible Burkina Faso Album Nominated for Two Grammy Awards 

The nominees for the 60th Annual Grammy have been announced  Despite the Grammys still having no love for afrobeats , there’s one gem of an album that got two nominations for 2018: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta . Bobo Yéyé is a compilation that rounds up several spell-binding tracks from 1970s Burkina Faso. Before Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso was The Republic of Upper Volta. During a period of cultural revolution in the ’60s and ’70s, the nation witnessed an explosion of new bands and sounds across its large…

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Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night 

Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night (Cupertino time). iOS 11.2 brings Apple Pay Cash, but the feature is not live yet. The company still needs to flip a switch on its servers to enable it. Today’s update also enables support for faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging . If you have an iPhone 8 or an iPhone X as well as a wireless charger that supports 7.5W or more, your phone will now charge more quickly as Apple first limited wireless charging to 5W. Some users…

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Over 300,000 living with HIV in Benue – AHF

More than 300,000 people are said to be living positively with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with about 140,000 HIV patients undergoing treatment in Benue State. Acting Country Programme Manager of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Dr. Greg Abiaziem, who gave the figure, on Friday, in a chat with newsmen, in Makurdi, on the occasion of the World AIDS day celebration, also put the prevalence rate of the virus in the state at 15.4 percent. While describing the development as unacceptable, Abuaziem said it was consequent upon that that his organisation…

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15 killed, 53 injured in suicide attacks on Borno market

Fifteen persons were on Saturday killed and 53 others injured in a twin suicide bomb attacks on Biu market. Biu is the biggest town in the South of Borno State, and this is one of the worst attack on the town by suspected members of Boko Haram. According to a statement by the spokesman of the Borno Police Command, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, two female suicide attackers strapped with explosive devices launched the attack on the main market in the town, the third largest in Borno State,…

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Mr. President Welcome To Kano, Your Political Stronghold: By Salihu Tanko Yakasai (@dawisu) 

By Salihu Tanko Yakasai The long-awaited official visit of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to his most solid political base in the whole country, i.e. Kano State will become a reality anytime from now. It is expected that Mr. President will embark on a 3-day official visit to the most populous State in the federation during which he will commission some landmark projects executed by the administration of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR,…

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 Fellow Nigerians Who Abducted and Sold Us Into Slavery in Libya – Returnees

Nigerians based in Libya are involved in the slave business of buying and selling fellow Nigerian and African migrants, a report by Punch has revealed. This emerged as more Nigerians are repatriated by the International Organisation for Migration with the backing of the European Union in an ongoing exercise that has seen 1,295 retrieved from Libya in November alone. Since the beginning of 2017, IOM-facilitated repatriation has brought back 5,578 Nigerian migrants, who were trapped in and outside prisons across Libya. On Thursday night, 150 migrants from mostly Edo and…

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Over 400,000 Nigerians, others still stranded in Libya– AU Commission

Head, African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has said that over 400,000 Nigerians and other illegal immigrants remain stranded in Libya. Hundreds of thousands more — “400,000 to 700,000,” according to Mahamat— remain stranded. European and African leaders have set themselves a tall order to stamp out horrific abuse of African migrants, some of them are Nigerians in Libya, where thousands are sufferin in a vast, lawless territory. On Thursday, a summit of the African Union and the European Union set a goal of immediately repatriating 3,800 migrants languishing in…

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Pendulum: One On One Session With Atiku Abubakar by @DeleMomodu  

Fellow Nigerians, I’ve always wondered what drives or propels the man, former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. For real, I have never seen a man so fastidious about his dream and so obstinate about achieving a lifelong ambition to be the number one Nigerian Citizen. I’ve followed his trajectory with keen interest since 1993 when he took on both Chief Moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe, in an epic Presidential primary, that Chief Abiola ultimately won. His formidability we were told was a result of the influence of…

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