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The figures coming from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has contracted by 2.06% in the second quarter of 2016.
According to the report, the decline has caused the Naira to get weaker while lower oil prices dragged the oil sector down.
The output shrunk by 0.36 in the first quarter.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his as threats to the government.

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have apprehended an 18 -year-old boy, Segun Adeyefa, for allegedly selling bar of soap as mobile phones to unsuspecting members of public in traffic.

Barrister Jonah Okah, loyalist of the APC Governorship Candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, was on Wednesday arrested by the police in Bayelsa State.
His arrest is feared to be in connection with his recent posts on FaceBook, criticising the Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson.

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odegie-Oyegun, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead following the defection of members of the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Vanguard reports that Oyegun made this comment when he received more than 3,000 PDP leaders into the APC in Oredo Local Government Area in Edo State.

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Buhari Overstates Boko Haram Losses, Says U.S. Commander

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has exaggerated the military’s success against Boko Haram, say officials in northern Nigeria in response to an American commander’s testimony that the Islamic extremist group still holds territory.

Judge Accuses Nigeria Army, Agency Of Acting Like Dictators

A High Court judge has accused Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the army of behaving as if the country is still under military dictatorship and ordered the immediate release of a colonel detained without charges for nearly three months.

Two Italians Killed In Zimbabwe

An Italian father and son who lived in Zimbabwe were shot dead by wildlife rangers while on an anti-poaching patrol in an apparent case of mistaken identity, officials said Monday, March 14, 2016.

Donald Trump Suffers Two Primary Losses

After canceling a Friday rally in Chicago due to potential violence, Donald Trump lost out on two major primary contests on Saturday, giving a much-needed boost to his competitors, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

NDLEA Arrests Mexicans At Meth Super-Lab

Nigerian drug agency, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, March 14, 2016, arrested four Mexicans who were allegedly helping Nigerians build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine, the NDLEA said Monday.

Mugabe Back In Zimbabwe After Trip Mystery

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, travelled to Singapore after secretly cancelling a trip to India because of an alleged terror threat at Calcutta airport, local news agency, News24, reports.

Economy Out Of Buhari's Control, Says Lai Mohammed

Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has that the Nigerian economy has gone totally out of President Muhammadu Buhari’s control. The minister clarified that this was because Nigeria cannot regulate the price of crude oil or gas.

Usifo Lauds Commissioner Over Sports Development In Edo

By Uzor Odigbo

Former national 400m hurdle champion, Maria Usifo, has commended Edo Sports Commissioner, Priesly Igbe Ediagbonya, over positive achievements in the state.

Okpekpe Road Race: Organiser To Reward North Ibie Athletes

 

The organizer of the 4th Okpekpe 10 kilometer road race, Pamodzi Sports Marketing (PSM), has  planned to reward North Ibie athletes with various prizes. This was gathered at the weekend.

Mourinho Eyes July Return

 

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Sunday that he hopes to be back in work by July and described media speculation about his future as "lies".

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