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Northern leader and national chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Balarabe Musa, has told Nigerians to protest against President Buhari’s administration.

A detained loyalist of former governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, Mr. Jonah Okah, who was recently arrested and arraigned for alleged defamation, has accused Governor Seriake Dickson of being behind his ordeal. Okah made the allegation in Yenagoa on Monday.

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied report that he has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019. Vanguard reports that the former president was reacting to the claim made by Alex Nwokedi, his former chief press secretary that Obasanjo had warned Buhari not to contest in the 2019 presidential election.

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said that he would go for a second tenure as governor of the state come 2019.
Umahi made the disclosure in Abakaliki at the weekend while addressing the people of Izzi Land during the 2016 Ojiji Izzi new yam festival.

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for genuine spirituality among Nigerians. Speaking at the Vatican City on Sunday after the canonization of Mother Theresa, Obi said that the life of St Theresa of Calcutta was an illumination of service to God through serving His people.

Senator Shehu Sani has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that the promised change may come late and cause the death of Nigerians before its arrival.
Buhari was elected on the expectation that he will bring change but he has received a lot of criticisms as the country receded into recession.

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Dow Jumps 200, Oil Gains On Iran Comments . S&P Dips Out Of Correction CNBC

U.S. stocks traded higher Wednesday, February 17, 2016, trying for a three-day win streak, helped by a rise in oil prices and some encouraging economic data, ahead of the afternoon release of the Fed meeting minutes.

Boko Haram: Why Kidnapped Girls Get Cold Reception In Nigerian

It was the hashtag that turned the spotlight on the crisis of Nigerian girls and women being abducted by Boko Haram: #BringBackOurGirls.

Grammys: Benin's Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Album

 

Benin's Angelique Kidjo has won the best world music album of the year at this year's Grammys in Los Angeles.

The New York-based singer won the award for her Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg collaboration, Sings.

Grammys: Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year

 

Taylor Swift's 1989 has won the coveted album of the year award at this year's Grammys in Los Angeles.

The singer - who is the first woman to win the award twice - also won best pop vocal album and best music video for her track Bad Blood.

Four Oil Producing Nations To Freeze Output

Oil ministers from three Opec countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela, as well as Russia, agreed to freeze oil output at January levels, as long as others follow suit.

The announcement came after the four ministers met in Doha on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

How Obasanjo, El-Rufai Awarded Abuja Rail Project Without Design Estimate, Says Chinese Firm

A construction firm handling the Abuja Rail project, Chinese Civil Engineering And Construction Company (CCECC), on Monday, February 15, 2016, told the Senate committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that former President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded the contract in 2007 without an engineeri

Naira Exchanges For N347/$

 

The naira on Monday, February 15, 2016, depreciated in value to a record low of N347/$ at the parallel market following increased demand, which outstrips supply of foreign exchange (FX), according to THEWILL.

Brazil Court Freezes Neymar Assets

Brazilian authorities have blocked assets of Barcelona star, Neymar, including a yacht, a jet and several properties worth almost $50 million.

Boko Haram: Stop Lying Over Arms’ Purchase, Group Cautions Lai Muhammed

 

A human rights organization in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has cautioned the Minister of Information

and Culture, Mr. Lai Muhammed, to stop lying to the people of the country over weapons purchased for Nigeria Military

David Mark Cries Out Over Threat To Life

The former Senate President, David Mark, on Monday petitioned the Inspector – General of Police, Solomon Arase, alleging that some gladiators in the forthcoming rerun election in the Benue South Senatorial District, were planning to assassinate him.

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