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Nigerian Army Soldiers are said to have invaded a building housing United Nations (U.N) workers in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital.

According to Reuters, the invasion of the building, previously owned by a former Governor of Borno State is said to have taken place in the early hours of Friday.

Restructuring Nigeria is the only viable option for the country to make progress in its developmental quest, according to some elder statesmen and thought leaders who have continued to drum up support for the idea.

They expressed the unanimous opinion at the 2nd annual lecture of the Akintola Williams Foundation in Lagos.

Two rival groups of protesters have confronted each other on the streets of the Federal Capital Territory over President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued absence front the country.

It took the intervention of the Police to prevent a full-scale clash between the two groups, as the protests enter the fifth day.

Nigeria’s economy may shrink the least in the second quarter following a stock market rally, the highest since October 2014 and positive Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), the data that measures changes in business activities.
The National Bureau of Statistics is expected to release the second quarter GDP growth this August.

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Anambra massacre: It’s animalistic, bizarre, says NLC

.Urges security agencies to fish out perpetrators
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the early morning massacre of worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State by yet to be identified gunmen as animalistic, bizarre, reprehensible and shocking.

Imo people are bitter, hungry, frustrated – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from its expanded caucus meeting yesterday in Owerri, accusing Imo State government of impoverishing the citizenry.

Chelsea owner Abramovich splits from wife

Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and his partner, Dasha Zhukova, have separated, a spokesman for Abramovich confirmed to AFP.

Nigerians ask Buhari to resume or resign

Some youth groups under the ageis of Concerned Nigerians have defied the early morning showers in the Federal Capital Territory to protest the non-disclosure of the president’s health status.

Anambra church attack: Police nab suspects

The Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State.

How Diezani lost $37.5m property

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of a $37.5m property on Banana Island in Lagos, allegedly belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resource, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

Dad smiles as 'monster' who raped, killed his daughter is executed

A dad says that he smiled and was filled with “relief and satisfaction” as the pedophile who raped and killed his three-year-old daughter was “pumped full of bullets.”

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Buhari in London

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Friday, paid a personal visit to the President, Muhammadu Buhari at his residence in London.

Constitution review: Senate to remove Presidential assent, says unnecessary – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that presidential assent was an unnecessary addition to the process of amendment of the Constitution.

On Kaduna declaration we stand, but… —Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday, reiterated its position that the notice to quit it gave Igbo living in the North months ago still stands.
Yarima, leader of the pan-Arewa group, said: “We have not renounced our earlier position on the notice to quit to the Igbo.”

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