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An eye witness report on Hajj stampede

Leave a comment Chuks Udo Okonta This report was written on the Facebook page of a Nigerian currently attending the Hajj in Saudi where about 717 muslim faithfuls were killed yesterday in a stampede. A few steps to d gate, noticed the Saudi police trying to close d gate. Doubled […]

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Olu Falae freed

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, has been rescued from his captors four days after he was kidnapped at his farm in Akure. Premium Times reported that the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed his release on Thursday, however declined to […]

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Hoodlums attack Saraki, disrupt Eid el-Kabir prayers in Ilorin

Hoodlums who disguised as worshippers on Thursday disrupted the Eid el-kabir prayers in Ilorin and attacked Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki, with stones and sachet water, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The situation also prevented the Chief Imam from delivering his annual sermon just as the emir also abandoned […]

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Death toll rises to 717 in Saudi Hajj stampede

At least 717 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said, as the death toll continued to rise. The directorate said at least 863 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday’s stampede, which took place in Mina, on the outskirts of […]

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Buhari approves N70m for Independence celebrations

Worried by the dwindling revenues of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari approved only N70million for this year’s Independence celebrations. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of […]

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Saraki succumbs, says I am not guilty

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has compelled the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, to mount the dock to answer to corruption charges preferred against him by the federal government. The Vanguard reported that Saraki who initially refused to enter inside the accused box to enter his plea to the […]

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Saraki refuses to be docked

  The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja,commenced on a dramatic note this morning, with the accused person, refusing to mount the dock. Vanguard reported that the trial tribunal, headed by Justice Danladi Umar, called up Saraki’s case […]