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DSS Speaks On Arrest Of Yahaya Bello’s Aide

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday said it did not arrest Edward Onoja, an aide to Kogi StateGovernor Yahaya Bello. News reports that the DSS said reports that Onoja was picked up by the agency over a planned attack on a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Jibrin …

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Abacha Loot: What We’re Doing About Fresh $300m – FG

The Federal Government has said it is negotiating with the US and the Island of Jersey for the return of another $300m from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. We understands that the Special Assistant to the President on Justice Sector Reform and National Coordinator for Open Government Partnership, …

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Kwara: Governor’s Aide Speaks On Workers’ Sack

Kwara State Government has denied rumours of workers’ sack being peddled around,  reports. A statement signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Agboola Olarewaju on Thursday in Ilorin, says it is not true that Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaqsacked workers engaged by the previous administration. The statement titled: “10 facts about …

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U.S, China Trade War, Threats To Global Growth- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday warned that the ongoing trade war between the United States (U.S.) and China over tariff hike could slash global economic output by 0.5 per cent next year, reports. The warning is coming ahead of the meeting of global finance leaders in Japan this weekend. …

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N-Power Speaks On May StipendsN-Power

N-Power beneficiaries. Image: Powerhopes.com A scheme of the Federal Government‘s social investment programmes, N-Power, has assured beneficiaries that stipends for the month of May “will come”, reports. The Twitter handle of the programme was responding to a query from a disgruntled beneficiary, who is worried about the non-payment. N-Power@npower_ng Dear Shamsu, Your …

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Ethiopia to host 70th FIFA Congress

Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia will host the 70th Congress of FIFA in May 2020. The decision about the venue was part of the highlights of the 69th FIFA Congress in Paris, which witnessed the re-election, by popular acclamation, of Gianni Infantino as the President of FIFA until 2023. The …

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Group kicks against electing Speaker with alleged criminal past

A socio-cultural group, the North Central Inter-religious Inter-tribal Political Forum for Peace, Development and United Nigeria, has called on the members-elect not to elect any member with alleged criminal records as the Speaker. At a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Hon. Aaron Ohimini, said information available …

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Makinde orders ex-officials to return Oyo Govt assets

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has ordered all former political office holders to return government vehicles and other assets in their custody with immediate effect. This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan …

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Thomas Wyatt emerges best performing stock in May

Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc emerged the best performing stock in percentage terms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in May despite not paying dividend for years. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Thomas Wyatt led nine other companies to emerge the best performing stock in percentage terms during …

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Anthony Joshua denies panic attack rumors

Anthony Joshua has denied claims he suffered a panic attack ahead of his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr. in New York on Saturday. In a video posted on the heavyweight boxer’s YouTube channel, Joshua also denied that he had experienced food poisoning, instead accepting responsibility himself for the loss. …

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Lagos residents to call hotlines for potholes, road repairs

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state would soon release hotlines for residents to call and report their road problems to the government. He restated his commitment to collaborate with the people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes. A …

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F-SARS brutalises, threatens to kill journalist in Rivers

About six officers of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) who brutalised and almost killed a journalist, Kofi Bartels in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, are to appear before the Commissioner of Police (CP), Usman Belel, today. Bartels, an employee of Nigeria Info in Port Harcourt, said he survived the brutality of …

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FG To Induct Kudirat Abiola, Adadevoh, Others Into Hall Of Fame

Late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh The Federal Government has promised to induct some Nigerian great women like Kudirat Abiola, Stella Adadevoh, and other great women into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame. it was gathered that the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs through the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) had listed 23 women who …

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Germany Invests €2m In Nigeria’s Rice Production

The German Government in conjunction with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested  €2m in Nigeria’s rice production,  News reports. The investment is the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in the country, which would be implemented in Kebbi, Kaduna and Jigawa states. Addressing the press, the Programme Director of …

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How Stock Fish Importers Beat Customs – FG

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said most importers of stockfish go through land borders to beat officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). BTLS  understands that a former director of fisheries in the ministry Abiodun Cheke revealed this recently at the fish conference in Lofoten Norway. According to …

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Emefiele Begins Second Tenure As Central Bank Governor

Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday began his second tenure, following the confirmation of his re-appointment by the Senate on May 16. According to a statement by the Director Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, Emefiele was sworn in by the Bank’s Secretary and …

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Senate Leadership: Group endorses Lawan, Orji Kalu

The Igbo Youth Intelligential (IYI), the umbrella group of enterprising youths of Igbo extraction at home and in the Diaspora, has endorsed the candidature of Dr Ahmed Lawan and Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, for the posts of President of Senate and Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly respectively. …

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PDP to APC: Face your woes, don’t drag us into your crisis

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday told the All Progressives Congress, APC, to face its alleged self-inflicted woes instead of seeking a face-saving measure by dragging the party’s name into its internal wrangling.   It also explained that the alleged wrangling borders on incompetence, recklessness and treasury looting …

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Buhari will fulfil promises to Nigerians, IBB assures

  A former Nigerian military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), has expressed confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the lingering security challenges bedevilling the country.   Speaking with journalists at his hilltop residence on Tuesday in Minna, the former leader said Buhari has the capacity …

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Drug Abuse : 14.4m Nigerians currently on drugs

The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, NAPHARM, has raised concern over what it described as ‘staggering and unsavoury ‘statistics of Nigerians abusing drugs, saying, “if the menace of drug abuse are not checked, it will impair all efforts to put the nation on a higher political and economic pedestal.” Speaking ahead …

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Rihanna named the richest female musician in the world

At just 31, Rihanna has officially been named the world’s richest female musician by Forbes. A new Forbes report published on Tuesday estimated the singer’s massive assets to be worth about $600 million, thereby placing her ahead of fellow music superstars as Madonna ($570 million), Celine Dion ($450 million) and …

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Peter Crouch & wife Abbey Clancy announce the birth of their 4th child as footballer jokes he’s named the child after Liverpool’s Divock Origi

Congratulations are in order for ex-England/Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch and his wife, catwalk model Abbey Clancy. They have announced the arrival of their fourth child, a baby boy. Taking to his Twitter page on Tuesday, the Burnley striker shared the first picture of his newborn son, and joked about naming him after a …

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What Abacha’s N80 billion loot could do for Nigeria

Another $267m of Nigerian fund  looted by General Sani Abacha has been recovered in Jersey, according to a news story from Britain that went viral on Tuesday. An estimated $2.5billion was stolen by the thieving General during his almost five year reign. According to reports, the money was seized from …

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UNIZIK Gets New VC

Erstwhile Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, has formally handed over to his successor, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone. Ahaneku, who handed over the symbolic key of the university, seal, VC academic gown, university law and emblem to the new VC, noted that the ceremony is the first …

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China warns students going to US

The Chinese Ministry of Education has warned students to be careful if studying in the United States — the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries. In its first “study aboard alert” of the year, issued on Monday, the ministry said students and academics must “prepare accordingly” if they wanted …

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Yobe: Gov. Buni appoints Chief of Staff

The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved the appointment of Abdullahi Yusuf Gashua as his new Chief of Staff. The appointment is contained in a press statement issued Tuesday by Press Secretary to Acting Secretary to the State Government, Abdullahi Shuaibu. “His Excellency the executive governor of Yobe …

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Police confirm arrest of 50 cultists in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of over 50 suspected cult members who allegedly terrorising the state. Investigation revealed that the arrest followed the rise in cult-related activities that is ravaging the state, especially in Ohaozara, Ohaukwu, Ezza south, Ezza north and Afikpo North local government …

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Sea Pirates on rampage on Port Harcourt waterways in Rivers

Suspected sea pirates on Monday attacked seafarers travelling on Port Harcourt-Bille waterways in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, injuring scores of passengers and robbing them of money, goods worth millions of naira, including the hijacking of their Commercial boats. A Bille Community leader, Adokiye Bibi, who confirmed the …

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Final year OAU student killed by a trailer

A final year Accounting student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has died after being hit by a trailer, following a brake failure. According to reports, Ebenezer Chiwendu Linda aka Wendy, was hit at the busy Mayfair bus stop, on Monday evening. The student, who was at …

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Senegal send Flying Eagles out of World Cup

Nigeria’s  Flying Eagles are out of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, after losing 2-1 to Senegal in the Round of Sixteen. Aniekeme Okon put Nigeria on the score sheet in the second half as Senegal’s Amadou Sagna and Ibrahima Niane got the goals for the Junior Teranga Lions. …

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EFCC arraigns two suspects for allegedly duping UI lecturer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, arraigned two persons for allegedly defrauding one Akinbuluma Mobolade Dele, a lecturer and doctoral student in the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan. The suspects; Augustine Ekeson and Obinna Ureahl were brought before Justice …

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NBC Threatens To Shut Down Ait’s Kakaaki

The National Broadcasting Corporation, has threatened to shutdown AIT’s Kakaaki which according to them has passed off some treasonable rhetoric.According to NBC, AIT’s Kakaaki which they threatened to shut down lacks editorial responsibility in using content from social media. The threat has however been interpreted as a move against free …

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Police Seal Off Oando Head Office

Men of the Nigeria Police, on Monday, sealed off the head office of Oando Plc. Although no reason has been advanced by the police for its action, this is coming on the heels of the sacking of the management and board of the company by the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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MFM suspends pastor who raped ,impregnated 16 year old girl

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries on Monday slammed an indefinite suspension on the ‘Pastor’ of its branch in Life Camp area of Abuja, David Onyekachukwu, over an indecent relationship with a 16-year-old girl. The church, however, said Onyekachukwu is “not an ordained Pastor” and has been arrested by the police,Punch …

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SARS Panel Recommends Dismissal Of 37 Police Officers

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, Anthony Ojukwu, says the panel has recommended the dismissal of 37 police officers from the Force. Ojukwu made this known in a statement on Monday after presenting the report of the panel to President Muhammadu  Buhari on Monday …

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UTME 2019 Results Reflect True Academic Picture Of JAMB Candidates – Top Educationist

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede/Twitter A top educationist and one-time Federal House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Yemi Yaqub Olaajehas lauded Prof. Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede-led Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for ‘manning the gate well’ following its conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019. Hon. Olaaje (APC Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal constituency) was …

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