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Akpabio pulls out of Akwa Ibom senatorial rerun, gives reason

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has pulled out of the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial rerun election. Akpabio confirmed his decision in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. His letter was dated December 2. INEC has not announced the …

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Electricity workers told to call off strike

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has appealed to the National Union of Electricity Employers (NUEE) to call off its strike so as to allow a free negotiation process. The association’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the appeal on Wednesday in Lagos, also called on all the parties involved …

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EFCC arrests vice principal, others over exam malpractice

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested three persons including a Vice Principal for allegedly collecting money from students participating in the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) at Government Day Secondary School,  Ote in Eiye-Nkorin Area of Kwara State. The suspects are, the …

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46 doctors resign from COOUTH in one year

At least 10 consultants and 36 resident doctors have resigned from the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) over poor working condition and management. Chairman of Medical and Dental Consultants (MDCAN) at the hospital, Dr Chukwudi Okani, said the doctors were “frustrated out of the system because of poor management …

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Oyo prosecutes 31 environmental offenders

Oyo State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, on Wednesday, prosecuted no fewer than thirty one persons found culpable of violating environmental laws of the State before a Magistrate court sitting in Ibadan, the state capital. Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola made this declaration after an Environmental …

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Strike: Mass resignation by doctors hits Ojukwu varsity hospital

Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) Awka has revealed that 11 days into the commencement of a planned industrial action, medical Doctors have started resigning from the hospital in droves. The chairman of MDCAN, at the hospital, Dr Chukwudi …

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Reps probe corruption in universities accreditation by NUC

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate allegations of corruption in Universities accreditation exercise done by National Universities Commission (NUC). The House mandated the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to investigate the allegations. The resolution followed a motion moved by Chinadu Onwuaso on Wednesday. Onwuaso said that the …

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Israel’s Netanyahu under pressure to resign

 Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is set to hold a primary, amid the rumblings of an internal power struggle in light of corruption charges facing him. A Likud spokesperson on Wednesday said the heads of the right-wing party have agreed to hold the leadership primary on December 26. …

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Guns were found on Juice Wrld – Police

Police say they found guns and drugs on the private jet that carried rapper Juice Wrld to Chicago before he died on Sunday morning. Law enforcement officials were waiting for the plane when it landed, having received information that banned substances might be onboard. It was during a subsequent search …

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Court stops Ganduje from creating council of chiefs

A Kano State High Court judge, A. T. Badamasi has ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to stop the creation of a Council of Chiefs. According to Daily Trust, Justice Badamosi granted an interim injunction restraining Governor Ganduje from taking away the functions and powers of the applicants under the Kano State …

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NAF launches Operation Rattle Snake in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), through the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has launched “Operation Rattle Snake” against terrorists’ elements in the North East. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, NAN reports. Daramola …

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Mompha Regains Freedom After Perfecting His Bail Condition

Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has regained his freedom after perfecting the bail conditions handed to him by a Lagos High Court. Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation …

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Final Year Law Student Stabbed To Death In PH

A final year Lady student of the Rivers State University has been stabbed to death inside her room at main gate in Port Harcourt.Matilda Itonyo Mark, a student Lawyer, a Dancer, Hairstylist and Writer, was said to have been raped and subsequently stabbed by her assailant(s) in the early hours …

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Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Bassey Marries American Lady

Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate, Bassey recently shared a post on his social media handle which revealed that he had just tied the knot with his US lover, Nadia. The silent move of the former housemate took his fellow former housemates and fans by surprise. Fans, say Debbie Rise’s love …

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Ancelotti sacked as Napoli manager amid Arsenal links

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday, after their 4-0 victory over Genk. The win confirmed the Serie A team’s place in the Champions League knockout stage. “Napoli has decided to revoke the position of first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti. “The relationship of friendship, esteem and …

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EPL: Lampard reveals player Chelsea will buy in January

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has admitted that they will buy a player, that will replace Eden Hazard, when the transfer window opens in January. The Blues saw their transfer ban lifted earlier this week, after a successful appeal at the Court of Arbitration (CAS). Lampard is already looking around for …

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Ancelotti sacked as Napoli manager amid Arsenal links

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday, after their 4-0 victory over Genk. The win confirmed the Serie A team’s place in the Champions League knockout stage. “Napoli has decided to revoke the position of first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti. “The relationship of friendship, esteem and …

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Four arrested for allegedly shooting herdsman in Ogun

Police in Ogun State have arrested four men for allegedly shooting a herdsman in Odeda area of the state. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officers in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Tuesday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspects, Ogunseye Funso, …

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FMC Yenagoa marks 20th anniversary with free medical outreach

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa on Tuesday organised a free medical outreach for the people of Yenaka, its host community, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The programme which was part of the activities to mark the centre’s 20th anniversary, included free eye, HIV and dental checks, among …

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Teenager sentenced over sexual encroachment on stepmother

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, sentenced a teenage student, Anas Sidi-Baba, to one-year imprisonment over sexual encroachment on, and criminal intimidation of, his stepmother. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that after the defendant had pleaded guilty of the offence, he told the …

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Bill for Imo lotteries board scales 2nd reading

A Bill for a law to establish Imo State Lotteries Board, on Tuesday passed second reading at the state House of Assembly. The Bill which was sponsored by Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Okey Onyekamma (Mbaitoli-PDP) was read and granted accelerated hearing. During the second reading, Onyekamma noted that …

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NUC approves 29 new programmes for Lokoja Federal Varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 29 new undergraduate programmes for the Federal University, Lokoja commencing from the 2019/2020 academic session. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Angela Miri, disclosed this at a pre-convocation press briefing to mark the third and fourth combined convocation ceremony of the institution, on Tuesday in Lokoja. …

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FAAN speaks on banning use of Bolt, Uber at airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reacted to reports making the rounds on social media of restricting taxi companies such as Uber and Bolt from picking passengers at airports. On Tuesday, a Twitter user wrote: “So @FAAN_Official has issued a directive via this billboard to state that Uber …

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EFCC vs Maina: What happened in court on Tuesday

The inability of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to use screening shield for its second witness in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Pension Reform Chair, on Tuesday, stalled the trial. The EFCC Counsel, Halima Shehu, who applied that the second prosecution witness (PW2) be screened as soon …

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Court remands 60 Shiites members over alleged homicide

Justice Sulaiman Bolaji Belgore of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting at Apo division, Abuja, Tuesday remanded 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ite Group. The affected members were sent to Kuje prison in Abuja and Suleja prison in Niger …

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Ganduje vs Sanusi: Kano kingmakers take new action

Kano kingmakers, on Tuesday, filed a motion on notice for an injunction, before the state High Court, urging it to restrain Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje from inaugurating the state new Council of Chiefs. NAN reports that the kingmakers, led in the suit by Alhaji Yususf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), told the court …

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Khashoggi murder: US slams sanction against top Saudi official

The United States on Tuesday barred Mohammed al Otaibi from entering the country. He served as the Saudi consul general in Istanbul when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in his consulate in 2018, the State Department said. “The murder of Khashoggi was a heinous, unacceptable crime,” the Department said …

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Police arrest male cross-dressers in Kano State

Twenty-six male cross-dressers have been arrested at a birthday party in Kano state, northern Nigeria, the Islamic police say. Deputy commander Tasiu Ishaq said the young men, who were dressed as women, were detained on Sunday. “It is a shame that men and good citizens can put up such a …

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‘I am sorry’ – Fayose begs PDP members in Ekiti

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has extended olive hand to all aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to work together in unity in the overall interest of the party. Fayose, who apologized to all aggrieved members who he might have …

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FG to release LPG pricing template in 2020

Mr Olasupo Agbaje, General Manager, Gas and Renewable Energy, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, said the agency would release a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, pricing template latest middle of 2020. Agbaje disclosed this at an interactive retreat on understanding the dynamics of downstream sector of …

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Sowore: Journalists, don’t peddle rumours – Falana

Mr. Femi Falana, the counsel of the #RevolutioNow covener has warned journalists not to peddle rumours in their quest to fight injustice in the country. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria gave the advice on Monday night at the 14th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting at Ikeja, Lagos. The …

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Remove power sector from exclusive list, investor advises

Mr Godwin Izomor, the Managing Director, MG Vowgas Group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the power sector from the exclusive list to ensure improved electricity supply. Izomor made disclosed this after a facility tour of MG Vowgas Fabrication yard in Port Harcourt to mark the end of …

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Military plane with 38 on board disappears

A Chilean military plane with 38 on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica. BBC reports that the country Air Force, in a statement, said the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas on Monday at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 …

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I miss Nigeria — Cardi B says.

Cardi B has returned to the United States, and she has declared she misses Nigeria. The American Rapper took to her Instastory to say, she should be taken back to Africa… and then she shared a photo of herself donning the outfit she rocked for her performance in Lagos, Nigeria …

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Tipper driver crushed by Truck in Ogun

A tipper driver has been crushed to death by a brewery truck at Conoil bus stop, inbound Sango, Ogun State. The accident, which occurred around 3:20pm on Monday involved a Mack Truck with registration number: FST 115 XW and a Man Diesel tipper with registration number: AKD 411 XK. Confirming …

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Ex-policeman allegedly kills truck driver in Ondo

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday remanded a 37-year-old ex-policeman, Omosuyi Idowu, for allegedly killing a truck driver. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, ordered that Idowu, who at the time of the incident was in the police force, should be remanded at a correctional service centre pending his …

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Female sport veterans distribute netball equipment to FCT School

The Association of Former Female Athletes of Nigeria (AFFAN), a non-governmental organisation on Monday distributed netball equipment to the Royal Family Academy in Wuye, Abuja. Toyin Aluko, chairperson of AFFAN, said the group was created to guide girls on the right path to life using sporting activities while the Academy …

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We will deal with corruption ruthlessly – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday vowed to deal with corruption and corrupt tendencies with a degree of ruthlessness to reduce its effect on the nation’s economy and development. The commission also said that the fight against corruption in the country could only succeed …

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How 4 Neighbours raped me for 7 years – Woman tells court

A 20-year-old fashion designer (name withheld) on Monday narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how she was allegedly sexually abused and defiled by four neighbours on different occasions over a seven-year period. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two of the neighbours – a …

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FG donates relief materials to Kebbi flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to over 351 victims of 2019 flood disaster in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kebbi. The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who was represented by the Head of NEMA, Sokoto Operations Office, Dr Kofoworola Soleye, distributed the …

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Gunmen disrupt football match, Kill 4 spectators in Kaduna

Some unidentified gunmen on Sunday laid siege at a football match played in Zunuruk village of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed four spectators while four others were injured. It was gathered that, the attackers struck on Sunday evening, shot sporadically at the crowd of spectators. while …

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FG moves to secure $500m AfDB fund for technology

The Federal Government (FG) has initiated moves to secure a $500 million African Development Bank (AfDB) fund for technology innovation, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Richard Adebayo, has said. Adebayo, said this in an opening address at the 11th meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade …

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Technology, Innovation key to Nigeria’s development – Omo-Agege

Nigeria must accelerate advancements in technology and innovations in order to realize critical development goals in the Digital Age, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has advocated. Presenting a paper titled ‘Technology, Innovation and National Development’ in Lagos on Sunday, Omo-Agege emphasized that Nigeria can leapfrog into a great …

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China looking to remove foreign technology by 2022

Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign software and computer equipment in the next three years, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The newspaper cited a confidential policy, nicknamed “3-5-2,” which states that 30 per cent of the substitutions should take place in 2020, followed by …

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