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Kidnappers of Buhari’s prayer warrior demand N300m ransom

Kidnappers of Buhari’s prayer warrior demand N300m ransom The kidnappers of a famous Islamic scholar and prominent reciter of the Holy Quran, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, have demanded for a ransom of N300 million before his release. PRNigeria gathered that the abducted Sheikh Suleiman, a prayer warrior and fanatical supporter of President Muhammdu Buhari, had offered prayers for the re-election...... more

Ojukwu family disowns late Debe Ojukwu, declares him an impostor

Ojukwu family disowns late Debe Ojukwu, declares him an impostor The family of the late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has again denied having any relationship with late Sylvester Debe Ojukwu, who before his demise laid claim to being the first son of Ojukwu. Addressing journalists on Tuesday in Nnewi, Anambra State, spokesman of the Ojukwu dynasty, Mr. Ifeukwu Ojukwu,...... more

Zamfara bandits stockpiling arms — Gov. raises alarm

Zamfara bandits stockpiling arms — Gov. raises alarm Gov. Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara on Tuesday in Abuja raised alarm over stock piling of arms by bandits operating in the state. Yari made this known while speaking with State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and security developments in the state. The governor, who...... more

MASSOB chieftain, 5 others docked in Anambra

MASSOB chieftain, 5 others docked in Anambra The Police in Anambra State have arraigned a chieftain of Biafra Independence Movement/Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, BIM/MASSOB and five others for loitering without lawful excuse during the March 9 Anambra State House of Assembly election.  The six persons who were arrested on March 9, by the police...... more

Implement new Minimum wage before May, Labour to FG

Implement new Minimum wage before May, Labour to FG The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) wants the Federal Government to commence the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country before the May Day Celebration. Mr Najeem Yasin, Acting President of NLC, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in...... more

NAPTIP DG raises alarm over new human trafficking tricks

NAPTIP DG raises alarm over new human trafficking tricks The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has raised an alarm over what he described as new tricks employed by human traffickers.  Okah-Donli who was speaking during an interactive meeting with the Edo State Task Force against trafficking in Benin City...... more

Osun Govt shuts three tertiary institutions over violent protest

Osun Govt shuts three tertiary institutions over violent protest The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has ordered the closure of three tertiary institutions in the state following a protest which turned violent in Ilesa.  The state government announced this in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina. “Following the unwarranted destruction of public property...... more

NOUN to become hub for digital learning soon — VC

 NOUN to become hub for digital learning soon — VC The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), says a proposal for African Centre for Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) submitted to World Bank for funding of digital learning through NUC has scaled the first stage. The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof. Abdallah Adamu, disclosed this on Tuesday while...... more

How to avoid snakebite

How to avoid snakebite If you live in a country with venomous snakes or are travelling to one, here are a few tips to avoid being bitten. – Do not provoke – Snakes usually will not attack unless they feel threatened. In the bush, wear sturdy leather shoes and stomp heavily when walking, striking with...... more

Gunmen kidnap INEC official

Gunmen kidnap INEC official An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Mahadi Hassan, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Jigawa State.  The HOD, Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Mr John Kaiwa, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday. He disclosed that Hassan who has been missing since Friday was abducted...... more

UN, EU proffer solutions to Boko Haram insurgency

UN, EU proffer solutions to Boko Haram insurgency A delegation from the United Nations, the European Union have visited the Multinational Joint Task Force headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad, to proffer solutions on how to tackle Boko Haram insurgency.  Speaking during the visit Special Representative Francois Fall thanked the Force Commander, Major General Chikezie Ude for the successes recorded in...... more

Saraki tasks workers as Senate passes 30k-a-month National Minimum Wage Bill

Saraki tasks workers as Senate passes 30k-a-month National Minimum Wage Bill The Nigerian Senate has passed the National Minimum Wage Bill, approving N30,000 minimum monthly wage for Federal and State workers. This followed the third reading of the National Minimum Wage Act CAP N61 LFN (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 722). Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while speaking on the development during...... more

Market fire roasts over 8,845 poultry birds, razes 70 shops in Yola

Market fire roasts over 8,845 poultry birds, razes 70 shops in Yola Poultry birds numbering 8,845 were roasted in a midnight fire outbreak Jimeta Central Market in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Alhaji Idris Sa’idu, Chairman, Adamawa Branch of the National Chicken Dealers Association, made the disclosure to NAN on Tuesday in Yola.  Sa’idu said...... more

Buhari meets with Security Chiefs

Buhari meets with Security Chiefs President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with heads of security agencies in the country.  The meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. In attendance were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; as well as the...... more

Uganda probes UN relief food after deaths

Uganda probes UN relief food after deaths Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said. The food was part of a community feeding programme in northeast Karamoja region, a semi-arid area where the UN food agency has...... more

Bayelsa Govt accounts for N107m increase in salary bill for February

Bayelsa Govt accounts for N107m increase in salary bill for February The Bayelsa State Government on Monday accounted for the N107 million increase in its February 2019 wage bill, saying it was due to payment of salaries to the 1,000 newly employed civil servants. The Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd.), gave the explanation during the state monthly transparency briefing...... more

FG reiterates commitment to effective service delivery in MDAs

FG reiterates commitment to effective service delivery in MDAs The Federal Government has restated its commitment to prompt and effective service delivery, especially in its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), saying it is an essential condition for economic development. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on the Ease of Doing Business, Mrs. Jumoke Oduwole, made the assertion in Lagos during the...... more

Tony Elumelu Foundation fixes date to announce selected entrepreneurs for 2019 programme

Tony Elumelu Foundation fixes date to announce selected entrepreneurs for 2019 programme  The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, will announce the selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the foundation’s flagship Entrepreneurship Programme on March 22, 2019. The event, which marks the 5th round of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme, will take place at the Transcorp...... more

Ministry to lure more girls into sciences in rural schools

Ministry to lure more girls into sciences in rural schools The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) on Tuesday, said it would encourage more girls to develop interest in sciences by boosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at Secondary Schools in the rural areas. Mr Abayomi Oguntunde, the Director of Bio-Resource in the ministry made this known in...... more

Group protests over attack on Kaduna community

Group protests over attack on Kaduna community A coalition group is protesting over the attack on Kajuru Local Government Area in Kaduna state, which has led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties.  The group took to the Unity Fountain in Abuja to express concern over the siege on the community. They accused the state governor,...... more

IBEDC condemns assault, harassment of staff

IBEDC condemns assault, harassment of staff The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBDEC) has strongly condemned what it called “the spate of assaults of its staff in three different offices in Ilesa Business hub, Osun region within the past week. The Head, Media Communications and Strategy of the company, Mrs. Angela Olarenwaju, said in a statement...... more

Enugu State Government to construct stadia in Nsukka, Oji River

Enugu State Government to construct stadia in Nsukka, Oji River Enugu State Government has approved the construction of township stadia in Nsukka and Oji River Local Governments of the state. Mr Greg Nnaji, Enugu State Works Commissioner made the disclosure on Tuesday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council Meeting. “The proposed Nsukka and Oji...... more

Two dead, dozens trapped, in India building collapse: Officials

 Two dead, dozens trapped, in India building collapse: Officials At least two people have died, and dozens are feared trapped under rubble after a building site collapsed Tuesday in India’s southern Karnataka state, officials told AFP.  Rescue teams and ambulances were scrambling to Dharwad district, roughly 700 kilometres (430 miles) northwest of the state capital Bangalore, where the five-floor under-construction...... more

Explosions, gun shots as Army battles Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa

Explosions, gun shots as Army battles Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa Nigerian troops on Monday chased out insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa, after a fierce battle that raged for hours. Some residents of Michika told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they started hearing gunfire and explosions around 7 p.m. on Michika- Lassa road as...... more

Yar’Adua Foundation, others to lose N4.8bn property for evading tax — ICPC

Yar’Adua Foundation, others to lose N4.8bn property for evading tax — ICPC The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and buildings valued at N4.8 billion from the  Shehu Yar’adua Foundation and 29 other firms. ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa disclosed this in a Press Statement in Abuja. She said that the properties included...... more

How to get your accounts verified on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

How to get your accounts verified on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Here is a handy guide about how one can get his account verified on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. However, Kenya’s newspaper, the Standard that puts the guidelines together warns that fulfilling the conditions does not offer any guarantee that one’s page will get that blue tick, that means verified. Instagram To...... more

EFCC clamps down on outgoing governors

EFCC clamps down on outgoing governors The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said, yesterday, it would begin prosecution of outgoing governors who prima facie cases of corruption have been established against them following investigations by the Commission. The commission said the prosecution will begin as soon as they hand over on May 29. It revealed  that...... more

Landmines kill eight in Borno community

Landmines kill eight in Borno community Eight people have been reportedly killed by landmines in Gwoza local government area of Borno State. Sources say the victims drove over the land mines around Warabe village barely fifteen kilometers away from Gwoza local government headquarters. The vehicle, part of a civilian convoy under military escort, veered off the road...... more

Only candidates who undergo biometric verification will take UTME — JAMB

Only candidates who undergo biometric verification will take UTME — JAMB Ahead of the April 11, 2019, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says only candidates who undergo the mandatory biometric verification will be allowed to sit for the exams. The JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said this on Monday during a stakeholder...... more

Guber Election Crisis: Army lied against Wike, aides — Rivers State Government

Guber Election Crisis: Army lied against Wike, aides — Rivers State Government The Rivers State Government has responded to claims by the Nigerian Army, that some aides to Governor Nyesom Wike attacked its operatives and attempted to mar the polls in the state.   In a statement by its commissioner of information, Emma Okah, the Rivers State Government described the army’s claims as “unfounded”....... more

 

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