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BREAKING NEWS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, set to endorse Atiku/Obi

BREAKING NEWS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, set to endorse Atiku/Obi Igbo leaders are currently meeting in Enugu, political capital of Igboland, to discuss the political future of the race. Indications are that the meeting, holding at the Conference Hall of Nike Lake Resort, will climax with the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter...... more

FG denies landing permit to UN representative heading for Benue

FG denies landing permit to UN representative heading for Benue Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that a team of the United Nations delegation led by the country representative who were billed to visit the state on a humanitarian visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Fulani herdsmen attacks were yesterday denied landing permit at the Makurdi airport...... more

How former governor blew N5.7b on politics: Ex-aide

How former governor blew N5.7b on politics: Ex-aide  A witness told yesterday of how about N5.7 billion Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds went down the drain. Mr Nasiru Ingawa, Special Adviser to former Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema on SURE-P, said at the Federal High Court in Katsina that Shema directed him to spend the cash on...... more

Cross River Traditional Rulers Council bans installation of Eze Ndigbo

Cross River Traditional Rulers Council bans installation of Eze Ndigbo The Traditional Rulers’ Council in Cross River state has warned Igbos living in the state to stop their proposal to formally install a king of the Igbos in the state, popularly called Eze Ndigbo. In a statement issued on Tuesday by the council and co-signed by the chairman, His Majesty, Chief...... more

Monkey kills 12-day-old baby

Monkey kills 12-day-old baby A baby has died after being snatched from his mother's lap by a monkey in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Neighbors rushed to help after hearing the mother's screams on Monday afternoon in a village near Agra city, according to Agra Police Assistant Superintendent Abhishek, who goes only by...... more

Osinbajo issues fraud alert on TraderMoni

Osinbajo issues fraud alert on TraderMoni Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has issued a fraud alert to warn traders against filling any forms to benefit from the TraderMoni Scheme. Osinbajo issued this fraud alert while featuring at a question and answer session at Wazobia FM, 95.1, on Tuesday in Lagos. TraderMoni is a Federal Government’s initiative aimed at...... more

Labour issues December ultimatum for N30,000 minimum wage

Labour issues December ultimatum for N30,000 minimum wage The Organized Labour yesterday gave December as deadline for the full implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage. It also warned that any reduction in the N30,000 agreed by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage as contained in the report to the president or any further delay in...... more

Troops kill two terrorists, rescue 16 captives in Borno

Troops kill two terrorists, rescue 16 captives in Borno Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and members of the Civilian-JTF have killed two insurgents and rescued 16 captives on Monday during a clearance operation along Ngoshe-Agapalawa axis of Borno State. This was disclosed yesterday in Maiduguri on an army twitter handle and facebook accounts. The twitter handle informed: “In continuation with...... more

Senators query reduction of MTN $8.1bn fine to $800m

Senators query reduction of MTN $8.1bn fine to $800m  The upper chamber of the National Assembly on Tuesday queried the rationale behind the plan by the Federal Government to reduce the $8.1 billion fine imposed on the Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), a communication giant, to $800 million. The development, which is presently causing controversy in the Senate, has been described...... more

Airline operators, FG differ over multiple routes for foreign carriers

Airline operators, FG differ over multiple routes for foreign carriers  The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, recently justified the decision of the Federal Government to grant multiple destinations to Africa’s biggest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, however, the local airline operators have said it wasn’t the right decision. Ethiopian Airline currently flies into six locations in the country comprising Lagos,...... more

Customs seize truckload of weapons, codeine, Tramadol in Imo

Customs seize truckload of weapons, codeine, Tramadol in Imo The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service in Owerri, Imo State, has said that it intercepted and seized a truck allegedly carrying illegal and dangerous items whose Duty Paid Value was put at N9,620,00. The said truck with no registration number could only be identified with an inscription...... more

Lagos approves use of hijab in schools

Lagos approves use of hijab in schools The Lagos State Government has approved the use of hijab in its public secondary schools. The Muslim faithful had been agitating the use of hijabs in public secondary schools in the state, but the Lagos State Government had bluntly refused. The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) had gone to court...... more

Nigerian firm takes blame for routing Google traffic through China

Nigerian firm takes blame for routing Google traffic through China  Nigeria’s Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted through China, saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade. The issue surfaced on Monday afternoon as internet monitoring firms ThousandEyes and BGPmon said some traffic to...... more

BREAKING: Sokoto Deputy Governor resigns

BREAKING: Sokoto Deputy Governor resigns The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu, has resigned, according to a report by Daily Trust quoting unnamed “credible sources”. The paper noted that Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and is expected to contest against his former boss Governor Aminu Waziri...... more

FG unfolds plan to employ 1 million people

FG unfolds plan to employ 1 million people The Federal Government will expand the N-Power scheme from the current 500,000 to accommodate one million beneficiaries in the next phase. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said that the expansion became necessary because of the successes recorded in the programme. The government established the programme because of the growing need for government’s...... more

Buhari was banned from entering US for 15 years — Atiku

Buhari was banned from entering US for 15 years — Atiku Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate at the 2019 general elections has alleged that the non-issuance of a visa to his by the American Embassy was inconsequential as President Muhammadu Buhari was also once barred from the entering the United States for 15 years due...... more

Missing leader: Biafra Zionists declare December 1 day of action

Missing leader: Biafra Zionists declare December 1 day of action The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) has declared December 1, 2018 as a day of action in honour of its missing leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka. Onwuka was last seen on August 20 after the group’s encounter with security operatives as they attempted to gain entrance into the Enugu Government House. Nobody has...... more

MOSOP suspends embattled President Pyagbara, lists offences

MOSOP suspends embattled President Pyagbara, lists offences The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has suspended its President, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, from office. A suspension notice signed by members of the MOSOP Steering Committee and leaders of the six kingdoms and two special areas, including the Deputy President, Fortune Okwa Chuor, and National Publicity Secretary...... more

Stop changing Bayelsa police commissioners, lawmakers tell IGP

Stop changing Bayelsa police commissioners, lawmakers tell IGP The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to stop further deployment of police commissioners to the state in order not to raise unnecessary tension. The lawmakers say the incessant deployment of police commissioners to the state is worrisome and necessitated its...... more

Nigeria records over a million unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Nigeria records over a million unwanted pregnancies in 2018 The 2018 global family planning report revealed that Nigeria has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018. The report, which was unveiled at the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, also indicates that 735,000 unsafe abortions happened in Nigeria during the year. Unintended pregnancies, according to the...... more

Refund collected unauthorised fees, Ekiti govt orders school heads

Refund collected unauthorised fees, Ekiti govt orders school heads The Ekiti State government has ordered heads of public primary and secondary schools in the state, who had collected unauthorised levies at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year, to return same to their pupils and students. The Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, who ordered a full compliance by head teachers...... more

Police arrest suspected killers of 3 officers, 2 vigilantes in Taraba

Police arrest suspected killers of 3 officers, 2 vigilantes in Taraba Taraba police command on Tuesday said it had apprehended three suspects in connection with the killing of three policemen and two vigilantes in the state. The suspects were among 20 others held for other offences, who were presented to newsmen in Jalingo by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr...... more

Bill to prohibit killing, exportation of donkey passes 2nd reading

Bill to prohibit killing, exportation of donkey passes 2nd reading The bill to prohibit the killing and exportation of Donkeys or its carcasses out of Nigeria on Tuesday passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill sponsored by Rep. Garba Muhammed (APC-Kaduna), at plenary seeks to address the threat of donkeys going into extinction, other aesthetic, ecological, historical, recreational...... more

EFCC re-arraigns former Chief of Air Staff over 21bn fraud

EFCC re-arraigns former Chief of Air Staff over 21bn fraud  A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd.), was on Tuesday re-arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged fraud of N21.4bn. Amosu was re-arraigned alongside Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo, on...... more

FG’s school feeding: Farmers, cooks, others earn N651m daily

FG’s school feeding: Farmers, cooks, others earn N651m daily The Home Grown School Feeding Programme, one of the packages under the Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programme (SIP) has created wealth for over 250,000 farmers, cooks and others involved in the scheme. According to statistics made available during a joint press briefing on the progress of the Scheme, a total of...... more

Troops arrest 19-year-old female suicide bomber trying to hit Maiduguri

Troops arrest 19-year-old female suicide bomber trying to hit Maiduguri A female suicide bomber has been arrested in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Nineteen-year-old Shaidatu Adamu was arrested by soldiers after an attempt to detonate a suicide vest in Maiduguri. She was arrested by troops of the 251 Task Force Battalion in Maiduguri. Upon interrogation, Adamu, a native of Gwoza in...... more

Nigeria needs 155,000 more doctors

Nigeria needs 155,000 more doctors No fewer than 155,000 additional doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people would be need in Nigeria to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Prof. Usman Ahmed, Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Federal University Dutse has said this is to make more people have access to...... more

FG awards N206bn contract for main work of Second Niger Bridge

FG awards N206bn contract for main work of Second Niger Bridge Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says the Federal Government has awarded N206 billion contract for the main work on the Second Niger Bridge. Fashola who spoke in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen noted that the contract was awarded to Julius Berger Construction Company. He...... more

Dasuki boycotts trial over FG’s disobedience of court orders

Dasuki boycotts trial over FG’s disobedience of court orders Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has berated the Federal Government over his continued detention and disobedience of various court orders that admitted him on bail. Dasuki in a strongly-worded letter he personally signed and addressed to the Registrar of the Federal High Court Abuja vowed to boycott...... more

Embattled Kogi workers smile, get salaries

Embattled Kogi workers smile, get salaries After many months without salaries, workers in ministries, departments and agencies in Kogi are to be paid part of their salaries. Kogi State Government on Tuesday commenced table payment of all its workers as part of efforts to clean the payroll of ghost workers. The Secretary to the State Government, Mrs...... more

 

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