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Police probe boy’s death in Owerri market demolition

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The police have launched an investigation into the death of 10-year-old Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, who was killed on Saturday at the Owerri main market of Imo state during a midnight demolition exercise. The state government carried out the demolition with soldiers and other security operatives providing cover for the team. But traders and youth protested leading to the military reportedly opening fire on them. One Read More

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Ajimobi can’t stop me from becoming Olubadan – Ladoja

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The Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, yesterday declared that Governor Abiola Ajimobi “can never stop me from becoming the Olubadan of Ibadan.” Ladoja made the declaration in a statement issued in Ibadan by his media aide, Alhaji Lanre Latinwo, on the raging controversy surrounding the crowning of 21 Oba in Ibadanland Read More

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Atiku counters Buhari on economy, says poverty still high in Nigeria

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…Urges functional education Despite claim by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government that the country’s economy is improving, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said Nigeria’s educational system and policy requires an urgent review for the nation to pull through the stranglehold of abject poverty which is holding down a larger chunk of its over 170 million people. Atiku, Read More

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Buhari gives N1m each to D’Tigress players

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*Donations will spur us – Team captain President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday splashed the sum of N1 million to each member of the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, who won the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali.  The team also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. The President also donated N500,000 each to the officials Read More

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Lagos Assembly tasks contractors on model colleges’ projects

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Lagos state House of Assembly Committee on Education has urged contractors handling building projects at the model colleges in Awori College, Lagos City Model College and Angus Memorial College to speed up work in the schools.   Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi, who led other members of the committee to the project sites on Monday, stressed Read More

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LAUTECH closure: Our children academically distressed – Parents

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Barely 10 months after closure of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), owned by Oyo and Osun state governments, some parents have expressed fears that the academic future of their children could be jeopardised. Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the concerned parents resident in Kano yesterday, a school teacher, Mrs. Yinka Adeniran, said the indefinite closure of the University Read More

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Bwari emir Ijah-Koro dies at 90

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Emir of Bwari, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Ijah-Koro, has died at the age of 90 in the early hours of yesterday at Bwari town. Blueprint reports that the traditional ruler, who died after a protracted illness, celebrated his 40th anniversary on the throne last year as one of the second class chiefs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT.) It was gathered that until Read More

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2017 Hajj starts today, pilgrims cautioned

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As more than about seventy one thousand, two hundred Nigerian Muslims and over two million other Muslim nationals proceed to Muna for performing this year’s first hajj rites, the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullah Muhammad Mukhtar, has advised pilgrims to obey the stipulated rules and regulations of the Hajj. Mukhtar, who made the call at the Pre-Arafat Read More

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World Bank pledges support for Nigeria on child education

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The World Bank Group yesterday said it would continue to support Nigeria toward boosting the literacy rate, especially among school-age children. Senior Education Specialist, African Region of the World Bank, Olatunde Adekola, made this known in a sideline interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the ongoing 10th Pan African Literacy for all Conference, Abuja 2017. NAN reports Read More

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Adamawa NDLEA nabs 127, seizes 1,763kg illicit drugs

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it arrested 127 suspects and seized illicit drugs weighing 1,763.22 kilograms in Adamawa state from January to August. Its Acting Commander in the state, Dr Wale Ige, disclosed this during a press conference on Monday in Yola. He said the development followed the launch of Operation Quicksand to check the activities of drugs dealers and Read More

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Kanti Bello’s death saddening – Gaya

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The lawmaker representing Kano south in the Senate, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, has expressed deep sadness and grief over the passage of Senator Mahmud Kanti Bello who was a senator in the Sixth Senate. In a statement issued by the senator, who is also the vice-president, IPU, Africa, stated that the deceased was a role model as a lawmaker. He said Read More

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NDDC owes N1.8trn – Official

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Head, Media and Public Affairs, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Ibitoye Abosede, yesterday said the federal government owed NDDC N1.8 trillion since its inception 17 years ago. Abosede disclosed this in Uyo at a one-day Media Capacity Building Workshop for members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom Council. He lamented that non-remittance of the Read More

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Kanti-Bello will be remembered for political principles – APC 

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed grief over the passing away of Senator Mahmud Kanti-Bello, which the party described as a respected leader, distinguished Nigerian and elder statesman, saying the late Senator will be remembered for his political principles. The party offered its condolences to the family, the people and government of Katsina state, the Senate and indeed the Read More

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Arms deal: Why recovery of seized $15m delayed – FG

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Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday blamed the delay in the recovery of the $15 million arms money seized from Nigeria by the government of South Africa in September 2014 on the “cumbersome legal process between the two countries.” The minister, while addressing a press conference in Abuja on the activities of his ministry said, Read More

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…Explains non-arrest of Arewa youths

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Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, yesterday, explained why the FG did not arrest the Arewa Youths when  it issued quit notice to the Igbos residing in the North. Speaking at a press briefing, Malami stated that before the government can take action on such matter, it must first engage in a thorough investigation, adding Read More

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NSCDC relocates to permanent headquarters at Sauka

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Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has moved out out of its temporary head office in Wuse 5 area to its permanent national headquarters in Sauka, Abuja. A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the spokesman of the Corps, Okeh Emmanuel, said the Commandant-General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, commended the personnel for their cooperation and timely response to the directives Read More

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Needless furore over JAMB cut-off mark

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Professor Ish-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) must have been bemused at the controversies and negative reactions that have trailed the cut-off marks announced by administrators of tertiary institutions at the board’s policy meeting on plans and modalities for the conduct of the 2017 admissions held last week. I prefer the term “administrators of tertiary institutions” Read More

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FRSC alerts motorists on expired tyres

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Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has alerted motorists on the circulation and dangers of using expired tyres. FRSC Kuje Unit Commander in the FCT, Igbogbo Solomon, raised the alert in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje yesterday. Solomon cautioned motorists in the area against reckless driving, excessive speed and use of expired tyres ahead of Read More

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Charley Boy, other protesters want looters jailed

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The group of protesters led by Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charley Boy, yesterday ended its two-day sit-out in front of the head office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) with a demand that the agency prosecutes former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and other corrupt public officials in Nigeria. The group began its latest protest on Read More

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180m lack drinking water in Nigeria, others facing conflicts – UNICEF

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Over 180 million people living in countries affected by conflicts, violence and instability do not have access to basic drinking water, a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed. These include over 3.6 million people in the north-east where the Boko Haram insurgency had damaged about 75 per cent of water and sanitation infrastructure, the report Read More

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Only 40% 2016 constituency projects completed in 20 states -BudgIT

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A civil society organisation, BudgIT Nigeria has revealed that only 40.3 per cent of constituency projects were completed in 2016 across 20 states of the federation. The organisation, which focuses on transparency and accountability in government budgets, said it tracked 852 projects across 20 states between June 2016 and June 2017. The states, according to BudgIT Nigeria,  include;  Kogi, Ogun, Oyo, Kano, Read More

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Ondo First Lady seeks support for breast cancer patients

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Wife of Ondo state Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, has sought more support for breast cancer patients across the country. Mrs. Akeredolu, who made the call in Lokoja when she visited the wife of the Kogi Governor, Mrs. Rashidat Bello, thanked her counterpart for assisting the state’s Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She expressed gratitude for the warm reception given to her Read More

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Ex-Senate Whip Kanti Bello dies at 72

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…Buhari, Atiku, Saraki, Dogara, Masari, Mark mourn   A two-time senator from Katsina state, Kanti Bello, is dead. He died in the early hours of yesterday in Abuja. Associates said he was 72. Bello, who represented Daura Senatorial Zone between 2003-2007 and 2007-2011, was the pioneer Managing Director of Katsina Steel Rolling Mill. Kabir Faskari, a younger brother to former Read More

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Bello was outspoken, forthright – Saraki

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Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said: “With the death of Senator Kanti Bello, the Senate and indeed the National Assembly has lost a reliable adviser whose wise counsel on national issues was always being sought by both the leadership and individual senators. “During his stay in the Senate, late Kanti Bello was known Read More

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We’ve lost a courageous patriot – Buhari

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Kanti Bello’s family as well as the government and people of Katsina state on the death of Senator Mahmud Kanti Bello. According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, yesterday, the president also commiserated with the Senate over the passage of their distinguished colleague and former Senate Chief Read More