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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo assures return of kidnapped Lagos school boys

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos school boys of the safe return of the children. In a chat with journalists on the sideline of 60th birthday thanksgiving service of a pastor, Salami Ololade, in Lagos, Mr. Osinbajo said the Federal Government was…

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing debit notes

In compliance with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has commenced a 24-hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. This has been achieved by extending work hours for…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Nigerian Army begins de-radicalisation of 43 repentant Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had begun the de-radicalisation of 43 Boko Haram insurgents who recently surrendered in Borno. A statement signed by Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, and made available to journalists in Maiduguri, said that the insurgents were airlifted to Gombe, to…

Police Officers

Anambra: 700 suspected cultists, 38 armed bandits arrested in three weeks – Police

No fewer than 700 suspected cultists and 38 suspected armed robbers were arrested in different parts of Anambra in the last three weeks, Garba Umar, the state Commissioner of Police, has said. Mr. Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Awka that the arrests were clear signal…

Olabode George

Why Bode George should be next PDP National Chairman – Ebenezer Babatope

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope, on Sunday gave credence to the chairmanship ambition of the former deputy chairman of the party, Bode George. Mr. Babatope, a former director of organisation in the defunct Obafemi Awolowo’s Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, told the News Agency of Nigeria in…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

PDP congratulates ex-governor accused of corruption on victory at Appeal Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, on his victory at the Appeal Court. The PDP congratulated Mr. Ngilari in a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, national publicity secretary, PDP National Caretaker Committee, on Saturday in Abuja. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal…

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Three suicide bombers killed in foiled Borno attack

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had foiled a bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. A statement signed by Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations and made available in Maiduguri on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri…

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi [Photo: CNN.com]

Scientist who discovered HIV says efforts for cure underway

A Nobel Laureate, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, says efforts are ongoing to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer through collaboration. Barre-Sinoussi, a co-discoverer of the HIV, said this in Paris while conducting some select journalists on a tour of the sophisticated laboratories at Institut Pasteur. The News Agency of Nigeria…

Nigerian pupils writing National Common Entrance examination {Photo: NAN}

Nigerian Governor invigilates primary school exams

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Saturday monitored the conduct of the First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) examination organised by the state ministry of education. The governor told newsmen shortly after inspecting some examination centres in Benin that the aim was to see the method of administration of the exams…

LASEMA officials carrying a body in a bag. [Photo: QED.ng]

Mother, daughter die in another collapsed building in Lagos

A woman and her daughter died on Saturday in a collapsed building at Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). LASEMA, however, said a five-year-old girl was rescued alive and was immediately taken to the General Hospital, Ikeja, by the State Ambulance Service. The…

FILE PHOTO: Some of the 171 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya before they disembarked form their aircraft on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. {Photo; NAN]

198 Nigerians deported by Saudi Arabia arrive home

The Federal Government on Saturday received no fewer than 198 Nigerians illegally residing in Saudi Arabia at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at about 10 a.m. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, who were…

Lagos Business School [Photo: Hotels.ng]

Lagos Business School gets N400 million from Onosode family

The Lagos Business School has received N400 million from the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, GAMSU, toward the enhancement of the institute’s research activities. The LBS said in a statement that the donation was the second and last tranche of GAMSU’s disbursement in fulfillment of its pledge to the school.…

Supo Ayokunle, CAN President

CAN praises Nigerian govt. over reinstatement of CRK, IRK

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded the Federal Government’s intervention in reinstating the Christian Religious Knowledge and the Islamic Religious Knowledge in the nation’s schools’ curriculum as separate subjects. The president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, noted with satisfaction the government’s directive to the Nigerian Educational Research and Development…

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Casting Her Vote  During The  Local Government Elections at Ward E Unit 034 Bourdillon  ,Lagos on Saturday (22/7/17).
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Lagosians who don’t vote not justified to criticise govt – Remi Tinubu

Former Lagos first lady, and current senator, Oluremi Tinubu, on Saturday said that eligible voters in Lagos State who fail to cast their votes in the local government elections would not be justified to complain against local councils. Mrs. Tinubu, representing Lagos Central, said this in Lagos in an interview…

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu [Photo: channelstv.com]

Kebbi govt. to review students feeding scheme in boarding schools

The Kebbi government is to review upward the release of funds for the feeding of students in boarding schools in the state. Gov. Atiku Bagudu, who did not disclose the present rates, announced this while inspecting the Emir Abubakar Rasheed Government Secondary School in Gwadangaji, in the Birnin Kebbi local…

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Court sentences 28 to death over 2015 killing of Egypt’s top prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt’s top prosecutor. The court also handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each. The court had in June recommended passing the death penalty to Egypt’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, who…

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari, reformed democrat, not on revenge mission, says Adesina

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “a reformed democrat, a pious man’’ who will never move against those calling him all sorts of names in the past two years. Mr. Adesina, in a feature titled, “President Muhammadu Buhari and the descendants of Shimei’’, on Saturday, described…

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Lagos polls: Police arrest 5 with incriminating materials

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested five men with incriminating materials in Ikeja, as the local government elections got underway. The spokesman for the command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest in Lagos. Famous-Cole said the suspects, who claimed to be agents for a…

IDP Camp

46, 000 IDPs return to Borno from Cameroon, Chad, Niger – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says 46, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs displaced by Boko Haram insurgency have returned to Borno. Mustapha Maihaja, the Director General of NEMA, made this known while distributing relief materials to the displaced persons in Banki, Bama local government council of Borno. He said…

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Enugu govt engages 291 health workers to monitor spread of outbreaks

The Enugu Government has engaged the services of 291 health workers to monitor and minimise patterns of spread of diseases in all the political wards in the state. The Director of Public Health Services, Okechukwu Ossai, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday,…

FILE PHOTO: Police officers screening applicants for the Nigeria Police Force recruitment exercise at Samson Siasia stadium in Yenagoa on Monday (6/6/16). 4078/6/6/2016/AO/BJO/NAN

Police College suspends five recruits

The authorities of the Nigerian Police College, Oji River in Enugu State, have suspended five recruits for indiscipline. The five are among the 966 fresh intakes of 2016 class currently undergoing training since Dec. 31, 2016 and expected to pass out in September. The Commandant of the college, Anthony Ogboji,…

HIV Ribbon

WHO warns of HIV drug resistance

The World Health Organiation (WHO) has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken. The Director-General of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this in…

Nigeria Prisons

NPS explains Kuje Prison fire

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS said it has curtailed a minor fire incident detected at the Kuje Medium Security Prison hospital on Friday evening. ‎ Humphrey‎ Chukwuedo, NPS, FCT Command Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said that the fire was, however, immediately…

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells party members to ‘kick and punish’ fake supporters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday called on his supporters to “kick and punish” groups of people he accused of committing acts of political violence in the name of his ruling ZANU-PF party. The 93-year-old leader’s comments could fuel political violence in the ZANU-PF party as the southern African nation…

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Poor infrastructure costs Nigeria N2.03 trn yearly– ICRC

Nigeria loses two per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly due to inadequate infrastructure. The acting Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Nigerian government and Aninver, an Infrastructure finance and…