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Yemi Osinbajo at NEC meeting

NEC approves community policing, synergy among security agencies

The National Economic Council, NEC, has recommended the implementation of community policing and collaboration between security operatives and intelligence community for prompt response to crimes, especially terrorism. This is contained in the highlights of the deliberations of its Security Summit last Thursday. The highlights were issued by Laolu Akande, the…

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Local govt hq’s electricity disconnected for 4 years over N4.8 million debt

The Irepodun Local Government Secretariat in Kwara State has been without electricity for four years over N4.8 million debt, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN reports that secretariat located in Omu-Aran was disconnected since 2013 by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC. Waliu Sanni, the IBEDC District Manager in Omu-Aran,…

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NCDC counters Kogi govt, says cause of strange killer disease not yet identified

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says tests are ongoing in their collaborating laboratories to ascertain the cause of the strange illness in Kogi State. The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, had earlier on Sunday said that the unknown disease has been diagnosed to be gastroenteritis. According…

Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Ayo Afolabi, ARG's Gen. Secretary, Olawale Oshun, National Chairman, Kunle Famoriyo, Publicity Secretary, and Gen Odunsi (rtd)

Restructuring: Yoruba leaders to hold grand rally September 7

South West leaders met in Lagos on Sunday to unfold plans for an upcoming Yoruba “Grand Rally on Restructuring”. Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Chairman, Organising Committee for the Rally, Kunle Olajide, said that the rally, scheduled to hold in Ibadan on September 7, would be a one-agenda-congress on…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Buhari’s return: Kogi declares public holiday

The Kogi State government has declared Monday as a public holiday for citizens to thank God for safely returning President Muhammadu Buhari to the country. The Director-General, media and publicity to the state governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said it was to enable the people to give thanks to God for returning Mr.…

President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi. [Photo credit: International Centre for Investigative Reporting]

NANS speaks on Buhari’s return, wants cabinet reshuffle

The National Association of Nigerian Students has expressed delight over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after a medical vacation in London. Mr. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday after 103 days in London for medical treatment of an undisclosed ailment. A statement by NANS’ President, Chinonso…

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Edo Assembly issues ultimatum to ex-deputy speaker to return official vehicles

The Edo State House of Assembly, EDHA, has issued a two-day ultimatum to the former Deputy Speaker of the House, Elizabeth Ativie, to return her official vehicles to the House or face legal action. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this was contained in a letter addressed to the…

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Nigeria to host African Wrestling Championship, first time in 42 years

Nigeria has won the hosting right for the 2018 Senior, Junior and Cadet African Wrestling Championships, 42 years after the competition was instituted. The President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, Daniel Igali, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos after the wrestling world body gave…

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Ekiti deputy governor promoted to professor

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Sunday congratulated the state’s deputy governor, Kolapo Olusola, on his elevation to the rank of a professor. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deputy governor was last week appointed a professor in Building Technology by the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife.…

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday (19/8/2017)

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Nigeria has no alternative to Buhari now – NUPENG

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Sunday said the jubilation that followed the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari was an indication that the country had no alternative to him now. Tokunbo Korodo, the Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union told the News Agency of Nigeria…

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Flood sacks 100 families in Yobe

Over 100 families in Jajimaji, Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe, have been rendered homeless by flood that took over the area after a heavy down pour, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. “The flood was caused by a torrential downpour which happened Saturday morning and lasted for several hours.…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom [Photo credit: www.linknaija.com]

Police confirm murder of governor’s aide

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the assassination of Tavershima Adyorough, Principal Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Knowledge Economy and Investment. Mr. Adyorough was also a member of the Benue Economic Team. Bashir Makama, Police Commissioner in Benue, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in…

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Don’t take loan to buy ram for Sallah, Muslims cautioned

With few days to the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, an Islamic scholar, Badmas Yusuf, has warned Muslims against obtaining loan to buy rams for Sallah festivity. Mr. Yusuf of the Department Islamic Studies, University of Ilorin, gave the warning on Sunday during an address he made at an Islamic gathering at…

Robert and Grace Mugabe [Photo: NAN]

Grace Mugabe leaves South Africa; no assault charge

South African authorities have allowed Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe return to Harare, without pressing the charge of assault against her. Zimbabwe media confirmed Grace’s arrival in Harare, a week after a 20-year-old model, Gabriella Engels, accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Although South African police…

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ASUU’s demands unrealistic – Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said the demands by the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, were unrealistic in light of the current economic situation in Nigeria. Ms. Ezekwesili told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Ibadan that lasting solution to the crisis bedevilling the…

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Please obey the Pope, priest begs defiant Nigerian Catholic worshippers

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has appealed to priests and lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to shelve their swords and accept Most Rev. Peter Okpalaeke as their consecrated Bishop. Mr. Kaigama, who is also the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, made the appeal in…

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Strange disease that killed ‘62’ in Kogi identified

The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Sunday said that the alleged unknown disease has been diagnosed to be gastroenteritis. He, therefore, called for calmness. The commissioner told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that those so far diagnosed were found to be suffering from gastroenteritis and…

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FRSC defends arrest of two men for alleged child trafficking

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has defended its recent arrest of two suspected child traffickers with 44 minors in Kaduna State, after a church faulted the action. The United Church of Christ in Nigeria, HEKAN, Kaduna, had issued a statement on Friday saying the children were its Sunday School…

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South East Governors Forum felicitates with Buhari on return from UK

The South-East Governors Forum has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on behalf of the forum, thanked God for granting the president a divine healing. Mr. Umahi, in a statement signed…

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Tinubu, PDP react to Buhari’s return from London

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari on his return from his over three months medical vacation to London. The welcome message of the party was issued by the Mr Dayo Adeyeye, National Publicity Secretary, PDP National Caretaker Committee on Saturday in Abuja. “We believe that Mr…

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday (19/8/2017)

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President’s Absence: Group wants constitutional provision on number of days

A civil society organisation, Partners for Electoral Reform (PEF), has urged the National Assembly to use ongoing constitutional review to provide for duration the president could be absent from duty. The call came as President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after 103 days in London for medical treatment. The chairman…

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo speaks on Buhari’s return

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday expressed happiness with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation in London, saying the president’s recovery was symbolic of the recovery of the country. Mr. Osinbajo said this while addressing state House Correspondents shortly after conferring with Mr. Buhari at his residence.…

Nigerian Senate

Senate counters Osinbajo; warns PenCom, CBB, ICPC nominees not to assume duties before confirmation

The Senate has advised the nominees for headship of Pension Commission (PenCom) and two other Federal Government agencies not to assume duties until their nominations are confirmed. The other agencies are Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Allied Offences Commission (ICPC). In a statement on Saturday…

President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning at the last presidential election

Buhari’s Daura Emirate Council to hold special prayers for President

Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State, on Saturday said it would hold special prayers to thank God for the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation in London. The Emir of Daura, Umar Farouk, said in his palace that the special prayers was to also to seek God’s…

Pro-Buhari supporters celebrating as they await the his return

Buhari’s Return: Pro-Buhari protesters block Abuja Airport road

Thousands of pro-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters on Saturday temporarily blocked the highway along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA) singing and dancing to welcome President Buhari from London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security personnel deployed to ensure smooth traffic flows along the highway abandoned their…