Akin Oyewobi

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PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

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Today’s top 10 stories

Dear Readers, Here are the top 10 trending stories of the day Violence Erupts in Southern Kaduna Three people were reported killed and scores injured in renewed violence in a part of Southern Kaduna. The Kaduna State Government last night announced a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on security reports. Abuja Airport…

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN  during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

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Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Minister of Mines, Energy and Water of Benin, Mr Jean – Claude Houssou (left) and Secretary General of  the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Siengui . Apollinaire Ki (right) speaking with Journalists shortly after the Opening Session of the Forum on Electricity Market Development in West Africa organized by WAPP at the Palais des Congres, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday 16th, January 2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola in Cotonou for Forum on Electricity Market Development

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FILE PHOTO: Female hostel of the Nigerian Turkish School, Isheri, Ogun State.

Top 5 stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are our top five most followed stories today. 1. Students and school staff abducted Unknown persons raided the Nigerian-Turkish International School in Isheri, Ogun State, on Saturday and abducted eight persons, including five students and three staff of the college. 2. Again, murder suspects released again Suspects…


Top 10 stories that trended today

Today has been quite an interesting news day. Here are our top 10 summaries. MMM returns MMM, the popular Ponzi scheme announced its return today, and Nigerians appear not ready to heed the government’s warning against investing in the scheme. The scheme says its members will now be able to pay…


10 top stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are the most interesting stories for today. Nigerian Army has plans for Gambia’s Jammeh Gambian's President, Yahya Jammeh, insists he will not hand over power on January 19. But the Nigerian Army also has plans, and may be compelled to team up with a standby ECOWAS force to remove…

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10 Top Stories that Trended Today

Today has been a busy news day. Here's a roundup of today's top stories 1. Premium Times and the threat of the generals In a letter to express its displeasure with three stories published by PREMIUM TIMES, the Nigerian Army threatened to sue the paper for what it termed  unwarranted serial provocative,…


Media Rights Agenda supports govt’s whistle-blowing programme

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA), a non-governmental organisation, says it will continue to support any initiative aimed at protecting whistle-blowers of corrupt practices. Edetaen Ojo, the Executive Director of the organisation, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday. “Since 2002, non-governmental organisations, including MRA have advocated…


PHOTO STORY: Lagos, Kebbi launch cheap rice

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers Rerun: Wike constitutes Judicial Commission of Inquiry

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the killings and other violent acts/matters during the December 10 rerun and supplementary elections in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant on Electronic Media to Wike. Mr.…

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Madagali explosion: Adamawa Govt. plans to review use of hijab

The Adamawa State Government is considering temporary review of the use of hijab in security prone areas as part of measures to contain suicide bombers. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, announced this on Sunday in Yola. He was addressing journalists on the outcome of an emergency…


Over 9,000 Lagosians tested positive to HIV in six months – Official

No fewer than 9,579 people were tested positive to HIV of the 616,318 that attended the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) awareness programme from January to June, 2016. Oluseyi Temowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, made this known on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr. Temowo spoke…

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Nigeria moving closer to self sufficiency in food production – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, says Nigeria is on the verge of being self sufficient in food production. Mr. Emefiele spoke in Isa town, Sokoto State, on Saturday when he launched the 2016 wheat planting season. “The journey to make Nigeria self sufficient in…


Trailer accident causes another gridlock on Lagos / Ibadan Expressway

Scores of commuters were subjected to trekking long distances on Wednesday morning following a multiple accident involving about five articulated vehicles on the Kara Bridge of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. A speeding trailer loaded with petrol, witnesses said, caused the accident when it rammed into others, exploded and caught fire which…


Newly licensed Summit University begins academic activities December with 500 students

The Vice-Chancellor, Summit University, Offa (SUNO), Hussein Oloyede, said on Sunday that the university would begin academic activities in December with 500 students. Mr. Oloyede, who made this known at a news conference in Offa, said that the institution would take off with students in the colleges of Natural and…

FROM LEFT: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16) 
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Nigeria to purchase 38 surveillance SUVs

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the direct procurement of 38 patrol SUVs manufactured locally, to enhance the operations of the inspectorate division of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. This was the high point of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari during which…

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British Airways celebrates 80 years of Nigeria flight operations

After reaching the 80-year milestone in flight operations in Nigeria, British Airways says it is happy and ready for many more years of its business relations with the West African country. The Head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Sales, Pablo De Renzis, said if the airline had been…


Nigerian students in Russia protest, lament treatment by federal government

Hundreds of Nigerians studying in Russia under a Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship on Monday held a protest at the Nigerian embassy in Moscow over failure of the Nigerian government in the last one year to remit their monthly stipends. Under the BEA scholarship, the Russian government takes care of…


Nigerian students, abandoned by government in Russia, set to protest

Some Nigerian students on a sponsored scholarship under a Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) are presently undergoing hardship due to the Nigerian government's inability to fulfil its commitment to the programme. As part of the scholarship, the Russian government was to take care of tuition and accommodation while the Nigerian government…

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to we...Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to well-wishers after the royal ceremony for his 83rd birthday in Bangkok on December 5, 2010. the Thai king is the world's longest reigning monarch who is regarded as a demi-god by many Thais and considered a unifying force in a politically turbulent nation.  AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest reigning monarch, dies

AdulyadejKing Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world's longest reigning monarch, has passed on, the royal palace said Thursday. The king died at 88 after reigning for more than 70 years. The palace said Mr. Adulyadej passed on at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, but did not disclose the ailment that led…


How inspector, others were killed – Nigeria Police

The Cross River Police Command has confirmed the death of an Inspector, Edet Archibong, who was killed in a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists on Tuesday night in Calabar. A Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunde Gbolarumi, made the confirmation on Wednesday during an interactive session with journalists…


Sub-Saharan Africa economy to drop to worst level in two decades – IMF

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, said on Saturday it foresees economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa dropping this year to its lowest level in more than 20 years. Current projection is put at about 1.4 per cent, less than half of last year's figure of 3.5 per cent and 5 per…

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Nigerian students lament harassment, detention by Turkish authorities

Some Nigerians studying in Turkey have pleaded with the Nigerian government to intervene and halt the continued arrest and detention of their colleagues in the wake of the July failed coup in that country. They also lamented the deportation of some of their colleagues by Turkish authorities. No fewer than…

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Pay us N18,000 minimum wage, Plateau primary school teachers plead

Public primary school teachers in Plateau State are yet to be included in the N18,000 national minimum wage structure, six years after the state began implementation of the structure for its workers. The Chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers in the state, Yarlings Gunshin, stated this on Wednesday in Jos,…