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FILE PHOTO: Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

Buhari ‘speaks from London, greets Muslims on Sallah’

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements, his office said. According to presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the message reads thus: "I am immensely…

MUSLIMS  FAITHFUL PRAYING AT ILE ZIK IKEJA  IDIL PRAYER GROUND TO MARK THE EID-EL-KABIR CELEBRATION IN LAGOS ON MONDAY
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Saudi Arabia, 16 other countries announce end of Ramadan, declare Sunday Eid-el-Fitr Day

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia the United Arab Emirates and 15 other countries have announced an end to this year's Ramadan Fast, TV station, Aljazeera, is reporting. The countries have therefore fixed Sunday as the first day of Eid-el-Fitr 1438, the report said. Eid al-Fitr is usually commemorated marks the…

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PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo attends Armed Forces Command College graduation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday attended the graduation of ceremony of the Armed Forces Command & Staff College, Senior Course 39 in JAJI, Kaduna. Here are some moments of the day captured by Novo Isioro, personal photographer to Mr. Osinbajo. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="235010"] [gallery type="rectangular" ids="235009"] [gallery type="rectangular" ids="235008"]…

Land grabbers being arraigned by the Lagos State Government

Notorious land-grabber to remain in prison

A magistrate, Lateef Owolabi, of the Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi on Friday declared the sureties presented by a suspected land grabbing kingpin, Kamorudeen Lamina (popularly known as Sir K Oluwo), as unverifiable and thus unable to stand for his bail. The State Government, through the Special Task Force on…

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25 young Nigerians benefit from EFCC’s corruption prevention initiative

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in partnership with the Creative Youth Initiative against Corruption, CYIAC, Thursday presented gifts (Net Books) to 25 winners who emerged from a three-month intensive creative programme embarked upon to curb corruption through creative development. The students, between ages nine to 14, showcased their…

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Ford Foundation, media group float platform on peace building

A 19-member National Working Group has been launched to monitor and engage with various social formations in Nigeria towards peace and conflict prevention. The group, comprising leaders of youth driven associations will work with leaders of indigenous communities, faith-based groups and civil society towards a people-driven mechanism for peaceful co-existence…

Immigration officials screening Nigerian returnee from Libya during their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.

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5,000 Nigerians stranded in Mali as NAPTIP decries poor funding

There are about 5,000 Nigerians waiting to be rescued from Mali, the head of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Julie Donli, said on Thursday in Abuja. Ms. Donli said this when she paid a visit to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma…

Shiites protest detention of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Nigerian Shiites to hold major rallies Friday

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, is set to hold major rallies Friday, to commemorate the International Quds Day. The group, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky, has been in the forefront of observing the Quds Day, which holds on the last Friday of Ramadan. The IMN in a statement by its…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo with Governors after the consultation meeting

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo meets State Governors over North & South-East groups ethnic agitations

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday evening met with state governors at the Villa in continuation with the ongoing engagement with the Northern and Southeast groups. Earlier in the week, He met with a cross section of leaders from the north and south-eastern part of Nigeria where they reached…

Saudi Arabia's King Salman [Photo: CNN.com]

New heir, 11 other decrees issued by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (FULL LIST)

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir to the throne of the home of Islam’s holiest sites. In a royal decree, the former Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, was removed as next-in-line to the throne. He was…

IPOB members in a rally

EDITORIAL: Time to address Biafran, other agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…

Saudi Arabia's King Salman [Photo: CNN.com]

Saudi King removes nephew, appoints son as successor

In a major reshuffle, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir to the throne of the home of Islam’s holiest sites. In a royal decree, the former Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, was removed as next-in-line to the…

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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FEATURE: The inside, untold story of the 2017 JAMB examination, By Reuben Abati

I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), receiving Committee report on Federal Government Assets in Lagos State from the Chairman of the Committee and former Federal Commissioner for Works & Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu (middle) during the submission of the report at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. With them are Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (left); members of the Committee, Barr. Femi Falana (2nd right) and Mrs. Victoria Alonge (right).

Ikoyi, Banana Island, Festac, Trade Fair, others should revert to Lagos Govt – Okunnu

A former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Femi Okunnu, on Tuesday expressed sadness over the current status of the Federal Secretariat in Lagos and other abandoned asset of the federal government in the state, urging that the asset be returned to the state government for effective and proper usage.…

Jose Mourinho [Photo: Standard.co.uk]

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

The Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors. The prosecutors are investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach between 2010 and 2013. The BBC reports that the Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million in taxes between 2011 and…

From Left: Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwani Sulaiman; Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji M I Basher and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during Acting President Yemi Osinbajo's Breaking of Ramadan Fast with Northern Traditional Rulers at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday (19/6/17)
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Osinbajo postpones meeting with northern traditional rulers to Tuesday – Akande

The consultative meeting between the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and traditional rulers from the northern part of the country, initially slated for Monday, has been postponed to Tuesday. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President), confirmed this on his twitter…

From Left: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saa'd (III) and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohmammed Sanusi (II) uring Breaking of Fast with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday (19/6/17)

What Osinbajo told Northern traditional rulers (FULL TEXT)

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday evening met with traditional leaders from Northern Nigeria. The meeting is in continuation of talks by the presidency to douse the ethnic tensions that recently culminated in a northern group asking Igbos to leave Northern Nigeria. Read Mr. Osinbajo’s full speech to the…

MUSLIMS  FAITHFUL PRAYING AT ILE ZIK IKEJA  IDIL PRAYER GROUND TO MARK THE EID-EL-KABIR CELEBRATION IN LAGOS ON MONDAY
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NASRDA announces date for end of Ramadan

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Monday said the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for June 2017 will be recorded in Nigeria on June 25, 2017, between 6: 29p.m and 8:40 p.m., the Nations newspaper is reporting. Once the crescent is sighted, this year's Ramadan…

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung

Minister manipulated Nigeria sports federation elections to cover up fraud – Candidate

A presidential candidate in last week’s elections into Nigerian sports federations has accused the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, of manipulating the process to produce his cronies and cover up alleged fraud in the federations. In a statement he issued on Sunday, Olukayode Thomas, who ran for president of the…

House of Reps

Reps will resist acquisition of more Nigerian banks’ toxic debts – Lawmaker

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Jones Onyereri, has said that the House would stop the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, from purchasing new bad debts from Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, in the country. Mr. Onyereri, who was speaking in Enugu State at…

Killed suicide bomber

NEMA confirms 16 killed in Maiduguri suicide attacks

At least 16 people were killed in two suicide attacks on a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Sunday night, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES reported the suicide attacks on Dalori with a witness saying at least eight corpses were recovered. The NEMA,…

Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]

SSS finally speaks on threat to Igbos by Northern groups

About two weeks after a coalition of Northern groups gave a three-month ultimatum to Igbos to leave Northern Nigeria, the State Security Service has reacted to the call. The SSS, which has the “statutory mandate of ensuring the internal security of the country,” has been criticised by many Nigerians for…

Lagos Governor, Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Lagos, Nigerian govt plan festival to help Africans in diaspora trace roots

The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government have concluded arrangement to help over 15 million Nigerians in diaspora to trace their roots back home through the Badagry Diaspora Festival scheduled to hold between August 23 and 25. Speaking at a news conference jointly addressed at the Bagauda Kaltho Press…

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Lagos arraigns suspected ‘notorious land grabbing kingpin,’ others

The Lagos State Government on Friday arraigned a suspected notorious land grabber, Kamorudeen Lamina, before a Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi over alleged forceful dispossession of residents of their legitimate rights to land ownership. Mr. Lamina, popularly known as Sir K, was arraigned alongside six others on a six-count charge by…

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

CBN to hold ‘open market’ operation to check inflation

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Thursday said it would hold a special Open Market Operation (OMO) operation to further check inflation in the economy as a result of pressures on the value of the Naira. The operation would involve mopping up of about N200.322 billion from the Nigerian…