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Female candidate from Borno tops in AUN’s nationwide scholarship exam

Gombe, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, and Yobe did not field eligible candidates for the exam.

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Obey the court, release El-Zakzaky, wife, Amnesty International tells Nigerian govt

The Shiite leader has been held without charge since December 2015.

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Stop illegal collection of fees for N-Power, welfare programmes, Nigerian govt warns states, others

The federal government also said it is set to add more states to the school feeding programme.

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Contraceptive use among Nigerian women on increase

In 2014, 23 per cent of sexually active Nigerian women used contraceptives, while 30 per cent used in 2015.

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NIS arrests 128 foreigners attempting to obtain Nigerian ID Cards

Mr. Wunti said those arrested comprised 63 Cameroonians, 31 Chadians, 27 Nigeriens and seven Malians.

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OBITUARY: Alfred Ilenre, journalist, activist, dies at 77

Mr. Ilenre spent most of his adult life advocating for equal rights and justice.

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INTERVIEW: Why I won’t run for Borno Governor in 2019 – Ndume

The Borno senator pledged his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Gambia: President-elect Barrow to remain in Senegal until swearing-in

Mr. Barrow reportedly arrived in Dakar shortly after midnight on Sunday.

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, others honour Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is an annual event held every January 15 in honour of fallen heroes.

FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.

Nigerian govt replies BringBackOurGirls on Sambisa tour

The government said it would not postpone the military Sambisa tour.

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Ajimobi’s daughter labels protesting LAUTECH students “Generation of Mannerless Students”

The governor’s office said it was not aware of the comment.

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Nigerian soldiers kill 13 Boko Haram members in Borno – Spokesperson

The military operations were carried out on Thursday and Friday.

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ECOWAS defence chiefs meet, prepare for military action in Gambia

ECOWAS vows all necessary actions to enforce the will of The Gambian people

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Nigeria needs more private universities – NUC

The official expressed worry that no private university is able to fill its admission quota.

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Barrow leaves Gambia with Buhari, other West African leaders

Women, children and the elderly make up the greatest numbers of those fleeing.

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INTERVIEW: I would’ve performed better than Buhari – Ex-Presidential Candidate Sonaiya

“I would have gotten the cabinet in place before my inauguration, so that we would really hit the ground running.”

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

While adopting a new health finance model, Nigerian government also appointed new head for the NPHCDA.

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Dangote truck, CRV plunge into river

The casualty was yet to be ascertained Saturday night, an official said.

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West African leaders set 4-day deadline to resolve Gambia crisis

Mr. Barrow says the meeting between Messrs Buhari and Jammeh was unproductive.

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#BringBackOurGirls group gives conditions for joining military on Sambisa tour

The government has invited the group for an aerial tour of the forest.

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

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Suspects arrested over the killing last year of an Abuja-based pastor have been released.

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Living Faith Church reacts to video showing founder, Oyedepo, urging members to ‘kill’

“Everyone sponsoring evil against the nation, let your fire fall on him”, the preacher said.