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Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group

Dangote invests $1 billion in rice production in Nigeria

The Minister of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aliko Dangote on rice production.…

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Insecurity: Kwara restricts use of schools for social events

“Our internally generated revenue is only N800 million month and the state only gets N3.4…

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Nigerian government rolls off mortgage scheme for 10,000 beneficiaries

Nigerians now have the chance to realize their dream of owning a home. The Federal…

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UNFPA wants Nigeria to increase investment in maternal health

“Issues of maternal mortality have not improved in this country for 40 years...” The Executive Director, United Nations Fund for Population Activity, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, on Thursday said Nigeria needed to invest more on maternal mortality to save lives of women. Mr. Osotimehin, a professor, stated this when he visited…

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Police arrest mother for allegedly killing her two children

The woman allegedly said she gave her children a substance gotten from a cleric to drink. The Delta Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman in Abraka for allegedly killing two of her children. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Celestina Kalu, said this on Thursday in Asaba…

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Nigeria police officers warned against corrupt practices

Police boss says force needs tactical and managerial skills. (more…)

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Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

Bawa Ekoja was a police sergeant. (more…)

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Sallah: Transporters attribute low patronage of parks to insecurity

Commuters complain of insecurity at parks. Commuters and transporters on Wednesday blamed low patronage of motor parks in the Abuja on current security challenges in the country. Some of the transporters said that the parks had witnessed the lowest traffic for the first time during a religious holiday. Raazak Alfa,…

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Nigerian First Lady, Patience Jonathan, canvases reproductive health policies

Mrs. Jonathan advocated compulsory health education of adolescent and young adult females on factors associated with cervical cancer. (more…)

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Obanikoro calls for trucks’ holding bay in Lagos

Mr. Obanikoro said the permanent bay would keep the trucks and trailers off the road. (more…)

Prof. Bamidele Omotale

E-learning answer to Nigerian universities’ problems – OAU Vice Chancellor

The Obafemi Awolowo University has launched an E-learning school (more…)

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai

Jonathan condoles with El-Rufai over son’s death

Hamza El-Rufai died in a motor accident on Tuesday morning. (more…)

CHIKA AMALAHA

UPDATE: Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medallist, Chika Amalaha, accused of doping, suspended

Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the tournament. (more…)

Hamza El-Rufai

Former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai loses son in auto crash

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday lost one of his sons, Hamza El-Rufai, in a fatal motor accident in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. “From Allah we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the…

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INEC accredits 29 observer groups for Osun governorship election

The incumbent governor is among the 20 candidates in the election (more…)

Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State

Politicians who share money, gifts for votes are liars- Amosun

Mr. Amosun said distributing money cannot solve the problems of the electorate. (more…)

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Police arrest Civil Defence operative for alleged arms deal

The 33-year-old suspect, who was attached to NSCDC headquarters in Minna, was arrested at Fadikpe area of Chachanga Local Government Area. (more…)

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

CAN commiserates with Islamic scholar, Zakzaky, for loss of sons

The umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria condemns the latest bomb blast in Kano. ============= The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed sadness at the unfortunate incident in Zaria which led to the killing of some people, including the sons of a renowned Islamic scholar, Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky. It also…

Femi Falana

Falana asks Fashola to replace Chair of panel investigating destruction of BRT buses by soldiers

Mr. Falana argues that the Chairperson of the panel is a prosecution witness in a criminal case that is before the Lagos State High Court. (more…)