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Continuous voter registration ongoing in all Borno local govts – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it has commenced its Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, in five local government areas, LGAs, of Borno, where it had initial challenge of deploying personnel and materials for the exercise. The INEC National Commissioner, Ahmed Mu’azu, on Sunday in Abuja, told the News Agency…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd right); his wife, Bolanle (2nd right); Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (3rd left); former Deputy Governors of Lagos State, Otunba Femi Pedro (2nd left); Mrs. Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele (left) and Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (right) during the Lagos @ 50 Gala Night at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Lagos holds the seed of Nigeria of our dreams – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday night said the quest to evolve a greater and more prosperous Nigeria lies in the prosperity of Lagos State, describing the state as the foremost migrant community in Nigeria aggregating talents from everywhere and the undisputable commercial capital accounting for over 70 per…

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Despite being among Nigeria’s richest states, Akwa Ibom governor says state lacks funds for LG elections

Despite his state being one of the wealthiest in the country, Governor Udom Emmanuel said on Sunday that Akwa Ibom has no money to conduct local government elections. Mr. Emmanuel said that local government elections would have to wait in view of the present financial difficulties facing the state. The…

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TSA should be decentralised for efficiency – LCCI

Muda Yusuf, the Director-General of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has called for a review of operation of The Single Treasury Account (TSA) to allow easier access to the funds. He said decentralisation of the account would allow government agencies to have easier access to the funds and…

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U.S.-based Nigerian model sues bank for alleged illegal use of her photo for advert

A Nigerian model based in the United States of America, Nneoma Anosike, has filed an action against Wema Bank PLC before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for allegedly using her photos for commercial purposes without authorization. Ms. Anosike, 22, sued the bank through her father, Frank Anosike,…

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Three sustain gunshot injuries as bribe-seeking police officers attack youth

At least three people have been left with gunshot injuries after an altercation between youth of Oria community in Delta State and police officers suspected to be members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. A 59-minute video of the incident posted on social media, showed some youth arguing loudly with…

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Civic group wants church management prosecuted for building collapse

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the Inspector General of Police, to immediately prosecute the management of Reigners' Bible Church, Akwa Ibom, over the death of 26 worshippers following the collapse of the church building on December 10, 2016. In a petition signed by the national chairman…

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari administration’s school feeding programme increases pupil enrolment amidst challenges

There was an air of excitement among the children as the bell rang signalling the period for their recess. Neatly dressed uniformed women, with aprons gathered around large plastic warmers, dished out food in small bowls in fulfilment of a daily ritual of feeding school children for whom billions of…

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Nigerian Air Force base may be attacked – Air Marshall

The Nigerian Air Force has said it has intelligence that one of its air bases may be attacked. According to an official statement, the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, stated this while addressing participants at a retreat held between May 25 and 26 in Kaduna. “…we have had an…

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Athletics: Making of Champions hooks new sponsors

The daunting task of unearthing fresh talents that will return Nigeria to her glory days on the tracks is finally looking up nicely as corporate bodies in the country are beginning to show more interest in helping the ‘sleeping sports’. For the first time in the history of the country,…

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. [Photo credit: CNN]

Why I’m pleased with my first overseas trip – Trump

The U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed satisfaction at the results of his first overseas trip, the U.S. Department of State, has said. Mr. Trump told service members at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, that they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever seen, the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Real Reasons sacked Lagos Chaplain, Femi Taiwo, was fired

The immediate past Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, who was removed from his post allegedly on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode breached church protocols and had a long standing disciplinary problems with the church, documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. Femi…

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South Africa: Ruling ANC debates motion to remove Zuma

By AllAfrica The top leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress is this weekend debating a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. The news was first broken by the South African news site, News24.com, and confirmed to Bloomberg by five separate sources. The party's National Executive Committee…

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PSG, Barcelona, Dortmund win domestic cup titles

A 91st-minute own goal by Issa Cissokho on Saturday gave Paris St-Germain a dramatic Coupe de France final match victory over Angers. Unai Emery’s side looked set for extra time but Cissokho, brother of Aston Villa defender Aly, headed a corner into his own net in injury time. Angers, playing…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (M) with some selected FCT School Children during their visit to the Acting President at the Presidential Villa Abuja to commence the activities marking the 2017 Children Day Celebration in Abuja on Friday (26/5/17)

Children’s Day: Group wants implementation of child rights laws in Nigeria

The international federation of women lawyers, FIDA, has called on the Nigerian government to address the infrastructural challenges militating against the future of Nigerian child, as the nation joined the rest of the World to mark the 2017 children's day on May 27. FIDA in a statement signed by its…

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How Nigeria can combat Hepatitis – Health minister, other experts

The Federal Government on Saturday assured Nigerians of its commitment to take proactive steps towards controlling the spread of Hepatitis in the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, stated this during the 24th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Guild of Medical Directors, GMD, in Abuja. The…

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Osinbajo, Namadi Sambo disagree at Zaria water commissioning

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and his predecessor, Namadi Sambo, on Saturday disagreed over the role played by present and past Kaduna governors in a water project in Zaria, commissioned by Mr. Osinbajo. Represented at the event by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Oyegun, the acting president…

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari has stopped pension fraud, scandals – Presidency

The government of Muhammadu Buhari has finally brought an end to the series of mindboggling fraud and scandals around the issue of pensions in Nigeria, his aide claimed on Saturday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, who featured on an interactive radio program, "Hannu Da Yawa" on the Federal Radio…

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UPDATED: Violence erupts at APC election, ex-Senator manhandled

Violence erupted midway into the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect chairmanship candidates for the July 22 council polls in Lagos State on Saturday, ending the event abruptly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some aggrieved party supporters engaged one another in a free-for-all…

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Iwobi celebrates FA Cup triumph with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi was denied action at Wembley on Saturday but he was part of the celebration as Arsenal emerged champions of the FA Cup, beating 10-man Chelsea at the Wembley stadium. Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey were the goal scorers for the Gunners as the solitary goal from Diego Costa…

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NAHCON approves N1.5 million as Hajj fare for Kaduna pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved a flat rate of N1,535,505 as the Hajj fare for Kaduna State intending pilgrims for 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia. The public relations officer of Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare of the Board, Yunusa Abdullahi, made the known in a statement on…

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Osinbajo appoints National Pension Commission, Bank of Industry chiefs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the following appointments for some Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions: Ali Usman​​—Chairman, National Pension Commission. Funso Doherty​—Director-General, National Pension Commission. Manase Benga​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Zaki Magawata​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Ben Oviosun​​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Nyerere Ayim​​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension…

Mr. Osinbajo made the statement Thursday in Abuja at the colloquim on ``Biafra: 50 years after’’ organized by the Yar’ Adua Foundation at the Shehu Musa Yar’ adua Centre, Abuja. [Photo: Vanguard Newspaper]

Why Africa is confident of the future – Osinbajo

Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo spoke Saturday at the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders…

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JUST IN: Security operatives take over Lagos APC office as violence erupts during primaries

Security operatives have taken over the All Progressives Congress secretariat in Lagos following an outbreak of violence that erupted during the local government election primaries. Angry party members invaded the venue as aggrieved party members protested the announcement of candidates endorsed by the party leadership. Ballot boxes and chairs were…

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Alex Iwobi of Arsenal takes on Victor Moses of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

LIVE UPDATES: Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final

Arsenal and Chelsea are clashing today in the finals of the 2017 FA Cup. Both teams have won the trophy at different times in the past. Two Nigerians, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, are in the two teams, and will contest to join legends like John Fashanu, Kanu Nwankwo and…