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Kwara Polytechnic expels five students

The authorities of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, say they have expelled five students for committing various offences contrary to their matriculation oath. AbdulRahman Muhammad, the Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs), made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Monday. Mr. Muhammad explained that their expulsion was sequel to the approval…

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Man who allegedly killed his two daughters denied bail

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded an applicant, Samuel Anyaogu, 29, in prison for allegedly killing his two daughters. He allegedly dumped the bodies of the two kids, whom he had from a concubine in a stream. The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, who gave the order, described the…

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Budget Padding: Ethics Committee concludes hearing on Jibrin

The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Monday concluded public hearing on its investigation of a lawmaker from Kano, Abdulmumin Jibrin. At the resumed hearing on Monday afternoon, Mr. Jibrin failed to appear before the committee. He is accused of breaching the privileges of members. Nicholas Ossai,…

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Over 2000 Nigerians complain about Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines others in 6 months

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, received a total of 2,133 complaints from both domestic and international air passengers between January and June 2016, statistics from its Consumer Protection Department have indicated. A document issued by the department and obtained on Monday by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in…

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Court to rule on Ogun LG polls September 30

The Ogun State High Court has fixed Friday, September 30 to determine if the local government elections in the state scheduled for October 8 can go ahead. This followed hearing in a suit filed by Labour Party for postponement of the poll, on the ground that the state Independent Electoral…

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Violence against children on increase in Nigeria- UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has observed an increase in violence against children in Nigeria, and attributed rising youth restiveness in the country to the phenomenon. A child protection specialist with the global organisation, Ladi Alabi, made the disclosure on Monday in Jos, Plateau state at a one-day workshop…

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Corruption trial of Kingsley Kuku’s aides adjourned

An FCT High Court on Monday adjourned the trial of Lawrence Pepple and Henry Ogbulue, to October 21. Both men were aides to Kingsley Kuku, a former adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta. The Judge, Mamman Kolo, adjourned the cases at the instance of the counsel to the…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano anti-graft agency discovers 1,134 ghost workers

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission says it has detected 1, 134 ghost workers with foreign names in the payroll of the state government. This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the anti-graft agency, Shabbana Abdul’aziz, in Kano on Monday. Abdul’aziz said the…

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Nigeria to launch mass housing scheme; targets 400,000 homes

The finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said that the N500 billion new housing fund approved by the National Executive Council last week would stimulate economic activities and return the economy to the path of growth. Mrs. Adeosun, who fielded questions from some journalists in her office at the weekend, said…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

First Trump-Clinton debate set to draw sky-high number of viewers

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will on Monday face off in a presidential debate that could be the most-watched in U.S. history, with the high-stakes showdown expected to attract 100 million viewers. The 90-minute contest at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York is the first of three planned debates.…

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$7 billion: Why Falana must apologise to me – Soludo

A former Governor of the Central Bank, Chukwuma Soludo, has insisted that senior lawyer, Femi Falana, apologise for making incorrect allegations. Mr. Falana had called for Mr. Soludo's probe, after he accused the former bank chief of doling out $7 billion to commercial bankers while he was in office. The…

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Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Saudi authorities on Monday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry noted in a statement that the execution was carried out after the death sentence was endorsed by the king. Meanwhile, the convict had…

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Jigawa to support 108 oil millers with N270,000 seed money

The Jigawa State Government on Monday in Dutse said it would support 108 female groundnut oil millers with N270,000 seed money to start their own businesses. Muhammad Mujaddadi, Special Assistant to the governor on Empowerment, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that each beneficiary would receive N2,500 to buy…

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Jibrin boycotts House Ethics Committee hearing

A former chairman of House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Monday failed to appear before the House Ethics and Privileges Committee, investigating claims of misconduct against the lawmaker. The House has been rocked by budget fraud scandal triggered by Mr. Jibrin, who accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and three others…

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Why Nigeria should not sell asset — Ex-CBN Official

Titus Okunronmu, a former Director in the Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has said sale of the country’s asset to boost the economy will further restrict income. Mr. Okunronmu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that rather than restrict income, the government should redistribute…

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BIAFRA: Another judge hands off Nnamdi Kanu’s case

John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has stepped down from the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Mr. Tsoho is the second judge to do so. Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges brought by the Nigerian government for leading a separatist group.…

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Police defuses 67 landmines buried by Boko Haram in Bama army barracks

The Commissioner of police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu, has said that operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) under his command defused 67 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by Boko Haram insurgents at the military barracks in Bama. Mr. Chukwu, who spoke to journalists on Sunday evening, said the explosives which…

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APC Crisis: Tinubu accuses party of ‘injustice’, rejects ‘national leader’ title

A former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of perpetrating “injustice”, saying he would rather not hold the honorary title of “national leader” in such a party. "I would rather not have any title yet reside in a party that honours democracy…

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Nigeria military assures U.S. of respect for human rights

Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has assured the international community that the country’s armed forces is taking measures to improve its human rights records, the minister's spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Dan-Ali, according to his spokesperson, Tukur Gusau, gave the assurance in New York on Friday during a high…

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BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu wants judge investigated

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has demanded the investigation of Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged judicial misconduct. Mr. Kanu, who is facing trial following allegations of treasonable felony, maintaining an unlawful society and possession of illegal items, accused his…

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Four soldiers killed, 16 injured in Boko Haram bomb attack

At least four soldiers were killed and 16 others injured in a bomb attack on Sunday, the Army has said. The attack occured when suspected Boko Haram members staged an ambush on an army convoy outside Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Since the split in its leadership between the erratic…

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How Civil Defence officials brutalised trader, shaved his hair, beard

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on September 18 brutalised a shop owner, shave his hair and stuffed it into his mouth, the victim and a rights group have said. The trader, Abdullahi Ibrahim, told PREMIUM TIMES that he was brutalised based on his stance on a…

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Nigeria’s ruling party in disarray: Oyegun must go, Tinubu says

A former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has called on the chairman of the party, John Oyegun, to resign from office. Mr. Tinubu said Mr. Oyegun is amongst those who have managed to remain within the party because of what they…

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Okiemute Ighorodje emerges winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa

The 25-year-old Okiemute Ighorodje has emerged the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 9. Okiemute smiles home with a grand price of N5 million, a brand new SUV, and a music recording contract. She emerged winner after the 8-week highly competitive contest that saw good performances by many…

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INTERVIEW: Ownership of $26 million: Patience Jonathan did no wrong – Lawyer

Last week, a lawyer, Charles Ogboli, who claimed to represent former first lady Patience Jonathan, appeared on a Channels Television interview. Mr. Ogboli defended Mrs. Jonathan's actions in the controversial $26 million she has claimed to be hers. While Mr. Ogboli said in the Friday interview that he is a counsel…