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Bayelsa govt. bans indiscriminate cattle grazing

The Bayelsa Government has restricted the activities of herdsmen in the state to the Bayelsa Palm area. Gov. Seriake Dickson announced the restriction on Friday in Yenagoa in a live radio and television programme. The governor said the measure was taken as a result of recent upsurge in violence and…

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Sports Minister laments poor management of Nigerian football, seeks ‘surgical operation’

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong, says the nation’s football governing body. the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, needs an urgent `surgical operation’ to restore sanity into the game of football. Mr. Dalong stated this while reacting to the sit-in protest embarked upon by the victorious Super Falcons over…

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Corp members’ deaths: Senate wants NYSC overhauled

The Senate on Thursday, called on the Federal Government to overhaul the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme. The call followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye.(APC Central). The Senate also called on the government to improve on medical facilities…

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Buhari wants national identification number used for voter identification

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said President Muhammadu has directed that the National Identification Number (NIN) be used to authenticate eligible voters in future. Mr. Osinbajo, who was represented by Ade Ipaye, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, said this while addressing a policy roundtable on identity at…

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Senate wants Nigeria’s presidents inaugurated inside National Assembly

A bill for an Act to Provide for the Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, passed second reading in the Senate on Thursday. The bill, titled “Presidential Inauguration Bill, 2016’’, sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, seeks to align…

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Report exposing false claims by Cameroonian president wins 2016 fact-Check award

Reporters from Ivory Coast and Cameroon took the top prizes in this year’s African Fact-Checking Awards. Anderson Diédri, of the website Eburnietoday.com, was named the winner of the top fact-checking award for francophone African media, for a report exposing as false claims made by the government of Cote d’Ivoire in…

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South Korean Parliament vote to impeach President Park

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal. Members of parliament voted by secret ballot with 234 in favour and 56 opposed, meaning dozens of members of Park’s own conservative Saenuri Party backed the motion to remove her. No fewer than 200…

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Nigerian Air Force promotes 78 senior officers

The Air Force Council has approved the promotion of 78 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force. The promotions comprise 14 Air Vice Marshals, 19 Air Commodores and 45 Group Captains. Those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal include the Air Component Commander…

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Wizkid cancels all December, January shows for health reasons

Nigeria’s superstar, Wizkid, has cancelled his homecoming concert earlier scheduled for December, and all shows in January 2017. The 26-year-old musician made the announcement to his fans in Nigeria and Uganda on Twitter on Friday. He said he was acting on his doctor’s recommendation. He said, “Team Wizkid and I…

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Top 10 Kannywood actresses in 2016

Kannywood no doubt witnessed unprecedented growth in 2016. Not even the decision by the federal government to shelve its plan to build a film village in Kano following stiff opposition from Muslim clerics in July could dim Kannywood’s shine. But it is near impossible to talk about this industry without…

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UPDATE: Why Court relaxed bail conditions for Nigerian judge accused of corruption

The failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to challenge the applications for bail variation filed by Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla was a major reason a Lagos court relaxed their bail conditions, Judge Hakeem Oshodi said on Thursday. Reading a ruling he prepared after adjourning the morning proceedings…

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Top trending Nigerian YouTube videos in 2016

The list of 2016 top trending YouTube videos in Nigeria and globally has been released. It was contained in a statement issued by Google Nigeria and released to PREMIUM TIMES. A cursory look at the favourite video of 2016 shows that Nigerians joined the global community in dominating the dance…

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Healthcare: Reps ask NHIS to halt payment to HMOs

The House of Representatives on Thursday called on the National Health Insurance, NHIS, to put on hold further quarterly release of funds to the Health Maintenance Organisations, HMOs, pending the outcome of investigation. The House also mandated its Committee on Health Care Services to commence investigation into the activities of…

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You may lose public support, Timi Frank warns Saraki

The deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, on Thursday asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to be wary of the party's leadership. Mr. Frank said Mr. Saraki could lose support from his strongest backers if he sustained the recent moves to establish close ties with…

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Buhari’s school feeding programme takes off in Anambra

In another rollout of one of the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration, the National Homegrown School Feeding scheme has entered implementation stage with the feeding of primary school pupils in Anambra State Thursday. Last month, the N-Power scheme kicked off with the selection of the first batch of…

Kamal Usman, a Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Air Force, accused of killing a man over a prostitute. Credit: Abdulakareem Haruna. December 8, 2016.

Nigeria Air Force personnel ​kill man ‘over prostitute’

A 60-year-old man was on Tuesday killed at a brothel in Maiduguri, Borno State, after a quarrel with some personnel of the Nigeria Air Force. The fight occurred at a popular brothel located in Simari area of Maiduguri. Witnesses said the victim, Ibrahim Bulama, was shot dead by soldiers after…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Igbos desperate for peace in Nigeria – Governor Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has said that if there is any group of people in Nigeria, in need of peace, it is the Igbos, who are found in all parts of the country doing business. Mr. Ikpeazu made the remark when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur…

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Christmas: Lagos to sell bag of rice for N13,000 from December 15

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was ready to roll out Lake Rice on December 15 to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg towards the Yuletide celebrations. The sale will come as succour for millions of Lagosians who like their counterparts in most parts of the country have…

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Unpaid Nigeria’s Super Falcons withhold Nations Cup trophy in protest

The Nigeria national women's football team, the Super Falcons, are still holding on to the Africa Women's Nations Cup won last weekend in Cameroon in protest against the government’s failure to pay them. Though the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday reassured the African champions that they…

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Use 2442 to opt out of unsolicited messages, NCC advises Nigerians

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, on Thursday advised consumers to take advantage of the 2442 short code to choose the type of messages they want to receive from telecoms operators. The Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, gave the advice at the 79th Telecom Consumers Parliament help in Abuja. He…

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Why I will not honour Reps’ invitation for now — Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin said on Thursday that he will not honour the invitation to appear before the House of Representatives’ Ethics Committee until he receives a formal invitation to that effect from the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Mr. Jibrin said he had already defended all allegations of corruption against the speaker, and…

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Kano generates N18 billion internal revenue in 2016

The Kano State Government has realised N18 billion as internally generated revenue from January to date, an official said. The Chairman of Kano State Board of Internal Revenue, Sani Dembo, disclosed this on Thursday shortly after he defended the board’s 2017 budgetary allocation at the State Assembly. Mr. Dembo said…

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How Nigeria’s economic challenges affect West Africa – ECOWAS

The depreciation of the naira and other economic challenges affecting member states have slowed down ECOWAS economic integration and the adoption of a single currency, the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports. This was one of the main issues discussed at the technical meeting of the ECOWAS Macroeconomic Policy Committee on…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Senate reschedules Magu’s confirmation to December 15

The Senate on Thursday rescheduled the screening and confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to December15. The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala N’allah, made this known while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja. He said the postponement of the exercise…

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$1.6 billion oil scam: Former NNPC boss testifies against Jide Omokore

The trial of the embattled chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, got underway Thursday. The case, heard by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, opened with the…