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Fire engulfs Guinness plant in Abia

A wildfire on Friday engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes. Firefighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday until about 6:46 p.m. when the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent…

APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (R) assisted by APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole while presenting the party’s flag to the Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Nasir El-Rufai during Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00645//18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN 00641 Pic 30. APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (L) with Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Gov Nasir El-Rufai during APC Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN Pic 31All Progressive Congress Party (APC) supporters during the party’s Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN

El-Rufai urges 90% Kaduna votes for Buhari

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has promised to deliver 90 per cent votes cast in the state to President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections. The governor made the promise at the launch of the APC 2019 presidential campaign in the state on Friday in Kaduna. The News…

Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (L) with Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Gov Nasir El-Rufai during APC Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN

Buhari campaigns in Kaduna says his govt succeeded in tackling security, economy

President Muhammadu Buhari was received in Kaduna on Friday by a massive crowd of party supporters, who thronged the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS) for the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress campaign in the state. The president, who spoke in Hausa during the flag-off of the governorship and presidential campaign,…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has de-listed all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the upcoming general elections in Rivers State, barring them from contesting. In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, on Friday, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Obo Effanga, said the decision…

Uche-Secondus

Presidential Election: PDP inaugurates 27 sub-committees

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday inaugurated 27 sub-committees with the mandate to work for its success in the February 16 presidential election. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, inaugurating the sub-committees urged leaders and members of the sub-committees to quickly start work as there was limited time to…

Naira Notes

Naira losses marginally against dollar at I & E window

The Naira on Friday lost marginally to the dollar at the investors’ window, exchanging at N362.79. Market turnover at the window stood at 406.07 million dollars. At the official CBN window, the naira closed at N306.85 to the dollar. The naira traded flat at the parallel market exchanging at N361…

Kenya on map

Kenya police arrest nine after deadly hotel attack

Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday. This had indicated that searching for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace. President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that a…

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What the weather would look like on Saturday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny, dust hazy and partly cloudy weather conditions over most parts of the country. It also predicted localised thunderstorms over Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Yenagoa, Calabar and Eket on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Friday, in Abuja, predicted sunny and hazy conditions over the Central…

Laurent Gbagbo

ICC halts release of former Ivorian President Gbagbo in spite acquittal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) halted its order for the immediate release of Cote d’Ivoire’s former President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, just days after acquitting him of charges of crimes against humanity. The court’s appeals judges in The Hague ordered that Gbagbo remain in prison for the time being and…

Dino Melaye

Court grants Dino Melaye bail

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama on Friday granted bail to Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, on health grounds. Mr Melaye, who had been in police custody since January 4 after a week-long siege to his house. He approached the court for enforcement of his fundamental…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

11,000 Corps members undergo INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. The state NYSC Coordinator, Ladan Baba, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Friday in Kano. He said the Corps members…

Alex Badeh

Badeh to be buried January 23

The late Ex-Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh, will be buried on January 23 at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja. According to a statement by John Agim, a brigadier general and the Acting Director Defence Information, DDI, the remains of late CDS will be committed to mother earth…

Permanent Voter Cards

We’re overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs – INEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is overwhelmed by the current rush by eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), a few weeks to the election. Ndidi Okafor, Head, Voter Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society at the INEC office in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stated…

UTME: JAMB registers over 300,000 in one week

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered over 300,000 candidates for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, in Lagos. Mr Benjamin said this…

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Zimbabwean govt orders another Internet services shutdown

Zimbabwean Government has ordered another complete shutdown of Internet services, to disrupt communication among protesters demonstrating against fuel price hikes and rising living costs. The country’s biggest mobile network operator, Econet, told subscribers on Friday that the government issued another order which it had to comply with. “The earlier directives…

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District

Ogun Governorship: PDP crisis remains as Kashamu makes INEC’s final list

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ogun, Buruji Kashamu, says his emergence on INEC’s final list of candidates is a victory for resilience. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the embattled Mr Kashamu made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) final list of candidates for the…

Manchester United team

30 football clubs swallow up nearly half of European revenue

Europe’s 710 top-tier football clubs pulled in a record 20.11 billion euros (£17.63 billion) in revenues between them in the 2017 financial year, according to an annual UEFA report. However, almost half of that amount went to 30 of them. The Club Licensing Benchmarking report also revealed that gambling and…

PDP Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar in USA. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Reno Omokri]

Atiku confirms arrival in U.S.

Atiku Abubakar has confirmed his arrival in the United States. In a post on Twitter, he said: “Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community. -AA”, with a photograph, showing him clutching a bouquet of flowers, along with Senate…

Court

Court orders reinstatement of Sokoto Perm Sec Compulsory retirement

The National Industrial Court, Sokoto State division, on Thursday ordered the reinstatement of a Permanent Secretary, Suleiman Sarkin-Fulani, who was compulsorily retired by the Sokoto State Government. The court also directed payment of Sarkin-Fulani’s full entitlements. Justice Kiyashot Demlak said the claimant had successfully proved his case of wrongful retirement…

Edo state map

26 political parties active in Edo – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Edo State office, on Thursday said that 26 political parties would be participating actively in the general elections in the state. Emmanuel Alex-Hart, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo, made the fact known at a sensitisation programme organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA)…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Assembly passes N169.652 billion 2019 budget

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s 2019 budget of N169.652 billion as presented by Governor Aminu Tambuwal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Appropriation Bill was passed following a motion moved by the Assembly’s Majority Whip Habibu Modachi (PDP- Isa). The motion…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

The Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Thursday, impeached its deputy speaker, Segun Adewumi, who represents Ekiti West Constituency 1, on ground of gross misconduct and insubordination. The Chairman, House Committee on Business, Gboyega Aribisagan, under Matters of Public Importance, moved for the impeachment which was seconded by Sunday Akinniyi…

Donald Trump

Ex-Trump aide admits rigging online polls for U.S. president — Report

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of’’ Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public…

Buhari arrives Benin for election campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Benin, the Edo capital for his South-south campaign ahead of the February 16 presidential election. The presidential aircraft (5N-FGN) that conveyed the nation’s number one citizen landed at the airport at 3:05 p.m. Mr Buhari was received at the airport by Governor Godwin Obaseki,…

Gabonese President, Ali Bongo (Photo Credit: BBC)

Gabon president back in Morocco after short stay in Libreville

Gabon President, Ali Bongo, returned to medical leave in Morocco after a brief visit to Libreville where he appeared in a wheelchair on state TV following his stroke in 2018, a government source said on Thursday. Since Mr Bongo fell ill in Saudi Arabia on October 24, contradictory information on…