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Four reportedly killed as armed robbers invade bank 

Four persons were reportedly killed during a violent robbery attack on a bank in Ijero-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State. A source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the robbers invaded the town at about 6 p.m. after workers had closed. They were said to have…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Kwara people will retire Saraki from politics in 2019 – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the people of Kwara State will retire the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, from active politics in 2019. He said this on Monday in Abuja, while speaking with journalists at the end of a meeting of the party`s…

Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Buhari greets Ezeife at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Anambra state governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who turns 80 on Tuesday, November 20. Mr Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday. The president joined family, friends and political associates…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Jigawa govt. to distribute 47,544 goats to women

Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State, on Monday said the state government would distribute 47,544 goats to 15,848 women in June, 2019, under its Goat Breeding Microfinance Scheme. Mr Badaru, who disclosed this to journalists in Dutse, the state capital said the scheme was part of the State Livestock Interventions.…

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NCC decries telecoms operators’ non-compliance to AOL

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decried the non-compliance of telecommunications operators to the payment of the Annual Operating Levy (AOL). The Director, Licensing and Authorisation, NCC, Funlola Akiode, said during the Annual Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Selected Licence Categories on Monday in Lagos, that such act was a breach…

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

Fashola at YABATECH, says 37 universities to be powered by solar

The Minister of Works, Power and Hosing, Babatunde Fashola, Monday, said the federal government would deploy solar energy systems to 37 universities in the country. Mr Fashola made this known while delivering the 32nd Convocation Lecture of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), titled “Sustainability of Technological Advancement-A Key to…

10 states, Abuja face telecoms network blackout — GSM operators

Ten states and parts of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may soon face telecommunications services blackout following tax disputes between Kogi Government and mobile network operators. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators (ALTON), made this known on Monday in Lagos while briefing journalists on issues affecting the nation’s telecommunications…

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Drama in Akwa Ibom assembly as five members ‘sack’ speaker

Five lawmakers in Akwa Ibom House of Assembly said on Monday that they have elected Nse Ntuen, representing Essien Udim Constituency, the new Speaker of the house. The Akwa Ibom assembly has 26 members, including the speaker. The seats of the lawmakers, who defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party…

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NYSC resumes posting corps members to Ebonyi town previously hit by violence

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has re-commenced the posting of corps members to former crisis-ridden areas of Ishielu Local Government of Ebonyi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NYSC stopped posting corps members to the council due to the fratricidal communal conflicts between the Ezillo/Ezza Ezillo…

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WHO launches plan to tackle malaria in Nigeria, others

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an action plan to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria, especially in Nigeria and 10 other countries. WHO said in the 2018 World Malaria Report released on Monday, that targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria…

Volcanic eruption in Guatemala (Photo Credit: BBC)

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which started erupting violently overnight, the Country’s Disaster Agency — Conred, said. The volcano spewed out dangerous flows of fast-moving clouds of hot ash, lava and gas and more than 2,000 people had taken refuge in shelters…

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Al-Makura presents N13.9bn supplementary budget to Nasarawa lawmakers

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has presented a supplementary budget proposal of N13.9 billion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced this during plenary on Monday in Lafia. Mr Al-Makura, in a letter…

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What the weather will look like on Tuesday — NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy, sunny and hazy weather conditions over most parts of the country with chances of scattered thunderstorms over the southern part on Tuesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Monday in Abuja predicted sunny condition over the central cities throughout the forecast period with…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

2019: I-G warns commissioners of police, others against partisanship

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the FCT and other senior officers against partisanship during the upcoming 2019 general elections. Mr Idris gave the warning through the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Monday in Abuja. He also directed them to…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku’s policy document embodies yearnings, aspirations of Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the public endorsement that heralded the policy document of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a confirmation the document ''embodies the collective mindset, yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians''. The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Monday said…

Nigeria Police

Police nab suspected cop killers in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command on Monday said it had arrested four suspected killers of a police officer attached to Anti-terrorism Unit in the state. The Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, told journalists in Yenagoa that a 24-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with armed robbery and murder of Corporal…

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Three charged with impersonating President Buhari, Aisha

The police on Monday charged three men before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged cyber crime and for impersonating President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha. The accused are: Julius Anyawu, a.k.a Musa Mohammed, 48; Kenneth Ezeonu a.k.a Abdul Karim, 45; and George Agu a. k. a Dr Lina…

World Toilet Day: 47 million Nigerians lack toilets – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 47 million Nigerians lack access to basic toilet facilities. Raphael Nwozor, the UNICEF Water and Sanitation (WASH) Specialist, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. The World Toilet Day is celebrated globally every…

FILE: Traffic gridlock at Mile12 on Ikorodu Road in Lagos on Thursday (2/8/18).

Gridlock paralyses Lagos, fares skyrocket

Commercial activities came to a total halt at Iganmu, Costain Roundabout, Ijora, Funsho Williams Avenue and other areas on the Lagos Mainland as trucks blocked highways, forcing commercial vehicle operators to increase fares by a record hundred per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that it was bedlam,…

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Bitter leaf juice boosts fertility, fights prostate cancer – Nutritionist

A nutritionist, Grace Johnson, says bitter leaf can improve fertility because of its ability to boost the function of the reproductive system, balance hormones and help the ovary to release healthy eggs. Ms. Johnson told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, that bitter leaf could also…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Money laundering: Court rejects EFCC’s request to transfer Shekarau’s case to Abuja

A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday rejected an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), seeking to transfer the case of alleged money laundering filed against former governor Ibrahim Shekarau to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Justice Luis Allagoa, dismissed the motion, after hearing an…

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers kill 14 bandits, rescue 31 kidnap victims – Official

Troops under the Operation Whirl Punch have neutralised 14 bandits and recovered 422 cows and sheep between October and November, the acting Director of Defence Information (DDI), John Agim, said on Monday in Kaduna. Mr Agim told a news conference on Operation 777 update, launched by the Defence Headquarters on…

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Five APC members die in auto crash

Five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident a few meters to Oke-Onigbin, a Kwara State suburb, on the Omu-Aran-Ilorin highway on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the APC members and some party executives of Irepodun Local Government…

Permanent Voter Cards

400,000 PVCs still unclaimed in Rivers

The Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over more than 400,000 Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) unclaimed in Rivers INEC office. Suleiman Nazif, Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after an oversight function of the committee in…

Prof. Wole Soyinka [Photo: OnTVSite.com]

FUNAAB to honour Soyinka, others with honourary degrees

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, is to award honourary doctorate degree to Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, a professor, as it graduates 113 first class students on Thursday. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Kolawole Salako, made this known at a press conference in Abeokuta to herald the 26th convocation…