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One dead in Abuja truck accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said one person was crushed to death and four others were injured by a truck on Sunday at Kugbo along Nyanya road, Abuja. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Bisi Kazeem, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the accident…

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

NiMet predicts Monday’s weather across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze condition over the northern cities while the central and southern cities are to be in sunny and hazy condition. NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja further predicted possibilities of cloud building up around the coastal region during forecast period. “For…

Timipre Sylva [PHOTO CREDIT: @SylvaTimipre]

Bayelsa Governorship: Sylva apologises to Buhari, says APC remains strong

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has urged the people of Bayelsa to Shun all acts of violence and lawlessness. Mr Sylva made this known in a statement he signed and released on Sunday. “I want to use this moment to call on all the people of…

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Fire destroys eight shops in Apongbon market, Lagos – LASEMA

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that eight shops were destroyed by a fire outbreak in Apongbon Under Bridge Market in Lagos on Sunday. Mr Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in an interview with a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent at the scene of the…

EPL: Son double sinks Villa to send Tottenham Hotspur fifth

Son Heung-min struck a stoppage time winner, after a dreadful error from Bjorn Engels, as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-2 at Aston Villa to move up to fifth in the Premier League. In an enthralling match, Villa went ahead in the ninth minute when Spurs defender, Toby Alderweireld, turned an Anwar…

Federal Medical Center (FMC), Jabi, Abuja.

Resident doctors decry assault on member at Abuja hospital

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja has condemned an alleged assault on one of its members while on call on Saturday. The Association in a statement signed by its President, Adejo Arome, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Sunday in…

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Nigerian Air Force did not kill 250 insurgents – Official

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says a supposed ‘Breaking News Flash’ with the headline “Nigerian Air Force Kills Over 250 Boko Haram Fighters In Maiduguri” is totally fake. An air commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this known in a statement on Sunday in…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Thecable.ng]

Borno governor visits Niger Republic, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugees

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and dignified repatriation of 120,000 refugees. Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Relations and Strategy, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri. Mr Gusau said that the governor had…

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Gunmen kidnap Perm. Sec. in Nasarawa – Police

Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State, was in the early hours of Sunday abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. Mr Longe told NAN that…

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Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos – Deputy Governor

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its decision to ban commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) on major roads in Lagos metropolis. In a statement issued by his office on Friday, the state's Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, said that the government was determined to reduce accidents and vices associated with…

Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar

FG to re-evaluate Ogoniland clean-up project

The federal government says it is planning to make critical changes on Ogoniland clean up with intent to accelerate the pace of the project. Minister of Environment, Mohammad Abubakar, disclosed this while inspecting some of the 21 remediation sites in Alode, Eleme Local Government Area, Rivers on Friday. Mr Abubakar…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

Buratai orders evacuation of stranded passengers on Maiduguri-Damboa road

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, on Friday, ordered his convoy to evacuate some passengers whose vehicle broke down along Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Buratai who was en route at the time, ensured that all passengers in the…

Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE)

NSE moves 132.62 million shares worth N1.28bn in bearish trading

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday transacted 132.62 million shares valued at N1.28 billion achieved in 3,189 deals. This was in contrast with a turnover of 150.73 million shares worth N2.78 billion exchanged in 3,198 deals on Thursday. An analysis of the activity chart indicated that Zenith Bank was…

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Gov. Oyetola presents N1.2bn bonds to retirees

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state on Friday presented N1.2 billion bonds to retirees in the state. Mr Oyetola, who used the occasion of 2020 Cultural Day celebration to make the presentation in Osogbo, said the bonds were for the payment of terminal benefit of some retired workers under the…

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Court remands four directors of oil company over alleged £2.55bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the remand of four directors of Petrol Union Oil and Gas Company Ltd., over alleged £2.556 billion fraud. The defendants are: Abayomi Kukoyi; Kingsley Okpala, Chidi Okpalaeze and Emmanuel Okpalaeze. The judge, Mohammed Liman, ordered the remand of the defendants at…

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Tax waiver: Nigeria loses N1.3 trillion – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) says Nigeria lost N1.3trillion to granting of tax waivers to companies operating in three sectors of the economy in the last five years. Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, made the disclosure at an investigative hearing organised for revenue generating agencies in the country. The…

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Brazilian journalist shot dead

A Brazilian journalist on Thursday was shot dead by masked men, who broke into his home in the Paraguayan border city of Pedro Juan Caballero, a prosecutor said. Paraguayan prosecutor, Marco Amarilla, said Leo Veras, who ran the Portuguese-language news outlet, Pora News, was having dinner with his wife when…

The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

NSE halts positive trend, market capitalisation loses N7bn

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reversed the two-day positive trend, with the market capitalisation dropping by seven billion naira. Specifically, the market capitalisation, which opened at N14.519 trillion, shed seven billion naira or 0.05 per cent to close at N14.512 trillion. Also, the All-Share Index lost…

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679 Bills before House of Reps — Spokesperson

A total of 679 Bills have been presented before the House of Representatives since the inception of the 9th Assembly. The spokesperson of the House, Benjamin Kalu, stated this while briefing journalists on Thursday ahead of the launch of the Green Chamber magazine. The lawmaker said while some of the…

Akwa Ibom assembly

Assembly demands relocation of DPR, ExxonMobil to Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has advised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the need to relocate its subsidiaries to the state. The subsidiaries are Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) to the state. The House also wants ExxonMobil, one of the…

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Man sues wife for refusing him sex

A 58-year-old trader, Ibrahim Lawal, on Thursday dragged his wife, Saratu Musa, before a Sharia court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State, for allegedly refusing him sex for 48 days. Mr Lawal, who resides in Maraban Jos area of Kaduna, said his wife has refused to be intimate with him for…

Despite campaigns, logging, charcoal business thrive in North-central Nigeria – Survey

Indiscriminate felling of trees for charcoal production has continued to thrive in some states in the North-Central in spite of government’s campaigns against the practice. A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Taraba states revealed that loggers and charcoal dealers are making brisk…

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Coronavirus: NMA wants isolation centres at entry points

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Edo Chapter, has urged the federal government to build isolation centres at point of entries into the country to check viral diseases. Valentine Omoifo, chairman of the chapter, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Benin. He…

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Coronavirus: China pushes for cheaper health insurance products to battle outbreak

China is nudging insurers to work on cheaper medical cover linked to the coronavirus and is assuring them of fast-track approval for these new products. The move will mark a shift in the Chinese insurance market where the bulk of existing products are essentially investment schemes and pure healthcare coverage…

Doyen of highlife music in Nigeria, Victor Olaiya, died on Wednesday in Lagos. Photo by Bimbo Esho

Lai Mohammed mourns Victor Olaiya

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the death of the music legend, Victor Olaiya, is a great loss to the creative industry in particular and the entire country in general. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the minister said Mr Olaiya’s death, even at…