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FRSC delists 1,000 special marshals

More than 1,000 dormant Special Marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos State had been shown the way out in the last two years, the State Coordinator, Olusola Olojede, has said. Mr Olojede disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the…

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

NSE market capitalisation inches N245bn, as fixed income instrument yields decline

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday posted the biggest gain in over six months due to declining yields in fixed income securities. Specifically, the market capitalisation inched N245 billion with six hours of trading to cross N13 trillion, closing at N13.067 trillion against N12.822 trillion on Wednesday. Also, the…

@9:22 Ward 01 PU 011 Shomolu Lga Lagos East. One of the ballot boxes leaking and INEC officials use paper to block it.

Bayelsa poll: INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Friday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would commence distribution of sensitive materials for November 16 governorship poll in Bayelsa State on Friday. INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Wilfred Ifogah, made this known on Thursday in Yenagoa in a message to journalists. He said sensitive materials…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Gov. Oyetola presents 119.5 bn budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year. Mr Oyetola, while presenting the budget tagged, ‘Budget of Restoration’, said the presentation of the budget was in accordance with Section 121(1) of the 1999 constitution,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship: Buhari calls for fairness, transparency, peaceful elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful elections in Kogi and Bayelsa on Saturday. Mr Buhari said this in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Saturday. “I call on voters in Bayelsa and Kogi States to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner and in line…

Former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako. [Photo credit: OlaitanAjiboye]

Nyako: Counsel asks court to order EFCC to produce three witnesses

Yakubu Maikyau, the counsel to a defendant in a suit filed by EFCC against Murtala Nyako, a former Adamawa State governor, and others, has appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the EFCC to produce its three witnesses for cross-examination. Mr Maikyau made the oral application, on Wednesday,…

Senate in Plenary

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East Development Commission

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary re-introduced a bill seeking to establish the South East Development Commission (SEDC). The bill, which scaled first reading on the floor, was passed by the 8th Senate but failed to receive presidential assent. Clause 15 (2a) of the bill which identifies the source of…

LAUTECH

Osun govt. releases N472m for payment of LAUTECH staff salary arrears

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has released N472 million for the payment of salary arrears of staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and its teaching hospital in Osogbo. The governor, in a letter signed by the State Commissioner of Finance, Bola Oyebamiji and addressed to the…

Court

LASU student, five others remanded allegedly for armed robbery

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday remanded Saheed Shittu, a student of the Lagos State University (LASU), and five suspected cultists for armed robbery and allegedly shooting a man on his penis. Mr Shittu, 25, was arraigned alongside; Victor Otobo, 28, Suleiman Musa, 34, Ibrahim…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

Don’t cancel police recruitment of 10,000 constables, Malami urges court

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court not to nullify the recruitment of 10,000 police constables as requested by the Police Service Commission (PSC). Mr Malami asked the court to consider the economic implication of nullifying the recruitment. Mr…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Border Closure: Security seize N2.9 billion goods – Official

The Joint Border Security Drill also known as operation ‘Swift Response’ says it has so far seized items worth N2.9 billion since the partial border closure. The spokesperson of the operation, who is also the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joseph Attah, told the News Agency of…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Yobe Gov presents N108 billion budget for 2020

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Wednesday presented a budget of N108 billion for 2020 to the State House of Assembly for approval. The budget tagged, “Budget of Continuity and Consolidation”, represented an increase of N16.7 billion or 15.5 per cent over the 2019 figure of N91.6 billion.…

U.S. Embassy Abuja

Why we are interested in Bayelsa election – U.S.

The United States Government on Wednesday said it would extend its longstanding commitment to supporting the conduct of free, fair, transparent and peaceful election in Bayelsa State on Saturday. The U.S Consul-General in Lagos, Claire Pierangelo, made the promise in Lagos while briefing some select journalists ahead of Saturday’s election…

Senate in Plenary

Senate stands down bill on inauguration of National Assembly

The Senate on Wednesday stood down a bill for an act to provide for the inauguration of the National Assembly to ensure the smooth transfer of legislative power from the outgoing National Assembly to the incoming. The lawmakers cited constitutional matters as reason for stepping down the bill. The resolution…

Gov Seriake Dickson

Another aide to Bayelsa governor resigns

The Senior Special Adviser to Bayelsa Governor on Niger Delta Youth Matters, Kenedy Tonjo-West, has resigned his appointment few days to the governorship election in the state. The election will be conducted by INEC on November 16. In a letter dated November 13 and addressed to Governor Seriake Dickson on…

Nigeria Police Force

Bayelsa Poll: Police launch code of conduct for personnel

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has launched a code of conduct for its personnel who would be engaged on election duty during November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. The state Commissioner of Police, Uche Alozie, said this during a workshop organised by Academic Associates Peace Works on Wednesday in…

Dominic-Thiem

Probably my best ever, Thiem says after defeating Djokovic

Austria’s Dominic Thiem described his stunning victory over Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Tuesday as probably the best match he has ever played. The 26-year-old world number five blazed 50 winners, many of them jaw-dropping backhands, to beat the five-time champion 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) in front of a…

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Google to offer checking accounts for consumers – WSJ

Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer checking accounts to customers starting next year in a finance push, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The project, named Cache, will have accounts by Citigroup Inc and a credit union at Stanford University, according to the report. “Our approach is going to be…

wrappers

Court orders convict to sweep court premises for stealing wrappers

A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, FCT on Wednesday, ordered a 27-year-old woman, Joy Alake, to sweep the court premises for two weeks for stealing nine pieces of wrappers and four skirts worth N68,000. The convict, who resides at Karu Village, Abuja, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal…

Heavily Armed Policemen

Gunmen kill three policemen in Kaduna

Three policemen serving at Fadan Karshi Outpost in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State were on Tuesday gunned down by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint between Fadan Karshi and Sabon Gida village. The Vice Chairman of Sanga Local Government Council, Abubakar Abba, confirmed the incident to News Agency of…

Court symbol

Wife drags alleged rapist to court, seeks divorce

A housewife, Fatima Ishaq, on Wednesday in Kaduna dragged her husband, Hassan Haruna, before a Sharia Court in Kaduna, over his being accused of raping a minor. The petitioner who lives with her estranged husband within Kaduna metropolis, through her counsel, M.S. Abdullahi, told the court that she cannot continue…

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa Governorship Poll: APC heads to Appeal Court over disqualified deputy governorship candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is heading to the Appeal Court to challenge the disqualification of its deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, from Saturday's Bayelsa governorship poll. The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, disqualified Mr Degi-Eremienyo, for submitting false information to the Independent National…

Transmission Company of Nigeria. (win.org.ng photo)

Power Supply: Group blames obsolete equipment for incessant collapse of national grid

The Electricity Consumer Protection Forum has blamed the incessant collapse of the national grid on obsolete power transmission and distribution equipment across the country. Its National Coordinator, Adeola Samuel-Ilori, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr Samuel-Ilori said the…

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

Countries need $264bn to end maternal deaths – UN study

Countries need about $264 billion, the equivalent cost of 110 military aircrafts, to end maternal deaths, gender-based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study. An investment of $115.5 billion – which is equivalent to the cost of 46 high-end military…

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Oil falls as U.S.-China trade deal prospects dim

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the two countries were close to finalising a trade deal, but he fell…