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Lightening kills 47-yr-old man

A 47-year-old civil servant, Salami Adekunle, was on Thursday struck to death by lightening in Oro, Kwara State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN gathered that the deceased was a staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education, Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. He…

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Group wants Nigerian govt to declare public holiday for Islamic New Year

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has called on the federal government to make first day of a new Islamic year — Muharram – a work free day. The group made the call in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Ibrahim Abdullahi, to commemorate the…

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Nigeria remains Indonesia’s largest trading partner – Ambassador

Indonesia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, on Wednesday, said Nigeria remained Indonesia’s largest trade partner in spite of fall in trade volume between the two countries. Purwanto, who stated this at a news conference on the forthcoming 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia in Abuja, said that the embassy was committed…

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Biafra: Adamawa Igbo community says agitation unnecessary

The Igbo community in Adamawa has said agitations for a separate state of Biafra republic is unnecessary. Godwin Onemaka, the leader of the community in the state, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Yola on Thursday. Mr. Onemaka urged the agitators to consider…

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Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 — Report

A joint report by the World Health Organisation, WHO, United Nation Population Fund, UNFPA, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank has said Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015. The report was presented by Olusola Odujinrin at the 2017 Annual Faculty Day Lecture by the Faculty of Public…

President Muhammadu Buhari with U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump hosts Buhari, other African leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. Mr. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EFCC hails move to prioritise corruption cases in Nigerian courts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commended the move by the Nigerian judiciary to prioritise corruption and financial crime cases brought before it. A statement by spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Wednesday quoted the commission’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, as describing the development as…

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Court to rule on Ndume’s suit against Senate in October

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja fixed October 13 to rule in the suit filed by Ali Ndume challenging his suspension by the Nigerian Senate. Justice Babatunde Quadri fixed the date after parties had argued their written addresses. Marcel Oru, counsel to Mr. Ndume, urged the court to…

Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Sen Chukwuka Utazi (l) presenting the Report of the Committee to ; Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (20/9/17).

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Nigeria moves to return to Egmont Group

The Presidential ad hoc committee set up by the Nigerian government to facilitate the return of the country to Egmont Group submitted its report to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday. The Chairman of the committee and Senator representing Enugu North, Chukkwuka Utazi, gave the information to State House Correspondents…

MASSOB BIM members on procession along Abakaliki-Enugu road, Ebonyi state yesterday

Nigerian Court grants injunction proscribing IPOB

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted the Nigerian Government an interim injunction proscribing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abdul Kafarati, granted the injunction. The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application…

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Buhari authorises commencement of process to proscribe IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the commencement of formal process for proscription of separatist group, the Indigeneous People of Biafra, IPOB. The Nigerian Military had last week declared IPOB a terrorist organisation after which governors of the five south-east states announced the proscription of the activities of the group in…

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Nigeria tracking four major diseases outbreaks

The Federal Government is tracking four major diseases out breaks in Nigeria, Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has disclosed. Mr. Adewole disclosed this in the weekly report of the state of the nation’s public health which he submitted to the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday. Mr. Adewole provided details on the…

The Ka'bah.... at Islam's holiest site in Makkah [Photo: PREMIUM TIMES]

Islamic New Year: Two states declare public holidays

The Osun Government on Wednesday declared Thursday, September 21, as public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year — Hijra 1439 AH, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The information is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa, in Osogbo, The commissioner quoted…

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University of Ibadan resumes academic activities Thursday

The University of Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday directed its members to begin full academic activities as from Thursday. The directive was given at a congress of the union held at the Faculty of Arts of the institution and presided over by the…

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Suspected killer of Gulder Ultimate Search winner arrested

The police in Lagos have arrested Ismaila Adeyemi , 49, for allegedly killing the 2007 winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobateh. Mr. Hector was shot dead at his Oko-Oba residence, new Oko-Oba in Agege area of the state on September 4 shortly after he picked a sibling from…

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Alleged Boko Haram member remanded in prison

A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court has ordered that a suspected Boko Haram member, Mustapha Adinoyi, be remanded in prison. Mr. Adinoyi was arraigned before the court for alleged involvement in terrorist activities and illegal possession of firearms. The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, described the alleged offence as “a fearful one”…

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WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno

The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. Wondi Alemu, the WHO Representative in Nigeria, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that the vaccination was expected…

Doctors attending to patients at National Hospital

90% deaths in Nigerian hospitals caused by health workers’ attitude — Teaching Hospital Chief

Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. Thomas Agan, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said this during an interaction with journalists on Tuesday in Calabar. He said some health workers were not taking…

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Reps order banks to unblock Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has directed six commercial banks to free accounts operated by former first lady, Patience Jonathan. The committee chaired by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja at a hearing on a petition by Mrs. Jonathan. The affected banks are…

Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs raids Abuja shop, seizes 18 ‘smuggled’ bullet-proof vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized 18 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles displayed for sale at a shop in Abuja. Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, said the compliance team of the service confiscated the vehicles on Tuesday. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Mr. Ali said beyond non-payment of Customs duty, 13 of…

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Woman commits suicide over husband’s second wife plan

A 22-year-old housewife has committed suicide by taking rat poison in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa to protest her husband’s plan to marry another wife. Police spokesperson in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara. He said the woman died on Monday around…

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UPDATED: Ex-NYSC DG Yusuf Bomoi is dead

A former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Yusuf Bomoi, died on Monday after a brief illness.  Mr. Bomoi was the 13th Director General of the corps and served from October 2004 to November 2009.  The current Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday condoled with the family of Mr. Bomoi. Mr.…

Court

Man pleads guilty to stealing N8 million truck 

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded a 36-year-old unemployed man, Samuel Ajayi, in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing a truck ‎valued at N8 million. Mr. Ajayi, who resides at Eleko in Akodo area of Ajah, Lagos, was arraigned before the court on a charge…

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Students hail suspension of ASUU strike

University students have expressed happiness over the decision by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its five-week old strike. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also commended the Federal Government and ASUU for resolving the stand-off. ASUU on Monday suspended the strike following a meeting with…

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Man, 55, remanded in prison for sleeping with own seven-year old daughter

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday ordered a 55-year-old man, Adeyanju Basiri, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly sleeping with his seven-year old daughter. The police prosecutor, Monica Ikebulo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 11 at Irona Street, Ado-Ekiti. She said…