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Police arrest four suspected Boko Haram members in Edo

The police in Edo State on Thursday said they had arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped into the state after perpetrating heinous crimes in neighbouring Kogi. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed DanMallam, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nepal Travel and Tourism Info]

Two Indian climbers die, one missing on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Two Indian climbers on Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga fell sick and died during attempts to rescue them while a Chilean climber is missing, an expedition organizer said Thursday. Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion said Indian climber Biplab Baidya, 48, died on his descent after scaling the 8,596-metre peak. His fellow countryman,…

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. [Photo credit: The Age]

10 countries agree to take steps to eliminate online extremism – New Zealand PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday said 10 countries have agreed to take practical steps to eliminate extremist content online so as to stop Christchurch terrorist attacks from happening again. Ms Ardern, who co-chaired the Christchurch Call summit with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, said in a…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu

Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo – Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God, gives power. He also said the victory has demystified the political influence of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Akiolu…

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2019 UTME: Candidates now able to access results online – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates are now free to also access the results of their UTME online. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday night in Lagos. According to him, already,…

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NHRC condemns arrest of sex workers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decried the recent arrest of sex workers and closure of brothels in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on the orders of the state government. Uche Nwokocha, the Coordinator of NHRC in Abia, described the action as “the criminalisation of poverty” by the government and…

Joseph Daudu (SAN) [Photo Credit: BBC]

N1.2 billion tax error: Tribunal to hear ex-NBA President’s suit July 17

The Tax Appeal Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned until July 17, hearing in the suit filed by Joseph Daudu, SAN, challenging alleged N1.2 billion error in taxation. Mr Daudu (appellant) said he was dissatisfied with Federal Inland revenue Service (FIRS) assessments of his Withholding Tax (WHT), Personal Income Tax and Value…

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Imo lawmakers serve impeachment notice on Speaker

Members of the Imo House of Assembly on Wednesday served an impeachment notice on the Speaker of the house, Iheanacho Ihim, for alleged misconduct. Meanwhile, the members have elected Chinedu Offor (AA), representing Onuimo Constituency, as the Protem Speaker. Mr Offor, who read the notice to journalists, said that it…

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DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) said it spent N4 billion in supporting 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara State through its Child Development Grand Programme (CDGP) from 2014 to date. Tanko Muhammad, the State Team Leader of the CDGP in Zamfara, made the disclosure in Gusau on Wednesday. He…

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

Defeated politicians behind insecurity in Nigeria – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday accused some politicians defeated in the just concluded general elections of being responsible for the current heightened security situation in parts of Nigeria. Mr Buratai, a lieutenant-general, levelled the accusation in Maiduguri when he received the House Committee on Army led…

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Nigeria’s outstanding domestic debt stands at N12.4 billion – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday said the country’s outstanding domestic debt stood at N12.44 billion as at December 2018. This was contained in the bank’s 2018 Annual Activity Report released by the Financial Markets Department, CBN, and posted on its Website on Wednesday in Lagos. The CBN…

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Election petition: 42 witnesses to testify against Ekweremadu

At least 42 witnesses will testify against the victory of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in the last National Assembly election, in a petition before the National/State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu. Z. Akubo, counsel to the petitioner, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed this during…

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Men give reasons for delay in proposing marriage

Some men in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said their reasons for delay in proposing marriages despite a long courtship with their partners stem from high bride price, traditions, pressure and influences. Some of the residents who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja said…

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Again, NFIU warns banks, state govts not to tamper with LG funds

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has restated its warning to banks to ensure that local government funds are not tampered with. The agency reiterated its "position that the 1st June effective date of the guidelines to all financial institutions and public officials on the local government funds stands." PREMIUM TIMES reported…

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: 504 players to compete for honours

FIFA says the final squad list of players for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup is complete. A statement issued by the FIFA Media Office said that 504 players would be representing the 24 teams to follow in the footsteps of global stars like Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Paul…

Alleged money laundering: EFCC re-arraigns Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re-arraigned a Judge of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, over alleged money laundering charges. EFCC charged Mrs Ofili-Ajumogobia and Mr Obla on 18 counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful enrichment, retention of crime…

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Oyo governorship tribunal to rule on Adelabu’s application May 20

The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed May 20 to rule on an application by Adebayo Adelabu, APC governorship candidate, to recount ballot papers used in the election. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Adelabu and his party are challenging the declaration by INEC, of Seyi…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Emirs Appointment: Court orders Ganduje, Sanusi to maintain status quo

A Kano High Court presided over by Nasiru Saminu has ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10. Mr Saminu ordered all the parties in the suit to maintain the…

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Increase in food prices made inflation rise in April -NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, increased by 11.37 per cent (year-on-year) in April 2019. The NBS said this in its “CPI and Inflation Report for April’’ released on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the bureau, this is 0.12 per cent…

Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was being attended by his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the…

Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Sudan military, opposition agree to three-year transition period

Sudan’s military and opposition leaders have agreed to a three-year transition period to a civilian government, local media reported on Wednesday. The agreement, which will see the main opposition grouping, Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), get two-thirds of the seats on the interim transitional council, is expected to…

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Iran halts nuclear deal commitments

Iran has officially stopped some commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, following an order from its national security council, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday. Recently, Iran notified China, France, Germany, Russia, and the UK of its decision to halt some commitments under the nuclear deal,…

Cyril Ramaphosa[PHOTO CREDIT: Cyril Ramaphosa official Twitter page]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa to speed up economic reforms, fix Eskom

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the government would speed up economic reforms to revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors. He said this after his African National Congress party won the re-election. Mr Ramaphosa told investors in Johannesburg that “We have to embark on the reforms,…

R. Kelly

R. Kelly pays 2 months advance of child support

Popular American multiple Grammy Award Winner, Robert Sylvester Kelly a.k.a. R. Kelly, is getting ahead of his child support obligation by paying up to two months in advance to avoid another scare. Kelly’s manager Darrell Johnson told TMZ that Kelly’s family attorney, Lisa Damico, appeared in Chicago Court Tuesday afternoon…

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280,751 drivers’ licences unclaimed nationwide – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said 280,751 drivers’ licences are unclaimed nationwide as at May 10. The Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. He said out of the number, the…