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OsunDecides: Police deploy eight commissioners, two helicopters, 340 vehicles, others

The Nigeria Police Force said it has deployed adequate personnel for the Osun governorship election scheduled for September 22. A statement by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Sunday in Abuja, said that the Inspector-General of Police has directed a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Osun. He…

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba hold Rayon Sport to goalless draw in Kigali

Enyimba International FC of Aba, Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, on Sunday held hosts Rayon Sports of Rwanda to a goalless draw in a quarter-final first leg fixture. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the People’s Elephant were drawn with the Rwandan side in the quarter-finals…

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NLC hails conditions for states to access new Paris Club Refund

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended the federal government on its directives to the states to account for the previous Paris Club Refund released to them before being given the last tranche. Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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No release of Lagbo Dam water by Cameroon yet – Official

Ahmed Mabudi, the Acting Director-General of Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), said the rumor making rounds about the release of water from the Lagbo Dam by Camaroonian authorities was untrue. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports there were circulating reports that people living along the water banks of the…

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Buratai speaks on recent Boko Haram attacks on army formations

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says in spite of pocket of attacks by remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno North, the army is tightening the noose against them. Mr Buratai, therefore, urged Nigerians and people of the region in particularly not to panic as those attacks do…

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Adeosun’s resignation shows honour, integrity, APC says

Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress (APC) says the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance and acceptance of same by President Muhammadu Buhari is an action of honour, strength, character and integrity. Yekini Nabena, the APC acting National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement made available to the…

Danjuma Laah

Kaduna South professors endorse Laah, caution PDP against taking voters for granted

A senator, Danjuma Laah’s bid for a second term received a massive boost on Sunday with professors from his Kaduna South constituency endorsing him for a fresh tenure. The professors’ endorsement was contained in a statement signed by John Gambo, Chairman, Forum of Southern Kaduna Professors (FOSKAP), and made available…

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Fans hail Eaglets, want MRI scan issue resolved

The Ebonyi Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Charlse Akpuenika, and other soccer fans have congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning the 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON in Niger Republic on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team defeated the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 on…

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Buhari extends tenure of Nigeria’s fire service chief

President Mohammadu Buhari has reportedly approved the extension of the tenure of the Federal Fire Service Comptroller General, Joseph Anebi. The development was disclosed through the official Twitter handle of the Federal Fire Service in the late hours of Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the extension…

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NYG: Bayelsa scoops all seven gold medals in golf

Team Bayelsa has won all the seven gold medals in the golf event of the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin. According to the golf medals table released by the officials, Team Bayelsa won all the gold medals to place first on the table. Team Delta placed second with…

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Group writes health minister, demands spending details on LUTH, other hospitals

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, urging him to “urgently provide information about details of actual spending of allocations to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Idi Araba and other 20 federal teaching hospitals and…

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Ekiti APC gets new executives

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Ekiti State has adopted and inaugurated a new 35-member State Executive Council. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that an immediate past state secretary of the party, Paul Omotoso, emerged as its new state chairman. The adoption and inuaguration of the new exco…

Flood: NEMA receives N3bn to respond, mitigate disaster

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMATODE) has received N3 billion to respond to the looming flood disasters following a red alert issued on September 7 by the National Hydological Services Agency (NHISA). Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA, made this known on Saturday in Abuja during a meeting of NEMA with…

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Osinbajo inaugurates 20,000 youth into Osun employment scheme

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday inaugurated 20,000 unemployed youth into Osun Youth Empowernment Scheme (OYES). Mr Osinbajo, while performing the inauguration at the Osogbo City Stadium, urged the new employees to be committed and dedicated to their duty. The vice president said the Federal Government’s Npower Programme was designed…

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Warships, 7,000 troops respond as Hurricane Florence causes catastrophic flooding

Pentagon deployed two amphibious warships – USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington – to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance for Hurricane Florence following Hurricane Florence’s landfall. The U.S. Department of Defense said about 7,000 troops were also deployed to respond to Florence in the coming days after it…

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Malpractice: WAEC wants law enabling demobilisation of telephone networks in exam centres

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged the federal government to enact a law that would enable it to demobilise telephone networks in all centres during the conduct of its examinations. The head, public affairs of the council, Damianus Ojijeogu, made the appeal in an interview with the News…

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Nigerian Air Force acquires 30 aircraft, activates 13 in three years — CAS

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, has said that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) acquired 30 aircraft and activated 13 grounded ones in the last three years. Mr Abubakar disclosed this on Saturday at the inauguration of the new Headquarters of Air Training Command, and the Sports complex at…

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Malnutrition: UNICEF calls for improved nutrition policy implementation in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for effective implementation of nutrition policy to address malnutrition confronting the country. The deputy representative, UNICEF Nigeria, Pernille Ironside, made the call at the National Council on Nutrition (NCN) Sub-Committee Meeting on Nutrition Awareness on Saturday in Kano. She stressed the need…

Victoire Ingabire [photo: BBC]

Rwanda frees jailed opposition figure

Rwanda on Saturday freed Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader, who had served six years of a 15-year jail term, after President Paul Kagame exercised his power to grant a pardon. Ingabire, who leads the unregistered FDU-Inkingi opposition party, was freed along with other prisoners, including singer Kizito Mihigo, jailed in…

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Egypt court orders arrest of Mubarak’s sons

An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of stock market manipulation, state media reported. The Cairo Criminal Court accuses Alaa and Gamal Mubarak of being involved in making unlawful profits of about 500 million pounds (about 28 million…

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David Mark visits Ibrahim Babangida in Minna

Former senate president, David Mark, has visited Minna, capital of Niger state, where he held a private meeting with the former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting lasted two hours at the residence of Mr Babangida. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Mark arrived at about 1.30 p.m.…

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Two herders killed in Plateau — Police

Gunmen killed two persons and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, police said on Saturday in Jos. Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Command Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said…

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FIFA to regulate transfer fees, player loans

FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms to the soccer transfer system. The report, which has been seen by…

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What the weather would look like Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that thunderstorms and rainfalls would prevail over most parts of the country on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Friday, predicted prospects of thunderstorm and moderate rains over the central states in the morning hours. It also predicted…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Nigerian workers to get new minimum wage before 2019 polls – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is a labour-friendly one, which is determined to put smiles on the faces of Nigerian workers before 2019 elections. Mr Ngige stated this when he alongside the Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Negotiation Committee,…