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Governor Badaru of Jigawa State

Jigawa promotes 14,900 teachers

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Jigawa chapter, says the Jigawa State Government promoted 14,900 teachers to their next grade levels in 2018. The Chairman, Abdulkadir Yunusa, disclosed this on Friday in Hadejia in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said 12,000 primary and junior secondary…

DSTV: We’ll not operate pay as you view system – Multichoice

Multichoice, the digital satellite television operator announced on Friday that the company would not operate the “pay as you view’’ tariff system in Nigeria, in spite of demands for such. The Chief Customer Officer of Multichoice, Martin Mabutho, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

OPEC

Oil on track for weekly gains on trade talk hopes, OPEC-led supply cuts

Oil prices were on track for solid weekly gains on Friday after financial markets were lifted by hopes the United States and China may soon resolve their trade disputes, and as OPEC-led crude output cuts started to tighten supply. Despite this, markets were held in check by expectations of an…

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku promises to run a youth-driven administration if elected

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to run a youth-driven administration if given the mandate in February 16 election. Mr Abubakar gave the commitment on Thursday at the PDP presidential campaign in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. According to the presidential hopeful, the essence…

Trump says U.S. is having tremendous success with China on trade

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the U.S. was having tremendous success in its trade negotiations with China, a day after officials of the two countries concluded three days talks in Beijing. The meetings in China were the first face-to-face talks since Mr Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met…

Permanent Voter Cards

INEC expresses worry over non-collection of 172,387 PVCs in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe State, on Thursday expressed concern over significant number of uncollected Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ahmad Makama, represented by Waziri Zanna, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary, said during a Voter Education and Sensitisation Campaign organised by National…

Naira notes

Naira loses marginally against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Thursday lost marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N361 to the dollar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Naira traded at 50 Kobo, weaker than N360.5 traded on Wednesday. The Pound Sterling closed at N410. At the Bureau…

Donald Trump

I’ll cancel my planned Davos trip if shutdown continues – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will not go to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month if the partial shutdown of the federal government continues. “I intended to go and speak in front of the world financial community in Davos. “That’s still on,…

Ifeanyi-Okowa

Okowa urges Delta electorate to defend their votes on election day

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Thursday urged residents of the state to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), vote wisely and defend their votes in the forthcoming general elections. The governor, gave the advice when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign team traversed Ughelli North, Isoko South and…

nigerian_stock_exchange

NSE market indices record first year gain, up 0.62 per cent

Nigerian equities market swayed northward to record the first gain for 2019, appreciating by 0.62 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index improved by 180.93 points or 0.62 per cent to close at 29,517.73 against 29,336.80 achieved on Wednesday. Also, the market capitalisation, which…

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti Govt. adopts Treasury Single Account

The Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy of the federal government is to be replicated in Ekiti State, as the state has adopted the system. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decision was reached at the end of the state’s weekly Executive Council Meeting in Ado Ekiti to…

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Sunny, dust hazy weather to prevail on Friday – NiMet

More News Cloud Agency Report Abstract: The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted sunny and dust hazy weather conditions over most parts of the country with early morning mist/fog and partly cloudy conditions over some Southern cities on Friday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Thursday, in Abuja, predicted sunny and hazy…

Falcons-awcon

Super Falcons to play about 10 matches before 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup — NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday said it has put in place plans to provide the Super Falcons with better preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said in a statement that the federation had made plans for the African champions…

Lady gaga

Lady Gaga says won’t work again with singer R.Kelly

Lady Gaga has vowed to remove a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again. Her comments, in a lengthy Instagram post late on Wednesday, followed a new television documentary in which multiple women accuse Kelly of sexual misconduct, sometimes with minors.…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

Over 294,000 apply for 10,000 police jobs; Niger, Kano, Katsina lead

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has received 294,851 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force as the portal closes on January 11, Friday. President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to step up the strength of the force.…

Congo's opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Congo opposition candidate wins presidential election

Supporters of Congo’s president-elect celebrated an unlikely win on Thursday, but the runner-up denounced a fix and France, Belgium and the Catholic Church all cast doubt on the results. A chaotic vote in the vast and volatile nation of 80 million people has raised fears of renewed violence and at…

A derailed train used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Train derails in Lagos, one killed

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed that one person died in an early hour train derailment on Thursday at Ashade railway crossing Agege, Lagos. Jerry Ochi, the Lagos Railway District Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the victim died at the NRC hospital at Ebutte…

Voting process has ended and INEC Officials are about to count the votes at Ifon Orolu Local Government, Olufon Orolu D (Ward 4), Bolorunduro II (Polling Unit 6) as at 2:06PM

Police, NDLEA to vet adhoc staff for 2019 polls in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti State on Thursday said all the ad hoc staff to be used to conduct the 2019 elections in the state will be examined to ascertain whether they have criminal records with the police and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The commission also said…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

INEC tasks security agents to ensure violence free election

Mutiu Agboke, the Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), on Thursday appealed to security agencies in the state to live up to their responsibility before, during and after the general elections. Mr Agboke made the appeal during an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting at the Independent National Electoral…

Permanent Voter Cards

Over 428,000 PVCs uncollected in Osun – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 428,446 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected in Osun, ahead of the general elections. Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital while addressing journalists on the commission`s preparations…

ndlea

NDLEA arrests 339 suspects for drug peddling in Edo

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo said it arrested at least, 339 suspects (271 males and 68 females) for allegedly engaging in drug peddling between January and December, 2018. Buba Wakawa, State Commander of the Agency disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo, Akeredolu, Fayemi attend OPC founder’s funeral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday attended the funeral of Frederick Fasehun, the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) at the Cathedral Church of Saint Stephen, Oke-Aluko, Ondo, Ondo State. The OPC chieftain passed on December 1 at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja (LASUTH).…

Lagos-High-Court

Six suspected touts face trial for alleged display of firearms

Six suspected touts, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly causing terror to inhabitants of Ojo area of the metropolis. The defendants: Godwin Chineye, 19; Rasheed Eniola, 18; Obumaeme Azubuike, 36; Waheed Femi, 32; Kamali Maikazi, 18; and Chidiebere Onyeboyin, 26, all live at…

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Taiwanese premier to resign on Friday

Taiwan Premier Lai Ching-te on Thursday said he will resign on Friday, following his party’s setback in local elections in November. Lai, however, expressed his appreciation to the legislature, which completed the review of his budget proposal. “The budget proposal has been approved. The time is up. “I will hold…

Magnus Abe

Don’t blame Wike for the crisis in Rivers APC – Abe

Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Rivers South-East in the senate has urged supporters not to blame the present challenges of the party in the state on Governor Nyesom Wike. Mr Abe made the call on Thursday while reacting to the recent Federal High Court judgment which…