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French policeman kills wife, 2 children, self in marital dispute

A French policeman shot his wife and two children dead on Sunday and then killed himself after the woman told him she wanted to leave the family home, the regional prosecutor said. The shootings took place at the railway station in Noyon, northeast of Paris, prosecutor Virginie Girard said. The…

Channel recovered loot to education, NANS urges Nigerian govt

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called on the federal government to channel money recovered from looters to the education sector.   A statement by NANS’ President, Chinonso Obasi on Sunday, said the call was part of the resolutions at the association’s emergency meeting on the ongoing strike by…

Abuja needs more work to accommodate bicycle transport – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says some infrastructural adjustments are needed in Abuja to support the proposed introduction of bicycle transport in the nation’s capital city. The Corps’ Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Sunday. Mr. Kazeem said the plan…

Sokoto integrates 4,000 Quranic schools into formal education system – Commissioner

The Sokoto State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Jabbi Kilgori, says the government is incorporating 4,000 Quranic schools in the state into formal education system to boost enrolment. Mr. Kilgori said on Sunday when he inspected one of the Qur’anic schools in Takatuku, Bodinga Local Government, that a committee…

Stella Oduah

PDP has not learnt from past mistakes – Oduah

A senator, Stella Oduah, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had not learnt from its past mistakes, contrary to recent public “undertakings” by its leadership. She said at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that the party had resumed the denigration of internal democracy characterised by impunity and…

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PCNI, VSF spend N6 billion in North-east interventions – Official

The Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative, PCNI, Tijjani Tumsah, has said over N6 billion has been spent by the PCNI and Victim Support Fund, VSF, in various interventions in the North-east. Mr. Tumsah, who stated this during the flag off of reconstruction and rehabilitation of…

Arik Airline

Arik files N20 billion suit against Nigerian govt, Ethiopian Airlines

Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline. The suit was instituted by the airline at the Federal High Court, Lagos against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry…

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Police apprehend 22 suspects, recover 415 cows in Niger

The police in Niger State said they have arrested 22 suspected criminals, recovered 415 cows and seven cars in the state between July and September. Austin Agbonlahor, the state commissioner of police, made this known while giving account of his stewardship on Sunday in Minna. “It will interest you to…

Nigeria Police Officers

Police foil mob action on restaurant after alleged death from food poisoning

The Police Command in Enugu State says it has commenced investigation into the alleged poisoning of the food of a prominent man in a restaurant in Enugu, the state capital. The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement he signed in Enugu on…

AfroBasket: Nigeria beat Mali in second Group A match

Nigeria’s AfroBasket male title defence gained momentum on Saturday in Tunisia when the D’Tigers beat Mali 90-67 points in their second Group A match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senior men basketball team had narrowly beaten Cote d’Ivoire 78-77 points in their first group match on…

NPFL: Match Abandoned As Gombe Utd Fans Went “Beserk” Over Own Goal

Saturday’s week 38 Nigeria Professional Football League match between Gombe Utd and Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi, ended abruptly in Gombe as fans turned violent, protesting an own-goal by the home team. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Gombe Utd fans, already feeling aggrieved over the poor…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Auto crash claims 19 lives in Kano

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 19 persons have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Sector Command in the state, Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday. Mr. Kabir-Daura…

Women Journalists Organise Rallies Against Rape

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Black Diamond Support Foundation on Saturday in Jos staged rallies to create awareness on the rising cases of rape and child molestation in the society. During the rallies which took place at markets within the Jos metropolis, the association encouraged…

Plateau Govt. Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Attack On Communities In Bassa

The Plateau State Government on Saturday says it was collaborating with security agencies to fish out perpetrators of Friday’s attack that claimed the lives of innocent citizens in some communities of Bassa Local Government Area. In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, the government said…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Gombe Govt. To Construct 3 Hospitals With N1.5 billion

The Gombe State Government has concluded plans to construct three General Hospitals in Gombe South Senatorial District at a cost of N1.5 billion, the state Commissioner for Health, Kennedy Ishaya, has said. Mr. Ishaya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Saturday that each of the hospitals…

UNN Postpones 2017 Post-UTME Screening Exam

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has postponed its 2017 post-UTME screening exam earlier scheduled to start on Monday September 11. Its Registrar, Chris Igbokwe, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Nsukka. The registrar said a new date would be made known to the general public. “This is to…

Bukola Saraki

Senate To Prioritise Passage of Occupational Safety Bill To Check Industrial Hazards

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says Senate will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), once the National Assembly resumes from its annual recess. Mr. Saraki announced this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Saturday…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu Govt. Approves Employment Of 50 Graduates Living With Disabilities

The Enugu State Executive Council says it approves the automatic employment of 50 graduates living with disabilities in line with the United Nations Convention on non-discrimination against such persons. The state Commissioner for Information, Ogbuagu Anikwe, disclosed this on Saturday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the…

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Kogi Assembly to amend town planning laws to address flooding – Speaker

The Speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, says the Assembly will soon amend the state’s environmental and town planning laws to adequately address flood issue. Mr. Kolawole said this while on a visit to flash flood disaster areas in Felele, Lokoja, on Saturday to assess the level…

Two female suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri – police

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained…

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‎UN aid chief to visit Nigeria, Niger

The new Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will travel to Nigeria and Niger from September 9 to 12, 2017. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said Mr. Lowcock’s visit is aimed at drawing global attention to destructive impacts of the…

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Nigeria to launch new family planning campaign

The federal government is set towards achieving its goals of decreasing maternal and infant mortality rate by ensuring that about 7.3 million women have access to family planning in the country. The Director, Family Health Planning, Federal Ministry of Health, FMoH, Abebimpe Adebiyi, said during a news conference on Friday…

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Lagos Govt. Begins Deployment Of Guards To Beef Up Security In Schools

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it is to commence the deployment of day and night guards to enhance security in public schools across the state. The Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, who also doubles as the Commissioner for Education, disclosed this at a meeting with the Head Teachers of…

Doctors’ Strike: FG Has Breached Our Agreement, Says NARD Official

Hope that ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) will be suspended was dashed on Friday as the federal government breached agreement reached with the doctors on Wednesday. Specifically, the government failed to pay the backlog of salary arrears to the doctors as it promised on Wednesday…

Court orders SSS to allow doctors access ex-director detained for alleged closeness to Magu

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the State Security Service, SSS, to allow its former director, Abba Mohammed, access to his physician, family members and counsel. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Mohammed was arrested and is being detained without trial for over 50 days due to his alleged…