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Gunmen abduct 2 wives of Nasarawa State commissioner

Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in Nasarawa town. Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello confirmed the incident on Friday in Lafia in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.…

Japan’s Prime Minister Abe meets Trump

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described Donald Trump as a “trustworthy leader”. He said this after meeting the U.S. President-elect to get clarity on statements Mr. Trump had made while campaigning that had caused concern about the alliance. Mr. Abe, speaking after the hastily arranged 90-minute meeting at Trump…

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Turkey detains 73 academics

Police detained 73 academics at Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul on Friday as part of an ongoing crackdown in the wake of the July coup attempt by a faction in the military. The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office said the 73 were part of the 103 academics it issued warrants…

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UN warns of potential genocide in South Sudan, urges arms embargo

A top UN official has called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan to prevent the increasing violence along ethnic lines in the country from escalating into genocide. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the prevention of genocide on Friday in New York called…

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80 suitors register for Jigawa mass wedding

No fewer than 80 suitors have registered in Gwaram Local Government Area to participate in a mass wedding, sponsored by the Jigawa Government. The Local Government’s Information Officer, Nasiru Yusif, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the new suitors comprised of 40 men and 40…

Tragedy: Man dies after hacking wife to death

The Enugu State Police Command on Friday commenced investigations to unravel why one Francis Uzo, 41, had to kill himself after hacking his wife to death in Emene, near Enugu. The command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu that the investigations were being handled by the homicide…

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APC will rule Nigeria beyond 2019, says Guru Maharaj ji

Satguru Maharaj ji, the Founder of the One Love Family, says the APC will rule Nigeria beyond 2019 in spite of the acrimony in the party. The sect leader said this in Ibadan on Friday at a press conference to mark the 36th anniversary of the group. He said what…

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ASUU Strike: FG continues meeting with lecturers Friday

The Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, would suspend its ongoing nationwide strike. Clement Illo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, told journalists in Abuja that government was positive that ASUU would resolve the crises soon. The News Agency…

Jonathan visits Sultan, mourns Dasuki

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki as a nationalist and a patriot par excellence. Mr. Jonathan made the remark in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a condolence visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III. He said the late Mr. Dasuki worked and…

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Appeal Court reserves judgment on PDP leadership crisis

The Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja reserved judgment on the appeal challenging the affirmation of Ali Sheriff as the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. On June 29, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court upheld Mr. Sheriff as the Acting National Chairman of…

NSCDC spat with police on arrest of alleged civil defence official for kidnap

The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has said the information provided by the police is not true and none of its officers was arrested for kidnapping. The command’s spokesman, Oluwole Olusegun, in a statement on Thursday, said that a kidnap suspect identified as…

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Police deny invading Rivers Government House

The Rivers Police Command on Thursday said that it did not attempt to invade the Rivers Government House. The State Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nnamdi Onmoni, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Port Harcourt. Mr. Onmoni was reacting to an allegation by…

Kaduna demolishes Shiite school

The Kaduna State Government on Thursday demolished a school owned by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The government has banned the group amidst what appears a clampdown on its activities by state and federal officials. The leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is still in detention without trial since…

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Investors lose N18 billion on Nigerian Stock Exchange

The free fall of shares continued on Thursday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for the fourth consecutive day with investors losing N18 billion due to persistent profit taking. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the market capitalisation lost N18 billion or 0.20 per cent to close at N8.812…

Port Harcourt to experience 27 hours power outage

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, says electricity supply will be disrupted in Port Harcourt between November 17 and 19 for repairs and upgrade of facilities. John Onyi, the company’s spokesman, disclosed this on Thursday in Port Harcourt in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said…

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WHO donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH

The World Health Organisation, WHO, will on Friday hand over a new Modular Polio Laboratory to the premier polio laboratory in the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s country office in Abuja and made available to the News…

Two staff of Kaduna media corporation die in car crash

Two members of staff of Kaduna State Media Corporation, KSMC, have died in a car crash at Malagum village in Kaura Local Government Area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that eight other staff of the corporation sustained injuries. The 10 radio workers were returning from a…

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Nigeria to establish trauma centres in major hospitals

The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday reaffirmed Federal Government’s commitment to establish trauma centres in major hospitals across the six geo-political zones in the country. Mr. Ehanire said, at a news conference to commemorate World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims in Abuja, that establishing the…

U.S. intelligence chief resigns

U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has told a congressional panel that he has submitted his letter of resignation. Clapper told the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that “it felt pretty good”. The 75-year-old top American spy had been expected to step aside, as President-elect, Donald Trump, prepares to appoint…

Ex- Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi buried

A Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, and a former senator, Musiliu Obanikoro, were among dignitaries who paid tribute to the former Minister of National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi, on Thursday. The dignitaries were among family members, friends, and sympathisers who participated at the funeral rites of the late playwright…

PDP chairman docked

The Police in Kwara on Thursday docked leaders of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before an Ilorin Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged wrongful confinement in order to extort property. The chairman of the faction, Sunday Fagbemi, was brought along with four others before the Magistrate, Kuburat Yahaya.…

Accidents claim 223 lives in Ogun in 10 months

Clement Oladele, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun State, said on Thursday that 223 people died in 325 road traffic crashes recorded in the state between January and October. Mr. Oladele disclosed this at a news conference organised to commemorate the 2016 United Nations Road Traffic Crash Victims…

What Nigerians must do to get UN jobs – Official

The UN has challenged Nigeria to push its qualified citizens forward for appointment and employment positions at the UN. The Director, Learning, Development and Human Resource Services of the UN, Victor Kisob, threw the challenge when Joan Ayo, Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, visited him. Ms. Ayo had led a…

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Man jailed for duping police officer

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced 31-year-old applicant, Gideon Chubu, to 12 months imprisonment for impersonating a soldier and duping a mobile police officer of N40,000. Mr. Chubu was arraigned on a two-count charge, bordering on cheating and impersonation, punishable under Section 326 of the Penal Code Laws of…

EU expresses regret at Russia’s withdrawal from ICC

The European Union, EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, on Thursday expressed regret at Russia’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, ICC. “We regret the Russian Federation’s decision to withdraw its signature and not to become a party to the Rome Statute establishing the ICC," Mr. Mogherini said in a…