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198 Nigerians deported by Saudi Arabia arrive home

The Federal Government on Saturday received no fewer than 198 Nigerians illegally residing in Saudi Arabia at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at about 10 a.m. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, who were…

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Lagos Business School gets N400 million from Onosode family

The Lagos Business School has received N400 million from the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, GAMSU, toward the enhancement of the institute’s research activities. The LBS said in a statement that the donation was the second and last tranche of GAMSU’s disbursement in fulfillment of its pledge to the school.…

CAN praises Nigerian govt. over reinstatement of CRK, IRK

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded the Federal Government’s intervention in reinstating the Christian Religious Knowledge and the Islamic Religious Knowledge in the nation’s schools’ curriculum as separate subjects. The president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, noted with satisfaction the government’s directive to the Nigerian Educational Research and Development…

Lagosians who don’t vote not justified to criticise govt – Remi Tinubu

Former Lagos first lady, and current senator, Oluremi Tinubu, on Saturday said that eligible voters in Lagos State who fail to cast their votes in the local government elections would not be justified to complain against local councils. Mrs. Tinubu, representing Lagos Central, said this in Lagos in an interview…

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Kebbi govt. to review students feeding scheme in boarding schools

The Kebbi government is to review upward the release of funds for the feeding of students in boarding schools in the state. Gov. Atiku Bagudu, who did not disclose the present rates, announced this while inspecting the Emir Abubakar Rasheed Government Secondary School in Gwadangaji, in the Birnin Kebbi local…

Court sentences 28 to death over 2015 killing of Egypt’s top prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt’s top prosecutor. The court also handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each. The court had in June recommended passing the death penalty to Egypt’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, who…

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Buhari, reformed democrat, not on revenge mission, says Adesina

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “a reformed democrat, a pious man’’ who will never move against those calling him all sorts of names in the past two years. Mr. Adesina, in a feature titled, “President Muhammadu Buhari and the descendants of Shimei’’, on Saturday, described…

Lagos polls: Police arrest 5 with incriminating materials

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested five men with incriminating materials in Ikeja, as the local government elections got underway. The spokesman for the command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest in Lagos. Famous-Cole said the suspects, who claimed to be agents for a…

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46, 000 IDPs return to Borno from Cameroon, Chad, Niger – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says 46, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs displaced by Boko Haram insurgency have returned to Borno. Mustapha Maihaja, the Director General of NEMA, made this known while distributing relief materials to the displaced persons in Banki, Bama local government council of Borno. He said…

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Enugu govt engages 291 health workers to monitor spread of outbreaks

The Enugu Government has engaged the services of 291 health workers to monitor and minimise patterns of spread of diseases in all the political wards in the state. The Director of Public Health Services, Okechukwu Ossai, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday,…

Police College suspends five recruits

The authorities of the Nigerian Police College, Oji River in Enugu State, have suspended five recruits for indiscipline. The five are among the 966 fresh intakes of 2016 class currently undergoing training since Dec. 31, 2016 and expected to pass out in September. The Commandant of the college, Anthony Ogboji,…

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WHO warns of HIV drug resistance

The World Health Organiation (WHO) has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken. The Director-General of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this in…

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NPS explains Kuje Prison fire

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS said it has curtailed a minor fire incident detected at the Kuje Medium Security Prison hospital on Friday evening. ‎ Humphrey‎ Chukwuedo, NPS, FCT Command Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said that the fire was, however, immediately…

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells party members to ‘kick and punish’ fake supporters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday called on his supporters to “kick and punish” groups of people he accused of committing acts of political violence in the name of his ruling ZANU-PF party. The 93-year-old leader’s comments could fuel political violence in the ZANU-PF party as the southern African nation…

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Poor infrastructure costs Nigeria N2.03 trn yearly– ICRC

Nigeria loses two per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly due to inadequate infrastructure. The acting Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Nigerian government and Aninver, an Infrastructure finance and…

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Nigerian troops capture injured top Boko Haram terrorist in Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgency in the North-East, have rescued Abba Mustapha, an injured suspected Boko Haram terrorist after heavy bombardment in Ngala in Borno. Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Maiduguri. “Troops of…

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Man charged for allegedly impregnating married woman

A Grade 1 Area Court, Karmo, Abuja, on Friday released a 40-year-old welder, Abubakar Sadiq, on N30, 000 bail after he was charged with impregnating a married woman. The defendant, who is standing trial on a four-count charge of abduction, adultery and enticing a married woman, resides at Karmo Village.…

EFCC reacts to acquittal of Adamawa ex-Governor Ngilari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal Thursday’s acquittal of a former Governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari, by the Court of Appeal. In a statement on Friday, spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, described the ruling as “a travesty of justice’’. An Adamawa High Court in…

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Six Nigerians tapped to debate global issues in UK Parliament

Six Nigerians have been selected as part of a new generation of leaders to join individuals from 10 other countries for an intensive policy and leadership development programme scheduled for London. As part of the Future Leaders agenda, participants will meet inspiring leaders in public policy as well as members…

Sean Spicer resigns as White House spokesman

White House spokesman Sean Spicer, has resigned. Mr. Spicer resigned on Friday ending a brief, turbulent tenure that gained global notoriety, after President Donald Trump named adviser and Wall Street financier, Anthony Scaramucci, as his top communications official. Mr. Spicer’s departure reflected turmoil within Mr. Trump’s legal and communication teams…

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Nigeria to export locally-made vehicles to Mali

The Charge‘d Affair of Nigeria in Mali, Yara Abdulsalam, says an indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, has signed an MoU with a Malian firm to export 400 locally made vehicles to Mali. Mr. Abdulsalam made the announcement on Friday in Abuja when he led a delegation of businessmen from…

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More damning evidence surfaces against SAN accused of bribing judges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday at an Ikeja High Court gave more incriminating evidence to establish a case of offering of gratification by Joseph Nwobike (SAN) to some judges. Rotimi Oyedepo, EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, confronted the lawyer with more evidence, this time connecting the timelines the…

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Man allegedly defiles neighbour’s daughter while pretending to give her biscuit

The police in Lagos on Friday arraigned a 28-year-old office assistant, Desmond Terngu, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter in the guise of giving her biscuits. Mr. Terngu, who resides on Sura Mogaji Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. According to the prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, an…

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Trump official resigns

The spokesman for U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal legal team has resigned, media reports say. Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr. Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Mr. Corallo, in an emailed statement, gave no other details about…

South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence – Mediator

Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure, Riek Machar, declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the war-torn country, an international mediator told the UN. South Sudan descended into civil war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir fired Mr. Machar as his deputy,…