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Isah Misau

Nigeria Police declare senator deserter

The Nigeria Police Force has declared a senator, Isah Misau, as a deserter from the force. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Mr. Misau, had in an interview granted to a newspaper published on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe…

Amnesty Programme trains 14,366 ex-agitators – Boroh

The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Paul Boroh, has said that about 14,366 ex-agitators had been trained in the programme. Mr. Boroh made this disclosure when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum in Abuja on Sunday. He explained that their capacities had also been developed in…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Governor Ahmed approves release of N937 million to Kwara contractors

The Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the release of N937,572,974.09 to contractors handling various infrastructural projects across the State. The amount represents the third quarter payment under the Kwara Infrastructure Development (IF-K) payment grid for completed, ongoing and new projects. News of the approval was contained in a…

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LASTMA recruits 1,400 new officials

In a bid to curb traffic gridlocks on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Sunday said it has engaged over 1,400 new graduate traffic managers. LASTMA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Olakpe, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the new officials were trained on effectiveness traffic…

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Rapists on rampage in Borno IDP camp, victims say

Babakura Mustapha, a 67-year-old blind displaced person, has moved his family out of the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Maiduguri due to the alleged activities of rapists. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that about two million persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency are taking shelter…

Anambra Governorship: Tony Nwoye emerges APC candidate, floors Andy Uba, others

Tony Nwoye has been declared winner of the Anambra State governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The 42-year-old medical doctor and politician scored 2,146 votes to beat his closest rival, politician Andy Uba, who scored 931 votes. The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, announced the result in…

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Sallah: Ram sellers lament low patronage

Less than six days to Eid-el-Kabir celebration, ram dealers in Maiduguri are lamenting low patronage by customers. Eid-el-Kabir celebration is marked on the 10th day of the 12th month of Islamic calendar known as Zul-Hajj and entailed the sacrificing of rams by Muslims. A check by the News Agency of…

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Two Boko Haram factions ready for dialogue – Arrested sect commander

Two factions of the Boko Haram insurgency group may be ready for talks with the federal government, Abdulkadir Abubakar, a former commander of the group has claimed. Mr. Abubakar, also known as Abu Muhammad, was the chief intelligence officer of the Boko Haram group and one of its top commanders,…

Flood submerges Benue Radio, market, seven communities – Official

A Benue radio station, Wurukum Market, and seven communities have been submerged following Saturday night heavy downpour in Makurdi. The State Commissioners for Land, Survey and Solid Minerals, Bernard Unenge, and Water Resources and Environment, Joseph Utsev, went round the town for situation report on Sunday. Mr. Ustev explained that…

Federal University Gusau sets 170 as cut-off mark for admission

The Federal University Gusau has announced 170 as minimum mark for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, cut-off marks for admission into the university for the 2017/2018 academic session. The Information Officer of the university, Umar Usman, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,…

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Knocks Out Conor McGregor in Round 10

Floyd Mayweather early Sunday morning beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, claiming his 50th victory and maintaining his unbeaten record. Not many gave McGregor any fighting chance, but the Irishman surprised many of his critics with a largely professional display, taking the fight to 10 rounds. He even got off…

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Three feared killed as Owerri residents protest demolition of market

Three people were suspected to have died in Owerri on Saturday when some youth protested the demolition of the main market in the capital, called Eke Ukwu Market, by the Imo Government. The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Andrew Enwerem, however, said he could not confirm the deaths. The…

Igbo never mandated anybody to talk about secession – Iwuanyanwu

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said that Igbo never mandated anybody to talk about breaking away from the country. Mr. Iwuanyanwu said this in Abuja on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He expressed worry over agitations by some…

2019: PDP zones Nasarawa governorship to North Senatorial District

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its governorship ticket for the 2019 general election to the North Senatorial District. The district, which has never produced a governor since the state was created, comprises four local governments – Akwanga, Nasarawa, Eggon and Wamba. Francis Orogu,…

Balarabe Musa

Groups issuing quit notices ‘saboteurs, nonentities’ – Balarabe Musa

Former Kaduna Governor Balarabe Musa has said that “saboteurs” were behind groups issuing quit notices to Nigerians living in some parts of the country. Mr. Musa, who condemned such notices in a telephone  interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday, said the development was a threat to Nigeria’s…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom

Ortom: I’ve never accused Catholic Churches of ganging up against me

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, said on Friday in Makurdi that he had never accused the Catholic Church of ganging up against his administration. Mr. Ortom, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, was reacting to a report circulated on the social and conventional media, which…

Abiola Ajimobi

30 kings to be crowned in Ibadan

Ibadan, capital of Oyo state will witness the biggest coronation event in its history on Sunday as Gov. Abiola Ajimobi will crown 30 kings in one fell swoop. The coronation will take place at the historic Mapo Hall. The 30 are among the 32 recommended by the Akintunde Boade-led Judicial…

Why I invited Osinbajo to London — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday explained why he met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in London while he was there for medical treatment. The president said he "allowed" Mr. Osinbajo to meet him so he could thank the then acting president for his leadership at the time. “He (Osinbajo) exploited his…

Navy releases adjusted timetable for final selection interview

The Nigerian Navy on Friday adjusted the timetable for the final selection of successful candidates for its 2017 recruitment exercise. This is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Suleman Dahun, a navy captain, in Abuja. “We want to inform the general public and…

Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah threatens to withdraw from Anambra governorship race

Stella Oduah, an aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra, has threatened to withdraw from the race, alleging irregularities in Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) build-up to the primary election. Mrs. Oduah made this known while briefing journalists on Friday in Abuja. She said the Ward congress of the party…

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LASU holds post-humous lecture for Abubakar Momoh

The Ojo campus of Lagos State University, LASU, is to hold a post-humous lecture for Abubakar Momoh, a former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of the university on Monday. A statement by Sylvester Akhaine, an Associate Professor and Acting Head, Department of Political Science in the university, on Friday…

Angela Merkel

Germany bans militant left-wing internet platform

Germany banned the nation’s key online platform for militant left-wing activists less than two months after violent anti-capitalist protests on Friday. This ban occurs after protests erupted at the Group of 20 Summit of world leaders in Hamburg. “The operation of the site (linksunten-indymedia.org) is now a criminal offence,’’ said…

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Fire guts six houses, 40 shops in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Fire Service says a fire outbreak gutted six houses and 40 shops along Makurdi road in Lafia on Thursday evening. The state’s Chief Fire Officer, Dogara Dalhatu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia on Friday. Mr. Dalhatu said that the fire was…

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Nigeria polytechnic lecturers ASUP react to JAMB cut-off mark

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, says the new cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education will affect the standard of education. Usman Dutse, president of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that the union did not buy…

Boko Haram attacks Cameroon village, kills 11, kidnaps eight

Some suspected Boko Haram militants killed 11 people and kidnapped eight others in an overnight raid on a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, officials said on Friday. The attackers burned down around 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata, which has been a…