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Arabic teacher docked for allegedly raping three underaged sisters

A 23-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping three teenagers of the same parents. The accused, who teaches Arabic, resides at No. 2, Kelani St., Adealu Bus Stop in Dopemu, near Lagos. He is facing a charge of defilement for the…

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Association denies importation of raw eggs into Nigeria

The President of Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, Ayoola Oduntan, said on Tuesday that none of its members imported raw eggs into the country. Mr. Oduntan was reacting to allegation that rotten eggs were being imported into the country, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in…

Ibadan-based broadcaster accused of murder granted N2 million bail

An Oyo State High Court on Tuesday granted bail to an Ibadan-based broadcaster, Oriyomi Hamzat, and four others accused of the murder of a teenager. Justice M.I. Sule granted each defendant bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum. Mr. Sule said one of the…

Woman married to two husbands get divorce

A middle-aged woman married to two husbands in Ibadan has gotten the leave of a Customary Court to divorce one of the husbands. The woman, Modinat Mufutau, on Tuesday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi in Ibadan how she alternated two husbands in order to satisfy herself and get enough…

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Coca-Cola, PespiCo, others agree to limit sugar in drinks in Singapore

Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes. Singapore is one of the first countries in Asia to target sugary drinks, bringing it in line with many Western nations that…

Senegal reinstates Qatar ambassador, hopes for end to Gulf feud

Senegal has reinstated its ambassador to Qatar in a bid to encourage the resolution of a dispute between Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies and Doha, the foreign ministry said. Senegal recalled its ambassador on June 7 along with other African countries such as Chad and Niger who followed suit…

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Gambia presidency says blocks claimed by African Petroleum open for bids

African Petroleum’s rights to explore in two offshore Gambian oil blocks have expired and are currently “open for licensing”, Presidential Spokeswoman, Amie Bojang, told the media. The comments came after a statement from the Oslo-listed firm earlier in the day. The firm said that it was prepared to launch legal…

Iran President, Hassan Rouhani

Iran needs only five days to enrich uranium to 20 per cent – Atomic Chief

Iran warned on Tuesday that it needed only five days to enrich its uranium to 20 per cent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon, the state television reported on Tuesday. The comments by Iran’s Atomic Chief, Ali Akbar-Salehi, on Iranian state television came…

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Nigerian man poses as woman to defraud American of $80,000 on dating site

The Police in Osun said on Monday that they have arrested a 23-year-old suspected internet fraudster (name withheld) for allegedly duping an American of $80,000 (N28.8 million). The Police Commissioner, Fimihan Adeoye, told journalists in Osogbo that the suspect allegedly committed the crime by posing as a woman to the…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo varsity unions urge Akeredolu to review subvention slash

The labour unions in Ondo State University of Science and Technology, OSUSTECH, Okitipupa, on Tuesday urged Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to reverse the decision slashing the institution’s monthly subvention. The unions made up of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union NASU and National Association of Academic…

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Oil prices rise, head to $53

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States. Brent crude oil was up 40 cents at 52.06 dollars a barrel by 0715 GMT. United States light crude was 35 cents higher at 47.72 dollars. “U.S. crude oil stocks have been…

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Zamfara workers threaten strike, give 21 days ultimatum

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Zamfara State chapter, has given the government 21-day ultimatum to meet workers demands or face “total strike action.” The state chairman of the NLC, Bashir Marafa, made the announcement on Monday in Gusau while addressing journalists at the end of an emergency meeting. The News…

Total solar eclipse moves across U.S.

The moon has completely blocked out the sun’s rays in a rare total solar eclipse over North America. The total eclipse, centred in a 100-kilometer-wide band stretching across 14 states, was first visible in the U.S. in Madras, Oregon in the north-western U.S. starting at 10:19 a.m. and lasting for…

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CBN boosts forex market with $195 million

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday offered $195 million in three segments of the Foreign Exchange Market (Forex) to boost liquidity in the operation. Isaac Okorafor, CBN’s acting director, Corporate Communications Department, said this in a statement in Abuja. Mr. Okorafor said that in the wholesale segment of…

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Nigerian university dismisses three staff, expels nine students for exam malpractice

The Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State, has dismissed three staff and expelled nine students for engaging in examination malpractices, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Armuyau Bichi, has disclosed. Mr. Bichi, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Monday in Dutsinma, said the students and staff were “caught red handed”…

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Why we downscaled FirstNation’s airworthiness certificate to non-scheduled operator – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says it has downscaled the Certificate of Airworthiness of FirstNation Airways as a scheduled operator to a non-scheduled operator over alleged violation of safety procedures. Muhtar Usman, the Director-General of the agency, told journalists in Lagos on Monday that the airline had been operating…

VC announces reinstatement of 300 sacked staff Dutsinma university

The Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State says it has reinstated 300 academic and non-academic staff allegedly sacked by the institution’s former vice chancellor, Haruna Kaita. The Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Armaya’u Bichi, announced this when he spoke with journalists in Dutsinma on Monday. Mr. Bichi said the…

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Kenyan govt to arrest, charge anyone caught with plastic bags

Kenyan Government on Monday warned that from Aug. 28, anyone caught with plastic bags, would be arrested, charged or fined between 19,417 dollars and 38,834 dollars. Kenya announced a ban on the use of plastic bags in March, giving manufacturers a six-month grace period as the order takes effect on…

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Saraki acknowledges receipt of Buhari’s resumption letter

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has acknowledged receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resumption letter to the National Assembly. Mr. Saraki made this known via his twitter handle on Monday. He said, “I have received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the Senate that he has returned to…

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Scientists begin trial for multi-drug resistant malaria in Africa

Medical scientists on Monday launched a patient trial for “KAF156”, a next-generation anti-malarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite in Africa. Global healthcare firms, Novatis and Medicines for Malaria Ventre (MMV) said in a joint statement on that the trial will test the efficacy…

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Buhari meets with Osinbajo, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with government officials including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some presidential aides as he formally resumed duties in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that presidential aides including the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari,…

U.S. to temporarily stop Naval operations worldwide after McCain crash – Commander

The U.S. Navy will temporarily stop operations worldwide amid series of collisions, the most recent between the destroyer John S. McCain and a merchant ship, Chief of Naval Operations, John Richardson said. Mr. Richardson, an admiral, in a video message posted to Twitter on Monday, said: “this trend demands more…

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SHOCKING: Despite educational challenges, 27 Nigerian states refuse to access N37 billion fund

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has appealed to state governments yet to access their matching grants to do so in order to improve the quality of education in their states. Hamid Bobboyi, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, made this appeal at a media chat in Abuja on Monday.…

Anambra Governorship: Aspirant dumps UPP after primaries

Chuma Offodile, who lost the United Progressives Party, UPP, governorship candidature after the primary in Anambra has resigned his membership of the party. Mr. Offodile, who withdrew from the party’s primaries on August 19, announced his resignation at a news conference in Awka on Monday. He said he was resigning…

Director-General, Debt Management Office, DMO, Patience Oniha

Nigeria’s savings bonds: 7,000 investors subscribe in five months – Official

The Director-General, Debt Management Office, DMO, Patience Oniha, says about 7,000 investors have subscribed to the Federal Government of Nigeria’s savings bonds since its introduction in March. Ms. Oniha told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that one of the primary reasons for introducing the savings bond…