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UN to establish 2 aviation security training institutes in Nigeria

The United Nations has decided to establish two Aviation Security Training Schools in Nigeria to help  boost safety and security in the country’s aviation sector. The  United Nations-appointed Project Manager for the schools, Douglas Melvin,  made the disclosure when he visited the Minister of State for  Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in Abuja.…

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Fayose to build new governor’s office, high court at N1.9 billion

The Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that it had set aside N1.9 billion for the construction of a new governors’ office and high court complex in Ado-Ekiti. The Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Funmi Ogun, made this known during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti. Mrs.…

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Man abandons wife in hospital over unpaid N500,000 bill

A mother of seven, Uzoamaka Onu, 39, has been abandoned by her husband at the New Mayor Hospital and Fertility Centre, Nkpor in Anambra over a bill of N520,000. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the woman had stayed in the hospital for four months following the non- payment…

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FirstNation shifts resumption of flight operations

The FirstNation Airways has postponed resumption of its flight operations, earlier scheduled for Sept. 15, by a few days. The airline had on Aug. 17 suspended operations to enable the aircraft in its fleet undergo engine maintenance. NAN, however, gathered from the airline’s ticket stand at the Murtala Muhammed Airport…

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300 houses affected by Kaduna tremors – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Thursday that over 300 houses were affected by the earth tremor that hit Kwoi in Kaduna State last week. The agency’s Zonal Coordinator in the North West, Musa Illalah, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

PDP trying to sabotage Buhari’s govt – Minister

The Federal Government says the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign is “irritant and attempt to distract the government from its rescue mission’’. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who said this in a statement issued on Thursday, said that the…

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Inactive phone numbers in Nigeria increase to 76 million – NCC

Inactive telephone numbers in the country increased from 67,331,498 in June to 76,164,149 in July, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed, Thursday. In its “Monthly Subscriber Data’’ report released in Lagos, the commission said there were 8,832,651 unused numbers during the period, making up the total inactive lines. It showed…

Polio: Immunise your wards or face prosecution, Kaduna tells parents

The Kaduna State Government has urged parents to allow their wards below the age of five be immunised against Polio or face prosecution. A statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Kaduna, reminded parents that the vaccination was compulsory.…

Police lied, I attacked victim with machete, not gun, accused tells court

A 30-year-old man, Bature Iliya, on Thursday confessed to a Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court that he only attacked his victim with a machete and not a gun. Mr. Iliya is being tried on a two-count charge of alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The accused while in the dock patiently…

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CBN declines support for 100,000 farmers in Adamawa

Governor Muhammadu Jibrillah of Adamawa on Thursday said the Central Bank of Nigeria denied about 100,000 farmers in the state participation in the “Anchor Borrowers Programme’’ because they did not have bank verification numbers. Mr. Jibrillah, who disclosed this while launching the distribution of farm inputs to farmers participating in…

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Nigerian Navy vows to continue attacks on Niger Delta militants

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday said it would continue to clampdown on militant groups and criminal elements in the Niger Delta. This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, in Abuja. The Navy said it arrested one of the top leaders of a…

Kwara will not retrench workers – Governor Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara said, Wednesday, that the state government will not sack workers in spite of the economic challenges in the country. He gave the assurance when he received the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, who paid him the traditional Sallah visit at the Government House in…

Nigeria to award coal mining licenses to only power generating firms

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, said that licences for mining of coal for power generation had not been awarded since the emergence of the current administration. Mr. Fayemi said this at a stakeholders and press meeting on pre-Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) at the ministry…

Court remands man in prison for drowning brother

A Magistrates’ Court in Abakaliki has remanded one Ogobuchi Ogbonna, 25, in prison for causing the death of his relation, Wisdom, by drowning him. Mr. Ogobuchi allegedly tied a stone to three-year-old Wisdom’s waist and threw him into a stream in their area which got him drowned. The incident occurred…

Nigeria Police rescue abducted 15-month-old baby

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Leye Oyebade, on Wednesday said officers of the command had rescued a 15-month-old girl allegedly stolen from her mother. Mr. Oyebade, who said this while briefing journalists on some of the major achievements of the command, noted that the baby was stolen on Monday…

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Gunmen storm NTA office, burn down building

Suspected gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, office in Onitsha, Anambra State, torching some equipment and Star Times section in the premises. The Acting Manager of the station, Chris Nwigwe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha that the incident occurred at about 1.40 a.m. “Some…

Seek experts advice to tackle recession, Sanusi tells Buhari

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has called on Federal Government ‎to seek the advice of economic experts in tackling the current economic crisis in the country. Mr. Sanusi gave the advice on Wednesday during the traditional Sallah Durbar (Hawan Nasarawa) at the Government House, Kano.‎ He said consulting…

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Court blasts SSS for illegal detention of ex-Air Force Commodore

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared as unlawful, the arrest and continued detention of retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, a member of the presidential team investigating the arms deal in the country. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, made the declaration on Wednesday when he delivered a judgment in a suit…

Britain’s Libya intervention flawed, Cameron to blame – MPs

Britain’s 2011 military intervention in Libya ordered by former prime minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and hastened the North African country’s political and economic collapse. A damning report produced by parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. Britain and France led international efforts to help oust Libya’s then-leader…

Man who served 8 Nigerian presidents to be buried Friday

The remains of the late Director of Information in the Presidency, Justin Abuah, will be laid to rest in Abuja on September 16, an official in the Presidency has said. The information is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media…

Globacom will be sanctioned – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has commenced enforcement action on Globacom for not adhering to the 10 per cent threshold for interconnect traffic by telecom companies. This is contained in the organisation’s 2016 Q1 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria. It said that…

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Man docked for allegedly stealing clips worth N1,500

Michael Joseph of China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC, was on Wednesday docked in a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly stealing iron clips valued at N1,500. Joseph, 20, is facing a lone count charge of stealing.‎ The prosecutor, Christopher Okoliko, said that the defendant committed the offence at…

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What Nigerians think of a woman proposing marriage to a man

Nigerians living in Abuja on Wednesday expressed divergent views on whether a woman should propose marriage to her male partner. Some residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews in Abuja, said it was not an advisable action to take. Rose Chukwuma, a marriage counsellor, stated…

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UniJos extends screening of applicants to Friday

The University of Jos has extended the screening of 25,000 applicants for admission into the 2016/2017 academic session to Friday, Abdullahi Abdullahi, Principal Assistant Registrar (Information and Publications), has said. Mr. Abdullahi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Tuesday. He said that…

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

Former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, has been rushed to a hospital following a stroke, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who suffered a light heart attack in January, received a pacemaker last week. Peres served as Prime Minister for eight months after the assassination of Premier Yitzhak Rabin in…