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74 bodies of migrants wash up on Libyan coast

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Tuesday that 74 bodies of migrants have washed up on the Libyan coast. IFRC spokesperson, Stephen Ryan, of the IFRC said the bodies were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on Monday. He said that the circumstances…

Alpha Conde

At least five killed during Guinea teachers’ protest

At least five people were killed in Guinea’s capital of Conakry on Tuesday in protests sparked by a teacher’s strike. There have been labour tensions in a country where previous strikes led to dozens of deaths. Unidentified assailants attacked a police station and demonstrators clashed with gendarmes in several districts…

Neymar, FC Barcelona to stand trial on corruption charges

FC Barcelona player Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian team Santos, after losing a final appeal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group, DIS, which owned 40 per cent of…

rice-mill

‘Nigeria to install 110 rice milling machines to boost its production’

The Federal Government has acquired 110 rice milling machines to be installed in different parts of the country, between now and July, to boost rice production across the country. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, confirmed this development on his Facebook page on…

Malaysian Prime minister, Najib Razak

Kim Jong Nam killing: Malaysian PM says North Korean envoy ‘diplomatically rude’

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that comments by the North Korean ambassador casting doubt over a Malaysian investigation into the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader were “diplomatically rude”. “The statement by the ambassador was totally uncalled for. “It was diplomatically rude. But Malaysia…

Pharmacists Council accredits Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 18 universities

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has so far accredited Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 18 universities in the country. Its Registrar, Elijah Mohammed, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, the accreditation is to ensure…

Gaddafi son’s trial unfair – UN

The trial of Saif Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the UN said on Tuesday. Since his father’s toppling in 2011, Saif has been…

Burnt house in Goska Village, southern Kaduna.

14 killed as gunmen attack two Southern Kaduna communities

Within 24 hours, gunmen invaded different communities in two local governments of Southern Kaduna, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties. The first attack occurred on Sunday in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Village in Jema'a Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m. The casualty in Jema'a is uncertain as…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

PDP Crisis: Makarfi faction concludes meeting, announces decisions

Various organs of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday pledged support for the party’s National Caretaker Committee in spite of court verdict affirming Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the organs expressed the support during the party’s meeting held…

Proposed budget for EFCC in 2017 inadequate – Magu

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday urged the Senate to increase budgetary allocation to the commission to able it function effectively. Mr. Magu made the plea in Abuja while defending the commission’s 2017 budget before members of Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial…

Head of Libya’s UN-backed government survives assassination attempt

The head of Libya’s UN-backed government, Fayez Serraj, survived an assassination attempt in Tripoli when his convoy came under fire on Monday. “A rogue group of outlaws attempted to intercept the convoy carrying me and a number of the state’s officials,” Mr. Serraj said in a statement shortly after the…

Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic, Olisah Metuh.

N400 million DasukiGate: Metuh’s move to call Dasuki as witness stalled

The hearing of two applications by the former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisah Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to the absence of his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu. One of Mr. Metuh’s application before the court is for an order of court…

FILE PHOTO: Murtala Nyako stepping into the court

N40 billion fraud: Court admits documents of over 30 bank accounts as evidence against Nyako

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday admitted in evidence account opening documents and statements of account of over 30 accounts allegedly used by former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako. The documents were produced by a prosecution witness, Remigius Ugwu, a staff of Zenith Bank. Mr. Ugwu told the court…

Housing: Nigerian govt to inject N500 billion in mortgage bank – Minister

The Federal Government says it will inject N500 billion into the Federal Mortgage Bank to enable it meet the housing needs of Nigerians. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba, who disclosed this on Monday in Jalingo, said that the measure would help the bank to…

#BBNaija: While ThinTallTony claims being single, pictures of wife, kids go viral

Hours after ThinTallTony (TTT), one of the housemates who survived eviction from the #BBNaija told Bisola, a fellow housemate, that he was single, pictures of his family went viral on the internet. The family pictures uploaded from his Facebook page showed that TTT is married to Laraba Offiong and blessed…

Candidates writing JAMB examination

Imo students top JAMB application list in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said Imo topped the number of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, applications with 103,122 in 2016. The figure is reflected in an NBS report on “JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty’’ released on Monday in Abuja. According to the report,…

A Lagos Housing Estate with peoperty

Rent-to-Own: Lagos govt delivers 100 housing units to beneficiaries

The Lagos State Government on Monday handed over keys of 100 housing units to successful beneficiaries in its “Rent-To-Own” Housing Scheme. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries took possession of their units located at Epe, Ikorodu, Agbowa and Ojokoro at an event held at the state secretariat…

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Ghanaian docked in Nigeria for allegedly raping 14-year-old girl

A Ghanaian security man, Santana Obend, 49, was on Monday charged before an Ikeja High Court with raping his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter. Mr. Obend, who resides at No. 9, Ajegunle Close, Isheri, Lagos State, is facing a charge of defilement. He, however, denied the charge. According to the state prosecutor,…

Queens College

Only 36 per cent of funds approved for Nigeria’s unity schools in 2016 were released – Minister

Only 36 per cent of funds budgeted for Nigeria's unity schools in 2016 was released, an official implied on Monday. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said out of the N13.7 billion appropriated to the unity schools in 2016, only N5 billion was released. Mr. Adamu, however, said the amount released…

Xenophobia: Nigerians in South Africa raise fresh fears over attacks

The Nigerian community in South Africa said on Monday that some of its members were receiving calls threatening more attacks against their homes and businesses. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that some South Africans launched xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in Pretoria West on Saturday.…

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey dismisses 227 judges, prosecutors

Turkey’s top judicial body on Monday dismissed 227 judges and prosecutors who are accused of having links to a cleric blamed for last year’s coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Since the failed coup in July, 2016, 3,886 members of the judiciary have been expelled. The government blames…

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Akwa Ibom Microfinance bank sacks 40 employees

The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom government, said it has disengaged about 40 employees. The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Uyo on Monday. “We have disengaged 40 of our staff and very…

Ex-president Jammeh’s supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Mr. Jammeh’s flight into exile. Mr. Jammeh narrowly lost a December 1 election to Mr. Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule. Mr.…

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Nigeria to inject N500 billion into mortgage bank to tackle housing deficit – Minister

The Federal Government says it will inject N500 billion into the Federal Mortgage Bank to enable it meet the housing needs of Nigerians. Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba, who disclosed this on Monday in Jalingo, said the measure would help the the bank to adequately…

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia Photo: AlJazeera

Iran sends delegation to Saudi Arabia to rejoin Hajj

Iran on Monday sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia to discuss regaining access to the annual pilgrimage to Mecca for its citizens, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Bahram Ghasemi, said on Monday. Mr. Ghasemi said the discussion was slated inspite of diplomatic tensions between the two countries. Relations between the two…