Akin Oyewobi

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Iran moves closer to adopting law against funding terrorism

Iran’s parliament approved a tweaked draft law against funding terrorism on Wednesday which officials hope will bring Tehran closer to global standards and help remove it from investment blacklists as it faces renewed U.S. sanctions. The official news agency IRNA said lawmakers had included amendments requested by a powerful clerical…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives WAEC attestation [Photo: @BashirAhmad]

No discrepancy in Buhari’s WAEC attestation certificate

There is no discrepancy in the results of the school certificate examination of President Muhammadu Buhari released in 2015 and the results in an “attestation certificate” issued to the president by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday. The president’s school certificate examination, which was a major controversy in…

A conservationist, Muhammad Ibrahim with the trapped Osprey migratory bird about to release on Thursday 1st November at Baturiya wetlands reserve area Jigawa State  [Photo

Migratory bird belonging to University of Helsinki trapped, released in Nigeria

The Jigawa State Government, on Thursday, released a migratory osprey belonging to University of Hilshinki, Finland, an official said. The osprey, also called a sea hawk, was trapped by a local fisherman at Ruwan Mosa in Arki community, Mallamadori Local Government Area on October 25 and released on November 1.…

2019: Group says will spend N70m on Buhari, Masari campaign

A Katsina state-based NGO, Daura Emirate Youth Progressive Movement (DEYPM), says it earmarked N70 million to prosecute the electioneering campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari toward the 2019 general elections.A Abdulkadir Lawal, the zonal chairman of the NGO, made the disclosure in an interview with the News…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Buhari salutes honest security men who returned valuables

President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee, saying such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, had met a family returning from…

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Uganda leader says social media used for “lying”, defends tax for access

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has defended the country’s new social media tax, saying Ugandans were using such platforms for “lying” and squandering the nation’s hard currency on fees to foreign-owned telecoms firms. In May Uganda’s parliament passed new tax laws that introduced a levy of 200 shillings (0.05 dollars) per…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

How Nigeria can defeat Argentina — Segun Odegbami

A former captain of the Super Eagles, Segun Odegbami, has prescribed measures he believes the senior national team at the World Cup in Russia should take to defeat Argentina on Tuesday. Nigeria on Friday defeated Iceland 2-0 to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the second round of the…


MTN to launch mobile service in Namibia

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms firm, is aiming to launch a mobile service in Namibia, an executive of the company told Reuters. Hester Marais, an executive at MTN Namibia, said in an interview in Windhoek that the launch might hold in August. “We are working towards end of August,”…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki with the Super Eagles team

Saraki pays surprise visit to Nigerian Super Eagles

Senate President, Bukola Saraki pays surprise visit to Nigerian Super Eagles ahead of their friendly match against England on Saturday. See pictures below: [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="270243,270244,270242,270241,270240,270238"]

Katsina State on map

Windstorm kills six in Katsina

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said on Friday that six persons were killed in Kastina metropolis and environs by a windstorm which occurred in the area. Aminu Waziri, the executive secretary of the agency who disclosed this during a media briefing in Katsina, said 500 houses were also…

Adesola Amosu

Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: 8 EFCC operatives investigated ex-Air Force chief, others – Witness

A prosecution witness, Tosin Owobo, on Monday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a team of eight operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigated a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu. Mr Owobo made the statement under cross-examination at the resumed trial of Mr…


Youth account for 85% of psychiatric cases in Nigeria – Group

The President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Taiwo Sheikh, says that youth account for up to 85 per cent of psychiatric cases in Nigeria, due to drug and substance abuse. Sheikh made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (R); Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige (2nd R); Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha (3trd L); and President of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, during the 2018 May Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday (1/5/18). 02273/1/5/2018/Albert Otu/JMH/BJO/NAN

PHOTO NEWS: Workers celebrate May Day nationwide

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PHOTOS: Buhari meets APC Governors

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PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo, wife, Aisha Buhari, governors, ministers attend wedding reception of Ajimobi’s son to Ganduje’s daughter

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of Idris and Fatima Ajimobi. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that prominent Nigerians converged on Agodi Gardens in Ibadan on Saturday to celebrate with the couple and their…

Yauri/Kontagora road 80 per cent complete – Official

The CRCC Construction Company Limited has completed 80 per cent work on the 100 kilometres Phase 1 Birnin Yauri to Kontagora road. The federal government in 2013 awarded a N19.8 billion contract for the construction of 100 kilometres Birnin Yauri to Kontagora road and 85 kilometres Kontagora to Makera road.…

Sokoto Assembly approves local govt autonomy, rejects independent candidature

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday rejected the alteration of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for independent candidature in election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rejection followed the consideration of a report of the House Ad-hoc Committee on…

PHOTOS: Adeosun, Adamu others attend launch of World Bank report

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2019: INEC seeking partnership with NURTW on transport arrangement

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says it will enter into strategic partnership with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to ensure an effective distribution of materials and personnel ahead of the 2019 elections. Godswill Obioma, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi, said this at a meeting…

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari pays dowry for Ganduje’s daughter

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World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

900m people at risk of hearing loss by 2050 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted that some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss across the world by 2050. WHO said this in a report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. The organisation called on relevant institutions, including governments and…

Naira notes

CBN disburses smaller naira notes to traders to end scarcity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has begun the disbursement of smaller naira notes to traders to improve circulation of N5, N10, N20, and N50 in the market. The acting Director, Currency Operations Department, Priscilia Eleje, said this at a publicity campaign on “Disbursement of Lower Denominations of the Naira’’…

PHOTO STORY: Buhari commisions new coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail Service

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PHOTO STORY: Fire engulfs market in Bwari, Abuja

Calm has returned to Bwari, the capital of Bwari Area Council in Abuja, after violence engulfed the area on Christmas day. The council also hosts the Nigerian Law School and the office of the examination body, JAMB. The violence, which residents said was an ethnic conflict, led to the burning…


Masari attacks Atiku as ex-Katsina speaker dumps PDP for APC

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the recent defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as an exercise in futility. Mr. Masari made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Maiadua, Katsina State on Monday. He said the defection of the vice…