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Reps to investigate non-payment of $7bn by asset managers

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the failure to repay $7 billion disbursed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to 14 global asset managers and their Nigerian counterparts. This is sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Abubakar Ahmad (APC-Gombe) at the plenary on Thursday.…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE Killings: Lawyer demands N1bn damages from Nigerian police, psychiatric tests for officers

A human rights lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, on Thursday dragged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, before a High Court in Ado Ekiti seeking N1 billion in damages over the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). Also joined in the suit is the Commissioner of Police…

Truck drivers clash with FUTMINNA students

There was a clash between students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, and truck drivers on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the clash occurred when some students holding a rally for their upcoming union election blocked the road. While this was going on, a truck driver hit…

27 children killed in Liberia’s Islamic school fire

At least 27 children were killed in a fire at an Islamic school in Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday. The police told BBC that "they are still looking for bodies in the Paynesville area" where the fire occurred. According to a police spokesman, Moses Carter, the first fire broke out while…

Imminent River

Book Review: Imminent River: A Transcontinental Saga

Imminent River by Anaele Ihuoma; Prima - Narrative Landscape Press, Lagos, Nigeria; 2018; 347pp There is the compelling need for me to go back to the publishing of Alex Haley’s Roots in 1976 to find a book that bears comparison to Anaele Ihuoma’s debut novel Imminent River. Just as after…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Breaking: Tribunal affirms senators Ekwunife, Ubah’s elections

The elections of Uche Ekwunife and Ifeanyi Ubah as senators from Anambra have been validated by an election tribunal. Both lawmakers were elected during the February 23 National Assembly elections across Nigeria Mrs Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Victor Umeh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)…

NSCDC officials

Farmers/herders clashes: NSCDC inaugurates agro-rangers unit in Ebonyi

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday inaugurated its Agro-Rangers unit to check farmers and herders clashes in the state. The State Commandant of the Corps, Lucy Samu, said during the occasion that the inauguration presented an opportunity for the nation to be hopeful security-wise and embrace…

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Zimbabwe increases fuel prices second time in a week

Zimbabwe hiked fuel prices on Monday for the second time in a week but most pumps remained dry, with no end in sight to shortages that are helping drive inflation rapidly higher. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority said in Harare a litre of petrol would now cost 7.45 Zimbabwe dollars,…

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30 feared dead after dam swept away houses in India

Officials on Wednesday reported that a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rain, and in the tragedy, dozens of houses in the downstream areas were washed away. District officials said Tiware dam in coastal Ratnagiri district developed a breach on Tuesday night after heavy rain. The officials…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila ignores PDP, announces Elumelu as Minority Leader

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has ignored a letter by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominating Kingsley Chinda as the Minority Leader of the House. The Speaker instead announced Ndudi Elumelu as Minority Leader, amidst protest by many lawmakers. The opposition party had in a letter…

Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Lawan sets up committee on Media and Public Affairs

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has announced a six-member ad-hoc committee on Media and Public Affairs. He made the announcement at the start of plenary on Wednesday. “We are going to set up an ad hoc committee on Media and Public Affairs for the meantime before the reconstitution of the standing…

JAY-Z becomes first hip-hop billionaire – Forbes

Music Mogul, Jay–Z is now a billionaire, according to a new Forbes magazine, making him the first rapper to amass a fortune in the ten-figure range. “It’s clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become…

Kim Jong Chol

Top aide to North Korea’s Kim appears in public despite purge report

Kim Jong Chol, a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has appeared in public, according to state-run media despite a widely repeated South Korean report that he had been sent to a labour camp after a failed summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Jong Chol acted as…

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Foundation invites entries for West African journalism awards

WAMECA 2019: Call for Entries The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is calling for submissions for the third edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA). WAMECA 2019 will be held on October 18 and 19 in Accra, Ghana and will focus on the theme: Social…

Patrick and Ireti Doyle

Veteran broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, reconciles with Tinsel Actress, Ireti

Nigerian celebrity couple, Patrick and Ireti Doyle, are officially back together. The broadcaster made this known on Monday via an emotional note he shared on his Instagram handle @#Patrick Doyle on Monday promising to make up for all his mistakes. “I have been more undeserving of the affection of this…