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Lagos flooding caused as a result of changes in climate

Group seeks African delegates’ support at Bonn climate talks

The UN Climate Change Conference is holding in Bonn, Germany, from June 17 to 27.

Femi Gbajabiamila

We will perform better than eighth House — Gbajabiamila

The Speaker said the new assembly would do things differently to get better results.

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

JAMB calls for embargo on establishment of new varsities

The official said emphasis should rather be placed on developing the 170 universities in the country.

(L-R) Burna Boy and Bose Ogulu attend the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California [Photo Source: Aaron J Thornton/Getty Images North America]

Burna Boy wins 2019 BET Best International Act Award

The talented singer floored Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi to win the coveted award.

Superstar musician Rihanna. [PHOTO CREDIT: BET Networks official Instagram page]

BET: Nipsey Hussle, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, others share iconic moments

The award committee set a solemn tone with a blue carpet in honour of late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

Adebayo-Shittu

INTERVIEW: My role in MTN fine saga and achievements as communication minister (1) – Shittu

The minister also defends Nigerian government’s handling of the MTN fine saga.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

25,794 people killed in Nigerian attacks during Buhari’s first term – Report

While Boko Haram reportedly killed 5,598 persons, herdsmen and bandits sent 4,068 to their untimely deaths.

Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly

We won’t recognise assembly speakers elected through fraudulent means – Official

Mr Obasa frowned at the drama that happened recently in the Edo State Assembly.

Nigerian Senate

Insecurity: Nigerian senator wants death penalty for kidnappers

“I believe by the time anyone caught in the act faces death penalty other people will learn and stop.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police deny relationship with company over background check number

He said the police had no plans to unveil any such dedicated website.

Vice President Yemi-Osinbajo

Nigeria’s current challenges, signs of coming greatness — Osinbajo

Mr Osinbajo said greatness was impossible without a period of difficulties as currently being experienced by Nigeria.

Zamfara State map

Zamfara: Bandits kill one, abduct district head, three wives, son, others – Official

Information about the attack came hours after President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with Zamfara residents over another attack in the state on Thursday.

Atiku Abubakar

Jonathan, Atiku speak on failed regional coup in Ethiopia

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen, and three other officials, were killed in the failed coup.

Nigerian police force

Insecurity: 96 killed, two kidnapped in attacks across Nigeria last week

At least 30 persons died and 42 others were injured in a single incident in Borno State.

Lagos state on map

Another building collapses in Lagos

A witness tells PREMIUM TIMES seven people were pulled from the rubble, all critically injured.

Olu Onemola, who was appointed Special Assistant on New Media by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Olu Onemola]

Saraki’s former aide rejects Lawan’s appointment

Mr Onemola predicated his decision on the ‘controversy’ the appointment has generated.

Super Falcons

Pastor blames ‘deceitful spirit’ for prophecising Super Falcons will reach World Cup semi-final

The cleric said his other prophecies are from God.

Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cleaneat Integrated Services)

Major health stories in the news last week

The declaration of a cholera outbreak in three LGAS in Adamawa was one of the top health news last week.

Ethiopian map

Ethiopian army chief shot dead

The regional governor of Amhara and an adviser were also killed.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

Server Controversy: Several INEC staff say results transmitted to ‘central server’

INEC maintains it did not use electronic servers for transmitting results.

2019 AFCON: Iwobi in motion [Photo: https://twitter.com/CAF_Online]

Nigeria 1-0 Burundi (Player Ratings): Aina catches the eye with quality performance

Nigeria’s Super Eagles won their first match of the Nations Cup on Saturday.

Obaseki and Oshiomhole

It’s no longer secret, Oshiomhole, Governor Obaseki ‘at war’

Mr Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo, helped Mr Obaseki to succeed him as the state governor in 2016.

Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) [Photo Credit: thenationonlineng.net]

SERAP sues CCB, wants asset declaration of public officials made public

The CCB had refused an FOI request on asset declaration.

Osinbajo arrives U.S. for meeting with Pence, others

Mr Osinbajo is scheduled to meet with his U.S. counterpart, Mike Pence, in Washington on Wednesday.

Hakeem Dickson

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Safety Commission boss speaks on U.S. conviction

Mr Dickson told PREMIUM TIMES he neither had lawyers filing motions on his behalf in the U.S. nor served jail time in any Nigerian prison.