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Kaduna-Abuja highway

Five months after disbursement of N327 million, ambulances yet to appear on accident-prone highways

The ambulances are supposed to go to Abuja-Lokoja, Lagos-Ibadan, Doka-Kaduna, Onitsha-Akwa, Lagos-Ore and Abeokuta-Lagos highways.

Nasfat members in congregation

NASFAT inaugurates new national executive council

NASFAT is one of the foremost Islamic organisations in Nigeria. It has an orderly succession plan in appointing its leaders.

Omoyele Sowore

Court varies Sowore’s bail conditions

The court on October 4 granted bail of N100 million to Mr Sowore and and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, N50 million.

HIV Ribbon

Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment, Group says

Mr Nwakamma says although Nigeria is about the second largest contributor to the global HIV burden, it was lagging behind in research and innovations.

Globacom

NCC approves Airtel’s move to disconnect Globacom network over debt

The partial disconnection will make it impossible for Glo subscribers to make calls to Airtel network. They, however, can receive calls from the network.

NDIC commemorates 30th anniversary

LIVE UPDATES: NDIC commemorates 30th anniversary

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company has lined up activities to celebrate its achievements in the past 30 years.

National Health Dialogue organised by PREMIUM TIMES.

10 takeaways from National Health Dialogue 2019

The 2019 National Health Dialogue called on Nigeria to reinvigorate its pursuit of universal health coverage by 2030.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kidnapped Nigeria police officer freed

The police also spoke on why it was easy to kidnap the ACP.

MD NDIC Umaru Ibrahim

What NDIC’s doing to sustain financial system stability – MD/CEO

The NDIC boss also speaks on the controversy surrounding Societe Generale Bank and Savannah Bank, saying this has been resolved.

A panel of discussants at the National Health Dialogue

Major health stories last week

The second edition of the National Health Dialogue explored how Nigeria can achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Church symbol used to illustrate the story.

Teenager arrested for allegedly stealing tithes, offering from church

The police said the pastor of the church reported the theft.

Lai Mohammed is unable to provide any document on a coup plot

Again, Nigeria govt vows to deal with purveyors of fake news, hate speech

“We will not rest until our media space has been rid of fake news and hate speech.”

Rains

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Monday

It further predicted moderate rains accompanied by thunder over some parts of Sokoto, Maiduguri, Yobe and Kano states.

President Muhammadu Buhari leaving for Saudi Arabia (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Buhari leaves Abuja for Russia-Africa Summit, to meet Putin

During the summit, President Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin.

darkness

Gas shortage reduces Nigeria’s electricity generation by 20%

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2.34 billion on Saturday.

File photo of Students writing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Mock Examination, at Mater Dei High School Imiringi in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday (29/4/17).

Almost half of admissions into universities, polytechnics were unutilized last year – JAMB

According to the bulletin, a total of 585,498, out of the total sum, were utilised, while a total of 527,815 slots were not utilised.

Zainab Ahmed

Border Closure: Nigeria’s neighbours to blame – Finance Minister

She said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not want to approve the closure.

MTN Nigeria office

Nigerian govt orders MTN to suspend planned charges for bank services

The Central Bank of Nigeria has also expressed its rejection of the plan.

Boko HAram

Insecurity: Nine killed, seven kidnapped in violent attacks in Nigeria last week

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau broke his long silence last week as Nigeria continued to grapple with insecurity .

Man Utd vs Liverpool. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sky SPorts]

Manchester United vs Liverpool (LIVE UPDATES): Reds seek to extend perfect run at Old Trafford

Liverpool are winless in their last six visits to Old Trafford across all competitions.

Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

Chances of newborns reaching age five vary nearly four-fold among local governments in Nigeria – Study

The study finds that a newborn in Garki Local Government Area of Jigawa State has less chance than another in Egor local government area of Edo State.

Electricity station used to illustrate the story.

How Buhari administration is transforming electricity transmission in Kano, Katsina, others – Official

The project will be carried out under the Transmission Rehabilitation Expansion Programme.

Boko Haram vehicle used to tell the story.

Seven terrorists killed, eight others crippled by own IEDs in Borno – Army

“The incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang…” the army said.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police confirm kidnap of ACP, speak on ransom, rescue efforts

The police also confirmed that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom.

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Boko Haram ambush Nigerian soldiers, kill three

Kukawa Local Government Area remains one of the settlements still under frequent siege by Boko Haram.