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Voters voting at the Nomadic Primary School, Polling Unit , Esu Palace Polling both Bwari Area Council, during the FCT Area Council at Bwari Area Council in Abuja on Saturday (9/03/19). 02037/9/3/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

2019 elections worst for Nigerian women in nearly two decades, analyses show

The number of women elected to public offices in Nigeria did not increase after this year’s election. Instead, there was a decline to any progress made in women's previous outings since the inception of the fourth republic, analyses by PREMIUM TIMES and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) have…

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Over four million Kano indigenes are jobless, says University Official

The Dean of Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, Murtala Sagagi, a professor, says there are currently over four million jobless people in Kano State due to the poor development agenda of successive governments. The dean disclosed this in a paper he presented at a forum organised by Kano Concerned…

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Benue teaching hospital cuts prices for key medical services

The Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi charges just N60,00 for hip replacement surgeries as part of its social service to Benue people, according to Prof. Terrumun Swende, its Chief Medical Director. Mr Swende told journalists on Friday in Makurdi that the teaching hospital’s primal objective was not to…

President, AbdelFattah al-Sisi

Egyptians vote on changes that may see Sisi in power to 2030

Egyptians began voting on Saturday on constitutional changes that will potentially allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of Egypt’s powerful military. Sisi’s supporters say the changes are necessary to give him more time to complete major development projects and economic reforms.…

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Nasarawa Attacks: NEMA takes headcount of IDPs

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has carried out a headcount of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the three communities recently attacked by suspected herdsmen in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. Mustafa Maihaja, Director-General of NEMA, stated this on Saturday during the headcount in Akwanga. Mr Maihaja, who was represented by Ladan…

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Jigawa Imam killed, robbed of N400,000 – Police

Suspected hoodlums on Saturday killed a 65-year-old Chief Imam of Kwara Village, Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa, the police have confirmed. Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesperson, Jigawa Police Command, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, in Dutse, that the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Mr Jinjiri said…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Onnoghen: SERAP writes CCB, seeks asset details Buhari, others since 1999

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Chairman, Muhammed Isah, urging him to provide information on asset declarations submitted by successive presidents and state governors since the return of democracy in 1999. SERAP is specifically seeking…

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SSS denies arrests over INEC server election results

The Department of State Services (SSS) has denied that it had arrested and detained seven members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC). A social media report had alleged that the SSS arrested some ICT staff of INEC for disclosing the commission’s server identity number to the…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

769 Osun workers enmeshed in certificate scandal

No fewer than 769 workers employed by the Osun State Government are enmeshed in a certificate scandal. This was contained in a statement signed by the supervisor for the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, the capital of the state on Friday.…

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Death sentence on 8 Nigerians by UAE unfortunate – Presidential aide

The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death sentence passed on eight Nigerians in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) as unfortunate. Eight Nigerians were sentenced to death on Wednesday in Sharjah, UAE, for a string of robberies at money exchanges…

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Thieves kill motorcyclist in Jigawa

Suspected motorcycle snatchers on Friday allegedly killed a 33-year-old motorcyclist in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa, the police have said. Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesperson, Jigawa Police Command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Dutse that the incident occurred at about 8.30 a.m. Mr Jinjiri said…

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Nollywood director Ifeanyi Onyeabor is dead

A Nollywood movie director and stunt specialist, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, is dead. The accomplished filmmaker died while filming in Jos, Plateau State, on Good Friday. SIC Entertainment Production Nigeria Limited, a company he ran alongside his partner, Steve James, confirmed his death in a statement on Friday. The company described him…

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Better days ahead for Nigerians — Fayose

The immediate past governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday urged Nigerians not to give up on the country in the spirit of Easter. Rather, he asked them to keep hope alive on whatever challenges were presently facing the nation. In his Easter message released in Ado-Ekiti by his media…

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi appoints leader of Chinese community in Kano

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has approved the appointment of a Chinese, Mike Zhang, as "Wakilin Yan China," which means the leader of the Chinese residents in Kano. A statement issued by a spokesperson of the Kano Emirate, Sa'adatu Baba-Ahmad, on Friday said the appointment followed an increase in…

Benue State University

Benue varsity to investigate death of two students in River Benue

The Benue State University (BSU) will investigate the circumstances leading to the drowning of two of its students in River Benue, the institution’s management has said. The students, Adakole Christopher,100-level Mathematics; and Emmanuella Mson,100-level Medicine and Surgery, drowned in the river on April 5 while swimming. In a statement signed…

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Tiv/Jukun Crisis: 22 feared killed in fresh attacks in Wukari

At least 22 persons are feared killed in fresh attacks between ethnic Jukun and Tiv communities of Wukari local government area in southern Taraba State, residents and local officials have said. The two communities have been at war in the last three weeks, resulting in the loss of lives and…

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Why Nigerians don’t have electricity meters after years of ‘crazy’ billings

As the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, bicker with the distribution companies (DISCOs) over tariff review, electricity consumers await the prepaid meters they were promised to guarantee efficient delivery of electricity to their homes. Efficient delivery of electricity has been elusive to consumers…

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VIDEO: Frank Kokori weeps, says Ngige oppressing him

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Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

#TRENDING: Nigerians react to CCT judgement on Onnoghen

Nigerians online have reacted to the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, after finding him guilty of false assets declaration. The tribunal led by Danladi Umar ruled that Mr Onnoghen should forfeit the funds in the five bank accounts…

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UPDATED: CCT convicts former CJN Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday ordered the forfeiture of five bank accounts belonging to the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, after finding him guilty of false asset declaration. The tribunal announced the forfeiture as part of other punishments it imposed on Mr Onnoghen. In a ruling…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Easter Message: Buhari urges Nigerians to exhibit hope amidst insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged Nigerians not to despair in the midst of rising insecurity across the nation, noting that these challenges will be surmounted. The president, who said this via an Easter message to Christian faithful also said security agencies were working spiritedly to bring back sanity to…

Governor Nyesom Wike

Wike suspends 12 local government chairmen

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday announced the suspension of 12 Local Government Chairmen in the state. Their suspension was announced in a short statement in by Simeon Nwakaudu, Mr Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media. According to the statement, the suspended Council Chairmen are those of Okrika; Emohua;…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Speakership: Gbajabiamila responds to colleague’s ‘no retreat, no surrender’ statement

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has responded to a statement credited to the campaign team of another aspirant for the same position, Umaru Bago. Mr Bago's team had said on Wednesday that the lawmaker would not drop his ambition. The declaration followed the…

R-L: The Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Anthony Ayine, during a courtesy visit by the Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Sharon Ikeazor, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s Auditor-General laments poor implementation of audit reports

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, says the continued poor implementation of recommendations in the auditor-general’s inspections and annual reports remains a huge clog in the efforts to rid the country’s public sector of corruption. Mr Ayine was speaking with a delegation from the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD)…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Executive Order No.007 of 2019 on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme at at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (25/1/2019) 00867/25/01/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

UPDATED: Buhari signs new minimum wage bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum…