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Abia Explosion: Nigerian officials give conflicting casualty figures

There is an embarrassing confusion over the number of persons killed in Friday's explosion at a pipeline of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Umuaduru and Umuimo villages in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State. Officials, including of the state government, the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA)…

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu showing a specimen ballot paper for Ekiti governorship election during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03573/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

2019: Eight political parties submit list of candidates – INEC

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that only eight of the 91 registered political parties have submitted lists of their candidates for 2019 general elections as at the end of Tuesday. The chairman of the commission Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while speaking at a quarterly dialogue…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

North East APC dares Oshiomhole, inaugurates panel to probe “suspended” vice chairman

The North East zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday inaugurated the reconstituted three-member disciplinary panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the `suspended’ Vice-Chairman of the zone, Mustapha Salihu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration of the investigative panel was carried out by…

Ifeanyi-Okowa

Delta govt. approves 33 per cent increase on pension

The Delta State Government has approved 33 per cent increase on the pensions of retired workers in the state, bringing them at par with those received by retirees in the federal civil service. The state Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, disclosed this to journalists in Asaba, the state capital on…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna govt. trains 5,834 primary school teachers

The Kaduna State Government has conducted a training exercise for 5, 834 primary school teachers on improving reading and writing ability of pupils within the last two months. Halima Jumare, Component Lead, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) on Teacher Professional Development (TPD), stated this, in an interview with the News…

Odion Ighalo [Photo: Daily Post Nigeria]

How death threats to wife, children almost made Ighalo quit Super Eagles

Playing in the World Cup is every footballer’s dream. And to see that greats like Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona never had the opportunity, those who make it to the flagship event cherish the moment. That may however not be the case for Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, whose debut…

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IPOB: Abia Community demands whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu’s father

The Afaraukwu-Ibeku community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State has demanded the whereabouts of Israel Kanu, the father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The community had declared Mr Israel Kanu missing after the 2017 “Operation Python Dance II” in the…

Babatunde Fowler, FIRS Chairman

How technology helped FIRS boost VAT collection by 64% – Official

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, says Nigeria has been able to raise its revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT) by about 21.5 per cent through the use of technology systems in the last one year. Mr Fowler said the use of technology in the…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Atiku promises women, youth 40% cabinet positions

The People's Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to give 40 per cent of his cabinet positions, if successful in the 2019 general elections, to women and youth. "I give an undertaking that if by the grace of God, I am elected by you the good people of…

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose (M) arrives the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Wuse, Abuja on Tuesday (16/10/18). Fayose arrived the EFCC office, wearing a t-shirt with the inscription, ‘EFCC, I am here’. 05029/16/10/2018/Anthony Alabi/NAN

Alleged Corruption: Fayose still in EFCC custody – Lawyer

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is still being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 24 hours after he reported at the agency, his lawyer has said. Mr Fayose turned himself up at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, the day after his tenure…

Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine [Photo Credit: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]

How Nigerian agency wasted N2.5 billion on failed contracts, fraudulent approvals, others – Audit Report

A Nigerian agency mismanaged over N2.5 billion via illegal disbursments, payments to incompetent contractors, abandoning critical projects and failing to get value for cash disbursed, a government audit report has revealed. The Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) mismanaged the sum between 2008 to 2015 according to the audit report…

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How two police officers were killed in Kaduna – Official

The Kaduna police command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of two police officers along the Nnamdi Azikiwe road in Kaduna by unknown gunmen. The police spokesperson in the state, Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the killing in a statement said the victims died during a ''fierce gun duel with the gunmen''.…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi scraps education levy in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has announced the immediate scrapping of education development levy being paid by students of public and private schools in the state. Mr Fayemi announced the scrapping of the educational levy in Ido-Ekiti on Wednesday, during the commencement of his Town Hall meetings in Ekiti…

Isaac Oluwalana

LIFESTYLE: How to live long and beat chronic diseases — Professor

Fruit consumption done 30 minutes before the main meal has been identified as a major boost to better quality of health, solution to many chronic diseases ailing mankind and ultimately promotion of longevity. This was the submission of Isaac Oluwalana, a professor, while delivering the 103rd Inaugural Lecture of the…

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Senate approves $82.54 million Eurobond, warns Buhari against external borrowing

The Senate has approved $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million matured Eurobond in the International Capital Market earlier requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The approval was made after the chairman of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sani, presented the report of the committee after…

Dr Iniobong Essien, Commissioner for Environment, Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom commissioner arrested over Buhari, Atiku billboards

The Commissioner for Environment in Akwa Ibom, Iniobong Essien, has reportedly been arrested for preventing President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign billboard to be hoisted at a location within the state capital. The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Ini Ememobong, said in a press statement that the…

Excitement in FUTA as student wins silver medal for Africa at World Youth Games in Argentina

There was joy and excitement at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) on Wednesday when news filtered in that one of its students won silver medal for Nigeria and Africa at the 2018 Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alaba Akintola , a 400-level student of Agricultural Engineering,…

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa Presenting the 2019 Budget Estimates to the State House of Assembly, in Asaba. (PHOTO CREDIT; JIBUONR SAMUEL)

Okowa presents N367billion budget proposal for 2019 fiscal year

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday presented a budget proposal of N367, 095,083,451 to the State House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year. According to the governor, capital expenditure in the projected budget will gulp the sum of N209, 999,054,198 which is 57.21 per cent while the sum…

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N22.6bn Entitlements: Nigeria Airways pensioners lament tedious verification procedure

Some former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways have expressed dissatisfaction with the ongoing verification exercise ahead of payment of their severance packages. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the procedure was slow and tedious for most of them who were old and…

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EFCC arrests Gombe Peace Corps commandant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gombe State has arrested Ambore Enoch, the Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps in the state, for alleged employment scam and extortion. Mr Enoch was accused of extorting N54 million from members of the public in the state under the pretext of…

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China announces elimination of poverty in another 85 counties

China on Wednesday announced that another 85 counties have been officially taken off the country’s list of impoverished areas, marking further steps toward its goal of eradicating poverty by 2020. The announcement, made by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, came on the fifth National…

Godwin Emefiele

Senate frowns at ATM charges, N10,000 max withdrawal, others; summons CBN Governor

The Senate on Wednesday asked its committees on Banking, Insurance & other Financial Institutions and Finance to invite the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to explain why its approved official charges are skewed in favour of banks as against ordinary bank customers. The committees are also…

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Afghan lawmaker, four others killed in Taliban blast ahead of elections

An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections, Abdul Qahraman, was among four people killed by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said on Wednesday. “The MP, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed as he prepared for Saturday election. “Becoming the 10th candidate killed in the past two months…

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2019: How major parties edged out young aspirants – Group

The Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement on Monday alleged that the undemocratic nature of political party primaries conducted ahead of the 2019 elections had robbed most youth of the opportunity to contest for tickets. The group also denounced the monetisation of the primaries, describing it as shameful. Election observers and media outfits who…

Nigerian Senate

Senate rejects 39-year-old as Code of Conduct Bureau member

The Senate has confirmed Muhammed Isah as the chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). It also confirmed six others as members of the bureau. They are, Murtala Kankia (North-East), Emmanuel Attah (South-South) and Ubolo Okpanachi (North-Central). Others are Ken Madaki Alkali (North-Central), S.F Ogundare (South-West) and Saad Abubakar…