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Nigeria, INTERPOL agree on West African Police Information System

The Federal Government of Nigeria has begun the implementation of the West African Police Information System (WAPIS). The government said the system will strengthen the information systems of the country's security agencies. The Minister of Interior, Abdulraham Dambazau, disclosed this on Tuesday during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding…

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Malabu Scandal: Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a warrant of arrest against Nigerian officials implicated in the controversial Malabu Oil scandal. The officials include Dan Etete, a former petroleum minister, and Mohammed Adoke, a former…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Governor Bello declares for second term

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday declared interest to contest the gubernatorial seat for a second term. A government statement said Mr Bello made the declaration at the banquet hall of the Government House in Lokoja during the inauguration of the Kogi State House of Assembly Commission. Governor…

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

Speakership: Lagos APC canvasses support for Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State Chapter, has urged party members who have won elections into the House of Representatives across the country to support Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker. Abiodun Salami, APC’s Assistant Publicity Secretary in Lagos state, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of…

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Ex-Delta senator dies at 78

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Wednesday condoled with the family of a former senator, Adegor Eferakeya, who died on Tuesday at the age of 78. He said that Mr Eferakeya, a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, lived a life of service by representing Delta Central Senatorial District in…

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UPDATED: Senate reconsiders, passes PIGB, six bills rejected by Buhari

The Senate on Wednesday reconsidered the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari. The PIGB and six other bills were passed after the Senate's technical committee worked on Mr Buhari’s observations and re-drafted the affected clauses. The Senate will wait for harmonisation with the House…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Customs set to recruit 3,200 personnel

The Nigerian Customs Service is set to recruit 3,200 personnel to fill positions in the agency. The positions to be occupied by prospective entrants include Assistant Inspector (Support Staff) - CONSOL 06, Assistant Inspector (General Duty) - CONSOL 06, Customs Assistant (Support Staff) Grade 11 - CONSOL 04, and, Assistant…

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Defendant’s absence stalls arraignment of NBC boss

The scheduled arraignment of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of one of the defendants, Dipo Onifade. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) is prosecuting Mr Onifade and the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lucky…

Director-General, Debt Management Office, DMO, Patience Oniha

Nigerian govt to issue N20 billion 30-year bond April 24

The Debt Management Office (DMO), says the federal government will on April 24, issue a 30-year bond for the first time. The DMO said in a circular on its website on Wednesday in Abuja, that the N20 billion 30-year paper would mature in April 2049. Other bonds on offer are…

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Lagos killing: Family seeks justice as CP pays condolence visit

The family of Adaobi Ifeanyi who was shot dead by police officers has urged the authorities to ensure that justice is done in the handling of the matter. The deceased's elder brother, Basil, who spoke during a condolence visit by the Lagos State commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday…

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Extra-judicial Killings: Police official advises against speaking ‘Queen’s English’ to officers

The Head of Police Public Complaint Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, has advised Nigerians to avoid speaking "Queen's English" to police officers on the road so as to avoid problems with them. Mr Shogunle said people should instead speak "Pidgin" English while communicating with police officers on the road, apparently suggesting that…

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Easter: Police to deploy 1,350 personnel in Niger

The Niger State Police Command says it will deploy 1,350 security personnel to provide security for residents in the state, to ensure peace during and after the Easter festivities. Sabo Ibrahim, the Commissioner of Police in the state, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in…

The Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Kayode Fayemi.]

Supreme Court affirms Fayemi’s nomination as APC Governorship Candidate in Ekiti

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday affirmed Kayode Fayemi’s nomination as the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the July 14, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti State. Justice Amiru Sanusi held that the appeal had become status barred as the suit was caught up by Section 285 of the 1999…

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Court dissolves 15 year-old marriage over drunkenness, threat to life

Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved a 15 year-old marriage between one Rukayat Lukman and her husband, Yekeen, over drunkenness and threat to life. Mr Odunade, who advised intending couples to seek proper counseling before embarking on marriage, decried the high rate…

Femi Gbajabiamila

North Central Reps Reject Gbajabiamila as Speaker, Present Candidate

Members of the North-Central caucus of the House of Representatives have rejected the choice of Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, as Speaker in the 9th assembly. The lawmakers, while making this known in the National Assembly on Wednesday, also vowed to go ahead with the contest and present John Dyegh as…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali

Custom seizes smuggled items worth N2 billion

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted various smuggled items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2 billion between February 6 and April 16. The Controller of the unit, Aliyu Mohammed, a comptroller, made this known in an interview with the…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi Govt. appoints 16-member transition committee

The Ebonyi State Government on Wednesday set up a 16-member transition committee to ensure a smooth ceremony for Governor David Umahi’s second term in office. Emmanuel Onwe, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, disclosed this to journalists after the State Executive Meeting on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. According to…

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Nigeria shuts borders during elections because ‘we do not trust ourselves’ – INEC Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said that lack of trust among Nigerians was the main reason for the closure of the nation’s borders during elections. Osareti Imahiyereobo, INEC’s Head of Voters Education and Publicity in Plateau State, made the disclosure in his goodwill message during a Town…

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I would complete leftover projects of my predecessor – Dapo Abiodun

The governor-elect of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, said Wednesday that he is going to complete projects left behind by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, when he begins his administration. He gave the assurance at the inauguration of the economic transition committee and workgroup, which held at Ogere located in Ikenne local…

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian senators reject bill seeking to phase out petrol cars in 2035

Nigerian senators on Wednesday rejected a bill aiming to phase out petrol vehicles and introduce electric cars in the country in 2035. The bill, first read on April 10, was not considered for a second reading by the lawmakers. In his lead debate, sponsor of the bill, Ben Murray-Bruce, said…

‘Addictive’ use of smartphones, Internet worries Nigerian health officials

Experts have raised alarm over the adverse health impacts of the growing addictive use of smartphones and the internet among Nigerian youth. They linked what they called obsessive use of the technology to depression disorders and several other mental health issues. The experts, who spoke at the maiden edition of…

L-R: David, Godswill and Obinna during their arrest in Lagos. (Photo: Mojeed Alabi)

Malpractices: Thousands of 2019 UTME candidates won’t get their results – JAMB Registrar

Thousands of candidates who sat for this year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their results withheld for engaging in examination malpractices. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, a professor, stated this in Lagos on Tuesday during the arrest of two children of…

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EXCLUSIVE: Top FIRS officials granted bail as investigations into alleged fraud continue

At least nine senior officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been granted bail, PREMIUM TIMES understands. The top officials, detained by the anti-graft agency over allegations of fraud, were granted bail Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the officials…

Igbo community leader shot dead

The President General of Nimo Town Development Union (NTDU) in Njioka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Anthony Igboka, has been assassinated. He was killed on Tuesday night. Mr Igboka was reportedly shot dead inside his private car by the gunmen who fled the scene after the incident. The deceased…

Femi Gbajabiamila

APC adopts Gbajabiamlia for Speaker, zones deputy to North-central

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. Mr Gbajabiamlia, who made his intention known some weeks ago, is currently the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. "This position…