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U.S. trains 25 Nigerian journalists on data journalism

The United States of America has trained 25 journalists selected from across Nigeria in data journalism to aid their routine work and investigative abilities. The training, which focused on the tools for data journalism in a digital age had Jeffrey Young and Kathleen Struck, both from the Voice of America,…

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Wike distances self from vice presidential campaign posters

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has urged Nigerians to disregard posters displayed in parts of Abuja indicating his interest in the vice presidential position in 2019 race. The governor, who described the action as the handwork of mischief makers, said his attention was drawn to it recently. He…

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Taraba governor urges licensed miners to access C of O to avoid disruption

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Tuesday advised mining title holders to access Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) from his state before mining, to avoid disruption of their operation. Mr. Ishaku gave the advice at the ongoing second Nigeria Mining Week, organized by the Miners Association of Nigeria,…

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PDP Convention: ‘We’re finished if we elect wrong chairman, spokesperson’ – Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members not to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee (NWC) members at the December convention. Mr. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Raymond Dokpesi, in his…

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2019: Buhari remains only credible candidate – Gov. Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to stand for re-election in 2019 because he remains the only credible person with capacity to deliver up to 2023. The governor stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Mr. Buhari…

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Jacob Zuma Statue: Okorocha distances self from viral tweet

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has reacted to a trending screenshot on Twitter, which showed his verified Twitter handle, @GovernorRochas, respond to political blogger Japheth Omojuwa‘s Tweet. A blogger, Japheth Omojuwa, had shared photos of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers with Real Madrid stars Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo…

The new Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria

Sultan debunks rumours of poison vaccines

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dismissed speculations that vaccines for polio and other communicable diseases cause the death of infants. The paramount traditional ruler said this during a courtesy visit to Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital. He advised politicians…

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Kwam1, 2baba, Seyi Shay others for AFRIMA Music Village

Top Nigerian musicians, Kwam1, 2baba and Seyi Shay, are some of the acts billed to perform at the All Africa Music Awards music village. The music village, a pre-award event of the AFRIMA awards is scheduled for Friday, November 10. It is an open music festival set to showcase live…

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LAUTECH lecturers call off strike, resume Monday

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho will return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months. This followed an announcement on Tuesday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling off the protracted strike action involving the teachers and other workers of…

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Real Madrid vs Tottenham (LIVE UPDATES): Spurs face daunting task at Bernabeu

Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine games across all competition but they have their work well cut out tonight as they face an equally formidable side in Real Madrid. Tuesday's fixture will represent just the fifth time in which these two teams have met in a competitive fixture,…

Nigerian Senate

Senate urges Buhari to appoint separate power minister

The Senate has urged the federal government to appoint a separate minister for the Ministry of Power to ensure optimal performance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that under the present administration, the Ministry of Power is merged with that of Works and Housing. The Senate also urged the…

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Tinubu Congratulates Gani Adams

A former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday congratulated the leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, on his appointment as the next Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. Mr. Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the congratulatory message issued in Lagos said…

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Out-of-school children in Sokoto drops by 50 percent – UNICEF

Mohammed Muhuiddin, the outgoing UNICEF’s Chief of Field Office for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, says that there is over 50 per cent decrease in number of out-of-school children in Sokoto state. Mr. Muhuiddin made the disclosure on Tuesday at a reception organised in his honour by the Sokoto State Government…

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Nigeria Army officially ends operation Egwu Eke II

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has officially ended operation Egwu Eke II, which took place at 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Area of Responsibility and Cross River. The Deputy Director Public Relations of 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, Sagir Musa, a colonel, said this in a…

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NNPC has 2 billion litres of petrol for end-of-year movements — GMD

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has a stock of over two billion litres of petrol to ensure a hitch-free end-of-year movement of motorists. Speaking at the weekend after his investiture as Honourary Special Marshal by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Maikanti…

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Buhari signs bill establishing University of Petroleum Resources

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. Giving the assurance at a brief ceremony in the State House to sign the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law, the president said “this administration is…

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Another Plateau community attacked, houses burnt – Police

The Police in Plateau State have confirmed another attack on Rotsu, a settlement near Nkyie-Doghwro, the village attacked in the early hours of Monday. Both communities are in Bassa Local Government Area, which has been under a dusk to dawn curfew since Friday. The attacks occurred despite the curfew. PREMIUM…

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World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, said that Africa was spending 35 billion dollars annually on food imports. Mr. Adesina said in his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered at Iowa State University, titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa in the…

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Monkeypox: Gwagwalada residents reject polio vaccine for children

Some residents of Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT, have prevented their children from receiving polio vaccine being administered on children in the ongoing immunisation in the Territory. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the exercise on Tuesday in Gwagwalada, reports that some parents prevented health…

Nigerian Senate

Declare state of emergency in education sector, Senate urges Nigerian govt

The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal and state governments to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. The Senate made this call on Tuesday after deliberating on a motion tagged "the falling standard of education in Nigeria." The lawmakers noted that the prescribed standards for primary, secondary…

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57 FCT schools for Principals’ Cup tourney – Official

No fewer than 57 schools in the FCT are expected to take part in the 2017 Principals’ Cup tournament, scheduled to kick off from November 8 to November 28. The Vice-Chairman of the FCT Football Association, Patrick Ngwaogu, who made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of…

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Super Eagles trio lose coach as Leicester City sack Shakespeare

The Super Eagles trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi will have to brace up for life under a new coach as their manager at Leicester City, Craig Shakespeare, has been fired. As reported in various news outlet in England including The Sun, Shakespeare was on Tuesday summoned…

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Governors ask Buhari for full payment of Paris Club refund

Governors from the 36 states have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the balance of 50 per cent Paris/London loan refund for them ahead 2018 budget. The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, stated this Tuesday shortly after leading some governors to…

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Group launches campaign against graft

A youth group has launched a campaign to mobilise Nigerians against corruption and hold government officials accountable at all levels. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement, YIAGA, is launching the #BounceCorruption campaign with support from the MacArthur Foundation. As part of the campaign, YIAGA, on Tuesday began a…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Beware of scammers using my name to extort, Magu urges public

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that the commission did not mandate anyone to collect bribes or issue invitations to prominent office holders in Nigeria over alleged crimes. The commission made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by Wilson…