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Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; Yuan struggles

The dollar edged higher on Tuesday as firmer U.S. Treasury yields encouraged investors to buy the greenback. This is after a recent drop, with investors growing more bullish about its short-term outlook, especially against emerging market currencies. While the dollar has struggled to extend gains against the euro and the…

UNILORIN entrance

Unilorin promotes 1,019 staff

The vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has approved the promotion of 1,019 members of staff of the university. According to the university’s bulletin issued on Monday, the promotion is the highest ever in a single exercise since the establishment of the university 43 years ago. It stated…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Dogara declares two Reps’ seats vacant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has declared Kankia/Kusada and Toro federal constituencies of Katsina and Bauchi States vacant. This declaration is coming as a result of the swearing in of two members of the House: Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Gumau as senators by the senate president,…

Nigerian senate chambers

Insecurity: Saraki ignores call to summon police IG to Senate

In apparent move to avoid extending another invitation to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday ignored a prayer to summon the police boss to appear before the lawmakers. Following a point of order by Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, Dino Melaye (Kogi-PDP)…

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EFCC Gombe Zonal office gets new head of operations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assigned Friday Ebelo, a deputy chief detective superintendent, as the new Head of Operations in its Gombe Zonal Office. Bello Adamu, a spokesperson of the commission, made this known to journalists in Gombe on Tuesday. Mr Adamu said that Mr Ebelo took…

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Khashoggi: Google withdraws from Saudi conference

Google has said in a statement that its cloud chief executive, Diane Greene, would not attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit scheduled to be held in Riyadh starting October 23. Google’s Ms Greene did not offer a reason for her action, and a spokesman declined to elaborate on Tuesday. Other…

Paul Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, has died of cancer. His family and Vulcan Inc., which was founded by Mr Allen, broke the news in a statement on Tuesday. Vulcan Inc said aged 65, Mr Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle, hailing him as a “noted technologist, philanthropist, community…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Sex-for-Mark: Okebukola blames menace on admission of academically weak students

Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National University Commission (NUC), on Tuesday said the admission of academically weak students by Nigerian higher institutions was responsible for the trending sex-for-mark menace in the system. Mr Okebukola, who made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos,…

Angela Merkel

German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018

German authorities have deported three times as many asylum seekers to other European countries this year as during 2017, interior ministry document showed on Tuesday. The EU’s so-called Dublin regulation, which stipulates that migrants must be deported to the first European country they registered in, was suspended at the height…

EFCC operatives

Bank official jailed six years for diverting N5.2m depositors’ fund

Justice J. Adepoju of the FCT High Court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on Friday, October 12 convicted and sentenced one Godfrey Ango, a support staff from Integrated Corporate Services attached to Access Bank Wuse 2, to six years in prison on a 12-count charge bordering on diversion and misappropriation of…

Former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema [Photo: pulse.ng]

N11 billion alleged missing funds: Court resumes hearing of ex-Gov Shema’s case

The Katsina State High Court, on Monday resumed the trial of ex-governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, over alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Shema is standing trial before Justice Ibrahim Maikaita over alleged misappropriation of N11 billion. Counsel to Mr Shema,…

Nigeria Amputee Football team involved in an auto crash

Nigeria Amputee Football Team involved in auto crash

Members of the Nigeria Amputee Football Team were on Monday involved in an auto crash on their way to Abuja from Lagos. The players were on their way to the Federal Capital Territory to process their travelling visas so they can attend the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico. Goodluck…

Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring for England against Spain (Photo Credit: Squawka Football on Twitter)

UEFA Nations League: England defeat Spain in classic encounter

England on Monday defeated Spain 3-2 in a UEFA Nations League match played in Seville, Spain. The victory was the first by the Three Lions of England on Spanish soil in 31 years. England raced to a three goal lead in the first half with goals from Raheem Sterling (2)…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Alaafin of Oyo

Buhari salutes Alaafin of Oyo at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, on his 80th birthday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, issued the president’s congratulatory message in Abuja on Monday. Mr Buhari joined the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State,…

Muhammadu Buhari

2019: Buhari in closed-door meetings with Govs Okorocha, Masari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Aminu Masari of Katsina States at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president met separately with the governors in his office and the agenda of their meetings…

France President, Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President, Donald Trump

France pledges to help North Korea denuclearise

France is ready to help in North Korea’s denuclearisation efforts, but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. France, a nuclear power and permanent member of the UN Security Council, is not directly involved…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles arrive Sfax for crucial Libya clash

Nigeria’s hope of qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be staged in Cameroon will be made clearer on Tuesday when the Super Eagles take on the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in another crucial tie. The Eagles soared high in the reverse fixture between them and Libya;…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Bursary: OSOPADEC disburses N230 million to 5,393 students

The Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC) on Monday in Akure, the state capital disbursed N230 million to 5,393 students of oil producing areas of the state from different schools across the nation. The Chairman of the Commission, Gbenga Edema, said during the distribution of cheques to the…

Hauwa Liman, a staff of the Red Cross kidnapped and killed by Boko Haram (Photo Credit: Vanguard)

UPDATED: Nigerian govt reacts as Boko Haram kills another Red Cross worker

The Boko Haram has killed another worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the ICRC on Sunday raised alarm that the Boko Haram threatened to kill Hauwa Liman within the next 24 hours. Ms Liman was kidnapped alongside others in March in Rann,…

Nigeria Football Federation Glass House

Alleged $9.5m Fraud: Trial of Nigeria football official adjourned

The arraignment of Christopher Andekin, a director in the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and two other officials of the federation on a 5-count charge of fraud to the tune of $$9.5million scheduled for Monday could not hold after all. Mr Andekin, who is the Director of Administration and Finance, was…

Oby Ezekwesili (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

Economy: Don’t float $2.8bn Eurobond, Ezekwesili tells Nigerian govt

A former Vice-President (Africa) of World Bank, Oby Ezekwesili, has advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend its plan to raise $2.8 billion in Eurobond to fund the 2018 budget. Mrs Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, gave the advice while speaking with reporters in Lagos. The News Agency…

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. [Photo credit: Channels TV & YouTube.com]

Nigerian passport with 10-year validity effective December – NIS

Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said that the issuance of Nigerian Passport with 10 years validity will commence in December, 2018. Mr Babandede made the disclosure when he visited Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

Adebayo-Shittu

Skipping NYSC: Minister Shittu goes to court

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Monday filed a suit before the Federal High Court, Ibadan, seeking legal interpretation of non-participation in the one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how the minister failed to participate in the mandatory one year service. The…

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Labour minister, TUC President praise Enugu governor’s commitment to workers’ welfare

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and the National President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his performance in office and commitment to the welfare of the state’s workers. The duo made the commendations in their…

Director, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu

2019: Don’t enter Atiku’s ‘one chance bus’, VON DG tells Igbos

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has cautioned Igbos and other Nigerians not to be deceived by the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his choice of former Anambra State Governor, Peter…