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World Marks 50th Anniversary Of Automatic Teller Machine, ATM

10 hours ago /
Business and Economy  

The world's first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary. To commemorate the anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users. The brainchild of Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron, the first ATM...

Boko Haram: UN Chief Restates Support To Federal Government

14 hours ago /
Security 

The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, has reiterated the organisation’s support to the Federal Government in the ongoing fight against terrorism and violent extremism. Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, condemned the series of suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri on Monday. “The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’...

Four Nigerians Face £10m ‘Fraud’ Trial In UK

14 hours ago /
Nation 

Four suspected fraudsters, who are Nigerians, are being prosecuted for allegedly using the identities of civil servants to commit a £10million scam in the United Kingdom. The accused were said to have stolen personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC), to make fraudulent claims over a four-year period. Member lists...

Kanu Has No Authority To Speak For Igbos – APGA

15 hours ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has declared that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has no authority to speak for the Igbo people. The party said this in reaction to the IPOB leader’s call on people to boycott the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November. In a...

APDA Backs Restructuring Call, Wants United Nigeria

15 hours ago /
Politics 

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has backed the call to restructure Nigeria, saying it will end agitations by ethnic nationalities and youths across the country. Interim Chairman of the party in Anambra, Chief Obunike Ohaegbu, said in Nnewi on Tuesday that a united Nigeria that was discussed and restructured would...

I No Longer Have Confidence In Nigeria’s Security Forces – Niger Governor

15 hours ago /
Security 

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has stated he no longer has confidence in Nigeria’s security agencies. He, therefore, proposed that traditional rulers should be given security votes to help in curtailing the increasing rate of crime in the country. According to him, “Despite the huge amounts voted and given to security...

Biafra: We Don’t Believe In The Break-Up Of Nigeria – Wike

15 hours ago /
Nation 

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the people and government of the state believed in the in the unity of Nigeria. He stated this when he paid Sallah homage to Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar as well as his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday. ‎While at the Sultan Palace,...

Leave Jonathan Out Of Your Directionless Agitation – Kinsmen Warn Kanu

15 hours ago /
Nation 

The Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC) has warned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to stop dragging honourable men like former President Goodluck Jonathan into his directionless agitation for a sovereign state. The OBYC, who are Jonathan’singing’ Kinsmen, in a statement signed by its National President, Dr. Laguo Gilbert,...

Frank Lampard Holds Talks Over Oxford Manager’s Job

15 hours ago /

Frank Lampard has spoken to Oxford about their vacant manager’s position, according to Sky Sports. Lampard is just one of a number of candidates along with Pep Clotet, who was Garry Monk’s assistant at Swansea and Leeds, and more interviews are scheduled. But it is understood the League One club are seriously...

England 2018 Bid Plan A ‘Form of Bribery’ – FIFA Report

15 hours ago /
Sports  

A plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand to win backing for their 2018 World Cup bid was “a form of bribery”, investigators were told. Ex-Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson made the admission when interviewed during an inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting bids. On Tuesday, football’s...

Don’t Ignore Ethnic Agitations – Atiku Tells Federal Government

16 hours ago /
Nation 

Vice President Atiku Abubakar and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as patriotic the groundswell of positions for the restructuring of Nigeria by leaders and stakeholders of diverse regions and leanings. He said the recent debate about restructuring is confirmation that he was not a lone voice in the...

Dangote Reacts To Quit Notice On Igbos

16 hours ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has reacted to the quit notice issued to Igbos by a coalition of northern youths. The Arewa groups had asked South-easterners living in the north to vacate before October 1. Giving his position on the issue which has drawn condemnation from many groups and...

Minister Sacks 789 Prostitutes From Abuja

16 hours ago /
Nation 

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello has disclosed that over 789 prostitutes and other destitute have been repatriated to their various states of origin within the last two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Bello disclosed this to newsmen at a media parley in Abuja. According to him:...

SANs Insist National Assembly Lacks Power To Introduce New Projects Into Budget Proposal

16 hours ago /
Nation 

Following the face off between the legislative and executive arm of government on alteration of budget proposals, Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and four other Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Chijioke Okoli; Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN) and Prof. Kanyinsola Ajayi (SAN) faulted the contention of...

Dino's Recall : Lawmakers, Okun Youths denies signatures

16 hours ago /
Nation 

A group under the aegis of Bunu and Yagba Youth Forum have condemned the ongoing effort to recall Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye, distancing self from the recall signatory process. The leader of the group, Hon. Kingsley Mokikan stated described the process as an attempt by some selfish individuals...

 

Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki, Ekweremadu Canvasses Tolerance, Patriotism, Unity Among Nigerians

16 hours ago /

Senate President,  Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu  have congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of a month-long Ramadan fast, urging  Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism and love for one another as a way of building a strong and united nation.In a separate statement...

France Plans €1billion Investment In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

1 day ago /
Business and Economy  

The French government has said that it has set aside about one billion Euros to be invested in the Nigeria oil and gas industry, stating that Nigeria remains her first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this when the Group General Manager, Group...

Banks Shareholders Push For Takeover Of Etisalat

1 day ago /
Business and Economy  

Some shareholder groups in the nation’s capital market on Tuesday urged Etisalat Nigeria to settle the N1.2 billion debt it owed 13 commercial banks to avoid a takeover. A cross section of the shareholder groups stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday. They...

Safety: Union Wants Nigerians In S’Africa To Register With Forum

1 day ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Tuesday urged Nigerians living in that country to register with the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and other community-based organisations, to fight crime in their areas. Mr Adetola Olubajo, Secretary-General of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa, on...

Nigeria’s Onyekuru Snubs Arsenal, Joins Everton

1 day ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s strike sensation, Henry Onyekuru, has signed to join Everton for £6.8m, snubbing a move to Premier League rivals, Arsenal. Henry, who scored 22 goals in 38 games for Belgium’s KAS Eupen last season, will, however, be loaned to Anderlecht next season. He is believed to have undergone a medical at Everton’s...


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