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France, Nigeria To Partner To Boost ArtWork

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Arts and Culture 

Denys Gauer, France Ambassador  to Nigeria said on Tuesday , that France would partner with Nigeria to boost the work of art by providing the platform for young Nigeria artist at the international market. Gauer said this at the fourth edition of the `Art of Friendship Exhibition’ organised by the Ministry...

Senate Will Ensure Upgrade Of Minna Airport – Saraki

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Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says the Senate will ensure that the Minna Airport is upgraded to serve its primary function as alternative to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate President explained that the proximity of the Minna airport to the Federal Capital Territory and its standard runway made it...

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence

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International News 

President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to...

Lagos To Install CCTV Cameras

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Security 

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday said 13,000 Closed Circuit Television cameras would be installed at major locations across the state to boost security. A statement issued by the agency’s Head Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde, noted that the move was in line with the state government...

Kano Earmarks N200m For Rice Farming

17 hours ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Government has earmarked N200 million in the recently approved 2017 budget to boost rice farming and spur agriculture in the state. Mr. Mohammed Garba, the Commissioner of Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano that the effort was to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

No Going Back On Strike - Abia NUT

17 hours ago /
Nation 

Teachers in Abia on Tuesday said that there was no going back on the strike they embarked upon to demand the payment of the arrears of their five months salaries. The striking teachers are under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). Mr Chizobem Akparanta, the state Chairman of the...

Retirees Drag Nigerian Military To Court

17 hours ago /
Nation 

Retired military officers on Tuesday dragged the Army, Navy and Air Force to court over non-payment of debarment allowance instituted in 2012. The retirees instituted a class action against the forces at the National Industrial Court Abuja, claiming they were yet to access the funds since 2012. The debarment allowance is a...

Windows 7 In 2017 Is Outdated, Microsoft Warns

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Science and Tech 

Microsoft on Tuesday warned business customers to begin migrating from Windows 7, exactly three years before it reaches end of life. Markus Nitschke, the Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany in a statement said that enterprises would pay dearly for sticking with the platform’s outdated security compared with Windows 10. According to...

Southern Kaduna Attacks Have Claimed 20,000 Lives Since 1980 – El-Rufai

18 hours ago /
Nation 

Over 20,000 people have been killed and property worth millions of Naira destroyed in several crises that occurred in the southern part of Kaduna state since 1980. The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this on Tuesday when he received the national leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at Government House, Kaduna. The...

Relocation Of Abuja Airport Operations To Cost N1.1bn

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Nation 

Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the relocation of operations of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Kaduna would cost over N1.1 billion. Sirika while briefing the senate on the logistics implication of the relocation said that the ministry had taken into account relevant agencies that...

Arsene Wenger Lines Up Alexis Sanchez Replacement

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Sports  

Arsene Wenger has identified M’Baye Niang as the man he wants to sign should Alexis Sanchez leave Arsenal this summer, according to reports. Sanchez is reportedly unsettled at the Emirates Stadium and could be on his way out of the club as talks over a new contract continue. His current deal expires at...

Nigerian Air Force Flew 6773 Hours In 2016

21 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday in Yola, Adamawa, that it flew 6773 hours in 2,105 missions and 3,534 sorties in its operations in the North-East in 2016. The Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, Nurudeen Balogun, made this known while briefing the Federal Government team and representatives of Bring...

May Rejects 'Partial' EU Membership In Brexit Speech

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International News 

The UK will not retain "partial" membership of the EU once it leaves, Theresa May will say in her much-anticipated Brexit speech. The PM will tell other European countries the UK wants to trade with them "as freely as possible" but will not be "half-in, half-out" of the EU. Her speech is...

North-East Tour: BBOG, Information Minister Give Account

23 hours ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Lai Mohammed says negotiations are still ongoing for the release of the Chibok girls and every other abductee with the Boko Haram insurgent. The Minister spoke as he led a federal government delegation with the BringBackOurGirls Group to North-east Nigeria to witness efforts by the military to...

Recent Bombings Expected In Insurgency – CAS

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Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, says the increasing rate of bombings in parts of Nigeria is a part and parcel of insurgency especially with the dislodgment of the Boko Haram insurgents. He, however, opined that it is not peculiar and that the military alone cannot deal with...

Yahya Jammeh, Hit By 'Resignations'

23 hours ago /
International News 

Three senior government ministers in The Gambia have resigned, as President Yahya Jammeh defies calls to step down when his term expires on Thursday, the opposition Fatu network news site reports The ministers of foreign affairs, finance and trade - Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Abdou Kolley and Abdou Jobe respectively - had handed in their resignations, it reports.  Last...

Shekau: 'Boko Haram Behind University Blasts'

1 day ago /
Nation 

Militant Islamist Abubakar Shekau has released an audio message, saying his Boko Haram group was behind yesterday's attack on a university in the main north-eastern city of Maidguri.  Four people - a professor, a child and two suicide bombers - were killed in the twin blasts, while 17 others sustained injuries....

Louis van Gaal Retires From Coaching

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Sports  

Ex-Manchester United and Netherlands boss, Louis Van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. He made the announcement on Monday after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Dutch government for his contribution to football. Van Gaal cited family issues for his decision, with De Telegraaf saying it...

Search For Vanished Malaysian Airliner Suspended

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International News 

The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared three years ago with 239 on board has been suspended. In a statement, Australia, Malaysia and China said the decision was taken with "sadness" after a fruitless search in more than 120,000 sq km (46,300 miles) of the Indian Ocean. Families of the victims...

Nigerian Army Release 257 Cleared Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

1 day ago /
Nation 

Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, has released 257 screened and cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno state government. The handing over exercise, took place during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at the Ramat square Maiduguri, Borno State. This was revealed in...


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