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FG Gazettes IPOB Ban, To Notify Banks, Embassies, Foreign Missions

9 minutes ago /
Nation 

Despite criticisms from different quarters, the Federal Government appears not to be backing down in its decision to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). As part of the requirement to finalise the process, the Federal Government has gazetted the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja proscribing and declaring...

Senate Highlights Priorities Ahead Of Resumption

15 minutes ago /
Nation 

The 8th Nigerian senate has highlighted some of its legislative priorities as it resumes from its annual recess on Tuesday. In a statement signed by the chairman of the senate committee on media & public affairs, Sabi Abdullahi, the senate said it will look to prioritize the passage of the three...

Road Deficit: Saraki Seeks Private Sector Interventions Through Tax Incentives

18 minutes ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Senate president, Bukola Saraki on Monday disclosed that Nigeria cannot find the money required to fund its road deficit infrastructure in the next 10 to 20 years. Saraki stated this when he officially declared opened a public hearing on two separate but closely related bills namely; company income tax act 2004(amendment)...

P-Square Splits

24 minutes ago /
Entertainment 

Nigerian artiste Peter Okoye member of the popular singing duo p square has officially ended his contract with the p square music group. the termination of their contract was confirmed in a letter drafted and signed by Peter Okoye to the group’s lawyer Festus Keyamo. Peter Okoye, also known for his solo...

FG Feeds 3 Million School Kids

25 minutes ago /
Nation 

Over 19,000 schools and about three million pupils  have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to figures released by the Vice President’s Office,  2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states of the federation have so far...

President Buhari Orders Evacuation Of Nigerian Students From Dominican Islands

29 minutes ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerian students stranded in Dominican island occasioned by the reported hurricane Maria that thrashed the island. Nigerian students attend medical schools in Dominican islands which prepare them to move to the united states and Europe for the completion of their medical degree...

Suspected Pirates Kill Two Persons In Bayelsa

36 minutes ago /
Nation 

The Security situation in Bayelsa State is becoming very worrisome as two persons have been shot dead by suspected sea pirates along the Brass waterways in the state. A source disclosed that about four gunmen shot sporadically at the commercial speedboat at Okoroma axis, killing two of the passengers – a...

Ibadan Chieftaincy Crisis: Gunmen Attack Olubadan Palace

37 minutes ago /
Nation  Security 

Gunmen suspected to be NURTW thugs on Monday attacked the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan during the installation of new village heads  Former secretary to the state govt  Sharaf Adeenalli and some journalists who came to witness the installation escaped death by the whiskers as vehicles were shattered by bullets...

Again, IGP Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide

45 minutes ago /
Nation 

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the dismantling of all roadblocks nationwide with immediate effect particularly on Lagos-Ibadan, Shagamu-Benin, and Benin-Onitsha highways. The order also affected Okene-Abuja, Kaduna-Kano, Katsina – Kano, Otukpo – Enugu, Enugu – Port Harcourt expressways, according to a statement on Monday night by the police...

NASS Resumes From Recess

45 minutes ago /
Nation 

The national assembly is set to resume plenary sessions this Tuesday after two months recess. Lawmakers who were in their offices on Monday to make preparations for resumption of plenary said they were ready to take on the many  issues that cropped up while they were on vacation. Both the senate and...

Gunmen Kill Three Policemen At Benin Zoo, Abduct CEO

50 minutes ago /
Nation 

Gunmen have killed three policemen who were posted to provide security for fun-seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The gunmen, who struck the zoo on Sunday evening, abducted the Chief Executive Officer of the zoo, Andrew Ehanire. Public Relations Officer of the Edo...

Labour Minister Asks Health Workers To Return To Work

54 minutes ago /
Nation 

Minister of labour and employment, Chris  Ngige has called  health workers  in the joint  health sector unions to call off their nationwide strike and return to their duty  posts. In a statement issued by deputy director Samuel Olowokere, Ngige  accused JOHESU of wrongly issuing a seven day strike ultimatum. The minister regreted...

Presidency Says 19,000 Schools Covered In School Feeding Programme

58 minutes ago /
Education  Nation 

The presidency says over nineteen thousand schools have so far been covered under the national home grown school feeding programme. Over two million school children from nineteen thousand, eight hundred and eighty one schools in the fourteen pilot states have so far benefitted. Media aide to the vice president Laolu Akande in...

President Buhari Returns To Nigeria

59 minutes ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, is back in the country after a stopover in London. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday night. President Buhari had left the country on Sunday, September 17 to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. After...

 

German Election: Merkel Vows To Win Back Right-Wing Voters

18 hours ago /
International News 

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD.

Ijaw, Afenifere Hail Tinubu’s Restructuring Position As Northern Elders Kick

20 hours ago /
Nation 

 Nods of approval for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tiubu’s position on restructuring have settled in. The APC leader had supported the call for restructuring in a lecture delivered to Kings College Old Boy’s Association. Tinubu said there was need for proper restructuring of Nigeria to attain...

How I Rejected Millions Of Dollars To Kill Petroleum Bill – Senator

20 hours ago /
Nation 

Chairman, Senate committee on Petroleum Resources (upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura said he was offered millions of dollars as bribe to kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). He disclosed this while speaking when he received a letter of commendation from the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akure, the Ondo state...

No FA Action For Mourinho After Sending Off At Southampton

20 hours ago /
Sports  

Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the FA after he was sent off during Manchester United’s win at Southampton. The United boss claimed he was baffled when he was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson near the end of Saturday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s. Mourinho had...

Wave Of Protests Grip NFL After Trump Urges Fan Boycott

20 hours ago /
Sports  

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who...

NCC Restates Commitment To Consumer Protection

21 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Communication Commission has highlighted the importance of consumers in the telecoms industry, even as it stressed the need for consumer satisfaction and protection as enshrined in the eight Point Agenda of the Commission. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who was represented at the consumer...


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