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South Sudan Labour Minister Resigns

1 day ago /
International News 

Uncomfortable with the inconsistency in President Salva Kiir’s leadership, South Sudanese Labour and Public Service minister, Gen. Gabriel Lam, has resigned. He is a member of the opposition faction headed by Mr Taban Deng Gai, Africa Review reports. Gen. Lam said he was unhappy with the direction President Kiir was leading the country. President Kiir...

Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Senegal From Libya

1 day ago /
International News 

At least 174 Senegalese migrants have returned from Libya where they were detained whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean.  Abdoulaye Niass, one of the peoplewho returned today, told me his situation in Libya was dire:   “We were in prison. I spend almost 4 months there. We went there because we wanted...

Samsung Heir Lee Jae-Yong Arrested In South Korea

1 day ago /
International News 

Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has been placed under arrest in South Korea, accused of bribery and other charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms...

Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's National Security Adviser Offer

1 day ago /
International News 

US President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the sticking point...

Four Die As Bus Plunges Into River

2 days ago /
Nation 

Four people have been reported dead as a luxury bus plunged into Majidun River in Mile 12 area of Lagos in the early hours of Friday. The bus was said to have been traveling from the eastern part of Nigeria. Officials of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), and Lagos State Emergency...

FG Begins Verification Of Monthly Budget Support Facility

2 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government has commenced the verification of its monthly Budget Support Facility to the states. The importance of the exercise is to ensure that benefiting state governments comply with the mutually agreed Fiscal Sustainability Plan prescribed by the National Economic Council (NEC). The resolution was reached at the first NEC meeting...

Kwara Assembly Wants Education Monitoring Fund Reviewed

2 days ago /
Nation 

In the bid to consolidate the feat recorded at the on-going education reform, the Kwara State House of Assembly has sought an upward review of 1.36 million Naira to 2.99 million Naira. This if for the allocation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the State Teaching Service Commission in the...

D.R. Congo Election: We Cannot Afford $1.8bn Cost – Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia

2 days ago /
International News 

The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said to be $1.8bn, was too expensive. Last year the government and the opposition agreed that new elections would...

Hull City Fined £20,000 By FA For Failing To Control Their Players

2 days ago /
Sports  

Hull City have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after admitting a misconduct charge for failing to control their players in a Premier League game against Arsenal. The charges relate to a 55th-minute incident in Hull's 2-0 defeat at Emirates Stadium on 11 February. Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs was booked for a...

RIWAMA Frowns At Burning Of Tyres In Rivers, Declares It Illegal

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Mr. Felix Obuah has vowed to bring to book those behind burning of tyres in the State. This is in reaction to a recent tyre-burning incident, which almost razed down buildings, risking the lives of residents in the area which became...

AMCON: Arik Air Grounded By N352.5b Debt

3 days ago /
Nation 

Arik Air was taken over by Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, because the airline was owing it N146 billion, out of a total N352.5 billion owed global creditors, AMCON’s CEO, Ahmed Kuru said. He made this known at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial...

 

Al-Makura Satisfied With On-going Lafia Airport, Road Projects

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work  ongoing at the Lafia Airport and its environs. The governor made it known while speaking to the journalists during an inspection tour, which he deemed necessary to beat the specified time, as he had earlier promised. The...

Buhari Is Healthy, No Cause For Alarm – Saraki

3 days ago /

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has assured that there is no cause for alarm on the health status of President Buhari as he is healthy. In a press statement signed and issued on Wednesday night, Dr. Saraki says himself, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Senate Leader,...

Kim Jong-Nam: More Arrests Over Airport Poisoning

3 days ago /
International News 

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were both detained on Thursday. A woman travelling on a Vietnamese passport has also been...

Petrol Tanker Fire Destroys Buildings, Properties In Onitsha

3 days ago /
Nation 

A petrol tanker laden with diesel on Wednesday night exploded at Upper New Market Road, by DMGS Roundabout, Onitsha, destroying buildings, vehicles and properties worth millions of naira. Fire fighting men and a large dispatch of security personnel ranging from the Police, Army, Civil Defense, Road Safety and the Red Cross...

Gambian President 'Appoints New Chief Justice'

3 days ago /
International News 

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian lawyer and former UN prosecutor as chief justice of the country's supreme court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, AFP news agency reports.  Hassan Bubacar Jallow has served in the appeals chamber of the...

NABTEB Advocates More Vocational Centres

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Registrar and Executive Secretary of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isingo-Abanihe, has advocated the establishment of more technical training centres in Nigeria to improve human capacity building. Abanihe also recommended that NABTEB certificates be issued to students to help boost their career. She made the recommendation...

IGP To Convene National Security Summit

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announced plans to convene a National Security Summit as part of efforts to tackle the rising cases of kidnapping in the country. Speaking at a meeting with Commissioners of Police and Senior Police officers in Abuja, Mr Idris says the increasing cases of...

Enugu Govt Signs 2017 Budget Into Law

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has signed the 2017 budget estimated at 105.72 billion Naira,  themed budget of Economic Recovery and Inclusive Development into law. Governor Ugwuanyi commended the Enugu State House of Assembly members for a speedy passage of the budget and promised to fully implement it for the development...

Ogun Govt. Partners IFAD On Cassava, Rice Production

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Ogun state government says it is partnering the International Funds For Agricultural Development (IFAD), to cultivate 6,000 and 2,000 hectres of mechanized farmland for cassava and rice respectively, in the 2017 planting season to ensure food security. This was communicated in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital at a one day...


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