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Diesel Tanker Explodes Along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

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Nation 

A diesel fuel tanker has crashed and burst into flames at the Ladipo end of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. The burning tanker spewed thick plumes of black smoke into the air in the area. A roadside mechanic, who witnessed the accident, told reporters that a school bus filled...

Investigative Panel Grills NIA DG, Ayo Oke

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Nation 

The suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, on Monday appeared before the three-man panel set up by President Muhmmadu Buhari to investigate the monies recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos on April 12. The anti-graft agency had discovered $43.4m, N23.2m and...

BREAKING: Journalists Barred From Covering Kanu’s Trial

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Nation 

The trial of Nnamdi Kanu has resumed on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Journalists, have however, been barred from covering the ongoing trial of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This is against the earlier judgement by the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, who ruled that...

Police Clamp Down On Rustlers, Others In Nasarawa

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Nation 

The Nasarawa State Police Command has signed a new partnership with some stakeholders in the state, aimed at ridding the state of criminals. The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, who disclosed this to reporters said a special operation launched by the Command has led to the arrest of 40 suspects apprehended...

Accept Adeleke’s Death As God’s Will, Saraki Urges Supporters

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Nation 

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, ‎has asked the family and supporters of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke to embrace peace and accept his demise as the will of God. The Senate President said this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ede, Osun...

 

How Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega Disappointed Me In 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan

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Politics 

The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan despite conceding defeat after the 2015 Presidential election ha expressed disappointment with how the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega conducted the election. This revelation was contained in a book written by the Chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Segun Adeniyi. In...

Presidential Panel Commences Investigation Without Fear, Favour

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo Oke has commenced its work in earnest. The three-man panel which is expected to submit its report...

Federal Government To Hold National Conference In June To End Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes

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Nation  Security 

The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when a joint dialogue to analyse the root causes of the crisis submitted its report in Abuja...

North Korea Tensions: US Submarine Arrives In South Korea

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International News 

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.

Senator Isiaka Adeleke Finally Laid To Rest

2 days ago /
Nation 

It has been an atmosphere of tears and anger in parts of Osun State as Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who died in the early hours of Sunday, April 23, 2017, at a private hospital in Osogbo, was laid to rest on Monday. Mr Adeleke was the first civilian governor of Osun state...

WHO Announces World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trial

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Nation 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas in three African countries. The WHO Regional Office for Africa said in a statement on Monday that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in the pilot programme which will take off in...

Court Strikes Out Obanikoro’s Application Against EFCC

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Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a 100 million Naira suit instituted by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and his family against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of property seizure. Justice AbdulAziz Anka held that the suit lacked merit. The Senator, his wife, his two sons,...

General Yakubu Gowon Calls For Peace In Nigeria

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Nation 

Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, says the insurmountable problems facing  Nigeria, which include insecurity and the state of the economy, among others, can be solved through prayers. Gowon, who spoke to journalists shortly after a Church thanksgiving service on Sunday at Umuda, Isingwu, Abia state, noted that such...

Ex-Kaduna Gov. Condemns Dasuki’s Continued Detention

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Nation 

The former Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd), has condemned the continuous detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). He also faulted the government’s anti-graft war, calling it selective and stating that it is only targeted at the opposition parties. Mr Umar said the Federal Government had...

Kano Pillars Sack Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana

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Sports  

Kano Pillars Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana, has been sacked ahead of the second stanza of the league. The former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions suffered a 1-3 defeat to defending champions, Enugu Rangers, in a rescheduled game on Sunday. The 65-year-old paid for the club’s lack of results, seeing them lie...

Civilian JTF Foils Attack By Three Suicide Bombers

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Nation 

Three female suicide bombers have been intercepted by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force. They had attempted to enter Mamanti village, Jere Local Government Area, around 5:00 am on Monday. One of the bombers, however, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body killing herself, while the other two...

French Election: Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen To Fight For Presidency

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International News 

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite...

We Will Miss Adeleke’s Political Expertise – Akeredolu

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Nation 

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke as a consummate gentleman whose brand of politics endeared him to many. Governor Akeredolu, who paid tribute to the departed lawmaker in a statement, said his death was a great loss, not only to...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'best player in the history of the game' - Luis Enrique

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Sports  

Lionel Messi produced another outrageous performance as Barcelona beat Real Madrid to move top of La Liga, scoring his 500th goal for the club in stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win.   Casemiro had opened the scoring for Madrid, but Messi equalised soon after, starting and finishing a move which left...

World Bank, Others To Support Nigeria’s Power Sector

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Business and Economy  

The Nigerian Government has come into an agreement with the World Bank group to scale up disbursements for critical projects in the country. Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun told journalists in Washington at the end of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings that the power sector in particular, has received the backing...