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FG vows to ensure passage of water resources bill

The federal government has insisted there is no going back on the passage of the National Water Resources Bill. The Minister of Information and Culture,...

Edo election: No plans to expel Oshiomhole from APC – Ojezua

The Aslem Ojezua-led faction of the Edo All Progressives Congress, APC, has dispelled rumour that plans are underway to expel Adams Oshiomhole, a former...

FG gives NUC green light to open universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued fresh directives to Universities to gear up for safe reopening of universities’ academic activities during the COVID-19...

Firm donates 300 medical books to MAUTECH Yola

The chief operating officer of the company, Mr. Sunday Jesmiel, who handed over the books valued at N5 million said the donation was aimed at supporting teaching and research in the field of medicine.

Edo residents in Adamawa celebrate Obaseki, commend Buhari, INEC, security

They also congratulated the governor and the people of the state for their doggedness to ensure the sustenance of democracy against all odds.

I’m not under surveillance by US – Atiku

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said he and his family have not breached any law and, therefore, not under surveillance...

Fuel, electricity tariff hike: NLC to commence nationwide protest Monday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says from Monday, protests and strike action will commence across the country over the federal government’s refusal to reverse prices of petrol and electricity tariff.

Accountability: FG deploys Directors of Revenue to 10 agencies

The Federal Government, through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), is set to deploy Directors of Revenue to ten Federal...

Katsina govt denies giving bandits houses, market stalls

Katsina State Government has denied the promise of houses and market stalls to entice bandits to give up their criminal activities in the state.

Kidnappers of five family members demand N500m ransom

The kidnappers had stormed the community last Friday at 1:30 am and kidnapped four children of the same parents including their mother.

Colonel, others killed in multiple attacks by Boko Haram in Borno

Scores of people have been killed and many wounded in multiple attacks in different locations in Borno State at the weekend.

Relaxation of Restrictions: FG calls for vigilance, says another lockdown possible

Schools have reopened in Lagos, Kano, Ekiti, Ogun, while many others have fixed dates for resumption.

My govt brings new businesses worth $500m into Kaduna – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disclosed that his administration has attracted 25 new businesses worth over $500 million as it continues to...

Mali: Ex-defence minister appointed interim president, junta leader named VP

Former Mali Defence Minister colonel Ba N’Daou, Rtd, was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last...

50-year-old man arrested for burying grandchild alive

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly burying his grandchild alive. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil told reporters...

Enter Wike – Obaseki’s new godfather, by Fredrick Nwabufo

The Edo governorship election has taken its place in the past of gritty and rousing contests. But the lessons from the election will remain...

Flood kills 30, submerges 500 communities in Niger

No fewer than 18 local governments and 500 communities have been ravaged and submerged by flood, with 30 people killed in Niger State this...

Health workers suspend 7-day warning strike

Health workers in the country under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) yesterday suspended their nationwide industrial action, and are set...

Insecurity: Northeast elders urge Buhari to sack service chiefs

The Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the service chiefs.

Survival Fund: FG releases registration schedule as portal opens today

As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for...

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I’m deeply saddened by killing of 11 security men in my convoy – Gov Zulum

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has expressed sadness over the killing of 11 security personnel made up of eight policemen and three civilian JTF...

We bought freedom with N6m each – Six abducted FRSC officials say

The six Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials who were recently released from their abductors have said that no security agency rescued them. They said...

NUJ directs members to commence nation wide strike Monday

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has directed its members to join the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest...

FG warns civil servants against joining proposed strike by NLC

Head of civil service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan has warned workers under the federal government not to join the planned strike by labour unions across the country, scheduled to begin on Monday.