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ECOWAS President endorses Okonjo-Iweala for DG, WTO

The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government has endorsed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of...

Early morning fire consumes part of Oba Market, Benin

A fire outbreak early Monday morning at a section of the popular Oba Market, Benin, has consumed hundreds...

Bayelsa records one new death, 14 new cases of COVID-19

The Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force, has recorded one new death and 14 confirmed cases from the Coronavirus pandemic...

FG urged to enforce stringent laws to check rising rape cases

A female musician, Doyinsola Olatunji, on Monday called on the Federal Government to strengthen and enforce stringent laws...

Reps committee kicks as bulldozer invades Nigeria’s embassy in Ghana

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs says Ghana must face the consequences of its actions and...

Lagos State governor’s wife charges council chairmen on rape-free society

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has charged chairmen of the 20 local councils and...

Bauchi approves N653m for agriculture supply

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said not less than N653m has been approved for the State Agriculture...

342 armed forces personnel graduate from NAFRC

Plans To Involve Other Agencies For Retirement Training Three hundred and forty-two personnel from the Armed Forces have...

Hajj 2020: Pilgrims’ health, safety won’t be compromised – NAHCON

As nations await Saudi authorities final decision on the 2020 Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)...

Man arrested for raping eight underage girls in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 28-year- old man, identified as Gwanda Amos, for allegedly raping eight...

SAD NEWS: Lagos PDP mourns women leader

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described the demise of its Women Leader,...

Rainstorm destroys over 50 houses in Kebbi

No fewer than 50 houses were destroyed at Badariya area, Mobile Police Barrack, Bayan-Kara and parts of Gesse...

Poliovirus-free status: WHO to present certificate to Nigeria in August

Following Nigeria’s attainment of wild poliovirus-free status, the World Health Organization (WHO) would, during a meeting of all...

FG releases N4.5bn hazard allowance of resident doctors

The Federal Government yesterday said it has released N4.5 billion covering hazard and inducement allowances for the month...

UK Supreme Court to hear Niger Delta Communities’ pollution claims against Shell

More than 40,000 Nigerians from the Ogale and Bille Communities in the Niger Delta will take their legal...

Your best not good enough, Buhari chides service chiefs

• Orders fresh strategy• Opposition party, CSOs condemn arrest of Katsina protesters President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, reprimanded his...

Akpabio rues lack of funds, insists on N102b for East-West road

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday lamented paucity of funds for critical projects in the country,...

Court adjourns N700 million fraud suit against Ize-Iyamu, others

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, has adjourned the money laundering case instituted by...

Anxiety over Ajimobi’s health

There were unconfirmed reports late yesterday that former Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi was dead. His spokesperson, Mr....

Two children killed as Storey building collapses in Lagos state

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the sad incident, said the building collapsed...

FG okays N27b bailout for local airlines, sector

• Offers soft loans, VAT removal, free COVID-19 tests as palliatives The Federal Government has pledged to bail...

Senate flays NNPC over ‘outrageous’ subsidy expenditure

The Senate has berated the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for its over 210 per cent subsidy expenditure...

Ogun decries high rate of pregnancy among school girls amid COVID-19

Ogun State government yesterday decried the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls following the shutdown of...

U.S. attorney, FBI open fraud charges against six Nigerians

United States (U.S.) Attorney for Nebraska District, Joe Kelly and Special Agent in charge of Federal Bureau of...

FG, resident doctors meeting stalled

The meeting between the Federal Government and the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has...

Six Nigerians linked to $6 million scam in the US

The United States authorities on Tuesday announced that it has uncovered a six million online scam deal involving...

Suspense as airlines resume operations without bailout

• Eleven carriers await NCAA’s clearance• We’re checking compliance with safety guidelines, says regulator• ‘Airlines will collapse without govt’s...

Buhari appoints 12 new perm secs

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 12 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service. The...

Kids write Buhari for protection, friendlier COVID-19 response

- Presidency seeks end to violence as UNICEF lists 36,000 victims Disturbed by the pervasive gender abuses in the...

Dabiri seeks probe into killing of 19-year-old Nigerian activist in US

The chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on the government of the United States...