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NYSC promises justice on corps member’s murder

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday promised to ensure that justice was done in the killing of a corps member, Modupe Tawose.

Sultan Abubakar urges federal govt to sensitise Nigerians on payment of tax

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised the Federal Inland Revenue Board (FIRS), to embark on sensitisation campaign on the need for Nigerians to pay tax.

Palestinians to seek UN backing if US vetoes Jerusalem resolution

The Palestinians will seek United Nations General Assembly support if the US vetoes a Security Council resolution against its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a minister said Monday.

Ogun govt to spend N203.3 million to control gully erosion in 2018

The Ogun State Government says it will spend N203.3 million to control gully erosion in 2018.

Indian premier Narendra Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday declared victory for his party in two state elections, including a closely-fought race in his stronghold of Gujarat where the charismatic leader fronted the campaign.

Kano govt destroys illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion

The Kano State Government said on Monday that it had destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state this year.

Danjuma Foundation builds, donates ultra-modern maternity in Taraba

The T. Y. Danjuma Foundation, on Monday, donated an ultra-modern maternity health facility built by the Foundation to Takum community, in Taraba State, to check the prevalence of child and maternal mortality in the state.

European Commission to ban seven psychoactive drugs

The European Commission is to ban seven new psychoactive drugs, a local media reported.

Court sentences two armed robbers to death by hanging

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Monday found Michael Adams and Abass Mutiu guilty of armed robbery and murder and sentenced them to death by hanging.

Police arrest 625 persons for murder, armed robbery, kidnapping in Bayelsa

The police in Bayelsa State say they have arrested no fewer than 625 persons in the state in connection with suspected murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.

Governor Fayose receives N4.76 billion Paris Club refund

The Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has confirmed receiving the sum of N4.76 billion as the last tranche of Paris Club refund.

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad calls US-backed Kurdish fighters ‘traitors’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called US-backed Kurdish fighters "traitors" Monday, ramping up the rhetoric against the forces controlling more than a quarter of the country.

Anambra lawmakers allege rampage on community by Fulani herdsmen

The Anambra State House of Assembly has been told of the alleged rampaging activities of herdsmen in some communities in the state.

Man remanded over alleged attempt to kidnap family

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday remanded a 54-year-old man, Gbenga Ibuoye, in prison over an alleged attempt to kidnap a family.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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Nigeria treasury bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh

Yields on Nigeria’s mid-dated treasury bills rose nearly 1 percentage point to 12 percent on Friday, extending a three-day rally as a sell-off which started this week continued, traders said.

Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

Israeli war jets used air-to-surface missiles to strike two Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday in retaliation for an earlier rocket strike from Gaza, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

Lagos State Government pledged to give out cash prizes to talented youths in the areas of music, dance and comedy at the forthcoming “One Lagos Fiesta” scheduled to hold from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

South Africa’s ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.