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Delta court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri Judicial Division presided over Justice A.A. Onojovwo, has sentenced one Victor Nwankpa to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, right, when he earned the Ahmadu Bello Merit award earlier this year

President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

2019: Supreme Court sets up panels to sit during vacation

The Director of Press and Information, Akande Festus, in a statement, said “the panels of the Supreme Court, comprising of five Justices each will be sitting during the annual vacation which marks the end of 2018/2019 legal year.
Paksoy-1 cargo ship

Nigeria, Ghana begins probe of Pirates’ attack on Turkish vessel

The Nigerian Navy says it has begun discussion with its counterpart in Ghana for details on the circumstances surrounding suspected pirate attack on MV PAKSOY I, a Turkish flagged vessel.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has granted 412 foreign-trained doctors the nod to practice medicine in the country.

Medical council investigates 120 doctors over misconduct, inducts 412 others

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 412 foreign trained Nigerian doctors to practice medicine in the country and warned them against ethical misconduct.

Governor Ganduje inaugurates Ruga committee, invites herders to Kano

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday constituted a 16-man committee for the establishment of RUGA and Milk Markets in the state.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha advocates drug-free Nigeria

He made the call at a South-East advocacy workshop on Drug and Substance Abuse organized by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) for Codeine Control and other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG).
Chief Solomon Ogbonna, President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo of Lagos 1

Ohanaeze: Speaking indigenous languages will end tribal conflict

Mr Solomon Ogbonna, the President, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Lagos chapter, on Thursday said encouraging individuals to speak the three major indigenous languages would end tribal conflict in Nigeria.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Senator Goje: I never faced N25 billion corruption charge

Sen. Danjuma Goje, the senator representing Gombe Central at the National Assembly has said that at no time did he faced corruption charge totaling N25 billion. =
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps to investigate non-remittance of funds to NSITF

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate non-remittance of contributions to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by governments, parastatals, public corporations and companies from 2010 till date.

LASPOTECH workers suspend 6-month old strike

The non-teaching staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Thursday suspended its six-month-old strike following a decision by the union’s congress.
Abiola Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi: I prefer being senator, not minister

Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has revealed his focus is on retrieving his senatorial mandate in the court as against pursuing ministerial appointment.

INEC chief, Zamfara REC obey presidential election tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has complied with a directive of the presidential election petition tribunal to provide documents listed in the subpoena issued to its top officials early July.

TUC rejects partial implementation of minimum wage

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday rejected a policy unveiled by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) on the implementation of the national minimum wage.

Lagos lawyer urges governor to preserve cancer treatment center

Lagos based human rights activist and lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Thursday appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to do his best to preserve the Ikoyi Cancer Treatment Center and also call to order, officers of the Lagos State Physical Planning Authority, to unseal the premises for the project to be completed.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills colonel, five soldiers in Borno

An Army Colonel, a Captain with his four escorts and a driver were killed Thursday killed by rampaging Boko Haram insurgents between Mainok and Jakana along Damaturu/Maiduguri highway.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Court convicts businessman, company for N30 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Thursday secured the conviction of Usman Ibrahim Idris alongside his company, Influential Investment Limited, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State high court, Maiduguri.

Firm restates needs for business continuity management

Nigeria’s representative in Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) Philip Keshiro has advised government agencies to consider Business Continuity Management (BCM) to recover from disasters.

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CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

We can’t be friends with armed herders – CAN tells Miyetti Allah

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, to call its members accused of brutal killings and other crimes to order, saying their actions were creating enmity for the Fulani ethnic group.

Ecobank, NIRSAL sign N70 billion MoU for agribusiness

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ecobank on a N70billion portfolio commitment from the bank to Agribusiness projects initiated and de-risked by NIRSAL.

Abia Poly begins online publication of results

Prof. Ezionye Eboh, Rector, Abia State Polytechnic, says the institution will start publishing students’ results online from next session, to curtail students’ excesses.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council speaks after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum, Sudan, May 18, 2019.

What issues are at stake in next Sudan talks?

Just days after protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, they are set to meet again on Friday for talks on key remaining issues.
Neymar

Neymar’s future could be resolved in ‘two or three weeks’

That’s the question on everybody’s lips at the moment and according to a rather strange update from French outlet Le Parisien on Thursday, we might not have to wait too much longer for an answer.