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Court orders woman to refund dowry to husband

A Sharia Court II at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, has ordered one Maryam Muhammad to refund the N20,000 dowry paid for her by Mansur Yakubu, her husband, as a condition for divorce.

Group calls for creation of women’s trust fund for female aspirants

The Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA), an NGO, has called on government at all levels to establish a Women’s Trust Fund to support female politicians bidding for elective positions in the country.

Customs task terminal operators on time of doing business at port

The Customs Area Controller, Tin Can Island Command, Mohammed Musa, has urged terminal operators to work towards reducing the time of doing business at the port.

Ex-Mexican leader Felipe Calderon, Kemi Adeosun, others at Ogun investors’ forum

The Ogun State Investors’ Forum 2018 is currently underway in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Nuhu Ribadu: EFCC needs independence to win anti-corruption war

The former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has called on federal government to free the EFCC from all form of external influence in order to win the war against corruption.

Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has vowed to continue its protest against the increase in the Land Use Charge introduced by the Lagos State government.

World Water Day: Lagos water corporation carries out free water tests

The Lagos Water Corporation on Tuesday said the Corporation would carry out three-Day water tests in its eight operational regions in Lagos State, to mark the 2018 World Water Day.

Abia governor’s wife plans to establish sickle cell clinics in 17 LGAs

Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, Wife of Abia Governor, said her pet project, Vicar Hope Foundation, planned to establish sickle cell clinics in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

Ekiti government launches water regulatory unit

Ekiti State Government has established Water Regulatory Unit in the state as part of initiatives to ensure efficient and sustainable potable water supply, Chief Tunde Ogunleye, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, said.

Mike Okiro: PSC promotes 31, 652 senior police officers in 4 years

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has promoted a total of 31, 652, senior officers in the last four years.

Senator Tinubu: Why women should occupy more public offices

The lawmaker representing Lagos Central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, has canvassed for more inclusiveness of women in governance.

US envoy Stuart Symington supports Governor Ortom on ranching

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday got the support of United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, on his insistence that ranching, rather than open grazing is the best way to go for those involved in cattle rearing

Microsoft partners with NDDC to initiate e-learning in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Microsoft and other Silicon Valley companies in U.S. have begun an e-learning project to revolutionize education in the Niger Delta.


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China vows to punish Taiwan for separatism

President Xi Jinping of China, on Tuesday, warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separating from the country.

Another parcel blast reported in Texas

A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said, two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

Dump fire: Lagos government advises Olusosun residents to relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked residents around the dump at the Olusosun area of Ojota, in the state capital, to relocate in order to prevent health hazards associated with inhalation of smoke billowing from the dump.

JAMB releases 2018 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the final batch of the 2018 UTME results.

Senate adjourns plenary in honour of Senator Ali Wakili

The senate has adjourned plenary over the demise of Ali Wakili, senator representing Bauchi south.

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JAMB releases 1.3 million UTME results today

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it will release no fewer than 1.3 million results of candidates that sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday (today) after they had gone through security checks and found to be without malpractice.

At least 14 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greece

At least 14 migrants, including four children, died when a boat carrying about 20 people capsized overnight in the Aegean Sea, Greek police said Saturday.

N-Power beneficiaries rally support for President Buhari, Governor Fayose in Ado-Ekiti

Beneficiaries of N-Power Scheme in Ekiti, on Saturday, staged support rallies for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Governor Tambuwal: How we’re tackling water shortages in Sokoto

Sokoto state government said it has devised strategies to tackle the current water scarcity bedevilling the state capital and parts of some major towns across the state.

Soyinka and Nigeria’s dinner with the devil

Professor Soyinka soon took his leave. I joined the Director of the Centre to see off our esteemed guest. As he stepped out of the venue, he was surrounded by a group of reporters and admirers who wanted selfies. One of them asked him to provide a quick summary of his keynote address.