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I washed dead bodies to survive as a student abroad – Governor Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday said that he washed dead bodies as a youth to pay his tuition fees while schooling abroad.

Court orders ex-permanent secretary to forfeit N664 million, $137,680.11 to federal govt

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today ordered that a former permanent secretary in the Ministry of labour and Productivity, Dr Clement Illoh Onubuogo, alleged to have been involved in the Sure-P scam to permanently forfeit the sums of N664million and $137,680.11to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Bayelsa govt condemns beheading of soldier

The Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday condemned the beheading of a soldier who was negotiating the surrender of arms with militants in Ekeremor Council area of the state.

Kaduna messenger collapses after receiving sack letter

A messenger, Malam Abubakar Shu’aibu, 45, of Government Secondary School, Aminu Marmara, Sabongari Zaria, Kaduna State, on Tuesday slumped into coma shortly after receiving his sack letter.

Death toll from herdsmen attack reaches 80

Eighty people have been killed in Nigeria's central state of Benue since December 31 following clashes between cattle herders and farmers that have forced tens of thousands from their homes, an emergency official said on Tuesday.

Federal govt monetises N280 million vehicle allowance for Obasanjo, Jonathan, others

The Federal Government, in 2017, paid out a sum of N40 million in lieu of purchase of vehicles for former Heads of State and presidents, it has emerged.

NIPOST commended for e-stamp initiative

Mr Reuben Odiri, a telecom expert says the initiative by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to introduce e-stamp is commendable as it will encourage the usage among the youths.

Federal govt targets repair of more roads in Lagos

The federal government on Tuesday in Lagos promised massive road repairs nationwide, after completing some ongoing projects in Lagos.

You don’t wait for disaster to strike before seeking solution – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says leaders do not have to wait for a disaster to happen before seeking solution.

Poor education funding hindering Nigeria’s economic development – Ex-UNILAG vice-chancellor

A former Vice Chancellor University of Lagos, Prof. Rahamon Bello, has said that poor educational funding is a major hindrance to economic development in Nigeria.

Regional force targets top Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria

Troops from Nigeria and neighbouring countries have launched major offensives against the two Boko Haram factions and their leaders, the military said on Tuesday.

FRSC impounds vehicle with human head in Akwa Ibom

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Akwa Ibom says it has arrested a traffic offender in possession of a decomposing human head in Mbak Itam, Itu Local Government Area of the state.

FERMA, ICRC to collaborate on toll plazas

Acting Managing Director of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Nurudeen Rafindadi, has said that the Agency would not relent in engaging the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), in the establishment of toll plazas across the country.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal restates commitment to training, retraining of teachers

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Tuesday restated the commitment of his administration to improve the capacity of teachers in the state through regular training and re-training.

Oyo doctors declare 3-day warning strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State Branch, on Tuesday, directed all doctors in the state, both in the public and private opractice, to embark on a three-day strike from Wednesday (January 10) to protest the alleged unfair treatment of doctors in Lautech Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

Enugu approves N36 million for World Bank Project against malaria

The Enugu State Executive Council has approved N36 million as commitment fee to participate in a World Bank-sponsored programme aimed at reducing malaria in the state.

Why JAMB introduced new measures for 2018 UTME – Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has justified its decision to introduce new measures to strengthen its systems ahead of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Governor Akeredolu sets up 30-man anniversary committee

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has set up a 30-man member committee to plan his one year anniversary in office.

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Senator Ekweremadu’s attack paradox of a conman – VON chief

Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu has described the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as a paradox of a conman.
A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Internet fraudster bags six months jail term

A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
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‘You’ll be far superior’ — Donald Trump hails new British premier

U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying that he is “going to be very important for the UK,” ahead of their first official meeting this weekend at the G7 in France.

US government to detain migrant’s children more than 20 days

The United States (US) government is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, two administration officials, according to a CNN report.
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Woman’s decomposing corpse found in hotel room

A young woman, whose identity is unknown has been discovered dead three days after she was allegedly gang-raped by some men in a hotel room in the Amukpe community, in the Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.