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ECOWAS charged to ensure African women’s rights to land

As Heads of State in West Africa converge in Abuja for Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, summit, Nigerian rural women have charged them to enforce major reforms in land rights for women at regional level and in each country under ECOWAS.

Osun Assembly revokes arrest warrant against Bola Ige’s son Muyiwa

The warrant of arrest issued against a former Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in Osun State, Mr Muyiwa Ige, by the state House of Assembly over an alleged land matter at Ilobu has been revoked.

Paris Club refund crisis stalls payment of salaries

Distressed states may not be able to pay their workers from the Paris Club refund before Christmas as originally planned as the refund had been stalled by a Consultant over unpaid fees.

Igbo Union to build cultural center in South Africa

A South Africa-based socio-cultural organisation, Igbo Union, says it will build a cultural centre in Johannesburg to promote Igbo language and culture.

SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped – Mike Okiro

Mike Okiro, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says although the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has been bastardised, it cannot be scrapped.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar to train 200 orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday disclosed his plan to train no fewer than 200 children orphaned due to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

NLC urges federal govt to recover missing crude oil money

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) wants the federal government to take immediate steps to recover the several billions of dollars in crude oil revenue reported missing by the Nigeria Extractive Industry and Transparency Initiative from the sale of crude oil.

Ahmed Bello appointed new Nasarawa police commissioner

The Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Bello as new Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State.

Federal govt releases N3bn for East-West Road

The Federal Government said it had released N3bn to the contractors handling the East-West Road dualisation project in Niger Delta to enable them return to the project sites and continue with their job.

Ogun Customs intercept 500 smuggled used cars in 11 months

The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, says it has seized 500 used cars smuggled into the country from the neighbouring Republic of Benin through Idiroko border and its axis, between January and November 2017.

MASSOB berates British envoy over comments on secession

Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, under the leadership of Mr Uchenna Madu has berated the British High Commissioner, Mr Paul Arkwright, for a statement credited to him that British Government will not support secession or break up of Nigeria.

Boko Haram: PDP asks National Assembly to investigate $1 billion ECA withdrawal

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the approval by the National Economic Council for the release of one billion dollars to the Federal Government to fight insurgency in the North East.

Science, technology determines national wealth, livelihood – Ogbonnaya Onu

As a prominent country in a highly competitive world in which advances and application of Science and Technology Innovation (STI) determine national wealth and affect the livelihood of citizens, Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated yesterday.

Health workers’ union proposes N1.2 billion 300 bed space hospital

The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has proposed N1.2 billion for the building of 300 bed space hospital.

Kwara Speaker Ahmad Ali slams EFCC, says it can never fight corruption

Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ahmad Ali, has said that, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since its inception in the year 2000 in the country was the worst thing that would happen to the people of the country.

Paris Club refund: 36 state governors, federal govt sued over consultancy fees

Further withdrawals from the Paris Club refund by the states government has been stalled as a consultant has dragged the 36 state governors and the Federal Government to court.

Rivers community tackles APC over attack on monarch

The Council of Chiefs of Koniju Town in Okrika local government area of Rivers State, have condemned what they described as derogatory statement against the Paramount Ruler of Okochiri community, King Ateke Michael Tom by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nigerian Army captures 220 terrorists in Borno

No fewer than 220 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been captured by the Nigerian Army in various operations to clear North East region of insurgents.

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Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

31 die as floods ravage communities

Thirty-one persons have reportedly died in floods across the country as torrential rains continue to pour.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is not surprised by the performance of Wilfred Ndidi in their premier league opener against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Wilfred Ndidi faces three months out with injury

Wilfred Ndidi could miss ‘six to 12 weeks’ of action after picking up an abductor injury, according to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.
A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.

South Korea confirms missing official killed by North Korea – report

A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for an urgent review of the revenue formula of the country.

Senator Tinubu commiserates with Ayodele Fayose over sister’s death

A former Lagos State governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, over the death of his elder sister, Mrs Moji Ladeji.