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Olamijuwon Alao-Akala’s son rejects suspension as council boss

Olamijuwon Alao-Akala, the son of a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has rejected his suspension as the Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Council.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns alleged cyber fraudster for being in possession of N20 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday arraigned one Valentine Ezeife, an alleged internet scammer, known as “yahoo–yahoo boy”, arrested with N20 million, a Lexus 570 and Toyota Camry car 2013, before FCT High Court, Apo.

General Buratai warns officers, soldiers to be loyal or resign

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday gave officers and men of the Nigerian Army with doubtful loyalty to the Federal Government Friday deadline to resign from the service.
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UI hijab crisis: Court fixes date for report of settlement

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday, fixed March 22 for report of settlement in a suit filed by parents of some female Muslim students of University of Ibadan International School Ibadan (ISI) over denial on use of Hijabs.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

Federal government orders immediate payment of February salary

The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to assist workers wishing to travel to vote during Saturday’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Expert urges women to invest in waste management business

Mrs Sade Nubi, an Environment expert in waste management has called on women at various levels to embrace and invest in waste management business to add value to their livelihood.

Yobe chairmen refuse to handover after expiration of tenure

Local government chairmen in Yobe State whose elected tenure expired early this month have refused to handover to their Directors of Personal Management as directed by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

Appeal Court fails to hear Justice Onnoghen’s appeals

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday postponed its planned hearing of the three appeals filed by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen to February 27 this year.
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Romantic spots to spice honeymoon within Nigeria

Mrs Omolara Adagunodo, the Managing Director, Jumia Hotels and Flight Services, says many Nigerian couples are ignorant of the existence of exotic honeymoon locations in the country.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF jet destroys terrorists’ camp in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Operation LAFIYA DOLE has decimated a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) camp and neutralised some of their fighters at a settlement called Arboko in Borno.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari swears-in eight permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in eight new permanent secretaries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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56,000 students write Cowbellpedia maths first stage exam

About 56,000 students have demonstrated their desire to become the Cowbellpedia Maths champion, as they participate in the qualifying examination of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.

Election: Deployed prison personnel to get allowances after polls – NPS

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) says personnel deployed across the country for election duties would get their allowances after the rescheduled February 23 date for the 2019 general election.

UNILAG sets up panel to probe collapse of library building

Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have constituted a panel of inquiry to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the partial collapse of the new University Library building being constructed by Dutum Construction Company Limited.

Governor Umahi suspends collection of personal income tax, other levies from markets

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Monday ordered the immediately suspension of the collection of Personal Income Tax and other illegal revenues from markets in the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Abudulrasheed Maina: EFCC vows to appeal court judgement

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal Tuesday’s judgement of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, restraining the commission from declaring the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abudulrasheed Maina, wanted.
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Nigerians in diaspora appeal for Leah Sharibu’s release

The Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation, USA, has appealed for the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted in 2018 by a faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu stopped Igbo governors from rigging election for President Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday claimed that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, stopped South East governors from rigging election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.