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Buratai commences training with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday met with troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Buni/Yadi in Yobe State and commenced special training with troops of Nigerian Army Special Force School.

NGO trains women on ICT, skills acquisition

Mrs Wunmi Hassan, the President Hi-Tech Centre for Women and Youths, an (NGO) on Friday said the centre was currently training over 100 women in ICT and different skills.

Edwin Clark begs militants not to declare Niger Delta Republic on October 1

The National Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark, on Friday urged militants not to resume bombing of oil installations and declare a Republic of Niger Delta on October 1.

Shiites accuse fed govt of holding El-Zakzaky, wife over fundamental Islamic views

The group lamented yesterday, that El-Zakzaky and his wife have been languishing in detention custody for 600 days despite a substantive order by a Federal High Court, Abuja, ordering their release, and with a compensation of N50 million awarded.

Biafra: DSS to quiz Soludo, Utomi, others

The Department of State Services (DSS) is set to invite three ex-Ministers and some other prominent Nigerians for questioning, following their announcement by a secessionist organisation, Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) as cabinet members.

Biafra: Why Nnamdi Kanu has not been re-arrested – Police chief

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday explained why the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is yet to be re-arrested.

Hajj 2017: Cleric advises pilgrims to ensure good behavior

An Abuja-based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, has advised Nigerian pilgrims to be of good behaviour before, during and after the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Kogi Assembly invasion height of impunity, dictatorship – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the recent invasion of the Kogi State House of Assembly as height of intolerance, insensitivity and impunity.

W’Bank agency constructs N91.5m feeder road in Enugu

The World Bank-assisted Commercial Agricultural Development Project (CADP) has constructed a 10-kilometre feeder road linking some rural communities in Enugu State, to ease evacuation of agricultural produce.

FG begins work on Calabar-Odukpani federal highway

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate emergency repairs of the Calabar-Odukpani Federal Highway which is at the verge of Collapse.

Cooperate with justice ministry or face sanctions – Presidency tells EFCC chief

The Presidency on Friday warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to respond to a letter written to it on Tuesday by the Ministry of Justice about high profile investigations, or face sanctions.

Senate orders arrest of CEOs of Glo, Crown Flour Mills, 28 others

A Senate committee, headed by Hope Uzodinma, had earlier invited the chief executives as part of its investigation into a ‘N30 trillion’ revenue scam allegedly perpetrated by the firms.

Albinos to get free medical treatment in Ondo

The Secretary, Agency for the Welfare of Persons With Disabilities, in Ondo State, Mrs Olutope Fashuyi, on Friday said the state government will soon commence the distribution of free eye glasses and sun protection cream to albinos.

Archbishop of Canterbury visits President Buhari, expresses delight over his recovery

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Friday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London, where he expressed delight over the president’s rapid recovery.

Sagay advocates true federalism, says states should determine own minimum wage

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, on Friday said states, and not the federal government, should determine the minimum wage payable to their workers.

Kano motorists sensitsed on psychological tests for traffic offenders

The Kano Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday commenced sensitisation of drivers on its plan to start conducting psychological tests for traffic offenders in the state.

Oyo re-launches Operation Burst security outfit

The Oyo State Government on Friday re-launched its security outfit, “Operation Burst,” saying it was determined to tackle criminal activities across the state.

Kukah hails NYSC for introducing skills acquisition programme for members

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah, on Friday commended the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Scheme for introducing the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme (SAED).

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