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UNESCO restates commitment to safeguard Lake Chad

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday restated its commitment to safeguarding Lake Chad and promoting the interests of people who depend on the lake for their livelihood.

Presidency responsible for Dapchi schoolgirls abduction – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold the Presidency responsible for the abduction of schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State earlier in the week, saying the claim by government that Boko Haram insurgents had been degraded is a lie that must not be told again.

NCC board restates commitment on sale of 9Mobile

The Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has re-assured of its commitment to ensure that 9Mobile is taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage it.

President Buhari assures Niger-Delta of rapid development

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would continue to support rapid development in the region by consolidating on all ongoing projects and initiating new ones to create more economic opportunities and jobs for the people.

Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun invites 28 players to camp

The Head Coach of the U20 Boys’ National Team, Paul Aigbogun, has invited 28 players to camp as Nigeria begins preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

Transparency International’s Nigeria corruption rating political – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the report of Transparency International (TI) which indicated that corruption is worse in the country under the present administration, with the president saying that it may just be a political distraction engineered by TI’s patrons.

Police nab two robbery suspects with tricycle, gun in Delta

Operatives of the Nigeria Police attached to B’Division, Warri, Delta State, have arrested two robbery suspects with a tricycle, a gun and an army polo shirt.

Permanent secretary defends N15 billion State House budget

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Jalal Arabi, has said that the over N15 billion 2018 budget proposals of the State House will focus on the completion of all on-going projects.

Governor Bello stirs fresh controversy, picks temporary voter card at Okene

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Friday triggered a fresh controversy about his status as a registered voter when he obtained a Temporary Voter Card (TVC) at his Okene Ward.

Governor Aregbesola: Our administration provided interest-free loans to 24,850 youths

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that his administration in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria, provided interest-free loans for 24,850 youths in the last 4 years.

Court affirms Henry Okah’s prison sentence

South Africa’s top court on Friday reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for Henry Okah convicted of a series of terror attacks in Nigeria eight years ago.

Banker allegedly forges customer’s signature, steals N1.6 million

A 43-year-old banker, Emmanuel Isah, who allegedly forged a customer’s signature and pilfered his N1.6m, on Friday appeared before a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in the Federal Capital Territory.

Archbishop Kaigama advises Catholics to support the new Ahiara diocese administrator

The Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the immediate past President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has advised priests and faithful of Ahiara Diocese to obey and support the new administrator appointed by Pope Francis.

Catholic bishops urge INEC, federal govt to tackle underage registration without bias

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have decried reported registration of under-aged people for electioneering purposes by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and called on the commission to urgently do something about it.

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President Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

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Montenegro suicide bomber sought forgiveness in farewell note

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Police confirm 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno

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Federal govt trains gold miners on safer mining techniques in Osun

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