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Enyimba will fight to the finish for NPFL title – Ogunbote

Enyimba coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, says his team is not yet out of the title race in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League, and insists they will fight to the finish.

Cross River Assembly urged to support LG autonomy

Organised labour in Cross River, has urged the Cross River State House of Assembly to support the LG Autonomy bill seeking to give financial autonomy to local governments in the country.

Why we took custody of 600 contraband snakes, others – UNIUYO

The University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has given reasons why the institution undertook the custody of over 600 snakes, millipedes and other animals, which Nigerian Customs Service seized in Calabar, Cross River State.

Two Pakistanis kidnapped in Nigeria freed

The two Pakistan nationals abducted by kidnappers last week in Calabar area have been rescued by the Nigeria Police, Azim Khan, Head of Chancery, Pakistan High Commission has announced.

Jungle justice a reflection of Nigerians’ temperament – Commissioner

Akwa Ibom State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko, made this assertion in an interview in Uyo, saying jungle justice was not lack of faith in the nation’s criminal justice administration system but has to do with people’s temperament.

Smugglers of imported snakes disappear from custody

The two suspects that were arrested in connection with the smuggling of consignments containing 140 different species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services in Cross River State.

Impounded snakes, millipedes, spiders, others were bound for Luxemburg – Minister

Speaking with journalists after the boxes were opened and examined, under the guide of experts in forestry and wildlife, from various government agencies, and the university, the Jubril said the ministry officials were in Calabar having received reports that some unscrupulous elements smuggled some reptiles into the country.

Fed govt hands over seized snakes, spiders, others to UNIUYO

The Federal Government has formally handed over more than 600 snakes, spiders and millipedes recently seized in Calabar to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom.

Cross River launches 3 agro-cultural festivals to boost tourism

Cross River State Government has restated its commitment to boost tourism through agro-cultural festivals in the three senatorial districts of the state, adding that it had created three new Agro-Cultural Festivals to boost its tourism potentials.

Abia CP cautions unregistered security outfits

Abia Police Command will put a check on the proliferation of unregistered security outfits in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade, has promised.

ASUU: No TSA waiver for varsities – Minister

Universities will not be exempted from Treasury Single Account (TSA), but negotiation with striking lecturers will continue to meet their demands.

Fed govt, ASUU to continue negotiations to end strike

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday said that government would continue its negotiations with ASUU to fulfill their demands except that of exemption from Treasury Single Account (TSA).

CJN Onnoghen urges for more participation in sports

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday in Abuja urged all Nigerians to get involved in sports activities not only for their health and fitness gains.

Nigeria seeks to diversify from oil with $41bn of rail

Nigeria has started a $41bn railway expansion to reduce dependence on oil and diversify its struggling economy by improving transport links to allow the movement of goods around the country and to ports.

We should all embrace mini grids and allow them to work

I am compelled to start on a sad note, to acknowledge an electrical accident that occurred in Minna, Niger recently, and to commiserate with the victims and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and to the people and Government of Niger state.

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Neymar denied Barca return in Champions League groups

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Kwara records second Lassa fever case

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Four Police officers detained over extortion in Lagos

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We can combat hate speech without trampling on citizens’ rights – Sani

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, Friday, said that Nigerians can fight hate speech without violating the right to freedom of opinion and the right to condemn the government, if they involve themselves and come together to agree on one simple definition of the term ‘Hate speech’.

Iranian court orders US to pay $245m to victims of chemical attacks in Iran-Iraq...

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Adeosun appointed board chairperson of ECOWAS Bank

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Dortmund unhappy with Barcelona over Dembele

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