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Okoi Obono-Obla: Senator Ekweremadu’s allegations are childish

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, has denied allegations of theft and defamation raised against him by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

University of Calabar security arrests 11 alleged cultists after death of two students

The management of the University of Calabar on Monday said it has deployed security around and within the institution over the killing of two students by gunmen in a suspected renewed wave of cult clashes on campus.

Controversy trails Supreme Court verdict on new Bakassi wards

Conflicting interpretations are trailing the Supreme Court’s verdict on the new wards created by the Cross River State government to ensure that the remnants of Bakassi are not disenfranchised.

Three die in University of Calabar cult clash

Activities at the University of Calabar were on Friday disrupted following a gangster war, which claimed three lives.

DSS nabs notorious gunrunner, kidnap kingpin

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday said it has finally arrested one Jonah Abbey aka Jonah IDI, a notorious gunrunner who had been on its wanted list in the past 10 years.

Governor Ayade: Federal government unwilling to refund money used in rehabilitating federal roads

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that Federal Government was unwilling to refund the money the state government used in repairing federal roads in the states.

Three persons killed, DPO shot in Cross River cult clash

Three persons have been reportedly killed in the renewed cult clash in Ogep-Osokom in Boki local government area of Cross River State.

Full list: NJC appoints 60 judges for 25 states

The National Judicial Council has just released the statement below announcing the appointment of 60 judicial officers in 25 states of the federation.

NBS: Yobe residents pay cheapest bus fare in February

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said residents of Yobe paid the lowest bus journey within the city in February.

Police: Why we’ve not arraigned housemaid who attempted to kill her boss

The police are yet to arraign the housemaid who allegedly attempted to kill her boss, 10 days after the attack at her residence in Ejigbo area of Lagos.

2019: IFES pledges support for INEC

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems ( IFES ) says it will give every necessary support to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) in its quest to achieve credible elections in 2019.

UNICEF: Only three local govts in Nigeria are free from open defecation

A Water and Sanitation Hygiene specialist, Idrissa Yeo, has stated that only three local governments in the country are free from open defecation.

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development levy.

Clerics urge INEC to make churches, mosques registration points

Religious leaders in Cross River have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state to include Churches and Mosques as registration points in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration.


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China will waive income tax for three years for foreign investors trading the country’s new crude futures contract, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

Recep Erdogan vows to extend Turkey’s operation to Syria’s northeast

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria's Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area.

Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has vowed to continue its protest against the increase in the Land Use Charge introduced by the Lagos State government.

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Senator Alasoadura: PIGB to be presented for President Buhari’s assent by March 30

Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, chairman, senate committee on upstream, says the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) will be harmonised and presented for presidential assent by March 30.

Court discharges, acquits 43-year-old driver over alleged culpable homicide

An FCT High Court sitting in Apo on Wednesday discharged and acquitted a 43-year-old driver, Joshua Lawal, charged with culpable homicide.

President Buhari arrives in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived in Maiduguri as part of the nationwide visit to trouble areas in the country.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group ‘capture’ Afrin city

Turkish forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) opposition group have captured the city centre of Afrin in Syria, which was previously controlled by Kurdish fighters, Turkish military forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.