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INEC: We haven’t cleared Governor Bello of double registration allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday explained the reasons for issuing the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, a new Temporary Voter Card (TVC) despite the allegation of double registration earlier levelled against him.

Tension at UNN as gunmen kill security officer

Tension has engulfed the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), following the murder of a security officer, Mr. Chinedu Oranye, within the university community.

Woman inserts sticks into 12-year-old maid’s private part

The victim said she was suffering great pains parts of her body where her mistress used different objects, including iron rods and wire to beat her.

ECOWAS, CSOs partner to curb drug abuse in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States has collaborated with civil society organizations to curb drug and substance abuse in six West African countries.

NTBLCP sensitises Nigerians on early detection, treatment of leprosy

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP), on Saturday in Abuja, organised a road walk to sensitise residents of FCT on the dangers of leprosy.

Cultism, robbery, others to attract death penalty in Rivers

The bill prescribing death penalty for cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and light arms proliferation in Rivers is now at the committee stage, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

CSO wants lawyers to be active in anti-corruption fight

The `Say No Campaign’, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has urged lawyers not to be lukewarm in the fight against corruption.

NLC tells workers to vote out governors owing salaries, allowances

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, has urged workers to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote out state governors owing salaries and allowances.

No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that the 2018 budget, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by the National Assembly, is very transparent and masses-driven, devoid of suspicious items contrary to speculations by a some commentators.

IGP Ibrahim Idris apologises to Benue people over ‘communal crisis’ comment

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, Wednesday apologized to Benue people over the comment he made wherein he referred to the killings in Benue state as a fallout of a “communal crisis.”

Policeman arrested for allegedly killing 7 Adamawa farmers

The Adamawa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a policeman who was alleged to have shot to death seven farmers in the state.

Abacha loot: Recovered funds’ll be use on social protection programmes – Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu

The Federal Government said it would use the $321 million stolen funds recovered from Switzerland on social protection programmes, while calling on Civil Society Organisations and the media to monitor the use

2018 Budget: Kano Assembly to conduct public hearing

The Kano State House of Assembly will on Thursday conduct a public hearing to enable stakeholders and other citizens to make inputs for the approval of the 2018 proposed budget in the state.

President Buhari urged to reshuffle cabinet for optimal performance

The Rule of Law Development Foundation (RODLDF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet for improved performance.


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Governor Okowa: Delta farmers told to pay herdsmen before they can enter their farms

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DMO: Nigeria’s debt hit N21.7 trillion in 2017

Nigeria’s total national debt grew to N21.7 trillion ($70.92 billion) at the end of December 2017, the Director-General of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office told a news briefing on Wednesday.

Kogi government denies reported killing of 25 persons by Fulani herdsmen

The Kogi state government has denied reports that Fulani herdsmen killed 25 persons in Ogane-Nigu and nearby communities in the Eastern Senatorial Zone of the State.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, who helped unlock the mysteries of the universe, has died at the age of 76, the UK Press Association has reported citing a spokesman for the family.

Gernot Rohr: I hope Robert Lewandowski won’t score hat-trick against Super Eagles

Robert Lewandowski fired a hat-trick for Bayern Munich against Hamburg at the weekend, but Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he hopes the Poland star striker does not do same when both countries clash in a World Cup warm-up later this month.

Isaac Adewole: Federal govt can’t solely handle Nigeria’s health needs

Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the present global economic recessions have not made the Federal Government to solely meet all the health needs of the nation and her people.