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Fayemi, Oni’s group elects new officers

A prominent socio-cultural club in Ekiti, the Ekiti Eleven, has elected Mr. Kola Akosile to replace its 10-year chairman, Mr. Femi Ajiniran.

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Nigeria Air Force bombs Boko Haram base, kills many – official

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said on Saturday that it has neutralised and set ablaze many Boko Haram structures in Urga area near Konduga in Borno State.

Governor Ishaku expresses doubts over President Buhari’s Mambilla hydropower project

Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, has expressed reservations over the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower Project approved by the Federal Executive Council.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Fed govt to repatriate gemstones export proceeds through central bank – Kayode Fayemi

The federal government has unfolded plans to ensure that the country maximise potentials in the gemstone sector to contribute to the GDP and create jobs and wealth for the citizens, even as it said that efforts are being made to ensure that gemstone export proceeds are duly repatriated.

Governor Emmanuel, Senator Akpabio eulogize Akwa Ibom House of Assembly at 25

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, have attributed the pace of development being experienced or recorded in Akwa Ibom State to the cordial relationship between the executive and the legislative arms of government.

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Lagos Assembly passes bill making Yoruba language compulsory in schools

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill making the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state.

Use of tax consultants cripples tax institutions – Ex-FIRS chief Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru

Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), said she did not engage consultancy service during her tenure in FIRS because of its long term disadvantages.

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

Police arrest couple for alleged child trafficking in Ogun

A man and his wife living on Unity Road, Mosafote, in the Ibafo area of Ogun State, have been taken into police custody for alleged trading in children.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu absent as Nigeria treason trial resumes

The leader of a pro-Biafran group that wants to break away from Nigeria failed to show up in court on Tuesday as his treason trial resumed, an AFP reporter said.