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Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

Ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s health now in stable condition – family

The family of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, on Monday night gave an update to the ailing health of the elder statesman saying he is now much better.

EFCC clears Onnoghen as CJN says he’s open to probe

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Wednesday that he was not aware of his reported ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Governor Obiano vows to send corrupt govt officials to jail

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that he will personally ensure that any corrupt official in his government is jailed.

Transformation in Africa driven by ambitious businessmen, women – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the transformation in Africa was driven by its ambitious businessmen and women stepping beyond national boundaries to global sphere.

Landlord in court for allegedly punching off tenant’s son’s teeth

A landlord, Segun Abiodun, who allegedly beat up his tenant’s son and punched off his teeth for not greeting him, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Niger govt gives free education to 175 out of school children

The Niger State Government on Wednesday said it had started sponsoring 175 out-of-school children in various public primary and secondary schools in Minna.

2019: Ogun Speaker declares governorship ambition

The Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, on Wednesday, announced his intention to contest for governor in 2019.

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Emir Sanusi’s comments on Taraba clashes most unfortunate – Governor Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has denied the allegations by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, that there was genocide against Fulani herdsmen by some political leaders, especially in Taraba, claiming that these killings were causing anxiety.

Enugu cleric backs Donald Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

Amid the condemnations that have followed the United States President Donald Trump’s description of African nations as ‘shithole countries,’ an Enugu cleric, Pastor Polycarp Ugwu, on Sunday said there was nothing wrong with the remark.

10 feared dead, several injured in gas station explosion in Lagos

Gas tanks at the Second Coming gas station in the Magodo area of Lagos exploded on Monday resulting in an inferno.

Seven children die after eating sea turtle

Seven children died of food poisoning after eating sea turtle, officials in Madagascar said on Wednesday.

SSCE: Ebonyi govt bans migration of students from public to private schools

The Ebonyi State Government has banned students migration from public schools to private schools for West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).