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Nigerian selected as finalist in Commonwealth Youth Awards

A young Nigerian, Miss Omowumi Ogunrotimi, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of her contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality, in Nigeria.

Corruption, greatest evil of our time – President Buhari tells AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time.

How I was inspired to champion campaign against corruption – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Addis Ababa described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time.

Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

SDGs: Women empowerment key to attainment goals – Bolanle Ambode

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, says women empowerment and their access to quality maternal and healthcare services are key to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Unity of member states panacea for ECOWAS development – Ousseini Tinni

Ousseini Tinni, Speaker Nigerien National Assembly says the future and development of ECOWAS region depends on the ability of member states to unite.

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Senator Kwankwaso free to leave APC – Governor Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has advised his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Suspected herdsmen kill 15-year-old boy in Kogi

Suspected Fulani herdsmen over the weekend allegedly ambushed and killed a 15-year-old boy identified as Mahmudu Audu at Guchidan village of Kupa district, Lokoja Local government area of Kogi State.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal’s punishment from Man City ‘self-inflicted’

Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final was "self-inflicted," but said VAR should have overturned the second goal for offside.

Pep Guardiola thrilled to land first trophy with Manchester City

Pep Guardiola was delighted to land his first trophy at Manchester City after winning the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal.

One killed as DR Congo police fire on banned protests

One person was killed and over 20 were injured Sunday as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down.

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Police oppose planned protest by NBA

The Lagos State Police Command has expressed its opposition to the planned protest by the Ikeja, Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Ex-Reps Speaker Ghali Na’Abba backs Governor Wike for president

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ghali Umar Na’abba, has ​urged Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, ​to contest for presidency.

Governor Al-Makura cautions religious, community leaders against hate speech

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has urged religious, community and opinion leaders to caution their followers against hate speeches capable of breaching the peace in the country.

DAPPMA gives federal govt 14-day ultimatum over N650bn subsidy debt

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) on Tuesday gave the the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to settle a N650 billion debt owed its members.

House of Reps urges federal govt to withhold $1.8 billion ear-marked for turn around...

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the Turn Around Maintenance of the nation’s four refineries on Thursday urged the Federal Government to withhold 1.8 billion dollars earmarked for the exercise.