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UDP chief Godson Okoye advocates adoption of Pidgin as national language

Mr Godson Okoye, National Chairman, United Democratic Party (UDP), has advocated the adoption of Pidgin English as Nigeria’s national language to promote unity in the country.


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Ibe Kachikwu: Passage of PIB panacea for oil sector development

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has called for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to enable investors to have clear direction for investment in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.

Niger govt releases N6.4 billion from Paris Club refund for local govt workers’ salaries

The Niger State Government announced on Thursday that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government.

Kubwa pupils die of suspected case of meningitis – FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Thursday said the death of two pupils in Kubwa, FCT, was due to suspected case of Cerebrospinal Meningitis and not food poison as believed.

Eko Disco loses N1.2 billion monthly to energy theft, commercial loss

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Thursday said it was losing over N1.2 billion monthly to energy theft and commercial losses in its network.

Landlord set own house ablaze over tenants’ refusal to pay

Angered by the non-payment of rented apartment by a tenant, a man that inherited his late father’s house, Idemudia Obamwonyi, has allegedly set the building ablaze.

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France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks

Three people were arrested in France on Tuesday for alleged links to a suspect in last year’s deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.

Tanzania civil society decries ‘unprecedented’ violations

More than a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups raised their voices on Wednesday against "unprecedented" violations of human and democratic rights under the government of President John Magufuli.

Unlikely France favourite Moussa Sissoko pleads World Cup case

A regular for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup in Russia.

William Gallas: Jose Mourinho criticism of Paul Pogba ‘will do him good’

Paul Pogba will be a stronger, better player as a result of his current struggles at Manchester United, William Gallas has told SFR Sport.

Burundians forced to sign up to vote in referendum – opposition

Burundians are being forced to sign up to vote in a May referendum on extending presidential term limits, Burundian opposition figures and residents say, although the government denies the allegations.