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Jimi Lawal: Why I want to be Ogun governor

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State, Otunba Jimi Lawal, has said if voted into power, his focus would be free education, economic development of the people, affordable health care and infrastructural development.

Nasarawa community flags off 6.5km road construction

Ezhiba community in Nasarawa State, has embarked on the construction of the 6.5 kilometre Akwanga/Akpata/Ezhiba road to boost the socio-economic activities in the area.

Governor Fayose, others in Anambra as Willie Obiano takes oath for second term

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the second term inauguration of Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, on Saturday.

Governor El-Rufai: APC must punish indiscipline, violations of party spirit

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that the APC must stop portraying itself as a party of anything goes, and must take strong action to punish factionalisation and indiscipline.

Ehanire Osagie: Federal govt committed to ending medical tourism

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, says the Federal Government is committed to improved standard of health facilities in the country to discourage patients from medical tourism.

UN to seek $1 billion for Rohingya refugee effort in Bangladesh

UN officials said Sunday that nearly $1 billion will be needed this year to feed and care for the roughly one million Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in southeastern Bangladesh.

Governor Akeredolu vows to deal with corrupt health officials

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday threatened to deal with healthcare workers indulging in sharp practices in the State Primary Healthcare Development Board.

Donald Trump’s economic adviser to quit over planned controversial tariffs

US White House National Economic Council Director, Gary Cohn, is set to resign from his post following President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium.

NMA shuts down healthcare centres in Kogi

The Nigerian Medical Association in Kogi State on Thursday said all healthcare facilities in the state would remain shut until all its minimum demands are met.

No employment opportunities in China for Nigerians – envoy

Mr Wale Oloko, the Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, on Monday admonished young Nigerians aspiring to travel to China for employment purposes to look elsewhere.

Over 90% of Nigerians not captured by NHIS – Usman Yusuf

Prof. Yusuf Usman, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has said that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered.

Another set of NHIS workers rally in support of reinstated executive secretary

Some workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, on Monday pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.

Angela Merkel ready for ‘painful compromises’ to seal govt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Tuesday she is prepared to make "painful compromises" in a final round of talks to seal a coalition deal for her fourth term and end months of political limbo in Europe's top economy.

We’re eager to come home and invest – US-based Nigerians

A group of accomplished Nigerian professionals in the U.S. have expressed their eagerness to come home and invest in the Nigerian economy to fast–track the development of the country.


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Police free Mali consul’s wife after held by man in Barcelona

Police on Monday freed the wife of Mali's honorary consul in Barcelona after a man from the African country seeking to be allowed out of Spain held her for five hours, police said.

China vows to punish Taiwan for separatism

President Xi Jinping of China, on Tuesday, warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separating from the country.

Another parcel blast reported in Texas

A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said, two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

Dump fire: Lagos government advises Olusosun residents to relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked residents around the dump at the Olusosun area of Ojota, in the state capital, to relocate in order to prevent health hazards associated with inhalation of smoke billowing from the dump.

JAMB releases 2018 UTME results

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Senator Agboola: Ex-Governor Ladoja playing God in Oyo politics

The immediate past Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola, yesterday, said the role being played by the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the PDP portended danger for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

GTBank announces full year 2017 profit before tax of N200.24 billion

The foremost institutional Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has released its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.

ECN: Nigeria power generation to hit 100,000mw by 2030

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.

2019: Nigerians urged to get their permanent voter cards

A pro-democracy group, Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) has urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Atletico Madrid thrash Lokomotiv, ease into Europa League quarterfinal

Fernando Torres scored twice as Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid hammered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in Russia to advance to the quarterfinal stage.