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Oyo govt offers cash rewards to 34 civil servants

The Oyo State Government on Tuesday offered cash rewards of N100,000 each, to 34 civil servants that were outstanding in the performance of their duties.

Kim Jong Un’s buddy Dennis Rodman arrested for drunk-driving

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and sometime buddy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was released from jail on Sunday after being detained overnight on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

Robbers raid Paris Ritz hotel, seize $4.75 million jewels

Robbers have raided the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris, making off with an estimated four million euros worth of jewels.

Andre Villas-Boas quits Dakar Rally after injuring back in crash

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says he is "safe and well" but disappointed after being forced to withdraw from the Dakar Rally following a crash that left him hospitalised with a back injury.

NPFL: NFF urges referees not to compromise

Sani Zubairu, Head of Referees Unit, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Tuesday urged referees to be focused and uncompromising while officiating in the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches.

Governor Wike places N640 million bounty on 32 wanted ‘cult leaders’ in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared 32 suspected cult gang leaders spread across the State wanted and is offering N20 million reward for anyone who can provide useful information that will lead to their arrest of any of them.

Manchester United exit claims “garbage” – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has branded claims he is ready to leave Manchester United at the end of the season as "garbage".

Those agitating for disbandment of SARS uninformed – CP Ogunjemilusi

The new Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, says the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, remains relevant to the overall success of the Police in combating violent crimes in Nigeria.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s motivation puts him above Lionel Messi – Roberto Carlos

Cristiano Ronaldo's professionalism and determination set him apart from Lionel Messi and Neymar, according to Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos.

Nigerian Army to remain responsive, apolitical – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the army would remain responsive and apolitical in the discharge of its constitutional duty.

NUJ condemns call for sale of some federal govt’s agencies

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, has condemned the call by a serving senator that some federal agencies should be sold.

Ex-President Obasanjo mourns late ex-minister Oluyemi Adeniji

Former President Olusegun ‎Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the death of a former Nigerian Ambassador, Oluyemi Adeniji.

Anambra guber: CNPP hails Governor Obiano’s re-election

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has hailed the reelection of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State in Saturday’s governorship election.

UK commits to addressing humanitarian crisis in North East

The UK is committed to addressing the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria, as part of efforts to support the victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the region.

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Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar mourns victims of Maiduguri blast

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Governor Ahmed dissolves Kwara state executive council

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday dissolved the state executive council.

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Bayelsa building private-sector driven economy – official

The Bayelsa state government on Monday reiterated its commitment to building a robust economy driven by economic fundamentals and private sector capital to make the state a model for others.

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N20m national jackpot winner gets cheque

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PDP chairman Uche Secondus warns APC against hate speeches

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, against hate speeches that promote disunity in Nigeria.