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Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

The killing of an investigative journalist in India's north-eastern state of Tripura on Tuesday has sparked outrage, with concerns about safety of media persons reporting from remote areas.


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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.

NAHCON refunds N820 million to 2017 pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday said it has released N820,283,965 as refunds to State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Boards and agencies for 2017 Hajj operations.

VAIDS: Tax evaders’ll be exposed – Tunde Fowler

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, has urged members of the Institue of Directors (IoD) to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Joseph Kabila

Switzerland has imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down.

Ministry, stakeholders harp on protecting children against violence

The Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs and Social Development in partnership with stakeholders have organised a sensitisation and awareness seminar for secondary school students aimed at protecting children against violence.

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Bolaji Akinola: Governor Amosun has transformed Ogun

A maritime expert and community leader in Ifo-Ewekoro area of Ogun, Mr Bolaji Akinola, has commended Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State for bringing about an “enduring transformation of the state’’.

Why I was invited by EFCC – Enugu APC chair

The Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Ben Nwoye, has attributed his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to a petition accusing him of diverting the sum of N20.4m belonging to the party by two women.

Meter manufacturers task central bank on single digit interest rate

The Electricity Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria to establish an intervention fund at single digit interest rate for members to enable them to compete with manufacturers in other countries.

Two men in court for allegedly defrauding Catholic priests of N42m

Two persons, Greg Okojie and Monday Ahunwa, were yesterday arraigned before a magistrate’s court in Benin, the Edo State capital, for allegedly defrauding 11 reverend fathers of N42 million through their ‘wonder bank’ scheme.

Governor Akeredolu to open rural communities with 500km access roads

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of his administration to constructing 500 kilometres access roads to link farms to the city.