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Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor criticised over plans to build 27 stadiums

An Owerri-based lawyer, Emperor Iwuala, has faulted plans by Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo to build 27 stadiums across the state.

Senator Wamakko to build first private university in Sokoto

Sokoto State would soon have a private university as Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has received approval from the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) to set up a university in he state.
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has urged residents of the state against being obsessd with ethnicity and religion.

Kaduna government earmarks N1.8 billion for foreign, local scholarship

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board, Jummai Dikko, said the board has earmarked over N1.8 billion for foreign and local scholarship to students from the state.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Forum debunks rumour of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s expulsion from ABU

The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has debunked rumour that the leader of the group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was expelled from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Tax appeal tribunal resolves disputes worth N10 billion

A tax Appeal Tribunal sitting in Kaduna and with jurisdiction over the North West Zone, comprising the seven states of Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Jigawa, with Umar Mohammed Adamu as Chairman, has in the last eight months since the commencement of sitting resolved tax disputes amounting to over N10billion.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”

ABU launches 32gb e-learning flash for postgraduate students

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has launched a 32GB e-learning flash for Postgraduate Students to ease access to their studies, an official said.

Tribunal: How JTF rigged polls for APC – witness

Hearing resumed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday, with a collation agent, Mr. Bukar Petrol, narrating how the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, allegedly rigged election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno State.

Ebonyi poultry farmers appeal for government assistance to boost production

Some poultry farmers in Abakaliki have appealed to federal and the state government to assist them with grants or loans to enable them to boost their production capacity.
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GOtv Boxing Night 19 holds in Lagos

The 19th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 19) will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday, 14 July.
Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

Speaker: Nasarawa Assembly passed 40 bills, 80 resolutions in four years

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Thursday says it passed over 40 bills and 80 resolutions between 2015 and 2019.

BudgIT: Federal government should privatise state-owned refineries

BudgIT has called on President Buhari to privatize all government-owned refineries while also fully deregulate the petroleum downstream sector.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

Police confirm killing of NDLEA official in Lafia

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the killing of Mr Dennis Onoja, an official of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by unknown persons in Lafia.
Abdullahi Sule

Governor Sule: I will prioritise security, revamp civil service

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Wednesday said his administration would prioritize security and equip the state civil service system for good governance of the state.

Ogun suspected kidnapper arrested in Onitsha

A 20-year old man, Chinwetalu Oranu, has been arrested by the Anambra state police over alleged abduction of one Obiora Okonkwo in Agbara industrial layout, Ogun State.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.

Lagos deputy governor-elect loses father

The Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.
The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of disliking people of Ijebu extraction in the state.

Oba Adetona: Governor Amosun doesn’t like Ijebu

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of disliking people of Ijebu extraction in the state.
Herdsmen

Four feared killed as farmers, herders clash in Ogun

About four persons have been reportedly killed as suspected herdsmen and farmers clashed in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Kidnap Victim

Suspected kidnappers abduct Daura district head

Katsina State came under heavy fire of bandits Wednesday as the District Head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, was abducted by four gunmen.
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari: Katsina government spends N25 billion on gratuities, pensions

The Katsina State Government says it has so far spent about N25 billion on the payment of gratuities and pensions of retirees in the state since 2015 to date.

Tribunal begins hearing of N6 billion tax evasion case against Ahmadu Bello university

The North West Tax Appeal Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Tuesday began hearing of N6.1 billion tax evasion case brought against Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, by the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS).
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote donates 2,160-bed hostel to Ahmadu Bello University

AFRICA’S foremost businessman and Aliko Dangote Foundation Chairman Alhaji Aliko Dangote donated at the weekend a 2,160-bed space hostel complex to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.

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West Ham boss won’t rule out re-signing Marko Arnautovic

Reports have surfaced linking forward Arnautovic, who thrived under Moyes during his first spell in charge of West Ham, with a return to the club.
VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

Karius has spent this season on loan with Union Berlin, though has spent the campaign largely on the bench. The goalkeeper has played 5 matches for the Berlin team and conceded 4 goals.
Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente, but with Los Rojiblancos demanding a minimum of €80m for the Spanish international, Arambarri is a much cheaper alternative.
Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.

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Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has revealed.

Barcelona reach agreement to sign Eric Garcia from Manchester City

Garcia will move to Camp Nou on a free transfer when his current contract at City expires at the end of June.
Antonio Guterres

UN: De-escalation ‘an absolute must’ in Israel-Palestine conflict

UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on Wednesday that de-escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict was “an absolute must”, saying that the mounting death toll, including children, is totally unacceptable.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest suspects over murders in Osun

A statement by the State Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said that about 30 hoodlums at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, attacked the residence of Wakili Olayiwola in Ede, Osun, shooting sporadically into the house before setting a car ablaze.
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Nigerian government appoints new coordinator for NG-CARES support unit

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).

PDP: Robbery attempt in Aso Rock shows President Buhari can’t secure Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party says the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock on Monday shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria.