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CBN, NDIC, others raise alarm over low-insurance patronage

Tackling low-insurance patronage in the country was the focal point of Friday when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and other members of the financial sector brainstormed in Abuja to unveil a new policy on deepening financial inclusion.

NiMet predicts sunny, dust hazy, partly cloudy weather for Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny, dust hazy and partly cloudy weather conditions over most parts of the country.
Flying Eagles at the U20 WAFU Cup in Togo

Flying Eagles, Saudi Arabia friendly match canceled

The Flying Eagles’ supposed friendly match with Saudi Arabia fixed for the Asian land next week Tuesday has been canceled.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises to find lasting solution to herders-farmers crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja appealed to cattle herders and farmers throughout the country to accommodate and tolerate one another, saying his administration was working towards finding a lasting solution to herders’ violence.

Anambra distributes 1,500 footballs for 2019 season, upgrade stadia

No fewer than 45,000 youths in Anambra will take part in the 2019 football season which is holding from November 2018 to May 2019.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC: Road fatality down by 18% in 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps said fatality on the nation’s highways reduced by 18.6 per cent in 2018, according to its end-of-year special patrol report.

Federal government, women traders begin campaign against illegal food importation, chemicals

The Federal Government in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Traders have commenced a campaign to discourage illegal importation of food and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food items.
The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.

Court grants Senator Melaye bail on health grounds

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to Nigerian lawmaker Senator Dino Melaye, who was being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

INEC: We’re overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is overwhelmed by the current rush by eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) few days to the election.

Uche Secondus: APC putting President Buhari under undue pressure

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has called on the All Progressives Congress and members of what he described as a cabal in the Presidency, not to kill President Muhammadu Buhari with undue pressure.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

Election: Coalition of progressive parties adopts President Buhari

Coalition of Progressive Political Parties Friday in Abuja endorsed the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari for February 16, 2019 presidential election.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

NASRDA: Total lunar eclipse to take place on Monday

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Charges against Justice Onnoghen not tenable – lawyer

A senior lawyer in the FCT, Mr. Realwan Okpanachi, says the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, are not tenable.
Atiku Abubakar

Federal government links Atiku Abubakar to collapse of Bank PHB

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, of being an accomplice to the collapse of Bank PHB.

NAPTIP to conduct surveillance on trafficking-emdemic areas

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it will scale up its efforts to prevent the scourge of human trafficking in Nigeria by carrying out surveillance activities of areas that are endemic.

DHQ announces date for Alex Badeh’s burial

The Defence Headquarters has announced the date for the burial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).
Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria

NRC disowns website selling Abuja-Kaduna route tickets

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has denied online sale of tickets on Abuja-Kaduna route.

JAMB registers over 300,000 candidates in one week

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered over 300,000 candidates for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.