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Bauchi asset recovery committee indicts former governor

The Bauchi State Funds and Asset Recovery Committee has indicted the immediate past governor, Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar, for ‘‘mismanagement of state funds and violation of his oath of office during his tenure’’.

NCAA bans Apple MacBook Pro from flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NACA) has announced the ban of certain models of Apple MacBook Pro from all flights, whether as cargo, or in passengers’ carry-on luggage.
Aminu Masari

Katsina governor urges UNICEF’s support in implementation of education, health projects

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has emphasized the need for UNICEF to continue to execute laudable programmes in SHAWN, education and health sectors to improve the well-being of the people.

Adoption of agric biotechnology would end hunger in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that agricultural biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism has the potential to play a very critical role in ensuring that the country produces enough food to feed its citizens.
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HIV/AIDS: NACA plans six new zonal offices

In its bid to sustain the momentum against HIV/AIDS, the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) said it will establish six new zonal offices.
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NIMASA bags most reliable government organisation award in Ghana

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has been awarded the “Most Reliable Government Organisation of the Year” at the annual awards by the Pan African International magazine in Accra, Ghana. The organisers say the award was in recognised for “its giant achievements in the maritime sector, locally and globally.”
NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib, addressing journalists in Abuja on the milestone, attributed the success to the collective contributions of stakeholders involved in the fight against the virus, including local and international donor agencies and field workers.

Nigeria celebrate 3 years without Wild Polio Virus

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and local and international partners rolled out the drums in Abuja on Wednesday to celebrate three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.

Dolapo Osinbajo: Nigerian children are not for sale

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has warned human traffickers in the country to desist from the illicit trade of trafficking Nigerian children saying that our children are not for sale.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared Eva premium table water safe for consumption.

NAFDAC certifies Eva bottled water safe for drinking

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared Eva premium table water safe for consumption.

Task force arrests 77 during midnight raid

Operatives of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) in a midnight raid in some parts of the State over the weekend arrested 77 suspected criminals including prostitutes.
General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola (Right) briefing newsmen, with MD, GOKADA, Kayode Adegbola

Lagos begins crackdown on companies, individuals for failing to beautify setbacks

The Lagos State Government said it has begun crackdown on companies and private individuals who continuously violate the provision of the Greening laws on setbacks and perimeter fences beautification in the state.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde pledges to waive immunity for corruption trial

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday pledged to waive his immunity as the governor if brought before the proposed anti-corruption agency in the state.

ITF moves to end unemployment, trains 450,000 youths in two years

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained over 450, 000 youths in the past two years in the country with various skills to become self-reliant.
Chinelo Anohu-Amazu

House of Rep summons ex-PenCom chief

The House of Representatives, holding a public hearing on allegation of abuse, breach and violation of the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Pension Commission in its procurement activities covering October 2014 to March 2017, has again asked a former boss of the commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, to appear before it.

FRSC: 540 die, 3,383 others sustain injuries in road crashes in January

A total of 540 persons died, while 3,383 others were injured in 950 road traffic crashes across the country in January, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reported.
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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 marathon events to start early due to heat fears

Next year’s men and women’s Olympic marathon events will start at 6 a.m. local time to prevent the worst of Tokyo’s blazing summer heat, organisers said on Tuesday.
Chinedu Jideofo Ogbuagu

Marine Club urges federal government to implement maritime laws

Mr Chinedu Jideofo-Ogbuagu, the President of the Marine Club of Nigeria (MCN) has urged the Federal Government to implement the two major maritime laws that would boost the maritime economy.
he National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has dismantled a six-man methamphetamine syndicate and intercepted 309kg of ephedrine and a clandestine laboratory in Enugu and Lagos States.

NDLEA smashes methamphetamine syndicate, intercepts 309kg drug

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has dismantled a six-man methamphetamine syndicate and intercepted 309kg of ephedrine and a clandestine laboratory in Enugu and Lagos States.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.