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Nigerian insurers cede over $46.2bn risks abroad

Nigerian insurance companies ceded over $46.2 billion to international insurance companies out of a total sum insured of $146.2 billion risks of top 11 companies in 2018.
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.”

NMA: Why 60 percent of Kaduna doctors are leaving

The Nigerian Medical Association of Nigeria, NMA, has expressed worries over the mass migration of doctors employed into Kaduna State Civil Service to other states and countries in search of greener pastures.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.

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.
Newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, expressed sadness that myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.

Why new NHIS boss Mohammed Sambo wants staff sacked

Newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, expressed sadness that myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.

NCDMB, Danvic Petroleum acquire $1.2 million training software for varsities

In its quest to boost technological advancement in Nigeria, the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Danvic Petroleum International Nigeria have secured a $1.2 million, (N610 million), seismic interpretation software and geosciences workstations for six Nigerian universities as a way of boosting knowledge in oil and gas exploration in Nigeria.

Anambra gets new police commissioner

John Abang has assumed office as the 28th Commissioner of Police in Anambra State Police Command.

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.

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.
Muhammad Ali Pate

Ex-minister Ali Pate gets World Bank, Harvard appointments

Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, has received two appointments from the World Bank Group and the public health graduate school of Harvard University: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Governor Abubakar mourns death of police affairs minister

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has condoled the family and people of the state over the death of one time minister of Police Affairs, Dr Ibrahim Lame.
Ibrahim Yakubu Lame

Former minister Yakubu Lame passes on in Abuja

Lame, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and governorship aspirant in Bauchi state died at a private hospital in Abuja on Saturday night.
Nollywood

Nollywood: Scholar calls for creation of film villages

A university lecturer, Dr Rasheedah Liman, has called for the establishment of Film Villages in different zones of the country to ensure ease of shooting movies by filmmakers.

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.

University of Maiduguri gets new vice-chancellor amidst controversy

The Governing Council of the University of Maiduguri has announced the appointment of the Aliyu Shugaba, a professor, as the next Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

41st Convocation: Ahmadu Bello university to honour Aliko Dangote, Hassan Sunmonu

The authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, will confer a Honorary Doctorate Degree on Alhaji Aliko Dangote during its 41st convocation slated for Saturday, April 27.

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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu a polite warning

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday, described the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg Germany as a ‘courageous act’.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Ohanaeze: Senator Ekweremadu doesn’t deserve the embarrassment

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has criticised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Germany on Saturday.

Catholic bishop condemns prayer ban in Anambra markets

Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Anambra state, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has kicked against the recent ban on prayers in markets across the state.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed Riyad Mahrez started on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur because he needed to see Bernardo Silva in action.

Pep Guardiola: Why Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez did not start against Tottenham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed Riyad Mahrez started on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur because he needed to see Bernardo Silva in action.
Three robbers operating in Ogun Long Bridge, Isheri, Ojodu - Berger and Agidingbi, Ikeja were yesterday arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and two android phones which they had robbed were retrieved from them.

RRS nabs three traffic robbers

Three robbers operating in Ogun Long Bridge, Isheri, Ojodu - Berger and Agidingbi, Ikeja were yesterday arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and two android phones which they had robbed were retrieved from them.