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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ABTU

ATBU Bauchi gets new vice chancellor

The Governing Council of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Abdulazeez as the new Vice Chancellor of the university.

Minister: Railway interconnectivity may gulp $40 billion

Nigeria needs between US$36 to $40 billion to actualise the rail connectivity to all state capitals, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said on Friday.
Nigeria Police

Stray bullet kills 18-yr-old in Lagos

An 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, has been allegedly killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between suspected cultists/kidnappers and Police officers in Adamo community, Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Bala Elkana

Police raid ritualists’ den in Ikorodu, repel attack on station

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects following a raid on cultists and ritualists’ hideout in Ikorodu.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa election: 10 governorship candidates step down for Ahmadu Fintiri

With just three days left to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, more trouble seems to be brewing for APC and Governor Bindo Umaru Jibrilla in Adamawa, as 10 governorship, 16 senatorial and 9 house of representatives candidates have stepped down from their contest in support for PDP governorship candidate Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri ahead of 9th March elections.

Egypt’s Javier Aguirre names experimental squad from AFCON qualifier, Nigeria friendly

Egypt national team manager Javier Aguirre has named an experimental squad for their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger and a friendly away to Nigeria next month.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Jigawa: Farmer beats incumbent legislator, picks APC state assembly ticket

Alhaji Sani Zaburan, a small scale farmer, on Saturday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Kaugama State Constituency election in 2019 after beating the incumbent legislator Usman Masaki.

Gianluigi Buffon: My presence in Italy squad will help successor search

Gianluigi Buffon says his presence in the latest Italy squad should help bring through his eventual successor as Italy No.1 and not hinder him.

Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker was on Friday found guilty of attempted murder over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah excluded from Egypt squad for Ghana clash

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has announced his 25-man squad to face the Black Stars of Ghana in their final Group E match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next week.

Suicide bomb kills at least 50 in Somali capital Mogadishu

At least 50 people were killed and more than 80 others were wounded in what seems to be the largest suicide car bombing ever in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Police arrest 20-year-old man over London train bomb attack

Police on Monday arrested a 20-year-old man in Wales in connection with the London Underground train bombing this month, bringing the number of people in custody to four.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chairmen enlist support for President Buhari’s NDDC audit order

The forums of All Progressives Congress (APC) states’ chairmen in the Southeast and the South-south are supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) accounts.

Governor Umahi should discard Ruga plan – Ebonyi group

The Organisation of Ebonyi State Indegenes in the Diaspora (OESID) has urged Governor Dave Umahi to discard plans to establish the ruga settlement in parts of the state.
Benedict Ayade

Calabar carnival: Cross River governor calls for end to wars

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has called on nations of the world to end wars and crisis and embrace peace.

Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.