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In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Governor Wike abolishes user-fees for treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has abolished the payments of user-fees for persons living with HIV/AIDS who want to access treatment at State-owned Health facilities.
Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court 1, sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 convicted and sentenced one Abdulrazak Lawal Adetunji to four months in prison.

Man jailed four months for internet fraud

Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court 1, sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 convicted and sentenced one Abdulrazak Lawal Adetunji to four months in prison.
Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.

Asa releases new album title ‘Good Thing’

Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.
North Korean and American officials are holding behind-the-scenes talks to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korean and American officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

Bill Cosby appeals sex attack conviction

Bill Cosby’s lawyers has formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defence contends should have been excluded.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon: Super Eagles protest unpaid bonuses ahead of Guinea clash

Nigeria’s football fans’ hope of seeing Super Eagles put the Syli Nationale of Guinea to the sword in their second group B match today may have suffered a big blow as the players protested over unpaid bonuses, yesterday.
United States president Donald Trump has criticised Megan Rapinoe for protesting during the national anthem at the Women's World Cup.

WWC: Donald Trump hits out at US star Megan Rapinoe’s national anthem protest

United States president Donald Trump has criticised Megan Rapinoe for protesting during the national anthem at the Women's World Cup.
Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (L) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the arrival of the Vice President to the United State on Sunday (23-6-19).

VP Osinbajo woos potential investors in power, agriculture, other sectors

The potential, effort and impact being made by Nigerians in technology can enable the country roll out indigenous technology solutions that can transform the global space, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
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Dollar slips on Fed prospects

The dollar hit a multi-month low against the euro and the yen on Tuesday on the prospects of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve while the safe-haven Swiss franc and gold rose on Middle East tensions.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Kannywood is on the brink of collapse – actor

A kannywood actor, Zaharadden Sani, has called on the Nigerian government to urgently look into the Kannywood film industry as it is in the brink of total collapse.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump dismisses UN request to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

President Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi

Iran: US cyber attack unsuccessful

An Iranian minister said Monday that the US was unsuccessful in its cyber attacks against Iran this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone.

VP Osinbajo arrives US for meeting with Pence, others

Mr Osinbajo and members of his entourage arrived the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m. Nigerian time) and was received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Sylvanus Nsofor

VP Osinbajo departs for US, to meet Mike Pence, others

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Saturday, departed for United States, where is scheduled to meet Vice President Mike Pence and other key groups and interests in the country.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 9, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping leaving a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. President Donald Trump on September 18, 2018 accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries' escalating trade war. "China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me," Trump tweeted.Trump's comments came a day after he targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week, drawing an immediate vow of retaliation from Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI

Trade war: US blacklists more Chinese companies

The U.S. Commerce Department barred five additional Chinese entities from buying American-made products, in a move that risks inflaming tensions ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to restart trade talks.
[FILES] US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks in the Rose Garden of the White House after listening to US President Donald Trump speak during an event in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US poised to tighten sanctions on Iran over terror financing

The United States is set to increase pressure on Iran for failing to head off funds to terrorists, threatening new sanctions if Tehran fails to comply, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
A US Navy Global Hawk surveillance drone. Erik Hildebrandt-US Navy

Donald Trump triggers anxiety over possible Iran attack

US President Donald Trump left journalists guessing on Thursday over whether the United States would hit Iran in retaliation for the shooting down of an American military drone.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC re-arraigns American for defrauding three Nigerians of $1.2 million

The EFCC on Thursday re-arraigned an American, Marco Ramirez, at an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $1.2 million under the pretext of securing green cards for them.

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NIRSAL facilitates N2 billion loan to boost cocoa export in Ondo

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is providing Agro Traders Limited, a Cocoa processing and export company in Ondo State, with 50% Credit Risk Guarantee (CTG) for N2 billion working capital to export 22,000 metric tons of cocoa.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army kills 24 criminals, arrests 61

1 Division Nigerian Army on Wednesday said, it has killed 24 criminal elements during its operation Harbin Kunama III in Kano, Kaduna and Niger states within one month of operation.
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Deputy speaker urges workers to make Nass conducive for lawmakers

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Idris Wase, has urged workers in the National Assembly to create an enabling working environment for members of the federal parliament.

Itse Sagay: Senators’ monthly pay is N15 million

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked Senate President Ahmed Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, adding that senators earn N15m monthly and not N750,000 as claimed by the Senate President.

UNODC: 10 million Nigerians use cannabis

The United Nations on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said cannabis is the most widely used drug globally with an estimated 188 million people having used the drug in the previous year.