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Jamilu Gwamna: KEDCO spends millions to improve service delivery

The authorities of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has declared acquisition of modern operational facilities worth millions to boost the quality and range of power distribution with a view to improving consumers’ satisfaction.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Federal government commiserates with Ghana over ghastly road mishap

The Federal Government has commiserated with the Government and People of Ghana over the loss of more than 50 lives resulting from a head on collision involving two public transport buses.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Not even campaign will stop my school visits

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, has said not even electioneering in preparation for the February 16, 2019 election would stop him from his routine visit to schools.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said.
OSUN MOTOR PARK

Yuletide: Group wants federal government to check high fares by transporters

Concerned groups have decried the high rise in transport fares for travelers returning home to the South-East and South-South regions to celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would stage a new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria [File-Ismet Bicen-AP]

Turkey increases military deployment to Syrian border

Turkey is sending reinforcements to its border with Syria, Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles, including mounted pick-up trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area.

Official: Dental college upgraded to degree awarding institution

The Federal Government has upgraded Federal Dental College of Technology and Therapy (FDCTT), Enugu, to a degree awarding institution and promised to continue to meet its needs.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

2019: Muhammadu Buhari will defeat Atiku Abubakar – lawyer

Mr Realwan Okpanachi, a legal practitioner and political analyst, says President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential elections.
16 Senator Godswill Akpabio addressing a large crowd of youths at Ikot Ekpene plaza who turned out to receive him on his return from Enugu where he had gone to bury his grand mother-in-law. It turned out to be a political rally.

Godswill Akpabio splashes N100m business grants on constituents

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given out more than N100 million grants to small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows vehicles piled in a heap due to strong winds in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018, after typhoon Jebi hit the west coast of Japan. The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose on September 5 to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

U.S.-China trade war escalates as new tariffs kick in

The U.S. and China escalated their acrimonious trade war on Thursday, implementing punitive 25 per cent tariffs on 16 billion dollars worth of each other’s goods, even as mid-level officials from both sides resumed talks in Washington.
The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has counselled students of secondary and tertiary institutions to shun the craze for celebration of birthdays and similar social events now and concentrate on their studies

Peter Obi marks birthday with students, warns against lavish celebrations

The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has counselled students of secondary and tertiary institutions to shun the craze for celebration of birthdays and similar social events now and concentrate on their studies.
Nigeria Police

Two fake revenue collectors nabbed in Ibadan

Two members of a fake tax collection syndicate, identified as Mr. Friday Emmanuel and Mr. Oyedeji Oyekunle have been arrested by officials of the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR) in Ibadan.

Deadly clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike

Activists faced off with Nicaraguan pro-government forces in hours of deadly clashes Thursday amid a nationwide strike to protest government repression of dissent that has left at least 162 dead, including an altar boy.

Nigerian Army arrests 40 suspects, recovers 400 jerry cans of petrol from vandals

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it arrested 40 suspected vandals, cultists and impersonators and recovered over 400 jerry cans filled with petroleum products.

FirstBank introduces contactless Naira MasterCard

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced the introduction of the Contactless Naira MasterCard, added to its array of debit cards, to promote convenience, ease of transactions and the security of funds.

FRSC records 79 deaths during 2018 Easter patrol

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recorded a total of 79 deaths out of the 1,150 persons involved in road traffic crashes during the 2018 Easter celebration period.

NAFDAC partners transport unions to stop drug hawking in buses, parks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will partner with transport workers to discourage hawking of drugs inside motor parks and buses.

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Experts: Delay in passing 2019 budget will cause inflation, affect GDP

Economic and financial experts have said delay in passing the 2019 budget will cause inflation and also affect the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Lagos Chamber urges President Buhari to sign CAM bill

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Companies and Allied Matters (CAM) bill 2018 in order to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) growth.
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Minifootball association seeks support to host tournament in Nigeria

The Minifootball Association of Nigeria (MAN), Oyo State Chapter, has sought the support of Oyo State Government and football enthusiasts to harness the benefits of the game.

Minister Amaechi urges Rivers residents to shun partisan acrimony

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, like his arch political rival, Governor Nyesom Wike, has challenged Rivers State people to rise above partisan acrimony and unite in rebuilding Rivers.

Elections: Sokoto government accused of victimising civil servants

The All Progressive Congress (APC), Sokoto State chapter, has appealed to the state government to curtail alleged political victimisation of civil servants in the state.