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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.

Senator Akpabio restates commitment to quality education

The immediate past Akwa Ibom Governor tasked beneficiaries of the scholarship and bursary grants to renew their commitments to their studies, noting that hardwork, honesty and determination were virtues required of them as they position to lead the future of the district.

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Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

The Debt Management Office says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription bonds worth N70 billion on December 19.
Dortmund’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
Gina Haspel

CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.