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Residents render homeless as rainstorm destroys Ekiti communities

Nany residents of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, and Ikere Ekiti, headquarters of Ikere Local Government, have been rendered homeless, following a heavy rainstorm that left property worth millions destroyed.

Senator Okorocha gives Governor Ihedioha seven-day ultimatum to show proof of ‘stolen vehicles’

The former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has given the Imo state government, a seven-day ultimatum to substantiate the allegation that his wife and family members made away with 57 vehicles another property belonging to the state.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Central bank anchor-borrower a loan scheme, not a free package

All Farmers Association (AFAN), Kaduna State has cautioned farmers on the CBN Anchor-Borrower Programe, saying it is a loan scheme meant to empower Nigerian farmers.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.

Eid-El Kabir: 54 die as FRSC arrests 5,713 traffic offenders nationwide

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it recorded a seven per cent decrease in road traffic crashes and 12 per cent reduction in fatalities during the 2019 Eid-El Kabir special patrol operations.

Governor Ganduje names Kabiru Shehu named new Kano HoS

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has appointed Dr Kabiru Shehu as the Head of Service of Kano State.

Federal government urged to sell Ajaokuta steel company

Manufacturers and experts have said privatisation of Ajaokuta Steel Company will yield better dividends than the facility being run by the government.
Max Air

Max Air: Why we downscaled operations

The Management of Max Air Limited has explained why it recently downscaled it’s flight operations across destinations.
Max Air

MaxAir: Why we reduced flight operations

The Management of Max Air Limited has explained that the recent reduction of its flight operations was due to mandatory maintenance checks.

Jubilation in Zamfara after Supreme Court voided APC primaries

All parts of Zamfara State have erupted in jubilation following the Supreme Court judgement which voided the primaries of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi Ghariokwu: Most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities

A veteran artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, has condemned the lyrical contents of most Nigerian music which he says are very evasive of the realities in our society.

Suspected cultists vandalise, loot property worth millions in Calabar

Suspected cultists in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State have vandalised and looted property estimated at several millions of naira in the city.
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UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Britain’s business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be “disastrous” for the country, as fractious MPs prepare to vote on a contentious Brexit deal.
Felix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi declared winner of Congo election

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of 30 December presidential election, a result that sets the stage for the country’s first democratic transfer of power.

Christian Chukwu: Former president Shehu Shagari changed face of football in Nigeria

Super Eagles legend, Christian Chukwu (MON), has paid glowing eulogy to former President Shehu Aliyu Shagari, who died on December 28, 2018 and was buried two days later in his village in Sokoto State.
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Police arrests four over Abule-Egba petroleum pipeline fire

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four suspected pipeline vandals in connection with the inferno that occurred at Abule Egba last Wednesday.
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Korea issues 1,424 visas to Nigerians in two years

The Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Lagos, In-Taek Kim, said on Thursday that 1,424 Nigerians were issued visas to Korea in 2017 and in the first nine months of this year.

Godwin Obaseki launches Edo Security Trust Fund

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday launched the state’s Security Trust Fund/Security Architecture.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.