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Victor Oye: APGA will win Nasarawa governorship in 2019

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Victor Oye, has expressed the readiness of the party to do everything humanly possible to win the governorship election in Nasarawa State in the 2019 general elections.

Southern Kaduna indigenes tasked on self-defence

Southern Kaduna People in the Diaspora (SOKAD) has urged the inhabitants of troubled communities in the southern part of the state to defend themselves against further attacks by Fulani herdsmen and unknown gunmen.

Tanzania-flagged ship seized with 1.6 tonnes of cocaine

A Tanzania-flagged ship was intercepted carrying 1.6 tonnes of cocaine last week in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bwari crisis: Chieftaincy tussle, religion not cause of problem – Musa Dikko

The Chairman, Bwari Area Council, FCT, Mr Musa Dikko, on Thursday said the Christmas Day violent crisis in the district has no religious undertone.

Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau appears in video amid surge in attacks

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season.

15 dead in suicide attack on Afghan funeral

A suicide attacker blew himself up at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 15 mourners and wounding another 14, officials said, capping a deadly year for civilians.

NEMA gives relief items to displaced persons in Bwari

Following the communal clash that occurred in Bwari community, Bwari Area Council, Abuja, on Christmas Day, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has handed out relief items to people displaced by the conflict.

Suicide bomber kills six in Borno market

A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in a crowded market in northern Nigeria, killing six people, security sources said, blaming the attack on the Boko Haram jihadist group.

Bwari council assures of peace as normalcy returns to town after crisis

The Chairman, Bwari Area Council, Musa Dikko, has assured residents of the area of peace, while normalcy is gradually returning to the town after the Christmas day crisis.

Who Presidential documentary ‘epp?’

Confronted with a front page report quoting the National Bureau of Statistics as estimating that eight million Nigerians had become unemployed between January 2016 and September 30, 2017, Adesina suggested that Nigerians should be grateful that the administration allowed the NBS do its job.

British govt begs Prince Harry, fiancée not to invite Barack Obamas to avoid offending...

Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle reportedly want to invite former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama to their wedding in May, but government officials in the United Kingdom are worried such a move could anger the current U.S. president.

Salva Kiir promises new dawn of peace in South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised a new dawn of peace and stability in 2018.

Fuel scarcity: DPR sanctions filling stations, dispenses petrol for free

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed a filling station in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above N145 and gave out the product free to motorists.

Voting ends in contentious Liberia presidential run-off election

Liberia voted Tuesday in a delayed but peaceful run-off election for a new president, contested by former international footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai.

Only one person died in Enugu multiple-vehicle collision – FRSC

Federal Road Safety Corps on Tuesday confirmed that only one person died in the Christmas Day multiple accident which occurred at the NNPC Mega Filling Station at Naira Triangle, Enugu.

President Buhari urged to deal with those responsible for current fuel scarcity

Nigerians have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with those responsible for the current scarcity of petrol.

President Kiir promises new dawn of peace in South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised a new dawn of peace and stability in 2018.

Senator Akpabio celebrates Christmas with prisons inmates

The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, visited the Ikot Ekpene Prisons, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, to celebrate the Christmas with the inmates.

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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
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David Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, warned employers of labour over rejection of corps members posted to their organisations by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Police nab four suspected robbers in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.

Abdulfatah Ahmed alleges APC importing unknown persons to disrupt Kwara by-election

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state, especially residents of Irepodun, Oke Ero, Isin and Ekiti Federal Constituency of their safety and security during next Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.