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Senator Abdullahi Adamu

Senator Adamu urges Nigerians to shun ethnic, religious sentiments

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa), has urged Nigerians to shun ethnic and religious sentiments and embrace one another in order to move the country forward.

Presidency: No sin in having a cabal

The Presidency has again reacted to claims by some partisans and analysts that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been hijacked and now at the mercy of a power-hungry cabal, saying no president can operate alone without having a team of close confidants.

Two Customs officers shot dead in Niger

The Nigeria Customs Service Niger Area command, on Tuesday, confirmed the killing of two officers of the command by armed gunmen while on duty.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Blaming VP Osinbajo for DSS’ misconduct is mischievous – Richard Akinola, others tell Femi...

A veteran journalist and lawyer, Dr. Richard Akinola, has faulted lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) over his statement that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should discipline all lawyers in the Buhari administration over conduct of officers of the Department of State Service (SSS) at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
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Sacking of four workers draws angry reactions at Google

Google on Monday fired four employees on the grounds they violated data security policies, prompting ire among colleagues concerned it was retaliation for worker organising.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Controller confirms inmate’s death at correctional centre

The Controller, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Akwa Ibom, Mr Alex Oditah, on Saturday confirmed that an inmate died in Eket Correctional Centre.
Leona Goddard, 35, wanted to settle down and have a family but felt she could not even have a social life because of her unpredictable work hours and extra responsibility.

Nurse kills self after workload stopped her from having family

A dedicated nurse took her own life after the stress of 12-hour hospital shifts left her unable to lead a life of her own, an inquest has heard.

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks on fifty soldiers in Mali

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.

UNIPORT unveils policy document on sex for grades

The federal government is embarrassed by increased allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s tertiary institutions, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said.
Markson Fefegha, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, has resigned his appointment in the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson ahead of the governorship election slated for November 16.

Bayelsa guber: Former commissioner returns to PDP

The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Honorable Markson Fefegha, who resigned his appointment has rescinded the decision.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Moscow woos Africa with cash, security

Russia President Vladmir Putin says Moscow will encourage African countries to table their own development proposals for discussion during the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit that opens on Wednesday October 23.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

Russia-Africa summit: Moscow wants ‘solid package of proposals’ from Nigeria,others

Russia says it is expecting African governments and businesses to come to Sochi summit with a “solid package of proposals” on expanding ties with the continent.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the family, management and staff of the Nation Newspaper over the death of Mr. Dele Agekamah who passed on Friday night at the age of 60.

Ogun governor mourns Dele Agekamah’s demise

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the family, management and staff of the Nation Newspaper over the death of Mr. Dele Agekamah who passed on Friday night at the age of 60.
“Obviously, there were failings because three men and a woman have been killed,’’ the minister, Christophe Castaner, told TF1 television of a rampage by a man armed with a knife at the main Paris Police Headquarters on Thursday.

French minister rejects resignation calls over police killings

France’s Interior Minister rejected opposition calls for his resignation on Sunday but acknowledged opportunities had been missed to prevent the killing of four police personnel by a radicalised colleague.
News Agency of Nigeria NAN

Soldiers detain NAN photojournalist at EFCC convocation

A photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Ibrahim Bashir has been detained by soldiers at the venue of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) convocation in Kaduna.
Kidnappers operating in Ogun staged a daring rescue bid for their arrested colleagues on Wednesday, but they paid for it, police said.

Three killed as ‘kidnappers’ ambush police to free colleagues

Kidnappers operating in Ogun staged a daring rescue bid for their arrested colleagues on Wednesday, but they paid for it, police said.

Suspended Delta employees threaten to shut down Asaba

Over 3,000 civil servants suspended from the Delta civil service in June 2015 have threatened to shut down the state if Governor Ifeanyi Okowa does not fulfil his promise of re-engaging them into the service within one month.

Car wash operator gets four years for car theft

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has sentenced a 23-year-old car wash operator, Adeyemi Adetula, to four years imprisonment for stealing a car valued at N3million.

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Lagos council chief passes on

A senior officer of the council, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the death, saying, “he has been battling with an undisclosed illness since December last year before he finally succumbed to the cold hands of death.
Edinson Cavani

Jose Mourinho wants Kylian Mbappe in Tottenham, silent on Edinson Cavani

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is giving nothing away on a potential exit for Christian Eriksen but wants Kylian in the club.
Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Brendan Rodgers has insisted Leicester’s recent loss to Premier League champions Manchester City was just a “bump in the road” as they prepare for the visit of leaders Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers: Wilfred Ndidi has made ‘miraculous recovery’ from injury

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has made “a miraculous recovery” after undergoing a minor surgery for a knee injury.
Libya's oil state energy firm, the National Oil Corporation (NOC)

US calls for immediate resumption of Libya oil operations

The United States on Tuesday called for an immediate resumption of Libya’s lifeline oil exports that have been blocked by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar since last week.