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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.

Radiographers furious over inclusion of non professionals in training

Members of a professional body of radiographers in Nigeria, the Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON), have threatened to seek legal measures against the Registrar of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) and the Head of Institute of RRBN.

Presidency uncovers drug cartels in military, police formations

For a long time, the use of hard drugs by personnel of the Nigerian armed forces has been a subject of speculations, even in clear cases of disturbing patterns of behaviours–such as the inexplicable cases of soldiers who killed colleagues and superior officers and ended up killing themselves.

Senator Ndume: Senate president election was free, fair

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”

Mudashiru Obasa returns unoposed as Lagos speaker

Immediate past Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has been returned as speaker of the 9th Assembly.
Tunji Bello

Tunji Bello: Why ex-Governor Ambode failed to win over Lagosians, APC

The outgone Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello, has said that the main drawback of the departed Akinwunmi Ambode administration is the government’s inability to apply enough emotional intelligence in its dealings.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Population: We are sitting on a time bomb – Governor Yari

The outgoing Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, says the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb and must be addressed.

Ibinabo Fiberesima: Nigerian entertainers care less about their health

Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has said it is worrisome that Nigerian entertainers give little or no attention to their health.
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber after his gang engaged the police in gun battle.

One arrested as police, robbers clash in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber after his gang engaged the police in gun battle.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Kwara REC: Some RECs, INEC staff corrupt

Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mallam Garba Attahiru, has said some of his colleagues, as well as some staff of the Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) are corrupt.
The family of Faye Mooney, a 29-year-old British aid worker killed in Nigeria by kidnappers, have paid tribute to her bravery and belief in societal change that “took her to places others feared”.

British tourist killed in Kaduna identified

The woman killed during the recent attack on Kajuru Castle has been named by the British high commission as Faye Mooney.

Senators reject bill seeking to phase out petrol cars

Senators on Wednesday rejected a bill aiming to phase out petrol vehicles and introduce electric cars in the country in 2035.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’