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Nigerian actor ‘drowns in swimming pool’

A fast-rising Nollywood screenwriter, actor and director, Kagho Akpor, reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on Tuesday.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fixes July 3 for ‘N3.6 billion fraud’ trial of ex-NDDC director

The Federal High Court in Lagos, fixed July 3, for the continuation in the trial of a former Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Tuoyo Omatsuli.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA approves N1.2 billion to pay retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved the release of N1.28 billion for the payment of FCT retirees.
Sunday Adefonou Anani

Togolese cook jailed for life for killing boss

The Lagos State High Court on Tuesday sentenced a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, to life imprisonment for the murder of his boss and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Switch Ltd, Ope Bademosi.

Benue rejects federal government settlements for herdsmen

The Benue State Government has rejected the proposed RUGA settlement for herdsmen by the Federal Government in the State.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA releases N1.284 billion to pay 234 retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released One Billion Two Hundred and Eighty Four Million Naira (N1.284 billion) for the payment of FCT retirees.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA approves N1.3 billion for 247 area councils’ retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Sunday said it had approved N1.3 billion for the payment of benefits and allowances of 247 Area Councils’ retirees.
The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.

World Music Day: France holds concert in Nigeria

The Institut français du Nigéria on Saturday hosted the musical concert to celebrate this year’s World Music Day in Nigeria.

Expert: Fake drugs threat to MDG’s infant mortality reduction

Counterfeit drugs have been identified as major threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 targeted at reducing infant mortality and improved maternal health in the country.
A rice disease suspected to be Rice Blast has ravaged farmlands in Ayaya near Adabda in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Rice blast destroys farmlands in Bauchi

A rice disease suspected to be Rice Blast has ravaged farmlands in Ayaya near Adabda in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

INEC denies resignation of ICT director

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims that its Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Mr Chidi Nwafor has resigned.

Ebola: Federal government orders total health surveillance at ports, borders

The Federal Government has directed port health service officials and other relevant agencies at the points of entry to Nigeria to heighten surveillance toward ensuring that all passengers coming into the country are screened to forestall Ebola.

INEC: Our ICT director has not resigned

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dispelled rumours that Chidi Nwafor, its director of ICT, has resigned.
Piggery farmers in Delta have lauded state government’s programmes and policies designed to boost pork production to meet the protein need of the people.

Piggery farmers laud Delta government’s initiatives on pork production

Piggery farmers in Delta have lauded state government’s programmes and policies designed to boost pork production to meet the protein need of the people.
Women in Kwara State have called on the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to have mercy on women and compensate them with 50% of all government appointments in the state.

Kwara government tasked on improved healthcare

Federal Ministry of Health has advised Kwara State Government to leverage on various healthcare packages of Federal Government and health sector development partners to improve health indices in the state.

Central bank summons currency dealers, others on development in forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has summoned all authorised currency dealers for a meeting to discuss development in the foreign exchange market.

Banditry: NAF offers free medical services to 3,000 IDPs in Niger

The Nigerian Air Force says it is offering free medical services to about 3,000 victims of banditry from Chukuba and Kwaki Communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Cameroonian refugees entertaining guest with their dance steps during the 2019 World Refugees Day celebration in Ogoja, Cross River State

UNHCR: Cross River hosts 75% of Cameronian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that Cross River alone was hosting 75 per cent of the over 36,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.

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NIRSAL facilitates N2 billion loan to boost cocoa export in Ondo

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is providing Agro Traders Limited, a Cocoa processing and export company in Ondo State, with 50% Credit Risk Guarantee (CTG) for N2 billion working capital to export 22,000 metric tons of cocoa.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army kills 24 criminals, arrests 61

1 Division Nigerian Army on Wednesday said, it has killed 24 criminal elements during its operation Harbin Kunama III in Kano, Kaduna and Niger states within one month of operation.
Ahmed Idris Wase

Deputy speaker urges workers to make Nass conducive for lawmakers

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Idris Wase, has urged workers in the National Assembly to create an enabling working environment for members of the federal parliament.

Itse Sagay: Senators’ monthly pay is N15 million

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked Senate President Ahmed Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, adding that senators earn N15m monthly and not N750,000 as claimed by the Senate President.

UNODC: 10 million Nigerians use cannabis

The United Nations on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said cannabis is the most widely used drug globally with an estimated 188 million people having used the drug in the previous year.