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NAFDAC bans use of methyl bromide as fumigant

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has banned the use of methyl bromide as fumigant in Nigeria.
Muhtari Aminu-Kano

NCF chief advocates forest governance to curb farmers-herders clashes, insecurity

The Director-General of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Monday blamed the lack of forest governance for the insecurity and cases of farmers/herders clashes across the country.

Appeal court chides DSS, orders ex-NSA Dasuki’s release

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared the detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki, by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional and ordered his release on conditional bail.

Methodist archbishop urges women to be obedient

The Archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Archdiocese of Lagos Mainland, Rev. Obafemi Adeleye, has advised women to be obedient to God.The Archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Archdiocese of Lagos Mainland, Rev. Obafemi Adeleye, has advised women to be obedient to God.

Lagos chamber: Central bank lending rate will normalise credit market, economic growth

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the lending policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will normalise the credit markets, spur economic growth and broaden the interface between entrepreneurs and the banking industry.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Lokpobiri sure of APC ticket – campaign

Director-General of the Senator Heineken Lokpobiri Campaign, Mr. Warman Ogoriba, at the weekend said the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture was sure of winning the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State.
Rugby Ball

Teachers, games masters urged to get kids into rugby

Teachers and games masters selected from public primary and secondary schools across Lagos Island were introduced to the rudiments of rugby in order to get the kids into the sport.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara government houses over 100 rescued kidnap victims

The Zamfara State Government says it is housing more than 109 rescued kidnap victims at the Government House, Gusau, having recently regained freedom from their abductors.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC bans importation, manufacturing, hawking of Sniper 100ml packs

Concerned about the recent trend in the abuse and misuse of 100ml of Sniper insecticide and other brands of Agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos to carry out suicide, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned with immediate effect, the importation and manufacture of 100 ml pack size of Sniper and other agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos.

NAFEST: Nigeria needs officials like Segun Runsewe – Oba Ewuare II

His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has extolled the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Medium scale enterprises drop by 60 per cent – survey

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has indicated that Medium scale enterprises dropped significantly by about 60 per cent, due to economic recession that spanned through 2017.
India’s Delhi Police have arrested a Nigerian over serial cases of cheating which involved luring and stinging victims on Facebook.

Ten Nigerians escape from India jail

Ten yet-to-be identified Nigerians detained in a prison in Noida, Uttar Pradesh in India have escaped from jail.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) previews the crunchy tie between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and North African giants Algeria.

Afcon: Can Super Eagles soar above high-flying Algeria?

As the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) reaches its semi-finals stage, there are already upsets and slip ups.

Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa needs a development–oriented governor

A governorship aspirant on the plank of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, says Bayelsans are prepared to have a governor who will work to attract more development to the state and change its fortune.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO inaugurates Global Media Defense Fund for journalists’ safety

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has warmly welcomed the establishment of a new Global Media Defense Fund at the initiative of the United Kingdom and Canada and their respective pledges of £3 million ($3.8m) over five years and of 1 million Canadian Dollars ($765,000) to the Fund.
Udinese defender William-Troost Ekong has hailed the Super Eagles following their 2-1 victory over South Africa in the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON).

Afcon: Super Eagles’ unpredictable approach made the difference – Gbenga Elegbeleye

Gbenga Elegbeleye, former Director-General, National Sports Commission, says the Super Eagles overcame their opponents at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) because their opponents find it difficult to read the Super Eagles’ game.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Governor Matawalle: Kidnap victims released unconditionally in Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says bandits now release their kidnap victims willingly without financial or other conditions.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF tasks PHD candidates on research works to solve challenges

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has urged selected candidates for the 2019 overseas PHD scholarship programme to focus on research works that will proffer solutions to challenges in the oil and gas sector.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.