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Suspected cultists kill two corps members, injure one in Bayelsa

Suspected cultists have killed two corps members and critically injured another during an attack on their residence in Bayelsa.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA warns federal government on VAT hike

Nigeria’s influential employers union has warned the Federal Government not to go ahead with a proposal to increase the Value-Added Tax (VAT) charged in the country.

Kogi to benefit from CBN-powered palm produce drive

The Kogi State Economic Council under the Chairmanship of Governor Yahaya Bello has eked out a deal with the Central Bank of Nigeria for Kogi to be included among States with special intervention funds for Palm oil Production. This is contained in a statement signed by Kingsley Fanwo, Director-General Media and Public Affairs to the governor.

Industrialists, experts react to planned VAT hike

Industrialists and experts have opposed the idea of increase in the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Nigeria.

WMO lauds NiMet over support for African countries

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has commended the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) for its continuous support of its member states in Africa.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: Zamfara bandits better equipped than security forces

Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, yesterday in Abuja said bandits terrorising the state were more equipped than the entire security forces deployed to combat their activities.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: Availability of reliable HIV data crucial for effective health interventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact-Assessment Survey, saying that availability of reliable data on HIV/AIDS is crucial for effective interventions in the health sector.

ICPC asks court to dismiss no-case-submission by suspended SEC chief

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has asked the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to overrule a No-Case Submission filed by the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, and a former Executive Commissioner of the agency, Zakawanu Garuba.
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on 19th Mar 2019-3

Security chiefs meet President Buhari behind closed-door

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presided over routine national security meeting with service chiefs and heads of security agencies in attendance.

BPE: No plans to sell Lagos Trade Fair complex

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) on Tuesday assured protesting traders operating at the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC) that there are no plans by the Federal Government to sell the outfit.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge’s absence stalls arraignment of ex-intelligence chief, wife over alleged $205 million fraud

The absence of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, stalled the arraignment of former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and his wife, Folashade, over $205m crime concealment.

N115 million fraud : No prima facie against me – Ex-SEC chief tells court

The suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday, told an FCT High Court Maitama that the prosecution did not establish any prima facie case against them to enter any defence.

NCDC: 53 new cases of Lassa fever recorded in last seven days

The confirmed cases from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 472 as 53 new cases were reported for week 10.

PDP: Governor Obiano has done nothing for Nnewi South

Harry Oranezi, the Director General of Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State, has said that Governor Willie Obiano has done virtually nothing for Nnewi South, his local government area.
Oluseye Oyeleye

Groups call for regional integration of South West

Mr Seye Oyeleye, Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) and other Pan-Yoruba groups have called on the newly elected political leaders in the South-West to make regional integration their focus.

LCCI decry exclusion of textile from Forex

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the exclusion of all forms of textile materials from the foreign exchange market pose a threat to the N5 trillion fashion industry.
A former governor of Ogun State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Gbenga Daniel: My supporters urge me to lead them to APC

An ex-Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, said that his political supporters have pleaded with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Ex-Adamawa investment coy chief alleges moves to kidnap him

A Yola resident and owner of a block of 21 flats in Karu, near Abuja, has cried out that property racketeers are stalking him, apparently to kidnap and force him to sign off the Karu property.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.