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Governor Udom Emmanuel declares his intention to run for a second time as Akwa-Ibom governor at a rally... August 25, 2018. Twitter-MrUdomEmmanuel

Governor Emmanuel promises to implement new minimum wage

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured that the state government will ensure the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.
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Denmark to hold foreign criminals on isolated island

The Danish parliament on Thursday passed the 2019 budget, including a proposal to hold foreign criminals on a tiny island.

Italy to give NAF six gunship helicopters to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it was expecting delivery of new fighter aircraft from both the United States and Italy to intensify its aerial campaign against the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

Abubakar Sani-Bello tasks corps members on skills acquisition

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday tasked corps members on the need to acquire skills that would help add value to their lives and the country as a whole.

South-East governors demand ‘unbiased probe’ of alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu

The South-East Governors’ Forum has called for thorough and unbiased investigation on alleged attempted assassination of Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike: I never nominated Peter Obi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that he played no role in the emergence of former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contrary to political insinuations.
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Bulgarian journalist murdered after reporting EU corruption

A Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova who had been reporting on alleged corruption linked to European Union funds was found raped and murdered on Saturday, authorities said.
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United Payments facilitates use of American Express in Nigeria

Unified Payments (UP), Nigeria’s premier payments and financial technology company, yesterday announced it is now offering American Express (Amex) Card acceptance to merchants in Nigeria.

The public servant as a transformational leader

These well tested frameworks can be applied to the Nigerian condition but it is important to address our minds to the more important question of why change oriented policies in Nigeria witness perpetual transition and arrested development.

NEMA advises agencies, NGOs on due process in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday urged humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organisations operating in the northeast to always follow due process while carrying out their activities.
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Court overturns death sentence for Sudanese teen who killed ‘rapist’ husband

A Sudan court Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a teenager for killing her husband who she said had raped her, instead imposing a five-year jail term, her lawyer said.

Democracy under threat in Nigeria – PDP tells Donald Trump

Less than 24 hours to President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled ‎meeting with the United States of America (USA) president, Donald Trump, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised anti-democratic issues and human rights abuse against the Nigerian leader.

Biafra: IPOB asks Appeal Court to cancel proscription order

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to suspend the enforcement of the order for its proscription issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja in September 2017.

Isaac Adewole: Why federal govt falters on health care delivery services‎

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the reason the federal government is unable to successfully plan and coordinate health service delivery has to do with its weak governance structures, poor human resource capacity and inefficient core processes.

Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case – Amnesty

Amnesty International says oil giant Shell has refused to hand over 100,000 documents on the arrest, detention, and execution of nine men by the military regime of late Sani Abacha.

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Jigawa residents flay government policy on water supply

Despite huge investment of over N1.7b in the last four years by Jigawa State government towards the provision of water supply to both Dutse vicinity and beyond, the metropolitan city capital is faced with acute shortage of water supply for years.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), Prof. Kunle Ajayi, said the management has set machinery in motion to kick-start full automation of the hospital’s processes.

CMD: We have commenced process of automation in FETHI

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti (FETHI), Prof. Kunle Ajayi, said the management has set machinery in motion to kick-start full automation of the hospital’s processes.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari’s coronavirus speech is like fine wine with a bit of vinegar

President Muhammadu Buhari was presidential in his address to the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday. He got off his accustomed armchair; stood up and spoke to Nigerians like an unfeigned commander-in-chief. I could see the sense of urgency in his cadence and grimace.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Troops overrun bandits, release kidnapped victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed in Zamfara has continued to close in on the bandits in the state.