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NNPC disowns recruitment advert, says not recruiting

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending in the social media.

Budget Office: Federal government spent N4.3 trillion to service debt in three years

The Federal Government spent a total of N4.3tn to service the country’s debt obligations to local and foreign debtors between January 2015 and September 2017, figures obtained from the Budget Office on Friday showed.

Governor Ajimobi: President Buhari has managed economy better than Jonathan, others

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that no other president in the country has managed the nation’s economy better than President Muhammadu Buhari.

Federal government names Akinwumi Somefun as Ag. NBTI chief

The Federal Government has appointed, Mr. Akinwumi Somefun, as the Acting Director-General to oversee the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI).

France’s Emmanuel Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday, provoking anger from Paris.

Akwa Ibom promises to reward excellent corps members

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has promised to reward excellence among the corps members and provide the enabling environment for them to succeed during their service year.

INEC prepares to overcome election challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said that it had begun to put strategies in place to help it curb election challenges.

Minister Ibe Kachikwu among 100 most influencial Africans

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has been named among 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by a London-based magazine, the `New African’.

Sierra Leone president rewards rival with cabinet post

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled his first cabinet, naming veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai as Attorney General and Justice minister.

Council: Herdsmen-farmers clashes may worsen without ranches

The National Food Security Council warned on Monday that the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen could get worse next year if efforts are not intensified to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling in the country.

NNPC financial statements up to date – spokesman

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Sunday that it had updated its outstanding audit of the group financial statements from 2011 to 2016.

National Assembly urged to consult experts before making laws

The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has asked the National Assembly to always engage and consult its members in order to render expert services on public sponsored bills or amendment that border on specialised area.

Gunman kills final-year student on birthday

A gunman on Thursday, killed a final-year student at Imo State University, Owerri, Miss Kelechi Ibeh, on her birthday.

Donald Trump suspends metal tariffs for key US trade partners

US President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the suspension of controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key trade partners including the European Union.

Labour backs probe of N62.3 billion sleaze in NSITF

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) on Thursday threw its weight behind the decision of the Federal Government to probe the N62.3billion mismanagement by the former management and board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Witness’ ill-health stalls N6.8 billion fraud trial of ex-NAMA chief, others

The absence of a prosecution witness due to a sudden illness on Thursday in Lagos stalled the trial a former Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdusalam, and others charged with N6.8 billion fraud.

Lagos land use charge exploitative, anti-people – PDP

The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the state new land use charge as exploitative, saying it has no human face.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria ready to host African tourism ministers

Nigeria has formally invited African Tourism Ministers to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja 4-6 June 2018.

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Zimbabwe presidential vote could enter a runoff – poll

Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

President Buhari: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie brought honour to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.

Human trafficking: NAPTIP advises parents against undue pressure on children

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.

Federal government to engage media to promote exclusive breastfeeding

Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.

Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”