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Segun Runsewe: Why powerful forces are after me

The Director General of National Council For Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has explained why some powerful forces want him hounded into jail and removed from office.
Nigeria Police

US vs Iran: Nigeria Police on red alert over rising tension

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has placed policemen on red alert over the growing tension between the United States and the government of Iran.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.

Eight die in protests against citizenship law across India

Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC set to take measures to curb oil theft

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says it is taking measures to address the menace of pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft in the nation’s Oil and Gas industry.
Nigerian Passport

Federal government stops 1,044 Nigerians from travelling, generates N39 billion

No fewer than 1,044 Nigerians were stopped by the Federal Government from departing the country in 2018.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Diaspora commission chief condemns attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana, calls for calm

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described as uncalled for, the recent attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Chris Ekiyor: Allen Onyema is a victim of foreign conspiracy

Commissioner in Delta State, Dr Chris Ekiyor, Monday, said there was a powerful foreign conspiracy against the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, pleading that the Federal Government should protect him.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’ religion

Pope Francis paid tribute Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today’s Thais not to consider Christianity a “foreign” religion.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps to probe NIMASA, transport ministry over ‘$195 million security contract’

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate an alleged $195.5 million contract awarded to an Israeli security firm to secure Nigeria’s waterways by the Ministry of Transportation. This is a sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) at the plenary on Thursday.
The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

312 Chinese nationals deported for telecom fraud

The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.
The Nigerian Immigration Service says it has registered a total of 185 foreigners residing illegally in Jigawa state.

Immigration registers 185 ‘undocumented immigrants’ in Jigawa

The Nigerian Immigration Service says it has registered a total of 185 foreigners residing illegally in Jigawa state.
The Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai has flagged off Exercise (Ex) A KPATUMA II (Ex Cat Race) in Benue to curb the rising cases of kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, armed banditry and communal clashes in the state.

Nigerian Army begins Operation Positive Identification

There are strong indications that the Nigerian Army will not suspend Operation Positive Identification which began nationwide on Friday despite criticisms from the National Assembly and social-political groups including Afenifere and Pan Niger Delta Forum.=

Ghanaian traders shut Nigerian shops

Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association on Thursday closed shops owned by Nigerians in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

Three Nigerians injured in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians are among other foreign nationals who on Tuesday suffered from fresh xenophobic attacks on foreigners in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa, the Nigerian community has said.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) plans to recapitalise to the tune of N500 billion, its Managing Director, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, has said.

Housing deficit: FMBN to partner Brekete Family to create awareness

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) will partner the Brekete Family a reality radio and television programme, to create more awareness on its several products aimed at ensuring affordable houses for Nigerians, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, says.

French tourist recounts sleeping with 1,400 African girls, impregnating 600 in six countries

A French tourist has admitted impregnating more than 600 women in six African countries within two years. Forty-year-old Jean Michel made the revelation on an online news site “Africa24”.
Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.

IS families escape Syria displacement camp

Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.
Reports about the arrest of journalist Yulia Yuzik surfaced on Instagram sometime in September.

Iran arrests Russian journalist over alleged visa violation

A Russian journalist arrested in Iran was on Monday detained due to a visa violation, an Iranian government spokesman said, rejecting reports that the woman was accused of espionage.

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The Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has signed a MoU on behalf of Federal Government with Tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, for partnership & collaboration in area of Digital Skills in Nigeria

Federal government signs MoU with IBM for digital skills development

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Federal Government with Tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, for partnership and collaboration in the area of Digital Skills development in Nigeria.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, APC governors bicker over supreme court judgment in Imo

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were, at the weekend, locked in a verbal duel over the Supreme Court judgment which replaced PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha with APC’s Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Niger Delta abandoned projects: We’ll recover all money paid to contractors – Senator Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the government’s determination to recover every money paid to contractors on all abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme says the state is set to embark on the production of foreign melon. Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme says the state is set to embark on the production of foreign melon.

Anambra to produce foreign melon

The ADP said students of crop science of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka are set to partner Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme to produce Indian melon, sweet melon and a host of other foreign melon for local and international markets and for revenue generation.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to immunize two million against yellow fever in Ekiti

In a bid to arrest the spread of yellow fever killer disease in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed its readiness to Immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge.