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Governor Bagudu urges customers to pay KEDCO for 24-hour power supply

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, on Monday urged to customers to pay the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) regularly in order to enjoy 24-hour electricity supply.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor-elect unfolds agenda for young people

Kwara governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, says his administration will give priority to critical infrastructure for primary and post-primary education as well as promote moral teaching and counselling to create a new generation of young people.
Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel hits back at critics over retirement from politics

A former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel has hit back at the critics of his retirement from partisan politics.

Ex-Governor Suswam urges Senator Akume to be a good loser

Benue North East Senator-elect Gabriel Suswam has urged defeated Senator George Akume to learn to be a good loser in the interest of peace.
Novak Djokovic dropped a set for the second match running but survived a tough examination by 15th seed Daniil Medvedev on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic concerned about Australia Open’s ‘Big Brother’ cameras

World number one Novak Djokovic has expressed concern about “Big Brother” surveillance cameras that capture behind-the-scenes footage of players at the Australian Open, making the season-opening Grand Slam resemble a reality television show.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari charges Nigerian youths to prepare to take over leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja charged Nigerian youths to prepare to take over political leadership, saying his generation would soon quit the stage.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Lessons and challenges from Shehu Shagari’s death

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the death of former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as a national loss with so many lessons and challenges for Nigeria.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Suleiman Adamu urges Senate to pass national water bill

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on the Senate to pass the National Water Bill, saying it is consistent with the Constitution of Nigeria and should not be politicised.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK’s Theresa May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held

Nasir El-Rufai mourns the late Abba Kyari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has condoled the family of late elder statesman, retired Brigadier-General Abba Kyari.
Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga (L) welcoming the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to NAN Headquarters during a visit in Abuja on Tuesday (6-11-18). 6-11-2018-Albert Otu-BJO-NAN

Lai Mohammed: Federal government’ll raise power generation capacity to 9,000mw by end of 2018

The Federal Government says it will increase power generation by 2,000 megawatts from the current 7,000mw to 9,000 megawatts by the end of 2018.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs propose African education fund

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and development economist, Jeffrey Sacks, Saturday called for the establishment of an African fund for education as they delivered the second Babacar Ndiaye Lecture in Bali, Indonesia.
Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino: Impossible to take Barcelona job

Mauricio Pochettino says it would be "impossible" for him to coach Barcelona in the future as his Tottenham side prepare to face the Spanish champions on Wednesday.
Okiemute Ighorodje

MTN Project Fame winner decries stereotype in Nigeria music

Okiemute Ighorodje, the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 9, has decried the glorification of Afro pop to the detriment of other genres of music.

Senator Wamakko advises Sokoto youths to shun violence

The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has cautioned youths in Sokoto State against fomenting violence before and after the 2019 polls.

GenCos threaten to shut down power plants

Joy Ogaji, executive secretary of the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), says the power firms might shut down plants over the inability of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to transmit available volume of electricity generated into the national grid.
Folashade Olabanji-Oba

Nigeria’s politics too toxic – politician

Vice-Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba has charged women to take their rightful position, saying political environment is toxic and only the strong could influence Nigerian politics.

Federal government hints at extension of maternity leave to six months

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says there’s a plan in motion to extend maternity leave from four to six months.

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.