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Boko Haram: Chibok community targeted for ‘annihilation’ – residents

Members of the Chibok community, in war-ravaged Borno State, on Monday, said they were being targeted for ‘annihilation’ by the Boko Haram.

FirstBank appoints Ado Yakubu Wanka non-executive director

Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome Alhaji Ado Yakubu Wanka, to the FirstBank Board. We are especially excited that he is bringing a combination of complementary skills and rich experience to the table which will no doubt enhance the quality of governance towards meeting our strategic goals.
The Nigerian Army Guards Brigade on Saturday organised a two kilometre race for students of secondary schools in Toto, Nasarawa State as parts of activities of Exercise Ayem Akpatuma 2.

Nigerian Army conducts race for students in Toto

The Nigerian Army Guards Brigade on Saturday organised a two kilometre race for students of secondary schools in Toto, Nasarawa State as parts of activities of Exercise Ayem Akpatuma 2.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof Nse Essien, announced the suspension when he led some management staff of the ministry and other stakeholders in the education sector to assess the situation, with a view to proffering a lasting solution.

Akwa Ibom government suspends 71 pupils over attempt to burn school

A total of 71 pupils of the Government Secondary School, Etoi in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been suspended for allegedly attempting to burn down the school.
Young entrepreneurs from Government Science School, Agaie, Niger state have emerged winners of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub (SEA-Hub) national competition.

Nigerian students shine at German government’s entrepreneurship competition

Young entrepreneurs from Government Science School, Agaie, Niger state have emerged winners of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub (SEA-Hub) national competition.

SMEDAN trains teachers in Imo on entrepreneurship skills, economic enhancement

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has explained that entrepreneurship training for teachers in the country was meant to shift students’ desire from job seeking to the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills for economic enhancement.

Official: Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.
Ishaq Akintola

MURIC urges federal government to do more on remaining Chibok girls

An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.

Two NYSC members to repeat service year in Sokoto

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Sokoto State, Mr Philip Enaberue, says two corps members are to repeat their service year.
Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna government distributes 230,000 free uniforms to secondary school students

The Kaduna State Government has begun the distribution of over 230,000 free uniforms to students of public junior and senior secondary schools in the state.
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

Students demand action against global warming, climate change

Some secondary school students and those of the University of Abuja have called on government at all levels to take action against global warming and climate change in the country.

Rape: Teacher, pregnant 12-year-old student are lovers – NUT boss

Mr. Rodney Nathan, the chairman of Adamawa State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has said that the allegation of rape levelled against a teacher was untrue as the teacher and the alleged rape victim, 12, were in a relationship.

Umar Ardo pays $15,000 in bitcoins to get kidnapped daughter freed

Politician Dr. Umar Ardo paid $15,000 in bitcoins to get his daughter Aisha freed by kidnappers on Sunday.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Chibok Girls-based movie wins big at Venice

Kachi Benson’s film, ‘Daughters of Chibok’ has won best virtual reality story at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.

Plateau: We have lost 43 villages to Fulani herdsmen in 17 years –...

Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

‘Daughters of Chibok’ screens at 76th Venice Film Festival

‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Hamisu Wadume: I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.

Man threatens suicide over father’s N13 million gratuity in Cross River

A 26-year-old man, Mr. Joseph Odey, yesterday, threatened to take his life if Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River failed to offset his father’s gratuity without further delay.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.