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Godwin Obaseki

Edo government to deal with parents of pupils loitering during school hours

The Edo state government says it will dealt with parents and guardians whose children are found loitering around during school hours.

INEC: Attack on ad-hoc staff dangerous to democracy

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over cases of harassment, maiming and killing of its ad-hoc staff recorded during the just concluded general elections.
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Police arrest two over kidnap of five-year-old in Warri

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in the kidnap of a five-year-old girl.
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Delta elections: Police deploy over 9,000 personnel

Over 9,000 policemen have been deployed in Delta State for today’s gubernatorial and states assembly elections as against the 8,000 deployed during the presidential election on February 23.

Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Customs targets N887bn revenue in 2019

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, disclosed on Monday that the Federal Government has set a revenue target of N887 billion for the Service in 2019, assuring that the figure will be surpassed as management has set a far higher in-house target for itself.

Police nab 6 suspected cultists, armed robbers in Anambra

The police command in Anambra says it has arrested six suspected cultists and armed robbers after a gun battle that left one of the suspects injured at Ogidi near Onitsha.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Mixed reactions trail reduction of JAMB, NECO fees

Mixed reactions have trailed the Federal Government’s review of fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Stakeholders call for declaration of state of emergency in education

Worried by the deplorable state of education in Nigeria, stakeholders have called on the three tiers of government to jointly declare a state of emergency to address the rots in the sector.

Two university students killed in Benue cult clashes

Cult clashes between rival cult groups have claimed the lives of two students of the Benue State University (BSU) in the last few days, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

David Oyedepo charges parents to ensure sound child upbringing

The General Overseer of Living Faith Ministries (aka Winners Chapel) and Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, has called on parents and guardians to do everything possible give their wards the cultures of discipline and responsibility.

Nasir el-Rufai: Why we imposed 24-hour curfew on Kaduna

The Kaduna State government on Sunday said the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs was a preemptive measure to avert breakdown of law and order.

Police deploy 2 copters, 300 patrol vehicles, 30 APCs for Osun poll, curfew on...

The Inspector general of the Nigerian Police Force, Ibrahim Idris, has unveiled the security arrangement for the 22 September governorship election in Osun, deploying not only adequate personnel, but also 300 patrol vehicles, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers and two surveillance helicopters.

Ekiti government extends holiday for primary, secondary schools

Ekiti State Government on Saturday announced extention of the current long term holidays for students in public and private primary and secondary schools.

Foundation alerts on dangers of social media on teenagers

World Impact Development Foundation has advised parents, guardians and school teachers to teach and guide teenagers on the dangers associated with the use of social media.
Israa al-Ghomgham

Human rights groups warn that Saudi Arabia may behead female activist

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has sought the death penalty against five human rights activists, including a prominent female rights defender, campaigners said Wednesday.

Miyetti-Allah members to stop grazing animals in Plateau university

Members of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Friday agreed to stop grazing their animals in the premises of Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos.

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Police arrest housewife for allegedly pouring hot water on husband

The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on the private part of her husband.

Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced in a statement on Tuesday that she had submitted her resignation from the IMF and it will go into effect in September.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter vindicates our stance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari describing the former’s action as patriotic.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.