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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).
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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.
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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.

Osun university shut over face-off with union

The Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced the indefinite closure of the institution.

Children’s Day: Assemblyman charges parents on child upbringing

The lawmaker representing Obokun State Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye wants parents, guardians and care givers to exercise skills needed for proper upbringing of children.

Children’s Day: Ex-Governor Kalu, clergyman charge parents on proper upbringing of children

Former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has urged parents and guardians to bequeath good moral values on their children.

Governor Obaseki signs anti-human trafficking law

Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, in Abuja, signed the Edo State Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law 2018.

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.