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British-Nigerian rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama. The award has a cash prize of £25,000.

British-Nigerian rapper wins £25,000 Mercury Prize

British-Nigerian rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama. The award has a cash prize of £25,000.

Pensioner: Why I returned N1 million gratuity over-payment

Malam Abubakar Garba, a pensioner in Bauchi, who returned N1 million excess gratuity paid to him, said his action was informed by his fear of God and the repercussions of spending money that was not his ‘legitimate entitlement’.

NUJ congratulates three members appointed as permanent secretaries by Sokoto governor

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State Council congratulates three of its members who were just appointed Permanent Secretaries by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Seyi Makinde

Serap urges governors to emulate Oyo governor’s ‘open asset declaration’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the 35 governors in Nigeria to emulate their Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, by openly declaring their assets like him.
Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Akeredolu swears in new head of service

The new Ondo State Head of Service, Oluwadare Aragbaiye, has been sworn in by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu with advice to rededicate himself to service.
Mai Mala Buni

Governors Buni, Zulum approve key appointments

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni and his Borno State counterpart Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum have made key appointments for their administrations.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, Gen. Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok.

Thai King Maha marries bodyguard ahead of coronation

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies on Saturday in Bangkok.

SERAP tells Governor Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to reject life pension for lawmakers in the state.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari offers employment, scholarships to 168 ex-corps members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday presented awards to 168 ex-corps members at the combined 2015/2016/2017 President’s NYSC Honours Award held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Cleric urges repositioning of church, nation

Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, (Anglican Communion) has called for immediate re-positioning of the Church towards the elevation of the nation.
Hillary Paul Odili Okeke

Easter: Cleric cautions Christians against idolatrous lifestyle

Bishop Hillary Okeke, the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, has urged Christians to fully submit their lives to the teachings of Jesus Christ and shun all forms of idolatry.

Federal government steps up youth, voter education to check electoral manipulation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, said on Thursday that the Federal Government had stepped up its youths and voter education campaigns to check electoral violence.

Ahmed Lawan the best choice to lead ninth Senate – Niger senators-elect

The elected Senators in Niger state, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, Senator Sabi Abdullahi and Senator Muhammad Bima Enagi have thrown their support behind the Senate Presidency bid of Senator Ahmed Lawan.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

NANS backs Senator Saraki’s re-election bid

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone C, has declared support for Senate President Bukola Saraki, as he contests his Kwara Central Senatorial District seat at the general election this weekend.
President Buhari takes APC Campaign rally to Cross River State on 30th Jan 2019-1

President Buhari thanks Obong of Calabar for acknowledging achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, for his honesty and maturity in acknowledging major changes in infrastructure, wrought by his administration.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government warns workers against partisanship

Ekiti workers have been urged to shun partisanship and every other unethical behaviour that have contributed to the denigration of the public service, as government would not hesitate to discipline erring workers no matter how highly placed or connected.
Marcelo Bielsa Leeds

Leeds United apologise to Derby County over spy scandal

Marcelo Bielsa has been reminded of his responsibilities by Leeds United, and the club's owner Andrea Radrizzani has apologised to Derby County counterpart Mel Morris over the spying scandal.
President Buhari receives in audience New Entrant into APC Former Deputy National Chairman of PDP Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa and Hon. Kaulaha Aliyu alongside Bauchi State Governor in State House on 8th Jan 2019-3

Elections: Why we defected to APC – PDP chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has received another set of defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party including the suspended Deputy National Chairman of the party, Sen. Babayo Gamawa and a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, Kaulaha Aliyu, who defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Female corps member kidnap in Plateau

A member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Miss Igwebuike Amilia Nkechi was yesterday abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Federal government pledges support for SMEs to grow

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja, reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to provide Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with the needed support to grow.

Delta government moves to improve medical treatments through communication

Delta State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with LinkGate Corporate Resources Limited, recently staged a health exhibition during the National Council on Health (NCH), in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
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Gunmen kidnap ex-council boss in Abia

A former Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South council area, Abia State, Chief Chukwudi Dike, has been abducted by kidnappers.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 16, recovers 672.6g of hemp in Jigawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 16 suspects drug dealers and recovered 672.6g of substance suspected to be hemp during a raid in Dutse.