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One killed, 8 injured in Ilorin auto crash

A middle-aged man reportedly lost his life, while eight others were severely injured in an auto crash involving two 18-seater buses along the newly-commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road in the Ilorin metropolis, yesterday.
AS the controversy over the killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of the Yorubas, Pa Rueben Fasoranti rages, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Sunday warned against stigmatizing herdsmen in the country.

Asiwaju Tinubu: Funke Olakunrin’s death must not divide us

National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned against stigmatizing herdsmen in the country over the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

Cleric wants Nigerians to trust God for a better country

“A lot of people are disappointed at the turn of things in the country, but we must all believe that hope is not lost. We must be optimistic and trust God for a better Nigeria,” Enenche said in a Sermon at a “Day of Outreach and Prayers” for media practitioners and journalists.
Pastor Paul Enenche

Pastor Enenche urges Nigerians to pray for national peace and unity

Pastor Paul Enenche, Dunamis International Gospel Centre, on Sunday admonished Nigerians to offer special prayers for national stability, peace and progress.

Exam malpractices: Ibadan polytechnic burns phones seized from students

To restate its commitment to fighting examination malpractices to the barest level and enforcing discipline, the management of The Polytechnic Ibadan has ordered that mobile phones, worth millions of naira, which were confiscated from the students during examinations be set on fire.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Activists: Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings

Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senator Lawan: Senate to get ministerial nominees list this week

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, disclosed Wednesday that the Senate will before the end of this week, receive the list of Ministerial Nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Customs impounds 42 containers of Tramadol

Mohammed Abba-Kura, the Customs controller in Apapa, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday said the command had seized 24 containers of various items that contravened import procedures.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

Three Pakistani journalists forced to deactivate Twitter accounts

Pakistan’s largest media house has forced three journalists known for criticism of the country’s powerful military to deactivate their social media accounts.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF: My reappointment call for recommitment to Nigeria

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has described his re-appointment as a call for rededication and recommitment to the course of Nigerian nationhood.

Kogi governor’s supporters threaten to deal with journalists

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state loyal to Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday threatened to deal with journalists covering the party national secretariat.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea

Pandemonium in Panmunjom: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s hasty DMZ date

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s first two summits were highly choreographed affairs but their third date was an unscripted event seemingly arranged on a social media whim — and threatened at times to descend into chaos.
Nzulezo Stilt Village, Ghana

Nigerian tour operators, journalists visit village built on water in Ghana

Thirty tour operators and journalists from Nigeria on Wednesday experienced life in Nzulezo village built with woods and raffia on Lake Amansuri.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

GOC: Army records success over bandits in Northwest

The General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has said the recently launched Operation Habin Kunama III has successfully neutralised several bandits in the zone.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA approves N1.2 billion to pay retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved the release of N1.28 billion for the payment of FCT retirees.

Seadogs: We are not a secret cult

The National Association of Seadogs, (NAS) has said that the confraternity was not a secret cult as erroneously believed.

President Buratai denies indicting troops’ commitment

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday denied indicting commanders and soldiers of lack of commitment to ongoing counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in the North-East.

Broadcast journalists to benefit from $150,000 award

Nigerian broadcast journalists will soon be awarded monetary benefits that totals, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).

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Senate begins investigation into Edo Assembly crisis

The Senate on Thursday commenced investigation into the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly.
President Buhari receives in audience Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, Senator Danjuma Goje and Senator Sani Uba in State House on 6th June 2019.

Senator Goje: Why AGF withdrew corruption charges against me

Former Gombe State Governor, Senator Danjuma Goje, on Thursday threw light on the withdrawal of criminal charges against him by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.