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NECO withholds results of 30,000 candidates in Niger over debt

National Examination Council has withheld the results of over 30,000 candidates in public schools in Niger State, due to the inability of State Government to pay their examination fees.
Seyi Makinde

Ban on NURTW still in force – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said the ban on the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is still in force.

African Union lifts suspension of Sudan

The African Union (AU) has lifted its suspension of Sudan‘s membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian-led government after the removal of long-term President Omar al-Bashir.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor approves recruitment of doctors for OOUTH

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has approved the immediate recruitment of resident doctors for the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
FILE - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, sits with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, July 31, 2019.

New US, China tariffs take effect on each other’s exports

The U.S. and China imposed new tariffs on each other's exported goods on Sunday, the latest skirmish in the lengthy and contentious trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

WHO reports measles setback in Europe as infections reach 90,000

Measles infections in Europe have surged to around 90,000 cases in the first half of 2019, more than all of 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Thursday.
Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea block Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan move to Monaco as deal is not good enough

Tiemoue Bakayoko is looking for an escape route from Chelsea on loan once again but the Blues are dissatisfied with the offers put forward by Monaco.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Bayelsa government spends N79.7 million on corps members

The Bayelsa State government says it spent N79.7m on corps members serving in the state in the last four months.

Police recover N6 million from kidnappers in Niger

The Niger State Police Commissioner, Usman Adamu, has disclosed that over six million naira have been recovered from kidnappers between June and August this year.
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Boeing to change 737 MAX flight-control software to address flaw

Boeing Co plans further changes to the software architecture of the 737 MAX flight-control system to address a flaw discovered after a test in June, two people briefed on the matter said late on Thursday.

Nasarawa Assembly to sanction local councils over refusal to pay salary

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has said that it will sanction any local government chairman that undermined its powers and refused to pay June salary as directed by the house.

Oando records six per cent increase in turnover

The oil giant, whose operation was grounded by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) when it laid siege to its head office with the police, weathered the storm and recorded a six per cent increase in revenue of N315.4 billion, from N297.3 billion, in comparative period of 2018.
A boy jumps into the water of the Trocadero Fountain in Paris during a heatwave on June 28, 2019. – The temperature in France on June 28 surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

Data shows world experienced hottest June on record

The average global temperature in June increased by 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit, or by 0.95 degree Celsius, compared with the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Prices of tomatoes, rice, yam reduce in June

The average price of major food items in Nigeria, like yam, rice and tomatoes, reduced in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
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Ekiti expends N3.9 billion on pension

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has disclosed that his administration has expended a sum of #3.9 Billion on monthly payment of pensions between October 2018 and June 2019.

Zimbabwe inflation hits 175.66 per cent

Zimbabwe annual inflation hit 175.66 per cent in June up from 97.85 per cent in May, statistics agency ZIMSTATS said on Monday, the highest rate since 2009.

Governor Badaru denies being against local council autonomy

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says he is not against the local government autonomy granted by the Federal Government.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NYSC member dies after applying sniper on hair to kill lice

A member of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, in Osogbo Local Government Area of Osun State, simply identified as Ayomikun, died Sunday afternoon after applying sniper on her hair to kill lice.

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Ousted emir emerges Zamfara PDP deputy chairman

Former Emir of Bakura in Zamfara, Alhaji Hassan Marafa has emerged as the Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Seyi Makinde

Tribunal verdict triumph of truth over falsehood – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

Gary Neville has branded Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a disgrace and urged his former club to no longer negotiate with the Italian.