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Court remands fake lawyer in prison custody

An Area Court in Jos on Friday remanded Lawrence Abiola in Jos Prison till Dec. 14 for allegedly parading himself as a professional lawyer.
Dr Peter Ngene, Soji Cole and Prof. Isidore Diala on Friday night emerged winners of the 2018 Nigeria LNG Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism respectively.

Peter Ngene, Soji Cole, Isidore Diala win LNG prize for science, literature

Dr Peter Ngene, Soji Cole and Prof. Isidore Diala on Friday night emerged winners of the 2018 Nigeria LNG Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism respectively.
Association of Nigerian Authors ANA

Euphoria as ANA releases 2018 shortlist

In the lead up to the 2018 ANA convention holding from 25th-27th October in Lagos, the panel of judges of the 2018 ANA literary prizes, led by Professor Fashina, has released names of shortlisted writers for different categories.

Subsidies: Working the monkey and feeding the baboon

People naturally love freebies. However, the reality is that there is hardly anything that is free in life in the true sense of the word, except perhaps, air.
Nigeria Prize for Literature

Board shortlists three books for The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the longlist of 11 released in July 2018.

Aliko Dangote calls for quality education funding

Alhaji Aliko Dangote has urged other stakeholders in the sector to join hands with the government to fund education, adding that funding qualitative education goes beyond the government.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian authors nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize

Two Nigerian writers Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor have been nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature.

Plateau killings: IDPs plead with NECO to re-conduct SSCE, BECE

The candidates, who are taking shelter in Internally Displaced Persons camps in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the attacks prevented them from writing the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

500 police personnel in South-East prepare for retirement

Over 500 police personnel in the five South-East States on Friday took part in a pre-retirement seminar in Enugu State.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

President Macron unveils French Cultural Centre, promises support for Lagos

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday pledged the commitment of his government and people of France to develop infrastructure in key sector in Lagos State.

Literary giant Philip Roth dies at 85

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.

Mariam Mohammed hails Vice President Osinbajo’s recognition of Nigerian youth

Top columnist and PR expert Mariam Mohammed has hailed Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, describing his speech at the May edition of the Platform as soul-lifting to Nigerians, especially the youths.

Nigerians urged to oppose legislators’ jumbo pay

A literary activist and professor in North Carolina University in Charlotte, United States of America (USA), Tanure Ojaide, has frowned at the jumbo pay given to legislators in Nigeria not minding the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians live in crippling poverty and advised citizens to oppose it including other aspects of corruption, warning that doing nothing about it is dangerous to future generations.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

President Buhari names Ahmed Rufai new NIA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the new Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Governor Ambode appoints Nosiru Onibon as MOCPED provost

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, approved the appointment of Dr. Nosiru Olajide Onibon as the Acting Provost of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe.

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APC wins Kwara bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

Ogun APC: Ibikunle Amosun’s loyalists give conditions for peace

A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, Saturday, held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta.

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara by-election was contest between PDP and security agents

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election into Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency as a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and security agents rather than among political parties, even as he expressed confidence of the party’s victory.

Sadiq Abubakar lists how Operation Green Sweep degrades insurgents in northeast

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday said various air interdiction missions conducted by the troops had substantially degraded Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and Lake Chad regions.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

N5.8 billion scandal: PDP asks Yemi Osinbajo to make refunds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as a preacher, should “search his soul, seek forgiveness and make restitution for entangling himself in corruption and sharp practices, instead of his lame effort at concealment in the N5.8 billion Northeast Intervention Fund scandal.”