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Philip Tachin

Benue SUBEB chairman risks sack over alleged salary padding

There is an indication that more trouble awaits the Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) as its Chairman, Philip Tachin, risks being sacked by the state government over salary padding.
Sagir Musa

20 bandits, kidnappers arrested in Katsina

Troops have arrested 20 bandits and kidnappers in Katsina State, among them a notorious kingpin, the Army said yesterday.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU launches €26 million recovery programmes for 52,000 households in Yobe

The European Union has launched two projects with €26 million funding support to assist 52,000 households in Yobe state.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

Elias Bogoro: North needs education to get out of poverty, insecurity

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro, said only education, good governance and justice will cure poverty and insecurity in Northern Nigeria.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Governors meet over local council allocations

Nigerian governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum met in Abuja on Wednesday night to deliberate on the remittance of statutory fund from Federation Account direct to the 774 councils based on the orders of Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit.

Wobbly start for Governor Ihedioha

There must be something about political power that makes otherwise good men to act contrary to expectations once in power. And it can be very dispiriting. Let me mention immediately that I do not know Governor Emeka Ihedioha from Adam.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara: Our suspension unconstitutional – ex-council chiefs

The suspended Kwara State local government chairmen yesterday insisted that they remain the authentic and legitimate chairmen of their respective local government areas.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa confirms cholera outbreak in 3 local councils

Adamawa Government on Tuesday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in three local government areas of the state with one death from the 76 cases recorded.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers audit committee invites four council chairmen for interrogation

The committee to investigate and audit the financial transactions of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State has invited the chairmen of Ahoada East, Akuku Toru, Bonny and Oyigbo Local Government areas to appear before it on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari says most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence were and are still being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders.

PDP attacks APC over Dubai trip for Osun council chairmen

Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter, on Sunday berated the state government and the ruling All Progressives Congress over planned 10-day official trip by chairmen of 68 local government areas and local council development authorities in the state to the United Arab Emirates.
Prince Emmanuel Sam

Local council autonomy shrouded in danger, impossible to implement – Akwa Ibom group

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has given reasons why the Local Government Autonomy Bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, may not be in the best interest of Akwa Ibom State and its people.

Ogun councillors protest their suspension

Scores of Councillors from the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Ogun on Thursday protested their suspension by a resolution recently passed by the State House of Assembly.

Kano presents N17.9 million to flood victims

Kano State Government has presented relief materials and money worth N17.9 million to victims of flood disaster across the State.
Nigeria Police

Eid-el-Fitr: Movement restricted in Borno

The Police Command in Borno has imposed a restriction of vehicular movement in the territory from 7 a.m. to 12. 15 p.m. during the Eid celebration in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas of the state.

NFF confirms Senator Ogba as re-elected Ebonyi FA chairman

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed Senator Obinna Ogba as the duly re-elected Chairman of the Ebonyi Football Association.

Governor Akeredolu reads riot act to council chairmen allegedly extorting supervisory councillors

The Governor of Ondo State, Olawarotimi Akeredolu, has issued a stern warning to Caretaker Chairmen across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state against their alleged involvement in the scamming of supervisory councillors...

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Tibor Nagy

US warns Africa countries not to expect debt relief

The U.S. top Africa diplomat, Tibor Nagy, warned in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday that African countries running up debt they cannot pay back, including China, should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief.
The Nigerian Army says frontline counterinsurgency soldiers in the northeast have killed three terrorists and rescued 95 persons held hostage in Borno State.

Soldiers rescue 95 hostages, kill 3 terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army says frontline counterinsurgency soldiers in the northeast have killed three terrorists and rescued 95 persons held hostage in Borno State.
Four soldiers and a cameraman died on Saturday night from an attack by Boko Haram on the northern shore of Lake Chad.

MNJTF: Iswap under pressure to establish caliphate near Lake Chad

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says the flurry of attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the last couple of weeks followed pressure mounted on them by foreign collaborators to establish caliphate.
Osinbajo at a Town Hall meeting with Nigerians in New York. R-L; Prof. Tijjani Mohammad-Bande, Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations; Rtd. Justice Sylvanus Asofor; VP Osinbajo, Mr. Ben Okoyen, Consul General and one of Nigeria in diaspora’s representative

VP Osinbajo: Some kidnapping stories in social media untrue

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA releases N1.284 billion to pay 234 retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released One Billion Two Hundred and Eighty Four Million Naira (N1.284 billion) for the payment of FCT retirees.