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Cultists kill eight in Benin

The ongoing cult war between the Aye and Eiye confraternities has led to the killing of eight persons in different parts of Bénin City and environs within the past three days.

Elections: Passengers stranded in Kaduna motor parks

Passengers travelling from Kaduna to various states of the federation for the general elections were on Friday stranded over shortage of vehicles.
John Obi Mikel

Mikel Obi: My family forced me out of China

John Obi Mikel has opened up on a wide range of issues in an interview with The Sun especially his move to English Championship side, Middlesbrough in the January transfer window.
Lagos Port

NPA begins Onne port water channel clean-up

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has commenced clean-up operations of Port Channel Oil spill at Onne Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT).

Lai Mohammed: No shortcut to wealth, success

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has admonished Nigerian youths to be focussed and assiduous and shun any kind of shortcut to wealth and success.
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester City and Rotherham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Pep Guardiola backs Marcelo Bielsa over spying claims

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has backed Marcelo Bielsa's claims that spying on opponents is commonplace in other European leagues, but insists he would never do it in England.
Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria

NRC disowns website selling Abuja-Kaduna route tickets

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has denied online sale of tickets on Abuja-Kaduna route.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Dimitar Berbatov backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become permanent Manchester United manager

Dimitar Berbatov has hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's start to life as Manchester United manager and says it would be "unbelievable" if he did not land the job on a full-time basis should their good form continue.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United have won just six of their 15 Premier League games this season. Getty

Obinna Nsofor tips Jose Mourinho to make Inter return

Former Super Eagles forward Obinna Nsofor is tipping former Manager and mentor Jose Mourinho to stage a return to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid urges federal government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce poverty

ActionAid Nigeria, an international NGO, has called on the Federal Government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce the level of poverty in the country.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF, NNPC, NCDMB partner to boost productivity in petroleum sector

Gusau further stated that the plan for setting up the research facilities, beginning with about two or more, had been going on for some time now, among the PTDF, NNPC and NCDMB and had reached advanced stages.

Kogi government averts mass protest over poor electricity supply

The Kogi State Government on Saturday averted a mass protest planned by aggrieved electricity consumers in Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area, over poor power supply and abnormal billing.

Court discharges, acquits ex-banker charged with N3.6 million fraud

A Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Thursday, discharged and acquitted a microfinance bank worker, Mola Oluwatobi, 25, charged with N3.6 million fraud.

DPR: Federal government’s aspiration on LPG consumption is achievable

The Department of Petroleum Resources has called for improved awareness on the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to boost its consumption in line with Federal Government’s aspirations.

Danny Welbeck’s injury may force Arsenal into January spending

Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has admitted that forward Danny Welbeck’s long-term injury could force the Premier League club to recruit in the January transfer window.
From left: Health, Safety and Monitoring Officer, TOTAL, Kinsley Ezeonyia; Education Officer, Abimbola Oshikoya; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Education Manager, Azu Azuike; Deputy General Manager, Government Relations, TOTAL, Sonye Allanah; Principal, Government Girls College (GGC), Maiduguri, Hajia Yagana Mohammed; General Manager, CSR, NNPC, Ahmed Laminu; and Science Teacher, GGC, Maiduguri, Baba Mohammed, during presentation of over 400 science textbooks and 5 computer systems to the College by NNPC/TOTAL as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, in Abuja

Total, NNPC donate books, other items to Maiduguri college

Total Exploration and Production (E&P) Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with NNPC, has donated 400 science textbooks, five computers and accessories with printers to the Government Girls’ College, Maiduguri.

Sultan tells federal government to hold community responsible for General Idris Alkali’s disappearance

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs under the leadership of its President-General, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, has stated his displeasure on the recent plateau crisis and the disappearance of Major General Idris Alkali (rtd).

IBEDC drags UCH to NERC over N217 million debt

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday dragged the University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH) to the arbitration panel of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over a N217 million debt.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.