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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.
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Mixed corporate earnings push NSE ASI down 1.8%

Nigeria’s equity market stretched its bearish run as the benchmark index closed lower by 1.8 per cent Week-on-Week (W-o-W) at 29,918.59 points, hitting over two-year lows as corporate earnings season opened.
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.

N7 billion loan: APM raises alarm, slams Governor Abiodun

The Ogun chapter of Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) Ogun State has described Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s claim that he borrowed N 7 billion to pay May salary as suspicious.
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.

Governor Abiodun: Senator Amosun left ‘little or nothing’ in Ogun treasury

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed how difficult it was for him to pay state workers’ May salaries immediately after he took over from his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, because he left little or nothing.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

Britain’s leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.

Customs confiscate smuggled goods valued N226 million

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Kaduna on Tuesday, said it made 106 seizures in two months.
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: We’ve not sacked any worker

Kwara Government said it had not sacked any worker in its employment as being rumoured.
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 government spends N2.2 billion on workers’ May salary

Civil Servants in Kwara State have started receiving their May salaries, following the directives of the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
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Governor Matawallen-Maradun: Zamfara workers receives May salary in spite of financial snags

Gov. Bello Matawallen-Maradun has said that he paid Zamfara civil servants May salary despite the financial difficulties he inherited.
Top Nigerian Professional Football League teams on Monday were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games.

NNL matches on hold as Aiteo Cup takes centre stage

Organisers of the Nigeria National League (NNL), the second tier of Nigeria’s football league, have placed the 2018/2019 season on hold.
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Cross River workers protest Governor Ayade’s early payment of salaries on May 1

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade, as part of the Workers’ Day celebrations.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

President Buhari to dissolve cabinet on May 22

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will hold its valedictory session on May 22.

Labour commends President Buhari for signing minimum wage bill

The Organised Labour has commend President Muhammad Buhari for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country.
A 17-year-old former pupil of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Peter Arotiba, has emerged the best overall candidate in the May-June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in West Africa.

17-year-old emerges WAEC’s best candidate with 8 A1s

A 17-year-old former pupil of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Peter Arotiba, has emerged the best overall candidate in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in West Africa.
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Seyi Olufade-Olowookere: APC may lose governorship election in Ogun

Alliance Democracy (AD) candidate Seyi Olufade-Olowookere discloses why ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may not win 2019 governorship election in Ogun State

Osun guber: Court orders WAEC to produce Senator Adeleke’s results in five days

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Bwari, Abuja, has ordered the West African Examination Council to produce the results recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the council.
FILE PHOTO - Turkish Lira banknotes are seen in this October 10, 2017 picture illustration. REUTERS-Murad Sezer-File Photo

Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank

The Turkish central bank decides Tuesday whether to hike interest rates to push down inflation and support the flagging lira in a crucial test of its credibility one month after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election win spooked investors.
The French president is flanked by his security aide Alexandre Benalla, who joined Macron’s staff in May 2017. Eric Feferberg-AP

President Macron’s aide suspended for two weeks for hitting street protester

An aide to President Emmanuel Macron was put on two weeks compulsory leave after he was seen hitting a street protester in demonstrations in Paris in May, the French president’s spokesman said on Thursday, a decision deemed too soft by opposition leaders.

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor, Reps seek approval for Lekki, Badagry seaports

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to approve the operation of the Lekki and Badagry seaports in the state.

NSITF institutes safe workplace intervention project

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), has Instituted a Safe Workplace Intervention Project (SWIP), to minimise the rate of industrial accidents and promote a safe workplace.
Tammy Abraham’s brace against Sheffield United in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw on Saturday means he becomes the first Englishman to score at least two goals in consecutive Premier League game for the Blues.

Tammy Abraham not ruling out Nigeria

England youth international, Tammy Abraham, has said that he is not ruling out the possibility of playing for Nigeria but want to focus on helping Chelsea to victories this season.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump says no rush for war with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that although it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia, he did not want to rush into war.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Federal government considers 30-year economic plan

The Federal Government has announced that it was fine-tuning arrangements to embark on a 30-year economic long-term development plan.