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30-year old killed for making advances to married woman

A 30-year-old man Abubakar Muhammadu has been killed by a 21-year-old man Audu Umar for making advances to his wife.
Nigeria Police

Police nab three for alleged murder in Niger

The Police Command in Niger State has arrested three persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Burgu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Election: Why Kwara North will reject Senator Saraki, PDP – APC candidate

Abdullahi Haliru-Danbaba, the Kwara House of Assembly candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kaiama/Kenmaji/Wajibe Constituency, says the North Senatorial District will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates in the general elections.
River Niger

NEMA advises communities in Niger, Kwara to shun river banks

The National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities in Niger and Kwara, living on downstream of Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba Dams to stay away from river banks.
Amnesty International

Amnesty hails federal government over trial of Boko Haram suspects

Amnesty International has commended the Federal Government over the trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, describing the ongoing trial as ”good progress for the justice sector”.

Niger government stops payment of SSCE fees for non-indigenes

Niger State government yesterday said it has stopped paying the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees for candidates who are non- indigenes of the state.

Federal government praised for facilitating Dapchi schoolgirls timely release

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria on Thursday commended the Federal Government for facilitating the timely release of students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe.

NAPTIN begins training of 300 TCN engineers

The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has commenced training of 300 engineers of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) under the international collaboration with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA).

Councillors in Niger reject dissolution of local councils

The Niger chapter of the Forum of Councillors on Wednesday rejected the resolution of the House of Assembly directing Governor Abubakar Bello to dissolve the 25 Local Government Councils.

Court stops Niger govt from reducing tenure of local govt councils

A Niger State High Court sitting in New Bussa on Tuesday stopped the Niger Government and the House of Assembly from reducing the tenure of Local Government Councils from three years to two.

Niger govt disburses N2.5m to 50 youths to set up fish pond business

The Niger State Government says it will disburse N2.5 million as starter packs to 50 graduates of the National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research, to establish their own businesses.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

Sacked ex-Reps member Herman Hembe appointed MINLS board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).

Presidency plays down controversy over list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.

Senator Mamora, Segun Oni, other APC chieftains named in new board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.

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Tammy Abraham opens door to Super Eagles call-up

The fight for Tammy Abraham’s international future between Nigeria and England is far from over after the player’s decision to leave door open to the West African giant.
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Barcelona could face Camp Nou closure over Antoine Griezmann transfer

Barcelona may be forced to play a home match behind closed doors after they were found guilty of foul play in the summer transfer of Antoine Griezmann.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

$11 million fraud: Obinwanne Okeke pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

Obinwanne Okeke, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges new economic council to tell President Buhari how he ‘mismanaged economy’

Oby Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate, on Tuesday, urged the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to make it a priority to tell President Muhammadu Buhari, how he has allegedly mismanaged the economy.
Rescue workers stand near a passenger train after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.