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Federal government urged to sensitise Nigerians on $29.96 billion foreign loan

Dr Uju Ogubunka, an economic expert has urged the Federal Government to educate Nigerians on the importance of the proposed 29.96 billion dollars foreign loan towards boosting the economy.

Rice farmers urge federal government to sustain border closure

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the federal government to sustain its current border closure, saying it would help boost the economy.
Rice millers in Gombe State have called on both the Federal and State Governments’ support for acquisition of modern rice drying machine to boost production of the commodity in the state.

Christmas: We are capable of meeting demands – rice millers

The Nasarawa State Chapter of Rice Millers and Dealers Association of Nigeria (RIMDAN) says it has enough local rice to meet demands of customers during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Research experts with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), have said that the National Nutrition and Health Survey, known as SMART, would lead to an improvement in quality healthcare services in the country.

Experts: Nutrition survey will lead to improved quality healthcare

Research experts with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), have said that the National Nutrition and Health Survey, known as SMART, would lead to an improvement in quality healthcare services in the country.
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Anthony Joshua: Downfall of a man truly not end of his life – President...

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts on Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.

Federal government to introduce new visa regime to boost economy

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, says the Federal Government plans to introduce a new visa regime to boost the economy.
Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, dominating Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds in their huge rematch

Isaac Ikhouria: I’m happy Anthony Joshua won back his respect

A former national light-heavyweight boxing champion, Isaac Ikhouria, has congratulated the Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, for defeating Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz to reclaim his world heavyweight titles.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government to sensitise communities on urban policy

The Niger state government says it will commence sensitisation of stakeholders in communities across the 25 local government areas as part of preparation for the development of the state urban policy.

2019 ZUMA Film Festival closes with grand awards gala

The 2019 annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost film fiesta, finally ended on Friday night with a closing ceremony and gala awards amid pomp and pageantry.
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UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

Chinese Embassy donates 32 laptops, stationery, others to Nyanya primary school

Chinese Embassy on has donated 32 laptops, generator, and other stationery to China-Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, Abuja to help enhance their computer skills.

Lagos revenue agency shuts nine companies

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in its enforcement activities, has shut nine companies and hospitality firms over alleged failure to remit N21.59 million consumption taxes to the state government.

Double registration: Governor Bello knows fate January 20

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on Jan. 20, 2020, deliver judgment in the suit seeking Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter.

Police arrest man for allegedly killing farmer in Jigawa

The police in Jigawa on Friday said they had arrested a herdsman, Usman Lamido, 30, in connection with the killing of a farmer, Abubakar Dauda, along Adyani Feeder Road in Guri Local Government area of Jigawa.

Association commends federal government on transportation university

The Daura Emirate Development Association (DEDA) has described the just concluded groundbreaking ceremony of the University of Transportation Daura in Katsina State as a clear manifestation of Federal government’s commitment toward repositioning the nation’s education sector.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Ex-ANAN President lauds National Assembly for early passage of 2020 Appropriation Bill

A financial expert, Dr Samuel Nzekwe, has lauded the National Assembly for the timely passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA in Kwara arrests 119 drug suspects in six months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, has arrested a total of 119 drug suspects between July and December.
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Manchester City players banned from attending Christmas party

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cancelled Christmas for his first-team stars, as they were banned from attending the club’s festive party.
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APC Rally: Edo government insists no rally or gathering must hold

The Edo State Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Former President Jonathan: Governor Wike is a courageous politician

He said: “I felicitate with you, your friends and well-wishers as you celebrate your birthday. You are a courageous politician who has remained dedicated to service and impactful leadership to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.”
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.

Senator Ajoku: Older persons are being raped too

Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.