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Internet blackout across Sudan

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.

Institute inaugurates projects to accelerate agricultural research in Africa

Nigeria’s former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Olusegun Obasanjo and Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Saturday commissioned two key projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan — an Agricultural Transformation Building dedicated to research and delivery of innovations to farmers across Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

Official: NIPOST’s financial inclusion intervention supports growth of SMEs, reduces unemployment

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says its financial inclusion intervention is geared toward supporting the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), contribute to poverty alleviation and reduce unemployment in the country.

Ibrahim Magu: How corruption caused infrastructure decay in Nigeria

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday, said corruption has played a role in frustrating or ruining the provision and maintenance of infrastructure in the country over the years.
Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

National strike brings Belgium to standstill

Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.

Lagos directs filling, gas stations to install CCTV

Worried by frequent fire disasters and other avoidable tragedies, the Lagos State government has directed filling stations in the state to install Close Circuit Camera TV (CCTV) in their stations and other safety facilities.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Official: American citizen killed in Nairobi attack

A US citizen was killed Tuesday in an attack by Islamist militants on an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi, a US official said.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed tasks Ibrahim Idris over cultism, criminality spate in Kwara

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday in Offa urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to redouble efforts at ridding Kwara of rising cultism and criminality.

NEMA advocates publicity on disaster prevention measures

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) organises workshop on fire outbreaks and other forms of domestic and workplace accidents for stakeholders in disaster management

Italy to give NAF six gunship helicopters to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it was expecting delivery of new fighter aircraft from both the United States and Italy to intensify its aerial campaign against the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Nigerian Airforce expecting 18 aircraft from US, Italy

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it would soon take delivery of 12 newly acquired aircraft from the United States as part of renewed efforts to end the insurgency in the Northeast. The Chief of...

Prison Service gives reasons for jail breaks

The Nigerian Prisons Service says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.

NGO clears streets, markets in Ilorin

A non-governmental organisation, PickThatTrash, on Saturday went to some streets and markets in Ilorin, cleaning the environment and disposing of refuse in propagation of the culture of a clean and healthy environment.
Flood

Federal government tasked on lasting solution to flood onslaught

The federal government has been tasked to pursue ways that will bring lasting solutions to the onslaught of flooding across communities in Nigeria.
National Population Commission - NPC - NPopC

Birth registration: Ogun records 25, 728 in 6 months – NPopC

The National Population Commission (NPC) says the commission has registered 25, 728 births in Ogun between January and June out of the expected 67, 434 for the period.
Enugu, Nigeria

Strike: Federal offices, schools, courts shut in Enugu

Offices, schools and courts controlled by the Federal Government have shut down businesses in Enugu State in compliance with the nationwide strike directed by the National Labour Congress.

Warning strike: Labour cripples government, banks, schools’ operations in Lagos

Government offices, banks and public schools were on Thursday closed in Lagos State as the organised labour began its strike over delay by Federal Government in concluding negotiation on a new minimum wage.
President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

Labour insists on total strike after meeting federal government delegation

It was earlier reported how the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba, declared a total strike at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Court remands man for alleged murder, burning corpse

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered that Idris Mohammed, who allegedly killed a man and burnt his corpse to be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 1

ASUP, NAPTAN urge President Buhari to appoint competent hand to oversee education ministry

Stakeholders in the education sector on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a competent and core educationist to oversee the education ministry.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Governor Obaseki appoints Julius Anelu as acting Accountant-General

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Julius Osemen Anelu as the state Acting Accountant-General.
Former Egypt international Ahmed Mido Hossam says his country are favourites to win this year's Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

AFCON: Egypt announces final 23-man squad

Egypt have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to commence on June 21.
The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly speaker to emerge Friday

The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.