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Federal government to boost farming with 997 solar-powered boreholes

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, revealed this while distributing contract award letters to contractors and the broadcast planting of improved fodder seeds recently, in Yobe State.

Dbanj: The past few weeks have been trying and difficult

Singer, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, has said the past few weeks have been incredibly trying and difficult since the death of his son in June.
Popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name D’banj, has lost his 1 year old son Daniel III

D’banj breaks silence after son’s death

Singer, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, has spoken for the first time after loosing his one-year-old son, Daniel jnr, over a week ago.

ICPC recovers 17 vehicles from ex-FAAN officials

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday received 17 official vehicles recovered from the agency’s ex-officials by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Don Jazzy and D'Banj

D’banj reveals Mo’Hits reunion tour will begin after World Cup

During the radio interview, D’banj also said his CREAM Platform has collaborated with Access and Diamond banks and would soon work with GTBank.

MURIC hails President Buhari for declaring June 12 Democracy Day

According to the statement, the group is happy and it described the action as “the boldest step ever taken by a civillain administration since 1999 and it applauded the president for “identifying with progressive and democratic elements in the country”.

Cannes winner Kore-eda shines light on Japan’s hidden poor

Veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda says his Cannes Palme d’Or-winning film “Shoplifters” aims to shine a light on social problems in Japan, which he says are still under-portrayed in the country’s cinema production.

Politicians focus on elections, I’m bothered about security, economy – President Buhari tells Theresa May

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that though his fellow politicians are currently preoccupied with the forthcoming general elections in 2019, he is more bothered about the need to provide security and revamp the economy.

Lagos senators endorse Governor Ambode for second term

The three senators representing Lagos East, West and Central Senatorial Districts on Sunday passed a vote of confidence and endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, saying that the giant strides of his administration were being felt across the State.

Microsoft supports chalkboard computer teacher in Ghana after Twitter appeal

An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher in Ghana decided to be innovative in the face of lacking teaching and learning materials.

Prison inmate undergoing PhD programme – controller

The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says education in prison facilities is getting better by the day, with an inmate of the Maximum Prison undergoing a PhD programme.

WCQ: Football enthusiasts hail Super Eagles’ unbeaten run

Some football enthusiasts on Saturday hailed the Super Eagles after the team played out 1-1 draw against the Fennecs of Algeria to finish their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.

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National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs)

National Hospital inaugurates executive wing

National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs).

Train crash leaves at least 7 dead in Turkish capital

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least seven people and injured more than 40, local media report.

West Ham and Crystal Palace in talks to sign Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder and three times Premier League winner, Yaya Toure, has set his heart on returning to England following his ill-fated spell at Olympiakos.

NIGCOMSAT expresses concern over inability to achieve 30% broadband penetration

Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd has expressed concern over inability to achieve its earlier intended 30 per cent broadband penetration to ease internet access in the country.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

2019: INEC clarifies position on IDP voting

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission’s decision to allow Internally Displaced Persons vote in 2019 is restricted to Nigerians living within our borders.