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Corruption: NNPC recovers $1.6 billion from companies

Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Tuesday said the corporation had recovered $1.6 billion from some companies fleecing one of its subsidiaries.

Centre to support Kogi technical college with laboratory, teaching tools

The Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR), has promised to support one Government Technical College in Kogi State, with modern laboratory equipment and teaching materials.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

Retirees beg Governor Ambode to pay terminal benefits

Some retired workers of the Radio Lagos and Lagos television on Tuesday appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to adequately fund the organisations to enable them to offset their terminal benefits before May 29.
Senukon Ajose-Harrison

PSSDC boss charges public, private sector practitioners to learn new kills, knowledge

The Director General, Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo, Lagos, Dr Senukon Ajose-Harrison, has charged practitioners in the public and private sectors to move with the time and learn new skills, knowledge, right attitude and new approaches that will be of great impact in the 21st Century.

Governor Akeredolu will sign death warrant of convicts sentenced to death – commissioner

Ondo State Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu will soon sign the death warrant of convicts sentenced to death by different courts in the southwestern state.

Journalists face possible jail for Cardinal’s trial reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump blocks ‘phantom sanctions’ against North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.

FA boss tells FIFA human rights must be protected if 2022 World Cup is...

FA chairman Greg Clarke has urged world football's governing body FIFA to ensure human rights will be respected if the World Cup in 2022 is expanded beyond Qatar's borders.

Musiliu Smith: Police professionalism a prerequisite for free, fair election

A former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith, has said that if the forthcoming general election must be adjudged free, fair, credible and widely accepted then personnel of the Nigeria Police Force who are in the forefront of providing security must display a high level of professionalism.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army: We’ve resolved our problems with UNICEF

Days after it accused the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) of aiding terrorism in the North-east, the Nigerian Army says it has resolved its differences with the UN agency.

Shell awards scholarships to 1,035 students, undergraduates in Rivers

No fewer than 1,035 secondary school students and undergraduates on Tuesday received scholarships to pursue their academic dreams in Nigeria and abroad.

2019: Enugu monarch charges INEC on credibility, fairness

The Traditional Ruler of Amurri Kingdom in Nkanu in Enugu State, Igwe Charles Nwoye, on Tuesday urged the INEC to ensure that the 2019 general elections are credible, free and fair.

Firm urges Nigeria to leverage innovation for productivity, growth

The Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Niyi Yusuf, has urged Nigerians to leverage on innovation to boost productivity, economic prosperity and improve growth prospects.

Federal government tasks Nigerians on strict observance of public holidays

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to ensure strict observance of all public holidays in the country.

Education stakeholders advocate strict implementation of national policy on education – survey

Education stakeholders in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country have advocated strict implementation of the National Policy on Education (NPE) to tackle the myriad challenges facing the education sector.
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 19, 2018 shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attending ceremony for her late father during the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon. - Amnesty International on November 13 stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award

Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support for the civilian leader in the face of global ire.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal tasks corps members to promote national integration

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Thursday enjoined members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to promote activities that would facilitate national unity and economic growth.

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Federal government takes delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats for maritime security

The Federal Government said it has taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats, and other equipment needed to secure Nigerian waters.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo, governors raise alarm over increasing population

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Thursday raised alarm over the increasing Nigerian population.
Callixte Nsabimana

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Nsabimana pleads guilty to terrorism

A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali.
Leon Goretzka

Bayern Munich midfielder to miss DFB Pokal final

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Leon Goretzka will miss this weekend’s DFB Pokal final due to injury.

ICPC: President Buhari’s fight against corruption driven by political will

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption is driven by political will.