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Workers celebrate sack of tribunal chairman

Workers at the Investment and Security Tribunal, IST, on Friday gathered in their office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory to celebrate and thank God for the exit of former Executive Chairman of the organisation, Barrister Isaiah Ako.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in Ekiti

Ekiti set for inaugural Ikogosi 10km race

“This will serve as a test run for want promises to be a very big event in subsequent editions. And we are grateful to governor Kayode Fayemi for his commitment to ensure the success of this programme,” Race Coordinator, Muyiwa Babalola, stated.

NAF screens over 2000 persons for cancer in Benue

The Tactical Air Command of the Nigerian Air Force Makurdi on Wednesday commenced three days awareness campaign and free cancer screening programme for prostrate, breast and cervical cancer for residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Why we adopted local hunters to fight bandits – Taraba governor

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba said, though the local hunters do not have the legal mandate for their operations in the state, his government was at home with their activities because of the worrisome level of insecurity in the area.
Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu, stated this at the opening ceremony of the 2019 diction of the Ibile Youth Academy Leadership Training held at Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Island.

Lagos to harness youths’ potential through Ibile leadership training

The Lagos State Government has pledged to build a society of resourceful youth whose potential can be harnessed to drive the Greater Lagos ambition.
The Police in Niger state, central Nigeria said that they would enforce executive order restricting movement of articulated vehicles in the state from Nov. 1.

Police to enforce restriction order on trucks, trailers in Niger

The Police in Niger state, central Nigeria said that they would enforce executive order restricting movement of articulated vehicles in the state from Nov. 1.
A survey in Katsina town revealed that a 50 kg bag of onions, which used to be sold for N5, 000 is now sold for N10, 000 just within a period of two months.

‘Strange’ diseases destroy our onion farms – Kebbi farmers

The National Association of Onions Farmers, in Kebbi State, has said that it has lost over N1 billion worth of onions to two strange diseases affecting farms and storage facilities in the state.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu, stated this at the opening ceremony of the 2019 diction of the Ibile Youth Academy Leadership Training held at Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Island.

Lagos to harness youths’ potential through Ibile leadership training

The Lagos State Government has pledged to build a society of resourceful youth whose potential can be harnessed to drive the Greater Lagos ambition.

ICPC arrests AFN secretary general over $130,000 IAAF money

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has waded into the alleged fraud in the handling of the $130,00 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) by arresting the Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr. Amaechi Akawu.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government trains teachers, facilitators to enroll out-of-school children

The Niger state government said that it had trained 5, 428 teachers and facilitators under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
Mrs Augustina Okechukwu, wife of the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, was on Saturday laid to rest at her country home, Eke in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

VON chief’s wife laid to rest in Enugu

Mrs Augustina Okechukwu, wife of the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, was on Saturday laid to rest at her country home, Eke in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo governor appoints new Head of Service

The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed a new Head of Service, Chibuzor Iwuagwu.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor restricts movement of articulated vehicles during daytime

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has signed an Executive Order restricting the movement of articulated vehicles across the state.
Prof. Jibrin Diso, a visually impaired Professor of Education at Bayero University Kano, on Friday received a car worth N8.8 million won through a raffle draw with 699 other persons.

Visually impaired professor wins N8.8 million Innoson SUV

Prof. Jibrin Diso, a visually impaired Professor of Education at Bayero University Kano, on Friday received a car worth N8.8 million won through a raffle draw with 699 other persons.
Peter Nielsen

Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife,...

The ongoing trial of a Danish, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petra, before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of his lead counsel, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN) on health ground.

Kebbi: 100 doctors to offer free medical services

The Kebbi Government in collaboration with a team of 100 doctors from the country, Chile and the United States will offer free surgeries and treatment to patients in Kebbi, beginning from Oct. 28.

Nigeria, Turkey sign deal on military clothing production

The Ministry of Defence and Sur-Corporatewear of Turkey, on Thursday in Abuja, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a military and paramilitary clothing and accessories factory in Nigeria.

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APC: Adams Oshiomhole’s suspension didn’t follow due process

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said that the suspension of the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, must follow due process
Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is difficult to live with playing from the bench at Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez: Playing from the bench at Manchester City is difficult to live with

Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is "difficult to live with" playing from the bench at Manchester City.

China launches five satellites with one rocket

Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province on Wednesday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC observe a minute silence for Tam David West

About 26 ministers were in attendance including Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Environment, Foreign Affairs, Aviation, Information and Culture, Water Resources, Interior, Youth and Sports, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, Transport, Women Affairs among others.

Oil falls as US-China trade deal prospects dim

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.