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Northern governors’ wives commend federal government over codeine ban

The Northern Governors Wives Forum has applauded the Federal Ministry of Health for its recent decision to ban the importation and production of codeine, saying the ban “is a major breakthrough in the fight against drug abuse among youths in the country”.

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo held secret meeting with Kim Jong-un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with Kim Jong-un in North Korea earlier this month in what is believed to be the highest level meeting between the two countries in nearly two decades, US media reported.

Sierra Leone president rewards rival with cabinet post

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled his first cabinet, naming veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai as Attorney General and Justice minister.

Governor Bagudu approves N412m compensation for township roads construction

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved the release of N412 million as compensation to property owners affected by ongoing township roads construction in four major towns in the state.

Nasarawa speaker calls for prayer for safe release of Dapchi girl Leah Sharibu

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, on Friday urged Nigerians to pray for the safe release of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram.

Information ministry appeals against Yushau Shuaib’s reinstatement

In a dramatic turn of event, the Federal Ministry of Information under the supervision of Alhaji Lai Mohammed has rejected a judgment for the reinstatement of the former spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Yushau Shuaib, into the civil service.

White House blames Russia for NotPetya cyberattack

The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

White House threatens veto of bipartisan immigration plan

The White House said Thursday it would advise President Donald Trump to veto a bipartisan immigration plan, heaping pressure on the US Senate as it seeks a deal that protects young immigrants from deportation.

Bauchi to get 20 new commissioners

Governor Mohammed Abubakar has concluded plans to reconstitute the State Executive Council.

2019: APC asks Governor Okorocha to lead President Buhari’s re-election campaign in South East

South East leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress have endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to lead the Southeast Zonal Campaign Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.

Liberia’s George Weah rolls out early appointments

Less than 24 hours after his inauguration, Liberia’s President George Weah, announced seven appointments, including that of former Senate Pro-Tempore Gbezohngar Findley, as Foreign Affairs Minister.

United States congratulates Liberia’s president-elect George Weah

The U.S. has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.

Kwara to inaugurate new local govt councils Tuesday

The Kwara State Government will inaugurate the newly-elected chairmen for the 16 local government councils in the state on Tuesday.

Court orders federal govt to reinstate ex-NEMA spokesperson Yushau Shuaib four years after compulsory...

Justice David Isele of the National Industrial Court, NIC, has ordered the immediate reinstatement of a former spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, back into the public service after being forcefully retired in 2013 over an opinion article he wrote on former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Abba Kyari, Winifred Oyo-Ita in warm embrace, reconcile at FEC

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Wednesday, embarked on fence-mending as they embraced warmly and smiled to the camera.

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Nasarawa Assembly okays $1 billion deduction by federal government to fight insurgency

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, authorising the Federal Government to deduct the state’s share of the $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account.

Aleksander Ceferin: UEFA will be tough on clubs in breach of FFP

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he has faith in the Financial Fair Play (FFP) process, which he believes treats every club the same.

Court orders Atiku’s son, estranged wife to agree on children’s upkeep allowance

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Friday ordered Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Bolori, to agree on the monthly upkeep allowance he would be paying for the two children of the severed union.

Names of four US soldiers killed in Niger added to memorial wall

The names of four Special Forces soldiers killed last year in an ambush in Niger are among those added to a memorial wall at Fort Bragg.

Air chief Abubakar inaugurates new NAF air safety institute in Kaduna

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has inaugurated the permanent site of the Nigeria Air Force Institute of Safety, located at Rigachikun area of Kaduna.