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We worked through the night and one body was recovered, the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

"We worked through the night and one body was recovered," the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Kano election: Declare our candidate winner to avoid violence – PDP

Rabiu Bichi, Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir, winner to avoid eruption of violence.

Election: Governor el-Rufai meets Kaduna pastors

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reached out to some pastors in the state for support, saying as a human being, he is not immune to mistakes.
The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.

NUC approves Bayelsa medical university

The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.
Victor Umeh

Senator Umeh: I’ve calling to serve Igbo people

Victor Umeh, the senator representing Anambra Central, who is seeking re-election, has replied his critics who accuse him of overstepping the boundary of his primary constituency to speak for others, saying that his calling was to serve the Igbo people.

NDLEA arrests 200 drug traffickers in Oyo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, had arrested 200 suspected drug traffickers and convicted 39 in the state from Jan. to Dec. 2018.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

2019: Ebonyi teachers vow to “sail or sink’’ with David Umahi

Teachers in Ebonyi have pledged to “sail or sink’’ with Gov. David Umahi in reciprocation of his support to their programmes and activities.

APGA faults court’s cancellation of Anambra South senatorial primaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has reacted to the nullification of its primary election for Anambra South Senatorial District by an Abuja high court.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa PDP’s Ahmadu Fintiri promises free education

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Adamawa, has promised free education in primary and secondary schools of the state.

ASUU chides Bisi Akande over comments on strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chides former APC national chairman Bisi Akande for accusing striking lecturers of producing ‘vagabonds and unemployable graduates’
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke: Civil servants to retire at 70 under my leadership

Mr Donald Duke, Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), has promised that the retirement age for civil servants would be extended to 70 years if elected president in 2019.
Robert Ajayi Boroffice

Confusion in Ondo APC as NWC clears Ajayi Boroffice, Tayo Alasoadura, Yele Omogunwa unopposed

The camp of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, was in disarray, following the decision of the National Working Committee to returned and cleared the three incumbents in the senatorial districts of the State.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara APC primary: Abdulaziz Yari imposes curfew

As Zamfara APC prepares for governorship primary election on Wednesday, movement has been restricted to 7am to 7pm in all parts of the state.

Lagos guber: Adeyemi Ikuforiji urges Epe indigenes to pray for Akinwunmi Ambode

In spite of mounting opposition to his second term bid, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s kinsmen and women have resolved to take the battle to God in prayers.

2019: Don’t jeopardise the unity of Nigeria – Governor Okowa tells corps members

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, advised serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who may be recruited as ad-hoc workers for the 2019 general election to avoid temptations that will compromise the conduct of the election.
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NIBBRI: No tremor should be taken for granted

Prof. Danladi Matawal, Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute, has warned the nation not to take any tremors for granted.

Kabiru Turaki: I am a man of honour

Frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has said he had always been a man of honour, integrity and credibility.

Edo teachers serve notice of indefinite strike

There is imminent crisis in the education sector of Edo State, as teachers of primary and secondary schools, under the umbrella of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), have served a 21-day ultimatum on the government to meet all their demands, or they will embark on indefinite strike.

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An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
An image from Kurdish Ronahi TV shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag on top of a building in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz. Handout-AFP-Getty Images

SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.