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Congress: Abdullahi Bello emerges Kogi APC chairman

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi state on Saturday produced Abdullahi Bello as chairman while Josiah Onoja was returned as the Secretary of the party.

Vice President Osinbajo attends Isiyaku Rabiu’s funeral prayers in Kano

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, attended the funeral prayers of late Kano businessman, Isiyaku Rabiu, who died in London on Tuesday.

Study: Infants can track others’ mental states

A brain-imaging study has offered new support for the notion that infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs, and they have the ability to know other people’s mental states.

Ex-NHRC chief Chidi Odinkalu urges compulsory insurance scheme for journalists on election duty

A former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, on Tuesday advocated for a compulsory insurance scheme for media organisations that deploy reporters for elections.

Professor Moghalu, Fela Durotoye, others call for citizens’ participation in nation building

A former Deputy-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to be actively involved in the process of nation building in order to have a better country.

University of Maiduguri turns out 17,895 graduates with 78 first class

Seventy-Eight students of the University of Maiduguri (UniMaid) on Saturday in Maiduguri bagged first class honours.

Niger Delta militants withdraw ultimatum to President Buhari on General Boroh’s recall

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, and a coalition of nine militant groups in the Niger Delta have withdrawn the four-week ultimatum they gave President Muhammadu Buhari to reinstate the sacked Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (retd) or risk fresh attacks on oil installations.

President Buhari’s 2019 bid and matters arising

The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing party, APC’s ticket to run for a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp.

Sex-for-marks: OAU ASUU chapter hails professor’s suspension

The Academic Staff Union (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, says it is satisfied with the suspension Prof. Richard Akindele, who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-mark scandal.

OAU committee recommends indefinite suspension of professor involved in sex-for-mark scandal

The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of a professor allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school.

1,371 indigent students get Senator Mark’s scholarship

No fewer than 1,371 indigent Benue State students, yesterday, benefited from the annual David Mark Scholarship Foundation scheme for the year 2016/2017.

Rotimi Amaechi: Disintegration not answer to national question

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, called for continuous dialogue in the search for an answer to the national question, saying disintegration, as some were championing, was not an option worth pursuing.

Vice President Osinbajo backs restructuring

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, said he agreed with some Nigerians clamouring for the restructuring of the country.

Presidency: Our critics have loud voices, ignore them

The Presidency has urged Nigerians to count the blessings that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had brought to the country’s economy rather than listening to voices of critics with selfish ambitions.

Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, Ambode and the Presidential visit

Buhari wants to contest for a second term. That is not now in doubt. Everything else is shadow boxing! Politics is a game of numbers. But the figures are not adding up. They can’t add up because Buhari has not been very nice to those who showed him love and showered him with goodwill and affection.

Candidates laud smooth take off of 2018 JAMB UTME

The 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has commenced on a smooth note in most of the Computer-Based Centres (CBT) monitored on Friday in Abuja.

Governor Abubakar swears-in 19 commissioners into his cabinet

Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar on Monday after about one year without a cabinet swore in 19 Commissioners to form a new State Executive Council warning them to demonstrate exemplary leadership and be steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their official functions.

Katsina PDP challenges Governor Aminu Masari to public debate

As the countdown to 2019 general elections begins, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Katsina State, has challenged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to a public debate, to defend what the PDP describes as “web of lies and deceit” by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.

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