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Official: 50 runners sign up for Onitsha city marathon

No fewer than 50 runners have so far signified intrest in the maiden Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) event slated for Oct. 5, in Anambra.

P&ID scandal: Suspect Grace Taiga remanded in prison

A Nigerian female accomplice of embattled P&ID firm, Mrs Grace Taiga, has been remanded in Suleja Prison according to an EFCC press statement.
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Kevin Hart sued for secret tape by sex partner

American stand-up comedian, producer and actor, Kevin Hart’s sex tape partner, Montia Sabbag, has sued him for 60 million dollars.
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Tribunal: Verdict indicates judiciary’s independence – Ondo APC

All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State chapter, has described the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as an indication of independence of the judiciary in the country.

INEC: 52 candidates for Bayelsa guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says 52 political parties and its candidates are ready to participate in the Bayelsa governorship election on November 16.
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Bayelsa guber: Six women, 46 other candidates get INEC’s nod

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said 52 political parties and their candidates are ready to participate in the Bayelsa governorship election on Nov. 16. Six of the candidates are women and 46 men..
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President Buhari greets renowned academic Bolaji Ajenifuja at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to Dr Bolaji S. Ajenifuja, a renowned paediatrician, consultant and academic, on his 90th birthday.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari loses long-serving staff

President Muhammadu Buhari is mourning the death of a loyal and honest staff, Buhari Nalado Sandamu, who served him and his family, as a housekeeper for more than 30 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari receives report of special envoy to South Africa

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the special envoy he sent to South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerian living in the country.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

Tokyo Olympics: President Buhari congratulates D’Tigers on FIBA victory against China

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated national basketball team D’Tigers for a successful outing at the 2019 FIBA World, defeating China 86-73 to secure a place at the 2020 Olympics.

ICRC: Federal government to upgrade 22 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government will upgrade the 22 teaching hospitals in the country and construct a new 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),

Onitsha city marathon gets Coca-Cola as official sponsor

Organisers of the maiden edition of the Onitsha City Marathon, OCM, announced that it has secured soft drink giants, Coca-Cola Nigeria, as its first official sponsor.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs another Nigerian wire fraud suspect on FBI list, five others in Sokoto

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office in collaboration with the FBI, recorded a major breakthrough with the arrest of one Emmanuel Adedeji Oluwatosin, who is on the wanted list of the FBI.
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed on Wednesday. 2

President Buhari: We will honour all agreements with China

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians.
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Tiv/Jukun crisis: SGF joins Benue, Taraba stakeholders’ meeting

The Presidency has said that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will participate in Wednesday’s Benue and Taraba States stakeholders’ meeting aimed at addressing the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC: Kwara lawyer remains suspect in N20m property scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied issuing any apology to an Ilorin-based lawyer, Sulyman Abaya, who is being investigated for alleged N20 million property fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Property scam: EFCC insists Ilorin-based lawyer remains a suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied issuing any apology to an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Sulyman Abaya, being investigated for alleged N20 million property fraud.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.