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Kidnappers refuse to free lawyer after collecting N5 million ransom

The family of a Wukari-based senior legal practitioner, Barrister Yabura, have expressed concern over refusal of his abductors to release him after collecting N5million ransom.
NSCDC

Ramadan: 500 armed personnel deployed to Borno worship centers

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno has deployed 500 armed personnel to various worship centres in Maiduguri, to enhance security and safety.
Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.
Ahmet Altan at the Edinburgh international book festival in 2015. Gary Doak-Alamy

Turkey refuses to free two prominent journalists

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Friday rejected the appeals for freedom from Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak, two prominent journalists who were taken into custody after a failed coup in 2016.
Chris Ngige

Minister: 2.8 million workers die annually from occupational accidents

The federal government says 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually, while additional 374 million suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents globally each year.

Fleeing Ekiti monarch returns six months after abdicating throne

The traditional ruler of Ilogbo Ekiti, Oba Edward Ajayi, who abandoned the throne six months ago for safety, having been chased away by angry subjects over certain offences, has returned.
Alphabet Inc's Wing Aviation unit on Tuesday got the OK to start delivering goods by drone in Virginia later this year, making the sister unit of search engine Google the first company to get U.S. air carrier certification, the FAA said.

Google-linked firm wins US approval for drone deliveries

Wing Aviation, a firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, on Tuesday, became the first drone operator to be certified as an airline by US authorities, allowing it to begin commercial deliveries in the country.
Terry Gou Donald Trump

Foxconn chief Terry Gou announces bid to run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan
33 excavators purchased Governor Abiola Ajimobi as his administration winding off

Governor Ajimobi inaugurates 33 excavators for local councils

Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo Stae has inaugurated 33 excavators purchased by the government to boost agricultural production, safety and rescue operations, as well as urban renewal across the 33 Local Government Areas and 35 Local Council Development Areas.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators

The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.
Boeing 737 Max Airliners

Boeing grounds entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes

Boeing has temporarily grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max 8 aircraft days after a crash involving one of the planes killed 157 persons.

EEDC harps on safety as NEMSA releases latest ranking

The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has urged electricity consumers to continue shunning acts that could endanger their lives and that of others.

Imo elections: Clash in Owerri as party agents tear result sheets

Collation of results at the INEC collation centre in Owerri has abruptly ended over the destruction of result sheets by party agents.
Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos APC

Elections: Lagos government assures voters of safety

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday assured that adequate measures had been firmed up to ensure a hitch-free election on Saturday.
Flames and smoke rise from building after a fire broke out in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 21, 2019. – At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said on February 21. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

At least 70 people were killed when fire tore through crumbling apartment blocks in a historic part of Dhaka, setting off a chain of explosions and a wall of flames down nearby streets, officials said Thursday.

NYSC knocks INEC over corps members’ welfare challenges

The National Youths Service Corps has said the challenges of welfare facing corps members on election duty are unfortunate and not part of the memorandum of understanding it signed with the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Police debunks attacks on Kaduna-Abuja highway

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Thursday dismissed as fake, news circulated on social media advising commuters not to travel through Kaduna-Abuja highway because of alleged attacks on motorists.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

TSA begins assessment visit to Lagos airport

A three-man United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
David Samson Unuanel

Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.