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70-year-old man arraigned for allegedly defrauding church members N2.2 million

A Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday ordered that a 70-year-old man, Ibrahim Akande, be remanded in Okelele in Oke-kura Prison over alleged N2.2 million job scam.

SON confiscates fake products worth N300 billion

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Wednesday that it confiscated fake and substandard products worth more than N300 billion across the country within the past few months.

House of Reps urges federal government to commence rehabilitation of Ikorodu Lighter Terminal road

The House of Representatives has decried the number of man hour wasted on Ebute-Ogoloto road leading to Ikorodu Lighter Terminal due to its bad state and the indiscriminate parking of trailers on the road.
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell

Ex-Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell acquitted of money laundering after 20 months in prison

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been acquitted of money laundering, after 20 months in prison.

Two women jailed for improper dressing

A Sharia Court II, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, yesterday sentenced 20-year-old Farida Taofiq, and Raihana Abbas, to two months in prison each for wearing skimpy dresses.

Femi Falana, Balarabe Musa blame ex-President Obasanjo for Nigeria’s woes

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), and Balarabe Musa, elder statesman and former governor of c State, on Tuesday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rejection of the Minority Report of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1976, co-authored by Drs. Segun Osoba and Yusufu Bala Usman, is one of the major reasons Nigeria is facing multiple crises today.

Jilted man kills five members of ex-girlfriend’s family

Igbodigho community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has been thrown into mourning following the setting ablaze of a family of nine by a middle age man identified Deji Adenuga.

Ninth National Assembly: NCWS solicits appointment of more women into principal position

The National Council of Women Societies, (NCWS) on Tuesday called on the ninth National Assembly to appoint more women as principal officers and head of committees.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

Lagos restricts traffic in some routes as President Buhari’s visits on Wednesday

Preparations are in top gear as the Lagos State Government will host President Muhammadu Buhari on an official visit to Lagos on Wednesday.
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NIMASA promotes IMO representative to director

The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has approved the promotion of the Nigerian Alternate Permanent Representative at the International Maritime Organisation, Dikko Bala, to Director.

Sri Lanka social media shutdown raises fears on free expression

Sri Lanka’s decision to block social media following deadly suicide attacks highlights a growing distrust of online platforms, but critics said the move is likely to restrict the flow of important news and information as well as abusive content.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Coalition asks INEC to release certified true copies of Rivers elections results

The Coalition of Governorship Candidates and Party Chairmen (CGCPC) in Rivers State have given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a 24-hour ultimatum to release the Certified True Copies (CTCs) of the declared results of the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections.
1 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Zamfara monarchs insist NAF raids killed innocent civilians

The Emir of Anka Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad Muhammad has reaffirmed the Zamfara council of Chiefs allegation that innocent villagers were killed during various air raids by the Air Force across different communities in the state.

Minister: Federal government to introduce solar-powered tricycles

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Governments has concluded plans to introduce solar-powered tricycles and motorcycles into the Nigerian transportation system.
Photographers take pictures of Jewish priests wearing “Talit” prayer shawls as they take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest’s blessing) during the Passover (Pesach) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 22, 2019. Thousands of Jews make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem during the eight-day Pesach holiday, which commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt some 3,500 years ago and they remember their plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.THOMAS COEX / AFP

Tens of thousands attend Jewish Passover blessing at Western Wall

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday for a traditional Jewish blessing for the Passover holiday.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

TCN completes first phase of new transmission substation in Akwa Ibom

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has completed and energised the first phase of the ongoing brand new transmission substation in Ekim, Akwa Ibom State.

Gani Adams, Olubadan and others charge Nigerians on poverty

The Aare Onakakanfo (generalisimo) of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Director General, Ekiti State Council of Arts and Culture, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, are among the dignitaries who called for an all-encompassing approach to solving the socioeconomic challenges facing the people.
Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches looks on during a warm up session before the UEFA Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool in Munich, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Niko Kovac: Bayern Munich will discuss Renato Sanches future in summer

Renato Sanches could leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, says head coach Niko Kovac.

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Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.

Fan Zhendong: You can’t underestimate Quadri’s forehand

Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

NCC: Over 60 million mobile subscribers’ data verified

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says over 60 million subscribers’ biometric and personal registration information submitted to teleçom operators hàve been screened and verified.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

TETFund: Why professors aren’t getting research grants

The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea team-mate Gonzalo Higuain concedes it will be “difficult to change his mind” if he wants a new challenge in Spain.

Craig Burley: Eden Hazard isn’t Lionel Messi, he’ll never get 40 goals

Eden Hazard is “not Lionel Messi” and Chelsea are expecting too much from a man who will never hit the heights of a Barcelona icon, claims Craig Burley.
During the panel discussion moderated by Paradigm Initiative executive director Gbenga Sesan, the panellists and participants cited different examples of digital rights marginalisation in Africa.

Paradigm Initiative makes case for digital rights inclusion in Africa

Panellists, participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 Wednesday decried at the growing marginalisation of Africans in information accessibility in the digital space.