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KEDCO threatens legal action against customers over assault of staffs

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, has threatened to take legal action against any customers found assaulting it staff while on official duties – distribution of electricity bills and collections of payments.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Esther Kwaghe, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja during the signing of contracts agreement with air carriers and ground handlers for the 2019 general pilgrimage exercise.

NCPC announces reduction in pilgrimage fare, signs contract with handlers

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has announced the downward review of the cost of 2019 general pilgrimage to Israel from N725,000 to N715,000.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford claims the squad are better prepared for the challenges of a new season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than they were when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

Marcus Rashford penalty gives Manchester United edge over Leicester City

Marcus Rashford put the disappointment of a previous penalty miss behind him by scoring from the spot to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.

Joe Aribo grabs assist in Rangers comeback win over Livingston

Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.g

Police arrest 26 suspects over alleged public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Kogi guber: Senator Melaye declines to lead PDP campaign

The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has declined to lead the Kogi State governorship campaign for the November 16 poll.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Justice Hafizu: Senator Akpabio was robbed of victory

A member of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Justice Sheriff Hafizu, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio was robbed of his victory in February 23 National Assembly election.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara government disowns ‘fake’ cabinet nominees list

“Yesterday, a list purportedly containing commissioner-nominees of Kwara State surfaced online and a number of people have asked us to confirm or deny, we are doing neither,” the state’s governor Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement on Tuesday.

Central bank urges fintechs, payment service providers to stick to standards

The Central Bank of Nigeria has urged financial technology companies, payment service providers and Deposit Money Banks engaged in offering payment solutions to customers to ensure they adhere to policy framework and standards that guide their respective operations in the ecosystem in which they operate.

Estate agent docked over alleged theft of N1.25 million house rent

A 39-year-old Estate Agent, Toluwa Jegede, who was alleged to have stolen N1.25 million from the woman he was managing her house, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Trump's announcement ended months of US negotiations with Taliban leaders, who control large parts of Afghanistan [File- Sorin Furcoi-Al Jazeera]

Taliban vows to fight on after Donald Trump says talks are ‘dead’

The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with the insurgents were “dead”, saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations.
Seyi Makinde

Flood alert: Oyo begins channelization of major rivers

Oyo State government has disclosed that it would soon begin channelization of major rivers in the State to increase flood water runoff capacity and further reduce the possibility of flooding in the State.

INEC: EFCC’s intervention gave credibility to 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed the level of credibility recorded in the 2019 general elections to the involvement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in monitoring the elections across the country to prevent compromises through vote buying and vote selling.

Nigerian Professionals: Xenophobic attacks, threat to Africa’s economic growth

Ms Omotola Adetunji, the Founder, Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa (GNP-SA), says recurring attacks against foreigners in that country portends great dangers to the unity and economic prosperity of Africa.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara Assembly appoints a new spokesperson

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura as the new spokesman for the state House of Assembly.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP: Insecurity‘ll soon end in South West

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured that kidnapping, killings and other forms of insecurity currently being perpetrated in the South West geo-political zone will soon end.

Traditional rulers tasked on out-of-court conflict resolution

Traditional rulers in Bauchi State have been tasked with the responsibility of reconciling people who are in conflicts in their domains before taking any matter to court in order for peace to prevail in society.
Tunde Braimoh

Xenophobia: Victims dead, alive must be compensated – Lagos assemblyman

A Lagos State lawmaker, Mr Tunde Braimoh, on Friday said all agents of civilisation should condemn xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African countries in South Africa.

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Ousted emir emerges Zamfara PDP deputy chairman

Former Emir of Bakura in Zamfara, Alhaji Hassan Marafa has emerged as the Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Seyi Makinde

Tribunal verdict triumph of truth over falsehood – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

Gary Neville has branded Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a disgrace and urged his former club to no longer negotiate with the Italian.