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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: Out-of-School children’s figure drops

The Federal Government says the number of Out-of-School (OSC) Children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2million, following various interventions of the government and development partners.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki, legislators-elect mull new development template

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the newly elected legislators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to deepen synergy between both arms of government to ensure projects are not duplicated across the state.

Election: INEC not under pressure – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is not under any pressure from any quarter as far as preparation for Saturday’s election in Adamawa State is concerned.
Apple iPhones

Pirates hijack Apple’s enterprise certificates to put hacked apps on iPhones

Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.
Police Special Protection Unit (SPU)

Police officers attached to VIPs ‘back to base’

Following an official order by the Inspector General of police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed, that all police personnel attached to Very Important Personalities (VIP’s) accross the country be withdrawn, thousands of officers attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) are now “back to base” this morning.
the helicopter carrying VP Osinbajo after crash landing in Kabba, Kogi state

VP Osinbajo: AIB concludes investigation on crashed helicopter

Seventy-two hours after an Agusta AW 139 helicopter flying Vice President Yemi Osibanjo crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, aviation agencies, led by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have concluded investigations on the accident.
APC Imo

Three injured as crisis erupts at APC rally in Owerri

A rally organised on Saturday by the All Progressives Congress at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo State suffered a crisis.
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.

Yuletide: FAAN beefs up security across airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has beefed up security at all the airports in the country, particularly the international gateways.
football

National Sports Festival: Football, basketball, nine other events begin

After Thursday’s merrymaking at the opening ceremony of the National Sports Festival, athletes have now switched to serious mode as 11 events will officially get underway on Friday.
Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo in Sokoto, commissions Int’l Event center

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, commissioned a 1,500-sitting capacity International Conference Centre in Sokoto, the state capital.

A country without ‘rubber bullets’

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting
Patoranking

Patoranking, others to perform at 2018 AITEO finals in Asaba

High profile Nigerian artist Patoranking will, on Wednesday, lead other notable musicians to perform during the finals of the 2018 AITEO football tournament holding at Stephen Kesh Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
Paul Biya Cameroon

Paul Biya hits campaign trail ahead of Cameroon vote

"It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.

FIBA Qualifiers: Fans to pay N500 to N25,000 to watch D’Tigers

Basketball fans expected to be inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday to watch the D’Tigers take part in the FIBA Men’s World Cup Qualifiers which hold on the 14th and 16th of September will pay between N500 and N25,000 for match tickets.

2019: Abia youths buy nomination form for ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, about 7,000 youths are currently contributing N1,000 each to buy the nomination form for former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to contest for Abia North senatorial seat.
Congolese opposition leader and former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba is pictured after a news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 24, 2018. Reuters

Former DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba lands in Kinshasa

Bemba, 55, arriving at Kinshasa airport from Belgium aboard a private plane, has vowed to contest the country's twice-delayed elections, due on December 23.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Presidency: Law enforcement agencies must do their work

The Presidency says it has taken note of the orchestrated campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari each time a Very Important Person (VIP) is invited by the law enforcement agencies, in the discharge of their legitimate duties and functions.

Police restate commitment to reform SARS

Mr Haliru Gwandu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Thursday restated the police commitment to reforming the SARS personnel for improved security in the country.

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Cleric recommends life jail for rape offenders

Rev. Jerry Nwachukwu, the General Overseer of the Bible Base Miracle Assembly, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has advocated for a law that will make life jail as punishment for offenders found guilty of rape by law Courts.
Steve Oronsaye

Absence of second defendant stalls Steve Oronsaye’s fraud trial

The absence of Osarenkhoe Afe, the second defendant in court, stalled the ongoing trial of former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, over alleged fraud at the Federal High Court Abuja.
Hugo Lloris and Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min nearly came to blows as the duo had to be separated at half-time of Monday’s 1-0 victory over Everton.

José Mourinho: Hugo Lloris – Son Heung-min bust-up was ‘beautiful’

Hugo Lloris and Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min nearly came to blows as the duo had to be separated at half-time of Monday’s 1-0 victory over Everton.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria considers another total lockdown

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Monday lamented that it was directly affecting governance and security in the country.
Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

Victor Osimhen to become Nigeria’s most expensive footballer

Victor Osimhen may become Nigeria’s most expensive footballer, as his move to Napoli draws close.