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Governor Abubakar seeks Bauchi Assembly’s approval for N167 billion 2018 budget

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State, on Thursday, presented a budget of N167.9 billion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for approval.

Residents decry foul language by herbalists

Residents of Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa have decried the use of foul language by traditional medicine sellers (herbalists) while marketing their products.

35 Nigerians design mascots for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Mr Han Sungrae, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre said about 35 Nigerians have designed the mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea, next year.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar to train 200 orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday disclosed his plan to train no fewer than 200 children orphaned due to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

Governor Umahi urges Ebonyi women to engage in small scale businesses

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, on Friday, encouraged women to explore possibilities of engaging in small scale businesses through Bank of Industry (BoI).

Go to school, I did after marriage – Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has challenged women and youths in Bauchi State to strive hard to acquire knowledge so that they can benefit from opportunities that may come their way.

Aisha Buhari empowers women, youths in Katsina

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday empowered women and youths in the three senatorial districts of Katsina State with 50 tricycles.

Treasury looters won’t return to power in 2019 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged those who want to contest against him in 2019 to an integrity test, stating that those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.

Group seek women involvement in discussing restructuring

A coalition of women drawn from 5 local government areas in Gombe state has called on Nigerian women to participate actively in the ongoing debate for the restructuring of the country.

4,000 Nigerian refugees return from Niger Republic

No fewer than 4,000 Nigerian refugees returned home from Niger Republic in the past one month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.

Women need greater role in industries to cut poverty – UN

United Nations says Women need to be given a greater role in industries in poorer nations to meet the global goal of cutting poverty by 2030.

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya, were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.

Lai Mohammed worries over fake news, disinformation in Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed concern over the dissemination of fake news and disinformation in the country.

World Diabetes Day: 400 Ikorodu residents get free screening

About 400 residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State received free diabetes screening on Thursday in commemoration of this year’s World Diabetes Day.

Corruption fight has brought us respect – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ongoing fight against corruption has started yielding fruitful results as Nigeria is now a respected nation in the world.

Dutch journalist Sakir Khader detained in Greece

A Dutch journalist has been arrested in Greece while reporting on refugees who crossed into the country via Turkey.

FBI agents join probe into Uganda women killings

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has joined investigations into recent killings of women in Uganda.

16 die as boat capsizes in India

At least 16 people, including women and children, died Sunday after a boat packed with 38 passengers capsized in a river in southern India, police said.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’