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ITF set to graduate 11,000 youths -DG

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr Joseph Ari, says the Fund is set to graduate 11,000 youths that it has trained  under one of its  skills acquisition programmes, the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP). Ari disclosed this on Thursday in a statement signed by the Fund’s head of Public Affairs, Mr […]
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FCT police about to parades 48 suspects for armed robbery, murder, rape 

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), police command is about now parading 48 suspected criminals for various offences. The suspects were arrested in various parts of the city for rape, armed robbery, house breaking and theft, kidnapping among other violent crimes. The suspects who are expected to be paraded by the Commissioner of […]
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Anambra South: Court Stops INEC, Others from Issuing Certificate Of Return To Uzor

Godwin Tsa Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Thursday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] from giving effect to the judgment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] directing the commission to issue a certificate of return to Obinna Uzor as the Senator representing Anambra South. Justice […]
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Accountant docked over alleged reckless driving

A 35-year-old accountant, Chuks Koyenum, was on Thursday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly causing injury to a man through reckless driving.   Koyenum, a resident of Alagbado area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on reckless driving.   He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. […]
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Photos: miss Interglobal Nigeria 2020 contestants, Unveiling ceremony and Coronation.

Miss Interglobal Nigeria 2020 contestants and pictures from the State Titleholders Unveil/Sashing Ceremony and Coronation.
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Coronavirus, Lassa Fever: States in red alert – Governors

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the platform of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have said that they are on red alert over the Lassa Fever epidemic and coronavirus that reportedly claimed 17 lives in the city of Wuhan, China since the virus was detected. So far over 500 people […]
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No Confirmed case of Lassa Fever in Ogun, says Commissioner

The Ogun State government has said that there is no confirmed case of Lassa Fever in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker in a release disclosed that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had erroneously listed Ogun as one of the affected states, adding that government had, however, put its health […]
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Kebbi govt set to constructs 1,000 housing units

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State government has disclosed that it would construct 1,000 housing units comprising of two and four rooms estate in the state. The Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Pension Matters, Dr Isah Mohammed Sama, confirmed this on Thursday during a stakeholder meeting comprising government representatives and officials of the New Cruise […]
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Sokoto APC candidate in Saturday’s House of Assembly poll defects to PDP

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto A candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Sokoto forthcoming rerun House of Assembly election, Alhaji Bature Dan Muhammadu Lili, has decamped to People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmaker, who defected along with no fewer than 10,000 of his supporters, said his decision was the strings of victories the state Governor, […]
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South Africa boils again as violence erupts in Diepsloot

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja An anti-foreigner shut down is ongoing in Diepsloot, Johannesburg North, South Africa, the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) has said. According to NUSA President, Adetola Olubajo, violence directed at foreign nationals, including Nigerians, started in Diepsloot area of Johannesburg Wednesday evening. A message circulated by residents of the area on Wednesday called […]
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Herdsmen attacks: Defence HQ assessment team arrives Benue

Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   The Defence Headquarters Assessment Team comprising of personnel from the Army, Air force, Navy, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and Department of State Services (DSS), Thursday interfaced with the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), Dr. Emmanuel Shior, officials of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and some of the IDPs Daudu Camp1 in Guma Local Government Area of the state. The team is in the state following a protest letter submitted to the Presidency by Governor Samuel Ortom over planned withdrawal…

Govs take measures to tackle Lassa fever, coronavirus epidemics

Onyekachi Eze, Abuja   State governors have said they are collaborating with the Federal Government to tackle Lassa fever epidemic in the country. The governors, who met under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Wednesday, said they have been briefed on the Chinese virus, the coronavirus that have claimed about 15 lives. NGF Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting, said the governors are taking precautionary measures to address the Lassa fever epidemic in conjunction with the Federal Ministry…

Atlantic Hall school unveils ambassadors, launches N2b fundraising Initiative

By. Esther Bakare Atlantic Hall School is set to unveil 10 ambassadors for the decade at the 30th anniversary gala finale themed “Your Excellencies”. The ambassadors are Atlantic hall alumni who have made great accomplishments across different fields and dedicated to excellence and integrity, having succeeded in building reputation at the fore front of their respective industries. They are : Award-winning Music video director, and Film maker, Kemi Adetiba; Founder of Omilola Oshikoya International (OOI), a life & finance coaching company, Omilola Oshikoya; Track and field sprinter, who was once…

The sky is your begining, Sanwo-Olu tells 12-year-old author

By Esther Bakare Twelve year old Munachi Mbonu, a pupil of Atlantic Hall School, Poka, Epe has released her third book, Father’s Will. The Book was launched on Sunday, December 15 2019 at a ceremony that attracted distinguished personalities, led by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. A visibly impressed Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the 12-year-old and encouraged her not to relent in her efforts. “Munachi is no doubt on a path to greatness. She has defined her path and I must say without doubt that the sky is her limit.”…

A growing problem: Nigerian rice farmers fall short after borders close

Thomas Tyavwva Maji is planting rice on more of his land in Nigeria’s Benue State than ever to take advantage of a surge in prices since the country shut its land borders in August. But he says he cannot go much further. With no machinery or irrigation, limited manual labour and no spare cash for fertilizers, the 45-year-old is not expecting any dramatic change in his fortunes. “We work until we get exhausted, manually we get exhausted,” said Maji, as a woman nearby beat hand-harvested stalks on the ground to…

No easy solution for fitting in AFCON, say players’ reps

Players’ representatives are worried that moving next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to January will create difficulties for the continent’s footballers, but say there is no easy solution as to how to fit the competition into the calendar. Host nation Cameroon announced last week that the 24-team competition would take place in January and February because the original June/July slot coincided with the rainy season. However, this means European clubs will have to release players in the middle of the season which was described as a catastrophe by Liverpool manager…

NFF explains rationale behind Normalisation Committee for Delta FA

Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has stated that the NFF resorted to appointing a Normalisation Committee to run the affairs of the Delta State Football Association following the long-drawn intractable crisis that bedevilled that affiliate. “Early last year, the board of the Delta State Football Association wrote a petition against the acting Chairman, bordering on various allegations, and eventually held a congress where the members suspended the acting Chairman. The NFF took note of the decision because process adopted complied with the laid down regulations…

Ole: We need to make ‘quality’ signings after Burnley defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need “quality” signings to help his mentally fatigued young squad after losing to Burnley. The Clarets plunged more misery on United as they beat Solskjaer’s side 2-0 to claim their first win at Old Trafford for 58 years. It was a similar story for United as they enjoyed over 70 per cent possession and a huge amount of territory but had no end product, reports Sky Sports. Solskjaer is currently without key players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford through injury and is hopeful of…

Oil skids as specter of China virus looms over fuel demand, economy

Oil prices fell to their lowest in seven weeks on Thursday, sliding more than 1% on concern that the spread of a respiratory virus from China may lower fuel demand if it stunts economic growth in an echo of the SARS epidemic nearly 20 years ago. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 87 cents, or 1.4%, to $62.34 a barrel by 0733 GMT, and earlier dropped to the lowest since Dec. 4 after falling 2.1% the previous session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures CLc1 fell 94 cents, or 1.6%, to…

Nigeria drops on Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Index

Nigeria has dropped farther on the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. In the 2018 report, Nigeria ranked 144 out of 180 countries surveyed by the organisation. The country has now dropped two steps below in the recent 2019 report released on Thursday. Nigeria also scored 27 out of 100 points in the 2018 CPI, maintaining the same score as in the 2017 CPI, the same as it did in 2018. The score is below the global average of 43, reports SaharaReporters. According to the 2019 CPI, two-thirds, which is…

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