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How septuagenarian Agric Minister Nanono met, married 18-year-old ‘fura da nono’ seller 

Details have emerged as to how 74-year-old minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, met and married his 18-year-old heartthrob, Rakiya. The minister on...

NDLEA nabs fake security agent over trans-border drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested a fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos State to Sokoto State.

Graduate nurses urge Nigerian govt to increase N5,000 hazard allowance

University Graduates of Nursing Science Association, UGONSA, has urged the Federal Government to increase members’ monthly hazard allowance from the current N5,000.

Nigerian doctors vow to continue strike 

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has vowed to continue its ongoing strike until the federal and state governments concede to its demands.

Nigeria attaining perfection in local rice processing – RIFAN   

Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has affirmed the quality of locally processed rice, which it says has attained a level of perfection.

COVID-19: Philippines suspends use of AstraZeneca jab for people under 60

The Philippines, on Thursday, temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for those younger than 60 following reports from abroad of rare blood clots in some recipients.

COVID-19: Australian regulators investigate links btw vaccines and blood clots

The Australian government has asked the nation’s medical regulator to further investigate links between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and blood-clotting issues.

Biden to take executive actions to reduce gun violence

President Joe Biden plans to announce Thursday an effort to limit so-called ghost guns — weapons sold without serial numbers or other identifying information — and to nominate a figure from a major gun control group as director of the federal agency that regulates firearms.

Aircraft in Nigeria must undergo rigorous maintenance, no compromise, no waiver – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says aircrafts operating in the country’s airspace are subjected to rigorous and specified maintenance and as scheduled.

Man burns ex-lover, 2 children to death in Ibadan

A man identified as Ahmed Saka, has set ablaze the room of his ex-lover, Mutiat Oladele, leading to her death and her two children in Ibadan, Oyo State.

NSCDC destroys fake products worth N8m in Kano

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has destroyed fake electric cables and counterfeit products worth N8 million in Kano State.

COVID-19: India’s Maharashtra state struggles with new wave

Several regions in India’s Maharashtra state are witnessing a shortfall of Intensive Care Unit, ICU, beds and oxygen cylinders for Coronavirus, COVID-19, patients.

Uganda, Egypt sign agreement on intelligence sharing to fight terrorism

Egypt and Uganda have signed a memorandum of understanding on intelligence sharing to fight terrorism in eastern and northern Africa.

Man burns ex-lover, 2 children to death in Ibadan

A man, identified as Ahmed Saka, has set ablaze the room of his ex-lover, Mutiat Oladele, in Ibadan, leading to the death of the...

New Zealand suspends all travels from India after COVID spike

New Zealand says it will suspend all travel from India after a surge of COVID-19 cases were detected at the border, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.

Ecuador loses third health minister in 40 days

Ecuador’s Health Minister Mauro Falconi has resigned less than three weeks on the job, the government said on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his predecessor.

I didn’t file suit against Atiku’s citizenship – Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied filing a lawsuit against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

NSCDC arrests 8 over rail line vandalism in Nasarawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested eight suspects over suspected vandalism of railway sleepers in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

EFCC arrests IT expert, 6 others for alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested an Information Technology, IT, expert and six others for alleged internet fraud in Ibadan, Oyo State.

74-year-old Agric Minister Nanono marries 18-year-old in secret wedding

The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has married an 18-year-old school leaver in a secret wedding, DAILY NIGERIAN can authoritatively report. Mr...

Somali army captures al-Shabab bases in central region

The Somali National Army, SNA, said its forces took over several bases which were under al-Shabab areas during early Wednesday operations in Galgaduud, in the central part of Somalia.

NIN: 1 month extension inadequate — NATCOM

The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers, NATCOMS has said that the one-month extension for the National Identification Number, NIN, registration by the Federal Government is not enough to capture all Nigerians.

5 ex-soldiers get life sentences in Turkey

A court in Ankara on Wednesday sentenced five former senior soldiers to life in prison over their links to the failed 2016 coup by a military faction.

Food Security: Expert advises Nigerian farmers to embrace insurance packages

An insurance underwriter, Tella Adekunle, has urged small-scale farmers to embrace agricultural insurance packages to promote food security in Nigeria.

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