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2 Nigerian Professors appointed as NIFPWA President, Director-General

The Non-Interest Finance Professionals of West Africa, NIFPWA, has appointed two Nigerian financial experts, Professors Kabir Isa-Dandago and Busari S Akande as President and Director-General of the union respectively.

Kogi schools to reopen September – Official

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Wemi Jones, has announced September 14 as the date for the reopening of schools from primary to tertiary levels.

ASUU to FG: We can’t compromise on our welfare, universities revitalisation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has reiterated their resolve to go with the ongoing industrial action, saying that the quest for their welfare and revitalisation of the university system could not be compromised.

Edo Guber: Re-elect PDP for continuity, consolidation, Obaseki tells supporters

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Edo September 19 governorship election, has said that his re-election would ensure continuity and consolidation on his achievements.

Killings: NiDCOM warns Nigerians against going to schools in Northern Cyprus

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIODCOM, has warned Nigerian parents against sending their children to universities in Northern Cyprus over the incessant and mysterious killing of Nigerians.

Amnesty Int’l says bandits killed 1,126 Nigerians in 6 months

An international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, AI, has released a new report, claiming that armed bandits have killed no fewer than 1.100 villagers during attacks between January and June this year.

5 aspirants jostle for PDP ticket ahead of Plateau South senatorial bye-election

Five aspirants are contesting for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the forthcoming Plateau South senatorial by-election, Yakubu Chocho, the state Chairman of the party, has said.

BREAKING: Oyo serial killer, Shodipe, rearrested

The Oyo State Police Command has announced the re-arrest of the suspected Ibadan serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, after his escape from police custody.

Edo Guber: INEC promises credible election despite COVID-19

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will not compromise its integrity in the conduct of the Edo governorship election billed for Sept. 19 in spite of the inhibitions created by the COVID-19.

Osinbajo’s aide collected N250m without executing contracts, EFCC investigator tells Salami Panel

After receiving N250 million, Dr. Donald Wokoma, a Special Assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, allegedly failed to execute some contracts awarded to his firms in 2018.

3 Nigerian soldiers killed, 2 others injured during Kukawa encounter with insurgents – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said that three soldiers were killed while two others sustained various degrees of injuries after an encounter with the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in an attempt to scuttle the resettlement of Kukawa community in Borno.

Irate youths attack Ibadan police headquarters over Shodipe, escapee serial killer

The protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, against the escape from custody of suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, turned violent, resulting in the attack of some policemen.

Nigerian Army partners EFCC to tackle oil, gas pipelines vandalism

The Nigerian Army says it is collaborating with the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Port Harcourt to end attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Rivers.

Over 20,000 Nigerians employed for Lagos-Ibadan rail project – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said over 20,000 workers were engaged for the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

Nigerian govt reviews 2020 draft FCT court sentencing guidelines, practice direction

The Federal Government on Monday reviewed the 2020 Draft Federal Capital Territory Courts Sentencing Guideline and Practice Directions, geared towards the effective implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.

Again, Nigeria’s Image Merchants bags 3 PR Golden World Awards

The Image Merchants Promotion Limited, IMPR, the publishers of PRNigeria and Economic Confidential has bagged three Golden World Awards of the International Public Relations Association, IPRA, 2020 for its PR campaigns in Nigeria.

Edo Guber: INEC presents voters’ register to 14 participating political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Edo on Monday presented soft copies of the voters register to 14 political parties participating in the Sept. 19 governorship election in the state.

Tomato hybrid with long shelf life to be available in 12 months – NABDA DG

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, Prof. Alex Akpa, says Nigerians should expect high yielding tomato hybrid with long shelf life in the markets, within a period of one year.

FRSC, Nasarawa Internal Revenue Service to impound unregistered vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service, NSIRS, said they would clampdown on unregistered vehicles operating in the state beginning from August 24.

Accident claims 2 lives in Anambra

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a bus and two motorcycles near Odumodu junction along Awka-Onitsha expressway, Anambra, on Sunday night.

Alleged serial killer escapes from police custody in Oyo

The Police Command in Oyo State has confirmed the escape from its custody of a 19-year-old alleged serial killer, Sunday Shodipe. The News Agency of...

NPA receives largest container vessel ever at Onne Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, on Sunday announced the berthing of the biggest container vessel to ever dock at a Nigerian port. Adams Jatto, General...

Evans hires another counsel as judge insists on concluding trial

A mild drama unfolded during the trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, before an Ikeja High Court, when the judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, ordered Evans’s new counsel to write and sign an undertaking to finish the case.

175 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Uganda

A total of 175 stranded Nigerians on Thursday arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 1.05 p.m. from Uganda via Galistair.

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