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UN coordinator says 110 farmers killed in Borno rice field attack

The UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Sunday said at least 110 people died in Boko Haram attack on Borno rice farmers...

Ebonyi APC backs Buhari for re-election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi chapter, has expressed its support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. “The Ebonyi chapter of APC...

Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun

The Senate at the plenary on Thursday approved 350 million dollars World Bank loan for Ogun State Development Policy Operation, DPO, as contained in...

NSCDC moves to end kidnapping in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara Command, has said it is collaborating with other security agencies to curb kidnapping and other...

NNPC to invite tenders for sale, purchase of Nigerian crude grades

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is set to invite tenders for the sale and purchase of Nigerian crude oil grades, a competent source has...

Politicians have hijacked amnesty programme, militants cry out

A militant group in Ondo State, United Sea Wolf Avenger, said politicians in the state had hijacked the Federal Government’s Amnesty programme by allocating...

Focus on wealth creation areas, Aregbesola urges private varsities

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday advised private universities in the country to make their mark in research and development. Mr Aregbesola, who gave...

400 illegal structures under high tension lines for demolition in Jos

The Jos Metropolitan Development Board, JMDB, has said it will commence demolition of 400 illegal structures built under high-tension electricity lines in the state. The...

Customs intercepts Dangote trucks with 365 bags of smuggled rice

Controller of Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command, Nasiru Ahmad, said the command had intercepted two trucks with 365 bags of foreign rice. Mr...

2019: PDP renews call for Atiku’s return

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has renewed its call on former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to return to the party...

Plateau killings: STF deploys more personnel to Rim-Dyem

The Military Special Task Force in Plateau, `Operation Safe Haven’, said it had deployed more troops to Rim-Dyem village in Riyom Local Government Area...

NLC shut down Kaduna over teachers’ sack

Workers on Wednesday shut down Kaduna to protest the sack of 21, 000 primary school teachers by the Kaduna State Government. Hundreds of civil servants...

Assembly urges Tambuwal to adopt digital record keeping for workers’ salaries

The House Committee on Public Account and Anti-Corruption, Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday, urged the state government to adopt digital record keeping...

2018 budget: Commission urges Buhari to consolidate on agricultural gains

Acting Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, Victor Muruako, has advised  the Federal Government to consolidate on the gains in agricultural sector to realise its...

No Boko Haram suspect was forced to drink urine – Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday denied forcing the 486  Boko Haram suspects arrested on their way from Jigawa to Port Harcourt on June 15,...

Aviation union kick against Bi-Courtney’s request for regional flights at MMA 2

The National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, has urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to reject proposal for the commencement of regional...

PTAD to verify sick pensioners at home, hospitals

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, said it would conduct verification and biometric data capture of sick pensioners in hospitals and their homes. A Deputy Director in...

Lagos commences dredging of 4 ferry routes to ease road congestion

Lagos state has begun the dredging and channelisation of four commercial ferry routes in a bid to upscale water transportation to serve as alternative...

Again, unknown gunmen kill 11 villagers in Plateau

Eleven persons were killed and four others injured when gunmen opened fire on villagers returning from Rim-Dyem market in Riyom, Plateau State, Tuesday night. “The...

2018 Budget: Under Buhari, era of abandoned projects over – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the era of abandoned projects and dashed hope of development is over. The APC South-East Publicity Secretary, Hycienth...

Jigawa to checkmate unwholesome meat in abattoirs

The Ministry of Agriculture in Jigawa state has said it has taken measures to check the circulation of unwholesome meat and keep the 20 abattoirs in...

Obasanjo’s zero hunger forum to generate N48.4bn annually from rice production

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi generate N48.4billion from rice production annually. Mr Obasanjo made the...

Buhari presents N8.612trn 2018 budget proposal to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 appropriation bill of N8.612 trillion. The President, while presenting the document before the joint session of the...

NOUN explains post-graduate students’ graduation policy

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has said the graduation policy for its post-graduate programmes is being guided by the guidelines and requirements...

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