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JUST IN: Nigerian lawmaker, Yuguda Kila, dies at 70

A member representing Gwaram Federal Constituency, Yuguda Hassan Kila, has died at the age of 70. Mr Kila, who was chairman of the House Committee...

Bill to uncover corruption in govt agencies, private institutions scales 2nd Reading at Senate

The Senate on Tuesday considered a critical bill, which when passed and signed into law, would uncover and prevent the occurrence of financial fraud in government agencies and private institutions in Nigeria. 

An Afternoon With Nigeria’s Chief Technology Officer, by Gimba Kakanda

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The...

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

Golden Globe: Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman nominated for posthumous awards [SEE LIST]

Late American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of King T’Challa in the movie, Black Panther, has bagged a posthumous nomination for his role in the Netflix film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Alleged fraud: Maina’s son, Faisal, flees to U.S – EFCC

Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, PRTT, has fled to the United States of America, USA, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said.

BREAKING: UK’s new COVID-19 variant enters Nigeria – Scientists  

Scientists at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, say they have found the United Kingdom’s ‘lineage B.1.1.7,’ a mutant variant of the COVID-19 global pandemic, in Nigeria.

Google, Gmail, YouTube crash as thousands of complaints reported

The Google-owned family of apps has crashed for thousands of users worldwide. This includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets and YouTube as well as the main search engine.

Trump’s personal lawyer, Giuliani, tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer and former Mayor of New York, has tested positive for COVID-19.

19 Nigerian students win scholarships worth $2.17 million in US universities

A total of 19 high-achieving indigent Nigerian students have received full scholarships totaling $2.17 million to study in American universities and colleges for the...

Concerned Kano indigene petitions UN, EU, US over Ganduje’s plan to sell zoo

A concerned indigene of Kano, Jaafar Sani-Bello, has written a petition against the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over an alleged plan to sell Kano Zoological Gardens.

Sen. Bima mourns as Niger loses first Nupe professor

The Senator representing Niger South, Muhammad Bima-Enagi, has mourned the death of Prof. Shehu Bida, the first Nupe professor who died at the age of 86 after a protracted illness.

Buhari renews tenure of Faisal Shuaib as NPHCDA Executive-Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA for a second and final term of four years. 

Facebook launches voter registration campaign ahead of US election

Facebook is planning to play an active role in November’s U.S. presidential election, the platform announced on Wednesday.

Sinach becomes first African to top USA’s Billboard on Christian songwriters’ chart

Gospel singer and songwriter, Osinachi Joseph a.k.a Sinach has become the first African to top the Billboard USA Christian songwriters’ chart.

Total sponsors 9 Nigerian lecturers to study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Total Exploration and Production Nigeria says it has concluded plans to train nine Nigerian lecturers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Cambridge, USA, as part of its efforts to build local capacity in the country’s oil and gas industry.

APC reacts to Atiku’s US trip, says ‘a thief remains a thief’

The United State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the visit of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar to the country doesn’t cleanse him of the alleged corruption allegations against him.

Trump, Kim finally meet face-to-face [PHOTOS]

After months of sabre-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning.

Iran says will quit nuclear deal if US walks away

Iran warned on Thursday that it will quit a landmark nuclear deal with world powers if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out...

Trump hints of imminent news on Americans detained in North Korea

US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that there would be imminent news about three Americans detained in North Korea, after sources said they had been relocated ahead of their possible release.

Trump ‘dictated’ his own glowing health report

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump quoted a letter from his former personal doctor gushing about his apparently excellent health - a note the...

All you need to know about the suspected Syrian chemical attack

Trump on Wednesday even went as far as suggesting that missiles aimed at Syria “will be coming,” though no such strike has been publicly announced.

Abbas slammed for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton slips twice on stairs in India

Clinton was linking arms with a man on one side as she stumbled the first time. Another man quickly went to her aid, holding onto Clinton as she continued down the steps before she slipped again seconds later.

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