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Anambra Poll: Ekwueme’s Daughter Assures Women of Patronage

By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka The first daughter of a former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has assured women in Anambra State of hope and patronage if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is voted into power in the November 18 governorship poll in the state. Onyemelukwe, who is the running mate of the […]
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Police to Arraign Man, 77, for Raping Girl, 12, in Gombe

By Segun Awofadeji in Gombe The Gombe State Police Command has said that it will soon charge to court a 77-year-old man, Abubakar Jauro of Bolari Quarters in Gombe metropolis, for having canal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl. A press release by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Obed Mary Mallum, a Deputy Superintendent […]
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Build Schools in Riverine Communities, Traditional Ruler Appeals to Delta

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government area of Delta State, Oboro Gbaraun II, Agadagba has urged the Delta State Government to massively build schools in the riverine communities to stem the growing violent crimes amongst youths in the area. He said with education, the […]
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Niger Releases N3.3bn for Renovation of Two General Hospitals

By Laleye Dipo in Minna As part of its health sector reforms, the Niger State government has said that it has released N3.3 billion for the renovation of the Suleja and Kontagora General Hospitals. Under the plan, according to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril, N1.4 billion would be spent on the Suleja General […]
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Ekiti 2018: APC Chieftain Canvasses Popular Standard-bearer

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, has appealed to the leadership of the party to listen to the electorate in deciding the choice of candidate for APC to be able to ride to victory in the 2018 governorship election. Osinkolu said the party might […]
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Anambra Poll: Ekwueme’s Daughter Assures Women of Patronage

By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka The first daughter of a former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has assured women in Anambra State of hope and patronage if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is voted into power in the November 18 governorship poll in the state. Onyemelukwe, who is the running mate of the […]
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Niger Releases N3.3bn for Renovation of Two General Hospitals

By Laleye Dipo in Minna As part of its health sector reforms, the Niger State government has said that it has released N3.3 billion for the renovation of the Suleja and Kontagora General Hospitals. Under the plan, according to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril, N1.4 billion would be spent on the Suleja General […]
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Ekiti 2018: APC Chieftain Canvasses Popular Standard-bearer

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, has appealed to the leadership of the party to listen to the electorate in deciding the choice of candidate for APC to be able to ride to victory in the 2018 governorship election. Osinkolu said the party might […]
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Police to Arraign Man, 77, for Raping Girl, 12, in Gombe

By Segun Awofadeji in Gombe The Gombe State Police Command has said that it will soon charge to court a 77-year-old man, Abubakar Jauro of Bolari Quarters in Gombe metropolis, for having canal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl. A press release by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Obed Mary Mallum, a Deputy Superintendent […]
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Build Schools in Riverine Communities, Traditional Ruler Appeals to Delta

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government area of Delta State, Oboro Gbaraun II, Agadagba has urged the Delta State Government to massively build schools in the riverine communities to stem the growing violent crimes amongst youths in the area. He said with education, the […]
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Letter to Nnamdi Kanu

TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI  Dear Nnamdi Kanu, We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public arena and offer my own views about you, your persona, and your interventions in the Nigerian debate. I sincerely hope you […]
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You’re the Rogue Elephant, APC Fires Back at Sagay

• Accuses him of disrespect for Buhari • Governors divided over restructuring Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja, Hammed Shittu in Ilorin, Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto and Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi The All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday rebuked the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), describing him as lacking in […]
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FG Open to Divestment of 40% Shares in Discos, Says Fashola

• Raises hope on kick-off of Mambilla hydro power project • Highlights infrastructure plans Chineme Okafor in Abuja and Ejiofor Alike in Lagos The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Monday stated that the federal government would be open to welcome new and tangible offers that would lead to it divesting its […]
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Oil Price Hits All Year High $58 Per Barrel

• NPDC targets 500,000 bpd production by 2020 Chineme Okafor in Abuja and Ejiofor Alike with agency reports The prices of crude oil hit a new 2017 high Monday, continuing a rally fuelled by improving demand and expectations that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers will extend output cuts. The International […]
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Hip-hop Twins, Peter and Paul Okoye, Finally Split

Nigerian hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye of the popular stage name P-Square, that dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years, have finally gone their separate ways. According to a letter sent to their lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), by Peter, he demanded a termination of the agreement as a group. According to the […]
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2017 Budget: FG Keeps Mum on Capital Releases

• Looks to funding of projects from Sukuk proceeds Ndubuisi Francis and Chineme Okafor in Abuja There are indications that the federal government may be having difficulties funding the capital component of the N7.44 trillion 2017 Budget as none of the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) could confirm to THISDAY as at Monday, the release […]
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Presidency Consults Saraki, CJN in Expanded PEBEC Meeting Today

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The presidency will today host the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in an expanded meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) in the State House, Abuja. Also expected at the […]
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Presidential Panel Begins Hearing on Alleged Rights Abuses by Army, Others

The Presidential Panel of Investigation set up to review compliance of the military on rules of engagement has commenced hearing in Port Harcourt. Justice Biobele Georgewill, Chairman of the panel, on Monday said the panel would listen to stakeholders from the south-south region over alleged human rights violations by the Army, Air Force, and Navy. […]
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Apapa Gridlock: LASG Summons Stakeholders for Lasting Solution

Following orders by the Lagos State Government to truck operators to vacate Apapa expressway, the state government has invited representatives of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners, Flour Mills Nigeria, Dangote Nigeria, Petroleum Tankers Drivers Association, NUPENG and other stakeholders in the transport sector to an interactive forum Tuesday aimed at finding a lasting solution […]
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Buhari Returns to Abuja, Congratulates Merkel on Fourth Election as German Chancellor

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria last night a week after he left the country for New York to participate in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Buhari who left New York for London on Thursday, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 7pm and […]
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Kogi Records167 Kidnap Cases in One Year, Says Gov’s Aide

Laleye Dipo in Minna Kogi State recorded 167 kidnap cases within one year, the Special Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello on Security Matters, Commodore Jerry Obadara (rtd), disclosed this in Minna, Niger State weekend. Obadara said kidnap cases reached a crisis situation in the state a couple of months back resulting in people avoiding the […]
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From Success To Significance And Legacy

Binoculars: With Ayo Arowolo Having perfected his own unique way of spotting opportunities and raising leaders, Aigboje Aig-Imouhuede has slipped into low visibility, silently creating new structures to allow him step into a new phase that would enable him effectively use his time and talent to serve others while also perpetuating his legacy. He is […]
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PFN: Equity, Fairness should Be Guiding Principle in Nigeria

James Sowole in Akure The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has said that the Nigerian federation should be looked at with the aim of having a nation where equity and fairness would be the guiding principle. The National President of PFN, Dr Felix Omobude, made the call in Akure, Ondo State while briefing journalists shortly […]
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Youths Protest Suspension of Lawmaker in Ondo

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Commercial and vehicular activities came to a halt for several hours Saturday evening in Omuo Ekiti, when Ekiti East Local Government youths stage a protest against the alleged suspension of Mr Ojo-Ade Fajana representing the area from the state House of Assembly. The House recently suspended the legislator for a […]
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Minister Inaugurates Laboratory to Detect Stolen Crude Oil

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has inaugurated an advanced bio-resources laboratory centre in Odi, Bayesla State to detect stolen crude oil in the‎ country. The minister, while inaugurating the laboratory which also houses Livestock Feed Milling Complex, said that the facility would assist security agents to detect […]
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Python Dance: Killing A Fly With A Sledge Hammer

OUTSIDE THE BOX By Alex Otti; alex.otti@thisdaylive.com   It has been one hell of a week or two particularly in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Prior to this time, the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), had assumed such a larger than life image that it could order a sit-at-home strike and people would comply strictly. The jury […]
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Resolves Impasse with Nurses, Midwives, Union Urges FG

Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto The Sokoto State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Sunday pleaded with the federal government to as a matter of urgency, resolve the impasse with the union so as to save the health sector from imminent collapse. Speaking with journalists shortly after its executive council meeting […]
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FX Window Records $1.323bn Transactions in One Week on Soaring Investor Confidence

•   All eyes on MPC as 12 ‘wise men’ meet   By Obinna Chima     In a pointer to increasing confidence in Nigeria’s financial market, foreign exchange trading at the Investors’ and Exporters’ (I &E) window notched a major milestone when total market turnover rose to $1.323 billion in just one week, trading results from the […]
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Eko Atlantic Gets First Occupant as ABC Orjiako Acquires Afren Tower

• Oil magnate moves his firm, Salvic Petroleum to seaside city  • Ramps up Shoreline’s production to 60,000bpd By Alike Ejiofor     The first building to be completed in Nigeria’s cutting-edge city of the future, Eko Atlantic, has been acquired by oil magnate and Chairman of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Dr. ABC Orjiako. The 15-storey building, designated Alpha […]
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Chibok Boy, Ali Ahmad Walks Again After Corrective Surgery in Dubai

By Solomon Elusoji     A six-year-old victim of the Boko Haram insurgency, Ali Ahmadu, has survived corrective surgery in Dubai after being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Igho Sanomi and members of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, who sponsored this surgery, visited Ali in the hospital, a […]
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FG Begins Prosecution of 2,321 Boko Haram Suspects

•   220 detainees to be released   By Tobi Soniyi in Lagos     The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) will on Monday, October 9, 2017, begin the prosecution of 2,321 suspected members of Boko Haram. A statement issued yesterday by Mr. Salihu Isah, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the minister […]
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Osinbajo: Buhari Has Ears for Lawful Agitations

By Okon Bassey in Uyo The federal government at the weekend again warned that it would not tolerate or allow any group operating from any section of the country to use any form of agitation to disrupt the peace of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the declaration while addressing the people of Akwa […]
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Rivers Not Part of Agitation for Secession, Says Wike

• Insists bad governance cause of agitation By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the state is not part of any agitation for secession in the country. He, however, stated that unless Nigerians experience good governance at the federal level, agitations would continue across different parts of the […]
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USAID Announces $550m Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria, Others

By Tobi Soniyi in Lagos Nigeria will benefit from the United States’ $550 million humanitarian assistance to countries ravaged by food insecurity.  This was announced last Thursday in New York  by the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Mark Green. Making the announcement, Mark said: “Today I am announcing more than […]
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Disclose Your Medical Expenses, Group Tells Buhari

By Ugo Aliogo A non-governmental orga-nisation, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI), is seeking the full disclosure of how much President Muhammadu Buhari has so far spent on his medical treatment in London. The group in a Freedom of Information (FoI) application signed by its Executive Director, Adeolu Oyinlola, which was addressed […]
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No Islamisation Agenda Behind N100bn Sukuk, Adeosun Replies CAN

• Sukuk bond is stealth Jihad, Christian elders insist By Obinna Chima The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has advised Nigerians to disregard the allegation by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that the N100 billion Sukuk bond recently offered by the federal government was meant to Islamise the country. Adeosun said this in […]
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Senator Alleges Offer of Bribe to Kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

By James Sowole in Akure The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream),  Tayo Alasoadura, at the weekend  said there are several forces working against the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). The senator said he rejected a huge amount of money offered him as a bribe to frustrate […]
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FX Window Records $1.323bn Transactions in One Week on Soaring Investor Confidence

•   All eyes on MPC as 12 ‘wise men’ meet   By Obinna Chima     In a pointer to increasing confidence in Nigeria’s financial market, foreign exchange trading at the Investors’ and Exporters’ (I &E) window notched a major milestone when total market turnover rose to $1.323 billion in just one week, trading results from the […]
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Eko Atlantic Gets First Occupant as ABC Orjiako Acquires Afren Tower

• Oil magnate moves his firm, Salvic Petroleum to seaside city  • Ramps up Shoreline’s production to 60,000bpd By Alike Ejiofor     The first building to be completed in Nigeria’s cutting-edge city of the future, Eko Atlantic, has been acquired by oil magnate and Chairman of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Dr. ABC Orjiako. The 15-storey building, designated Alpha […]
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Chibok Boy, Ali Ahmad Walks Again After Corrective Surgery in Dubai

By Solomon Elusoji     A six-year-old victim of the Boko Haram insurgency, Ali Ahmadu, has survived corrective surgery in Dubai after being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Igho Sanomi and members of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, who sponsored this surgery, visited Ali in the hospital, a […]
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FG Begins Prosecution of 2,321 Boko Haram Suspects

•   220 detainees to be released   By Tobi Soniyi in Lagos     The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) will on Monday, October 9, 2017, begin the prosecution of 2,321 suspected members of Boko Haram. A statement issued yesterday by Mr. Salihu Isah, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the minister […]
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Army: We’ve Stabilised South-east Despite Intense Opposition from IPOB, Sympathisers

Expect more Operation Python Dance across the nation  PANDEF kicks, urges military to halt action   IPOB challenges proscription, labeling, as terrorists organisation By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt, Sylvester Idowu in Warri, Paul Obi and Alex Enumah in Abuja  The Army yesterday said the South-east was now more stabilised than before notwithstanding the intense opposition to […]
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Tension in Abia Community as Herdsmen insist on Choosing Grazing Area

By Emmanuel Ugwu in  Umuahia Fear of herdsmen attack has gripped Ndiolumbe Nvosi community of Isiala Ngwa local government, Abia State following the refusal of herdsmen to vacate farm lands, insisting that it was their right to choose where to graze their cattle. The traditional ruler of the agrarian community, HRH Eze Godwin Ogbonna told journalists […]
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Apapa Gridlock: Stay Away from Lagos, Ambode Orders Truck Owners

LASTMA, RRS mobilised to prevent all trailers, trucks and oil tankers from gaining access to Lagos for now By Gboyega Akinsanmi After a week-long outright blockage of all access roads to Apapa and intractable gridlock resulting from it, the Lagos State Government yesterday ordered all trailers, trucks and oil tankers to stay off all roads […]
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IGP: Newly Recruited Policemen to Serve in States of Origin

By Laleye Dipo in Minna Henceforth newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris disclosed in Minna Niger State on Friday. Alhaji Ibrahim Idris said apart from posting the recruits to their states of origin, majority of them would also be deployed to their […]
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Army: We’ve Stabilised South-east Despite Intense Opposition from IPOB, Sympathisers

Expect more Operation Python Dance across the nation  PANDEF kicks, urges military to halt action   IPOB challenges proscription, labeling, as terrorists organisation By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt, Sylvester Idowu in Warri, Paul Obi and Alex Enumah in Abuja  The Army yesterday said the South-east was now more stabilised than before notwithstanding the intense opposition to […]
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Tension in Abia Community as Herdsmen insist on Choosing Grazing Area

By Emmanuel Ugwu in  Umuahia Fear of herdsmen attack has gripped Ndiolumbe Nvosi community of Isiala Ngwa local government, Abia State following the refusal of herdsmen to vacate farm lands, insisting that it was their right to choose where to graze their cattle. The traditional ruler of the agrarian community, HRH Eze Godwin Ogbonna told journalists […]
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NADECO Accuses Military of Undermining Civil Authority

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has said that the deployment of soldiers with armored tanks to Abia State in the South East without approvals by appropriate legal authorities amounted to an unconstitutional and gradual usurpation of power by the military. The group accused the military of illegal take-over of the functions […]
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IGP: Newly Recruited Policemen to Serve in States of Origin

By Laleye Dipo in Minna Henceforth newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris disclosed in Minna Niger State on Friday. Alhaji Ibrahim Idris said apart from posting the recruits to their states of origin, majority of them would also be deployed to their […]
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Strike Cripples Kogi

Economic activities in Kogi State was on Friday crippled following the industrial action declared by the organised labour union which was fully complied with by the state workers. When THISDAY went round the town on Friday some of the busy roads linking to state government offices were deserted as offices were completely shut down. A […]
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Apapa Gridlock: Stay Away from Lagos, Ambode Orders Truck Owners

LASTMA, RRS mobilised to prevent all trailers, trucks and oil tankers from gaining access to Lagos for now By Gboyega Akinsanmi After a week-long outright blockage of all access roads to Apapa and intractable gridlock resulting from it, the Lagos State Government yesterday ordered all trailers, trucks and oil tankers to stay off all roads […]
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NADECO Accuses Military of Undermining Civil Authority

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has said that the deployment of soldiers with armored tanks to Abia State in the South East without approvals by appropriate legal authorities amounted to an unconstitutional and gradual usurpation of power by the military. The group accused the military of illegal take-over of the functions […]
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Relief as OPEC Extends Nigeria’s Exemption from Oil Production Cut

FG to track Nigeria’s stolen crude oil with fingerprint technology By Ejiofor Alike and Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa  The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country’s position hat the exemption granted it at […]
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Relief as OPEC Extends Nigeria’s Exemption from Oil Production Cut

FG to track Nigeria’s stolen crude oil with fingerprint technology By Ejiofor Alike and Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa  The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country’s position hat the exemption granted it at […]
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Chelsea Test Stoke’s Resolve as Conte Mulls Return to Winning Ways

After forcing Arsenal to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend, Chelsea will be hoping to return to winning ways in today’s Premier League fixture against Stoke City, who is hoping to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle at St. James’ Park Five points from a possible 15 to begin the season […]
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 TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330kV Power Line to Benin Republic

By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021. The Interim Managing Director of TCN and Chairman, WAPP, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, disclosed this […]
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The Voice Nigeria  Enters Grand Finale, Winner Takes Home GS4 SUV

By Bennett Oghifo There is heightening anticipation among the few contestants left as the hard-fought The Voice 2017 competition reaches its climax and the emergence of  the winner of the  star prize, a GAC GS4 premium car. The manufacturers of the SUV applied sustainable and eco-friendly technologies, according to Diana Chen, Chairman of CIG Motors, […]
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Borno Cholera Outbreak could have been Worse, Says WHO

By Michael  Olugbode, in Maiduguri The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the death toll of 48 recorded from outbreak of cholera in Borno State, North East Nigeria could have been more but for early intervention tion to combat the disease. The disease, which afflicted about 2000 people mostly at the internally displaced persons camps […]
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Neymar vs Cavani: The Battle for Supremacy

Neymar’s record £200 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain will be topical for a long time, to establish himself as the Prince of Parc des Princes, which  have pitched him against Edinson Cavani. Kunle Adewale reports W ith four goals and four assists in three league matches, Neymar has so far lived up to […]
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We want to Find the Next Nduka Odizor, Says Kanyi

He is  the principal partner of Lekki-based corporate law firm Kanyi, Karibi-Whyte and Hastrup, as well as chairman of the committee of law office management of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Anire Kanyi has his hands full. He however is on a mission to fly the Nigerian flag on the biggest tennis stages in the […]
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Pakoto, Gateway Win GTBank Ogun State Principals Cup

Pakoto High School and Iko Gateway Grammar School have emerged as 2017 champions of the GTBank- Ogun State Principals Cup Season 5 in the boys and girls categories respectively after a pulsating final at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta on Thursday. Playing before top dignitaries which included Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his wife, GTBank Managing […]
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 TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330kV Power Line to Benin Republic

By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021. The Interim Managing Director of TCN and Chairman, WAPP, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, disclosed this […]
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The Voice Nigeria  Enters Grand Finale, Winner Takes Home GS4 SUV

By Bennett Oghifo There is heightening anticipation among the few contestants left as the hard-fought The Voice 2017 competition reaches its climax and the emergence of  the winner of the  star prize, a GAC GS4 premium car. The manufacturers of the SUV applied sustainable and eco-friendly technologies, according to Diana Chen, Chairman of CIG Motors, […]
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Borno Cholera Outbreak could have been Worse, Says WHO

By Michael  Olugbode, in Maiduguri The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the death toll of 48 recorded from outbreak of cholera in Borno State, North East Nigeria could have been more but for early intervention tion to combat the disease. The disease, which afflicted about 2000 people mostly at the internally displaced persons camps […]
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2019: The State of Play (I)

With Buhari’s healthier than expected return from medical vacation, many eyeing the Presidency in 2019, are in disarray and back to the drawing board, write Tokunbo Adedoja and Olawale Olaleye The state of play in the period that President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical grounds has changed. At that time, there was a near […]
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Tinubu: Nigeria Won’t Make Progress without Restructuring

Text Box: Says most items in Exclusive List should be in Residual List Text Box:Faults FG’s approach to Paris Club refund Gboyega Akinsanmi Lending weight to growing calls for restructuring of the Nigerian federation, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said saturday in Lagos that the country’s development would remain […]
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Huge NPLs, Fragile Economic Growth to Top Agenda at MPC Meeting Monday

Kunle Aderinokun When the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) meets tomorrow and Tuesday, issues bordering on huge non-performing loans in banks and weak economic growth would top the agenda for discussion, analysts have suggested. The forthcoming MPC meeting, which is the 258th edition is coming after the economy exited recession […]
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With Force Majeure on Nembe Oil Line, Nigeria Risks Revenue, Production Cuts

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The volume of crude oil produced and sold daily by Nigeria could take a fresh cut from the shutdown of a critical oil line in the Niger Delta region – the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) for emergency repairs. Coming shortly after Nigeria convinced the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) […]
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Best Western Owner Alleges Assault as AMCON Finally Takes over Hotel

 AMCON: He is a blatant liar Obinna Chima The Group Managing Director of Suru Worldwide Ventures Nigeria Limited, the owner of Best Western Hotels, Allen, Ikeja, Mr. Edward Akinlade saturday alleged that the mobile policemen that were sent by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to enforce the takeover of the hotel tear-gassed him […]
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American Lawmaker Lauds Dickson’s Efforts at Developing Bayelsa

Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, has praised the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, for “placing the state on the path of development, prosperity and peace”. A statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Agbo, quoted Lee as saying that Dickson deserved a […]
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Apapa Gridlock: NPA, Lagos to Partner on Holding Bays

Eromosele Abiodun As part of efforts to end the traffic gridlock in Apapa, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman has disclosed that the authority has concluded arrangement to work with the Lagos State Government to create holding bays for trucks and tankers. She stated this yesterday when she inspected […]
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‘NAF Has Eradicated Boko Haram Frontline Leadership, Logistics Bases’ Says Air Chief

Paul Obi in Abuja The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar saturday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has eradicated Boko Haram frontline leadership and several of the terrorist group’s logistics bases. Abubakar stated this when he delivered a lecture to students of Senior Course 40 of the Armed Forces Command […]
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Irish President to Visit

Indications have emerged that the Irish President Michael D. Higgins may visit Nigeria soon. As part of the outcome of the presentation of the letter of credence by Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Dr. (Mrs.) Uzoma Elizabeth Emenike, recently in Dublin, a suggestion was made that President Higgins should pay a state […]
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New Awolowo Statue

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will on Tuesday, September 26, unveil a new iconic statue of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The imposing bust located on Obafemi Awolowo Way by the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja, is a befitting replacement to the old Awolowo statue that was removed from the […]
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How to Stay Married

In a world rife with divorce and marital unhappiness, a recent conference involving religious leaders, University of Marriage, has tried to demystify the calculus of human coupling, writes Solomon Elusoji It is a problem as old as human history: how does one stay committed to a relationship designed to last a lifetime? About 2,000 years […]
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Queen Móremí Àjàsorò: Excitement Thickens As Registration Closes Sept 30

The forthcoming second edition of Queen Móremí Àjàsorò (QMA) Beauty Pageant has continued to generate interest and excitement from Nigerian ladies with over 500 of them across the country sending entries for the event even as organisers have fixed September 30 as closing date for entries. The organisers have expressed delight with the number of […]
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ABU to Represent Nigeria in United Kingdom

Mary Ekah The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has won the Enactus Nigeria 2017 National Competition thereby winning the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Enactus World, a global competition, scheduled to hold in London, United Kingdom soon. This year at the Enactus Nigeria 2017 National Competition, over 25 tertiary Institutions were in attendance […]
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Turning Bakers into Entrepreneurs

Recently, bakers were empowered in Lagos at the maiden edition of Uncut Learning Seminar organised by Dewdropes Cakes, write Peter Uzoho and Mabel Benson Chimdiya Olivia Ogbusu runs a small scale cake outfit, ‘Delia’s Torte’ in Owerri, Imo State. She has been passionate about her business and, had wished that she could scale up her […]
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Scientific Evidence is Paramount in Environment, Health Issues, NBMA DG Says

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that the argument on the environment and health issues surrounding the practice and products of modern biotechnology should be based on scientific evidence not rumours or hearsay. Ebegba disclosed this while presenting his keynote address at the 2nd […]
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Newly Recruited Policemen to Serve in their States of Origin

Laleye Dipo in Minna Henceforth, newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin, the Inspector General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris disclosed in Minna, Niger State Friday. Idris said apart from posting the recruits to their states of origin, majority of them would also be deployed in their local government […]
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Combating Smuggling at Seme Border

Eromosele Abiodun writes that efforts by the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, at tackling smuggling will boost the Nigerian economy and enhance the command’s revenue generation drive For the third time this year, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a container load of arms and ammunition imported from Turkey. The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) […]
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Balmoral Group Set to Hold First Ever International Drinks Festival in Lagos

Billed to hold from December 1- 3, the International Drink Festival put together by the Balmoral Group, is a three- day event and has different sessions like exhibition, Drink Summit, Master Classes for consumers and professionals, the Summit for issues affecting the drinks industry and so on. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ezekiel Adamu and one […]
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Gains of Certified Airports

On Tuesday, the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika formally received the certificate awarded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and noted that the three other major airports in Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt would also be certified soon. The Lagos airport was certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Organisation (NCAA) under […]
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Bernard: Blame Govt for High Cost of Airfares

President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, Bankole Bernard blames the high cost of air fares on government’s taxes. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: What is your evaluation of the Nigerian travel market? The Nigerian travel market has witnessed a downturn and this is a reflection of the economy. It shouldn’t have […]
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BASL Expresses Readiness for Concession of Airports

Chinedu Eze Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has said that it is fully in support of the federal government’s plan to concession the airports and frowned on the protest march against government’s proposed concession of Lagos and Abuja airports by some stakeholders in the aviation industry. A statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, […]
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ICAO, NTSB Train AIB, Others on Accident Investigation

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is partnering the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America for a one-week training in accident/incident investigation, for the benefit of the entire West African sub region. Spokesman of AIB, Tunji Oketumbi said the workshop to be facilitated by […]
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Air Peace Secures IATA Membership

Chinedu Eze One of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace has announced that it is now a member of the global body, the International Air Transport Association. The airline made the announcement on Sunday and said that the membership would give fillip to its plan to operate international destination. Spokesman of the airline, Chris Iwarah said the […]
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WAMCO Announces Winners of Peak 456 Talent Hunt Competition

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, producers of Peak 456 Growing Up Milk, has named winners of its Peak 456 Talent Hunt competition. They are Imisi Oladapo (6), Sharon Jonathan (5) and Eze Chinewekene Vanessa (5) in first, second and third positions. The competition, which ran from Tuesday July 4 through Friday August 11, saw interested parents upload videos […]
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Organisers Promise Exciting Time as Nigeria Cup Starts Today

The organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup slated for the Ikoyi Club golf section has promised that golfers competing in this year’s tournament and fans alike would be treated to an thrilling action throughout the tourney. At a media briefing in Lagos on Wednesday to herald the tournament, Chairman of the committee Brigadier-General Musbau Amolegbe (retd.)  […]
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Fijabi, Skoro Vow to Demolish Opponents

Olaide Fijabi and Waidi Usman, West African Boxing Union (WABU) light welterweight and featherweight champions respectively, have vowed to demolish their opponents. Fijabi will be defending his title against Ghana’s Ben  Ankrah, while Skoro will take on Tanzania’s Juma Fundi in an international challenge duel. Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Fijabi said his opponent will rue […]
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Joe Boy Gets New Opponent for Commonwealth Title

Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph has got a new opponent for the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight at the GOtv Boxing Night 12. The new opponent, Israel Kammwamba of Malawi, replaces South Africa’s Dillon Youle who pulled out from the fight on account of injury. The event, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of […]
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Port Harcourt Gets United World Wrestling 2018 Hosting Rights

By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt The United World Wrestling has awarded the hosting rights for the 2018 Senior, Junior and Cadet African Wrestling Championships to Port Harcourt between February 7 and 11, 2018. Announcing the approval of the hosting rights at the Government House Port Harcourt yesterday during a visit to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom […]
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Rogers Cup ‘Unites’ Nadal, Federer

Tennis greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will put their epic rivalry to one side when they team up together for the Laver Cup. The competition will see world No 1 Nadal and 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer play for Team Europe against a Rest of the World side in Prague. It’s been an incredible […]
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BEDC to Improve Supply to Usen Community

Residents of Usen community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State will soon begin to enjoy improved power supply as Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) concludes plans to bring an additional 7.5MVA in addition to the existing 7.5MVA transformer installed recently, the Chief State Head, Edo State, BEDC, Engr. Fidelis Obishai has assured. He […]
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Nigeria’s Life Expectancy Has Increased by 8 Years, Study Shows

Malaria, diarrhea, HIV, others still remain life threatening diseases By Martins Ifijeh The life expectancy in Nigeria has increased considerably even though people in many other sub-Sahara African countries still live longer and healthier lives, the Annual Global Burden of Disease Study, published last week in the international medical journal, The Lancet, has revealed. The […]
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Achieving Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage

While Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme has been made optional for its citizens, a reason experts say has stunted the scheme, the progress made so far by Delta State, the first to implement the mandatory health insurance programme in the country, has shown that universal health coverage is achievable. Martins Ifijeh writes Nigeria introduced the […]
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Tope Needs N2.2m for Bladder Surgery

By Ugo Aliogo Seven years old Tope Apanisile, suffering from lower anterior abdomen wall muscular and bladder is urgently in need of N2.2m as part of the entire N4.5m needed to treat the birth defect. The father, Wale Apanisile noted that the condition has prevented his son from urinating normally like others, stressing that the […]
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HIV: Only 27% Nigerians Get Treatment from FG Funds, Says IHVN Boss

By Kuni Tyessi in Abuja The Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Human Virology , Nigeria , Dr. Patrick Dakum, has disclosed that of all the funds from the federal government which are dedicated to the treatment and prevention of HIV, only about 27 per cent of Nigerians are beneficiaries of the gesture. Dakum who revealed […]
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