Friday , 2 December 2016


Court Orders Immediate Release Of Shiites Leader, El-ZakyZaky


A division of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday has ordered the  immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who is been detained against his will. El-ZakyZaky alongside his wife and some members of the Shiite group were arrested on December 14, …

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Gunmen Abducts Radio Benue Journalist, Jill Iyuadoo


Five unknown gunmen on Friday kidnapped the News Editor of Radio Benue, Mrs Jill Iyuadoo Tor-Agbidye at her residence in Adah Chenge Street, Makurdi, Benue State. According to her daughter, Miss Kashimana Tor-Agbidye, four of the gunmen broke into the journalist’s bedroom through the window at about 4:30 a.m and took her …

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Ogun LG Chairman Threatens Arrest Of Street Hawkers


The Chairman of Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Council of Ogun State, Mr Oladele Adeniji, says the council will soon commence the arrest of street hawkers at the  toll gate and Oju-Ore area due to the nuisance they constitute. Adeniji in an interview with reporters on Friday in Ota, Ogun State, stated …

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Wema Bank And Etisalat Launch Bespoke Account For Nigerian Youth


Wema Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, and Etisalat Nigeria have partnered to introduce WemaEasySavers, a Tier-1 savings account aimed at ensuring financial inclusion for more Nigerians, especially the youth. The newly launched WemaEasySavers is an easy to open and use account designed to enable under-banked and unbanked …

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Police Save Bank MD From Lynching By Aggrieved Customers In Enugu


The timely intervention of the Enugu State Police Command prevented the lynching of Mr Kingsley Ubenyi, the Managing Director of Kesley Mega Micro-Finance Bank, by the bank’s aggrieved customers on Friday. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said that the rescue of the bank boss came as …

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The Brain Behind MMM Nigeria, Mbanefo Unmasked


A Nigerian, who styled himself as Pastor Ernest Chigozie Mbanefo is the mastermind of the suspected Ponzi scheme known as MMM Nigeria. According to an online report, Mbanefo is based in South Africa. Nigerian Communications Week said Mbanefo registered the site domain on June 7, 2016 about at about …

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Sokoto Successfully Test Runs Northern Nigeria’s First Independent Power Plant


The Sokoto State Government has successfully conducted a test run of its N3.8 billion Independent Power Project, IPP, whose contract was awarded in November, 2008. The project, the first of its kind in the northern part of the country, has an installed capacity of a minimum of 30 megawatts and …

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Kaduna State Assembly Approves N214.9 Billion 2017 Budget


The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday passed into law, the state’s budget of N214.9 billion for 2017. According to reports, the figure is N1 billion less than the budget proposal forwarded by Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i to the assembly on October 12, for approval. The Speaker of the assembly, …

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12 Auchi Polytechnic Lecturers Dismissed Over Sexual Misconduct


The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Thursday announced the dismissal of 12 lecturers of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in connection with sexual-related offences. The Executive Secretary of the board, Masa’udu Kazaure, who made this known at a news conference in Kaduna, said 16 other lecturers were demoted, while four …

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We Do Not Want You In APC, Lalong Tells Fayose

Simon Lalong

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalung has his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose to forget about decamping to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he is not wanted in the party. Responding to Fayose’s shock announcement that he might join another party before the 2018 Ekiti State Governorship election, …

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Osun Rank Highest In Female Genital Mutilation – UNFPA


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday said that Osun State still recorded highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria with over 76.3 per cent. Mrs Damilola Obinna, a Gender Analyst with UNFPA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that FGM was high in …

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My Administration Remain Committed To Fighting Corruption And Salvaging Economy – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration remained committed to realizing the key priorities of securing the country, fighting corruption, and salvaging the economy in spite of current challenges. Receiving the Letter of Credence of the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, William Symington, at the State House, …

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FG Uncovers N450 Billion Unremmitted Revenue As It Audits 33 Agencies


The Federal Government is set to recover about N450 billion operating surpluses that were not returned by 33 agencies from 2010 to 2015. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeousun, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference. She said that an audit had been carried out on …

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Population Of Hausa Speakers In Nigeria Reaches 120m


The population of Hausa speakers in Nigeria has reached about 120 million, a colloquium has said. This was contained in a communiqué issued on Thursday at the end of a one-day colloquium organised by the Department of African Languages and Cultures, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Kaduna State. The communiqué, …

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Senate Has No Power To Question How Aregbesola Spend BailOut Funds – Osun Assembly


The Osun State House of Assembly has affirmed that the Senate has no constitutional power to question how Governor Rauf Aregbesola spent the bailout given to the state government by the Federal Government. The state lawmakers made the declaration in a statement made available to newsmen by the Chairman, House …

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Former Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji Faces New Money Laundering Trial


The Court of Appeal in Lagos, has set aside the ruling of a Federal High Court that cleared former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, of money laundering charges. The court in a unanimous judgment set aside the verdict of the …

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Why I Didn’t Mention Bola Tinubu In My Victory Speech – Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu

The newly elected governor of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has cleared the air over the omission of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, in his victory speech on Sunday. Akeredolu in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after he and …

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I May Dump PDP In 2018 – Fayose


The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has hinted that he may pitch his tent with another political platform in order bring into fruition his succession battle in the 2018 governorship poll. Fayose stated this while having a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere Ekiti chapter on …

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Family, church mourn as female corps member from Osun dies in Kano camp


In Osun State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola have been paying workers half their monthly salary because of the precarious financial situation the state has found itself. While the governor scrambles to get some projects completed so as to ensure he has more than just beautiful schools to show for his eight …

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Steel Companies’ Closure: 3,000 Workers Lose Jobs


The National Union of Iron and Steel Workers on Wednesday said 3,000 of its members lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2015 following closure of steel companies. Kasimu Kadiri, General Secretary of the union told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the current economic recession had …

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