Kaduna govt confirms kidnapped monarch’s killing, reinforces curfew

The Kaduna State government on Friday confirmed the killing of the kidnapped monarch of Atom Adara, Maiwada Galadima. Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who described the killing of the monarch in Kachia Local Government Area of the state as inhuman, disclosed this in a statement. Galadima’s body[...]

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Budget Office: NNPC paying N53 subsidy on every litre of petrol

Ben Akabueze, director general of the Budget Office, says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is paying N53 on every litre of petrol consumed by Nigerians. Speaking on Wednesday at the Strategic Dialogue on the Morocco-Nigeria Relations in Abuja, the DG said Nigeria would have been celebrating high oil prices but it isn’t. At the[...]

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Diamond Bank chairman, three directors resign

Oluseyi Bickerseth, chairman of the board of Diamond Bank, and three other directors of the bank has resigned. The bank announced the resignation in a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange and signed by Uzoma Uja, company secretary, on Thursday. “We wish to notify the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the public that the[...]

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Shocker: Man, 20, is arrested for raping a 100-year-old woman in India

Indian police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 100-year-old grandmother in her own bedroom. Family members were alerted to the situation after hearing calls for help from the elderly woman's room, at their home in a village in Nadia district, West Bengal, eastern India. They found the 20-year-old suspect, named in local[...]

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Iran accuses U.S. of imposing more sanctions to “deflect” attention from Khashoggi killing

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused the U.S. Treasury of announcing new sanctions on Iran to "deflect" attention from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday targeted Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency with sanctions against eight individuals who were designated global terrorists, including two[...]

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NYSC extends deadline for registration to Oct. 27

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, Oct. 27 , especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. According to Mr Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, the circular dated Oct. 24, was sent to all state coordinators of[...]

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EFCC re-arraigns Sule Lamido, sons over alleged N1.35bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday re-arraigned a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on a 43-count amended charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja. The case had previously been heard by Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Babatunde Quadri[...]

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13-year-old girl allegedly raped by lecturer, son- ASUP’s reaction

The Benue State Polytechnic Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has reacted to the death of Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by one of its members, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor. Before her death last Wednesday at Benue State Teaching Hospital, the victim was a Junior Secondary[...]

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NLC threatens to shut down Nigeria after Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked Nigerians to stock up on food as it will soon shut down the entire country. The NLC said this in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council in Abuja on Tuesday. In the communiqué signed by the President of the NLC,[...]

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Nigeria move up four spots, now placed 44th on FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up four spots to the 44th position in the world on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September. The movement has now placed Nigeria in the[...]

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Dangote named sixth most charitable person in the world- See who made first five

The philanthropist gesture of the President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, was recognised and highlighted by Richtopia, a United Kingdom-based digital periodical that covers business, economic and financial news on Wednesday, as the richest man in Africa was named the sixth most charitable man in the world. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and J.K Rowlings[...]

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Ethiopia appoints first female president in its modern history in latest reform

Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday approved the  country’s first female president, Sahlework Zewde, a veteran of the United Nations and the diplomatic corps. The position of president is ceremonial in Ethiopia, with executive power vested in the office of the prime minister, but the appointment is deeply symbolic and follows up on last week’s cabinet reshuffle[...]

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Missing Army General : Police declare district head, 7 others wanted

The Plateau State Police Command has declared the District Head of Dura in Du district of Plateau’s Jos South local government area and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of the former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Major General Idris Alkali. This comes exactly one week after the Nigerian Army handed over 13[...]

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A Lucky winner scoops world record $1.6bn jackpot

A single ticket sold in South Carolina has scooped a world record-breaking $1.6bn (€1.4bn) jackpot in the US Mega Millions lottery. The ticket matched all five numbers - 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 - and the Mega Ball 5 that were drawn on Tuesday night. The winner - or winners if the ticket was purchased[...]

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