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Altar-ready FRCN journalist abducted, hacked to death in Adamawa

    A renewed wave of armed banditry and kidnappings in Adamawa, Northeastern Nigeria has claimed the life of a journalist, Mr Maxwell Nashan, who was preparing for his wedding.   Nashan, who was abducted from his home in Yola, the state capital...

UBA Group Chairman, Elumelu, donates IT Centre to alma mater, Ambrose Alli Varsity

  Another intervention in the nation's education sector has been made by the UBA Group Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, with the donation of a multi-purpose lnformation Technology (IT) Centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo. The...

Hope Uzodinma, 6th Governor of Imo, takes oath of office 

  Following the judgment of the Supreme court, Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Wednesday sworn in as the governor of Imo State. He has, therefore, given a marching order to permanent secretaries and heads of...

Breaking: Amotekun is illegal — FG

  Six days after the inauguration of "Amotekun", Southwest regional Security outfit, the Federal Government has declared it as illegal, saying it is not backed by any law.ln declaring it "illegal", the federal government said defence and security is on the...

Finance Law: Nigerians to start paying 7.5% VAT raise now

  Nigerians and foreign nationals in the country will start paying the new 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) with immediate effect following President Muhammadu Buhari's signature to Nigeria's Finance Bill 2020. Buhari signed the bill a month after its passage by...

Southwest’s “Amotekun’’: Buhari’s ally, Sagay says it’s legal

    …``I'm positively disposed to it’’   Amid controversy trailing the inauguration of ``Operation Amotekun’’  by Southwest governors, an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, says the outfit is legal and...

Insecurity : Southwest regional outfit, “Amotekun”, launched in Ibadan 

  ... not an agenda to divide Nigeria -- Southwest govs In fulfillment of their promise to tackle insecurity in the Southwest in 2019, the six governors in the zone on Thursday inaugurated the first-ever regional  security network codenamed "Amotekun", assuring the...

Housewife settles old scores throwing her rival with strapped baby headlong into death-well

    An overwhelming festering grudge has pushed a jealous housewife to the fatal decision of throwing her rival in the house and her baby into a deep well in Kano State.   The older wife identified as Hauwa Lawal had dispatched rival...

In Bayelsa, after December bloody attack on Jonathan’s house, gunmen kill four Naval ratings, abduct foreigners

  Few weeks after some yet-to-be apprehended gunmen attacked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s country home at Otuoke in Bayelsa and killed two soldiers, four Naval ratings have been killed in the coastal area of the state.   Also, the gunmen seized two foreigners...

Nigeria-Niger Republic rail line, others to cost FG N67bn counterpart fund

  The Federal Government's massive rail projects including Nigeria to Niger Republic is to gulp N67.1 billion. The core seven rail projects across the country and the Kano to Maradi in the Niger Republic line have been captured in the 2020...

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  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) say they are partnering on...
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Amotekun ‘illegal and unconstitutional’, Malami to Falana

  The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said Thursday that the South West security outfit ‘Amotekun’ remains illegal regardless of rhetorics from advocates. Malami...

News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the governors of the six western states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos, with...

UBA Chairman Tony Elumelu pays courtesy visit to IGP

      Frontline philanthropist and business man Mr. Tony Elumelu (CON) paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu, at the Force Headquarters...

Corruption: Transparency International ranks Nigeria 146 out of 180

No Evidence to Back up claim, FG Reacts   Nigeria has been ranked the 146th most corrupt country out of 180 countries on the 2019...