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Concerns over new virus from China prompt airport screenings for passengers arriving airports in Nigeria

  Passengers  arriving Nigerian airports will undergo enhanced health screenings out of concern over a new coronavirus that has killed two people in Asia, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said Wednesday. In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and...

ECOWAS Monetary Convergence Council Rejects Planned Name “Eco” For Single Currency

The West African Monetary zone Thursday rejected the move by eight French speaking ECOWAS members to unilaterally name the planned regional single currency "Eco". This was the fall out of an extraordinary meeting of ministers of finance and governors of...

Haters of Nigeria floating 3rd term agenda – Tinubu

  National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said he knew right from the start that President Muhammadu Buhari, will not fall into the temptation  of third term agenda. “I was in the trenches and in the opposition...

Aisha Buhari congratulates Amina Mohammed on receiving the Global Citizen Award

    First Lady Aisha Buhari Sunday congratulated Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations on receiving the World Leader Prize at Global Citizen Award Ceremony at London, UK.   " Mrs. Mohammed is an epitome of the Nigerian woman...

UBA Recruits 4,000 New Employees, Promotes 5000; increases Salaries Up to 170%.

  United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, as part of efforts to boost up the spirits of its employees and better the performance of the bank, it has employed about 4,000 staff and promoted another 5000 employees. “As a leading financial...

Osinbajo presents Certificate of Discharge To Elumelu As Transcorp Hotels Fulfils Post-Privatisation Obligations

    Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN on Monday presented Certificate of Discharge to Transcorp Hotels Plc, indicating the company has fulfilled all privatisation conditions attached to the sale of the hotel and will no longer be subject to any post-privatisation monitoring.   Osinbajo...

Sadiya Farouq Takes Over Social Investment Programme from Osinbajo

  Amid the removal of the federal government's Social Investment Programmes (SIP) from the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, took the reigns as the person...

Buhari delivers blunt message on sexual assaults in Nigerian universities

  The estimated number of students victimized by sexual assault and related crimes has surged by about 35 percent over the past year, the ISN survey revealed this week, as the federal government and lawmakers expressed anger with the universities...

Nigeria Will Overcome Challenges, Osinbajo Vows

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will soon overcome her current economic challenges. Osinbajo made the remark at the 59th Independence Day Interdenominational Church service at the National Christian Centre on Sunday. The new Nigeria is here, and...

NANTA set to train travel agencies across Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agency, NANTA, Friday announced that it will be training IATA and Non-IATA registered travel agencies in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja at no cost. “The IEP will provide travel agents with more flexibility, it...

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Ex-Kogi Commissioner bags 19 years in jail for N20m fraud

   For stealing about N20 million naira while in office, a former Kogi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Zachaeus Atte, has...
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Invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, NEC urges state, local governments

  The National Economic Council (NEC), has appealed to States and Local Governments to invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, adding that they should...

Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet...