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Amotekun: After weeks of brickbats, Tinubu calls for truce between Justice Minister and Southwest governors

  …says regional outfit not threat to Nigeria but complementary …describes those offended as embarking on ``madcap excursion’’ Amid brick-and-mortar between the Federal Government and Southwest govermnors over ``Amotekun’’, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress...

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...

U.S Set to Expand Travel Restrictions to Nigeria, Sudan, Others – Target ‘Birth Tourism’

  The Trump administration is set to add Nigeria and six other countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, Per Second News gathered in Washington on Tuesday night.   The new restrictions would apply to travelers and immigrants from...

NNPC GMD, Kyari announces HDDT to check pipeline vandalism 

  As part of measures to monitor and check pipeline vandalism, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to deplore Horizontal Directional Drilling Technology (HDDT). NNPC's Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this while fielding questions on an NTA Morning Talk...

Breaking: ln Imo, 9 lawmakers defect to APC 

    Nine lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has no lawmaker in the House.  Also, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Okey Onyekanma, has resigned. According to reports, more lawmakers...

Trump To Ayatollah Khamenei’: Make Iran Great Again!

  President Donald Trump has traded insults with the supreme leader of Iran, calling for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to “Make Iran Great Again!” after he called Trump a “clown” in a sermon. "The so-called “Supreme Leader” of Iran, who has not...

Cheaper petrol of N97 per litre coming, says Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister

  As part of initiatives to give Nigerians cheaper petrol, the Federal Government says it is considering providing alternative petrol lower than the current N145 per litre. The alternative is ‘Compressed Natural Gas’ which will cost between N95 to N97 per...

Buhari appoints Dr. Kingsley Obiora as new CBN deputy governor

  President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Kingsley Obiora as the deputy Governor of the Central  Bank of Nigeria. The president has also forwarded the name to the president of the Senate for confirmation.   Dr. Kingsley Obiora is currently the alternate Executive Director...

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...
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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...