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FEATURE: What the law says on government-employed doctors engaging in private practice

The Nigerian government says it is reviewing whether public sector health professionals can engage in private practice. The post FEATURE: What the law says on government-emplo...

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“Why that chic is in my bed though?” — Lola Okoye reacts to her husband’s new video as a solo artiste

Beautiful wife of Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye, now known as Mr P, Lola Okoye has reacted to the a song and music video Cool it Down released recently by her singer husba...

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Actor, Jim Iyke finally speaks on relationship with Nadia Buari

Nollywood star actor, Jim Iyke has spoken about his much publicised relationship with actress, Nadia Buari. Few years back, the two stars were said to be in a serious relation...

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Gabon students angry at sex-for-grades pressure

In Gabon, they’re called “sexually transmitted grades” — when university teachers use the threat of giv...

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Tillerson attends landmark Saudi, Iraq meeting

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson attended a landmark meeting Sunday between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the two countries and countering Iran&...

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Patience Jonathan: SERAP asks Saraki, Dogara to withdraw directive to banks to unfreeze ex-First Lady' accounts

SERAP said that the directives to banks to unfreeze Mrs Jonathan’s accounts amount to mingling of the executive and judicial powers in the National Assembly...

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LASEMA recovers body of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has discovered a body believed to be that of 40-year-old Oluseyi Adekunle, who allegedly jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the...

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Five challenges facing Japan

After his victory in Sunday’s election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a daunting in-tray, ranging from North Korean missiles to a rapidly ageing s...

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FEATURE: The Major Highlights Of Buhari’s Turkey Visit

This was President Buhari’s first visit to Turkey since his election in 2015. The post FEATURE: The Major Highlights Of Buhari’s Turkey Visit appeared first on Premium Tim...

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Rochas Okorocha: Imo Governor says Nnamdi Kanu is a mad man

Governor Okorocha also said that he will support President Buhari if he decides to run in 2019...

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Rapper, Falz Bags Juicy Endorsement With Hennessy

Femi Falana otherwise called Falz The bahd guy who is very well known on social media for his hilarious comedy skits and unique style of music is the latest celebrity to snag...

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BB Naija’s Bisola Reveals She Is In A Relationship And You Won’t Believe Who It Is

Bisola Aiyeola (31) proclaimed her Romantic relationship with one time winner of the Project Fame series, Jeff Akoh in recent tweets from her account. The Former Big Brother N...

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'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it a...

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Are Ona Kakanfo: OPC faction says Gani Adams not fit for revered title

According to the group, Adams has not done anything tangible in Yoruba land to be honoured with that title...

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Agbani Darego changes gear?

Former Miss World, Agbani Darego, took everyone by surprise when she got married last April. The Rivers State-born model, whose love life had been subjected to speculations fi...

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I once hawked pure water to fund my music career –SolidStar

Singer, Joshua Iniyezo, aka SolidStar, has been fairly consistent in churning out hitsongs over the years. And his efforts have paid off as he is quite relevant in the industr...

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I missed the sound of generators in Dublin – Ruggedman

Popular artiste and entrepreneur, Ruggedman, speaks about his trip to Dublin Where was the most interesting place you have been to and what was the purpose of your visit? Dubl...

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11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide

Eleven people, mostly foreign workers, were killed in a landslide at a construction site on Malaysia's Penang Island, officials said Sunday, as anger mounted amon...

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My prophecies are real, not entertainment jokes — Uche Maduagwu

Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu, speaks about his acting career, prophecies and other issues How did your journey into entertainment begin? I thought I was going to be a ve...

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I’ve stopped smoking weed –Baba Fryo

While the untimely death of Davido’s friends- Tagbo Umeike, Olugbemiga ‘DJ Olu’ Abiodun, and Chime Amaechina is still being investigated, there is widespread speculation...

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Singing in Yoruba helps me pass messages across –Oyinbo Jesu

At a time when there are fears that the Yoruba language may become endangered soon because the new generation of its people are not being taught the language, a Dutch-Nigerian...

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Rift with Harrysong won’t stop me from helping people –Kcee

Limpopo singer, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee in showbiz circles, has insisted that the disagreement with his former label mate, Harrysong, will not stop...

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Why I left Shina Peller’s Aquila Records –Alaafin of Oyo’s son, Tillaman

When Tillaman, the son of the Alaafin of Oyo, exited Aquila Records last year, it was rumoured that he left because he was not getting good treatment at the record company. Bo...

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MASSOB: Group criticises FG over promise of second Niger bridge

The group also said that the Federal Government should stop using the construction of the bridge to toy with their emotions...

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Kwesé TV lands Nigeria

KWESÉ TV, a new cable TV has entered the Nigerian market, offering subscribers ‘pay-as-you-watch’ options.KWESÉ TV, a new cable TV has entered the Nigerian market, offer...

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I value sleep more than money –Jide Kosoko

For veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, taking time to sleep is very important and he does not trade it for anything, even money. Speaking in an interview, he said that he ensures he...

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ARAMIDE: Why I admire Alicia Keys

Nigerian female singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, simply known as Aramide, is currently working on her first official single, after her ‘Suitcase’ album, released in...

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‘Christmas is Coming’ for Sola Sobowale, Chioma Akpotha, others

IN time for the yuletide, Nollywood actress, producer and director, Ufuoma McDermott is set to hit the cinemas with her latest movie titled ‘Christmas is coming’. The movi...

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Boko Haram: Buhari says opposition acknowledge his achievements

Buhari also said that the security situation in the North-Eastern region of Nigeria has improved since he came into power...

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Roadside bomb kills seven outside Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents wh...

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Rashidi Yekini Foundation honours Nigeria League top scorer

Lobi Star’s Anthony Okpotu was the highest goal scorer of the 2016/2017 season. The post Rashidi Yekini Foundation honours Nigeria League top scorer appeared first on Premiu...

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37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Amina disclosed this at a Cult...

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Tennis: Croatian duo win doubles at Lagos Governor’s Cup

The competition ended Saturday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The post Tennis: Croatian duo win doubles at Lagos Governor’s Cup appeared first on Pre...

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Nigeria Air force storm Boko Haram base, kills score – Official

The  Boko Haram structures have been set ablaze in Urga area near Konduga in Borno State by operatives of the Nigerian Air Force on Saturday. The Director of Public Relations...

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Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a 'show of strength' against Trump

A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike sec...

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PDP announces Tuesday for its 76th NEC meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has fixed Tuesday, October 24, 2017 as the date for its 76th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting. The was made this known in a notice o...

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Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

The Pakistan Rangers staged a joint raid with counter-terrorism officers in the Raees Goth neighbourhood overnight after intelligence information about the presence of militan...

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17 Southern Governors set to meet in Lagos tomorrow ( Monday)

The 17 governors from the South-west, South-east and South-south are set to meet in Lagos on Monday to discuss latest national issues to help build a stronger partnership. The...

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Russian opposition chief Navalny says released from jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Sunday he had been released from the Moscow detention centre where he had served a 20-day term for organising protests against Pr...

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In Australia: Lost diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger sha...

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Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person

The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deepl...

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Nigerian man sentenced to 78 months imprisonment over mail fraud

A Nigerian citizen,who resides  in St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud, and re-entering the Unite...

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Angela Merkel: 'Merkel understood nothing': AfD's fury in east Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel hails from Germany's ex-communist East, yet it is here where the anger against her runs deepest and the far-right protest party AfD has c...

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Why we reinstated fugitive ex-pension chief Maina – Nigerian govt

A minister corroborates PREMIUM TIMES story on Mr. Maina's posting to the Interior Ministry. The post Why we reinstated fugitive ex-pension chief Maina – Nigeri...

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In Zambia: Maternal deaths prompt calls for action

The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth -- a tragic occurrence of increasing pub...

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Vanessa Kingori MBE is coming to the 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend

Vanessa Kingori MBE is an award-winning publisher and one of the leading personalities in the global publishing and fashion industry. A former fashion manager at Esquire Magaz...

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CAR: Surviving 'the corridor' - The treacherous road of bandits

"Finally in Bangui, and without incident," said Evelin Bokassa, a truck driver from the Central African Republic (CAR) who has just arrived in the la...

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17 Southern governors to meet in Lagos Monday

The meeting is coming after 12 years of a similar gathering. The post 17 Southern governors to meet in Lagos Monday appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria...

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My tweets won me the White House – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, saying that his tweets won him the White House. In an interview airing on Sunday on ...

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Malta offers one million euro reward for information on slain journalist

“The government is fully committed to solving the murder … (and) bringing those responsible to justice.” The post Malta offers one million euro reward for information on...

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INVESTIGATION: Despite existing law, underage sports betting thrives in Nigeria

Teenagers not legally allowed to take part in sports betting narrate how and why they get involved. The post INVESTIGATION: Despite existing law, underage sports betting thriv...

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Lagos based woman shares a experience of one-chance in Lagos

A lady identified as Stella David shared her experience of how she entered a one chance bus in Lagos on her social media page. The victim was attacked on the bus by some other...

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U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

TUNIS (Reuters) - Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilising t...

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Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed - sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's security forces suffered one of their heaviest attacks after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation o...

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Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes in attack near Mali border

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security so...

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PDP to hold 76th NEC meeting

The PDP is expected to elect a new chairman and other national officers in December. The post PDP to hold 76th NEC meeting appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria...

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Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person

The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deepl...

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In Italy: Regions vote on autonomy bid

Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto vote Sunday in autonomy referendums attracting additional interest against the backdrop of Catalonia&#039...

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Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region&...

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In Saudi Arabia: Saudis crave revival of night out at the movies

The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades —- a trip to the ci...

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Nigeria Air Force bombs Boko Haram base, kills many – Official

Official says military committed to decimating insurgents. The post Nigeria Air Force bombs Boko Haram base, kills many – Official appeared first on Premium...

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FG takes over accounts without BVN •Over 15million bank accounts affected

THE Federal Government has taken steps to take over bank accounts without Bank Verification Number (BVN) as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has frozen all such accounts...

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Constitution amendment: APC govs to lose power, influence

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) is proposing 83 amendments to its constitution. The amended constitution has been approved by the National Working Committee (NWC). If the...

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REINSTATEMENT DRAMA: Ex-pension chief, Maina, is still on our wanted list — EFCC

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, declared that despite report claiming that the former chairman, Presidential Taskforce Team on Pension Reforms...

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Mohammed to older Nigerians, leave the stage for the youth

THE UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has asked older Nigerians to pave the way for the youth by creating leadership opportunities for them . She stated this at...

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Buhari challenges African leaders on peace, development agenda

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said African leaders must speak with one voice, independent of foreign influence to achieve economic integration, development, peace and securit...

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250,000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually says foundation

The wife of the governor of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Bagudu, on Saturday, said  about 250, 000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually. She said this during a walk to create awar...

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TRAGEDY: Lagos PDP caretaker chairman, Osolanke slumps, dies

LAGOS State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was, on Saturday evening, thrown into mourning, following the sudden death of Chief Babatunde  Osolanke, who is the chai...

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PDP ward congresses: Wabara, Seyi Makinde, others express satisfaction over conduct in Oyo

FORMER Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would reclaim Oyo State, which it lost to internal wrangling...

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1,272 failed Nigerian Law School final Bar exam

THE Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August, 2017. A statement made available to newsmen by the Head of Infor...

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APC crisis: How govs frustrated Oyegun’s plot to abort convention

The last may not have been heard about the crises currently rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is because Sunday Tribune can reveal that the meeting between the...

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12 years after, Southern govs meet in Lagos on Monday •Fiscal federalism, devolution of power top agenda

Twelve years after their last gathering, governors from the Southern part of the country will, on Monday converge on Lagos to deliberate on how to forge stronger ties for the...

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South-West govs absence from APC consultative meeting, a protest — Source

John Alechenu The growing rift among leading figures in the All Progressives Congress has been cited as the reason behind the absence of all governors of the South-West states...

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Biafra won’t see the light of day…..PDC

The National Chairman of the People for Democratic Change ( PDC) , Mudi Waziri, has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) and others agitating for an independent nat...

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Bailout funds: CD threatens street protects if Buhari fails to probe govs

CAMPAIGN for Democracy (CD), on Saturday, in Lagos, threatened to return to street protests should President Muhammadu Buhari failed to probe state governors over the bailout...

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Bayelsa gov dispels rumour of army injecting poisonous substance

GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has dismissed rumours that the military medical outreach was a ploy to inject a poisonous substance into people’s systems. Conseque...

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Don’t allow military derail peace process in Niger Delta, IYC warns FG

THE Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against the risk of derailing the ongoing peace process in the Niger Delta through the current mil...

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We won’t be deceived by second Niger Bridge : MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra ( MASSOB ) has called on the Federal Government to declare an emergency on the roads in the South-East and...

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Dickson signs Direct Labour Law to boost economy

GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has signed the Direct Labour Agency Bill into law, describing it as a veritable tool to stimulate the economy of the state, through t...

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Gunmen abducts Cleric demand N100m as ransom

A Chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, identified as  Reverend David Ayeola have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It was learnt that Ayeola: t...

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PDP will return to the seat of power in 2019- Senator Wabara

Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this duri...

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11 months salary arrears push Kogi worker to take own life

It was a pitiful sight as the lifeless body of Soje was found dangling on a tree behind the mammy market, at the Maigumeri Barracks, housing the Nigeria Army Command Record...

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Law School: 1, 272 students fail Bar final exam

According to Ukekwe, 29 students were graded First Class, 211 settled for Second Class (Upper Division); 1, 046 made Second Class (Lower Division), 2, 999 accounted for pass,...

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Two die, Army shoot three in ensuing clash

In the ensuing confrontation between the soldiers and the youth, apart from the two deceased, the soldiers shot and wounded three of the protesters, including one lady, who we...

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Graft allegation: Ekiti Assembly recants, denies probing Oni

“We can confirm that the House of Assembly sat on Thursday, October 19 and adopted the 2015 reports of the Public Accounts Committee and has not indicted the former Governor...

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Court remands former agric institute head over N204.9m fraud

Justice Yemi Ajayi of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, has ruled that a former executive director of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T),...

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NNPC $25b Contract: Ethnic, religious sentiments threaten Senate probe

Saraki is, however, expected to meet with the committee members after a principal officers’ meeting on Monday to dispel insinuations of vested interests from the Senate lead...

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Bank accounts without BVN officially seized by CBN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances i...

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Babalola urges FG to revisit abandoned Ekiti airport project

Babalola stated this during his remarks at the 8th Founder’ Day and convocation of the university. He said though the airport was approved alongside others in Bayelsa, Delta...

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NAF neutralises gathering of insurgents, sets structures on fire

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Saturday that it has neitralised and set ablaze the insurgent’s structures in Urga area near Konduga. The Director of Public Relations a...

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High cost of flour: Master bakers threaten to close shop if government fails to intervene

Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Kogi State chapter, has called on the Federal Government and the state government to create a conducive environment for t...

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15 customers convicted for tampering with electricity materials

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), yesterday, said 15 customers had been convicted for tampering and bypassing electricity metres in its states of operation; Plateau,...

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Benue has no Monkeypox case, says Health commissioner

The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ojobo has said Benue State has not recorded any case of Monkeypox...

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Funding: Aregbesola challenges varsities on creativity

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described the situation where operators of Universities in Nigeria rely on subvention from the owners and burden students wit...

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University Of Calabar hit by financial crisis

Some persons in the university have attributed this to poor financial management by the school authority, which attributed it to general poor funding of universities by the Fe...

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Southern Governors meet on fiscal federalism, devolution of powers in Lagos tomorrow

According to him, the Governors would also be expected to adopt a common position on the issues of armed robbery, kidnapping, devolution of powers and issue of fiscal federali...

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Military exonerates self from massacre of 29 in Plateau

The Commander of Operation Safe Haven in charge of Security in the state, Major General John Atolagbe, has debunked the insinuation that the military aided the attack in Irigw...

Nigerian Tribune
PCN seals off 287 illegal pharmacies and medicine shops

The premises were sealed for operating without registration with PCN, failure to renew premises licence, dispensing ethical products without pharmacist’s supervision, poor s...

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AfDB launches transformation strategy to guarantee food for Africa

AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina at a TAAT side event during the 2017 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, said TAAT was born out of major consultation bringing together gl...

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Group asks Buhari to reshuffle cabinet

According to a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, (CACOL), which made the call, overhauling the federal cabinet has become the only...

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