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Rural Water Scheme: World Bank unhappy with Ogun State Govt

Rural Water Scheme: World Bank unhappy with Ogun State Govt By Saliu Yusuf The World Bank appears unhappy with the Ogun State Government over the shoddy...

Nigeria’s Chinasa Ukandu, Colombia’s Luis Alejandro Castañeda win the WorldRemit, Arsenal...

Online money transfer company WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) and Arsenal today announce that Chinasa Ukandu from Nigeria and Luis Alejandro Castañeda from Colombia are the winners of the...

Ijaw Elders Forum, others call for credible, violence-free elections in Bayelsa...

The Ijaw Elders Forum, Lagos, in collaboration with Ijaw Professionals Association, Ijaw Nations Forum, Ijaw Women Connect and Embassara Foundation, have called on the...

FG has commissioned no fewer than 700 water projects in Ogun,...

Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suileman Adamu, has disclosed that the Federal Government has commissioned no fewer than 700 water projects in Ogun and...

Jega says improving integrity of elections critical to democratic growth

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, says that improving the integrity of elections is key to democratic development...

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in Northern Nigeria

Kano (AFP) Yahaya Usman, known by his stage name “Yahaya Mahako” (Mahako means blind in Hausa), went from being a beggar to a famous...

Airtel Africa set to expand Nigerian market with additional spectrum

Airtel Africa Plc on Thursday announced an agreement with Intercellular Nigeria Limited to acquire an additional 10 megahertz (MHz) spectrum in the 900 MHz...

Bayelsa State Guber Poll: Court nullifies APC primaries, restrains INEC

By Nathan Nwakamma A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday nullified the governorship primaries that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of...

DSS says will release Sowore to ‘appropriate persons’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it is prepared to release Mr  Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the planned RevolutionNow protest but waiting...

Multiple accidents claim 13 lives on lagos-ibadan expressway

No fewer than 13 persons lost their lives, while 10 others sustained injuries in a multiple accident around Saapade, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan...

It is time to rescue Nigeria

By Omoh T. Ojior Are Nigerians hearing the cries of Nigeria? Nigeria is crying and calling on its children, for the rescue; it’s getting dark...

Retired Police Officers want 13 months pension released, special gratuity at...

President, Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON), Mr Fidelis Oyakhilome, has called on the Federal Government to urgently release the 13 months...

Obaseki has failed Edo State people, says PDP

The Edo State Chapter of the PDP has again descended on Governor Godwin Obaseki, describing his tenure as a hardship phase for the people. Addressing...

PDP rejects hate speech bill, says it is “unconstitutional, undemocratic and...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned and rejected the Hate Speech Prohibition Bill in the National Assembly, seeking stringent punishment including death by...

Lottery commission advises operators to pay off debts

Lottery commission advises operators to pay off debts The Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, on Thursday advised lottery operators indebted to...

‘Kaduna State Govt to offer every child free, qualitative education’

'Kaduna State Govt to offer every child free, qualitative education' Kaduna State Government says it remains committed to ensuring that every child in the state...

Yellow fever outbreak kills 29 in Bauchi State

Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed on Thursday that 29 people had died from an outbreak of yellow...

Intrigues, accolades of Nollywood’s ‘King of Boys’

Intrigues, accolades of Nollywood's ‘King of Boys’ By Joshua Olomu What happens when a woman fights  and  becomes ‘king’ or ‘Oba’ who rules the underworld? The...

What the proposed 7.5% increase in VAT portends for Nigerians

By Mustapha Sumaila, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) The proposed increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent...

Pay minimum wage or vacate office – Labour tells State Governors

Pay minimum wage or vacate office – Labour tells State Governors Nigeria's organised labour sector has appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with...