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African Youth Parliament awards Adeleke University


The African Youth Parliament has declared Adeleke University, Ede in Osun State as the best private university in Africa for year 2017. The Leader of the AYP, Fred Kweku , who is from Cote ‘d Ivoire, led other executives of the body to present the award to the university in Ede on Monday.  The AYP is made up of youths ...

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Boko Haram was paid €3m for the release of Chibok girls — Report


The Federal Government paid €3m for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three escaped later, and ...

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Senate faults 2018 budget


Members of the Senate at the plenary today took turns to criticise the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as badly prepared. The lawmakers took turns to accused the Executive of not showing the seriousness the budget proposal deserves. Most of them raised issues with the alleged lackadaisical attitude of heads of ministries, departments, ...

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ACTN, analysts attack CBN’s naira intervention

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Members of the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria and financial market analysts have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to allow the forces of market to dictate and stabilise the naira. They also called on the apex bank to cease its intervention in the forex market.  The stakeholders said this at the ACTN Breakfast Meeting themed, ‘2017 Economic Review ...

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Buhari @ 75


Happy Birthday   Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. Buhari is a successful politician in Nigeria. He has taken up various political appointment and offices, and ...

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We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US


The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, the American government also said it would not discuss the reasons Atiku is being denied entry into the US. ...

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If we end SARS, crime rate will increase — Police


The Special Anti-Robbery Squad is a specialised unit of the Force that deals with armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, car snatching and the like; any crime involving use of firearms. Like in Numan, Adamawa State where militia are attacking people, the SARS had been deployed along with other units of the Force. To be in SARS, first, you must be ...

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FIFA sanctions Nigeria for fielding ineligible player

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FIFA has stripped Nigeria of the one point they earned from their final 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Constantine on November 10, after the world football body discovered that the Super Eagles fielded an ineligible player, Shehu Abdullahi. FIFA also fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000  Swiss Francs (about N2,162, 923) for the development. The Eagles had secured  ...

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MTN set to start giving out Yuletide gifts to Nigerians


In its bid to ensure a memorable yuletide, MTN Nigeria has started giving various gifts to Nigerians in Lagos. The programme is called Season of Surprises Give Back Initiative. The company said the give back initiative, which started at the Police barracks in Falomo, Ikoyi, where MTN surprised the residents with various gifts such as food items and household gadgets, ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan land got a deposition notice from 21 Ibadan Kings


The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan ...

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I ran away to Libya to escape my dad’s sexual demands —Returnee

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Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, has blamed her father’s incestuous behaviour for her decision to flee to Libya, at least, for safety from her father, and also in search of greener pasture. However, as it turned out, her case is akin to jumping from the frying pan into fire; as she has, in her life, gone through bitter experiences, ...

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Oil workers set to embark on nationwide strike from Dec. 18


Barely 24 hours after oil workers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, suspended the plan to withdraw their services, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Thursday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike. Last week, IPMAN, Lagos Chapter, accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of under-supplying its ...

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#EndSARS: Govt must respond to fresh allegations of police abuse –Amnesty International


Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, has urged the government to respond to the fresh allegations of police abuse currently trending in the social media. In a press release signed by the Media Manager, Isa Sanusi, Ojigho said, “The scale of the reaction to this incident shows that the concerns of the Nigerian people are reaching boiling point. “All incidents ...

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We’ll return $321m Abacha’s loot for benefit of Nigerians – Switzerland


Around $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha will be returned to the African country, Switzerland said Monday. The money, originally deposited in Luxembourg, was confiscated by a Swiss court in late 2014 and in March last year the two states signed an agreement on its repatriation. “In accordance with policy on repayment of national ...

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Comedy child superstar, Emmanuella, becomes FreshYo ambassador


Child comedy superstar, Emmanuella Samuel, has been officially signed as the Brand Ambassador of FreshYo. Her videos for FreshYo done in collaboration with Mark Angel Comedy International and variously entitled ‘Missing Emmanuella’, ‘Lunatic’ and ‘Professor,’ have become popular among Nigerians, having generated over 30 million views on the social media. Category Head (Beverages, Noodles & Culinary) at Olam International’s Joint ...

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LSETF seeks applications for employability support project

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, has announced the call for applications into the Lagos State Employability Support Project. The LSESP provides short vocational training programmes, implemented by the LSETF, to provide youths in the state with industry relevant skills that can help them gain possible employment and advance in life. “Applications ...

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Stock market gained N448bn in November

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The Nigerian stock market (equities category) appreciated by N448bn in November this year. The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation stood at N12.766tn as of November 1, 2017 but closed at N13.214tn on the last day of trading in November (November 30). The All-Share Index of the NSE also recorded a significant advancement as it closed at 37,944.60 basis points on ...

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Power generation returns to 4,000MW as hydro plants recover

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The nation’s power generation has returned to the 4,000 megawatts mark following the recovery in the output of hydropower plants and a few thermal plants. The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydropower plants makes up about 30 per cent of total generation. Generation from Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro hydro plants fell to ...

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