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Civilian casualties from the US-supported operation to retake Raqqa are mounting daily, while those fortunate enough to survive and flee the ISIS-held city have accused the American-led
Lagos deploys safety corps officials Afeez Hanafi Following the threat by kidnappers to abduct pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, some parents stormed the school on Thursday to
Samson Folarin  The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken over mediation in the case of an alleged assault on a worker of Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, William Ekanem, by his Chine
Afeez Hanafi A policewoman attached to the Lagos State Police Command, Sergeant Victoria Umechuruba, has prevented a barman from collecting part of N557,750 debt allegedly owed him by one of his custo
Samson Folarin  A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ebute-Meta has ordered the remand of two men, Adedoyin Oyekanmi, 23; and Erinmole Adetokunbo, 26; for allegedly beheading a seven-year-old b
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar  No fewer than eight persons have been reportedly killed following a communal clash between Uyanga and Ojor communities in the Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The police in Imo State on Thursday reunited a 10-month-old baby, Tochukwu Peter, who was stolen and sold for N650,000, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Okechukwu Peter. Three su
“Every time that we come to church, we are told about giving. But we need to talk far more about honesty” -Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, speaking on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. Theodore Roosevelt,
Former CIA-agent-turn-CNN-commentator Phil Mudd railed against Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) after the senator claimed he didn’t know whether or not he was personally being surveilled by U.S. intelligen
Friday Olokor, Jos The Christian Association Nigeria on Thursday called on the Federal Government to publish the full details of the controversial new education curriculum. The implementation of the c
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Three months after promising to domesticate the feeding programme, the Cross River State Government had yet to commence the scheme. The programme aims at providing free meals for
Folashade Adebayo An official of Stop Sexual Abuse Now, a non-governmental organisation, Nkem Ijeh, has said that the attitude of some parents is responsible for the prevalence of sexual abuse in the
Sodiq Oyeleke The Head of Childville School, Mrs. Jola Alokolaro, has urged parents to teach their children the history of Nigeria. She said this when the pupils staged Wole Soyinka’s Death and Kings
Folashade Adebayo A cybercafé operator, Emeka Anugwo, was on Thursday arraigned on a two-count charge of fraud and impersonation at the Igbosere High Court in Lagos. Anugwo, who runs a CBT centre clos
A bill that allows private companies to set up a network of optical license plate readers along highways is moving ahead in Rhode Island. Uninsured drivers would be detected by a nation
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, says he feels inadequate because of his inability to quickly rescue the pupils recently kidnapped from the Lagos State Model Col
Adelani Adepegba, Ihuoma Chiedozie, and Olaleye Aluko The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo have condemned Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s opposition to the call for the arrest  of norther
John Ameh, Abuja There was confusion at the National Assembly on Thursday when beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme disagreed among themselves over whom to blame for the poor healthca
Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The deportees, who arrived at 6.
The United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Department on Wednesday released its “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision.” The summary of the report is produced below: The report suggests, a
Enyioha Opara, Minna DETERMINED to reduce accommodation problems in Niger State, the state government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an Italian firm, Italworks Nigeria Limited,
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday ordered the remand of an American national, Marco Ramirez, in Kirikiri prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000
Among the many of people being deported to their country of origin are a number of veterans who have served in the United States military. Democrats approached President Donald Trump about the problem
Akinpelu Dada and Ozioma Ubabukoh The controversies surrounding Etisalat Nigeria’s indebtedness to a consortium of 13 banks deepened on Thursday with the telecoms firm insisting that it had repaid abo
’Femi Asu with agency report Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the largest construction company in Nigeria by market value, plans to acquire oil assets and expand into the power industry as it seeks to diver
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has finally offset its indebtedness of N450bn to the Federation Account. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud
John Alechenu, Abuja The Progressive Governors Forum has called for reforms to Nigeria’s federal structure as a means of dousing growing ethnic-based tensions in the country. PGF, which is the forum f
Failed Afghan asylum seekers in Germany could be ferried back to Afghanistan beginning next week, according to reports in the German media. Deportations to the country were paused follo
Niyi Odebode, John Ameh, Eniola Akinkuotu, Ifeanyi Onuba  and Olaleye Aluko Prominent groups and economic experts have criticised the National Assembly for reducing the budgetary allocations for proje
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt FORMER local government chairmen and commissioners in Rivers State during the administration of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, have faulted a statement credited to Governor Nyesom
According to BuzzFeed News, members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) who resigned last week in protest believe that the GOP Senate’s new healthcare bill will constitute a
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria have said the hardship and woes in the country should be blamed on the ruling political elite, rather than on f
Peter Dada, Akure Youths in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State have begun to mobilise the people of the constituency to start the process of recalling the lawmaker representing the cons

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