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We’re overhauling Police to tackle security challenges -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian Police Force structure is being overhauled, re-positioned and primed with modern technological gadgets to meet rising security challenges...

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Insecurity: South West governors plan security network

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Friday said that governors in the South West were planning a western Nigeria security network in...

FG, Labour meet to end minimum wage logjam

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the representatives of the Federal Government are currently meeting to put an end to delays...

NYSC hands over 3 suspects with alleged fake certificates to police

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has handed over three young men, posing as graduates of tertiary institutions, caught in possession of fake certificates...

Kano State to integrate Almajiri system into modern education

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government will integrate the Almajiri education system into the modern academic curriculum of the...

WORLD NEWS

Pakistan Supreme Court orders action against judge in ex-PM case

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered disciplinary action against a judge, who convicted former premier, Nawaz Sharif, effectively giving a boost to Sharif’s appeal against a seven-year jail term for corruption. Sharif was convicted and...

Israeli army strikes Hamas targets after two rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli fighter jets a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to two rockets fired into Israel from the enclave. The Israeli army made this known in a statement on Thursday. The...

Saudi women can now travel without permission

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal decrees...

Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

(Reuters) - Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take its dispute with India over Kashmir to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the region...

Burkina Faso leader laments ‘dark stain’ after attack kills 24 soldiers

(Reuters) - Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called...

Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government

(Reuters) - Italy’s prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy...

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ECONOMY

Oil prices slide as U.S.-China trade war escalates

Oil prices fell sharply on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking the latest escalation of...

Nigeria produced 692m barrels of crude oil in 2017 – Report

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) says that 692 million barrels of crude oil was produced in the country in 2017. NEITI disclosed this...

Naira exchanges at N359 to dollar at parallel market

The naira on Monday traded at N358.6 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The pound sterling and the euro closed at N445...

Manufacturer tasks incoming industry minister on workable policies

A manufacturer, Mr Muideen Ibrahim, on Monday, advised the incoming minister of industries to put in place policies that would attract investments across the...

Customs intercepts N5bn illicit drugs in Lagos

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 21 contraband drugs valued at over N5 billion. The National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) of NCS, Assist. Comptroller...

23,834 traders benefit from Trader Moni in Enugu — Osinbajo

No fewer than 23,834 small scale traders in Enugu State have benefitted from the Trader Moni scheme of the Federal Government, Vice President Yemi...

FINANCE

FG issues N59.53 billion in August bond auction- DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday, issued N59.53 billion Federal Government bonds for the three tenors it offered to various investors who subscribed...

FMBN disburses N2.6bn to 3,034 beneficiaries

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria has disbursed N2.6 billion to 3,034 beneficiaries under its intervention housing loan through the Federal Staff...

Forex intervention: CBN injects $280.04m, CNY 28.3m into retail market

The Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) on Friday received a boost of 280.04 million dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The bank’s...

FG to review revenue sharing formula

The Federal Government says it will set up a committee in the coming week to review the revenue sharing formula for Federal, States and...

FG’s savings bond records N13.5bn investment since inception – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Tuesday said the Federal Government’s savings bonds recorded N13.5 billion worth of investment since inception in March, 2017. Mr...

CBN injects $210m into forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected the sum of 210 million dollars into Nigerian Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange market following conclusion of Tuesday’s...

Editorial

Taraba killings: Enough is enough

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) TV recently aired a documentary under its African Eye series on the efforts of the Nigeria Police to combat...

Opinion

The pedal-to-the-metal made with wood

Any time a new administration comes into office, there will be some complaining about the new president’s cabinet picks. But we’re seeing something...

Sowore, nationhood and the need to begin again

It would have been a euphonious whisper swiftly lost in a cacophonous torrent. But in the quiet of OUR HEARTS it is as piercing...

Atiku’s unrelenting appeal to emotion: A gambit doom to fail – by Femi Adesina

First, it was laughable, now it gets progressively pitiable, to see and hear efforts by presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in...

The Utility of Poetry in Historical Writings

Historical writing, especially about local communities in Nigeria, had drawn a lot of insights from the literary culture of the affected peoples. More particularly,...

Citizenship, Character, and Leadership

Most people would agree that a good leader must first be a person of character and integrity. Too often, however, many do not follow...

Ethnic Politics and the National Question in Nigeria

The term “divide et impera” (divide and conquer), was reported to have been coined by Philip II of Macedon, the father of...

Osun: Golgotha or Purgatory?

 A  simmering anticipation has gripped Osun State over the past few days as the state await the supreme court judgement on the...

The Practical Values of History for All and Sundry

The view has been widely held that history lacked apparent practical uses for individuals and societies and time should not be spent...

Editors' Picks

The heavens open at the Hajj, drenching almost four million pilgrims

Hundreds used to die during the pilgrimage, but Saudi Arabia has learnt from their mistakes and wants to increase capacity. By Anwar Tambe (Sky.com) at The Hajj in Saudi Arabia They say you should expect the unexpected when you set off for the Hajj. And nothing could...

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Senator Abbo docked for allegedly assaulting nursing mother

The police on Monday arraigned a senator, Elisha Abbo in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother. Sen....

AFCON 2019: Belaili, Mahrez star as Algeria outclass Guinea

Superbly-taken goals from Youcef Belaili and Riyad Mahrez set Algeria on the way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea as they...

Hosts Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on...

World War ll veteran urges FG to pay his pension

A 104-year-old World War ll Veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adamo Aduku on Saturday urged the Federal Government to pay his...

4 escape death as tanker overturns on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said that four persons sustained various degrees of injury when...

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LAGOS UPDATE

Gov Sanwo-Olu charges new Permanent Secretaries on good governance

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday sworn-in nine new Permanent Secretaries, charging them to ensure good governance and work toward realisation of...

Welder docked over alleged theft of N12m machines

A 25-year-old welder, Sesan Olaloye, was on Monday in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing machines valued at N12 million. Olaloye,...

Man, 32, in court for allegedly stealing N190,000

A 32-year-old man, Sunday Idikwo, on Monday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, accused of stealing N190,000 belonging to a hotel. Idikwo whose...

Replace damaged Yaba steel bridge, others: road users, worshipers beg FG

Some worshipers at St Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba and other Lagos road users have begged the Federal Government to replace the damaged foot bridge...

FCT NEWS

FCT minister pledges increased support as NYSC swears in 1900 members

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammed Bello has pledged the territory’s increased support to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in...

Flood: FCT council calls for FG’s intervention

The Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Mr John Gabaya, has appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in communities affected by erosion and flood...

Flood destroys worship centres, farmlands, houses in Kuje

Ten houses, two worship centres, farmlands, shops and assorted property worth millions of naira have been destroyed by flood in Gudaba community of Kuje...

Rains: Stranded Abuja residents cry for help as link bridge collapses

Residents of Obasanjo Road in Dutsen Sagbagyi II of Bwari Area Council, Abuja, have called on authorities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and...

High patronage excites ram sellers in FCT

As Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid-el Kabir, some ram sellers at the Apo Roundabout Ram Market in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have expressed satisfaction...

BIG STORIES

Agege residents anxious for speedy completion of Pen Cinema bridge

By Chris Paul Otaigbe Residents, traders and small business owners have expressed anxiety for the speedy completion of the flyover bridge at Pen Cinema area in...

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