• PoliticsCross carpeting destroying role of opposition – CSO

    Cross carpeting destroying role of opposition – CSO

    A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Peers Advocacy and Advancement Centre (PAACA), has called for an end to carpet crossing by politicians in the country in order not to destroy the role of opposition in democratic governance. The Executive Director of PAACA, Mr. Ezenwa Nwagwu, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in…

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  • General NewsGov Ododo seeks FG’s help to tackle insecurity, flooding in Kogi

    Gov Ododo seeks FG’s help to tackle insecurity, flooding in Kogi

    Gov. Usman Ododo on Saturday called on the federal government to urgently assist in tackling the menace of insecurity and incessant flooding in some parts of the state. The governor made the call when he received a delegation of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) at the Government House in Lokoja. Ododo said that Kogi, as a transit…

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  • PoliticsAPC Primary: Voters disperse as violence breaks out at voting centre in Okitipupa

    APC Primary: Voters disperse as violence breaks out at voting centre in Okitipupa

    On Saturday, violence broke out in Ward 1 at Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, between rival supporters of two aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting to be the party’s candidate for the Nov. 16 Ondo State Governorship election. Accredited members of the party who had turned out early in their large numbers to elect the party’s candidate for the…

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  • General NewsChess: Tinubu celebrates Tunde’s new world record

    Chess: Tinubu celebrates Tunde’s new world record

    President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Tunde Onakoya on setting a new world chess record and putting up Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity for global acclaim. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja. Ngelale said that Onakoya broke the Guinness World Record for the longest…

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  • General NewsLagos Govt. clamps down on illegal estates in Epe axis

    Lagos Govt. clamps down on illegal estates in Epe axis

     The Lagos State Government has clamped down on illegal estate developments around the Epe corridor of the state. Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos state, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. Olumide stated that he led a special joint exercise to the axis…

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  • educationCBT: Foundation trains 50 admission seekers in Kano

    CBT: Foundation trains 50 admission seekers in Kano

    An NGO, Hotoro United Community Foundation (HUCF), has conducted a week-long free computer-based testing (CBT) training for 50 candidates in preparation for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Kano. Mr. Muhammad Abdulwahab, the Chairman of the Foundation, made this known at the closing of the training on Friday at the NITDA Computer Centre in Hotoro, Nasarawa Local Government…

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  • TechnologyMinister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    Minister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    The Minister for Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has announced strategic partnerships with Cisco, 21st-century technologies like Awarri, and DataDotOrg.   Tijani made the announcements while speaking at a dinner to mark the end of a four-day National Artificial Intelligence Strategy (NAIS) Workshop in Abuja.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was…

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  • PoliticsOndo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

    Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

    The committee to supervise the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ondo State said on Friday that a total of 171,922 accredited members would vote on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the primary is scheduled to be held in 203 wards in 18 local government areas, with 16 aspirants, including the governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa,…

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  • MetroNBC proposes Joint Technical Committee to resolve Kebbi, Niger boundary dispute

    NBC proposes Joint Technical Committee to resolve Kebbi, Niger boundary dispute

    The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has proposed a Joint Technical Committee to resolve the lingering interstate boundary dispute between Niger and Kebbi states. The Director-General of the commission, Mr. Adamu Adaji, made the proposal in Abuja on Friday, during a joint meeting of officials from the two states to agree on the way forward. Adaji explained that the Kebbi State…

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  • foreignUN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

    UN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

    Some 800,000 people in a Sudanese city are in “extreme and immediate danger” as worsening violence advances and threatens to “unleash bloody inter-communal strife throughout Darfur,” top UN officials warned the Security Council. A war erupted in Sudan one year ago between the Sudanese Army (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), creating the world’s largest displacement crisis. UN political…

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  • UN Human Rights Office calls for restraint in Middle East

    The UN Human Rights Office has called on all parties to exercise restraint following a suspected Israeli attack on C early Friday. “We urge all parties to take steps to de-escalate the situation,” said spokesman Jeremy Laurence in Geneva, without naming Israel or Iran. “We call on third states, in particular those with influence, to do all in their power…

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  • General News2024 UTME: Parents obey JAMB order to steer clear CBT Centres

    2024 UTME: Parents obey JAMB order to steer clear CBT Centres

    Parents of candidates who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) have complied with an order restricting them from coming close to any Computer-Based center (CBT). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had directed all CBT centre owners to arrest any parent found near any of their facilities during…

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  • General NewsEmbrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Embrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Mrs. Aderonke Akinola-Akinwole, a social behavioral specialist from UNICEF’s Lagos Field Office, has advised the youth to embrace digital technology to maintain global relevance. Aderonke-Akinola gave the advice during the town-gown interaction at Covenant University on Friday in Ota, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University,…

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  • General NewsGanduje’s Suspension: Conflicting court orders and imperatives for peace in Kano

    Ganduje’s Suspension: Conflicting court orders and imperatives for peace in Kano

    This is one week that politicians and observers of political developments in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria, will not forget in a hurry. Political and judicial goings-on have led to palpable confusion and apprehension in Kano’s political landscape, following conflicting court orders by a Kano High Court and a Federal High Court. Both sit in the commercial…

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  • AfricaAFRICMIL calls on lawyers to champion enactment of whistle-blower law

    AFRICMIL calls on lawyers to champion enactment of whistle-blower law

    The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on lawyers to offer their professional skills in the quest for the enactment of whistle-blower protection laws in Nigeria. The coordinator of AFRICMI, Dr. Chido Onumah, made the call at a one-day workshop for lawyers on Thursday in Abuja. The theme of the workshop was “The Role of Lawyers…

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  • foreignECOWAS Court holds training for Sierra Leonean lawyers, law students

    ECOWAS Court holds training for Sierra Leonean lawyers, law students

    The ECOWAS Court is organising a training programme for lawyers and law students from Sierra Leone during its May 13–16 international conference, the court’s spokesman, Mr. Felicien Hounkanrin, said on Friday. Hounkanrin, in a statement, said the President of the Court, Justice Edward Asante, made this known at a meeting with the executives of the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) in…

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  • SecurityFRSC nabs BUA driver who crushes 6 persons to death in Kaduna

    FRSC nabs BUA driver who crushes 6 persons to death in Kaduna

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kaduna State Sector Command said it has arrested a BUA Company driver who crushed six people to death and injured 30 others on the Kano-Zaria road. The Sector Commander, Mr. Kabir Nadabo, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna. Nadabo said the cause of the accident was…

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