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  • NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said on Thursday that the commission was ready to work with Raphael Igbokwe, a boxing champion, to harness young talents. Igbokwe is a 31-year-old middleweight champion, of Nigerian decent based in Houston, Taxas, U.S. He fought on Oct. 7 last year against Imaud Louis and won by unanimous decision. Dabiri-Erewa spoke…

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  • Lagos PDP chieftain distributes UTME forms to indigent students in Surulere

    Lagos PDP chieftain distributes UTME forms to indigent students in Surulere

    Chief Hakeem Olalemi, Vice Chairman, Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has distributed 70 free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms to indigent students in Surulere. Speaking during the distribution of the forms on Thursday, Olalemi said that education remains a powerful weapon to reset society, hence the need to invest heavily in it. According to…

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  • Student, 23, jailed 6 months for stealing cell phone

    Student, 23, jailed 6 months for stealing cell phone

    A Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court sentenced a 23-year-old student, David Alami, to six months imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth N110,000. Alami was convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to the theft charge. The judge, Saminu Suleiman, however, gave him the option of a N30,000 fine and ordered him to pay the complainant, Festus Olusa, N110,000 as compensation.…

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  • Businessman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property

    Businessman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property

    The police, on Thursday, arraigned a businessman, Mr. Ikenna Sunday, before a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly receiving stolen property. The prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Mr. Chukwudi Aladi, of Compass Aluminium Company Limited, Dei-Dei, reported the theft case at Zuba Police Station. Ogada told the court that the defendant allegedly received…

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  • Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

    Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

    Princess Islamiyat Oyefusi, the Labour Party (LP) deputy governorship candidate in Lagos State in 2023, has resigned her membership in the party.   Oyefusi confirmed her resignation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.   She said she left the LP because the party’s values no longer aligned with hers.   Oyefusi, who contested alongside LP…

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  • Petrol price stood at N668.30 in January – NBS

    Petrol price stood at N668.30 in January – NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average retail price of a litre of petrol increased from N257.12 in January 2023 to N668.30 in January 2024. The bureau stated this in its Petrol Price Watch for January 2024, released in Abuja on Thursday. It said that the January 2024 price of N668.30 represented a 159.92 percent increase over the…

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  • Trader docked for allegedly hitting colleague with sledge hammer

    Trader docked for allegedly hitting colleague with sledge hammer

    A 38-year-old trader, Adeniran Akinbote, was arraigned on Thursday before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly hitting his colleague with a sledgehammer. The defendant, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge bordering on breach of peace and assault. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. The Police Prosecutor,…

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  • NHRC Kano received 158 complaints in January 2024 – Official

    NHRC Kano received 158 complaints in January 2024 – Official

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Kano State says it received 158 complaints on alleged human rights abuses in January 2024. The NHRC state coordinator, Alhaji Shehu Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano. He said that 121 of the 158 cases had been treated, while the remaining 37…

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  • FCT public boarding schools

    FCTA denies school fees increment in public boarding schools

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says there is no increment in school fees in public boarding schools in the federal capital. Dr. Danlami Hayyo, Mandate Secretary, Education Secretariat, FCTA, clarified this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. NAN recalls that some parents had claimed that the FCT Administration increased school fees…

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  • Troops eliminate 8 insurgents in Kaduna offensive – Army

    Troops eliminate 8 insurgents in Kaduna offensive – Army

    Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralised eight insurgents with their kingpins in recent offensives and recovered more firearms and ammunition in Igabi, Giwa, and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. The Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the troops, operating in the 1 Division Area…

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  • Lassa fever: NCDC registers 411 cases, 72 deaths in 6 weeks

    Lassa Fever: NCDC registers 411 cases, 72 deaths in 6 weeks

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) said it registered 411 confirmed cases and 72 deaths from Lassa fever across 21 states of the federation from week one to week six of 2024. The NCDC said this on its official website on Thursday. It stated that the number of new confirmed cases increased from 70 in week five…

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  • ASUU urges FG to honour agreement

    ASUU urges FG to honour Agreement

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to the Federal Government to honour and implement the agreement the union entered with the government to forestall industrial action. The ASUU Coordinator in Charge of Kano Zone, Mr. Abdulqadir Muhammad, stated this at a news conference at the end of a zonal meeting on Wednesday in Kano. He said the…

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  • FCT experiences first rain in 2024

    FCT experiences first rain in 2024

    Some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) experienced the first rain in 2024 in the early morning of Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the light rain, which started half an hour into the new day, about 12.30, lasted about 25 minutes, stopping at 12.55. The unexpected rain, which was devoid of lightning, heavy winds, and thunderstorms,…

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  • LASG partners NGO to train 100 mathematics teachers

    LASG partners NGO to train 100 mathematics teachers

    The Lagos State Ministry of Basic Secondary School Education, in conjunction with Darsel Mathematics Learning Platform, a U.S.-based non-governmental organisation, and Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skill Consulting Ltd., trained 100 mathematics teachers in junior secondary schools on Wednesday. Mrs. Wunmi Alalade, CEO, Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skill Consulting Ltd., said that the initiative, ‘Artificial Intelligence Powered Chat Board System’, a…

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  • Lawmaker says poor governance responsible for years of hardships

    Lawmaker says poor governance responsible for years of hardships

    A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Ogazi, says the increasing rate of hardships and high cost of living faced by Nigerians are caused by years of misappropriation and poor governance. He also said negative attitudes among Nigerians contributed much to the unfortunate situation. Ogazi stated this while hosting his supporters from Lafia North Development Area…

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  • ECA urges skills-based education for Africa’s technological advancement

    ECA urges skills-based education for Africa’s technological advancement

    The Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Claver Gatete, has reiterated the importance of skills-based education for Africa’s technological advancement. Gatete, in a statement issued by the commission, said this at the 2024 edition of the annual ECA Africa Business Forum in Addis-Ababa (ABF2024). He emphasised the importance of shifting the focus of education to address its relevance and inclusivity…

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  • Enugu govt to organise quiz competitions, print calendars to promote Igbo language

    Enugu Govt to organise quiz competitions, print calendars to promote Igbo Language

    The Enugu State Government says it will henceforth organise regular quiz competitions among nursery, primary, and post-primary school pupils and students to promote Igbo language, culture, and tradition in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Ugochi Madueke, said this during the commemoration of the 2024 International Mother Language Day held in Enugu on Wednesday. The commemoration…

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