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  • Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid top nomination for Africa Arts Entertainments Awards

    Nigerian music superstars, Davido, Burna Boy and  Wizkid,  have received the highest  nominations for the 2024 Africa Arts Entertainments Awards (AAEA). Davido was nominated in twelve categories, followed by Burna Boy with ten nominations, while Wizkid was nominated in seven categories. The three artistes are competing in several categories, including AAEA Best Continental Male Artiste and AAEA Continental Artiste of…

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  • Burna Boy becomes first African artiste to hit 2 billion streams in UK

    Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, has become the first African artiste to hit 2 billion streams mark in the United Kingdom. The “Twice as Tall” crooner  was presented with a Brit Plaque at his sold-out show at Koko Camden in London on Monday night, in recognition of the feat. This milestone came barely few weeks after he was presented with…

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  • PDP Governors arrive Enugu for crucial meeting

    Ten out of the 13 governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have so far arrived the Enugu State Government House for the party’s Governors Forum meeting on Wednesday. The governors were Sheyin Makinde of Oyo, Umo Eno of Akwa-Ibom, Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau,…

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  • We’ll ensure quality legislations for tertiary institutions-Akpabio

    The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has assured Nigerians of quality legislations that would boost tertiary institutions across the nation. He said this at a one-day public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund held in Abuja on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing was on five bills including “the…

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  • Over 1m youths to benefit from skills programme–Minister

     The Minister of Youth Development, Dr Jamila Ibrahim, says no fewer than one million young people will benefit from the National Youth Skills Programme (NYSP) in the first year of its inauguration. Ibrahim disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja at the commemoration of the 2024 World Youth Skills Day with theme, “Youth Skills for Peace and Development.’’ The sub-theme of the…

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  • Access Bank raises N442.5bn capital through FMO syndicate Tier II facility

    Access Bank Plc has signed a monumental syndicate Tier II Facility agreement of 295 million dollars, equivalent to about N442.5 billion, with Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) to foster economic growth. This bank disclosed in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. The financial institution said that the occasion underscored a relationship that had flourished between the parties for over two…

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  • Yusuf signs Emirate Council Establishment Bill 2024 into law

    Gov. Abba  Yusuf of Kano State on Tuesday signed the Kano State Emirate Council Establishment Bill 2024 into law, a move expected to preserve the cultural heritage of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the bill was passed by the  State House of Assembly. He explained that the Rano Emirate consists of Rano, Kibiya and…

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  • 2024  Community Bayelsa will be home away from home – Diri promises corps members

    Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has assured corps members that the state would be a home away from home for them, during and after their service year. Diri made the promise on Tuesday during the closing of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation exercise for members of the 2024 Batch B, Stream 1. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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  • NCDC warns of rising yellow fever cases amid ongoing cholera outbreak

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has issued a warning about the increasing number of yellow fever cases in the country, coinciding with the ongoing cholera outbreak that has affected nearly all states. This was announced by Dr Jide Idris, the Director-General of the NCDC, during a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja. Idris said that since…

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  • FCTA equipping youths with ICT skills for sustainable dev’t – Wike

    The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, says FCT Administration is equipping youths in the territory with functional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for sustainable development. Wike stated this at the opening of a five-day training of 300 youths on various ICT skills in Abuja on Tuesday. The free training was organised in collaboration with…

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  • Kogi LG election to hold Oct. 19 – KOSIEC

    The Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC) has announced Oct. 19 for the local government election to occupy chairmanship and councillorship seats in the state. Announcing the date at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Chairman, KOSIEC, Mamman Nda-Eri, also released the timetable for the electoral process. Nda-Eri said the announcement was made in accordance with the provisions…

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  • NYSC: Sanwo-Olu promises N5bln for permanent camp

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has earmarked five billion Naira for construction of a 14,000-bed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  permanent site at Agbowa,  Ikorodu, Lagos State. The governor also announced a gift of N100,000 for each of  the 4,277 corps member passing out from the camp. He also promised N100 million for  NYSC support staff in Lagos State.…

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  • Court remands teenager over alleged house breaking, theft

    An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a 19-year-old Divine Lapkur in the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged house breaking and stealing. The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for alleged house breaking and stealing. The Police Prosecutor, Insp Elijah Adejare, told the court that the defendant and others at large committed…

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  • Expert decries effects of bullying on mental health

    The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Olugbenga Owoeye, says that bullying usually comes with long time psychological consequences on people’s mental health. Owoeye said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday. He further said that bullying could result in enormous physical and psychological consequences on the life of the…

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  • Squash: Officials canvass more facilities for players

    Officials at the ongoing Lagos State Prime Atlantic Squash 2024 Open have called for more training facilities for players advancement in the yearly tournaments. The tournament’s  Referee, Philip Peter,  made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday at Teslim Balogun Stadium,  Surulere. Peter said that more facilities were needed across the country to…

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  • More than 10m people displaced by Sudan war – IOM

    More than 10 million Sudanese, or 20 per cent of the population, have been driven from their homes since the war there began, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday, as the world’s largest displacement crisis continues to worsen. The number is the latest dire figure out of the east African country, devastated by a conflict that began…

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  • Pro-Fubara lawmakers condemn move to shutdown Rivers expenditure

    The faction of the Rivers Assembly loyal to Gov. Siminalaye Fubara, has described the move to stop the governor from spending the state’s revenue as unfounded. The speaker of the faction, Mr Victor Oko-Jumbo, said at a sitting of the assembly in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that such move was illegal and unpopular. It would be recalled that the martins…

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