BREAKING: Salah is BBC footballer of the year

Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record

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New army general assumes duty to lead Boko Haram war

Rogers Nicholas, the newly-posted Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace. Mr. Nicholas, a major general, made the call at his maiden media interactive session on Monday

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Ethiopian airline plane unable to land in Enugu, returns to Ethiopia

An Ethiopian international flight which could not land at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu on Sunday due to bad weather was forced to make a quick u-turn and flew back to Ethiopia. The bad weather was occasioned by the

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PDP: Makarfi formally hands over to Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will Monday perform the handing over ceremony by the outgoing leadership led by the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi. The ceremony, which is expected to take place at the party’s National

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EU rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

EU foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to join the U.S. in recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Early, Netanyahu had asked the EU to ask allies to join the U.S. in Jerusalem move, but

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FG to release fresh N750bn for capital projects

The Federal Government on Monday said the sum of N750bn would be released this week to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, gave

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Appeal Court: EFCC lacks powers to prosecute serving judges

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission does not have powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officers except where such officers have been dismissed by the National Judicial Council.

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Nigerian Breweries appoints new MD

Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) has announced the appointment of Jordi Borrut Bel as managing director and chief executive officer of the company effective from January 22, 2018. Borrut Bel will succeed Johan Doyer, who has been provisional managing director and

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Ambode presents N1.046tr 2018 budget to Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, December 2017, presented 2018 budget estimates of N1,046,121,181,680 to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval. The budget, tagged: “Budget of Progress and Development” is about N233.12 billion higher than the 2017

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IBB university to increase tuition for non-indigenes

The management of the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai has increased fees for students who are non-indigenes. The increment will take effect as from the 2017/2018 session. Mohammad Maiturare, vice-chancellor of the institution, made this known to NAN on Monday. He said the

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