Obiano vows to jail corrupt govt officials

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state on Wednesday vowed to personally jail any corrupt official found in his government. Obiano said any government appointee and civil servants found to be involved in any act of corruption or fraud would be made

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Six strokes of cane for first time rapists in Katsina – Court

Four convicted persons are to receive six strokes of the cane each after pleading guilty to a charge bordering on abduction and rape. The convicts, Ahmed Lawal, Abdulmalik Mustapha, Adamu Khalid and Abubakar Lawal, all of Rafukka quarters in Katsina

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Kano govt to sponsor 5,000 JAMB candidates

Kano state government has approved the payment of over N45m for the purchase, registration, training and screening of 5, 000 candidates that will seat for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams. This was disclosed by the state commissioner for information

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Customs impounds banned rice, vegetable oil

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has impounded various quantities of banned vegetable oil, rice,  mosquito coils and used clothes, valued at about N19 million, from smugglers operating within the border locations in the area. Briefing reporters

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Fayose describes youth unemployment a time bomb

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the high youth unemployment in the country was a time bomb that could explode if nothing was done urgently to arrest it. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti yesterday while interacting with beneficiaries of

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Reps summon Kachikwu, Baru over fuel subsidy payment

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, summoned Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and the Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, over the payment of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) with approval from the National

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Buhari congratulates Anyaoku at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Eleazar Chukwuemeka Anyaoku, on his 85th birthday. The top diplomat will be 85 years on Thursday. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in

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Nigerian banks nominated for African awards

Nominees have been announced for the Banks of Africa Advertising Awards billed for February 23 at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa. Banks of Africa is an initiative to recognise and promote financial service excellence across the continent. It is

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Sirleaf, Adesina, Aig-Imoukhuede, others discuss migration in Africa

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Monrovia, on Monday, chaired a high-level panel that discussed migration in Africa alongside the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Chairman of Coronation Capital, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede,

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Police arrest suspected kidnappers, robbery gang in Niger

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 13 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms in Gawu Babangida, Niger. The suspects are: Ibrahim Isah, 24; Ashafa Aliyu, 39; Abdullahi Ibrahim, 35; Garba Haruna, 40; Shehu Abdullahi,18;

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