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Niger Delta University joins ASUU strike

The Niger Delta University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union. The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Stanley Oguon, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached

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UN urges Trump, Kim to reduce war drum

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the U.S. and North Korea “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” in addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Guterres, while speaking with the UN Correspondents in New York, stressed

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Hate speeches now acts of terrorism, Osinbajo declares

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said henceforth those who speak in tunes that tends to promote hatred among Nigerians would be considered as terrorists. Osinbajo made this declaration on Thursday at an ongoing National Economic Council retreat on security, holding

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Hajj 2017: NAHCON airlifts 38,161 pilgrims

By Yemi Esho, Abuja The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said it has airlifted 38, 161 pilgrims representing 58 percent so far. The Commissioner Operations of the commission Abdullahi Modibbo Saleh stated this at the operation briefing of

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Paris Club Refund: Oyo releases N13bn for workers’ salaries, pensions

The Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr. Bimbo Kolade, on Wednesday said N13bn had been released by the state government to pay five months’ salaries owed council workers, primary school teachers and pensioners in the state.

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No audit report on N4.2tn TSA two years after –AGF

Over N400 billion was paid out to public officials as bribes in Nigeria between June 2015 and May 2016, a government report disclosed, yesterday. According to the report computed by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, the highest incidents of

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Troops ambush Boko Haram, kill 10

At least 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Tuesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said. According to the deputy director Army Public Relations at the

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Shi’ites protest in Kaduna, demand immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, from Kano, Jigaea, Niger, Bauchi, Zamfara and Kaduna on Wednesday in Kaduna staged a protest, demanding the unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky from detention. The protesters also demanded the release of the

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How political cabal is behind delay in conduct of population census

By Dupe Oloyede, Abuja The conduct of the planned 2018 population census may still tarry as investigations revealed that there is more to the overdue presidential proclamation and the excuses of lack of funds. For every developed country, enumeration of

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Fed Govt broke promise to ASUU – Education minister

The Federal Government  yesterday admitted failing to keep some of its promises to university lecturers but said it would work hard to get them to suspend the strike declared on Sunday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It reiterated that

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