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Akwa Ibom governor inaugurates $45m International market

Gov. Emmanuel addressing journalists Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, on Monday inaugurated the $45 million International market (Urua Nka) in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. Emmanuel, at the inauguration of the project in Eket, said that the

APC Has Done More Than Enough To Merit Re-Election – Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has performed well to see the re-election of a second term, during an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 on Monday.   The Oyo State Governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, says

US, South Korea confirm suspending military drills

US and South Korean officials confirmed Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea’s leader. Seoul, which has tens of thousands of US troops on

UN condemns deadly Damboa suicide attacks

UN United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Ms. Myrta Kaulard, has condemned Saturday’s twin suicide attacks in Borno that left dozens of people dead and scores injured. The Damboa attack is one of the deadliest the town had ever witnessed,

Students must do problem-solving projects, not theses –Tech-U VC

The Vice-Chancellor of Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Ayobami Salami, tells OLUFEMI ATOYEBI that Nigerian universities must restructure to stop education tourism What mandate did you have when the school began? The school clocked one year on June 6, 2018. The

Kim Jong Un visits China

Kim Jong-Un, North Korean leader North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, as Washington and Seoul

SARS operatives allegedly invade hostel, brutalise AAUA students

Peter Dada, Akure Some men of the Ondo State Police Command attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, on Monday, allegedly invaded a hostel of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, and beat some of the students of the

Russia 2018: Merrybet launches Artistic Storytelling Contest

By Funmilola Olukomaiya Aside providing a platform for football fans to cash in on the on-going world football cup in Russia through betting, leading betting brand in Nigeria, Merrybet has launched a world football cup based artistic storytelling contest and

How UK helps us seize looted assets —FG

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has given an insight into how it gets the assistance of the United Kingdom to seize properties and other assets linked to funds allegedly stolen from the Nigerian treasury. It said under the existing

Navy intercepts ship smuggling contraband rice

Nigerian Navy Navy has intercepted a ship smuggling contraband rice into from Cameroon as Nigeria resolves to shut its border with a neighbour over rice smuggling. The vessel carrying 2,860 bags of foreign rice was intercepted over the weekend by

2019: Oyinlola, Mimiko visit Ladoja over merger

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and the immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday stormed the Ibadan home of the former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, in an effort to

CACOL hails recall of YABATECH Bursar

Debo Adeniran, Executive Director, CACOL The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has applauded the recent judgment of the National Industrial Court reinstating Mr. Olu Ibirogba as Bursar of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos.  CACOL also called

Masqueraders obey Olubadan’s directive, shun Ibadan kings

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Aare Alagbaa of Ibadan land, Chief Ojetunde Asoleke, has said that masqueraders in Ibadan will obey the directive of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan had barred them from visiting any of

1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons, says envoy

Nigerian immigrants on rescue boat. 1500 of them are in Italian prisons for various offences The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Pontesilli who made