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Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

The collapsed bridge in Italy Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make an initial €5m ($5.7m) available

Nigerians Stunned As Victor Moses Retires From International Football

Victor Moses   Nigerians football fans on Wednesday expressed surprise as Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, announced his retirement from international football. The 27-year-old, who made the announcement via his twitter handle said he made the decision after

NiMet predicts thunderstorm, rains for Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country with prospects of cloudy conditions over Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse and Yelwa during the morning hours for Thursday. NiMet made this known in its Weather Outlook by its Central

Trump revokes security clearance of ex-CIA Chief, Brennan

Ex-CIA director, John Brennan Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic of any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement

White House says Turkish sanctions ‘regrettable’

The White House said Wednesday that Turkey’s tariff hikes on US products in retaliation for sanctions against Ankara were “regrettable” and again called for the immediate release of American pastor Andrew Brunson. “The tariffs from Turkey are certainly regrettable and

Rewane faults report ranking Lagos third worst City to live in

Bismarck Rewane Renowned financial expert, Mr. Bismarck Rewane has faulted a report rating Lagos as third worst city to live in the world. A report issued on Tuesday by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) had cited security, education and healthcare

El-Rufai Presents N155bn 2019 Budget To Kaduna Assembly

File photo of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir-El-Rufai // Source – @elrufai   Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has presented a budget proposal of N155billion for the 2019 fiscal year. Governor Nasir El-Rufai submitted the appropriation bill to members of the

Victor Moses Retires From International Football

Super Eagles forward Victor Moses (file)   Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, has retired from international football. The 27-year-old announced this on Wednesday via his twitter handle. “I would like to announce that after much thought, I have

BREAKING: Navy appoints new principal staff officers

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigerian Navy has announced the appointment of new Principal Staff Officers and Flag Officers Commanding. They included Rear Admiral U. Onyia, for Logistics Command, Oghara, Delta State; Rear Admiral D. Adeniran, for Eastern Naval Command, Calabar,

El-Rufa’i presents N155bn budget for 2019

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State Kaduna State Government on Wednesday presented its 2019 budget of N155 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval. The budget, tagged `Budget of Continuity,’ envisaged a recurrent expenditure of N62 billion and

Amnesty International Demands Release Of Premium Times Journalist

Amnesty International has demanded the release of a Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was arrested by the police on Tuesday. The International Human rights group made the call on Wednesday in a statement by its Director, Osai Ojigho. According

FG Vows To End Killings, Says ‘Every Nigerian Life Matters’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (file)   The Federal Government is committed to addressing the nation’s security challenges and ensuring that the perpetrators of killings in parts of the country are brought to justice. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this on Tuesday

Saraki will win the 2019 presidential election, cleric predicts

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has said the Senate President Bukola Saraki will win the 2019 presidential election if he grabs the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party. He, however, warned

Ebonyi to build airport next year – Gov. Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State The Governor of Ebonyi, Mr David Umahi, announced on Wednesday that the State Government would build an airport next year. Umahi made the announcement while receiving a delegation of Ethiopian Airlines officials, who paid