Miss Rivers emerges ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’ 2019

Miss Nyekachi Douglas has won the just-concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019 held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Bayelsa. Miss Nyekachi beat 36 other contestants to become the most beautiful girl in Nigeria. The MBGN pageant, which began in 1983, was originally called Miss Universe Nigeria. It gained attention after it […]

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Police kill notorious kidnapper Lucifer in Port Harcourt

The Police Command in Rivers said a most wanted and notorious kidnapper, Ekweme Ike, known as Lucifer has been killed by men of Operation Sting. DSP Nnamdi Omoni, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday. Omoni said that the deceased was responsible for all the […]

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Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said he has ordered the release of N600 billion for capital expenditure in the next 3 months “The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has been directed to release N600 billion for Capital Expenditure in the next 3 months,” Buhari said in his Independence Day broadcast. Buhari had budgeted […]

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Confusion Over Sale Of Nigerian Coal Corporation

No doubt coal was discovered in Nigeria about 1909 at Udi Ridge by a British citizen known as Albert Kiston, during which the coal made its way to United Kingdom via Port Harcourt port in large quantities.  It was established under the law in 1950 and same law now known as laws of the federation […]

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Nigeria’s Company Income Tax Amongst Highest In The World

Nigeria has one of the highest company income tax rates globally which is a disincentive for business growth, Tax leader, PwC Nigeria, Taiwo Oyedele has said. According to Oyedele, Nigeria is in the top 10 in the world, for highest income tax rate. “We pay Company Income Tax, CIT 30 per cent, education tax, 2 […]

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Police Uncover ‘Baby Factory’ In Lagos, Rescue 19 Pregnant Women

The police in Lagos on Sunday said they have uncovered a suspected baby factory and rescued 19 pregnant girls, Punch Metro reports.  The police stated that they acted on an intelligence report and swooped on the operators at their base on 14 Adisa Street, Ayanwale area of Ikotun. The police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said two suspects had […]

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Tacha Is More Relevant Than President Buhari: Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that disqualified housemate of Big Brother Naija, Tacha is more relevant than President Muhammadu Buhari. He noted President Buhari was not missed during his 6-months absence in Nigeria. Comparing the president with Tacha, he expressed that within hours of the housemate disqualification from the reality show, Nigerians stormed her hotel, showing that she […]

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Over 100,000 candidates now in universities, says JAMB

Dr Fabian Benjamin, Spokesman for JAMB, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the board hoped to utilise 80 to 90 per cent of the available spaces for this year’s admission. Benjamin stated that the board’s projection for this year’s admission was to ensure that candidates utilised more available spaces unlike […]

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Jigawa community cry for intervention, as pupils trek 24km to school daily

Residents of Kalawa village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa have appealed for the construction of a primary school in the community to ease hardship of pupils who trek 24 kilometres daily to and from school. The community is also asking Gov. Muhammad Badaru to construct a clinic in the area to enable them […]

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FIRS boss, Tunde Fowler asked to vacate office

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano State has ordered the appearance of the Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler before it on October 7, 2019 to show cause why he should not be sacked for overstaying his tenure which expired on August 18, 2019. The presiding judge of the High Court, […]

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Why Buhari didn’t hand over to Osinbajo when he travelled in April

President Buhari said it is not constitutionally compulsory for him to hand over power to the Vice President. President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he didn’t hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when he travelled to the United Kingdom on a private visit from April 25 to May 5, 2019. The president said […]

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Three Workers Arraigned For Stealing N13.5m Truck

THREE employees of a haulage firm, Paul Mathias, Evelyn David and Hope Oparaugo, were on Wednesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a truck worth N13. 5 million. The defendants, Paul Mathias, 34, Evelyn David, 32, and Hope Oparaugo, 30, of no fixed addresses were arraigned on a two-count charge […]

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Italy cancels street sweeping fine for Nigerian migrant

A council in northern Italy has cancelled a fine imposed on a Nigerian migrant for sweeping its streets without permission.  Local police in Mestre near Venice fined the man – whose name is Monday – nearly $400 (€360; £320).  After a public outcry, the authorities conceded that the punishment was excessive.  Money raised in an […]

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Buhari removes Festus Keyamo as Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs

Festus Keyamo, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who was initially announced as the minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, is now the minister of state for labour and employment. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Willie Bassey, director of information at the office of secretary to the government of the federation, […]

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How I Was Maltreated In DSS Detention – Sowore

The co-convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr.Omoyele Sowore, who has been in the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3, 2019, has accused the DSS of maltreating him. The National Legal Adviser of African Action Congress (AAC), the political party on whose platform Sowore contested the presidential race in this year’s general […]

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10 youths to win N10m grant as FG kick-starts 59th Independence activities

The Federal Government Monday started activities to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Celebration. Nigeria got her independence from Britain on 1st October, 1960. Speaking during the 59th Independence Day Celebration press briefing at the Radio House, Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, thanked God for preserving the nation to […]

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UNILORIN wins N120m labs equipment grant

According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the Department submitted two research proposals on Cancer and Cosmeceuticals that eventually won the grant for the institution. According to the publication, the Principal Investigator, Prof. Ezekiel Odebunmi, said that Seeding Labs is a US-based Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to helping scientists make discoveries that improve […]

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El-Rufai Enrols His Son In A Public Primary School

The governor’s son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai was enrolled by his father into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna. After the registration process was completed at the school principal’s office,  El-Rufai told journalists that the decision is in fulfillment of his campaign promise to improve the quality of public education in Kaduna State.  “The […]

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You’re too small to diminish me, Peter Obi tells Ngige

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February general elections, Mr. Peter Obi,  has said the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige cannot diminish him. He said Ngige’s achievement as the governor of Anambra State was too little to erase his (Obi’s)  achievements and reputation before the people of  […]

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Pastor Tunde Bakare declares himself Nigeria’s next president

A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria’s next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor […]

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