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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, died Thursday at the age of 92, his office said. The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben […]

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement also known as YIAGA Africa has decried the absence of young people on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees list describing it as disappointing. The statement which was signed on Wednesday by the Director of the group, Samson Itodo, noted that it is disappointing that young Nigerians were omitted […]

The Ebonyi Police Command says no fewer than 330 applicants were successfully captured in the just-concluded first round of the screening into the constable cadre of the force. The spokesperson for the command, DSP Loveth Odah, told the newsmen in Abakaliki that out of 1, 679 shortlisted, only 779 turned out for the screening while […]

Two years after a manhunt was launched for Evan’s arms supplier, operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team have arrested a 46-year-old arms dealer, Godwin Chinyere. Chinyere is believed to have sold the firearms, ammunition and rocket launchers used by the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Owuamadike, alias Evans. Police source said Evans, […]

Students of Osun State University, Osogbo main campus are protesting the arrest of several students from their various hostels today. The students said to have blocked the Osogbo/Ibokun road to protest the arrest by the security operatives. A student of the institution, Tayo Mosadope, told the newsmen that armed security operatives stormed some hostels in […]

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president. The house has directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days. The building named Alimi lodge is located […]

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has submitted particulars of individuals on its watch list and those under investigations in Kwara state to the state command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). The EFCC boss made this revelation through the Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Isyaku Sharu when he received the Comptroller of […]

The Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has said that delay in the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari for screening won’t affect the National Assembly from giving the Appropriation bill expeditious passage. According to him, returning the national Budget’s fiscal cycle to January to December will be possible if the proposal gets […]

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will not allow anyone to forcefully take over their ancestral lands for Ruga settlement. The group also challenged the youth wing of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to “do their worst” in the wake of the expiration of the 30- day ultimatum. The IPOB was reacting to […]

Southern leaders has described the Northern Elders’ Forum, NEF and the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNGs’ call on Fulani herdsmen residing in the South to return home as irresponsible, arrogant and an unpatriotic action. The NEF and the CNG had, at a press conference in Abuja, on Tuesday, asked the Fulani herdsmen to leave the […]

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