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The Kwara State Police command has rescued one hundred and eight people, including children, from an illegal rehabilitation centre located at Gaa Odota in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The owner of the centre, Abdulraheem Owotutu, claimed that centre was meant for teaching people Islamic and Arabic as well as healing of mentally ill people, […]

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has declared that one billion naira will not be enough for it to conduct Edo and Ondo governorship elections next year.   Yakubu spoke while defending the agency’s 2020 budget estimates before the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on INEC in Abuja on Thursday. […]

Nigeria and Russia has signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable both countries’ oil giants, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Russia’s Lukeoil to elevate commercial relationship to a government-to-government backed partnership. With the signing of the MoU, NNPC and Lukeoil will work together in upstream operations and revamp Nigeria’s refineries. Group […]

The Federal Government has again hit at the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU for opposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS of the Federal Government, saying no government agency must resist it. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated this at the budget defence secession organized by the […]

The House of Representatives committee on finance has questioned the Ministry of Finance over the failed Abuja CCTV project despite a four hundred and sixty million dollars loan taken from China to fund the project.   At a budget defence session with the ministry of finance on Thursday, chairman of the committee, James Faleke, said […]

Rotary International Polio Eradication Committee in Kwara state has announced a lineup of activities to mark this year’s World Polio Day, with the theme “Keep Polio at Zero”. According to a statement issued by the Kwara state representative to the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Otunba Rick Oladele, the 2019 World Polio Day will commence with […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal office, has arrested two brothers and eight others over alleged internet fraud and other fraud-related offences. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity. Uwujaren said that the suspects were arrested on Monday […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday re-arraigned a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, for an alleged fraud of one-point-two-three billion naira. Iwu was re-arraigned on four counts before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos. According to the EFCC, Iwu, between December 2014 and […]

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has advised the Federal Government to end the closure of the land borders into the country. He said it would be in the national interest for the government to call off the border closure. Rather than continue to close the land borders, Falana advised […]

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbosola, has said that the loyalty of Nigerians to the country is non-negotiable, hence the need for the nation’s border to be protected. Aregbesola said this at the opening ceremony of the Comptroller General of Immigration annual conference holding in Benin today. The theme of the conference was “Migration […]


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