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Tägliche Archive: August 10, 2017

Police Arrest 12 Cult Members in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested no fewer than 12 persons suspected to be members of various cult groups in Akure,the Ondo State capital. The Public ...

We Can No Longer Give Nigerians Excuses – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said the present administration must alleviate Nigerians from their sufferings and stop giving excuses. Osinbajo said government officials at al...

Nigeria now 38th in Latest FIFA Rankings, Remains 6th in Africa

Nigeria moved up to the 38th position in the world and 6th in Africa in the latest FIFA rankings in July. In June, Nigeria was 39th in the world and the same position in Africa. ...

Group Lauds Osinbajo for Suspending Police Promotion

A civil society organisation, Office of the Citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(OCFRN) has commended the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for suspending the on-going p...

HIV Positive Mothers can Breastfeed Exclusively But—Director

Nursing mother living with HIV can exclusively breast feed their but with the help of anti-retroviral drug, an expert has said. Prof. Alash’le Abimiku, Executive Director, Interna...

Anambra Guber Poll: PDP Screens Ubah, Oduah, 5 Others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday in Abuja began the screening of seven members who have indicated interest to contest the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra. A...

INEC Removes Names of 109 Non-Nigerians from Voter Register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has ordered the removal of the names of 190 non-Nigerians from the country’s Voter Register as part of measures to clea...

TETFund Disburses N1.72b to Finance Research Works in Tertiary Institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) says it has disbursed about N1.72 billion to finance research works in different thematic areas in tertiary institutions across the coun...

Saraki Confirms Sack of Aides

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday confirmed that he had reduced the number of aides working in his office. Saraki’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity...

UNIMAID Management Debunks Report of Resignation of 70 Lecturers

The management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has denied report of the purported resignation of 70 lecturers due to upsurge in Boko Haram attacks on the university commu...

Modern Slavery Prevalent in UK than Previously Thought – National Crime Agency.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) in the United Kingdom is much more pervasive than was thought, the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement released Thur...

Education: Girls must be given equal opportunities as boys, says Gov. El-Rufa’i  .

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Thursday said girls must be given equal opportunities as boys to go to school and contribute more meaningfully to societal growth. The gov...

Many Feared Dead in Fresh Adamawa Attack

Many people were feared dead on Thursday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. The attack comes a fe...

Less than 5% of Nigerians Covered by NHIS, Says Official

The Acting Executive Secretary  of the National Health  Insurance Scheme(NHIS) , Malam Attahiru Ibrahim , on Thursday said less than five per cent of Nigerians  had  been covered b...

NCS Zone B Collects N14bn Revenue in 7 Months -Dahiru.

The Assistant Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone B, Kaduna, Alhaji Aminu Dahiru, said on Thursday that about N14 billion was collected as internally generated ...

Facebook Makes New Bid for TV Viewers with Expanded Video

Facebook Inc made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a s...

2017 YALI and The Nonchalance of Nigerian Government

For fifty days, 101 young Nigerians were held 'captive' by the United States Department of State under the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) - a flagship program designed for...

Anti-Igbo Song Embarrassing, Unfortunate- Balarabe Musa

The production and circulation of an anti-Igbo song in parts of Northern Nigeria is “embarrassing and unfortunate’’, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former governor of old Kaduna State, ...

FG has no plans to privatise river basin authorities – Minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday said that the Federal Government had no plans to privatise the river basin authorities. Adamu told the News Agency ...

NYSC D-G Advises Corps Members to Promote Unity, National Integration in Host Communities

The Director- General (D-G) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure , has advised corps members to foster national unity and integration in their host c...

Federer Cruises in First Match Since Wimbledon Win

Roger Federer needed less than an hour to defeat Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2  6-1 at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday, in his first appearance since winning a record eighth ...

NPF Presents N12.8 Million to Families of 10 Deceased Officers

Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, with headquarters in Benin, on Wednesday presented 10 cheques worth N12.8 million to families...

Turkey Orders Detention of 35 People, Including 9 Journalists

Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to the July 2016 attempted military coup, the state-run A...

UNICEF Expands Nutrition Centers in Bauchi

In a renewed effort to tackle acute malnutrition in Bauchi State, UNICEF has established six additional Community  Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAN) sites in addition to prev...

Boko Haram: Buratai Decorates 65 Gallant Troops with Medals

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has decorated 65 soldiers with gallantry medals for outstanding performance in the counter-insurgency campaign. Lt. Col. Emman...

London Double-decker Bus Crashes into Building, Passengers Injured: Police

British police on Thursday said that a double-decker bus crashed into a building in south London, injuring a number of people and trapping two passengers inside. The Metropolitan ...

Osinbajo Approves Appointment of 21 New Federal Permanent Secretaries

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Servi...

UN Security Council Calls for Disbursement of Oslo Fund to Nigeria

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the disbursement of the funds pledged for the Northeast Nigeria at the Oslo Conference on Boko Haram in February. The 15-member Cou...

Obaseki Orders Investigation into N283 Million Padded Exam Budget

Gov. Godwin Obaseki has ordered the immediate investigation into the N283 million padded budget for the conduct of the First School Leaving Certificate Examination in the state. O...

Liverpool Reject FC Barcelona’s £90m Bid for Coutinho

English Premier League side Liverpool FC have rejected a bid of 100 million euros (about £90m or N45bn) from Spanish side FC Barcelona for Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho. Barc...

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