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  • Experts Urge Nigeria to Adopt Technology to Expand Access to Education
    [This Day] Experts have advised government at the state and federal levels in Nigeria to integrate technology in education to expand access to learning and ensure inclusion.
  • WTO - Okonjo-Iweala Appoints Four Deputy DGs
    [This Day] The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday announced the appointment of Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam of France and Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang of China as her four Deputy Directors-General.
  • Ahmed - N54 Billion Released to Fund Army Operations Since 2019
    [This Day] Abuja -- The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday disclosed that the Federal Government spent about N54 billion in funding operations of the Nigerian Army between 2019 and 2021.
  • Bandits Kill Two in Kaduna, Abduct MACBAN Chairman in Kogi
    [This Day] No fewer than two people were killed by bandits in Kaduna, while the Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina, has been abducted by gunmen.
  • Govt, Afriheritage Advocate for Social Inclusion
    [This Day] Africa's think-tank and research institute, the African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs converged to deliberate on the way forward with the Nigeria's national and human security challenges.
  • President Orders Review of Govt Payrolls to Cut Costs
    [This Day] Abuja -- The federal government has initiated a raft of measures to cut the cost of governance in the face of dwindling revenue occasioned by the headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant global economic tailspin.
  • Celebrating Excellence in Ogun Education
    [This Day] Abeokuta -- It is no longer news that Ogun State is not only the educational capital of Nigeria, but also the intellectual melting pot in the country.
  • Covid Lessons From India
    [This Day] With effect from yesterday, the federal government has banned from Nigeria passengers who have been to India, Brazil and Turkey in the previous 14 days. Stiff penalties would be placed on the airlines that break the rules. The regulations are subject to periodic reviews.
  • INEC Begins Verification of New Polling Centres
    [This Day] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday commenced a nationwide verification exercise for centres proposed for voting units to be converted to polling units across the country.

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  • EU posts bail to free jailed Georgia opposition leader

    The European Union said Saturday it had posted bail for Georgia’s jailed opposition leader, Nika Melia, paving the way for his release and ending a protracted political crisis in the Caucasus country. “Today, a bail worth 40,000 GEL ($11,600) was posted in order to allow for Mr. Melia’s release from pre-trial detention,” the EU delegation…


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  • Insecurity: Ortom attacks FG to hide his failure, says el-Rufai

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, says his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, uses the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up his own failure. El-Rufai, therefore, stated that he no longer takes Ortom seriously. The Kaduna governor said this while responding to a video showing Ortom addressing protesters…


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  • Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

    A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, The PUNCH has learnt. Nkwocha died out of a stray bullet during Thursday night gun duel between combined security operatives and hoodlums in Orlu town. Investigation by The PUNCH revealed that Nkwocha was…


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  • COVID-19: Two lions test positive in India

    In the midst of the Covid-19 upsurge in India, two lions at a safari park have been tested positive for the virus. India has experienced an upsurge in the coronavirus pandemic. Last Wednesday, the country recorded up to 3,780 Covid-19 deaths, being the highest single-day death toll. Hospitals in India are also struggling to meet…


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  • Recruitment: NDLEA releases list of candidates for final screening

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres. Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the screening exercise, which was suspended in…


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  • BREAKING: Six feared killed as gunmen attack Akwa Ibom police station

    Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Saturday launched another attack on Odoro Ikpe Police Station, in Ini LGA of Akwa Ibom State, killing six officers on duty. It was gathered that the attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday when people were still sleeping. Our correspondent reports that…


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  • Super League: Barcelona, Juventus, Madrid react to UEFA sanction

    Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have reacted to the sanction by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League. UEFA yesterday announced that nine of the 12 Super League clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season. The European football…


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  • Soldiers guarding Imo govt house killed my daughter –Father of slain IMSU undergraduate

    Mr Harrison Nwaneri, 52, whose 22-year-old daughter studying at the Imo State University of Owerri was shot dead by soldiers, speaks to CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA about the tragic incident What is your name and what do you do for a living? My name is Mr Harrison Nwaneri. I am the father of the 100L student of…


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  • Balance your commitments during Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan provides the best opportunity for couples to make a difference in their marriages and present the best character of themselves to receive the blessings and promises that accompany every good deed. The challenges of balancing commitments as well as managing marital responsibilities especially during the fasting period if your spouse…


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  • Two die as customs, soldiers clash with smugglers in Ogun

    Pandemonium broke out on Thursday when men of the Nigeria Customs Service and soldiers clashed with suspected smugglers, leaving two persons dead and 10 others injured.  Our correspondent gathered that the clash  occurred at Oja-Odan in the Yewa North Local Government of the state  when a patrol team from Ogun Command Area I intercepted 320…


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Business

  • EU posts bail to free jailed Georgia opposition leader

    The European Union said Saturday it had posted bail for Georgia’s jailed opposition leader, Nika Melia, paving the way for his release and ending a protracted political crisis in the Caucasus country. “Today, a bail worth 40,000 GEL ($11,600) was posted in order to allow for Mr. Melia’s release from pre-trial detention,” the EU delegation…


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  • Insecurity: Ortom attacks FG to hide his failure, says el-Rufai

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, says his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, uses the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up his own failure. El-Rufai, therefore, stated that he no longer takes Ortom seriously. The Kaduna governor said this while responding to a video showing Ortom addressing protesters…


    Read More
  • Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

    A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, The PUNCH has learnt. Nkwocha died out of a stray bullet during Thursday night gun duel between combined security operatives and hoodlums in Orlu town. Investigation by The PUNCH revealed that Nkwocha was…


    Read More
  • COVID-19: Two lions test positive in India

    In the midst of the Covid-19 upsurge in India, two lions at a safari park have been tested positive for the virus. India has experienced an upsurge in the coronavirus pandemic. Last Wednesday, the country recorded up to 3,780 Covid-19 deaths, being the highest single-day death toll. Hospitals in India are also struggling to meet…


    Read More
  • Recruitment: NDLEA releases list of candidates for final screening

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres. Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the screening exercise, which was suspended in…


    Read More
  • BREAKING: Six feared killed as gunmen attack Akwa Ibom police station

    Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Saturday launched another attack on Odoro Ikpe Police Station, in Ini LGA of Akwa Ibom State, killing six officers on duty. It was gathered that the attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday when people were still sleeping. Our correspondent reports that…


    Read More
  • Super League: Barcelona, Juventus, Madrid react to UEFA sanction

    Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have reacted to the sanction by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League. UEFA yesterday announced that nine of the 12 Super League clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season. The European football…


    Read More
  • Soldiers guarding Imo govt house killed my daughter –Father of slain IMSU undergraduate

    Mr Harrison Nwaneri, 52, whose 22-year-old daughter studying at the Imo State University of Owerri was shot dead by soldiers, speaks to CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA about the tragic incident What is your name and what do you do for a living? My name is Mr Harrison Nwaneri. I am the father of the 100L student of…


    Read More
  • Balance your commitments during Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan provides the best opportunity for couples to make a difference in their marriages and present the best character of themselves to receive the blessings and promises that accompany every good deed. The challenges of balancing commitments as well as managing marital responsibilities especially during the fasting period if your spouse…


    Read More
  • Two die as customs, soldiers clash with smugglers in Ogun

    Pandemonium broke out on Thursday when men of the Nigeria Customs Service and soldiers clashed with suspected smugglers, leaving two persons dead and 10 others injured.  Our correspondent gathered that the clash  occurred at Oja-Odan in the Yewa North Local Government of the state  when a patrol team from Ogun Command Area I intercepted 320…


    Read More

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