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NPC protest: Union says agitation not political

The President of the workers union in National Population Commission (NPC), Mrs Rita Agaba, has dismissed insinuations that their protest against the reappointment of the Director-General of the commission, Dr Ghaji Bello, was political. Agaba expressed the workers view on...

NAS Bill will give academy recognition

The President, Nigeria Academy of Science (NAS), Prof. Mosto Onuoha, has said passing the NAS Bill will go a long way in giving the academy the much needed recognition. Onuoha told newsmen that the passing of the bill would help...

NDLEA arrests 211 suspects, seizes 3,717.6kg of illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kebbi State Command, said it had arrested 211 suspects and seized 3,717.6 kg of hard drugs from January to December 2017. The state Commandant, Alhaji Suleiman Jadi, made the disclosure on Monday in...

Expert tasks Lagos on effective regulation of gas plants

A safety expert, Mr Kamil Abiodun, has advised the Lagos State Government on effective regulation and monitoring of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants within the state to safeguard lives and investments. Abiodun, a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) expert, made...

Association to partner NSE against quacks in construction sector

The Builders and Construction Skilled Artisans Association of Nigeria (BACSAAN) said it will partner the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to eliminate quacks and curb incidences of collapse buildings. The National President of BACSAAN, Alhaji Fasasi Mohammed-Jamiu, made this known...

Zone `C’ customs compliance team rakes in N30.7m IGR

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Compliance Team, Zone ‘C’, generated N30,737,646.00 internally in 2017, the National Coordinator, Mr Ahmed Azarema, has said. Azarema, a Comptroller of Customs, gave the figure in Benin on Monday. The official said the revenue was...

National Park Service to be repositioned for global service delivery

  The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, on Monday said the service would be repositioned for global service delivery so as to boost its revenue generation potential. Goni said this in Abuja, adding that since one of the...

UN, Afghan launch $430m humanitarian aid appeal for 2018

The UN and the Afghan Government on Monday launched a 430-million-dollar appeal for humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country in 2018. The UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) said the funds will be used to help provide 2.8...

Ex-militant slams N3b libel suit against aide to NDDC’s boss

A Zuba High Court in Abuja on Monday fixed February 14, for hearing on N3 billion libel suit filed by an ex-militant, Eshanekpe Isreal, also known as General Akpodoro. Israel had filed the suit against Mr Jaro Egbo, an aide...

Buhari, Osinbajo, others lay wreath to honour fallen Heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday led Service chiefs, other top government functionaries and members of the diplomatic corps to lay wreaths in honour of those died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments. The...

Cultism: Police arrest 59 suspects over Wadata crisis in Benue

Benue State Police command said it had arrested 59 persons in connection with the recent cult-related crises in some parts of Makurdi, the state capital. Several people were injured and property worth millions of Naira destroyed during the crisis. The Police...

Gas explosion claims 4 lives in Badagry

An explosion by leaking gas cylinder at artisan’s shop in Ajara area of Badagry, Lagos suburb, on Monday killed four persons and left several others with severe burns. TBI Africa’s correspondent, who visited the scene at Ajara Vetho, saw the...

MURIC decries N40m payment to ex-presidents

  Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an NGO, has decried the payment of N40 million to each Nigeria’s former presidents and heads of state. MURIC made its position known in a statement issued by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, and made available...

Onitsha: 5 feared dead in multiple accidents

  No fewer than five persons were feared dead in a multiple accident involving an articulated vehicle, a tipper, a commercial bus owned by Onitsha South Mass Transport Company and a car in Anambra State. An eyewitness said the accident occurred...

UN appoints Adeosun into pension fund investment committee

  The United Nations has appointed Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, into the Investments Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). In a statement signed by Adeosun’s Special Adviser, Media and Communication, Mr Oluyinka Akintunde, on Sunday...

Liberia’s Unity Party expels Johnson-Sirleaf

  Liberia’s outgoing ruling Unity Party(UP) has expelled President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for alleged breach of the party’s constitution. The party conveyed the decision in a statement issued by its Assistant Secretary General for Public Outreach, Mohammed Ali, on Sunday. Ali said the...

Lawmaker inaugurates N80m hospital in Nasarawa

  Rep David Ombugadu, (PDP-Nasarawa), has inaugurated N80 million ultra modern hospital in Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) medical centre, Alushi in Nasarawa State. Ombugadu, while inaugurating the hospital on Sunday, said the gesture was to tackle emergency cases and...

Benue procures N100m relief materials for IDPs

  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said the State Government had procured N100 million relief materials for immediate distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in five camps in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state. The governor disclosed...

Staff verification: Yobe saves N500m monthly

  The Yobe State Government on Sunday said the local government staff verification exercise had saved the state over N500 million paid monthly to ghost and irregular employees. The state commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Dawa Maigari,   disclosed...

N2.8t federal road projects going on across Nigeria – Director

  The Federal Government is undertaking various road projects worth N2.8 trillion across the country,  Mr Chukwunwike Uzo, the Director of Highways, Planning and Development, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, has said. Uzo made this known in an interview...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...