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July, 2024

  • 19 July

    Global IT Outage Cripples Airlines, Banks, Broadcast Networks

    By Lami Victor KADUNA A massive global IT outage has disrupted operations across various sectors, including banks, airlines, telecom providers, broadcast networks, and supermarkets, hindering their ability to function online. In reports monitored on BBC by our correspondent, the United States, major airlines such as Delta, United, and American Airlines …

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  • 19 July

    Fatal Accident Claims Life on Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway

    By Promise Rotimi A fatal accident involving a truck led to the death of an unidentified man early Friday morning along the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway. The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the tragic event in a message sent to newsmen on Friday. Photographs obtained from …

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  • 19 July

    Kaduna Orders Probe into Alleged Brutalisation of Dan Balki Commander

    By Lami Victor, KADUNA | The Kaduna State Government said it has ordered investigation into the viral video showing alleged brutalisation of one Dan Balki Commander. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kaduna State Governor, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, which read in part stated that “The attention …

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  • 19 July

    Military Neutralises 125 Terrorists, Rescues 140 Hostages in Nationwide Operations

    The Defence Headquarters announced on Friday that Nigerian troops have eliminated 125 terrorists and apprehended 200 others across the country over the past week. Major General Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, disclosed this information during a briefing in Abuja on significant military operations. During these operations, troops also …

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  • 19 July

    263 Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender to Multinational Joint Task Force

    The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), combating insurgency in the Lake Chad region, has reported that 263 Boko Haram terrorists and their families have surrendered to their troops. According to a statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer of MNJTF in N’Djamena, Chad, Lt.-Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, the surrenders occurred …

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  • 19 July

    Sokoto Bakery Shut by NAFDAC Over Unfortified Sugar, Bromate

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a bakery in Sokoto for using unfortified sugar and banned bromate. NAFDAC’s State Coordinator, Mr. Garba Adamu, informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the violations were uncovered during a special raid by …

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  • 19 July

    Bangladesh Student Protests: 39 Dead, Over 100 Policemen Injured

    At least 39 people have been killed in violent clashes between student protesters and riot police in Bangladesh. The protesters are calling for an end to a quota system that reserves over half of civil service posts for specific groups. Also, 104 police officers and 30 journalists have been reported …

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  • 19 July

    Pressure Group Urges Govt Intervention in Oro Kingship Process

    A pressure group, Concerned Oro Kingdom Indigenes, has criticised the kingmakers for failing to observe traditional customs in selecting a new king for the Oro Kingdom. The group has called on the government to intervene and ensure the proper procedures are followed. In a statement signed by Elder Ademola Adeogun …

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  • 19 July

    Tinubu Seeks Enhanced Economic Ties With Partner Nations

    President Bola Tinubu has stated the need to enhance the economic value of Nigeria’s bilateral relations with partner nations. He made this call on Thursday while receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of Portugal, Vietnam, and Kuwait at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Welcoming the Portuguese Ambassador, Jorge Adao …

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  • 19 July

    Russian Court Jails US Journalist Evan Gershkovich for Espionage

    US journalist, Evan Gershkovich, has been found guilty of espionage by a Russian court and sentenced to 16 years in a high-security penal colony. The trial, described as a “sham” by his employer, family, and the White House, has drawn significant international criticism. Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street …

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  • 19 July

    APC Chieftain Allegedly Tortured for Criticising Kaduna Gov

    A prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and close ally of former President Muhammadu Buhari, Abdulmajid Kwamanda, was allegedly physically assaulted by unidentified security personnel. Kwamanda, a well-known Kano-based politician, was handcuffed and flogged by his attackers at an undisclosed location under the cover of darkness. A video …

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  • 19 July

    Court Postpones Ruling on Rivers APC Leadership Conflict

    A Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has deferred its judgment on a lawsuit initiated by the dismissed executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, led by Chief Emeka Beke. The court’s decision will be communicated to the parties within 48 hours. The lawsuit targets the …

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  • 18 July

    Court Clears Makanjuola of N3.5bn Fraud Charges

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged Hon. Gbenga Makanjuola, a former aide to ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki, of N3.5 billion fraud charges. Makanjuola expressed relief and gratitude to God, saying, “To God be the glory, I have been vindicated.” He praised the court’s decision, citing a recent Supreme …

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  • 18 July

    Civil Society Urged to Safeguard Gains of LG Autonomy

    By Christie Doyin The Supreme Court of Nigeria, in a decision considered as a landmark in many quarters, has granted autonomy to local governments in Nigeria, a move also hailed as a potential catalyst for grassroots development. Reverend Cornelius Fawenu, Chairman of Partners for Peaceful Co-existence Centre, of the National …

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  • 18 July

    Southern Students Refuse to Apply for Student Loan – NELFUND

    By Funmi Ojo The Managing Director of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Akintunde Sawyer, has revealed that students from the southern region of the country are hesitant to apply for the student loan scheme due to doubts about its viability. Speaking to journalists after the launch of the loan …

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  • 18 July

    Unilorin Auto Crash Claims One Life, Leaves Several Injured

    By Alimi Micheal, KWARA| The University of Ilorin has been struck by tragedy this afternoon as a motor accident occurred on campus involving a commercial bus carrying ten passengers. Multiple reports indicate that the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when a bus allegedly somersaulted due to overspeeding. Speaking with our …

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  • 18 July

    BREAKING: Tinubu approves N70,000 minimum wage

    By Promise Rotimi President Bola Tinubu has approved N70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers with a promise to review the national minimum wage law every three years. President Tinubu also promised to find ways to assist the private sector and the sub-nationals to pay the minimum wage. …

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  • 18 July

    FG Receives $751.88M from $1.5Bn World Bank Facility

    By Funmi Ojo The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured $751.88 million from the recently approved $1.5 billion World Bank facility under the Nigeria Reforms for Economic Stabilisation to Enable Transformation, Development Policy Financing Programme project. According to documents from the World Bank, the loan was disbursed on June 28, …

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  • 18 July

    NELFUND: Southern Students Hesitant to Apply

    By Funmi Ojo The Managing Director of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Akintunde Sawyer, has revealed that students from the southern region of the country are hesitant to apply for the student loan scheme due to doubts about its viability. Speaking to journalists after the launch of the loan …

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  • 18 July

    Tinubu Launches Education Loan Fund, Calls For Fairness 

    By Taiwo Niyi  President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), stating his commitment to fairness, equity, and inclusiveness.  The digital disbursement exercise for the fund was launched at the State House on Wednesday, aiming to remove financial barriers to higher education for Nigerian students. President Tinubu …

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  • 18 July

    Tinubu Urges Africans to Protect Continent’s Mineral Wealth

    President Bola Tinubu has called on African leaders in the solid minerals sector to prioritise patriotism and proactive management of the continent’s natural resources. He stated the need to combat illegal exploitation of these resources to ensure sustainable development for the people. President Tinubu made this statement on Wednesday, when …

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  • 18 July

    Reflections of a Lifetime:  Osoba’s Journey Through Journalism, Politics

    By Lami Victor KADUNA Former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, recently celebrated his 85th birthday with the launch of his autobiography, “My Life in the Public Eye.”  The event, which held on Monday at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, attracted a diverse audience, including Vice-President Senator Kashim Shettima. …

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  • 18 July

    Deadly Blaze Kills Seven in France building 

    By  Promise Rotimi An apartment building fire early Thursday claimed the lives of seven people in the southern French city of Nice.  Authorities are investigating the blaze as a possible arson. The victims include three children, aged 5, 7, and 10, and a 17-year-old who attempted to escape by jumping from …

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  • 18 July

    Teenager Kills 70-Yr-Old Father Over Money Dispute in Edo

    The Edo State Police Command reported on Wednesday that Arthur Angel Jr., a 17-year-old, killed his father, 70-year-old human rights activist Arthur Judah Angel, with a sledgehammer over a monetary dispute in Ugboha, Esan South East Local Government Area. Angel, known for his advocacy against the death penalty, was killed …

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  • 18 July

    Police Investigate Killing of University Student Over Levy Dispute

    By Funmi Ojo The Bayelsa State Police Command has launched an investigation into the killing of Francis Palowei, a final-year student of Political Science at Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma.  Palowei was allegedly killed by a group of boys who demanded a N500 levy from him at a popular relaxation …

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  • 18 July

    Kwara United’s Chairman Addresses Player Transfers, Club Ambitions

    The chairman of Kwara United, Kumbi Titiloye, has provided additional insights on the 22 players who were recently released from the club, noting that their departures occurred under varying circumstances. “The process of transfers and player acquisitions at the commencement and conclusion of seasons can be rather intricate. “Players depart …

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  • 18 July

    Tinubu Appoints Didi Walson-Jack as Head of Civil Service

    By Taiwo Niyi President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack, OON, as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, effective August 14, 2024. This announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, …

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  • 18 July

    BREAKING: FG Bans Admission of Students Under 18 Years

    The Federal Government has mandated that candidates under 18 years old should not be admitted to universities and other tertiary institutions. This directive was issued by the Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, during the 2024 Policy Meeting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Abuja on Thursday. The …

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  • 18 July

    UI Engages Students Over Protest

    By Olumide Olusegun | The Management of the University of Ibadan has met with the leaders of the students’ bodies over the show of dissatisfaction displayed by the students. The students had barricaded the main gate of the University over what they described as hardships that they are facing on …

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  • 18 July

    Sanwo-Olu Allocates N5 Billion for NYSC Permanent Camp

    By Lilian Edward, Lagos Lagos State is set to complete a new Orientation Camp to accommodate all National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state for their mandatory one-year national service. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved N5 billion for constructing the new NYSC Permanent Camp in Agbowa, Ikorodu …

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