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    Rohr: Mikel remains Super Eagles captain until he says otherwise

Rohr: Mikel remains Super Eagles captain until he says otherwise

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says John Obi Mikel remains the team’s captain until he changes his mind or stops playing for the three-time African champions.The Franco-German tactician disclosed this at the venue of the game between MFM FC and Rangers International FC at the Agege Stadium.According to Rohr, the former Chelsea midfielder took the right step by moving back to [...]

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    Egyptian club Ismaily disqualified from CAF Champions League

Egyptian club Ismaily disqualified from CAF Champions League

Ismaily have been disqualified from the African Champions League after fans forced the abandonment of Friday’s home fixture against Club Africain, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said.Ismaily fans threw stones and water bottles at match officials and the Tunisian club’s players, forcing Cameroon referee Neant Alioum to order the teams into the changing rooms in stoppage time.The visitors [...]

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    Sowore: With N30k minimum wage, It will take 38 years to earn a senator’s monthly pay

Sowore: With N30k minimum wage, It will take 38 years to earn a senator’s monthly pay

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), says if elected into office, he would cut the jumbo pay of the national assembly members.Sowore made the pledge on Wednesday at a town hall meeting tagged 'The Candidates'. It was organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja."The issue of some people earning minimum [...]

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    FG may increase VAT, place excise duty on carbonated drinks

FG may increase VAT, place excise duty on carbonated drinks

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says there would be an increase in value-added tax on specific items in 2019.Speaking on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative, Ahmed said the federal executive council will take a request to the national assembly for an amendment of the VAT law."We are studying a possibility of a VAT increase but [...]

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    Buhari transmits new minimum wage bill to national assembly

Buhari transmits new minimum wage bill to national assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the minimum wage bill to the national assembly after its approval by the national council of state.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly affairs, said the bill was transmitted to the parliament on Wednesday.NAN reports that Enang did not give details of the content of the bill.The national council of state [...]

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    Rohr to Moses: You’re free to come back but we have more wingers now

Rohr to Moses: You’re free to come back but we have more wingers now

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Coach, says Victor Moses can return to the Super Eagles whenever he wants but he should be ready to work hard for a place in the team.Rohr made the comment on the sidelines of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game between MFM FC and Rangers International FC.“Victor Moses is a player with lots of quality [...]

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    Three years later, soldier gets death sentence for killing girlfriend

Three years later, soldier gets death sentence for killing girlfriend

A Plateau high court sitting in Barkin Ladi on Wednesday sentenced Sunday Umaru, a 34-year-old dismissed solider, to death by hanging.Umaru was said to have hacked his girlfriend to death over a message found on her phone.Justice SP Gang handed down the sentence after finding Umaru guilty of killing his girlfriend, Charity Thomas, on January 23, 2016.Delivering the judgment, Gang [...]

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    Caleb University commences PhD programmes

Caleb University commences PhD programmes

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    UN: 80,000 displaced from north-east Nigeria since Nov 2018

UN: 80,000 displaced from north-east Nigeria since Nov 2018

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says more than 80,000 Nigerians in the north-east region have been displaced since November 2018.The UN relief agency said the figure was in addition to the two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across Nigeria’s borders as refugees.OCHA said in 2018, relief organisations had estimated that 7.7 million [...]

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    Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the 36 state governors will work towards the successful reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The Zamfara governor is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).He made the comment on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of a group known as 'Forward With Buhari Grassroots Mobilisers Goodwill Ambassadors'.Yari said governors across the federation will rather [...]

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    72 senior officers redeployed in air force shake-up

72 senior officers redeployed in air force shake-up

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has redeployed 72 senior officers for operational efficiency and effectiveness.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s spokesperson, said the officers comprised 27 air vice-marshal (AVMs), 30 air commodores, eight group captains, four wing commanders and three squadron leaders.He said prominent among those affected by the new postings are; Emmanuel Anebi, who is now the chief of policy [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Allegations of corruption, forgery, illegal recruitment rock IPCR

INVESTIGATION: Allegations of corruption, forgery, illegal recruitment rock IPCR

Allegations of lopsided recruitment, forgery and fraud have rocked Nigeria’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) since President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Bakut Tswah Bakut as the acting director-general, investigations by Global Sentinel revealed.With evolving conflicts and insecurity across the six geo-political zones of the country and highly anticipated general election three weeks away, the institute with the core mandate [...]

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    Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Jimi Agbaje, Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the state has not witnessed real governance in the last 20 years.Agbaje made the remark when meeting with members of the Committee of Indigenous Associations of Lagos State (CIALS).The PDP candidate said the last time residents felt the real impact of governance was during the administration of Lateef [...]

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    NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage, to hold emergency meeting

NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage, to hold emergency meeting

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N27,000 new minimum wage adopted by the national council of state on Tuesday.Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC general-secretary, made this known in an interview with NAN.He said the council has no jurisdiction to determine another amount after a tripartite committee had submitted its report."It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission [...]

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    Fever helps immune system battle infection, study says

Fever helps immune system battle infection, study says

Scientists in Shanghai have found new evidence explaining how fever helps the boost the immune cells.They found that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes to make them better able to travel via blood vessels to reach the site of infection. [...]

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    From N17k, you will now pay N25k for your 32-page passport booklet

From N17k, you will now pay N25k for your 32-page passport booklet

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will commence issuance of the new passport in the Federal Capital Territory from March 4.Sunday James, the public relations officer of NIS, made this known in a statement released on Monday.It will be recalled that the new e-passport was officially launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 16.He said that the cost [...]

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