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    Acting IGP: SARS responsible for 80 percent of police’s success

Acting IGP: SARS responsible for 80 percent of police’s success

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, says the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has contributed up to 80 percent of the successes recorded by the Nigeria police force.Adamu made the remark at the commencement of a three-day human rights training programme for officers of SARS in Benin, Edo state capital.The IG, represented by CP Abiodun Odube, commissioner of police in charge of [...]

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    ‘UTME results inaccessible’ — JAMB admits hitches as candidates complain

‘UTME results inaccessible’ — JAMB admits hitches as candidates complain

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    Court fixes June 3 to hear suit against acting CJN’s appointment

Court fixes June 3 to hear suit against acting CJN’s appointment

The federal high court in Abuja, on Monday, fixed June 3, for definite hearing of a suit challenging the appointment of Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).NAN reports that Muhammad was made the acting CJN after Walter Onnoghen was suspended and later sacked as the CJN by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The federal government had [...]

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    FG donates $500,000 to Malawi

FG donates $500,000 to Malawi

The federal government has donated 30,000 tonnes of drugs, medical equipment, insecticide treated nets and $500,000 to the Republic of Malawi.In March, Malawi was hit by Cyclone Idai which caused the death of at least 60 persons and destroyed not less than 86,000 houses and public infrastructure.On Monday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, led a delegation to Lilongwe, capital [...]

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    Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is set to inaugurate multiple projects embarked on and completed by his administration in the last four years.Ade Akinsanya, the state commissioner for works and infrastructure, said in a statement on Monday that the inauguration, to take place between May 14 and May 26, would be in fulfillment of the administration’s promise to sustain [...]

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    Daddy Freeze tackles pastor who warned Christians against watching Game of Thrones

Daddy Freeze tackles pastor who warned Christians against watching Game of Thrones

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    Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner, who was kidnapped on May 3, in Cross River by unknown gunmen, has regained freedom, NAN reports.The announcement of his release is contained in a communiqué signed by Agam Ayuk, the chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), south south zone, and Ezoke Epoke, the secretary, after its general emergency meeting held on Sunday in Calabar.The association [...]

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    60% of Gombe public primary school teachers ‘not qualified’

60% of Gombe public primary school teachers ‘not qualified’

The transition committee set up by Inuwa Yahaya, the Gombe state governor-elect, 60% of teachers in the state primary schools are unqualified.Mohammed Kabir, chairman of the committee, made this known on Saturday while presenting the report of the committee to Yahaya.The 31-member committee said its findings also showed that the teacher-student ratio in secondary school is 1:150 and 1:350 for [...]

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    JAMB to release 2019 UTME results on Saturday

JAMB to release 2019 UTME results on Saturday

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    New NYSC DG assumes office, sets 5-point agenda ‘to improve scheme’

New NYSC DG assumes office, sets 5-point agenda ‘to improve scheme’

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    Study: Chronic stress can harm female reproductive function

Study: Chronic stress can harm female reproductive function

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    Ajimobi: If we’ve stolen, they should arrest us

Ajimobi: If we’ve stolen, they should arrest us

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says he is ready for a probe of his administration.He spoke on Thursday at a public lecture and fellowship investiture organised by Society for Peace Studies and Practice at the Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.The event was attended by members of the state executive council and some heads of security agencies.“We will [...]

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    Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says "so many" senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for senate presidency.Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if elected.The senator has been endorsed by [...]

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    Sanusi gets UN appointment — day after split of Kano emirate

Sanusi gets UN appointment — day after split of Kano emirate

The United Nations has appointed Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates.Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, made the announcement through Farhan Haq, his spokesman, at a news conference in New York on Thursday.The SDG advocates are 17 influential public figures committed to “raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster [...]

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    Kwara varsity shuts down indefinitely over acting VC’s appointment

Kwara varsity shuts down indefinitely over acting VC’s appointment

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    EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara house of assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud.Isyaku Sharu, the commission’s zonal head, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Ilorin on Thursday.According to him, the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money [...]

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