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Many stranded as government shuts Seme border

    Many stranded as government shuts Seme border

Hundreds of travellers were stranded on Tuesday and Wednesday, following closure of Seme border in Lagos.The border links Nigeria with some neighbouring West African countries.Some Nigerians, who took to Twitter [...]

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PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

    PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

Some ministers visited their respective offices shortly after their portfolios were assigned to them on Wednesday.Among these minsters are Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Rauf Aregbesola, minister of [...]

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LEAP Africa calls for application into its 2019 innovators programme

    LEAP Africa calls for application into its 2019 innovators programme

LEAP Africa, a youth-focused leadership development organization, has called for applications for the 2019/ 2020 cohort of the Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA).The programme, initiated by the nonprofit syndicate [...]

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Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa

    Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa

Suspected hoodlums have killed Obinna Ayanele, a Nigerian living in South Africa.Ayanele, a 46-year-old, is from Ideato north local government area of Imo state, was reportedly attacked him at his shop [...]

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Buhari shuns wife’s complaint, approves Maryam Uwais’ reappointment

    Buhari shuns wife’s complaint, approves Maryam Uwais’ reappointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Ade Ipaye and Maryam Uwais as deputy chief of staff and senior special assistant to the president on social investment, respectively.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant [...]

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‘The Rock’ tops Forbes’ 2019 highest-paid actors list

    ‘The Rock’ tops Forbes’ 2019 highest-paid actors list

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Take bribe and be sacked, FRSC warns personnel

    Take bribe and be sacked, FRSC warns personnel

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to dismiss any of its personnel found extorting motorists.Bisi Kazeem, corps public education officer, made this known in an interview with reporters [...]

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WATCH: Waje drops visuals for ‘Udue’ — ahead of Red Velvet concert

    WATCH: Waje drops visuals for ‘Udue’ — ahead of Red Velvet concert

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WATCH: Burna Boy drops visuals for ‘Pull Up’

    WATCH: Burna Boy drops visuals for ‘Pull Up’

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Aregbesola: I don’t know much about interior ministry

    Aregbesola: I don’t know much about interior ministry

Rauf Aregbesola, the newly appointed minister of interior, says he does not know much about the ministry beyond what he has read in the newspapers.The minister, who with others was [...]

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Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

    Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, his spokespersons.Abiodun Oladunjoye, a deputy director (information) at the presidential villa, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.TheCable had [...]

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DOWNLOAD: Tekno drops ‘Better (Hope for Africa)’

    DOWNLOAD: Tekno drops ‘Better (Hope for Africa)’

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FRSC partners with Akin Fadeyi Foundation to fight corruption

    FRSC partners with Akin Fadeyi Foundation to fight corruption

The Federal Roads Safety Corp (FRSC) has partnered with Akin Fadeyi Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, to fight corruption.Nabila Okino, programme officer of the foundation, announced this in a statement on [...]

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Kano, Kaduna get the lion’s share, Amaechi, Fashola lose ministries — highlights of Buhari’s cabinet

    Kano, Kaduna get the lion’s share, Amaechi, Fashola lose ministries — highlights of Buhari’s cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his cabinet 84 days after taking the oath of office for a second term.The ministers were sworn in alongside the secretary to the government of the [...]

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Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

    Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

The Lagos police command says it has arrested four of its men who killed two suspected armed robbers.Bala Elkana, the state police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Elkana [...]

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Customers to pay more as NERC approves new electricity tariff

    Customers to pay more as NERC approves new electricity tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved new energy tariff for the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country.The commission made this known on Wednesday in a series of [...]

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EXTRA: Aregbesola updates Twitter profile 20 minutes after inauguration

    EXTRA: Aregbesola updates Twitter profile 20 minutes after inauguration

Rauf Aregbesola, former Osun state governor, updated his Twitter profile with a new position about 20 minutes after his inauguration as minister of interior on Tuesday.President Muhammadu Buhari assigned portfolios [...]

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‘Special adviser on Lagos gutter affairs’ — Twitter reactions to Joe Igbokwe’s appointment

    ‘Special adviser on Lagos gutter affairs’ — Twitter reactions to Joe Igbokwe’s appointment

The appointment of Joe Igbokwe as special adviser on drainage and water resources to the governor of Lagos state, has generated reactions on social media.Before his appointment, Igbokwe was the [...]

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Report: Obono-Obla sues ICPC, shuns probe 

    Report: Obono-Obla sues ICPC, shuns probe 

Okoi Obono-Obla,  suspended chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP), has reportedly filed a suit against the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related [...]

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‘Humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development’ — enter the new ministries

    ‘Humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development’ — enter the new ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari has created five new ministries and assigned ministers to them.The new ministries are:Police affairs Power Humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development Special duties and international [...]

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