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Nigeria: 3-bus collision leaves 37 dead

At least 37 people were killed when three buses collided outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the country’s road safety agency said.   The accident happened when two commercial buses had a head-on collision and burst into flames, before a third bus then crashed into them, said Utten Boyi, head of the road safety […]

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Senate wants suspension of planned concession of Zungeru hydroelectric plant

Senate has urged National Council on Privatisation and the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to suspend the planned concession of 700 Mega Watts (MW) Zungeru hydroelectric power plant in Niger. This followed the adoption of a motion by Sen. Gabriel Susuwam (PDP-Benue) and Sen. Abdullahi Yahaya (PDP-Kebbi) at Wednesday’s plenary. Presenting the motion, tagged “the […]

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Online TV chief becomes Tinubu/Shattima campaign northwest spokesman

The Tinubu/Shattima Presidential Campaign Council has engaged Dr Amas Anka, the CEO/Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers online Television as its North West Spokesman. A former staff of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Anka’s new appointment was announced on Tuesday in Gusau. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, who is the North West Zonal Coordinator of the […]

Trading

Paris Club refund: NGF moves to prevent illegal payment to consultants

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it will explore all legal options on the disbursement of the $418 million Paris Club refund and promissory notes to ensure resources meant for state governments are not illegally paid to consultants. The forum disclosed this in a statement issued by its Chairman, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday in […]

Key Issues

2023: Kogi APC confident of victory – Bello declares

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday expressed confidence of victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections. Bello made the pronouncement while commissioning 46 campaign vehicles donated by the APC National Deputy Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Yakubu Ajaka in Lokoja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cars were […]

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Malami seeks establishment of more arbitration institutions in Nigeria

The  Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, has called for the  establishment of more arbitration institutions and inclusion of other forms of dispute resolution in schools curricular especially at the tertiary level in Nigeria. Malami made this call on Thursday in a keynote address delivered at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) […]

Medicine

2022 World Diabetes Day: Beyond rhetoric, any hope for people living with the condition?

World Health Organisation (WHO) report says the prevalence of diabetes is increasing among people of all ages and many people in developing countries are battling with managing the condition every 20 minutes. Sadly, many Nigerians are living with the condition, with many unaware that they have it, while others grapple with pains, hospitalisation and taking […]

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Emeritus Osun professor pays tribute to late KWASU Vice Chancellor

Retired Prof. Razaq Abubakre, a former Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin has described late Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. Muhammed Akanbi as an epitome of kindness.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akanbi died on Nov. 20 after an illness.   Abubakre recalled that the kindness of the […]

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Nigerians in U.S. postpone presidential debate, call for accountability

The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN, Inc.), in collaboration with 15 other Nigerian organisations in the United States, has postponed ‘The Diaspora Listens’ presidential debate. The Diaspora Listens presidential debate was scheduled for Saturday Nov. 26 for major candidates contesting the Feb. 25, 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. In a statement signed by […]

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Traditional ruler calls for more rural investment by elites

The Olokpe of Okpe Kingdom, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area in Edo, Oba Eshimokhai Idogu, has called for more developmental commitment from the elites in the community. Idogu made the call on Wednesday in Okpe while conferring chieftaincy titles on Mr Saliu Ahmed, Managing Director, Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORDA) and two others. […]