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DANGOTE The business educational development of Northern Nigeria took a new turn at the weekend when the renowned businessman, Aliko DANGOTE donated a N1.2 billion ultra-modern business school edifice to the Bayero University, Kano, first of such in the northern part of the country. Christened Dangote Business School, the business mogul disclosed that talks are […]

SPORTS Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, once the toast of Los Angeles for the Lakers ,is now a Hollywood A-lister with an Oscar. Nearly two years after leaving the NBA, the 39-year-old Bryant won the Academy Award for best animated short yesterday for “Dear Basketball,” a collaboration with artist Glen Keane and legendary composer John […]

SARAKI Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said yesterday he was confident that National Assembly would pass Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, Bill into law this week. The bill seeking to make NFIU autonomous was passed by the Senate in July but it had since been delayed at the House of Representatives. President of the Nigerian […]

The crisis on the Mambila plateau in Taraba State escalated yesterday as scores of people were feared killed while many houses were torched in Yelwa and Mesamari villages in the Sardauna Local Government Area of the state. Though eyewitnesses claimed that over 40 people were killed in the attack which allegedly started on Saturday night, […]

NAFDAC The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has rejected recommendation by Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led reform panel proposal to move drug matters presently on the Exclusive List (item 21 of part I of the second schedule of the 1999 constitution) to the concurrent list. In a statement by the Director- General […]

MAYHEM An Anglican Priest, Reverend Chukwunyere Ibezim of Saint Stephen Anglican Church, Uguiri in Isiala Mbano LGA has allegedly run amok, setting ablaze two Automated Teller Machines (ATM) of the Imo Micro Finance Bank at Aba Branch in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. The priest whose action caused confusion in the […]

BOKO HARAM The Nigerian government is set to release about ninety five former Boko Haram terrorists after series of training, vocational skills acquisition and rehabilitation courses. The repentant terrorists were trained by the Nigerian Army wing charged with the responsibility of Deracialising, Rehabilitation and Reintegration in Gombe State. The commandant of the camp, Colonel Adegoke […]

OSIBANJO-2 Simmilarly, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the reason he and President Muhammadu Buhari have not visited Dapchi in Yobe state where one hundred and ten students were abducted two weeks ago. Both men have been criticised for not paying condolence visits to places where abductions and avoidable deaths were recorded in recent times […]

JAMB Barring any last minute change, this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), will begin on Friday and is scheduled to run till March 17. The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin, insistent yesterday that the exams will go on as planned. While announcing that candidates for the 2018 UTME can […]

AUTONOMY Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, says that local government autonomy had not been rejected by states houses of assembly in the on-going constitution amendment process, as has been speculated. NULGE said the bill on local government autonomy was still under consideration by twenty six houses of assembly across the country, as only […]


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