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Presidency says the forty-three rice farmers killed in Borno over the weekend failed to get military clearance before returning to their farms. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told BBC that the farmers should have waited for military clearance before proceeding to the farms. Shehu explained that though the […]

Nigerian single, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid is a recipient of the 2020 BET Soul Train Award. He secured the award alongside American superstar, Beyoncé, for their collaboration in “Brown Skin Girl”. The song is off Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift album.” The award, which was hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, […]

Nigerian Communications Commission is pledging more collaboration with universities in the country towards transforming Nigeria into a knowledge-based economy. Chairman of the Commission’s board, Professor Adeolu Akande, made the promise while paying a courtesy visit on the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Professor Sagir Abbas. Akande noted that the Nigerian Communications Commission superintends a sector […]

Former Vice President Joe Biden took all five of the votes cast for president in Dixville Notch, a tiny New Hampshire township along the US-Canada border that is among the first places in the country to make its presidential preference known. The ballots were cast in the minutes after midnight, becoming some of the first […]

Nigeria Army is insisting that soldiers did not shoot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State.   In a statement, the Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division, Army Public Relations, Osoba Olaniyi, however said soldiers were deployed to ‘restore normalcy’ in the area.   Olaniyi described reports of a massacre by the […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. The former minister According to TheCable, polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister  opponent, at the final stage of the race […]

Super Eagles camp in Benin City is to open for training of the players on November 9 for next month’s 2021 African Cup of Nations double header against Sierra Leone. This was confirmed by Coach Gernot Rohr. The German coach said he was fine-tuning the squad list for the two encounters to be held in […]

Embattled Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank. Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan today. Personal Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development on her official Twitter page. Adesina’s re-election became […]

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is seeking the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds to Nigeria. Lawan made the appeal yesterday when the United Nations Country delegation paid a visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja. He lamented that the fight against corruption in Nigeria had continued […]

After years of controversies, the United Kingdom will at 11pm today leave the European Union; ending forty seven years of membership. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is expected to address the country an hour before the much-anticipated transition time. A series of events including marches, celebrations and candlelit vigils will be held by both Brexiteers […]


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