Category Archives: News Headlines

INEC will not ban the use of smartphones around polling unit areas.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that it was not banning the use of Smartphone around the polling unit areas, but the moment a prospective voter entered voting cubicle to cast his or her vote. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, made the declaration in an interview with the News men…

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Kebbi State Government has released N1.3 billion for payment of outstanding liability of gratuity…

Kebbi State Government has released N1.3 billion for payment of outstanding liability of gratuity owed to state and local government retirees. The Head of Service, Alhaji Abubakar Idris, made this known in Birnin Kebbi. Idris said in a statement, assure all retired officers that the state government will not relent in its efforts to pay…

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Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria have signed an agreement to promote and sustain a peaceful conduct of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

The Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria, have signed an agreement to promote and sustain the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The peace agreement which was witnessed by both the United Nations (UN) and the United States of America (USA), affirm that the country shall remain committed to peace and harmony among…

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North Korea agreed to close its main nuclear site as Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul soon –the first trip to the South’s capital since 1945.

North Korea agreed to abolish key missile facilities and close its main nuclear site. Kim Jong Un promised to visit Seoul soon – it would be a North Korean leader’s first trip to the South’s capital since 1945. Moon is on a three-day trip to the North Korean capital for his third meeting with Kim…

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Kidnapped staffs of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, have been released.

The three academic staff of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, Kaduna State, who were kidnapped on Sunday have been released. The school administrator, Yusuf Yakubu Arigasiyu  who confirmed their release to Freedom Radio Kaduna in a text message said they were released at 8pm yesterday night. He wrote in a text message that he…

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About 10 million illegal arms in circulation in West Africa-ECOWAS.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has said that about 10 million illegal small arms and light weapons are in circulation in West Africa. The commission’s President, Jean Claude Brou, said this in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists at a High Level Meeting of Regional Organizations on the Sahel. Represented by…

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Federal Government to enforce the mandatory use of the National Identification Number.

Federal Government said it is enforcing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) beginning from January 1, 2019. The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, disclosed this in a statement. He said the mandatory usage of the identification number was sequel to Federal Executive Council (FEC’s) approval…

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Lawmakers have taken steps to repackage the controversial Electoral Act amendment Bill.

Lawmakers have taken steps to repackage the controversial Electoral Act amendment Bill President Muhammadu Buhari rejected. Members of Senate and House of Representatives committees on Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC held a closed session to reconsider contentious clauses of the rejected Bill. If the Bill is passed by the two chambers, it will be…

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A surge in murders has turned my country into a place that borders on a war zone.

South Africa’s police minister Bheki Cele has said a surge in murders has turned his country into a place that borders on a war zone. He said the bottom line is that this situation must reverse. Crime statistics released by the government show there were more than twenty thousand murders in 2017, a seven percent…

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed one of the three health workers they abducted in March.

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed one of the three health workers they abducted in March at Ran, Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. A statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC, the organisation with which she was working with, confirmed the killing of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, 25, a…

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