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Nigeria News Today: March 12, 2017

Driver killed, corpse dumped in gutter

By Olubode Olusesan Ramon Oladimeji The residents of Arepo in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State on Saturday woke up...

NDLEA accuses man of swallowing 935g of cocaine

By Olubode Olusesan Ramon Oladimeji The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday brought one David Achebe before the Federal High Court in...

Nestle, Unilever, lead NSE N72bn gains

By Tony By Nkiruka Nnorom Positive investors’ disposition towards shares of companies in the consumer goods industry, particularly Nestle Nigeria Plc and Unilever...

SEC should go after investors who patronize illegal operators – Ajudua

By Tony By Nkiruka Nnorom Activities of illegal capital market operators are on the increase despite several efforts by the Securities and Exchange...

SERAP demands re-instatement of sacked whistle-blower

By Olubode Olusesan Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to the Minister of Foreign...

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan approved $1.1bn Malabu deal, says Adoke

By Olubode Olusesan Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), says the $1.1bn Malabu deal...

Gunmen kill three herdsmen in Southern Kaduna

By Olubode Olusesan Godwin Isenyo and Gbenga Odogun Gunmen reportedly killed three Fulani herdsmen at Unguwan Maiyashi village, Fantsuwam Chiefdom, in Jema’a Local Government...

We prefer trade partnership with US, not aid –Kogi gov

By Olubode Olusesan Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has called on the United States of America to view...

Ambode urges support for new environmental policy

By Olubode Olusesan The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi  Ambode, has assured Lagosians that the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, which reviewed the state’s...

Police arrest salesman for robbing boss

By Olubode Olusesan Afeez Hanafi A salesman of a restaurant at Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, has been held by operatives of the...
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Gender equality will take 170 years: UN

It will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed says The post Gender equality...

Buhari resumes today, NLC, groups, others set target

By Olubode Olusesan John Alechenu, Fidelis Soriwei, Olalekan Adetayo, Friday Olokor and Olaleye  Aluko As President Muhammadu Buhari resumes duty on Monday (today),...

Court jails two transformer vandals in Edo

By Olubode Olusesan Ramon Oladimeji An Edo State Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mrs. I. U. Iyoha has sentenced two men to six...

Controversy as Buhari extends perm sec’s tenure twice

By Olubode Olusesan John Ameh and Olalekan Adetayo President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr....

Osunbor mourns as Ogbemudia corpse arrives Benin today

By Olubode Olusesan Alexander Okere, Benin The body of a former Governor of the defunct Mid-West State and old Bendel State, Dr. Samuel...

Buhari’s return has brought stability – Orji Kalu

By Olubode Olusesan Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A former governor of Abia, Dr. Orji Kalu, says the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from the...

Police promote 44 officers to DSP

By Olubode Olusesan Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command, has promoted 44 assistant superintendents of police to the...

Heritage Bank promotes Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage via BBnaija

By Tony Heritage Bank Limited, is promoting the country’s rich cultural heritage to the global community through the on-going Big Brother Naija. The...
News Agency of Nigeria

Zambia U-20 African champions

Junior Chipolopolo of Zambia are champions of the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations after they defeated Senegal 2-0 in the final on...

Douglas: Group, family criticise NFF for shunning burial

By Olubode Olusesan Idris Adesina The National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers has criticised the Nigeria Football Federation for its absence at...

Troops kill pregnant suicide bomber, rescue 211 in Borno

By Olubode Olusesan Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi and Olaleye Aluko Two suicide bombers, including a pregnant woman, have been shot dead by troops of the...

Debt: Etisalat gets reprieve following NCC, CBN intervention

By Olubode Olusesan Ozioma Ubabukoh Reprieve came for Etisalat Nigeria on Friday following a meeting convened by the Central Bank of Nigeria and...

Alleged N360m Wike’s bribe: 14 policemen to testify against 23 INEC...

By Olubode Olusesan Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The trial of 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, accused of receiving N360m bribe from...

Women can fill manufacturing’s skills gap – Lafarge CCEO

By Olubode Olusesan Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Country Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa, Mr. Michel Puchercos, says women currently represent the largest number of...

Gunmen kidnap UNICAL lecturer on campus

By Olubode Olusesan Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Gunmen on Friday kidnapped a lecturer in the Department of Zoology, University of Calabar, Prof. Edet Ekpenyong,...

Development versus debt peonage

By Olubode Olusesan Economic Renaissance by Henry Boyo, lesleba@lesleba.com 08052201997 The above is the title of a paper presented by Brian Browne, at...

Oyo to prosecute herdsmen found with guns

By Olubode Olusesan Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State Government has said it will henceforth prosecute herdsmen caught with guns, stressing that such...

Ekiti can feed Nigeria well, says ex-envoy

By Olubode Olusesan Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Dare Bejide, has said Ekiti State has the...

Customs policy on vehicle import duty immoral – NLC

By Olubode Olusesan Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has condemned in strong terms the recent policy of the Nigeria Customs Service...

‘Love of foreign goods’ll drive Nigeria into depression’

By Olubode Olusesan Femi Makinde, Osogbo A former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has said that Nigeria may move from...

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