Open letter to Senate President on violence against innocent citizens, by Abdulrahman Agboola

Having searched the entire National Assembly and discovered that no other legislator marched your legislative experience and services, we take your statements on policy thrust of this administration and happenings on internal security as weighty statements that can’t be wished away. Since the return of our nascent democracy in 1999, you have been an active legislator in the National Assembly.

Oyo land revocations: Case against Ajimobi and what Makinde must do, by Olusola Sanni

It was surreal reading the news that the Oyo State Government recently revoked a number of land allocations which were done during the tenure of the last All Progressives Congress administration in the state, led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

EFCC, your fight against corruption should start with your Twitter handle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is as flawed as Ibrahim Magu, its Acting Chairman, who has revised the agency to a personality cult. The foibles and defects of Magu are no longer distinguishable from the character of this once illustrious institution. Where Magu falters, the EFCC stumbles.

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I didn’t forge my certificates – Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Governor-elect

The Deputy Governor-elect, who was sacked alongside the Governor-elect, David Lyon, less than 24 hours to their inauguration by the Supreme Court, said this on Thursday when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja

Gunmen kill two policemen at Ondo checkpoint

The incident occurred at a checkpoint along Ode Irele-Ajagba Road in Irele Local Government Area of the state on Monday

I hope Wike didn’t organise protest against Odilis to implicate me — Minister

Dr. Peter Odili was a former Governor of Rivers State, while Justice Mary Peter-Odili is a Justice of the Supreme Court

Traders, police disagree over alleged killing of trader in Ogun

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, who visited the scene, gathered that some police operatives had chased suspected criminals toward the market and shot at them when they ran into the midst of the traders

Why Gov. Ishaku has been out of Taraba for over two months – Spokesman

According to a government statement, Ishaku’s continued stay in Abuja did not in any way constitute an impeachable offence

Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,347.5mw, Nigeria loses N1.9b

This information was made known in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday

Europa League: Eriksen scores first Inter Milan goal, Ajax lose at Getafe

Inter were frustrated by more than an hour by their Bulgarian opponents until Eriksen fired a low shot into the net from just outside the penalty area in the 71st minute

I didn’t forge my certificates – Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Governor-elect

The Deputy Governor-elect, who was sacked alongside the Governor-elect, David Lyon, less than 24 hours to their inauguration by the Supreme Court, said this on Thursday when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja

I hope Wike didn’t organise protest against Odilis to implicate me — Minister

Dr. Peter Odili was a former Governor of Rivers State, while Justice Mary Peter-Odili is a Justice of the Supreme Court

Why Gov. Ishaku has been out of Taraba for over two months – Spokesman

According to a government statement, Ishaku’s continued stay in Abuja did not in any way constitute an impeachable offence

Crisis rocks Adamawa PDP as faction inaugurates executive

Internal wrangling has divided members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State, with a faction inaugurating its new executive council.

Reconstruction: Assembly to relocate to primary school

The Zamfara State House of Assembly will relocate to a primary school for its plenary and other legislative activities following the ongoing reconstruction of the Assembly complex.

APC returns to Supreme Court, seeks reversal of judgment on Bayelsa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned to the Supreme Court asking the court to reverse its judgment disqualifying David Lyon, its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
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Traders, police disagree over alleged killing of trader in Ogun

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, who visited the scene, gathered that some police operatives had chased suspected criminals toward the market and shot at them when they ran into the midst of the traders

Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,347.5mw, Nigeria loses N1.9b

This information was made known in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday

Lagos Airport ready, safe for international flights landing – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that the two runways at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos have now been calibrated for CAT III ILS and safe for international flights landing.

Early morning fire razes 13 shops in Kano market

The Kano State Fire Service says 11 temporary shops and two permanent ones in a one-storey building have been destroyed by an early morning fire at Singer Market on Ado Bayero Road in Kano metropolis.

Customs disowns Accountant General over N28b remittance

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, on Thursday disowned the report of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on differentials of N28 billion, which was said to have been underremitted into the Federation Account in 2015.

House of Reps set to pass PIB mid-2020 – Speaker

The House of Representatives is set to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill mid 2020, says the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Europa League: Eriksen scores first Inter Milan goal, Ajax lose at Getafe

Inter were frustrated by more than an hour by their Bulgarian opponents until Eriksen fired a low shot into the net from just outside the penalty area in the 71st minute

Barca land Braithwaite

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Danish forward Martin Braithwaite from Leganes after capitalising on a curious La Liga rule to ease their shortage of options up front.

Rivers Hoopers drawn in Nile Conference of Basketball Africa League

Nigeria’s representative at the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers, have been drawn in the Nile Conference alongside Zamalek of Egypt, Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo, Forces Armes et Police Basketball of Cameroon and Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda.

2020 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup: Algerian star eager to halt dominance of Quadri, Assar

After hobnobbing with the heavyweights in several major competitions, Sami Kherouf alongside Mohamed Boudjadja at the 2019 African Games became the first set of Algerian players to win gold medal at the multi-sports tournament.

LMC bans Heartland FC from signing new players, fines club N13.5m

The League Management Company on Thursday said it has banned Heartland Football Club of Owerri from signing new players for the next two registration periods.

Super Eagles static on FIFA ranking

Former African champions, Nigeria's Super Eagles, remained static in the World football governing body, FIFA, monthly ranking.

Health

Ekiti leads in Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign — Minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday said Ekiti State was the first to domesticate the Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign, an effort to eradicate open defecation in Nigeria.

Lassa Fever: EU gives Nigeria N32m aid

The European Union has announced a donation of 80,000 Euros (N32 million) in humanitarian aid to assist families affected by Lassa Fever in Nigeria.

Paracetamol abuse could cause liver, kidney failures – Expert

A medical doctor with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Gbenga Adebusoye, has warned that the abuse of paracetamol in general and in tenderising...

How to avert hypertension, diabetes – Dietician

A Dietician, Bushra Adefalu, has advised Nigerians, particularly adults, to cultivate the habit of exercising and engaging in mental activities that guarantee wellness to reduce risks of hypertension and diabetes.

Niger reintroduces monthly sanitation exercise

The Niger State Government on Thursday said as part of efforts to ensure cleanliness and healthy environment, it will kick start the monthly sanitation...

Life & Style

Buhari urges Christian, Muslim preachers to redirect messages on family values

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja advised Christian and Muslim leaders and preachers generally in the country to give more attention to issues...

Assembly recommends removal of District Head

The Adamawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution asking Mubi Emirate Council to dethrone Bakura Iya, the District Head of Madagali, Madagali Local Government Area of the state.

Delta Commissioner loses husband, Okowa commiserates

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has commiserated with Flora Alanta, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, and her family over the death of her husband, Prophet Alex Alatan.

Kebbi to spend N650m on Argungu fishing festival

The Kebbi State Government says it is spending N650 million for the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival scheduled to hold early March.

Woman loses marriage for always chasing husband with knife

The 56-year-old businessman had earlier approached the court to terminate the 16 years marriage, accusing his wife of threatening to kill him