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The boy whose mother was hounded to her death by the paparazzi has come of age. And he is reminding the British establishment of...

Akande: Of leadership and strength of convictions, by Semiu Okanlawon

Of course, it could not have been the lunch that kept us glued to the table for so long in company with many other eminent political figures, strategists and associates, many of them who had been part of Akande’s life for about four decades.

Amotekun: Child of necessity in need of legal, political resolution, by Kayode Ajulo

It is now trite that Nigeria in recent times has been trailing through periods of insecurity of lives and property as well as flagrant disrespect for the rule of law, natural justice and human dignity. This fact has in recent months been unhappily emphasised

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Aussie Open: Djokovic cruises past Nishioka

The Serbian defending champion swept past the Japanese 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in just 85 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to reach a Grand Slam round of 16 for the 50th time - second only to Roger Federer's 67.

Serena dumped out of Aussie Open

The American's bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title ended with a 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 defeat to Wang.

Family of murdered UNIMAID student killed by Boko Haram urges FG to fish out killers

The head of the family, Da David Dachiya, made the call at a news conference in Jos on Thursday, adding that such move would bring succour to the bereaved family and others involved.

NRC warns commuters against sitting on train roof as it resumes Lagos service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation on Thursday cautioned commuters against unsafe conducts, especially riding on the roof of a moving train.

Armed robbers invade MTN, cart away N4.5m

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

Court discharges ex-Oyo lawmaker, three others accused of killing ‘Sugar’

Delivering judgement, Justice Maruf Adegbola also discharged Alhaji Rafiu Adebayo, Alhaji Rasheed Oladele and Kazeem Ayinde.

Akwa Ibom rerun polls: Police plan massive deployment of personnel

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Nnadam Fredrick, made this known in a statement in Uyo on Thursday.

PDP: TI report validates our stand corruption has worsened under Buhari, APC

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Oyo to Malami: You can’t dabble in LG dissolution matter pending before Appeal Court

The Attorney-General of Oyo State and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, in a four-page response to a letter by the AGF, said though the AGF did not submit the said letter to his office, he had to source the same from the social media in view of the weighty nature of the issues

Edo gubernatorial: PDP wants Buhari to sign Electoral Amendment Bill

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2015 Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law before the state governorship election, scheduled for August.

Ganduje receives Kano PDP chairman, other Kwankwasiyya supporters into APC

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NRC warns commuters against sitting on train roof as it resumes Lagos service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation on Thursday cautioned commuters against unsafe conducts, especially riding on the roof of a moving train.

Armed robbers invade MTN, cart away N4.5m

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

Amaechi sets up committee to develop guidelines for disbursement of $200m cabotage fund

Amaechi made the disclosure at a meeting of relevant cabotage stakeholders on CVFF, in Lagos.

I feel excited being part of National Economic Council — Uzodinma

Uzodinma spoke with State House Correspondents on the sidelines of the NEC meeting presided over the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.

Ownership of DisCos: NEC to invite memoranda from Nigerians

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who chairs the committee, briefed State House correspondents after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

FG’s Cash Transfer programme: 185,000 yet to receive payment in Zamfara

Sani Marafa, Head of the unit, made the disclosure at a three-day step down orientation training for additional local government facilitators of the programme in Gusau

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Kano dismisses report of 292 Lassa fever cases

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Abba Anwar, made available to newsmen in Kano, said only five cases of the disease were confirmed.

Lassa fever: Borno confirms one dead, investigates three suspected cases

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura, confirmed the outbreak at a press conference on Thursday in Maiduguri.

WHO committee says coronavirus not a global emergency

Several members of the WHO Emergency Committee considered that it was too early to declare it PHEIC, given its restrictive and binary nature

Edo records eight deaths in 175 Lassa Fever cases

The Edo State  Government on Thursday said it recorded eight deaths out of a total of 175 cases of Lassa Fever since the current outbreak of the epidemic in the state.

Lassa Fever: Kwara allays fear of residents

The Kwara State Government on Thursday urged the people of the state to remain calm as enough measures have been taken to guide against spread of Lassa fever and other communicable diseases.