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Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.At least six people were killed — including a 17-year old high school student — after two nights of […]

A FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL OFFICIAL HAS SAID THAT LIBYA’S RENEGADE MILITARY COMMANDER KHALIFA HAFTAR HAS RULED OUT A CEASEFIRE, SAYING HE WANTS TO REMOVE GROUPS FROM THE CAPITAL THAT “INFESTED” THE UNITED NATIONS-BACKED GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON AND FRENCH OFFICIALS HAVE FOR WEEKS REPEATED THEIR OFFICIAL SUPPORT FOR THE GNA AND HAVE CALLED FOR AN UNCONDITIONAL CEASEFIRE. BUT SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, […]

THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES HAS SAID THAT ITS MEMBERS SHOULD NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF THERE IS ANY DISRUPTION IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NOT SHOWN COMMITMENT TO CARRYING OUT THE 2019 MEMORANDUM OF ACTION. THE ASUU NATIONAL PRESIDENT, PROF BIODUN OGUNYEMI, STATED THIS AT A BRIEFING IN ABUJA, […]

The quantum of investment in the Nigerian economy by Chinese companies has hit $20bn, the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, has disclosed. He explained that the 160 Chinese firms operating in the country had also employed over 200,000 Nigerians, noting that the companies were promoting what he called the ‘people […]

The nation’s electricity generation plunged to 2,616.7 megawatts on Tuesday, a day after heavy rainfall in Lagos damaged some power facilities and worsened supply in parts of the state. Total power generation declined to 3,978.5MW as of 6.00am on Monday from 4,297MW on Sunday, according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm […]

The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The IAAF in 2017 erroneously sent $150,000 to the AFN instead of the annual $15,000 it usually gives to its affiliates. On discovering […]

Six persons were feared trapped yesterday under the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State. The incident happened on No. 7, Ezenwa Street, Onitsha. An eyewitness said eight persons were under the building when the four-storey building under construction caved in at about 1:45p.m. The source said those trapped were six […]

It was not the pressure of guilt that made presiding justice of the presidential election petition tribunal Zainab Bulkachuwa to quit yesterday. She was secure in the rightness of staying on the panel if she chose. For the panel dismissed the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the […]

Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies. A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease while an epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. […]

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged credit card fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged him with 11-counts of the offence. He pleaded not guilty before Justice Nicolas Oweibo. The judge adjourned until May 30 for the hearing of […]


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