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The Guardian wins .ng award for the best print media website

The Guardian has emerged as the print media house with the best news website at the 2017 Nigerian Internet Registration .ng media award. The media house was also adjudged the ‘most supporting media partner’ by the award organisers. This is the second time in as many years that The Guardian would be recognised at the awards, which celebrates “achievements and …

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Osinbajo’s panel again quizzes NIA DG

Suspended Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General, Ayo Oke being shielded by his body guard from cameras shortly after his suspension from office by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja…yesterday. PHOTOS: PHILIP OJISUA The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led Presidential Investigative Panel on Monday again interrogated the suspended Director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke. Oke was suspended …

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‎Presidency disowns CSO over expulsion of Punch reporter from Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency has distanced itself from the sudden expulsion of a Punch reporter from the presidential villa on Monday on the orders of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mr Bashir Abubakar. In a swift reaction following the CSO’S action, Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that his office was not …

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Babangida: NSCDC deploys 95 security personnel to court

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday deployed 95 personnel to beef up security at Minna High Court as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) looked set to arraign former Gov. Babangida Aliyu on Tuesday. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday deployed 95 personnel to beef up security at Minna High Court as …

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Woman who attempted suicide over debt arraigned in Lagos

The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit suicide, pleaded not guilty. A 51-year-old textile dealer at Balogun Market, Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, was on Monday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting …

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FG to procure 20 aircraft for aviation college

The Federal Government is to procure 20 aircraft to make Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria a centre of excellence, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, has said. The Federal Government is to procure 20 aircraft to make Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria a centre of excellence, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, …

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Davido mourns late Uncle Isiaka Adeleke

Talented Nigeria song writer, singer and performer, David Adeleke also known as Davido, is currently heartbroken over the death of his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. Talented Nigeria song writer, singer and performer, David Adeleke also known as Davido, is currently heartbroken over the death of his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The music star who took to his various social media …

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Obanikoro loses bid to restrain EFCC’s right to search

Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out a suit by a former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, against the EFCC over its seizure of his properties. The other applicants are: Obanikoro’s wife; Fati, his sons Gbolahon and Babajide and his wife, Moroophat. Obanikoro and his …

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Navy destroys boats with petroleum products

Navy Capt. Mohammed Dahiru, Commander of the Outpost, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the destruction was carried out on April 22 in the presence of other security agencies. The Naval Outpost Onitsha, Anambra on Monday said it destroyed two wooden boats laden with petroleum products. Navy Capt. Mohammed Dahiru, Commander of the Outpost, told the News Agency …

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General Electric pays protesting workers’ salary arrears

Abel Agarin, Lagos Zonal Chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), confirmed the payment to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. Some days after it was picketed, the General Electric (GE) has paid five months salary arrears it owed workers of ARCO Group Ltd., its servicing company. Mr Abel Agarin, …

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