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Alleged N170 million Contract Fraud: Zinox sues PREMIUM TIMES – Best Nigeria News

Lagos-based Information Technology Firm, Zinox Technologies Limited, has sued PREMIUM TIMES and some of its officials over the newspaper’s reporting of an alleged N170.3 million contract fraud involving the company and its management. In a notice by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, dated May 15, Zinox accused

Akwa Ibom to hold local government elections in November – Best Nigeria News

Local government elections in Akwa Ibom State have been fixed for November 11. The State Independent Electoral Commission in a notice issued on Wednesday requested political parties to submit names of their candidates at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo. Political parties have 14 days to indicate their interest to participate in the election, according to

Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST) – Best Nigeria News

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. This was disclosed in an approval letter signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Acting President and addressed to the Minister of Health, Isaac

Security agencies search ex-VP Namadi Sambo’s house – Best Nigeria News

Heavily armed security operatives on Wednesday raided the residence of a former vice president, Namadi Sambo, in Kaduna. The operatives are believed to have come from the State Security Service, SSS, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC. An ICPC operative in the North-West zonal office of the agency in Kaduna,

FIFA Confederation Cup: Chile beat Portugal to final ticket – Best Nigeria News

South American champions, Chile, are through to the final of the FIFA Confederation Cup following their hard earned win over Portugal on Wednesday. As widely expected, the game was keenly contested and even dragged into penalty shoot outs before Chile carried the day and secured a berth in Sunday’s final. After playing goalless for 90

Akure cult war: Court remands 21 on murder, conspiracy charges – Best Nigeria News

An Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded 21 people in police custody for their alleged involvement in the cult clash that resulted in the death of three persons in Akure, the Ondo State capital. They were charged with murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. The accused persons include Alo Tolulope, 23; Adebayo Oluwatobi, 18; Adeniji

Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA – Best Nigeria News

The Zamfara State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has decried the administration of unscreened blood to patients in the state. The Secretary of the association, Mannir Bature, made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Wednesday. “The association is disturbed over the increasing complaints of patients

South African court bars schools from promoting any single religion – Best Nigeria News

A South African court on Wednesday ruled that public education institutions cannot promote any one religion to the exclusion of others, saying to do so was a violation of the Schools Act. The Organisation for Religious Education and Democracy (OGOD) had argued that it was in the interest of South Africa’s democracy that public schools

Ebonyi wants justice for citizen killed in Ondo – Best Nigeria News

The Ebonyi State Government has urged security agencies to ensure that the killers of an indigene, Linus Ogbee, suspected to have been killed by herdsmen in a farm settlement in Ondo State, are apprehended and prosecuted. Mr Ogbee, a 67-year-old father of seven, was killed at the weekend in his farm at Ilion Camp, Igbatoro,

Nigerians warned of another cyber-attack, ‘Petya’ – Best Nigeria News

The Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Sunday alerted Nigerians to the emergence of another deadly cyber-attack, ‘Petya’ ransomware. The attack, also known as ‘GoldenEye’, which is similar to the recent ‘WannaCry’ attack, not only encrypts files but also encrypts hard drives, rendering entire computer systems inaccessible. A statement by Isa Pantami, Director General

Stolen pictures: Harrysong reacts to viral images of twin babies – Best Nigeria News

The singer, Harrison Okiri, aka Harrysong, has reacted to allegations that he stole a picture of an adorable set of twins to announce the arrival of his new babies. The Alterplate CEO welcomed a set of twins – a boy and a girl – with his Abuja-based lover on Saturday, in Beverly Hill, California. But

Two brothers arrested for allegedly killing Septuagenarian – Best Nigeria News

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested two brothers, Mathew Elegbede (27) and Sunday Elegbede (33), over the murder of a 73 years old man. The police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects committed the crime at the home of the victim identified as Odeyemi Adebari. He said the two suspects were arrested following a

Marrying educated women will eliminate vices, Professor tells Nigerian men – Best Nigeria News

A female professor in Zamfara State, Bilkisu Shinkafi, has called on men to marry educated women in order to check social vices in the society. Mrs. Shinkafi made the call on Tuesday, in Gusau, at a Town Hall meeting organised by the Zamfara Circle, an NGO. The dean of the Faculty of Science at the

Suspended Ekiti lawmaker others dump PDP for APC – Best Nigeria News

A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, representing Ikole constituency, Gboyega Aribisogan, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Aribisogan has been at loggerheads with Governor Ayodele Fayose and the state legislature over allegations of disloyalty. He is currently serving a suspension from the house as