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Tor Tiv urges Buhari to sign Peace Corps Bill into law – Best Nigeria News

The Tor Tiv of Benue state, James Ayatse, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill. Addressing the officers and men of the Corps in his palace, Gboko, on Friday, the royal father said the Peace Corps seeks to engage the youth in the society.

INTERVIEW: How we convinced Jonathan to concede defeat to Buhari – Osita Chidoka – Best Nigeria News

Osita Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation, Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and currently a governorship aspirant in Anambra State. He recently spoke with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz and Idris Ibrahim on his years in the Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan administrations as well as his chances in the

Trump sacks chief strategist Stephen Bannon – Best Nigeria News

U.S. President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, in the latest high-level White House shake-up. Mr. Bannon. a force behind some of Mr. Trump’s most contentious policies, including a travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority nations, was a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views. On July 28, Mr.

New minister, Ocheni, resumes at labour ministry – Best Nigeria News

The new Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Stephen Ocheni, resumed on Thursday a day after he was assigned the portfolio by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the ministry’s spokesperson Samuel Olowookere on Friday. Mr. Ocheni on resumption said improved productivity

Woman docked for allegedly calling ex-husband’s mother a witch – Best Nigeria News

A woman, Fati Mohammed, on Friday appeared before a Minna Magistrates’ Court, charged with calling her former mother-in-law, Fati Aliyu, a witch. The accused was arraigned in court following a direct criminal complaint filed by Ms. Aliyu. Ms. Aliyu alleged that Ms. Mohammed called her a witch after demanding that she return the five-year-old child

Beggars dare Kano Governor, return to streets – Best Nigeria News

Many beggars in Kano have returned to their businesses in spite of a state government order in 2016 which banned street begging. Our correspondent who visited some streets in the state capital on Friday, reports that many beggars were seen on the streets, including Sabo Bakin Zuwo road leading to the Kano Government House. Some

NiMet predicts localised thunderstorms, isolated rains for Saturday – Best Nigeria News

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted morning and afternoon localised thunderstorms over the Central States of Abuja, Mambilla Plateau and Minna on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office, CFO, on Friday in Abuja also predicted localised thunderstorm activities over the entire region in the afternoon and evening hours. It added that

Fayose slams Nigerian govt ‘hate speech’ classification – Best Nigeria News

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has cautioned the Federal Governmentover its categorisation of hate speeches as acts of terrorism, saying it is an attempt to gag the opposition. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had on Thursday said hate speech peddling would be treated as acts of terrorism. In a statement issued on Friday by his

Mother charged with selling her 3 months old baby for N50,000 – Best Nigeria News

A 22-year-old mother, Blessing Udoh, who allegedly sold her three months old baby for a paltry N50,000, is cooling her heels in custody, an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday in Lagos. The Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the accused be kept in police custody pending her bail application. Ms. Udoh is facing

Court remands 12 kidnap suspects in Lagos – Best Nigeria News

Twelve suspected kidnappers including a woman, arrested by the police in connection with a kidnappers’ den at Ile-Zik Bus Stop in Ikeja, were on Friday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons on the orders of a Lagos magistrate. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias said the accused are to remain behind bars pending a legal advice from the State

AFRIMA: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage dominate West African region nominations – Best Nigeria News

Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage, are once more dominating the West African class of the regional nomination categories of the All African Music Awards. The stars are being nominated in AFRIMA top categories for the fourth time in a row. The nominee’s list for the 2017 AFRIMA Awards was announced by officials of

Saraki commends IBB’s leadership – Best Nigeria News

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, as a major part of Nigeria’s political history. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to congratulate the former Head of State his 76th birthday, Saraki described Babangida as one of Nigeria’s most prolific statesmen.

INTERVIEW: How NEXIM Bank is helping to boost agriculture, job creation in Nigeria – MD – Best Nigeria News

The Federal Government has been making efforts to diversify the country’s economy away from oil and gas as the sole foreign exchange earner. Government’s attention has since shifted to agriculture and solid minerals as the alternatives. In this interview, the Managing Director/CEO, NEXIM Bank, Abba Bello, said apart from its primary mandate as a development

Malala gains admission into Oxford University – Best Nigeria News

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. Miss Yousafzai, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students getting their results, Thursday. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best