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Day: January 21, 2024


Ibadan Explosion: FG says it awaits forensic report on actual cause

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Solid Minerals, has said it is waiting for the outcome of a forensic investigation ordered to ascertain the actual cause of the tragic explosion that rocked Ibadan, Oyo State capital last week. Special…


JUST IN: Tinubu reverses recent posting of top official to FCTA

President Bola Tinubu has reversed the posting of Dr Magdalene Ajani as the permanent secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). The reversal comes few days a protest by staff of the FCTA after President Tinubu’s of Ajani’s posting…


Borno Gets First Elected Female LG Chair As APC Wins All 27 Seats

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the chairmanship and 312 councillorship positions in all the 27 local government areas of Borno State. This is as APC candidate in Jere LGA of the State, Inna Galadima, has been declared chairman-elect,…


Falconets beat Burundi to qualify for 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria’s Under 20 Women’s football team, the Falconets have booked a place in the finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup scheduled to hold in Colombia, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 22. Falconets qualified for the World Cup after…


Navy seizes boat with 800 jerrycans of petrol

The Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft Patrol Team in collaboration with the Forward Operating Base Badagry, has said they arrested a wooden boat with over 800 jerrycans of 30 litres Premium Motor Spirit, close to the boundary between Nigeria and Benin…


British Council hikes IELTS fee again, Nigerians to pay N139,000

The British Council in Nigeria has again increased the fee for the English Language Testing System examinations by 29%. According to a notice published on the councils’ website, applicants will now pay the sum of N139,000 for the Computer Academic…


SERAP, 20 others sue Akpabio, Abbas, others for increasing own budget by N147bn

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and 20 concerned Nigerians have sued the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas for unilaterally and arbitrarily increasing the allocation for lawmakers from N197 billion to N344…


Abducted sisters regain freedom from kidnappers in Abuja

Five of the six Al-Kadriyar sisters who were abducted from the Bwari area of Abuja in early January have regained their freedom. According to TheCable, the Al-Kadriyar sisters were released around midnight of Saturday. The sisters were abducted alongside their…


BREAKING: Bwari kidnapped victims regain freedom

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said its operatives in collaboration with the Nigerian Army have rescued victims who were kidnapped at Zuma 1 Area of Bwari Area Council of the nation’s capital city on January 2, 2024, and have…