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Day: January 22, 2024


Osun to Establish State Security Trust Fund

As part of efforts to secure lives and property of residents in Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed the establishment of a State Security Trust Fund as a matter of urgency. In response to logistic and operational needs of…


YPP denies collapsing its structures into APC

The Young Progressives Party (YPP) says it has not collapsed its structures into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa-Ibom. Martins Egbeola, YPP National Publicity Secretary said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday…


Ondo 2024: No vacancy in Alagbaka governor’s office, says Aiyedatiwa

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has said there is no vacant seat in the Alagbaka governor’s office amid preparation for the state governorship election this year. Mr Aiyedatiwa stated this on Monday at a stakeholders meeting held with members…


Police Arrest LG Chair For Alleged Attempt To Assassinate Benue Speaker

Police authorities have arrested two suspects including a local government chairman over an alleged plot to assassinate the Speaker of the Benue House of Assembly Aondona Hycenth Dajoh “Preliminary investigations revealed that the Local Government Chairman allegedly contracted a militia…


Tinubu directs expansion of student loans programme

President Bola Tinubu has directed an expansion of the focus of the Nigeria Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) to include students interested in skill-development programmes.Tinubu gave the directive to the management of the Fund after receiving briefing on the build-up to…


Navy Raids Lagos Beach, Intercepts N128m Cannabis

Officers of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), BEECROFT at the weekend conducted a sting operation along Lagos waterways, intercepting a large wooden boat laden with weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa with an estimated street value of N128 million The…


Boakai’s inauguration as Liberia’s president halted after he suffered ‘heat stroke’

The inauguration of Joseph Boakai as the Liberian president on Monday came to an abrupt end when he suddenly suffered a “heat stroke” while reading his acceptance speech. Boakai was helped out of the podium by security details. The 79-year-old…


JUST IN: Ekong ruled out of Guinea-Bissau clash

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has been ruled out of the clash against Guinea-Bissau today.The Nation learnt that Troost-Ekong is down with a hamstring injury and was seen with an iced pack to the knee area of his right leg….


JUST IN: Otedola explains why he is buying Dangote Cement shares

Nigeria’s billionaire investor Femi Otedola has issued an official statement giving reasons for his recent acquisition of shares in Dangote Cement, one of Nigeria’s largest companies. In a press release seen by Nairametrics, the prominent entrepreneur and investor emphasized the…


EU Pushes Israel To Accept Two-State Solution After War In Gaza

EU foreign ministers on Monday pressed Israel for an eventual two-state solution with the Palestinians after the war in Gaza, at meetings with the top diplomats from the two sides and key Arab states in Brussels. The surprise Hamas attack…