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The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a $1,959,744,723.71 contract for a rail line that would link Nigeria to Niger Republic. The approval was given at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told State House correspondents at the end […]

American singer Zayn Malik and his partner Gigi Hadid have welcomed their first child together. The music star took to his Twitter page on Thursday, September 24, 2020, where he posted a picture of the newborn gripping his heavily tattooed hand. “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful try put into words how I […]

The Corps Commander, Ekiti State Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen Joe Komolafe, said on Wednesday that training for successful candidates for the outfit would begin on Sunday. Komolafe said the 325 successful candidates shortlisted out of the 3,261 applicants invited for the just concluded screening would participate in the three-week training […]

Chelsea have signed Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on a five-year deal. The Senegal international, 28, made 25 league appearances for the Ligue 1 side after joining from Reims in 2019. He completed his medical on Tuesday, with manager Frank Lampard having said he wants to increase competition with club record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, who cost […]

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has given reasons for not picking Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo State Deputy Governor as his running mate. Agbola had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress in a bid to secure a governorship […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Wednesday that the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), acted in contravention of the law when he sent the names of 11 candidates recommended to him by the National Judicial Council for appointment as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to the Senate for […]

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying. He said the insurgents were exploiting the unacceptable levels of poverty in West Africa in the recruitment and indoctrination of the youths in the region. […]

A silver certification in the UK means an album has sold an album equivalent of 60,000 copies. This came after news that ‘Own It’ by Stormzy featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran has a two-time platinum certification for selling 600,000 copies. On September 18, 2020, the Grammy-nominated album, ‘African Giant’ by Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy […]

The United Nations Children’s Fund on Monday said about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under the age of five years don’t have birth certificates. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu, stated this in Awka during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities […]

Negotiations on the N30,000 minimum wage, which were suspended in some states in the wake of COVID-19  outbreak in March, would resume this week. As reported by The PUNCH yesterday, workers in no fewer than eight states had yet to be paid the minimum wage nine months after the deadline the Nigeria Labour Congress gave […]

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