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Global goal to end poverty by 2030 unlikely – World Bank (PremiumTimes)

A global target of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met, the World Bank said on Wednesday. It also said people living on less than $1.90 a day have fallen to record low of about 655 million…

Cultists allegedly kill final year medical student, nine others in Edo state (Punch)

A final year medical student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, simply identified as Dr Einstein, alongside nine others were allegedly killed by cultists on Tuesday. It was reported that the deaths resulted from a fight between two men at the…

Pro-Ambode supporters protest in Lagos (PMNews)

Supporters of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday protested in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria against the decision of the powers that be at the All Progressives Congress, APC go support the aspiration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The protesters who were seen at…

Police declare Adeleke, PDP guber candidate, wanted for exam malpractice (PMNews)

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP governorship candidate in the Osun election on Saturday may not be qualified to run for the office and his attempt to make things up, has landed him in police trouble. The police asked him and…

Adeleke had F9 in English as WAEC confirms Osun Candidate’s 1981 exams sitting

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, reportedly had F9 in English language as the West African Examinations Council confirmed before the High Court of…

Birth, death certificates free in Nigeria, says NPopC chairman (Punch)

The National Population Commission says registration for birth and death certificates are offered free by the commission. The Chairman of NPopC, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.…

Omonigho in prison custody for allegedly beating father (Punch)

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of one Joseph Omonigho in prison custody for allegedly beating his father. The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, who gave the order, said he should be remanded until October 3…

Social media users demand AAU’s closure over cult killings (Punch)

Social media users are calling for the closure of the Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State, over the killing of some students on Tuesday night during a graduation party by cultists. One of those, who called for the closure…

‘Lagos records five cases of domestic violence daily’ (PremiumTimes)

Fatal Badru, a professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos, on Tuesday, said statistics indicate that a minimum of five cases of domestic violence are being reported daily in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr…

Jimi Agbaje joins Lagos governorship race again (Guardian)

Jimi Agbaje, the 2015 Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race. Agbaje made the confirmation via a telephone interview with the News…

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