Nigeria wary of ambitious South Africa as World Cup ticket beckons (Guardian)

Nigeria will go into today’s Group A second game at the on-going African U-20 Nations Cup with the knowledge that a victory over South Africa will take them to the semifinals of the competition. The Flying Eagles also know that…

*Ondo vows to reduce mortality rate (Nation) *NNPC School hike: Buhari, Kachikwu called to intervene (Nation)

Ondo vows to reduce mortality rate (Nation) Ondo State Government has vowed to reduce to the barest minimum, if not eradicate, Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality in the State. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro spoke at…

BREAKING: NASU shuts down Ibadan Polytechnic over salary arrears (Punch)

The Non-Academic Staff Union of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over their salary arrears. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the…

Those who pulled out of strike will regret it – ASUU (Punch)

Since the Academic Staff Union of Universities commenced its nationwide strike on November 5, 2018, at least six universities have pulled out of it and opened their doors to students. When our correspondent contacted the ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,…

New Nigeria international passport to cost N70,000, says NIS (Guardian)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000. NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday,…

I gave Fayose $5m, Obanikoro tells court (Guardian)

Former minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos how he gave $5 million to the immediate past governor Ayodele Fayose, three days to the 2014 Ekiti guber polls in his hotel room in…

Economy gets first policy direction for 2019 today (Guardian)

In the absence of an approved budget for 2019, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), will today, lead the way with a policy decision that revolves around interest rate and sustenance of interventions for frailties of fiscal authorities. The Monetary…

Supreme Court reserves ruling on Rivers APC appeal (Guardian)

The Supreme Court has reserved ruling on the competence of appeal filed by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi’s faction of Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A five-man panel led by Justice Mohammed Dattijo, fixed ruling on…

Onnoghen urges appeal court to stop his trial (Guardian)

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, yesterday approached the Court of Appeal, seeking an order to stop the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with his trial. Onnoghen, through his counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), asked the…

Government, PDP, CUPP squabble over alleged mayhem plot (Guardian)

The Federal Government yesterday claimed it was in possession of credible intelligence of a plot by members of the opposition political parties to unleash mayhem in 10 states with a view to truncating the forthcoming general elections. The Minister of…

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