AfDB Board reacts to report of High-Level Panel clearing Akinwunmi Adesina

The Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank has responded to the report of the High-Level Panel appointed to further investigate the allegations of misconduct levelled against Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina. The Panel had in its report concurred with the bank’s Ethics Committee in its findings ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records 404 new cases, total exceeds 42,000

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 42,000 on Wednesday, the country’s disease control centre said, as the virus continues to spread in Africa’s most populous country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its daily update posted on its website, said there were 404 new cases taking the total number ...

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Tony Elumelu, Bill Gates, others to feature on ‘TIME 100 Talks’

Tony Elumelu, group chairman of the United Bank of Africa, will feature in the TIME 100 Talks series on Thursday. TIME100 Talks is a new live event series that convenes leaders from every field to spotlight solutions to urgent global problems and encourage cross-disciplinary action. It is an initiative of ...

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Three armed robbers killed after robbing bank – Police

On Wednesday evening, a group of armed robbers attacked a First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State. According to the police spokesperson in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the bandits, who came in a white 18-seater bus, gained entrance into the bank using dynamites and AK-47 ...

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BREAKING: Boko Haram attacks Borno governor’s convoy

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday, survived an ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, sources have said. The governor was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to IDPs. A government source said the governor’s convoy came under attack while he was returning ...

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Gunmen attack bullion van, kill four police officers

Some gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi State, killing four police officers escorting the vehicle. The gunmen, it was gathered, tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. The van was transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State ...

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Nigerian govt announces dates for NECO, NABTEB, other examinations

The federal government has released a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3. The examinations are to hold from August 17 to November 18. These include the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for SSS3 students conducted ...

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Gunmen attack Kogi village, kill 14

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday invaded Agbudu community in Kogi-Koton-Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing 14 persons and injuring six. The state police commissioner, Ede Ayuba, who disclosed this while briefing journalists at the command headquarters in Lokoja said he got the report about 2: ...

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2023: Ohanaeze blast Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, for opposing zoning of presidency

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the call by President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, that zoning of Presidency should be jettisoned for competence. The group, in a reaction, insisted that it is the turn of the South, particularly the Southeast, to produce the president in 2023. ...

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NSITF claims ownership of 46 property seized from ex-chair, Olejeme

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has claimed the ownership of the 46 properties seized from its former chairman, Ngozi Olejeme, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 46 properties, including houses and parcels of land, are located in ...

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