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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Bakassi: S/Court set aside judgment compelling INEC to conduct election in 10 new wards

Delivering the judgment, Justice John Okoro held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral body to create electoral wards and not the state.

NDLEA: Agency destroys drugs worth N10b in Edo

Retired Col. Mohammad Abdallah, the Chairman of NDLEA who supervised the exercise, said that the quantum of drugs being destroyed clearly called for state of emergency over drug situation in the country.

Muhammadu Buhari: President meets Olu of Warri, assures Niger Delta of rapid development

He reiterated the Federal Government commitment to maintaining peace and security in the Niger Delta for economic and social activities to thrive.

Dana: Fed govt says it is investigating airline for bad behaviour

The federal government is investigating Dana airline following a string of near accidents.

In Bayelsa: Government to imprison parents who don’t send children to school

The Bayelsa government has warned parents they could go to jail for not sending their children to school.

Yobe Schoolgirls Kidnap: 12 things you need to know about Dapchi abduction

Here's all you need to know so far about the kidnapped schoolgirls from Yobe State.

Lai Mohammad: Boko Haram trying to embarrass Buhari with Yobe attack

Mohammed insisted in the Federal Government's position that the terrorist group is in its "dying days".

Shekau: Army denies helping Boko Haram leader escape in Sambisa

The army said the rumour is an attempt to damage the morale of troops fighting Boko Haram.

Boko Haram: Dapchi residents attack Yobe Governor for lying about girls’ rescue

Angry residents showed their displeasure by booing the governor and throwing stones at his convoy.

Pulse Opinion: Buhari’s “cattle rearer” joke to Governor Ortom was very insensitive

Buhari joked about herdsmen to Governor Ortom whose State has suffered incessant killings. Really insensitive, cruel joke.

Pulse Frontpage: Read today’s newspaper headlines [Friday, February 23, 2018]

Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

Boko Haram: US condemns kidnap of school girls in Yobe

The girls went missing after Boko Haram members attacked Dapchi town in Bursari local government area.

Fuel: NNPC working to end scarcity – Kachikwu

Kachikwu said this on Thursday, February 22, 2018, during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit which held in Abuja.

In Benue: Army reacts to allegations that it is shielding Fulani Herdsmen

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade, Major Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni described the allegations as false.

EFCC: Agency cracks down on suspected wonder banks operators in Ibadan

This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Ayo Oyewole, the Head of Public Affairs,  Ibadan Zonal Office of EFCC.

Wike: Court fixes May 9 for judgement on Gov’s suit seeking to stop search...

Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date for judgement after listening to the adoption of final addresses by counsel.

Ibrahim Idris: Police IG orders recovery of prohibited firearms, weapons, ammunition in Nigeria

Police spokesman, Moshood said that a police Joint Task Enforcement Team has been constituted at the Force Headquarters to coordinate the order.

Yobe Schoolgirls: ‘Kidnapped students have not been rescued’, State Govt makes U-turn

The state government apologised for misleading the public to believe that the girls were rescued by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday.

Suleiman Adamu: FG inaugurates River Basin, Water Institute Governing Boards

They are the twelve River Basin Development Authorities, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency and the National Water Resources Institute.

Bukola Saraki: Senate President advises media on quality reporting

Saraki gave the advice when a delegation from the International Press Institute (IPI) led by its Director Barbara Traori paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

In Yobe: EU condemns Boko Haram’s abduction of schoolgirls

The EU stated this in a statement by its press Officer, Mr Modestus Chukwulaka, on Thursday, in Abuja.

Babatunde Fashola: Minister issues two weeks ultimatum to communities on Bodo-Bonny project

Fashola gave the ultimatum on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with representatives of communities along the corridor of the project and officials of Julius Berger PLC, the contractor.

In Kaduna State: Government begins construction of 594 classrooms

The Executive Chairman of the Board, Malam Nasiru Umar, made the disclosure while handing over a site to Oases Building Ltd., for the construction of 12 classrooms at Government Junior Secondary School Doka, Kaduna.

Simon Lalong: Plateau Govt. allays fear of sack as 834 new teachers demand for...

The Chairman, Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Mr Vonjen Lar, allayed the teachers’ fears of sack in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.

Willie Obiano: Council of State endorses appointments for NPC, INEC, JSC

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents alongside Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on the outcome of the Council of State meeting.

In Lagos: Government introduces electronic system to enhance tax collection

The electronic device is in accordance with the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption (Fiscalisation) Regulation signed into Law on Dec. 7, 2017.

In Sokoto: Government to introduce tractor hire scheme

Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made this known at Kware local government area on Thursday while inspecting the agricultural processing machines to be distributed to farmers under the state Fadama III additional funding scheme.

Lai Mohammed: Don’t Offer Your Platforms for Hate Speech – FG urges Media

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the call while declaring open a Workshop on Hate Speech titled “Hate Communication in Nigeria: Identifying it’s Roots and Remedies”

Transparency International: How organisation rubbished Buhari’s corruption war with numbers

How Transparency International laughed at Buhari's corruption war with numbers.

Boko Haram: Yobe Governor says army didn’t rescue any abducted schoolgirls

He told family members of the students to keep praying that the girls should be found.

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