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By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the release of the November /December 2016 Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) external examination results, recording the least in candidates’ patronage compared to previous years since inception.

A coalition of civil society groups, grassroots campaigners and water unionists have vowed to resist the Lagos State Environmental Bill which was passed on February 20, 2017 by the Lagos House of Assembly,  less than two weeks after the groups challenged key sections of the law at a Public Hearing organised by the House Committee on the Environment.

By Mohammed Abubakar,

Damaturu

 

 

Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has commended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the quality of its academic programmes.

 He said, "Its pre-eminence in teaching and research have stood the institution out among its peers not just in the country but also around the world".

By Reuters

Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher.

.Unveils sweeping orders

 

   

 

The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the U.S., and speed up their removal.

Undocumented immigrants with a criminal record will be targeted first, along with those deemed a risk to U.S. security or who have abused the benefit system.

An Ado Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu.

The sentence on Adedapo has brought to five the number of persons convicted for the offence in the last two years in the area with one of them bagging life sentence.

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Buhari appoints BBOG founder, Hadiza, as NPA new boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, the founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Group as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Nigeria’s economy will probably contract this year – IMF

Nigeria’s economy will probably contract this year as energy shortages and the delayed budget weigh on output, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Mourinho’s worry over new Manchester United signing

Jose Mourinho has questioned whether new signing Eric Bailly is ready for the Manchester United first team despite having made the Ivory Coast international his first signing since moving to Old Trafford.

Euro 2016: How France reached final

 

As it did in 1984 and again in 1998, France reached the final of a home football tournament after stunning world champion Germany 2-0 in Marseille Thursday.

Why Dasuki indicted Presidency in $15b arms deal

Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the former national security adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has declared his readiness for trial over the alleged $15 billion arms deals facilitated by his office, The Nation has reported.

Cults clash claims lives in Ikorodu

There is panic in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos State, as residents of Adamo, Mojoda, Arora and Ipoyewa are being terrorised by rival cult groups.

Governor seeks relocation of Bauchi Central Prison

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

 

 

Abia: Why Court upheld Ikpeazu's election

 The election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has been affirmed by the Federal High Court in Owerri.

How suicide bombers attacked mosques in Damboa, Borno

 

Two suicide bombers have attacked two different mosques in Damboa killing themselves, six others, and leaving one injured in the attack.

 

Why 20,000 Ekiti private sector workers protested for Fayose

No fewer than 20,000 private sector workers in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Conference of Ekiti Private Sector Unions (COEPSU), trooped out in

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