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By Patience Michael, Bauchi

 

Fifteen members of the National Association Of Bauchi State Student Union (NUBASS) were injured on Monday when suspected political thugs attacked them in Bauchi.

The Factional President of the union, Comrade Nasiru Nuhu Cigari, stated this while addressing press conference at NUJ secretariat, Bauchi, on Tuesday.

. Parents suspect new policy

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

Niger State government will no longer pay the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) fees for every eligible candidate except for those who perform well and deserving government assistance.

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, arrested a six-man syndicate which allegedly specialized in vandalising and stealing of light-up cable wire, street lamps and streetlight poles installed by the Ambode-led administration to illuminate the state.

Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two-and-a-half years ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday.

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi (middle), with Senator Philip Ozouf (left) and  the Chairman of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Lord Marland of Odstock (right), after Obi's induction/ meeting as a member of the Council's Advisory Board at Marlborough House, London, Monday.

Photo: Val Obienyem

The trial judge in the case of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, has withdrawn from the case in the wake of allegations that he obtained bribe from Dasuki who is standing trial before his court.

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Future Eagles gather in Abuja

The North Central zonal finals of the inaugural edition of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship will begin at the FIFA Goal Project, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday.

NFF: N’East rallies behind Pinnick

The chairmen of Football Associations in the North East zone of the country rose from their meeting in Bauchi on Sunday with a re-affirmation of their support for the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its president, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.

Nigerian referees set for FIFA elite course

More than 230 Nigerian referees will be involved in this year’s FIFA Elite Member Association programme taking place from May 16 to 20, 2016 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Federation Cup draws hold in Abuja on Thursday

The draws for the men and women competitions of this year’s Federation Cup will hold at the NFF/FIFA Technical Centre, Abuja on Thursday.

Anenih is alive, says son

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) strongman, Chief Tony Anenih, is alive, hale and hearty, his son, Eugene Anenih, a Lagos-based stockbroker confirmed on Wednesday, dispelling rumours of the demise of the veteran politician, popularly known as “Mr. Fix it”.

Secondary Schools Basketball Championship:

Edo, Lagos emerge Western champions

Henson Demonstration School, Benin City and Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Lagos have emerged Regional champions in the boys and girls categories, respectively. 

I will deal with rampaging herdsmen, Buhari assures clerics

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has restated his administration’s commitment to dealing decisively and expeditiously with herdsmen that have continued to attack communities across Nigeria.

Lawmakers impeach Edo Assembly speaker, deputy

The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly have been impeached.

Both men were removed on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

The Speaker of the House, Victor Edoror, and his deputy were accused of incompetence and high-handedness.

18th Nestle Milo Basketball Championship: Lagos, Oyo, Delta in semi-finals

Yejide Grammar School Ibadan, Oyo State picked the first semi-final ticket in the girls category at the ongoing Western Conference playoffs of the Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.

Navy nabs nine oil thieves, one kidnap suspect in Delta, Bayelsa

By Harris-Okon Emmanuel, Delta

 

The Nigerian Navy has apprehended nine suspected oil thieves and one kidnapper even as two large wooden boats laden with 39x5,000ltrs GP tanks containing product suspected to be illegally refined petroleum products have been seized.

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