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The Chairman of Skye Bank Plc, Mohammed Ahmad, has clarified that the reconstitution of the board of the bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was not a takeover of the bank but an intervention to correct observed corporate governance issues under the old board.

The Niger Delta Red Squad, a militant group, has threatened to teach Nigeria lessons through its next attacks on government, oil facilities. The militant group operating from the Ohaji Egbema axis of Imo State warned the state government of the ending of its two weeks cease fire, saying that the next phase of its operation would take the state by storm.

Kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has said that the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) law would soon be in place.

 The law is part of government’s strategises to mitigate the effect of the 2016 flood in the state as predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency recently.

 

Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, has finalised plans to approach the federal government to seek bond facility to clear 23 years   gratuity of retired civil servants owed them since 1993.

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

The feud between Niger State government and civil servants is far from being over as workers on Tuesday rejected the upward review from 70 percent to 90 percent of their monthly salaries as proposed by the Governor Sani Bello-led administration to down tools.

 The workers

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida, in Niger State is set to install a Computerized Tomographic Scanning CT scan machine as one of the ways to also improve healthcare facilities in the state.

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Jihadi Jack: First White British Member Of ISIS

 

The first white British man has been publicly identified as joining ISIS in Syria, according to The Sunday Times.

The paper reports that Jack Letts, a 20-year-old man originally from Oxford, joined the radical Islamist group and secretly traveled to Syria two years ago.

Lateef Omidiji Jr.: 12-year-old Nigerian To Take World Football By Storm

The 12-year-old US-born striker currently plays for the Under-14 team of Netherlands second division side Dordrecht FC.

However, he already has a place reserved for him in the Nigeria U15 side based on first hand scouting by its coach Danladi Nasidi.

Group Reveals Real Sponsors Of Boko Haram

 

A group under the umbrella of the Borno Elders Forum has alleged that persons indicted in the diversion of funds meant to purchase arms for soldiers combating insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are the real sponsors of Boko Haram.

Online Publishers Association Denies Parley With Lai Mohammed

 

A group, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has dissociated itself from a purported meeting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, held with some online publishers in the country.

Kerry Hails Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Drive

The United State Secretary of State, John Kerry, has given President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign a pass mark in faraway Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum.

N1.04trn Fine: Court Adjourns MTN’s Case Against NCC

NCCA Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till March 18, the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the 1.04 trillion Naira fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

Govt Gives Deadline For Car Speed Limit Device Installation

The Federal Government of Nigeria says April 2016 will be the deadline for commercial vehicle owners to install speed limit devices in their vehicles.



What Ronaldo Said About Zinedine Zidane, James Rodriguez, Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid sensation, Ronaldo, said new manager, Zinedine Zidane, is the best thing that could have happened to the club and told out-of-favour midfielder, James Rodriguez, he needs to put in hard work if he's to return to his best, per Arthur Guisasola of AS.

Residents Return To Nigerian Town After Boko Haram Ouster

Thousands of Nigerian refugees, who fled to neighbouring Cameroon in 2014 to escape Boko Harm militants, have returned to the liberated northeastern town of Gamboru only to find their homes and their livelihoods destroyed, residents and officials told AFP.

Blame Me For United Loss, Says Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal conceded his substitutions left Manchester United vulnerable from set-pieces in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Southampton.

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