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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, are among dignitaries expected to grace this year's national women conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme, “Strong Family, Strong Nation.”

. Approves N380m for bursary, local scholarship payments

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet, with the dropping of the Commissioners for Tourism- Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi; and Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola.

Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses.

Bemba was found guilty earlier this year of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and jailed for 18 years.

   

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London.

 

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family said.

He was a journalist who became an adviser to three presidents.

   

Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton.

"I will tell you at the time," he told moderator Chris Wallace. For days he has claimed the election is "rigged".

The Las Vegas debate continued the campaign's bitter tone, with Mr Trump calling Mrs Clinton a "nasty woman".

.Submits list to Senate, lives out Imo

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 46 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate. But did not pick any from Imo State.

The announcement was read out by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the plenary session on Thursday morning.

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Lagos Lifts Restriction Of Movement Tomorrow

To allow for a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Lagos State government has lifted the order restricting human and vehicular movement during the September monthly environmental sanitation exercise tomorrow.

Nigerian Army Frees 800 Boko Haram Hostages

Nigerian forces have freed more than 800 hostages being held by the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram, in a number of villages in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Thursday.

Buhari’s Economic Retreat Mere Jamboree, Waste Of N250m Public Fund – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the just concluded National Economic Council (NEC) retreat as mere jamboree and

waste of over N250 million public fund.  He said, “the retreat has further exposed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of

Nigeria Indicts 300 Firms Over Fake Eontracts

Nigeria has indicted over 300 companies and prominent individuals, including serving and retired military officers, for defrauding the country of millions of dollars in fake contracts, the presidency said.

Flight Attendant Who Left Suitcases Full Of Coke At Airport Turns Herself In

The flight attendant who dropped two suitcases full of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport — along with her Gucci shoes — before fleeing in panic turned herself in to authorities in New York on Wednesday, sources said.

How Food Shortages Drive Nigeria's Displaced From Host Families To Camps

People uprooted by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria are leaving host families and moving to camps for the displaced as food becomes increasingly scarce, the European Commission's humanitarian arm (ECHO) said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Appears In ‘New’ Video

Boko Haram’s purported leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in an unverified video that possibly signals a change in leadership in the Nigerian militant group. Shekau took over the leadership of Boko Haram in 2009 after the death of its founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

Badeh’s Trial Over Money Laundering Begins

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff,  Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, has begun at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Badeh’s Trial Over Money Laundering Begins

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff,  Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, has begun at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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