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Abductors Free Gov Masari’s 80-yr-old Mother-in-Law

Katsina Police Command on Friday afternoon confirmed that abductors had released the 80-year-old Hajiya Maistiyari, mother of Binta, Governor Aminu Masari’s wife. The octogenarian was said to have been released on Thursday. It was, however, not known whether any ransom was paid for her release. Spokesman for the Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed her release, said in a statement, ... Read More »

London Buses Ads On Bukola Saraki Are Fake

Videos which claim to show adverts on London buses calling for the imprisonment of Nigeria’s departing Senate president Bukola Saraki have together racked up more than 130,000 views on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. But the videos have been digitally altered to add the advertising, and London’s transport authority confirmed that no such advertisements are running on its buses. The ... Read More »

We Can’t Afford To Slack Up – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged All Progressives Congress (APC) members not to relax or take anything for granted ahead of the March 23 governorship election rerun in some states. Osinbajo communicated this while addressing party faithful at the PMB/PYO Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at the State House Banquet Hall on Thursday in Abuja. INEC has fixed March 23 for supplementary ... Read More »

Gender Stereotype, Girls And Science Education

In an era marked by a significant shift in the traditional concept of womanhood and an increasing presence of women in medicine, law and business, a growing concern that there are few women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), should attract the attention of authorities in any jurisdictions. In this regard, as the issue of gender parity aimed at ... Read More »

Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad After Nine-Month Absence

Cristiano Ronaldo was named in defending European champions Portugal’s squad on Friday nine months after his last international appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia coming up, coach Fernando Santos has recalled Ronaldo, who has 85 goals in 154 international appearances. He was rested for the last six Portugal games while ... Read More »

Price Of Cooking Gas Increased In February – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) increased from N2,039.82 in January to N2,067.68 in February. The bureau disclosed this on its “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch’’ for February released on its website. It said the price of refilling a five kg ... Read More »

Trump Condemns ‘Horrible’ New Zealand Mosque Attacks

US President Donald Trump condemned as a “horrible massacre” twin mosque attacks in New Zealand that killed at least 49 worshipers and wounded dozens more during Friday prayers. The chief suspect, a 28-year-old Australian-born man, allegedly published a racist “manifesto” on social media before the attack, featuring conspiracy theories about Europeans being displaced, and details of two years of preparation ... Read More »

Man City face Spurs in all-English Champions League Quarter-final

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in an all-Premier League clash after being draw together in the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday. Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester City and Schalke 04 at the Etihad ... Read More »

Ensure Review Of Electoral Law, INEC Chairman Charges 9th NASS

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday, charged incoming 9th National Assembly to come up with a review of the Electoral Law that will assist the commission to begin work on post-2019 elections review and road map to 2023. According to him, while there is a lot of work to be done, there is very little ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Headline Inflation Drops To 11.31% In February – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) just published the February 2019 inflation report, showing that Nigeria’s headline consumer price index moderated for the second consecutive month. Specifically, headline inflation was 11.31percent year on year (y/y) in February declining from 11.37percent y/y in January. The data came in 2 bps above Cordros Capital forecast of 11.29 percent y/y, but beat Bloomberg ... Read More »