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8-year-old Nigerian refugee child crowned New York chess champion

An 8-year-old Nigerian homeless refugee child, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, was crowned a New York chess champion for his age group last weekend. Tanitoluwa Adewumi who fled Nigeria with his family in 2017 and is now living in a homeless shelter in New York City while his asylum application is pending, won his

Be committed to open governance, CSO urges FG, states

Godsgift Onyedinefu A civil Society Organization, the African Centre for Leadership, strategy and Development (Center LSD) has tasked the Federal Government of Nigeria to show more level of political support and commitment to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which the it signed into in 2016. The center stressed that the Buhari led

Mothers, wives of detained Boko Haram Suspects demands Sons, Husbands’ whereabouts

Mothers and wives of men detained over complicity in Boko Haram, on Thursday asked the federal government to tell them the whereabouts of their men. The women numbering over 100, speaking to journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday, in an occasion commemorating the five years Boko Haram attack on Giwa Barrack, during

12 killed in Lagos collapsed building

Twelve persons, including nine children, have been confirmed dead in the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island. The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms. Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency

MNJTF, NAF neutralise 33 fleeing terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has neutralised the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno State, The NAF’s spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Daramola said the operation was carried out on Tuesday

Abuja Civil Servants to Forfeit N264m Properties — ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and duplexes which values have been put at over N264 million from three civil servants working in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. The properties, which are owned by Poloma Kabiru Nuhu, Mangset Longyl

JAMB fixes new dates for 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) to 11 April. The board also fixed 1st April, for the 2019 mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March,2019. The JAMB Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin in a statement made available to journalists on

Nigerian Troops kill 55 Bandits, rescue 760 abductees in Zamfara

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 55 bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement signed by Acting Force Information Officer, Clement Abiade, a major, in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday. He said the troops also recovered weapons, ammunition and rustled