Governors from across southwest converge in Abeokuta to discuss economic collaboration

GOVERNORS of the six states making up Nigeria's southwestern geo-political zone have held a Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (Dawn) commission meeting today where they pledged to harmonise their activities to enhance socio-economic development.



UK well-wishers and generous donors help raise over £1,040 for Igbokoda Kingdom in Ondo State

WELL-wishers and public spirited individuals in the UK have successfully raised a sum of over £1,000 to fund healthcare provision in the Igbokoda Kingdom of Ondo State charity Extraordinary Achievers successfully held a fundraising event over the weekend.



Okorocha says Buhari should be home within the next two weeks as APC governors meet him in London

IMO State governor Rochas Okorocha has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will likely by back in Nigeria within the next fortnight after meeting him in London along with several of his colleagues.



Fears of reprisals rise in southern Kaduna rise as Macban claims 54 Fulani herdsmen were killed

FEARS over possible horrific reprisals have risen in southern Kaduna after the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (Macban) claimed that 54 Fulani cattle herdsmen were killed in a recent attack on its members.



Abike Dabiri-Erewa declares Lagos local government elections free and fair as APC sweeps the polls

SENIOR special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on diaspora affairs Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has declared yesterday's local government elections in her native Lagos State as free and fair despite a few hiccups.



Obasanjo says Donald Trump's election was to humble Americans and show them they are still human

FORMER president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has joined the debate about the emergence of Donald Trump as the US president saying that it happened because Americans needed to be humbled and made to realise they are only human.



Chief of army staff gives his commanders 40-day ultimatum to capture Boko Haram leader dead or alive

CHIEF of army staff Lt General Tukur Buratai has given his troops a 40-day ultimatum to capture Boko Haram leader Sheikh Abubakar Shekau dead or alive as part of a fresh campaign to finish off the terrorist sect.



Seven banks ordered to forfeit the sum of $793m to the federal government lodged by unknown officials

SEVEN commercial banks have been ordered by a federal high court in Lagos to remit the sum of $793.2m to the federal government as it was lodged with them illegally by certain public officials in breach of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.



Nigeria's former attorney-general Dr Olu Onagoruwa passes away at the ripe old age of 80

ONE-time human rights activist and former attorney-general of the federation and justice minister Dr Olu Onagoruwa passed away in the early hours of today at the ripe old age of 80.


Dr Onagoruwa was appointed attorney-general by the late head of state General Sani Abacha, in November 1993. He, however, quit the post few months later due to agreements with the then military government.



US bans its citizens from travelling to North Korea after one of its students dies following detention

WASHINGTON has banned its citizens from travelling to North Korea with effect from the end of August in response to US citizen Otto Warmbier dying in detention after being jailed in the country for 15 years.


Two American agencies that operate tour in North Korea, Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, said the ban would be announced on July 27 to come into effect 30 days later. Young Pioneer Tours was the agency that took US student, Otto Warmbier, to North Korea.




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