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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, shortly after his inauguration on Friday, announced the appointment of some key officials of his administration. In a statement he personally signed in Lagos, the governor announced the appointment of Tunji Bello as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), and...

The inauguration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State ended abruptly on Friday as some youth pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion, including the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, and other traditional rulers in the state. The unruly behavior of the mob prompted security agents to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd at Murtala...

The United States has promised to send military trainers to Nigeria to help new President Muhammadu Buhari’s armed forces to improve their intelligence gathering and logistics, a senior State Department official said on Friday, May 29, 2015. Reports said strains between U.S. military advisers and the Nigerian army over human rights abuses and corruption under Buhari’s...

The United States on Friday removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. President Barack Obama announced a thaw in the hitherto frosty relationship with Cuba in December, paving the way for an improvement in diplomatic ties between both countries. However, trade embargo against Cuba remain in force and may only be ended by Congress. Last week, diplomats...

Chinese authorities have announced the execution of a primary school teacher, Li Jishun, who was found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls. Li committed the crimes between 2011 and 2012 while teaching at a village school in Gansu Province. He molested his pupils, aged four to 11, who were “young and timid”, according to a statement by the Supreme...

Indeed, it was a heroic homecoming for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president of Nigeria and his wife, Patience Jonathan as they arrived their...

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has announced that more than 2,000 school-age children of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have enrolled into the Safe Schools Programme in the state. The Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Friday, May 29, 2015, said the initiative was part of...

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos The new Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the people of the state to brace up with the realities of dwindling allocations from the federation account. Speaking at the Okpara Square in Enugu, venue of his inaugural ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015,  Governor  Ugwuanyi  said his government would continue and consolidate...

    By Valentine Amanze, Lagos       The National Tobacco Control Bill Coalition has commended the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, for signing the National Tobacco Control Bill, calling it an extraordinary public health legacy. The coalition comprising the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Environmental Rights Action...