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13 dead, 100 injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Drivers have ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, a white van sped into a street packed full of tourists

14-year-old deflowered by brother, impregnated by father

Woman catches husband in sexual intercourse with daughter  A man in his mid 40s, Lucky Akuna, is now on the run, along with one of his unnamed sons, for allegedly sleeping with one of his daughters, 14-year-old Elizabeth Akuna, and getting her pregnant. It was gathered that Akuna, who is also known

Govt urges court to return Kanu to prison

The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)leader Nnamdi Kanu and send him back to prison. The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 on

Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has improved tremendously. The Speaker and  Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday visited the President at the Abuja House in London Tweeting via his verified official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, the Speaker said he was glad seeing the President doing well. He

Obasanjo: ASUU stampeded govt into 2009 agreement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said university lecturers stampeded the government into signing the 2009 agreement which has been a source of incessant strikes by the teachers. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on strike over the failure of the government to implement the agreement. Speaking at a book

Hate speech’ll be treated as treason, says Osinbajo

HATE speech promoters got a warning yesterday – stop it or face the law. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that those making hate speeches will henceforth be treated as terrorists. He spoke in Abuja during the National Economic Council (NEC) Retreat on National Security, attended by governors and some ministers. Stressing that government

Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances

UNIVERSITY teachers won a major battle yesterday. The Federal Government granted their request that their N23billion outstanding Earned Allowances be released. The money will be released next week, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said. The government said the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company matter  would be resolved with the Pension Commission in the

Police confirm killing of 16 people in Borno triple suicide attacks

UN restates support to combat terrorism in Nigeria The Borno State Police Command has said that 16 people were killed in Konduga town of the state when three suspected suicide bombers attacked a livestock market by detonating their strapped Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) on Tuesday. The triple market bomb blasts also injured

NNPC saves $3b yearly from production cost cut

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced that it has saved the nation a minimum of $3billion yearly from the reduction in the cost of crude oil production. According to the corporation’s statement, it has driven down the cost of crude oil production from $78 per barrel as at August

Oyo council workers, pensioners get salary arrears

The Oyo State government yesterday said it disbursed over N13 billion to settle five-month  salaries owed local government workers, primary school teachers as well as pensioners. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters Mr. Bimbo Kolade spoke in Ibadan, the state capital, on disbursement of the fund. The commissioner said the money